Luxurious Destinations
Hawaii
Destinations Within Hawaii

Hawaii Trip Itineraries

The Best of Untouched Oahu

The Best of Untouched Oahu
Destination(s): Oahu

Admittedly, Oahu is quite an overcrowded island. Private beaches, empty hiking trails, and local hole-in-the-wall eateries are hard to come by. That doesn't mean they can't be found. Start here, and see what other surprises await you around the corner. read more about The Best of Untouched Oahu... Read More

Ski to Sea in Hawaii

Ski to Sea in Hawaii
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

Armed with a boogie board, skis, sunscreen and a 4WD, one can travel the summit road for a morning of skiing on deserted slopes and end the day boogie boarding along the Kohala coast. And, I bet you thought it couldn't be done... read more about Ski to Sea in Hawaii... Read More

Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii

Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii
Destination(s): Kauai

Looking for delicious fare to titillate your taste buds while vacationing on the Hawaiian Islands? Our top 10 restaurants list in Hawaii goes the extra mile to bring you the top fine dining choices from our team of glutenous experts. Merriman's is the birthplace of the often imitated but never duplicated Hawaiian Regional Cuisine. Here the eclectic menu changes daily and with the seasons; but their fare is always delicious and reasonably priced. Want some mouthwatering seafood and an unparalleled view of the setting sun? Beach House Restaurant fills the bill with its Pacific Rim-influenced blend of seafood, veggies, and meat dishes. Duke's Canoe Club is one of the best places on the island to experience the tropical ambiance and beautiful views of Hawaii while enjoying fresh fish pulled from local waters. Take advantage of our inside information on the very best places to enjoy a delicious meal and take in unprecedented views of the Pacific Ocean. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii... Read More

Free for the Frugally Focused on Hawaii Holiday

Free for the Frugally Focused on Hawaii Holiday
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

Not everything on the Big Island requires you to raid the retirement fund. The island offers lots of beauty and enjoyment to all who come to visit. Beaches, vistas, nature, sand and sea are just a few things that make the list for the frugally focused A visit to Hapuna Beach is pleasant, and complimentary. White sandy shores and warm surf are waiting without charge. Snorkeling at Kealakekua brings funs and fish. Mauna Kea State Recreation area brings views and more. The black sands of Punaluu beckon without admission. It's all wonderfully free fun and frugal. read more about Free for the Frugally Focused on Hawaii Holiday... Read More

Discover the Hidden Side on Hawaii Holiday

Discover the Hidden Side on Hawaii Holiday
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

It's not all about resorts, luaus and umbrella drinks. One can explore the hidden gems the Big Island has to offer. Include one of these "off the beaten path" items to your trip and you will discover a bit of what makes the island tick. Explore, discover, enjoy and be amazed and when it's time to return to the resort, that umbrella drink will be calling your name. read more about Discover the Hidden Side on Hawaii Holiday... Read More

Top 10 Nightlife in Hawaii

Top 10 Nightlife in Hawaii
Destination(s): Kauai

Looking for some sizzling nightlife after a day of sand and sun? Our top 10 nightlife selections in Hawaii are just what you need to experience the trendiest and classiest night spots without falling for the overpriced tourist traps. The Point is a classy place to watch the setting sun while sipping on wine and listening to live music. Don't miss one of our favorites, the Torch Lighting Ceremony at dusk here at The Point. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is the place to experience world-class musical acts, films, and other live shows in the top venue on the island. Looking for an intimate setting for a date? The Castle Theater hosts top-notch musicals and opera productions in a most elegant setting. Take a late night excursion to Lewer's Lounge to partake in the very best of live jazz music and entertainment. Use our top 10 nightlife list as a guide to the very best of entertainment while visiting us here in paradise. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in Hawaii... Read More

Big Island - Hawaii's Heiau and History on Holiday

Big Island - Hawaii's Heiau and History on Holiday
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island of Hawaii has many cultural sights that provide insight into the lives, spirituality and values of the Hawaiian people. From the mysterious, unforgiving, fiery goddess to sacrificial war temples that were launching spots for island reunification, places of refuge for the hunted and insight to everyday life, sights are rich in cultural value. All sights still have significant value to Hawaiians. Etiquette requires that all visitors arrive with respect, enter with permission and depart with gratitude. It is also expected that all visitors keep voices low, avoid sitting, standing or stepping in areas except where designated. read more about Big Island - Hawaii's Heiau and History on Holiday... Read More

Ten Totally Free and Totally Worthwhile Places on Oahu

Ten Totally Free and Totally Worthwhile Places on Oahu
Destination(s): Oahu

After shelling out $500+ for a round trip ticket to the islands, the last thing most visitors want to do is spend more money. Travelers on a tight budget or preferring to see Oahu on the cheap will be delighted to know there is plenty to do on the island that doesn't require any cash at all. Take a look at these painless, completely free activities. read more about Ten Totally Free and Totally Worthwhile Places on Oahu... Read More

Hana overnight

Hana overnight
Destination(s): Maui

Hana trips are not for sissies! You?ll want to leave well before dawn, so as to arrive on the North Shore in time to enjoy the sunrise (and an early swim?) on Baldwin Beach. Then, on to one of the local cafes for a continental breakfast and a picnic to go (and lots of water), as you?ll want to stop frequently on the un-commercialized ?road to Hana.? Before you hit the highway proper, stop at the overlook for an early glimpse of the world-class windsurf action at Paia?s Ho`okipa Beach. Now, you?re on the most beautiful highway on Earth and there are more possibilities than time and/or stamina might allow. The Kaumahina and Pua`a Ka`a State Waysides offer glimpses of what Maui might have been like in pre-contact days. Enjoy botanical walks at the Kaenae and Garden of Eden Arboretums, then on to Kahanu Gardens and the Ka`eleku Caverns self-guided tour, finishing the afternoon with a swim at the black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. Check in at your hotel in time to wash up and head for the Hana Ranch Restaurant for dinner and, if not yet ready for bed, a stroll through the Hana-Maui Hotel in the center of town. Sweet dreams! You won?t want to waste a moment in Hana, so you?re up early enough to stop at Hasegawa?s General Store for provisions on your way to the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park at dawn. You?ve brought your bathing suit and will swim in the ?Seven Sacred Pools,? hike Oheo Gulch and the Kuloa Overlook and Pipiwai trails. Back in Hana town, check out the Hana Cultural Center and Hana Coast Gallery, then swim at Hana Beach Park. You will want to head back towards Pa`ia early enough to arrive before sunset. There, you can visit the Maui Crafts Guild, then have a seafood supper at the Fish Market restaurant before heading back to your hotel, tired and happy. read more about Hana overnight... Read More

The North Shore

The North Shore
Destination(s): Oahu

Most people who come to Oahu think of Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach. If you're spending more time here make sure you visit the North Shore. You will feel like you're on another Island. It's our own version of country living and you'll quickly notice the difference of the laid back style and the quiet pace. If you take the long way around from the city the Polynesian cultural center will be on the way. Once you get to the North Shore, it's all about the beach. Although there is some shopping in Haleiwa town you'll spend most of your time outside enjoying the world famous surf spots. In the winter you'll be watching the surfers. In the summer feel free to get in the water and swim. Last stop Dole Plantation. You can spend a few hours there on you way back to the pick city. read more about The North Shore... Read More