Hawaii’s Best Halloween Activities on Oahu

Hawaii’s Best Halloween Activities on Oahu

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/18/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Halloween is creeping around the corner. From pumpkin patches and costume contests to trick-or-treating and the ultimate haunted house, Oahu celebrates Halloween with “spook-tacular” traditions across the island. While many events are free, others say “BOO!” for a nominal fee. The question isn’t "Witch" event to go to but "Howl" many. Learn where to find “spook-tacular” Halloween events for all ages!
Kauai Bucket List

Kauai Bucket List

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
Where to find everything from adventure to romance on Hawaii’s “Island of Discovery”. As rich with activities as natural beauty, Kauai demands experiencing its diversity from the north shore’s Hanalei Bay to sunny Poipu on the south shore. You’ll find unique adventures rolling out from wallet friendly to splurge worthy, plus everything between. Here are a few awesome ways to check items off your Kauai Bucket List.
50 Facts about the 50th State of Hawaii

50 Facts about the 50th State of Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/4/2019 to Best of Hawaii
While it’s one of the smallest states in the country, Hawaii packs a powerful punch for fun facts that definitely distinguish the only island state from its 49 mainland counterparts. Here’s a look at 50 unique facts that make Hawaii one of a kind.
Top 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coffee

Top 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coffee

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/26/2019 to Misc
Coffee drinkers already know about its stimulating qualities and how to brew a cup. Most people also know it may help burn fat and even improve physical performance. Not only is coffee delicious, it's also known to help mobilize fats and increase metabolism, which can sometimes help people lose weight. But coffee also has a rich and amazing history. All of this brings us to those rare coffee facts that are typically less familiar. We've created a list of top 10 things you probably didn’t know about coffee!
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.
Preserving Hawaii’s “Exceptional Trees” in Waikiki

Preserving Hawaii’s “Exceptional Trees” in Waikiki

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/8/2019 to Hawaii Landmarks
We love our trees! Some of Hawaii's exceptional trees are popular tourist attractions like the Indian banyan growing in Lahaina Courthouse Square on Maui. Waikiki is lucky enough to have several of these exceptional trees. Learn how the International Market Place in Waikiki is literally built around a colossal, 160+ year old Indian Banyan Tree.
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.
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!
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
Meet The Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Ohana!

Meet The Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Ohana!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/16/2018 to Coffee Questions
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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.