Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Hale’iwa Honu

This week’s featured photo of two resting honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) comes to us from Rachel Curtis of Owensboro, Kentucky. Rachel took this photo at Hale’iwa Beach Park while visiting Oahu in October. She tells us a little bit about her visit, “We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect and the island beautiful.” Who else would like to ... Read More »

Winner selected for 5-night stay at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation

Mahalo for your entries into the 5-night Poipu Kauai stay sweepstakes. We received over 4,000 entries in total! The randomly selected winner is Stacy Mcginnis of Oregon. After being notified that she had won, Stacy said, “I’m thrilled to have been chosen as I’ve wanted to go to Kauai for a while. I’m a recent reader of Go Visit Hawaii, ... Read More »

2014 Lana’i Calendar Giveaway

We’re giving away this 2014 desk calendar featuring paintings of Lana’i by Mike Carroll. These popular desk calendars always sell out year over year. I’ve put this calendar on my personal Christmas wish list for several years. The problem I have with these calendars is that the scenes are so pretty, I have trouble discarding them in the recycle bin. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Santa gives Lana’i two shakas!

T’is the season for Santa to rejuvenate before Christmas Eve. Last year, he visited the island of Lana’i for some r and r (rest and relaxation) in early December. Shorts, sunglasses and flip flops suit Mr. Claus quite well. I bet he appreciated his Lana’i winter warm up from the usual North Pole freezing temps. From this photo sent to us ... Read More »

Should I bring snorkel gear to Hawaii?

We are often asked if it’s a good idea to bring snorkel gear to Hawaii. Unless you already own good quality snorkel gear that you love and have the room to pack it in your luggage, you don’t really need to bring snorkel gear from home. With the cost of checked luggage, every inch of space in your baggage is very ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu’s Hanauma Bay

photo by Rochelle Rebello

Mahalo to Rochelle Rebello for sending this beautiful panoramic shot of Hanauma Bay on Oahu — one of Hawaii’s most popular snorkeling spots. I love how Rochelle’s shot captures this expanse of warm golden sand, clear blue water and the reefs all naturally sheltered by the bay. Rochelle and her husband traveled all the way from Mumbai, India to visit ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 27, 2013

– Hawaiian Airlines is putting winter fares on sale starting at $357 roundtrip! This Thanksgiving sale only lasts for five days starting tomorrow, November 28. You must book by December 2 for travel between January 8 through March 10, 2014. Book as soon as possible for best availability. Here’s a sampling of the roundtrip fares in this sale: San Jose ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Kona Bay

photo sent by Regina Dodson

Mahalo to Regina Dodson for sending this beautiful Kona sunset photo. Her husband, Norman, took this photo while they were visiting Hawaii, the Big Island, to celebrate their 25th anniversary in May. Hawaii is an idyllic destination to celebrate romance with beautiful scenery to discover and adventures to share. It’s a place where lasting memories are made. The palm tree silhouettes ... Read More »

Win free trips to Hawaii!

How would you like to win a free Hawaii vacation? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! To assist you on this hopeful endeavor, I’ve compiled this list of current Hawaii sweepstakes that will have you clicking away in no time. 1. Surfline is offering a six-night stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore. This sweepstakes ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Waikiki View to Remember

Mahalo to Mary Gonzalez for sharing her beautiful photo of Waikiki with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Mary said that this view of Waikiki will be a memory that will stay forever. I bet many of us can relate. I believe Mary took this photo from the view at the top of Le’ahi, which is more commonly called ... Read More »

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