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Ka’anapali Beach Hotel – Maui’s Most Hawaiian Hotel Feb 13

Located on the beautiful sands of Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel embodies the spirit of Hawaiian ho’okipa (Hospitality) in everything aspect of the resort.  The employee mission statement written in 1986, strives to share aloha from the heart of all employees and this generous spirit is shared to all hotel guests. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel has been developed in such a way as to enhance employee understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture, preserve for future generation, and for employees to be able to share with guest of the hotel. This spirit has helped the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel win many awards over the years including  being voted Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel by the Waiaha Foundation,  #1 Best Value in the State of Hawai’i by Travel & Leisure Magazine, “Best Places to Stay Gold List” in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. 

While you may not find luxury appointments found at other Maui Hotels and Resorts, I guarantee you will find the warmest team of employees ready to enhance your stay at their resort and your visit to Maui- whether as a first time visitor to the island or returning home I would urge you to consider a stay at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.

To book your trip to Maui-Contact Linda DancerMaui Master Destination Specialist

Email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Direct Line 828-256-1520  or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

 

Fairmont Resorts in Hawai’i Jan 03

 

The Fairmont Orchid – located on Hawai’i Island (The Big Island) is a AAA Four Diamond resort located on the sunny Kohala Coast. A 32-acre oceanfront luxury paradise the Fairmont Orchid offers guests access to golf, tennis,six restaurants, year round children’s facilities and a white sand lagoon.

Home to the famous  Spa Without Walls,which features massage hales(huts), indoor treatment rooms,a steam room,dry sauna, oceanfront massage options as well as a boutique with spa products. The Fitness Center features all the latest in fitness equipment, daily seaside yoga, pool aerobics and a world-class tennis pavilion.

Complimentary Daily activities include Hawaii Arts & Crafts and cultural hikes around the resort exploring ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and lava shelter caves.

A golfer’s paradise The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Golf Courses  provides a challenge for pros and amateurs alike with two award winning- Par 72-  18 hold courses the North and the South, which are consistently listed as one of the world’s top golf resorts by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine – amazing scenery featuring dramatic ocean views, lush tropical greenery with black lava as a backdrop.

Six Restaurants and Lounges can be found on property including Brown’s Beach House Restaurant(order the fresh ginger ale) ,Norio’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Hale Kai Restaurant, Brown’s Deli, The Orchid Court, In room dining, Kahakai Bar and Luana Lounge.  In addition several other great local restaurants within the Mauna Lani Resort Complex are available as well.

Weddings are available with many romantic locations throughout the resort available to choose from , the wedding and event staff can hand every small detail to make your special day perfect, whether you want a formal backdrop, barefoot with toes in the sand, waterfalls and lush foliage, a coconut palm grove or incorporate a Hawaii Outrigger Canoe.

It is said a little slice of Heaven waits for you at The Fairmont Orchid , visitors will not be disappointed.

White sand beach lagoon

White sand beach lagoon

Massage Hale at Spa Falls

Massage Hale at Spa Falls

Oceanfront pool area

Oceanfront pool area

Fairmont Kea Lani located on Wailea’s Polo Beach, Maui is Hawaii’s one of a kind villa luxury oceanfront resort. Offering spacious (860 square feet of living space)one bedroom suites and two story villas that are just teps from the ocean and include a private courtyard with plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen and barbecue grill – perfect for a family home away from home or for two couples traveling together on vacation. In addition to 24 hour in suite dining, Caffe Ciao Bakery & Deli( I suggest you grab a picnic basket to go when driving the Road to Hana or exploring the island), Polo Beach Grille and Bar, Kea Lani Restaurant or award winning fine dining fine options are available at Nick’s Fishmarket Maui offering the freshest in sea food and Ko which features plantation era cuisine influences by Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portugese, Korean and Japanese cultures. After dinner I suggest you watch the sunset from the open-air Luana Lounge – serving some of the world’s finest rums, extensive wine list, all your tropical Hawaiian favorites, Pupus and specialty martinis all while enjoying live entertainment.The Fairmont Kea Lani offers something for every traveler from the 140-foot water slide, toddler pool,free laundry facilities and sandy-bottom swimming beach. For couples on their honeymoon or anniversary trip they have an adults-only pool,two whirlpools and a swim-up bar. For those that are on a fitness regiment  they have a 24 hour fitness center, nearby tennis and adjacent to championship Wailea golf courses, a beauty salon and the new Willow Stream Spa. Fairmont Kea Lani also offers an award-winning Hawaiian Cultural Program. In addition to all the wonderful amenities on property so much is located nearby , world class shopping at the Shops at Wailea and other local restaurants.

