POW! WOW! Hawaii! - Dozens of Instagram-worthy murals have transformed Kakaako

POW! WOW! Hawaii! - Dozens of Instagram-worthy murals have transformed Kakaako

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/10/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Every spring for the past nine years, POW! WOW! Hawaii puts on a street art festival that attracts hundreds of local and international artists to paint dozens of murals in Oahu’s urban neighborhood of Kakaako. It gets bigger and better every year. This colorful event has reached critical mass over the years to the point where amazing murals have totally transformed this industrial neighborhood into a modern Honolulu attraction.
Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/4/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Hawaii’s farmers markets have existed nearly as long as island farms and ranches. From plantation era trading and selling to today’s flashier gatherings showcasing agriculture and aquaculture bounty from across the islands, these colorful markets serve up a delicious opportunity to savor the flavors of the Hawaii. Oahu’s mega-popular KCC Farmers Market, where you can meet farmers and innovators who are turning trends into a way of life.
Happy Prince Kuhio Day! - Celebrating Hawaii’s Last Reigning Prince

Happy Prince Kuhio Day! - Celebrating Hawaii’s Last Reigning Prince

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 3/21/2019 to Best of Hawaii
The Prince made such monumental achievements that he remains one of only two crown heads of state to be honored with an official holiday. The “Citizen Prince” lived a very unique life that helped him shape Hawaii. Here are 10 reasons that Prince Kuhio deserves his own holiday!
Top 10 Facts That Make The Hawaiian Islands So Unique

Top 10 Facts That Make The Hawaiian Islands So Unique

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 3/8/2019 to Best of Hawaii
It goes without saying that the state of Hawaii is truly one of the most unique among our country’s 50. Not only is Hawaii the only island state in the U.S., but the Hawaiian Archipelago is also the longest island chain in the world. Here are 10 more fun facts about Hawaii that will help make you a Hawaii trivia whiz!
Byodo-In Temple on Oahu - One of Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

Byodo-In Temple on Oahu - One of Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/21/2019 to Best of Hawaii
When you visit the Byodo-In Temple in Kahaluu Windward Oahu, you are truly experiencing one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets.
The Romance of Valentine’s Day in Hawaii

The Romance of Valentine’s Day in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/7/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Most people agree that Hawaii is one of the most romantic places on Earth. Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Hawaiian Islands is pure magic. Here's list of six top romantic Hawaii Valentine’s Day ideas to help keep the sparks alive with your ku’uipo! (sweetheart)
Hawaii’s best places to spot humpback whales from the shore

Hawaii’s best places to spot humpback whales from the shore

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 1/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
While seasonal whale watching cruises are a favorite activity among visitors and even locals, you can also spot these marvels from lots of shoreline locations that are easily accessible and absolutely FREE!
Sand-Ta Claus has returned to the Sheraton Waikiki!

Sand-Ta Claus has returned to the Sheraton Waikiki!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/20/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Sandsational Sand Sculpting has carved yet another gigantic set of sand sculptures for the Sheraton Waikiki
Honolulu City Lights: Making Christmas In Hawaii Merry & Bright

Honolulu City Lights: Making Christmas In Hawaii Merry & Bright

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/30/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Nothing is more iconic during Christmas time in downtown Honolulu than the 21-foot tall, 2-ton Shaka Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Hawaiian Imu Turkeys - Digging Into Hawaii’s Thanksgiving Tradition

Hawaiian Imu Turkeys - Digging Into Hawaii’s Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/8/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Learn how Kailua High School athletes use a giant imu oven to steam hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys at once.
Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/11/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Liliha Bakery’s Sweet Success! Their famous pastries and Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee make an ono-licious pair!
Aloha RIMPAC! The world’s largest international maritime exercise.

Aloha RIMPAC! The world’s largest international maritime exercise.

