Category Archives: Where to Stay

Hawaii hotels with adults-only pools

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If you are planning a romantic Hawaii honeymoon, couples trip or a peaceful solo trip, you may want to consider staying at a resort that offers a dedicated adults-only pool area in addition to other pools for all ages. Generally speaking these pools will offer a serene setting. We’ve created the following list of Hawaii hotels with pools designated for adults ... Read More »

Relaxing, spacious stay at Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui

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When I think back on our January stay at Fairmont Kea Lani, I think of relaxation. This resort gives you space to breath, reflect and enjoy. Location The Fairmont Kea Lani is perched on a bit of an oceanfront hill of the south end of posh Wailea in sunny South Maui. This location is convenient for sight-seeing all across Maui. ... Read More »

Where are the best accommodations and places to stay for family vacations in Hawaii?

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The Hawaiian Islands are a fantastic place to take family vacation with many beautiful beaches, cultural activities and adventures to enjoy. As many people are turning their thoughts to the annual family vacation, we wanted to provide some suggestions for the best places in Hawaii for families to stay. Our first recommendation for families is to find accommodations that have ... Read More »

Timeless Luxury at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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When we stepped into the lobby of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, we immediately sensed the history of this elegant, fifty-year old resort. There’s something about it that’s both nostalgic and timeless. If walls could talk, we would have loved to strike up a conversation, or as they say in Hawaii “talk story”,  with the walls of Mauna Kea Beach ... Read More »

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – Kohala Coast luxury for less

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On our recent visit to Hawaii Island, we split our stay between the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and their sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Both were outstanding. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending both. We’ll discuss more about the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in another post so that we can focus on the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel ... Read More »

Best family and kid-friendly hotels in Hawaii

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When you’re looking for a great Hawaii hotel for the family vacation, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the choices. In general you can’t make a bad decision as most Hawaii hotels make great vacation bases whether you are looking for a romantic trip for two or a family fun vacation. When planning a family vacation to Hawaii, we ... Read More »

5 important points to consider before booking a Waikiki hotel

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As you’re planning your Waikiki vacation, we want you to be able to find the best room that fits your budget. We all know that rate shopping is a major consideration, but we wanted to list other important points to consider before you book a room. 1. Location Ideally, we’d all love to book a room with an oceanfront view, ... Read More »

Oahu hotel review: Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

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Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach offers good value for an oceanfront hotel in the heart of Hawaii’s most iconic beach. This resort offers great amenities and complimentary cultural activities with no resort fees. Location Though there are many hotels to choose from in Waikiki Beach, only eight hotels are located on prime oceanfront property. Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is ... Read More »

The Andaz resort at Wailea – where modern design meets Maui

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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 »

Suite life with extra value at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

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Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk offers great amenities and value for a Waikiki vacation. A full, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening cocktail reception is always included in the nightly room rate off this all-suite resort. Location Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk is located at 201 Beach Walk in Waikiki. (See this Google Map link to explore the area.) Restaurants, shops and, ... Read More »

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