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Taste of Hawaii – Mochi!

Those of you who regularly follow our blog are no strangers to our Taste of Hawaii series where we feature some of the unique foods you’ll find here in paradise. Part of what makes a Hawaii vacation so special is the variety of exciting new tastes to explore. Here on our Hawaii blog, we’ve featured […]

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Fine Dining In Hawaii

From our beautiful beaches, to the breathtaking scenery at every turn, it’s little wonder that Hawaii consistently tops most vacation bucket lists. An often unexpected bonus for Hawaii vacationers is the epicurean adventure that awaits them here in our beautiful state. Guests staying at our luxury vacation rental properties in Hawaii often ask our concierge […]

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Experience Hawaiian Luxury with a Lomi Lomi Massage

If you’re looking for luxury in Hawaii, the search ends with an authentic Lomi Lomi massage. Brought to Hawaii by the early Polynesian settlers and practiced for centuries by the Kahunas, Lomi Lomi is an ancient healing art that restores the recipient mentally, physically, and spiritually. In ancient times, children as young as five were […]

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Choosing An Island For Your Hawaii Vacation

After much deliberation, you’ve decided on Hawaii as your next vacation destination, but with so many beautiful islands to choose from, how do you determine which one to visit? Niihau and Kahoolawe are small islands with limited tourism but the other six are jam packed with all of the ingredients needed for a perfect vacation […]

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Chinese Fortune Festival In Hawaii

Aside from the sunshine and beautiful beaches, Hawaii can always be counted on for some incredible cultural festivals. Regardless of the island you find yourself on, there are usually plenty events in the works that celebrate Hawaii’s rich cultural diversity. The good folks over at The Shops at Mauna Lani in Waimea certainly know how […]

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2015 Hawaii Vacation Bucket List

Popularized by the Jack Nicholson / Morgan Freeman film of the same name, the term “bucket list” typically refers to a collection of things one hopes to see, do or experience before dying; or as they say, “kicking the bucket”. While we think that everyone should definitely visit Hawaii before they die, today’s post is […]

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Top 5 Family Attractions in Hawaii

Hawaii may be one of the world’s most popular honeymoon locations, but it’s also a popular destination for family vacations. While the ocean and beach combinations are second to none, Hawaii has much more to offer its visitors; especially those traveling with children so we’re dedicating today’s post to highlighting some of Hawaii’s top family […]

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Taste of Hawaii – Malasadas!

Hawaii is considered a melting pot with people of all cultures making their home in our beautiful state. While there are many benefits to having such a diverse population, most would agree that food is one of the biggest! Our Shave Ice came from Japan, Kimchi  from Korea, the Chinese brought dim sum, but one […]

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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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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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