Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – Kohala Coast luxury for less


On our recent visit to Hawaii Island, we split our stay between the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and their sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Both were outstanding. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending both. We’ll discuss more about the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in another post so that we can focus on the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Double rainbow at Ho’okipa Park Lookout

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Mahalo to Linda Dobbins for sharing this stunning double rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Linda took this photo while stopping at the Ho’okipa Park Lookout off Maui’s Hana Highway (Hwy 36). Ho’okipa a breezy beach park that’s definitely worth a stop to enjoy the coastal views and perhaps watch windsurfers who are attracted to the area. Happy ... Read More »

Aloha Monday Photo: A Day of Remembrance

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We normally share readers photos on Fridays, but today we’re sharing a special photo for this day of Pearl Harbor Remembrance. Mahalo to Matt McGee for sharing this photo of an original copy of the front page of a special edition of Honolulu Star-Bulletin that published shortly after the devastating Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7, 1941. He took this photo ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Poipu Paddle Surfing


Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing his photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom captured this paddle surfing photo near Poipu on the island of Kauai. Just from this second in time, we are able to admire the power of these rolling blue waves and the skill of the surfer to navigate his way through them. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Giveaway: Mele Kalikimaka Ornaments

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  It’s time for a fun little Christmasy giveaway! Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas. So, this set of Mele Kalikimaka ornaments will bring a bit of Hawaiian Christmas cheer to your home. To enter to win these ornaments, scroll down to the comment section of this blog post. Enter a valid name and email address in the ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 24, 2015


* Outrigger Resorts have a short-term cyber sale with Hawaii rooms starting at $79. You must book by December 7, 2015 for stays through November 22, 2016. See this link for more information. * Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is offering rates from $229 for select 2016 dates. You must book between November 27 – 30, 2015 for ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from ‘Ewa Beach


Mahalo to Wanda Page from Port Hueneme, California for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Wanda tells us that she’s temporarily living by ‘Ewa Beach on Oahu. She took this photo at a local beach where she loves being able to see Diamond Head and Waikiki. Ah, yes, we understand why Wanda loves this place with ... Read More »

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