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Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 7, 2015

* Travelzoo has an excellent voucher offer for the recently renovated Turtle Bay Resort on the peaceful North Shore of Oahu. There are a couple of voucher purchase options — either a three-night or five-night voucher. You can combine multiple vouchers for longer stays. The five-night voucher price starts at $1,119 which equates to an average nightly rate of $224. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ala Wai by moonlight

Mahalo to Cameron Brooks for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Cameron took this photo from Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu. The reflection of the moonlight and streetlights make this nighttime photo come alive. What a beautiful scene! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Exploring tidepools in Hawaii

At first glance, tidepools simply look like pockets of water in eroded lava rock, but there’s actually an abundance of marine life in tidepools. I took a guided tidepool exploration of Hulopoe Bay through Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele Bay last fall and was amazed by the thriving ecosystem in these small pools of water. One of the most important ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Pipeline on a fifteen-foot day

Mahalo to Jason Matias Photography for sharing this photo with us. Jason took this shot on the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park, which is more commonly known as the Banzai Pipeline. The waves on this day were reaching heights of approximately fifteen feet. Andy and I have “wave watched” at the Banzai Pipeline many times and it never ceases ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian moonset

Visitors and locals of Hawaii love taking sunset photos, but it’s rare to see a moonset photo. Mahalo to Dave Newbold for sharing this unique photo of the moon setting. Dave took this photo from Kailua-Kona on Hawaii, the Big Island on March 5th. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

The Andaz resort at Wailea – where modern design meets Maui

Hawaii’s first Andaz property, Hyatt’s high-end hotel brand, is Wailea’s newest hotel. We had the opportunity to stay at this resort. We left with the impression that it’s really a unique hotel in Hawaii — very modern and eco-conscious with useful amenities. Location Andaz Maui at Wailea has a beautiful oceanfront location by Mokapu Beach Park within the Wailea resort ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 10, 2015

* This TravelZoo deal ($920 total) for a three-night stay in a luxury Kauai villa plus rental car works out to an average cost of $307 per night. Each villa sleeps at least four people, so share it with friends or family to bolster your savings. You can combine multiple three-night vouchers for longer stays. * LivingSocial has a great six-night Maui ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Under the palm tree

Mahalo to Tony Bartlett from the UK for sharing his photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series. We love that this tall coconut tree appears to be reaching for the blue sky and the fluffy white clouds. We can almost hear the breeze blowing through the fronds and feel the warmth of the sun when we look at this photo. ... Read More »

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