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/14/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Held biennially in even-numbered years, RIMPAC finds Hawaii rolling out the welcome mat and sharing our Aloha Spirit with 26 nations, 47 surface ships, 5 submarines, 18 national land forces, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel who will all be converging on Hawaii to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
Honolulu Festival - Hawaii’s Premier Cultural Event

Honolulu Festival - Hawaii’s Premier Cultural Event

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 3/8/2018 to Best of Hawaii
From free cultural performances and a multi-ethnic Kalakaua Avenue parade to a grand finale fireworks thriller off Waikiki Beach, the 24th Annual Honolulu Festival is set to bombard the senses with a vibrant display of traditions from Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
Where to watch some of the most spectacular sunrises in Hawaii

Where to watch some of the most spectacular sunrises in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/22/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Pick a spot, set your alarm, grab a cup (or Thermos) of Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee, and set out for an early morning adventure that will make your day! Here are a few of our favorite places to watch darkness give way to dramatic shades of red, orange, purple and pink. It’s sure to perk you up and set the stage for a perfect day in paradise.
Six Sweet Spots to Share a Romantic Hawaiian Sunset

Six Sweet Spots to Share a Romantic Hawaiian Sunset

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/8/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Here are six sweet spots perfect for cuddling up with your sweetheart to catch the sun as it slowly slips below the horizon.
Remembering Duke Kahanamoku

Remembering Duke Kahanamoku

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 1/24/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Say Aloha to Duke Kahanamoku. Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha & Father of Modern Surfing. On Kuhio Beach, a bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes everyone to Waikiki with open arms and it's one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii.
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - 6 New Year’s Traditions in Hawaii

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - 6 New Year’s Traditions in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/28/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Hawaii is home to a culturally and ethnically diverse group of people who have created a unique set of New Year's traditions.
Hawaii's most famous film location

Hawaii's most famous film location

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/14/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Hundreds of locations around the islands have been featured in films but one of the most popular locations is the 4,000-acre, private nature reserve called Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu.
Honolulu City Lights

Honolulu City Lights

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/17/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Nothing is more iconic during Christmas time in downtown Honolulu than the 21-foot tall, 2-ton Shaka Santa & Mrs. Claus (Tutu Mele) relaxing with their shoes off and basking in the warm Hawaiian weather in the courtyard in front of Honolulu Hale (City Hall).
Traditional Hawaiian Oven Big Enough for Hundreds of Thanksgiving Turkeys

Traditional Hawaiian Oven Big Enough for Hundreds of Thanksgiving Turkeys

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/3/2017 to Best of Hawaii
If you've ever been to a luau, you're probably familiar with the traditional way Hawaiians cook an entire pig in an underground pit oven called an "imu". But instead of cooking a single pig, you can cook HUNDREDS of turkeys all at once!
Hawaii's Haunted Plantation 2017

Hawaii's Haunted Plantation 2017

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/18/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Believe it or not... The peaceful island of Oahu is home to one of the scariest Halloween attractions in the entire country. This year they'll be doing CLOWNS as one of the main themes. And it looks absolutely terrifying!
More Amazing Instagram photo galleries that shine with Aloha!

More Amazing Instagram photo galleries that shine with Aloha!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/7/2017 to Best of Hawaii
We love the way Instagram helps us share little snapshots of Aloha! Here are a few MORE Instagram accounts that we love following.
We Go Nutty for this Mac-nificent Hawaii Treat

We Go Nutty for this Mac-nificent Hawaii Treat

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/24/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Everyone loves macadamia nuts and about 90% of the world's supply is grown right here in Hawaii. The trees don't grow just anywhere. They require many of the same tropical growing conditions that also makes the Big Island of Hawaii the ideal place to produce premium Kona coffee as well. Take a peak inside the world's largest factory/farm and learn some fun facts about this crunchy, buttery and amazingly delicious nut.
Discover the Secret of Hawaiian-Grown Chocolate

Discover the Secret of Hawaiian-Grown Chocolate

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/31/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Many people already know Hawaii is the only U.S. state able to grow coffee commercially. But did you also know the climate, rich volcanic soil, and unique growing conditions that make Hawaii the perfect place to grow the world's best coffee also provides ideal growing conditions for one of our other favorite foods? Chocolate!
Amazing Instagram photo galleries that shine with Aloha!

Amazing Instagram photo galleries that shine with Aloha!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/13/2017 to Best of Hawaii
We've discovered HUNDREDS of truly amazing Instagram photo galleries. Here are a few that'll make you want to pack your bags right now!