Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 1st

Beautiful Leis from Evelyn

Wow, it’s May already?  Here are the vacation news items for today’s Lei Day edition.

  • There will be no Kuhio Beach Hula Show this Saturday because of Spam Jam
  • Bobbie has been blogging about vog.  What is vog?  In a nutshell it can be described as volcanic smog.  (See more about it from the USGS fact sheet.)  Bobble tells us that the vog has been exceptionally heavy recently. 
  • In case you needed another reason to pack light, American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines just joined into the group of airlines that charge for checking a second bag.  United, Continental, Northwest, Alaska, and JetBlue airlines all charge a fee for checking a second bag. Fees vary by airline and there are some exceptions so check with the airline you’ll be using to understand the details.
  • Hawaiian Airlines also announced they’re increasing interisland fares by $5 – $20 each way. 
  • Waikiki resorts are planning some great Mother’s Day (May 11th) celebrations.
    • The Hanohano room at the Sheraton plans a special dinner menu.  See other Sheraton Mother’s Day offerings
    • The Star of Honolulu has some special Mother’s Day cruises – a champagne lunch cruise and a three-course dinner cruise. 
    • Tiki’s Grill and Bar has a Mother’s Day brunch planned. For more information, you can call 808-923-TIKI (8454).
    • The Royal Hawaiian will celebrate Mother’s Day at the Surf Room
      with a brunch buffet from 11am to 2:30pm  The Monarch Room will offer brunch from 9am to 1:30pm. The cost of either buffet is $59 per adult
      and $29 per child ages 6 to twelve; children 5 years and under are free.
    • The SpaHalekulani is offering 15% discount off spa treatments for moms from May 10th – 18th.  For more details call 808-923-5322. 
  1. Hi Sheila –

    Thanks for linking to my article about the vog. The situation has improved considerably this week, and in fact I am seeing blue sky this morning, with just a faint haze over the ocean. I will continue to post updates about the vog situation on my blog. Right now we are all keeping our fingers crossed that the blue skies will continue.

    Aloha from the Big Island,


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