But most importantly the most important amenity found at the Fairmont Kea Lani is the gracious aloha spirit from the resort staff add all this together and it is no wonder that year after year Fairmont Kea Lani wins so many awards and is the perfect vacation destination regardless of the reason for your trip to Hawaii.

To book your Hawaii Vacation at either Fairmont resort  Contact: Linda Dancer 

Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888ext 331  Direct Line: 828-256-1520 Email: linda@honeymoonsinc.com

 

Luana Lounge

Luana Lounge

Main pool area

Kea Lani-Main Pool

Kea Lani-Main Lobby

Kea Lani-Main Lobby

Whaler’s Village (Maui) offers so much! Sep 27

Whaler's Village

Whaler’s Village Shopping Center located on Ka’anapali Beach, Maui offers visitors over 90 shops, beachfront dining at several restaurants, historical displays at the Whalers Village Museum and so much more. An eclectic mix of art galleries (http://www.lahainaprintsellers.com), clothing shops for all ages such as Blue Ginger, Pacific Treasures Boutique, BillaBong(Love the Sanuk Get Leid Loafers), Honolua Surf Co., Honolua Wahine and Tori Richard, Fine jewelry such as Baron & Leeds, Brighton(ask about their Hawai’i charm bracelet), Maui Divers, Na Hoku and Pandora. Have a long list of folks back home that you need to buy some special souvenir for? Not to worry you can find it at Whaler’s Village at stores such  ABC Stores, Honolulu Cookie Company,Martin & MacArthur, Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery, Maui Toy Works, SWAROVSKI or something totally unique Lahaina Scrimshaw.
If during your shop till you drop outing at Whaler’s Village you should get hungry or thirsty  that is covered at the Food Court as well with everything from  Nikki’s Pizza, Subway,McDonald’s Express, Dragon Wall Express followed by something to cool you off at Haagen-Dazs or Yogurtland. Check out what is happening on Centerstage as well during your visit Lei-Making Classes, Hula Lessons and more.
But then there are those those romantic evenings on Maui, where you look  for the perfect mix  of sunsets  and fine dining-Whaler’s Village has that covered too!

Lei Lani's

Oceanfront dining at Leilani’s on the Beach offers the finest steaks,chops,ribs and the best of Hawaii’s fresh local fish and seafood, and the team at Leilani’s do an amazing job with intimate birthday parties, engagement dinners or rehearsal dinners (reservations accepted and suggested).Hula Grill offers live entertainment daily combined with wonderful island flavors, or Maui Fish & Pasta offers farm to table menu just steps from the beach, open air atmosphere overlooking the ocean,what better way to spend Happy Hour – Early Bird Specials –
The Star of the Show!

 

And then there are the Whales!

If you are lucky enough to visit Maui or her sister islands of Molokai or Lanai  during whale season, the star of the show will be the whales, and this one decided to visit while we were dining at Maui Fish & Pasta, so just another reason to visit Whaler’s Village. You just can’t plan these magical experiences so always have your camera handy so you do not miss the opportunity to catch them.

