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Outrigger Opens in Mauritius

The Hawaiian hotel group hastens their expansion across the Pacific Region

Hawaii’s venerable “ohana” hotel company has been expanding their portfolio outside of the Hawaiian Islands for over a decade. Things have progressed with abandon in the recent year, with a new property in Fiji opening its doors just prior to the New Year. Now Outrigger announces the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa, located in the Indian Ocean, 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. The 181-room property is perched on the beach. 

Kailua Menswear Shop Gloriously Defies All (Lack of) Hawaii Fashion Sensibility

One writer's rant on how a barrage of uninspired experiences paved the way for a glimmer of hope in a small town beach boutique. 

This is a little tale about how one writer (a) moved to a little sliver of paradise in the midst of a very, very large ocean, (b) learned quickly to appreciate all things “island style”—the relaxed fashion in which everything is served/worn/executed, (c) after a decade of island living began to long for some sense of reform in the elegance of everyday occurrences, only to be besodden with example upon example of how a (warning: sweeping statement follows) simple-minded culture refuses to evolve, stylistically, and (d) ultimately found a glimmer of hope in a tiny, backstreet menswear shop in a Windward beach town. Recline your seat and enjoy the read/rant.

Seasoned Pros offer November WindSurfing Camp @ Four Seasons Maui

Ride the wind with Shawna Cropas and Matt Pritchard while living la dolce vita in Wailea, Nov. 10 – 15

Calling all Weekend Warriors: This November the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering its first in-house, all-inclusive windsurfing camp at the tony Hawaiian hotel. Eight entrants will spend breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the in between water time breathing surf and wind with two professionals in the field. 

Waimea's Ocean Film Festival, This January

Big Island is the Place for Gathering Ocean-Savvy Filmmakers

On the successful heels of this past December’s Kona Surf Film Festival at the Mauna Lani Resort, the 2nd Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival will unfold this January on the Big Island of Hawai‘i with a series of deep water-related flicks, special presentations, panels and filmmaker meet-and-greets.

Duke's Oceanfest Brings Legends to Waikiki Beach

Meet Your Watermen (and Women) Heroes this Weekend

This weekend, Queens Beach in Waikiki will see more foot traffic by legendary watermen and women than anywhere else over the course of the entire year. It’s the full-swing of Duke’s Oceanfest, and the “Legends Lonboard” contest kicks off Friday, going well into Saturday afternoon; it is followed/preceded by the open water mile swim, SUP and paddleboard races, as well as a variety of water events that all culminate with a rockin’ luau at sundown on Saturday, August 27th.

Eddie Would... Hang/Eat Here

New Big Isle Surf Museum and Eatery Spotlights Legendary Waterman, Eddie Aikau

There’s a new locale at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, that pays tribute to one of the most storied, modern day watermen. The Eddie Aikau Restaurant & Surf Museum opened for business this month, and if the celebrity turn-out was any gauge for its future success, well, things are looking bright.

Hawaii Hotel Group to Manage Thai Luxe Resort

Hawaii’s own Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has just announced that it will manage the newly penned Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa in Bhoput Beach, Thailand, as of February 1, 2011. The upscale property formerly known as the Destination Beach Resort features 81 luxury villas and suites, a beachside restaurant, a wellness center, three swimming pools, a kids club and multiple bars.

It's Official: Molokai AND Lanai Film Festivals in August

If you thought you’d seen it all—in terms of Hollywood’s invasion of Hawai`i—then think again.

The Surfing Swami: A Journey from Within (to Monsoon Indian Swells)

How one American went from Hawai`i to India, and the surf culture he's started there.

A few months ago, we opened up the B on Hawaii inbox, and amidst the tide of emails from around the globe found one that caught our attention—from a fella who called himself "The Surfing Swami". Once again, the "B" network proved invaluable; we were quickly swapping stories of global galavanting, while hearing what our enlightened friend was up to in the surfing world... in India.

SUP Craze: Battle of the Paddle Heads to Waikiki

You've seen them paddling out past the line-ups, off towards the horizon, as if in a trance. Big boys (and girls) on big boards with a long paddle, heaving their way through the chop. It isn't hard to see the allure of stand up paddleboarding; which is probably the reason it's now a global phenomenon.

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