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Two sunscreen chemicals to avoid – Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

Why is it so easy to get a sunburn in the Hawaiian Islands? Hawaii is the state located closest to the equator where UV rays are most intense. That makes a good sunscreen one of the essential items you need on a Hawaii vacation. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you should use a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. Though ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news and deals: October 9, 2018

* The humpback whales are back in Hawaii. The first sighting of the season was yesterday, October 8th, near Maui. Congratulations to Jil Long who is the winner of our annual arrival prediction contest. Though the thick of whale season begins in January, you might see some of the early arrivers if you’re visiting before then. Learn more about when ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai beach scene

Mahalo to Eva Franke for sharing this pretty Aloha Friday Photo. She took this shot on her “best holiday ever” while visiting Kauai in 2017. With a Kauai beach scene like this, we can understand why she enjoyed the trip so much. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Are ocean water temperatures in Hawaii warm enough for year round swimming?

Is the ocean temperature in Hawaii warm enough for swimming and ocean sports? Yes, it is! Even in the colder winter months? Yes, it is! How do Hawaii ocean temperatures compare month to month? Referencing data for Honolulu, Oahu from NOAA, ocean temperatures range from 76°F (24.4°C) to 81°F (27.2°C). The following chart shows Honolulu’s monthly water temperature average.   ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 26, 2018

* Hilton Hawaiian Village will be putting their suites on big discount for a limited time. The sale will be valid for stays from October 7, 2018 through March 31, 2019, reservations must be booked from October 1 through 8. One example of this deal is that you can book a junior suite in the Tapa Tower at the discounted ... Read More »

Everything you need to know to get to and travel in Hawaii

  When planning a trip to Hawaii, some of the first questions relate to how to get to the islands and then how to get around once you’re there. Chance are, we’ve written an article to help you understand every step of the way to get there and move around with ease. In this article, we organize the Hawaii transportation ... Read More »

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