Whaler’s Village is Located on beautiful  Ka’anapali Beach:
2435 Ka’anapali Parkway – Lahaina, Maui  Hawai’i 96761 / Hours Daily: 930am-1000pm 
PARKING: Available in the multilevel parking garage adjacent to Whaler’s Village.
SHUTTLE SERVICE – Catch the free Ka’anapali Resort Shuttle from your hotel /the trolley picks up various times of the day  from 1000am to 1000pm from several hotels and resorts throughout the Ka’anapali Resort   OR the Lahaina Shuttle  is also an option for a nominal fee- Check with your hotel concierge for pick-up times and locations  depending upon your dates of travel.
Ka’anapali Beachwalk  if you are staying  at resorts  such as the Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin Maui, Ka’anapali Alii  a short walk from your resort along the ocean is another option for you.
Contact: Linda Dancer Direct Line: 828-256-1520 /Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach Park Sep 13

Punalu'u Beach Park

Clients are always asking me where they can go to see a black sand beach and honu( Hawaii green sea turtles) Punalu’u Black Sand Beach Park is always one of the first places that I suggest they visit.
lined by palm trees

 On Hawaii Island(The Big Island) this beautiful beach is a favorite spot for locals to boogie board and fish but is also a spot frequented often by green sea turtles.  A great photo opportunity for visitors especially if you are lucky enough to can catch the pod of spinner dolphins that sometimes play off shore  amazing everyone with their acrobatic show.

According to local legend, ancient Hawaiians dove underwater with a jug to obtain freshwater during times or drought, as oddly enough this beach has a large amount of cold freshwater flowing from underground. If you take the time to wander near the boat ramp at the north end of the beach you will see the ruins of a heiau(shrine) and a flat sacrificial stone. Inland you will also see a memorial for Henry ‘Opukaha’ia at his birthplace, he entered the Foreign Mission School at age 17 with the vision of bringing Christianity to Hawai’i, but sadly he died of typhoid fever in 1818, but his dream would be fullfilled in 1820 with the arrival of the first Protestant missionaries.
Also you will find:
**Just past the parking area with a protected area surrounded by a rock wall you will find ancient  petroglyphs(ancient carvings)
**Nearby is Ninole Cove, a small beach with a grassy area and lagoon good for swimming
** Restrooms, picnic tables and camping (by permit)  are also available
Please be advised however:
Although easily accessible there is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming can be dangerous due to strong rip currents and a very rocky bottom.
Always check ocean conditions before entering the ocean-
** When in doubt, don’t go out! Great advise from the locals.
Located on Hwy 11, 27 miles south of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
For more information or to book your vacation to Hawaii Island :
Contact:Linda Dancer Email: linda@honeymoonsinc.com  Direct Line 828-256-1520
Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

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Sandals Resorts St Lucia/Stay at one/Play at Three Aug 09

"Les Pitons"

If not Hawaii, then I would suggest the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia, often referred to as the most Hawaiian of the Caribbean islands because of similar attributes such as rainforest and the Piton volcano peaks. The island of St Lucia is a colorful mixture of history, culture and influences left over from the French and British who fought over this island for nearly 150 years before finally ceded to the British in 1814.

Today visitors have the opportunity to visit fortresses and relics left behind from these battles including the former British Officers mess at Fort Rodney and Pigeon Island National Park, Morne Fortune a key battle site and Marigot Bay which was once a wartime base but now a haven for yachts, Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths built by the French King Louis XVI to refresh and heal troops stationed on St Lucia.
The honeymoon haven of St Lucia was featured in the 14th season of ABC The Bachelor Finale.
A beautiful backdrop for three amazing  Sandals Resorts where guest  can stay at one/ play at all three. Each of the three resorts has its own personality, amazing beaches, 21 restaurants and bars to choose from with the Sandals Dine around program whenever and whereever you want, the hardest part is making a decision. From fine dining service with white gloved waiters to barefoot in the sand ocean front dining- flavors from around the world  such as Classic French, Caribbean, Italian, Japanese-Teppanyaki, Mediterranean,Pan Asian or even Brick-oven Pizza. Bars range from sophisticated piano bars to authentic English pubs where guests enjoy unlimited drinks and entertainment.
Play around between the three resorts as well with land & water sports including: kayaking,waterskiing, kneeboarding, aquatrikes,windsurfing,Hobie Cat Sailing, standup paddle boarding, snorkeling,scuba diving(for certified divers-or diver resort courses are offered- speciality or night dives are extra) Land Sports such as golf(caddies are mandatory but not included),Billiards,Basketball, Bocce ball, table tennis,Volleyball,croquet,yoga and aerobics, tennis courts and Red Lane Fitness Centers.

