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Hawaiian Language Classes Open To All at Waikoloa

Kudos go out to the Waikoloa Beach Resort for a new program recently started at "The Studio" in the Queens' Marketplace, whereby guest speakers offer Hawaiian language classes to interested participants.

Fine French Fare and the King of All Cognacs at La Mer

It's that time of the year again... when the islands' top chefs have the sense to realize that elsewhere on this big blue planet there are seasons a-changing and colder winds a-blowing.

Color-Light Therapy and More at Ihilani Spa

Color-Light Thalasso Therapy: Tip of the Iceberg at Ihilani Spa

If you've ever been out yonder to West O'ahu, you know three things: It has an entirely different vibe from the rest of the island, it's warmer, and there are considerably less people. West O'ahu has frequently been described as the "a neighbor island experience, without leaving O'ahu".

The Sound of Aloha Weaves its way through Waikiki

An Emphasis on Local Music Across the Islands

Starwood Hawaii is doing its best to promote local music through regular concerts held at the many lounges, restaurants and poolsides in Waikiki. And while a few local residents still have their reservations at heading to "da big city" to catch some ukulele strumming with their sunsets, many make the jaunt to soak up the vibe.

Big Island Speaks to the Eco Traveler Through Technology

It's no secret that Hawai'i, much like the world's most beautiful and diverse ecosystems, has an incredibly fragile landscape. Factor in that we're North America's #1 travel destination, and the dilemma isn't hard to see: How do we keep our environment as pristine as possible (read: not trampled upon), yet continue to appeal to savvy travelers and their en masse arrivals?

Ka'anapali Nights: A New Concert Series on Maui has Roots that Run Deep

[This article appears courtesy of Hawaiian Style Magazine]

The Royal Lahaina Resort's ocean-front concert series that began this past summer is not just about a picture-perfect evening spent absorbing the sounds of crashing waves and slack key guitar. In fact, the Saturday night mele isn’t solely the culmination of two performer’s careers.

Hotel Hana Maui Entices Return Guests

Daily Resort Credits and Drastically Reduced Room Rates through December

On Maui's secluded North Shore, the Zen-like Hotel Hana Maui sits on a hilltop overlooking turbulent Hawaii seas. But the water might be the only fast-moving thing in Hana; the hotel is a study in relaxation, rejuvenation and spiritual revival. If you've been, you know this.

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Hanalei Colony Offers Links and Spa Combo Packages, Seclusion

Kauai's Hanalei Colony Resort recently launched a "golf and spa" package aimed at golf enthusiasts who like a bit of pampering with their game. The "Tee up & Wind Down" package offers two people rounds of golf at the nearby Princeville Golf Courses, followed by spa treatments at the Hanalei Day Spa.

So-Cal To Maui Private Jet Service, From Pleasant Founders

Former Pleasant Holidays owner and 50-year travel industry entrepreneur Ed Hogan is plunking down nearly $70 million for a pair of top-end Gulfstream G450 jets to launch POSH Private Jet Holidays. The new venture, which spun out of Hogan's Pleasant Aircraft Leasing (that shuttled A-listers and athletes to and fro in private planes), aims to bring South Californians to one of Hogan's two Ha

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Society Teams With Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Furthering the effort to educate visitors to Maui on why Kapalua is so culturally significant, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua has launched an "Ambassadors of the Environment" program in partnership with the renowned Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society. This marks Cousteau's first venture in the State of Hawaii.

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