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Yoga, Healing, Music and Festivities on Oahu's North Shore

If you've ever wished that you could immerse yourself with premiere yoga instruction from a variety of teachers from around the globe—all without without spending a fortune on travel—your wish has come true. The annual Hawai‘i Spirit Festival, which takes place on O‘ahu's North Shore from November 4–6, is a three day celebration of yoga, music, movement and Hawaiian Culture.

$10k To The Best Mai Tai Maven + Spin Doctors

Sip delectable umbrella drinks on the shores of Kona with the Spin Doctors at the Royal Kona Resort

Mixmasters, libation-seekers and anyone with "a little captain in them" should make haste to Kona, where the third annual Don The Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival will unfold at the Royal Kona Resort on August 13, 2011. This ain’t no fluffy fete: The winner of the most succulent concoction will head home with $10,000 in their shaker.

Pro Bowl Block Party Kicks Off in Waikiki

We are thrilled to promote the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl—which has made its just return to Hawaii (after a horrendous decision by both the NFL and the former authorities-of-note here in Honolulu).

Shiatsu Now at Mandara: A Balanced Good Time

Last week it hit me: It’s a New Year—and I should try new things. So I took the opportunity to experience Mandara Spa’s new Shiatsu treatment, something that I had experienced years ago, but hadn’t revisited in quite some time. Since I am generally first in line for the deep tissue or hot stone therapy, I decided it was high-time I learned what has made the ancient art of Shiatsu so popular—and long lasting—in Japan.

Win a Harley Softail at the Grand Wailea Resort

Free Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, anyone? For those who can convince their company to take a much needed retreat (or incentive trip) to Maui, and can book more than 15 rooms at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa before December 31, 2011, you'll have 5 times the chance of winning. You’ve got plenty of time to start building your case.

Economic Woes Lead to Big Kamaaina Savings at Kapalua

We’ve said it before: This dismal economy has its silver linings. Today, it comes in the form of a stellar “stay-cation” for kama‘aina interested in heading to the Valley Isle between now and the end of the year. Kapalua, Maui is the destination.

Kauai Grill Celebrates One Year, Garners Loyal Following

While we like to make a practice of covering events yet-to-come in order to give esteemed readers the opportunity to attend them, this “wrap up” of a just-passed culinary extravaganza from Jean-George’s Kauai Grill at the St. Regis Princeville is well worth the space. Trumpeting their one-year anniversary last week, the resort’s food and beverage team paired with Kauai Grill chef de cuisine Colin Hazama to bring locals and hotel guests a truly innovative menu that celebrated the notion of maintaining a Hawaiian ahupua‘a.


The Spa at Trump: Sample Treatments, Come Back for More

Eager to spread the word that the Spa at Trump is open for business as a day spa, the swank locale is opening its doors on December 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for an open preview of treatments, available on a first-come basis. Having attended one of these events earlier this month, we can safely say it’s a worthy few hours of pampering, which is sure to initiate a few long-term followers.

A Heart-Warming Story of Makahiki

Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel Celebrates a Lost Life During Makahiki Season

The Hawaiian Makahiki season is celebrated today without parallel at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, on Maui. There, employees come together for months—beginning in November—to craft an array of gifts to present to the “king” and “queen” after the New Year. This family-friendly resort holds a week-long series of festivities, including a parade, arts and cultural demonstrations, and a dinner feast open to guests and locals at the end of Makahiki.

Shelved Wailea Resort to be Branded Andaz in 2012

It’s official—supposably. The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

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