cottages

Sandals Halcyon Beach – by design this garden of Eden blends with the environment where no building is taller than the highest palm tree with classic Caribbean architecture and quaint gingerbread-detailed cottages tucked into lovely tropical gardens. One of St Lucia’s most impressive dining options is Kelly’s Dockside which is built on a pier 150 feet out over the water-how romantic is that, but there are five other restaurants and seven bars on the resort -casual and relaxed beachside retreat, with three pools  throughout the resort including a secluded lagoon pool.
New enhancements to the resort include four fire pits and two massage gazebos for  guest who prefer their spa treatments outdoors.

Beautiful Beach

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort  situated on its own private peninsula surrounded on two sides by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.Fronted by a mile-long beautiful beach the waters in front of the Grande St. Lucian are some of the calmest found on the island. As pretty as a postcard, guest of the Grande St. Lucian  have views of historic Fort Rodney and Rodney Bay.
Upon arrival into the grand, three-story open-air lobby, one might think they have entered a British Colonial Palace, that gracefully opens up to the views beyond. Guest can either choose rooms and suites that over look the beach or may choose to overlook the lagoon pool or have direct access into the exotic lagoon pool from their suite. Over the top suites such as the beachfront Grande Rondoval Suite with a private pool and enormous bath with a Roman tub and outdoor shower, amazing four poster bed and 50 inch screen TV. Five freshwater pools including a generous sized, zero entry Sandals signature pool with swim-up bar, Eight restaurants continue the global culinary tour.

Millionaire Suites

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa  as arriving guest begin the one mile-long drive along the palm lined entrance into the legendary LaToc Estate excitmenent builds. Considered the “Emerald of the Caribbean” Sandals LaToc sits graciously along a half-mile crescent-shaped beach towered by coral bluffs, lush green hillsides and the rolling fairways of the executive-style golf course. Located within a true rainforest, this 220-acre masterpiece features the Sunset Ocean Bluff -one might say a resort within a resort where you will find amazing suites such as the Millionare Suites shown here and the Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Oceanfront One Bedroom Villa Suite both with private pool.
St Lucia’s largest swimming pool is found at this resort, enjoy eight amazing restaurants and ten bars.

Wedding gazebo at LaToc

If you are looking for the perfect destination wedding location, St Lucia would be an excellent choice and as a Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist I can help you plan your wedding whether just the two of you or with a large group of friends and family. Sandals  now offers so many options to truly make it your wedding your style, and with the new destination wedding design feature,so easy to see your dream come to life right before your eyes. The best part of all is after the ceremony, relax and begin the romantic honeymoon of a lifetime because noone does romance better than Sandals.
Now would be wonderful time to consider securing your wedding date and time for 2014, there are many great promotions currently in place in additon to the complimentary beautiful beginnings wedding email me  linda@honeymoonsinc.com for more information.
Contact: Linda Dancer  Direct Line: 828-256-1520  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888- ext 331

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Celebrating the Red, White and Blue of Hawai’i Jul 04

No better time than the Fourth of July to celebrate the Red, White and Blue of Hawai’i

Red Hibiscus Flowers, beautiful white sand beaches , and  the  Blue of the Pacific Ocean , with Blue Sky Above !

