Category Archives: General Hawaii

Happy King Kamehameha Day!

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King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a statewide holiday throughout the Hawaiian Islands on June 11th. This revered king was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii in the late 1700s. He named his kingdom, the Kingdom of Hawaii, after his home island, Hawaii, the Big Island. If you are visiting Hawaii on King Kamehameha Day, you might find parades ... Read More »

Infographic: Hawaii Hotel Trends

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Andy and I have put together this infographic with lots of useful and interesting information about Hawaii hotel and visitor statistics. Here, you’ll find the freshest annual data from 2013, that shows the annual visitors to Hawaii, the average hotel occupancy for the year, the average statewide hotel rate for Hawaii, the average hotel rates by island, the weekly hotel ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset Silhouettes

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Mahalo to Lisa Randolph for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us. Lisa took this shot while visiting Honolulu for her brother’s wedding in August of 2013. We love this sunset scene showing people savoring the view. What a lovely way to end the day. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 3, 2014

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* Travelzoo has a great deal for a getaway at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. The deal starts at $599 for a three-night stay, which works out to just less than $200 per night for this four-star, newly refurbished hotel. They’re also offering five-night stay for $999, which also works out to just under $200 per night. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Day

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Mahalo to Robin Kramer for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday. Robin took this photo in February. While most of us in North America were shivering in the cold, Robin was enjoying the warm Hawaiian sunshine. Robin’s photo is of  Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. The dramatic mountain backdrop standing by this wide bay make ... Read More »

Is June a good month to vacation in Hawaii?

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It’s time to focus on all the important things to know about visiting Hawaii in June after covering March, April and May. Let’s look at the details you need to know when considering a June vacation in Hawaii. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in June? June’s weather is usually quite nice. Daytime high temperature average in the low to mid 80s F. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sail away sunset

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Mahalo to Cheryl Decoopman for sharing this photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Cheryl shared this about her photo: We had a wonderful trip back in September. This is one of my favourite pictures from our vacation! We were on the Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise in Oahu, and the sunset hit the boat at the perfect spot! I ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oh to be a coconut tree

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Mahalo to Kazuaki Nakano for sharing this lovely photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Kazuaki took this photo at sunset by the Kaimana Beach Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The coconut trees appear to be enjoying the sunset. I want to walk across this green lawn and join them as they admire the view. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Advice for driving and parking in Waikiki Beach

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We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Heavenly Hanalei Bay

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Mahalo to Joan Bartosik of California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Joan’s photo was taken around sunset from Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. This Princeville perch provides a beautiful overlook of Hanalei Bay. The slivers of pink in the clouds, the rolling surf along with the mountain and palm tree ... Read More »

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