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Aloha Holidays in Paradise

Indulge in the Best of Hawaii

Kalalau Panorama

No other place on earth is like Hawaii. It is a sensory explosion with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, waterfalls, and even volcanoes. Hearing the waves on the beach or the soft sound of an ukulele cause you to press pause and enter a place of pure relaxation. That place or state of mind is aloha.

Throughout Hawaii, you will feel its essence. The slower pace of aloha allows you to appreciate the beauty. Imagine sharing a sunset with your ohana (loved ones) from a catamaran off the remarkable NaPali Coast of Kauai. Hawaii inspires you to be a kid again, riding in an outrigger on Waikiki Beach in Oahu or viewing the sunrise from the top of the world, Haleakala, on Maui. Regardless of the day’s activities, there is always time for a fresh MaiTai on Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach at the Westin or at the St. Regis Princeville Resort overlooking Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Have others been romanced by aloha?

Hawaii Hula Dancer in Sunset

“My wife and I came to Honolulu for our honeymoon. In celebrating our love, we fell in love with the islands and aloha. Every year since, we return. This year, it’s Princeville on Kauai,” shared Martin and Carol from Upstate New York.

“This is my first time to Maui, but not my last. The nature is beyond one’s imagination. I want to share this with my kids and grandchildren,”. said Sheila from Arizona.

Whichever island you choose, you will fall in love with Hawaii’s tranquility, beauty, and spirit wanting to return just like Martin, Carol, and Sheila. You will be romanced not only through your eyes and ears, but also through your stomach. With abundant tropical fruit and locally caught fish, it is easy to refuel from your explorations on the beach or even off the beaten path. Your palate will dance with pleasure from fresh pineapple and rich kalua pork. You may even be swayed to try the hula. Everybody’s got to dance the Hukilau at least once!

Perhaps Hawaii will entice you to try new things?

Aloha Holidays in Paradise surf

“I’m typically not adventurous, but I had to see Jurassic Falls. The only way was via helicopter. I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” commented Tim from Fort Lauderdale about his vacation on Kauai.

“I will never forget seeing my first green sea turtle,”. smiled Sandra from Minnesota about snorkeling off Waikiki Beach in Oahu.

Hawaii tempts you with snorkeling amongst schools of tropical fish and honu (green sea turtles), surfing your first wave on Oahu just steps from the Modern Honolulu, or flying above the Garden Isle by helicopter. However, it’s not uncommon to just pull up a lounge chair with a great book and allow the ocean and palm trees serenade you. The powerful allure of the islands surrounds you, flirting with you around every corner.

Nothing compares to the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. Its natural beauty and mystique awe you. The holidays are a special time to spend together with your loved ones. With that said, Aloha and Hawaii are better to be shared with your ohana. Is this your year for indulging in the best of Hawaii?