Wishing you and yours a Safe and Happy 4th July

Linda Dancer   Contact:  Direct Line  828-256-1520   Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Email :  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

 

Moloka’i May 03

Hotel Moloka'i

Stressed out? Need to unwind? Then I suggest you spend a few hours in one of the hammocks at Hotel Moloka’i overlooking Kamiloloa Beach,
the gentle trade breezes will remind you that you definitely are in a special place.  Although there are some rentals available, the last few times I have visited Moloka’i, Hotel Moloka’i was  my home away from home.  The Polynesian village of  two story bungalows give you all the creature comforts of home, while allowing you space to unplug from the stress of day to day activities, but don’t panic WIFI is available at the bar. Yahoo! Travel featured Hotel Moloka’i in their series on 10 amazing undiscovered islands.  Full service hotel with a restaurant, concierge service, an amazing gift shop and swimming pool.
You will not find the hustle and bustle of some of the other Hawaiian Islands, this has earned Moloka’i several nicknames such as Hawaiian by Nature and “old style Hawaii”, the birthplace of Hula but one thing for sure, with more native Hawaiians living on Moloka’i still than on any other island, you will feel the history of the island, especially when you visit Halawa Valley, Kalaupapa National Historic Park and the Ali’i Fishponds (the oldest dates to 13th century).

Saint Damien

On October 11,2009 Father Damien was elevated to sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, that event alone brought attention to this small Hawaii Island.  Quarantined for life (from 1873 till his death) in Kalaupapa to care for patients diagnosed with Hansen’s disease(leprosy). Father Damien helped build houses, an orphanage,church  and many other functions. Saint Damien’s Feast Day is celebrated on May 10th, worldwide by Catholic Churches in his honor. Two of the churches he built remain today St. Joseph of Kamalo and Our Lady of Seven Sorrows of Kalua’aha (still hosts weekly Sunday Services). Today the Kalaupapa Peninsula is a U.S. National Historical Park, you can view it from the lookout above, one-day pre-arranged visits can be done by flying in, hike or mule-ride down 1,700 feet of the highest sea cliffs on earth (be prepared to be amazed) the trail is 2.9 miles with 26 switchbacks – amazing,spiritual,breathtaking – it left me speechless. Once you reach the bottom you will be met by your guide with Damien Tours who will take  you through the peninsula. Plan carefully the park is not open on Sunday. By the time you leave the Mule Barn, you will know your mules name and be trained by company owner Buzzy Sproat, Hawaii’s resident mule expert.
Yummy

 The island of Moloka’i is working on sustainable crops and opportunities. One great example of this  is  Coffees of Hawai’i a working 660-acre coffee in central Moloka’i, and yes this signature drink is as good as it looks . Visitors can tour the farm with a buggy ride through the plantation  and sip several flavors of coffee. In addition tours into the Halawa Valley introduce you to taro cultivation, truly a engineering marvel the way the agricultural systems were put in place hundreds of years ago is amazing, but it allowed people to flourish in the small stream-fed valley. Nene geese(Hawai’i’s endangered state bird) have also been released are are successfully reproducing in the wild on Moloka’i. Work is also being done to restore some of the ancient fishponds.

 

Beautiful Beaches

There are several beautiful beaches on Moloka’i – you can get camping permits for Papohaku Beach Park and One Ali’i Beach Park from the  City & County Parks Department (808) 553-3204  or  but be advised that not all of Moloka’i beaces have restroom facilities.  Other activities that can be found on Moloka’i include  snorkeling and diving (south shore is home to Hawai’i’s longest continuous fringing reef, whale watch during whale season, deep-sea fish  and even play a round of golf at Ironwood Hills Golf Course.  Shopping in downtown Kaunakakai  you will find a little bit of everything , but you will not find any name brand stores , but all the basic necessities  of groceries,hardware,pharmacy,gourmet wine, art gallery, and local arts and crafts and the world famous Kanemitsu Bakery.

