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Food Hotel Reviews

5 To Try: Waikiki Boutique Hotels

Many might say that there is no place like Waikiki, and they would be right. Waikiki is not only known around the globe for its beautiful beaches and surfing history, but also for its world class hospitality.

In this 5 To Try, I revisit 5 different Waikiki hotel experiences and explore my favorite aspects from each hotel, from iconic views to unforgettable dining experiences.

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Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary

A Weekend at The Grand Naniloa Hotel and How To Spend 48 Hours In Hilo With A Toddler

What do you do if you’ve got 48 hours to spend in Hilo and have a tiny toddler companion tagging along for the trip? Actually, lots. First thing, it’s Hilo, so expect wet weather. Drizzles and rain is part of the small town Hilo charm.

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Food Hotel Reviews

Alohilani Resort: An Aloha Chic Experience

What was old is new again. In 2016, the then Pacific Beach Hotel underwent a massive $100+ million redevelopment. The complete makeover involved all 800+ hotel rooms and included all public spaces. The fruits of this investment was partially unveiled in late 2017 when the hotel was rebranded and reimagined as the Alohilani Resort. What can you expect? A modern and contemporary vibe that evokes calming relaxation, or, as they like to call it, Aloha Chic.

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Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary Sights

A Weekend At The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Nestled along the pristine Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is a wonderful choice for those looking to mix the luxury that Kona is known for with Hawaiian history, adventure, and delicious delights. Of course, you could always do what we did for part of the trip, and just lounge at the pool and relax at the Mauna Lani Spa.

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Hotel Reviews

A Day At The Vive Hotel Waikiki

There’s nothing like a good getaway. On an island like Oahu, such a place might be hard to find, especially if you’re looking for it in the middle of Waikiki. Not to worry, because tucked away on Kuhio Avenue is a lively boutique hotel ready to give you that getaway: Vive Hotel Waikiki.

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Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary

A Weekend At The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki + A Foodie Itinerary for Waikiki

The Shoreline Hotel recently opened their doors for us to enjoy a weekend stay at their sleek, modern hotel, located in the Heart of Waikiki. We used this time as an opportunity to enjoy the amenities that they offered and also explore some of the nearby food attractions…and my, oh my, there are many new options to consider.

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Hotel Reviews Itinerary Sights

A Turtle Bay Staycation and a Weekend North Shore Itinerary

Over the last two years, my wife and I have taken advantage of the long Thanksgiving break to explore our neighbor islands (see some of our Lanai and Hawaii Island posts). This year, however, we weren’t able to leave Oahu…and so we decided that since we couldn’t hop on a plane, we would instead jump in our car for a sweet little staycation.

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Wandering Around The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Lanai is closing. Sort of. On January 5, The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele, will be closing its doors for about a year. The second major resort on the island, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, will also be closed for about 5 months starting June 2015.