Category Archives: Kauai

Kauai helicopter tour companies, costs & reviews

Today, we’re starting a new series of posts with lists of the major helicopter providers on each Hawaiian island. First up is Kauai! Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is definitely our favorite for a helicopter tour. Tours of Kauai include remote waterfalls, the colorful Waimea Canyon and the majestic Na Pali Coast and more. Getting the aerial view of ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: June 26, 2018

* The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has been renovated, rebranded and renamed to the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. We stayed here a few years ago under the previous brand and loved it. It has one of the best beach locations in all of Hawaii Island. Among the many renovations, the most notable ones that visitors will appreciate is that the rooms ... Read More »

The best July 4th 2018 fireworks & events in Hawaii

How would you like to celebrate Independence Day with aloha? Hawaii will be offering amazing July 4th celebrations to do just that! Of course parades and grand fireworks shows will dazzle visitors and locals alike. On top of that, you’ll also discover events that are truly unique to Hawaii. A few of those are: Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani ... Read More »

Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018. May 2018 1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions ... Read More »

Major flooding on Kauai, April 2018

Overall, the Hawaiian Islands have had quite a wet winter and start to spring of 2018. Unfortunately, reports of flooding and landslides have been in the news far too often in recent months. According to data and reports from the National Weather Service, rainfall in February and March were above average. In some areas, rainfall levels were at the highest ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Though smaller in size than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals the grand one in color and beauty. Waimea Canyon is located on the southwest side of Kauai. A winding-drive up Waimea Canyon Drive, Highway 550, will lead to several roadside stops to take in views of the canyon. We include time to explore Waimea Canyon plus other nearby ... Read More »

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... 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 »

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2017

We’ve been hard at work to create our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii. We will be updating them to add and confirm events, but for the most part, they’re fairly complete. We want you, our loyal readers, to know as soon as these holiday pages are ready. For as you know, the early bird gets the reservation…er worm. ... Read More »

Cyber Monday deals for Hawaii travel

Happy Cyber Monday! Don’t know what to get your friends and family for Christmas? A trip to Hawaii always fits. 🙂 We’ve surfed the web to find some nice cyber Monday Hawaii travel deals that can help make a Hawaii vacation more affordable. – Check airfare on your favorite airline. Some sale fares that have caught our eye are on ... Read More »

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