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Advice for choosing the best luau for your Hawaii vacation

Going to a luau is a lovely way to spend an evening tasting Hawaiian foods and taking in a Polynesian dance show. Over the years, we’ve written some helpful luau advice that we want to make sure you know is available. First, if you’ve never been to a luau in Hawaii, learn what to expect with our first-time guide to a ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wooley Bully

Mahalo to John Irwin from Dunedin, Florida for sharing this cool honu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John tells us about this photo: There’s a beach on the north shore of Oahu aptly named Turtle Beach. Stopped there once and a bit of a crowd had gathered around this one massive 250 lb Hawaiian Green Sea ... Read More »

Where to go for nightlife in Hawaii?

What is there to do in Hawaii in the evening? What’s the nightlife like? We’ll attempt to answer those questions and point you in the right direction. Before we dive into this topic, we should note that we have only been to a few bars and clubs in Hawaii as part of business functions. Though we don’t typically go to ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Diamond Head Lighthouse

Mahalo to Robin Eick for sharing this nice Diamond Head Lighthouse shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she told us about her photo: We went to Hawaii-  Oahu and Maui – in February 2017. This, of the 3,000 photos I took on our 9 day trip, is my very favorite. It was taken from Diamond Head in ... Read More »

Frequently asked questions about visiting Hawaii in the winter

For those of us who haven’t lived in a tropical environment, it’s difficult to imagine winters without cold weather. So, we tend to get a lot of questions about what Hawaii is like in the winter. Today, we address some of the most frequently asked questions. How cold is the winter weather in Hawaii? Winter months of January and February ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Makai sunset

Mahalo to our sweet friend, Mary Wallace Wilson, for sharing this lovely sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mary Wallace visited Kauai for the first time last summer. Here’s what she shared about this photo: We caught this sunset from the Makai Golf Club in Princeville when we took the sunset golf tour. It was lots of fun ... Read More »

Going to Hawaii in 2018? + Hawaii Desk Calendar Giveaway!

We love hearing about your Hawaii travel hopes and plans. Do you plan to go visit Hawaii in 2018? When are you going? Which island(s) will you be visiting? Will you be celebrating a special occasion? Use the comment section of this blog post to tell us your plans. From the comments, we’ll randomly choose three lucky winners to receive ... Read More »

Hawaii Festivals and Special Events: January – April 2018

It’s 2018 and time to wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Just in case you need a reason to visit Hawaii, we wanted to share a listing of the top cultural festivals for the first part of the year. January January 1 – All Islands – New year celebrations. Check with your concierge and with local newspapers for special events ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Aloha in the sand

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this “aloha in the sand” photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. She captured this shot from Beach 69 on Hawaii, the Big Island. Janielle’s photo of ALOHA is the perfect shot for our final Friday of 2017 as we bid an aloha of goodbye to 2017 and an ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian-style Christmas lights

Mahalo to Shane Eubanks for sharing this photo of Hawaiian-style Christmas lights for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane took this photo while visiting Maui last December. Many lights are wrapped around the tall trunks of palm trees to add to the bright holiday cheer. Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka! Read More »

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