Aloha Festivals 2019 Celebration!

Aloha Festivals 2019 Celebration!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 as Aloha Week. During the past seven decades, it has become a celebration of Hawaiian culture that integrates the traditions of the Hawaiian Islands through music, dance, cuisine, and art. This year, Hawaii’s longest running cultural festival expanded with new partnerships and events to celebrate the spirit of aloha. Learn more about Hawaii’s longest running cultural event!
The best places to watch and swim with Green Sea Turtles in Hawaii

The best places to watch and swim with Green Sea Turtles in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/30/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Relax and spend some quality turtle-time in Hawaii. Green sea turtles are such peaceful, graceful, and gentle creatures. Spending time in close proximity to them is as exciting as it is calming. If you’ve always wanted to lounge on the beach or swim with them, you’ve come to the right place.
Taro - The Root of Hawaiian Culture

Taro - The Root of Hawaiian Culture

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/22/2019 to Best of Hawaii
The Hanalei Taro Farm is one of the most photographed locations on the entire island of Kauai. Learn more about the farm, what it grows, and the family that has worked the land for six generations.
Moanalua Gardens - One of Hawaii’s best kept secrets

Moanalua Gardens - One of Hawaii’s best kept secrets

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Hawaii always conjures up images of sandy beaches, turquoise waves and tropical sunsets. What many overlook is the abundance of botanical gardens that thrive with lush, indigenous flora, as well as unique trees and plants gathered from around the world. Among these is Moanalua Gardens, a 24-acre privately owned park managed by the non-profit Moanalua Gardens Foundation. Located in Honolulu’s Moanalua District near Tripler Army Medical Center, this tranquil park is the perfect place for flying a kite or sharing a picnic with Mother Nature’s wonders creating a gorgeous backdrop.
Kailua Beach Tops U.S. List of Best Beaches

Kailua Beach Tops U.S. List of Best Beaches

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/13/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Windward Oahu Beach Scores Best of the Best for the Second Time! “Dr. Beach” uses 50 criteria that include safety, water cleanliness, and management of both the beach environment and its facilities when making his list. Learn what Dr. Beach and other beach lovers love most about Kailua Beach Park. 
The Best Times to Visit Hawaii

The Best Times to Visit Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/31/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Ask a local about the best time to visit Hawaii. You’ll usually hear, “Anytime!” But if you can getaway any time you want, here are a few things to consider.
Official Flowers Of The Hawaiian Islands

Official Flowers Of The Hawaiian Islands

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/16/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Each of Hawaii’s official flowers is as unique as the island it represents. Typically, the color of the flower is linked to the official color of each island as well. From Oahu’s native yellow ilima to Molokai’s white kukui blossoms, these beautiful native Hawaiian flowers create a colorful, fragrant symbol of the state of Hawaii and of each of Hawaii’s main islands.
World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center

World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/3/2019 to Best of Hawaii
There are several reasons why the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu's North Shore is consistently ranked as Hawaii’s best attraction. The World Fireknife Championship is certainly one of them.
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.