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!
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
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
Want to Learn More About Our Different Coffees?
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.
The Perfect Business Gift

The Perfect Business Gift

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/12/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
The perfect gift for people who help make your company great. Whether you’re shopping for your staff or co-workers, thanking clients for their loyalty or acknowledging a vendor/supplier who always goes beyond the call, the gift of Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee is sure to please.
Why Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Makes The Perfect Gift

Why Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Makes The Perfect Gift

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/28/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
We love giving gifts to the special people in our lives for the sheer joy of giving them a gift.
It makes us as happy as it does them. As they say, “It’s better to give than receive.” Here’s a short list of perks that you don’t always find when giving other types of gifts.
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!
Top 10 Movie Classics Set In Hawaii

Top 10 Movie Classics Set In Hawaii

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/30/2018
In 1936, Pan Am Airlines launched service to the glamorous Hawaiian Islands. With the end of WWII, a war that brought Hawaii into the fold with the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, interest perked in this exotic destination that now held massive historic relevance for the U.S. Hollywood took note and answered the thirst for knowledge by tapping Hawaii’s gorgeous islands in what would become a flurry of films that today stand as classics. Here are the top 10 movies that helped put The Hawaiian Islands on the map!
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.