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Trending Now: What’s Hot in Hawaii—2021

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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

Kauai Luau Statues

Top 5 Kauai Luaus

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Best Kauai Luaus

“Sublime” often comes to mind when describing Kauai—and it’s no exaggeration, either: From picturesque Hanalei Bay to the arresting Na Pali Coast, the oldest island in the Hawaiian archipelago booms with beauty and heart.

And while simply stepping outside in Kauai is a feast for the senses, there’s no better way to soak up its splendor than at a luau. Here are 5 of the top luaus on the Garden Island—and what you can expect at each of them.

best Kauai luaus

  • Auli’i Lu’au – Authentic
  • Hawaii Alive Luau Show & Dinner – Longest Running Show in Hawaii
  • Havaiki Nui Luau – Interactive
  • Smith Family Garden Luau – Unique Location
  • Luau Kalamaku – Best Performance

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Big Island vs. Kauai

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Big Island v. Kauai

Hawaii’s magnificence is profoundly felt the moment you step foot on one of its islands. Its ancient Polynesian culture—still palpable today—its lush rainforests, its glorious beaches, its sultry air: Is it any wonder why it’s frequently deemed one of the most coveted places in the world?

But vacationers often find themselves stumped when trying to choose between its six main islands. Should you go to Oahu to see legendary Waikiki Beach, to Maui to view its Humpback whales, to the Big Island to watch its live volcanic action, to Molokai to witness the splendor of the tallest sea cliffs in the world? To Lanai, perhaps, for an intimate, luxurious experience—or to Kauai to hike into the Grand Canyon of the Pacific? Read More

Kauai Napali Coast

Kauai Photo Gallery

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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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