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.
10 Ways To Eat Like A Local In Hawaii

10 Ways To Eat Like A Local In Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/27/2019 to Hawaii Farm & Food
Enjoy Hawaii’s Most Popular Local Foods One Bite at a Time. “Mixed Plate Edition” digs into the Islands’ renowned array of multicultural cuisines. Check out these 10 ono grindz that top the list of Hawaii’s most popular local food favorites.
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.
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.
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 Whale Watching Cruises & Excursions - What To Consider Before You Book

Hawaii Whale Watching Cruises & Excursions - What To Consider Before You Book

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/1/2019 to Hawaii See & Do
Each of the major Hawaiian Islands features a dozen-plus tour companies that operate Hawaii winter whale watching cruises. That said, it’s often hard to figure out which ocean adventure is best for you and your traveling companions. Here's a handy list of things to consider before you book.
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!
Hau`oli Makahiki Hou! - Eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou! - Eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/27/2018 to Stories Of Aloha
While Hawaii residents may hold to New Year’s traditions like singing “Auld Lang Syne” and setting off fireworks, the state’s diverse ethnic cultures ring in the New Year with foods considered to bring good luck. Traditions and superstitions range from Japanese mochi pounding for good luck to Filipino Pancit consumption to grant a long life.

Here’s a look at eight New Year’s traditions in Hawaii that shed light on how culture plays into annual festivities.
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.
A Happy Birthday Salute to the USAF!

A Happy Birthday Salute to the USAF!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/13/2018 to Hawaii Landmarks
Hau`oli la Hanau (Happy Birthday) to Hawaii’s U.S. Air Force Bases & Personnel.
America depends on our remarkable Total Force of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Civilian Airmen who have never failed to answer our Nation’s call. We thank you and your family for your service, sacrifice, and commitment to the defense of our Nation. Happy 71st Birthday United States Air Force!
Famous Kauai Movie Locations

Famous Kauai Movie Locations

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/9/2018 to Hawaii See & Do
Even the most talented and imaginative movie set creators fail to rival what Mother Nature presents on Kauai. Striking beauty and diverse landscapes have made the “Island of Discovery” a destination of choice among filmmakers who find natural set sites more gorgeous than anything that could be contrived in a Hollywood studio. Here are five movies/franchises where “The Island of Discovery” scenery steals the show.
Kilauea Volcano’s Fiery Show on Hawaii’s Big Island

Kilauea Volcano’s Fiery Show on Hawaii’s Big Island

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/26/2018 to Big Island
The Big Island of Hawaii remains a Hot Spot of tourist activity. Kilauea hasn’t put on a show like this since 1983. While many park sites are closed, others are more spectacular than ever. Some of the best viewing options are with professional tour guides. Enjoy awesome views via air, ground, and ocean tours.
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!
Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events

Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/17/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events. Five ways Hawaii salutes our Armed Forces heroes on Memorial Day Weekend
Oahu’s Spring and Easter Celebrations!

Oahu’s Spring and Easter Celebrations!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 3/22/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
Easter & Prince Kuhio Day Blend Reverence & Traditions. Late March and early April are packed with action throughout the Hawaiian Islands. But it’s especially hopping on Oahu, with Prince Kuhio Day on March 26 and Easter Sunday.
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.