Category Archives: Where to Stay

Kohala Coast Luxury at The Fairmont Orchid

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We recently stayed at The Fairmont Orchid for four nights and oh how we wish we could have stayed longer!  Why? There’s lots to love as we will illustrate in the following photos and video. Located on the beautiful Kohala Coast The resort sits on more than twenty acres along the famed Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island. The ... Read More »

Top luxury hotels you must visit in Hawaii

Cascading, three-tiered pool at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Guest writer, Alicia Lawrence, highlights Hawaii’s top luxury hotels and resorts. These properties and their amenities will wow you. Even if these resorts may be outside of your budget, Alicia suggests ways visitors can enjoy the luxurious surroundings. You don’t have to be a hotel guest in order to enjoy the spas and restaurants at high-end Hawaii resorts.  No Hawaiian vacation – ... Read More »

Review: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui

Infinity pool at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers gracious hospitality along the sunny shore of Wailea. Take our quick video tour of the Wailea Beach Marriott. The location Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa spans twenty-two beautiful, oceanfront acres in South Maui. The resort’s prime, peninsula location sits between Ulua Beach on the north and Wailea Beach on the south. South Maui tends to ... Read More »

Review: Honua Kai Resort in North Kaanapali, Maui

The ocean front playground for kids of all ages at Honua Kai

Honua Kai Resort offers the comforts of home but with the added amenities of a resort. This all-suite resort offers guests their own, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, living areas, a large lanai, separate bedroom(s) with large baths. With all the high-end appliances and furnishings, staying at Honua Kai gives you the feeling of living like a rockstar in your personal Maui villa. ... Read More »

Back from Maui

North Kaanapali Beach

Wow, how quickly a five-night visit passed! As I reflect back on the last week, I can hardly believe how much we did in such a short period of time, with thanks again to the Maui Visitors Bureau and their partners for hosting us. I want to give you a preview of posts to come with a brief summary of our ... Read More »

Maui’s Grand Wailea review with video and photos

Peaceful water features on the grounds of Grand Wailea

With Wailea being one of Hawaii’s most luxurious beach resorts, Grand Wailea fits right in. The grand entrance with stately statues and water features make a great first impression for this high-end, Waldorf Astoria property. We recently enjoyed a four-night stay at Grand Wailea and want to share our impressions with you. For a great first overview, check out our ... Read More »

New Maui Resort Coming Summer 2013 — Andaz Maui at Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea aerial rendering

A new luxury resort is set to open in Maui’s posh Wailea Beach area this summer. Andaz Maui at Wailea will be set on 15 acres fronting sunny Mokapu Beach. (Longtime Maui visitors might recognize this area as the former grounds of Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort that closed in 2007.) Andaz properties are the upscale resorts of the Hyatt brand. Though Hyatts ... Read More »

Infographic: Hawaii Travel Trends

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The folks at FlipKey crunched years of data from their reservation request system to determine travel trends. Then they packaged the trends in a neato infographic that’s shown below. Some of the top stats that you might find interesting are: Nearly 20% of travelers to Hawaii are from California Honolulu is the top overall Hawaii vacation spot at 13.7% of ... Read More »

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