Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Napili Bay Sunset

Wow, oh wow what a gorgeous sunset! Mahalo nui loa to Doug Wean for sharing this stunning shot from Napili Bay on Maui. I used to think that clouds near the horizon would ruin a sunset photo, but as Doug’s photo demonstrates, a cloudy sunset can be a blessing in disguise. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News: January 7, 2014

– We bid a fond farewell to Waikiki’s International Market Place. This iconic outdoor shopping center closed on January 1 for redevelopment. Watch the following Hawaii News Now video segment on the closing. (Email subscribers: click here to watch this embedded video. Please note that the video may take a few seconds to load.) – It’s freezing again in Hawaii. Well, not really ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunrise above Lanikai Beach

As we welcome 2014, we thought a sunrise photo would be the perfect beginning for the first Aloha Friday Photo of the new year. Mahalo nui loa to Kent Hall for sharing this beautiful shot of sunrise above Lanikai Beach on Oahu. What a lovely view to begin a new day in paradise. Kent’s photo reminds us that sunrise in ... Read More »

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to You!

The Hawaiian words to wish a happy new year is Hau’oli Makahiki Hou. To learn the meaning of this phrase and how to pronounce it, see our post How to Say Happy New Year in Hawaiian If you’ll be celebrating the New Year’s Eve in Hawai’i, check out our festive new year’s eve island guides. – Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Honolulu in Moonlight

Mahalo nui loa to Jason Matias, RAW Honolulu Photographer of the Year 2013, for sharing his amazing shot of Honolulu with us. There’s so much to admire in this photo. The Honolulu city lights reflect on the smooth Pacific.  The moonlight filtered through clouds adds mystery. On the far right of the photo, you can see the silhouette of Diamond ... Read More »

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka 2013

Mele Kalikimaka from our ohana to yours. If you’re visiting Maui or Oahu for Christmas, check out our recommendations for what to see, do and where to dine for the holiday: – Maui Christmas events and activities – Christmas dining and events in Waikiki Beach Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Christmas Lights

Mahalo to Christine Campbell from Vancouver for sharing her pretty Waikiki Christmas lights photo with us. Christine took this photo during her visit last year during the holiday. Here are the details she shared with us This photo was taken December 30,  2012 from a walkway in the Royal Hawaiian shopping centre. I’ve always admired this statue and the poinsettias ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: December 18, 2013

* Our massive Waikiki Christmas and Oahu New Year’s Eve posts have been updated with quite a few additions. One point worth quickly highlighting is that Aloha Tower will not be hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks, which probably comes to a surprise to many as they have put on one of the island’s biggest shows for many years. * Travelzoo ... Read More »

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 »

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