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Trending Now: What’s Hot in Hawaii—2021

By | Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, Kauai, Maui, Oahu | One Comment

You scroll through your Twitter feed for breaking news, peruse Facebook for the latest on your friends and family, pore over pics on Instagram, even get Google alerts on your most lusted-after bands.

In other words, you like to be in the know—and you’re keen on putting the now into that knowledge.

And whether you’re vacationing in Hawaii or have lived here your whole life, chances are that your thirst for knowledge extends to the 50th state. You want to know what’s happening and hot not just on your island du jour, but also throughout the entire archipelago. Read More

Pacific Whale Foundation dinner cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise Review

By | Hawaiian Islands, Maui | No Comments

Maui dinner cruise review

PROS:

  • Delicious dinner, great service and just about the best way to enjoy an evening on Maui.
  • The pace is unrushed, fun and very relaxing.  Everything is done for you.
  • Perfect photo opportunities.  There are plenty of people around to assist in getting a shot of you during a perfect sunset over the water!

CONS:

  • You can’t plan the perfect sunset.  We had a good one, but sometimes the colors don’t come out.
  • This is only available in Lahaina.  If you’re in south Maui, you’ll probably want to do the Maalaea or Makena sunset cruises (no dinner, only pupus.)

SUMMARY: Pacific Whale Foundation will take you from Lahaina Harbor on the Ocean Discovery or Ocean Quest (both double-decker stable catamarans) for a 4-course dinner by Threes Restaurant with complimentary drinks lasting about 2 hours during sunset (departure time varies seasonally.)

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ADULTS: $139.95 • CHILDREN: $99.95

lineTara’s Full Lahaina Dinner Cruise Review:

Take a second to picture some of your favorite Maui moments.

Tara enjoying herself

What do you see? Enjoying a stunning tropical sunset while sipping on a Mai Tai? Dining on fresh, delicious meals from some of Maui’s top-rated restaurants? Whale watching?

Or maybe you’re dreaming of simply enjoying warm tropical breezes while gazing out into the Pacific Ocean.

Now, what if I told you you could pack all of these experiences into one evening?

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Grand Wailea Maui

10 Things You Should Know About the Grand Wailea Before Arriving

By | Hawaiian Islands, Maui | 13 Comments

grand poolThey don’t call it grand for nothing: The Grand Wailea—a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the south shore of Maui—has it all: beauty and romance, leisure and play, elegance and authenticity, glee and tranquility.

So spectacular is this spot, in fact, that U.S. News & World Report named it one of the top ten luxury resorts on the Valley Isle, while it caters to more than half a million visitors annually.

Planning to count yourself as one of them? Whether you’re on your way there or are dreaming up the vacation of a lifetime, here are 10 things you should know about the Grand Wailea before arriving:

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Kauai Napali Coast

Kauai Photo Gallery

By | Hawaiian Islands, Kauai | 4 Comments

Here are 12 Kauai photos that will make you cry.

We don’t often build blog posts with the goal of inciting tears, but this time we went for it.  We found 12 of our favorite photos of Kauai that will make you cry, drool, or frantically buy a plane ticket.  If you’re already on your way here, use this to make your friends jealous.

Na Pali Coast on Kauai island in summer
Yes, these places really do exist. The Napali Coast flexing its photogenic muscles. Read More

Hawaii Beaches

The Sands of Hawaii: Green, Black, Orange, Red

By | Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, Kauai, Maui | 6 Comments

Dream of Hawaii and you might immediately think of stretches of golden sand studded with palm trees.

While this may be an accurate vision of the islands’ sublime shores, few realize that Hawaii is also home to a rainbow of vibrant-hued beaches. Plan to be dazzled by these surreal spots:

Green Sand Beaches

Papakolea Beach—a cove tucked into pastureland on the Big Island’s southernmost tip—is world-renowned for a reason: it’s one of four beaches on the planet that possesses green sand, sharing the distinction only with Norway, Guam and the Galapagos Islands.

green sand beach

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