Category: Hawaii

Your personal space just got more personal and a lot more spacious

Your personal space just got more personal and a lot more spacious

In a world where your personal space is only getting smaller, it’s nice to know there’s a place where your world will only get bigger. Ke Kailani‘s exclusive 65-acres on Hawaii’s Big Island provide the perfect setting for their airy and luxurious villas, as well as some of the last remaining oceanfront home sites on […]

2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants.  For 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly […]

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Enjoy up to 40% off  the prevailing rate at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Take advantage of this discounted rate through until 26th December 2008.   Aloha has many meanings. It could mean hello, goodbye, love or great rates at this amazing resort.

The Kapalua LPGA Classic VIP Package

The Kapalua LPGA Classic VIP Package

Enjoy five nights accommodations at The Kapalua Villas with VIP passes to an exclusive sky box located on the 18th hole (15th-19th October 2008 only) You’ll also get a one hour golf clinic for two with an LPGA Tournament Professional at the Kapalua Golf Academy.   See their website for further details.

The Onion House, Hawaii

The Onion House, Hawaii

Owned by the famous McCormick Spice family, The Onion House is a unique architectural oddity that has now been made available to rent as a holiday retreat. It can be found  in Kailua Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island and was built by the celebrated architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, designed to take full advantage of its […]

Maui Adventure Guide Experience from Wailea Beach Resorts

Wailea Beach Villas is offering adventurous souls the chance to explore Maui by canoe, surf and snorkel!   The luxury resort offers private adventure tours by local guide Charlie Fleck. Enjoy a guided hike in a bamboo forest, an outrigger canoe trip, surf lessons and snorkeling at Turtle Town.   The Maui Adventure Guide Experience […]

Kapalua LPGA Classic – tickets on sale now!

Kapalua Resort is excited to add an LPGA full-field tournament to its roster of Signature Events. The Kapalua LPGA Classic is scheduled for October 13 to 19, 2008 at The Bay Course. For complete details, visit www.kapalua.com/lpga

Vacationing with the environment in mind

Destination Resorts Hawaii is offering a Honua Makuahine (Mother Earth) package, valid from 1st April  to 15th  June 2008, to the tropical paradise of the Aloha state.   This five night package offers a $250 carbon credit which will help off-set 3.5 round trip flights from the West Coast, a complimentary Dollar rental car and […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress – […]

Free Champagne for Leaders Club members

Free Champagne for Leaders Club members

Each year  The Leading Hotels of the World  select the winners of the prestigious Leaders Club Awards based on  user feedback. To commemorate these special accolades, all three honourees for 2007 will be offering a bottle of Champagne any time  Leaders Club members  stay with them until 31st March 2008.   As for the winners, […]

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor.   They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii   Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands […]

Private beta of Kango.com

Private beta of Kango.com

Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look.   I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed.   After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]

The Lusso Collection passes 100 member milestone

The Lusso Collection passes 100 member milestone

The Lusso Collection – an exclusive destination club that began in June last year and provides members unlimited access to a collection of multi-million dollar residences in the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations – has announced that it has signed more than 100 members since its official launch. Destinations covered include Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas […]

Disney heads for Hawaii

Disney heads for Hawaii

Hawaii’s third largest island, Oahu, is to get a luxury Walt Disney family resort. Having spent $144m to acquire 21 acres of oceanfront land  on the southwestern corner of the island, Disney will build a luxury hotel complex, as well as timeshare units. The resort will form part of the already popular  Ko Olina Resort […]

Videos from Hawaii

Andrew Kaplan of Oakland-based TurnHere contacted me this evening, telling me that they have just released a series of short documentary videos on Hawaii. As well as on their site, they are also on YouTube. I just took a quick look at a few and they’re quite good for giving a brief flavour of a […]

The world's most expensive water

The world’s most expensive water

Talk about expensive water! If you thought Bling H20 – at $24 for a 750ml bottle – was expensive, then think again.   Kona Nigari water from Hawaii  is apparently selling at $33.50 for a mere 2 ounce bottle.   Yes, you read that right… that’s seawater at more than $2,000 per gallon.   The […]