– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night. – Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night ... Read More »
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Mahalo to Crissi Merkel for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this pic on a sunrise walk around the Ko Olina lagoons of west Oahu. As Crissi shared this photo, we could tell that this photo brought back great memories and that she longed to return. She closed her note by saying, “Time to ... Read More »
Go Visit Hawaii’s 7th annual contest to predict the season’s first humpback whale sighting in Hawaii
Start tuning into your humpback whale senses and skills…it’s time for our favorite contest of the year! Check your sources 😉 or just pick a random date of the first sighting of this upcoming season. Before we get into the simple details of the contest, let’s go over some useful facts about humpback whale migration to Hawaii: Thousands of humpback ... Read More »
Mahalo to Todd Hayward from Ashburn, Virginia for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Todd tells us about this shot: This photo of Namolokama Falls on the North Shore of Kauai was taken from our “doors off” helicopter tour. A morning rain shower threatened to put a damper on my aerial tour, but a few ... Read More »
Have you heard about Kaihalulu Beach, which is more commonly known as the red sand beach on Maui? It’s famous for its reddish sand and for something else that we’ll get to later on in this article. If you’re trying to decide if you’d like to visit this beach, we thought we’d give you the lowdown to help you make ... Read More »
Mahalo to Cameron Brooks for sharing this amazing shot of bubbling water for Aloha Friday Photos. Cameron took this photo near the popular beach and snorkeling spot at Hanauma Bay on Oahu. What a marvelous scene! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Hawaiian hula dancing is very captivating, though it can be a bit mysterious. The following infographic provides some interesting insights to help us understand hula dancing. Infographic produced by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Also see our top 10 facts about Hawaiian hula. Read More »
Mahalo to Michael for sending this Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he said as he shared this photo: My name is Michael Gonzalez, a freelance photographer currently based in Naples Florida. Just wanted to share a photo with you all. This was shot on a doors off helicopter tour in Oahu, Hawaii. Here you can ... Read More »
We understand how overwhelming planning a Maui vacation can be — particularly for the first time. We feel we’ve created a very fun and practical seven-day itinerary to help you experience all the highlights while allowing you enough free time to explore your personal interests. This itinerary includes adventure, history, culture and plenty of of beautiful island scenery. Note that ... Read More »
Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »