Category Archives: Oahu

Aulani Review: Guide to Disney’s Hawaii Resort & Spa

We thoroughly enjoyed our Aulani stay and covering their Grand Opening Celebration. This review will detail all aspects of this excellent resort and provide you with tips for getting the most out of your Aulani experience. Hawaiian Culture Is Embraced and Honored When I first heard that Disney was coming to Hawaii several years ago, I wondered how Disney would blend ... Read More »

Outrigger Canoe Sailing in Ko Olina with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures

While we were staying at the Disney Aulani resort in Ko Olina, this colorful outrigger canoe by the lagoon kept grabbing my attention. So, I went by Makiki Joe’s water sport hut to inquire about it. I found out that I could go sailing along the Ko Olina coast this beautiful outrigger canoe with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures for $99 per ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: October 26, 2011

* Hilton is celebrating their 50th year in Hawaii with a five-night Hawaii vacation sweepstakes including airfare, a $50 food and beverage credit plus 50 complimentary resort activities. You need a Hilton HHonors account, which are free to obtain. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada (not including Quebec) and Japan. * If you want ... Read More »

Fun Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Oahu

You’re happy to be on Oahu, but you checked the Hawaii weather forecast and, ugg, it’s going to be a rainy day. Don’t despair! There’s plenty of fun things to do that won’t dampen your Oahu vacation. Waikiki Aquarium Seeing tropical fish and plants is a great activity for everyone of all ages. Admission is $9 for adult and $2 ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: October 19, 2011

Let’s all grab a board to surf these Hawaii vacation news waves. * The newly renovated Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is offering a special rate of $105 per night for a city view room. (To see the deal, click on the “Special Offers” tab at this link.) This hotel is directly across from Waikiki Beach. It’s hard to top that ... Read More »

Video Tour of Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Oahu

Wondering what it’s like to stay at the brand new Disney resort in Hawaii, Aulani? Then you’ll really enjoy this excellent video tour that Andy created from our recent stay. The video will give you a great introductory view of the resort with brief video scenes of these Aulani resort features: The colorful lobby filled with contemporary Hawaiian art features. ... Read More »

Special Events for 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor is always a special place to visit when you’re on Oahu. This December 7th will be even more extraordinary as it’s the 7oth anniversary of the famous attack. Though December 7th is the official Pearl Harbor Day, special events are planned from December 2 – 8 for this 70th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. If you are making plans ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu From The Window Seat

Today’s Aloha Friday Photos give us unique views of Oahu from the air. Mahalo to Charles Jordan from our facebook community for sharing his photos. This first photo shows Diamond Head (Le’ahi) Crater in the center. Waikiki Beach is off to the left.  When I look at the profile of Diamond Head, I can’t visualize the practically perfectly shaped circle ... Read More »

Disney Aulani’s Rainbow Reef Rocks!

If you stay at Aulani, Disney’s new resort and spa at Ko Olina, Oahu, you should not miss the opportunity to do a little snorkeling. No, not outside in the lagoon–although you can rent masks and do just that–but inside the resort itself. Yep, Aulani’s 3,000 square foot artificial lagoon provides guests with a fish viewing experience unmatched in the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 28, 2011

Since I’m missing those gorgeous Ko Olina sunsets, I just had to post a photo of one to kick start this news and deals edition. * Volcano activity on Hawaii’s Big Island has been putting on a nightly glow show. The general public isn’t allowed to hike to the remote location where lava is churning and flowing. Though you can’t ... Read More »

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