Monthly Archives: May 2007

Hawaii Golf Resorts Dominate 2007 Conde Nast List

Hawaiian golf resorts earned very high marks with Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers.  The magazine asks their readers to rate the top courses across the world according to course design, pro staff, speed of play, accommodations, service, food/dining, and facilities.  Here is how the top Hawaiian courses ranked among readers: 1. FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE LODGE AT KOELE, Lanai, Hawaii ... Read More »

Alaska Airlines Says Aloha to Hawaii

Beginning October 12th, Alaska Airlines will offer non-stop service from Seattle to Honolulu.  Then, beginning October 28th, non-stop service from Seattle to Kauai’s Lihue airport will be added.  There is also a seasonal Anchorage to Honolulu service that runs from December 9th through April 13th.   Alaska Airlines offering a special introductory price through Saturday June 2nd: introductory one-way fares, with ... Read More »

Kayaking the Na Pali Coast

With its rugged green cliffs, waterfalls, sea caves, and remote white sandy beaches, the Na Pali Coast is arguably one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  Perhaps one of the most adventurous ways to soak in the 17 miles of stunning scenery is by kayak.  In fact in the March/April 2000 issue of National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, it rated America’s ... Read More »

go! Adding More $9 Flight Dates

I reported earlier that go! was offering one way inter-island flights from $9 from June 1st through September 30th.  I just got an e-mail from go! indicating that this fare sale was very popular and many dates sold out within hours.  They have decided to expand the sale.   Starting at 5pm Hawaii time tonight (Tuesday), we will make $9* seats available on select ... Read More »

News and Events from Maui’s Kapalua Area

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival The 2007 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will be held June 28th through July 1st.  It will include several wine tastings and culinary seminars.  For a full look at what will take place, see the schedule of events.   Tickets for various events are still available. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua to Close for Renovations On July 2nd, the ... Read More »

The New Waikiki Beach Walk

The nearly eight acre shopping, dining, and entertainment development called the Waikiki Beach Walk has recently opened.  This lively area along Lewers Street offers everything from restaurants, spas, hotels, as well as shops for clothing, gifts, jewelry, and art.  Here is a list of what they have to offer.  The Waikiki Beach Walk also provides free concerts and Hawaiian cultural programs such ... Read More »

Hawaii to Host 2007 Grand Sumo Tournament

The 2007 Grand Sumo Tournament will feature 40 of the world’s best wrestlers.  The event will be held on June 9-10 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.  This event returns back to Hawaii for the first time since 1993.  The competition promises to be earthshaking.  🙂  For schedule and tickets, check out    Technorati tags: Hawaii, Honolulu, ... Read More »

Hawaii Inter-island Travel Alert – $9 Fares

That’s right, you aren’t seeing things and there isn’t a digit missing.  These special fares start at $9.  There are a limited number of seats on Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Airlines, and go! Airlines at a rate starting from $9 for travel to Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island.  Hurry, you must book your flights by June 1st and seats are selling fast!  The special fares ... Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean Find Themselves a Tad Off Course

The characters of Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) had a big love scene on Molokai’s Pohauku Mauliuli Beach.  Since when is Hawaii in the Caribbean?   🙂   The Molokai love scene was filmed back in January.  About 50 or so people were reportedly in the area and peeking in on the filming from the 10th hole of the Kaluakoi Golf Course.  ... Read More »

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