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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Hawaii!

A cross between surfing and kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or SUP as it is known, has taken the world of water sports by storm and is one of the most popular water activities in Hawaii. Celebrities like Emma Stone, Rhianna, Kathy Griffin and even Cher have all been spotted paddleboarding in Hawaii. According to a recent […]

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Hawaii’s Most Popular Golf Courses

There’s a reason the PGA and LPGA host so many of their events here in Hawaii. Not only are we blessed with a climate that allows you to hit the green any time of year, golfing in Hawaii comes with the added bonus of breathtaking scenery and some of the most revered championship level courses […]

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Food in Hawaii Is Among Country’s Best!

If the beautiful beaches, incredible scenery, and Aloha spirit weren’t reason enough to book a Hawaiian vacation, we’ve got another for you. One word, FOOD. Although we’re not the least bit surprised, some of you “Foodies” might be. Hawaii is home to some of the best places to dine in the entire U.S., at least […]

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Top 6 Beaches in Hawaii

It’s no secret that Hawaii is a paradise. A Hawaiian vacation tops the bucket list of people around the world but what’s a vacation in Hawaii without the beach? From large to small and even multicoloured, there are literally hundreds of beaches here which can make it difficult to decide which ones to visit. With […]

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Hang Loose in Hawaii – Spreading Aloha With the Shaka

Even those who’ve never been on a Hawaiian vacation are familiar with the “Shaka”. Not everyone knows its official name but the “hang loose”, or “surfer” sign has become synonymous with Hawaii over the years. The “Shaka” sign is made by making a fist, extending both the pinky and thumb, and then giving the hand […]

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Ocean Safety in Hawaii

A visit to the beach is an integral part of any Hawaiian vacation and thanks to state law, each and every one of our beaches is accessible to the public. Hawaii is home to hundreds of beautiful beaches and between body-boarding, surfing, swimming and snorkelling, there is no shortage of activities to keep you occupied […]

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