Category Archives: Where to Stay

Photos, video and review of the Villas at Poipu Kai, Kauai

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On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach. With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu ... Read More »

All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii

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We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer is that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on ... Read More »

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 »

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