Archive for May, 2014

Experience A Hawaiian Luau at Paradise Cove!

What would a vacation in Hawaii be without attending an authentic Hawaiian luau? Visitors to “Paradise of the Pacific” are in luck as there are several luaus they can attend throughout the islands. While the majority of the Hawaiian luau’s offered today are a little more “showy” than the luaus of yesteryear, they still offer […]

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Hawaii – The Hollywood of the Pacific!

Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, incredible volcanoes, and year-round balmy climate, but what most people don’t realize is that it is also one of the film industry’s most sought-after filming locations. In fact, there have been so many movies and television shows filmed here that Hawaii has rightfully earned the nickname “Hollywood of […]

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Haleiwa Surf Museum

Long before California became the surf capital of the world, the ancient people of Hawaii were riding waves like today’s pros! Known as he’enalu by the early Polynesian settlers, Hawaii is considered the birth place of one of the world’s most popular water sports. From our famous Banzai Pipeline, to our year-round tropical climate, Hawaii […]

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Hawaii’s Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees

Weather aside, one of the reasons Hawaii is such a popular vacation destination is because it’s filled with incredible natural wonders providing a unique vacation experience that you won’t find anywhere else.  From volcanoes, to our multi-colored beaches and breathtaking hiking trails, after a few short days in Hawaii, you’ll quickly understand how it earned […]

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Hawaii’s Lantern Floating Ceremony

If your Hawaii vacation takes place over the Memorial Day weekend, we encourage you to visit Honolulu’s Ala Moana Beach Park for the annual Lantern Floating ceremony. Thousands of lanterns floating in to the Pacific at sunset not only make for some incredible photos, the symbolism of the event creates an atmosphere of peace and […]

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Niihau – Hawaii’s Forbidden Island

About eighteen miles southwest of the Garden Island (Kauai), sits Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island”, also known as Niihau. Pronounced “Knee-ee-how”, with fewer than 200 residents, it is the least inhabited of the Hawaiian Islands. Once owned by Royalty, Niihau was purchased from King Kamehameha in 1864 and up to 1987, visits to the island were typically […]

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Hawaiian “Shave” Ice

Whether you’re staying in a luxury villa in Hawaii, a hotel or resort, or with friends and family, no Hawaiian vacation would be complete without indulging in our famous “Shave Ice”. Originally brought to Hawaii by Japanese plantation workers in the early 1900’s, Hawaiian Shave Ice can now be found throughout the islands and is […]

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History of Hawaii’s Hula

Aside from Aloha, palm trees and the pacific, one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Hawaii, is the hula dance. We’ve all seen images of the svelte beauties in their grass skirts and headdresses performing the hula, but here in Hawaii, it is much more than a dance. With […]

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May Day Is Hawaii’s Lei Day!

The Lei is as synonymous with Hawaii as Aloha and the Shaka. When Don Blanding first suggested “Lei Day” back in 1927, he had no idea that it would soon became an annual holiday. It was made official in 1929 and since then, the 1st of May has been known here in Hawaii as Lei […]

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