Category Archives: Where to Stay

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


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


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?


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 »

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