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All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii


We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer is that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Summit Sunset


Mahalo to Karen Pickering for sharing this wonderful sunset shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo from about 10,000 feet above sea level at the summit of the dormant volcano Haleakala on Maui. Whether you catch sunrise or sunset on Haleakala, it’s incredible to observe the rising or setting view from above the clouds. Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ko Olina at sunrise


Mahalo to Crissi Merkel for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this pic on a sunrise walk around the Ko Olina lagoons of west Oahu. As Crissi shared this photo, we could tell that this photo brought back great memories and that she longed to return. She closed her note by saying, “Time to ... Read More »

Go Visit Hawaii’s 7th annual contest to predict the season’s first humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

7th annual humpback whale contes

Start tuning into your humpback whale senses and skills…it’s time for our favorite contest of the year! Check your sources ūüėČ or just pick a random date of the first sighting of this upcoming season. Before we get into the simple details of the contest, let’s go over some useful facts about humpback whale migration to Hawaii: Thousands of humpback ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Namolokama Falls

Namolokama Falls - North Shore - Kauai

Mahalo to Todd Hayward from Ashburn, Virginia for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.¬†Here’s what Todd tells us about this shot: This photo of Namolokama Falls on the North Shore of Kauai was taken from our “doors off” helicopter tour. A morning rain shower threatened to put a damper on my aerial tour, but a few ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Sun rays beaming”


Mahalo to Michael for sending this Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he said as he shared this photo: My name is Michael Gonzalez, a freelance photographer currently based in Naples Florida. Just wanted to share a photo with you all. This was shot on a doors off helicopter tour in Oahu, Hawaii. Here you can ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: View from the top of Diamond Head


Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016

usgs lava photo 72016

* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to¬†Lava Ocean Tours! It’s always exciting to see lava flow into the ocean and making the Big Island bigger. Here’s how visitors can see the active lava: Visitors can hike from either Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (roughly a 10 to 12-mile roundtrip hike) or from the Hawaii County ... Read More »

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