Having been blessed to visit each of the Hawaiian Islands many times, I always enjoy my time on Moloka’i, it is a spiritual retreat and heals the soul, it is easy to be transported back to a simpler time in Hawaiian History.   If you do not have time to stay on Moloka’i at least take the Moloka’i Princess Ferry  across the channel from Maui, takes about 90 minutes, one ferry in the morning and one late afternoon,rental cars can be reserved in advance. If you want to visit Kalaupapa , I would plan to spend a couple nights on island .
Hotel Moloka’i – 1300 Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748   Phone (808) 553-5347
Contact Linda Dancer   Email linda@honeymoonsinc.com   Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

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Have you visited “Eternity Beach” ? Oct 05

Eternity Beach

Although the proper Hawaiian place name  is Halona Beach Cove, it is often referred to by its nickname “Eternity Beach” . This small beach was made popular after the filming of the movie From Here to Eternity in 1953 (starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr), their incredibly romantic love scene captured the imaginations of movie goers then and those that happen to watch the movie yet today. Located to the west of another  photo opportunity Halona Blowhole, to get down to the beach visitors must hike down a rocky path, but please do be extremely careful as it can be slippery and the path is very steep. Free parking is available at the Halona Blowhole lookout point , but be mindful there are no facilities.  Also, the current here can be very turbulent, so if you venture out into the water only when the ocean is calm – there are no lifeguards here. Pay attention to the surf, it is too dangerous to get into the water if the surf is up, you could risk being tossed against the many rocky areas that guard this intimate little beach, a great place to get away from other tourist and work on your tan.
Located :  72 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu Hawai’i 96825
Contact :   Linda Dancer    Direct Line 828-256-1520       Email   linda@honeymoonsinc.com
                    Oahu Master Destination Specialist with the Oahu Visitors Bureau
 And remember the best way for you to enjoy your visit to islands is to get out and explore !

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Hanalei Sep 29

Taro Fields

Fresh cup of coffee in hand, I leave my resort  in Poipu  to  drive to Hanalei.  Many clients ask whether or not it is worth the time to drive to Hanalei, and the answer is definitely not to be missed if at all possible when you visit the island of Kaua’i, after all this is the Island of Discovery or also referred to as ” The Garden Isle”  so  you should take every opportunity to see where these nicknames came from.  As  you cross over the one lane Hanalei bridge, that is your que to slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy yourself.  The scene of endless acres of Taro Fields  might look a little familiar  some scenes for Lilo & Stitch were filmed here. In addition  some of the Taro Farmers are offering tours of the fertile fields that have produced Taro for over a thousand years. A story book setting below the lush green mountains, the kalo lo’i (flooded fields of taro) produce the majority of the states taro used to make poi (pounded taro root) a staple in the Hawaiian diet. I love taking tours that benefit small 501(c)3 Nonprofits  such as  Ho’opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill.

Wai’oli Hui’ia Church

As you travel along Kuhio Highway you will come to this historic Wai’oli Hui’ia Church  – services have been held here since 1834, a beautiful Hanalei landmark  -” i ka poli o Hanalei”(in the heart of Hanalei). In addition to the church you can also tour the Wai’oli Mission House ,restored in 1921, the mission house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take time for a guided tour of this early missionary home of Abner and Lucy Wilcox, with historical furnishings and learn about rural life on Kaua’i as it would have been 160 or so years ago.  Kahu(Pastor) Alpha Goto invites  visitors to the sanctuary of the church on Sunday at 10am for service . He invites you to come as you are whether in a tie or aloha wear -The Lord welcomes all who seek him. Hymns are sang from a Na Himeni  or Hawaiian Hymnal.  Some key Hawaiian words a visitor might expect to hear on Sunday might be  Aloha Kakahiaka (Good Morning) , E pule ka Kou (Let us Pray) , Ka Haku(The Lord) it is easy to follow along  in the service as English words are printed  as well , even the Keiki (children) will be blessed  with Ka Manawa Na Keiki(Time with Children). The church is also a popular place for intimate weddings and vow renewals if you contact church office.

