Category Archives: Where to Stay

Review: Experiencing Travaasa Hana

Adventure balanced with relaxation is what we found from our stay at Travaasa Hana. Mornings would be filled with activities like hiking and horseback riding. We’d make our way to the spa for a massage in the afternoon or head to beautiful Hamoa Beach for a catnap under a shade tree. Then, after dinner, we’d either listen to the live ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: July 13, 2011

Let’s peek through these palms to see what Hawaii vacation news has come our way today. *  Travaasa announced the opening of their newest experiential hotel – Travaasa Hana, formerly the Hotel Hana-Maui. I love the new all-inclusive concept of the this resort with their Sea Ranch Cottages. that includes meals, daily spa treatment (!), free exercise and cultural classes ... Read More »

What’s the Weather in Hawaii?

Are you wondering what to expect from the weather in Hawaii? Check out our newly improved weather in Hawaii page. On this improved weather page you can learn about: – Hawaii’s weather trends by season and by island with links to historical average temperatures and rainfall – Five day weather forecast for each island – Tips for where to stay ... Read More »

St Regis Princeville Photo Collection

Shortly after St Regis Princeville Resort opened after a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranded into the swank St Regis collection, Shane Eubanks wrote a guest post reviewing the resort. Since that review, Andy and I have also had an opportunity to stay at this luxe North Shore Kauai resort. There’s no need for me to reinvent the wheel with a ... Read More »

Review – A Stay at a Volcano in the Teapot Cottage

When planning a Big Island vacation, I recommend you include a two or three night stay in the village of Volcano. This village is adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so it makes a great base for exploring the park as well as the eastside of Hawaii’s Big Island. (See more advice for where to stay on the Big Island.) ... Read More »

Tips for Selecting a Hawaii Vacation Rental

  As I’ve previously mentioned, renting a vacation condo/villa is a great way to save money on your Hawaii accommodations. The only issue is that there’s not a perfect rental site that covers all the islands. When I start to look for a vacation rental, I tend to gravitate to VRBO.com because I believe it has the largest inventory of ... Read More »

Save Money on Hawaii Vacation Accommodations

Hawaii can be an expensive vacation destination, but it doesn’t have to be! Your accommodations will likely be the most expensive component of your vacation budget, but you can trim those costs with these money savings ideas. 1. Go to Hawaii when the rates are down. During low seasons you’ll find great rates and/or enticements such as one night free, ... Read More »

Rooms with a View at Oahu’s JW Marriott Ihilani

If you’re like me, having a great ocean view from your Hawaii hotel room is definitely a plus. I enjoy taking every possible opportunity that I can to admire all those ocean shades of turquoise. One Oahu hotel that offers beautiful ocean views (in approximately 85% of their rooms) is the JW Marriott Ihilani in Ko Olina on Oahu’s West ... Read More »

Overview: Oahu’s Ko Olina Resort

We’ve enjoyed Ko Olina stays at Disney Aulani and the JW Marriott Ihilani  which closed in 2015 and transformed into the Four Seasons Oahu. From our time in Ko Olina we’ve gotten a good feel for the resort and its attractions. Ko Olina offers a very unique setting as compared to staying in Waikiki or the North Shore. So, what’s it like? Here ... Read More »

Review: Sheraton Kauai Resort

Sheraton Kauai Resort is located in a prime position of Poipu Beach on the South Shore of Kauai . As Kauai tends to get a bit more rain than the other Hawaiian Islands, Poipu Beach is your best bet for avoiding rain. In fact, it’s not often I hear Poipu without the mention that it’s sunny. Sheraton Kauai Resort was ... Read More »

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