Category Archives: Where to Stay

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

image.png

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 »

Sigh alert: video views from St. Regis Princeville Resort

4590300742_8248b1bfd9_z.jpg

The ocean and mountain views from Princeville on the North Shore of Kauai are – fill in the blank – stunning, beautiful, jaw-dropping, amazing, romantic, etc. We count our blessings that we’ve had the opportunity to stay in the Princeville area twice – once at the swank St. Regis Princeville and the other time at the (Pua Poa) condos next ... Read More »

Which Waikiki hotels have the best pools?

191643_10150118471939357_5312841_o_thumb.jpg

A great pool can be a big consideration for choosing the right Waikiki vacation hotel.  Of course you’ll have Waikiki Beach at your fingertips, but it’s always fun to have an attractive pool to enjoy. With Waikiki being the oldest resort area in Hawaii, real estate is extremely hard to come by. Resorts have little to no room to expand ... Read More »

Waikiki’s Hilton Hawaiian Village in Photos & Video

Finally, after many years of wanting to experience Hilton Hawaiian Village, we got our chance in February. Our perfect excuse for staying here was that we were both speaking at Pubcon Paradise which was held in the hotel conference center. The conference was a blessing and a curse in that it allowed us to be at Hilton Hawaiian Village, but ... Read More »

First-Time Oahu Visitors’ Trip Report– Part 2 of 2

I hope you enjoyed reading part one of Erin’s Oahu trip report. In part two, Erin and her husband move from Waikiki Beach up to Oahu’s North Shore. —- After four days of Waikiki, we were very ready for the second part of our trip – Oahu’s famous North Shore. We’d splurged on two nights at Turtle Bay Resort in ... Read More »

First-Time Oahu Visitors’ Trip Report– Part 1 of 2

We love reading trip reports – especially from first timers . Our friend, Erin Jones, has kindly agreed to share her Oahu trip report with us. This trip was her first time on Oahu, but her second visit to Hawaii. She and her husband traveled to Oahu in February. Erin and her husband split their Oahu time between Waikiki and ... Read More »

Review: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

We’ve stayed at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows twice – on our first Big Island trip in 2004 and on our recent visit in November. Both stays were excellent. I’m going to veer away from our typical review format to list what makes the Mauna Lani great. 1. Yippee! No resort fees! Update: Things have changed.  The Mauna Lani ... Read More »

Should You Look For An All-Inclusive Hawaii Vacation?

If your tropical vacations normally take you to the Caribbean or Mexico, you probably stay in an all-inclusive resort. So, when you start to look at Hawaii as your next tropical destination, you may wonder where you find the all-inclusive resorts. You might be surprised to learn that Hawaii doesn’t have many all-inclusives. Hawaii’s all-inclusive resorts are: Travaasa Hana is ... Read More »

Scroll To Top