Hanalei Pier

 As pretty as the other sites are along the way to Hanalei, probably the most popular with first time and repeat visitors as well has to be the Hanalei Pier. A landmark since 1892( the original wooden structure was replaced by the current concrete structure in 1922), but made famous in the 1958 move “South Pacific”, and the beach and area surrounding the Pier has been the backdrop for many movies since. I suggest for visitors to go into the sleepy town of Hanalei filled with colorful shops, coffee shops, art galleries and several restaurants ( get some sandwiches to go and  have a picnic at the end of the pier) panoramic views of the of Hanalei Bay surround you. As you gaze towards Lumaha’i Beach – imagine what it would have been like to be Mitzi Gaynor as she sang “washed that man right out of my hair” in Hollywood’s musical South Pacific, or if you would rather grab your towel and have your picnic on the beach  on Hanalei Bay – Dr. Beach named it America’s Best Beach in 2009 – either way a memorable experience.  As if this was not reason enough to visit Hanalei Bay, watching the sunset here is another not to be missed experience if at all possible

 

Contact:  Linda Dancer  Kaua’i Master Specialist  with Kaua’i Visitors Bureau to plan your visit.

Email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com   Phone 828-256-1520 Website  http://www.honeymoonsinc.com    Facebook  www.facebook.com/LindaDancer

Don’t forget the best way to enjoy your visit to the islands is to get out and explore !

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na ho’ola spa Sep 09

Elevator to the na ho'ola spa        What is in a name ?   na ho’ola  (many healers) was the name given to  the spa located at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach by revered kupuna(elder) and kumu (teacher) Aunty Malia Craver and what a fitting name.  Her vision for na ho’ola was to take guest on a journey to a land rich in history, culture and healing  and speaking from personal experience she nailed it. From ancient history the highest chiefs declared Waikiki a royal reserve. Taking advantage of natural  land boundaries formed by the streams that flowed to the oceans. One of the most revered of all land boundaries was known  by the name of Hamohamo. This land boundary was the royal retreat for the chief   ‘Aikanaka and his descendants King Kalakaua, Queen Lili’uokalani, Princess Likelike and Princess Ka’iulani . It was believed that the spouting waters out of  the ground produced healing powers and was greatly respected by Hawaiian Royalty, so truly fitting the na ho’ola spa  is such an oasis in  the middle of  Waikiki Beach. 

Wonderful staff at the na ho'ola spa         From the moment you step off the elevator,you know you have arrived in a magical place. Immediately you see a beautiful living wall of some of the most incredible orchids,combined with the gentle sound of the waterfall you begin to feel better before your treatments begin.  You will be greeted by the kindest most professional staff, checked in and taken to the locker rooms to prepare for your journey. Overlooking Waikiki Beach the two story  glass relaxation room is the perfect place to spend time before or after your treatments ,enjoy a cup of tea and lounge on the very comfortable loungers. na ho’ola escapes and packages are inspired by four ancient Hawaiian healing plants that are incorporated into their logo. All treatments stay true to the mission of providing authentic spa experiences that include traditions and practices of the ancient  Hawaiians. From the  six hour na ho’ola experience, to a vast menu of massages,facials and other treatments there is something for everyone. Couples on their honeymoon or other romantic journey can relax in one of the couple’s oasis retreats . I chose the lomi lomi facial (Paula) was my aesthetician and I would highly suggest this signature treatment, it was amazing. I also chose  the ho’ola massage as it is custom designed with your therapist for maximum results where you need it most.

To make reservations please call  808-237-6330 or if you are a guest of the hotel  just call extension 6330  within the hotel  , a credit card will be required to guarantee your spa reservations to protect them from no shows,  48 hours  prior reservations is suggested.

Current Spa Hours:

Spa Facilities 730a-900p,   Spa services are offered 900a- 900p,  and the fitness center is available 24 hours access with  room key  for resort guest only

There is also a wonderful boutique  where you can purchase the organic products used during your treatments , as well as Coco Mango the custom signature of the spa and fitness workout attire .

For reservations at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki  Beach Resort and Spa  contact Linda Dancer   linda@honeymoonsinc.com   Direct 828-256-1520

Toll Free  1-888-811-1888 ext  331     Website www.honeymoonsinc.com

 

 

 

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