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Updates at Maui’s Royal Lahaina Resort Nov 11

Great news for fans of the Royal Lahaina Resort – the charming beach cottages have just completed renovation and look amazing. Situated amidst tropical gardens along the oceanfront lawn these one and two story cottage buildings are perfect for families or destination wedding groups. Guests have a home away from home feel but yet all the amenities of a full service resort.

Cottage Room & Studio Features Include:

  • Daily made service
  • Private Lanai
  • one king bed or two doubles in cottage rooms
  • plush bedding and 330 thread count Egyptian Cotton Linens
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Fridge in  Cottage Rooms / Kitchenette in Studios
  • Coffee Maker  with complimentary of Coffee & Tea
  • In Room Electronic Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron &  Ironing Board
  • Sound System with MP3 Player Ports

Royal Lahaina Resort Guest Services Include:

  • Oceanfront on Kaanapali Beach
  • Three Swimming Pools (two oceanfront)  and two Hot Tubs (one oceanfront)
  • Nightly Live Hawaiian Entertainment
  • Oceanfront Signature Restaurant
  • Two Bars
  • Cultural Activities
  • Tennis Ranch with 11 lighted tennis courts
  • Concierge
  • Wedding Services & Coordinators
  • So much more is offered than I have room to include in one blog post

To get started planning your Maui  Honeymoon, Destination Wedding or Milestone Wedding Anniversary at the Royal Lahaina Resort contact Maui Master Specialist  Linda Dancer

Direct Line 931-337-0770  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331   Email   Linda@honeymoonsinc.com

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Table 53- You Dine-They Donate! Dec 04

Rum Fire Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kaua’i is known for its vast selection of rum but did you know that it also has a special table that today has raised over $115,000 for local Kaua’i Charities since the program’s inception in October 2012.

           Table 53

Table 53

Table 53 faces the beautifully landscaped Ocean Courtyard with romantic fire pits and features private booth seating for four guests and is perfect for viewing Kauai’s lovely sunsets.

Patrons participateby reserving Table 53 by calling 808-742-4786 on a first come, first served basis. All net food and beverage proceeds are donated to Wilcox Health Foundation, gratuity

will be paid to the server and taxes remitted to the State of Hawaii. Patrons not only will have an incredible meal at Rum Fire Poipu Beach but also the good feeling of making a difference.

To get started booking your visit to Kaua’i contact Linda Dancer – Hawaii Master Destination Specialist   Email  Linda@honeymoonsinc.com

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

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North Shore Bike Park Oct 30

Over the years many clients have inquired about options for mountain biking on O’ahu and I am happy to share about the North Shore Bike Park located at the iconic Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of O’ahu. Offering exciting opportunities for friends, families, couples or those traveling solo and seeking adventure. Bikers can zoom down professionally developed mountain bike trails, twist and turn through lush jungle vegetation while an experienced guide shares interesting facts about local geography and history.

Stop by the Hele Huli Adventure Center at Turtle Bay Resort to schedule or call them for more details at (808) 293-6024.

Bicycle Rentals are also available during your stay at Turtle Bay Resort as well -a beautiful resort to explore on a bicycle.

Bike Rentals

Bike Rentals

For assistance planning your visit to the island of Oahu contact Linda Dancer- Hawaii Master Destination Specialist   Direct Line 828-256-1520  or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Email  Linda@honeymoonsinc.com

**Bike photos courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort and used only to promote North Shore Bike Park

Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival – 2015 -O’ahu Jul 17

The O’ahu portion of the prestigious Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival will be held on the island from September 9th-13th, 2015 in the Ko Olina Resort. Event chairs are Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Chef Alan Wong each of these chefs have received numerous international awards and have award winning restaurants on O’ahu that are a must do before you leave the island. The Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival takes place over two weeks with the first portions on Hawai’i Island and Maui before coming over to O’ahu with a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. The festival showcases wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of locally grown produce, seafood, beef and poultry.

Ko Olina Resort

Ko Olina Resort

Community Beneficiaries of the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival include the Hawai’i Agricultural Foundation, Culinary Institute of the Pacific, Leeward Community College, Paepae o He’eia  and Papahana Kuaola – these projects help to show efforts being made to return Hawai’i to a sustainable eco-system of agriculture, environment and economy.  Paepae o He’eia  is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for and protecting an ancient Hawaiian fishpond located in He’eia, Ko’olaupoko, O’ahu working in partnership with the land owner and volunteers to maintain the fishpond for the community.

Volunteers at He'eia Fishpond repairing the wall

Volunteers at He’eia Fishpond repairing the wall

If you plan on attending the Festival on O’ahu these hotels are offering special rates  The Kahala, Halekulani, The Modern Honolulu, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Disney’s Aulani and Outrigger Resorts.

Please be advised that no one under the age of 21 (including children in strollers accompanied by their parens) will be admitted to Festival events(unless specified) You will need to bring a valid government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport for proof of age- strictly enforced.  Other details including where to purchase tickets, event schedules  and so forth can be found on the festival’s website.

For more information about booking your trip to Hawai’i  – Contact Linda Dancer – Direct Line 828-256-1520  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331  or by Email Linda@honeymoosinc.com

The Royal Hawaiian – introduces the “Mailani Tower” Jun 19
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The Royal Hawaiian

From the moment the Royal Hawaiian first opened its doors in 1927, the “Pink Palace of the Palace” has been amazing guests, and with the opening of the Mailani Tower in April, this tradition continues.  Mailani (treated in a royal manner) in the Hawaiian language offers the sophistication and luxury that today’s travelers are used to experiencing, but yet maintaining the grace and charm of the original resort. Each of the 179 guest rooms and suites that make up the Mailani Tower offer a lanai with stunning ocean or pool views.

** The Mailani Tower experience begins at the Mailani-only reception area with dedicated concierge, and throughout guest stay the concierge team works to ensure that guest individual needs are provided to the hotel staff.

** Exclusive Mailani lounge offers guests a tranquil place to enjoy Executive Chef Hans Stierli’s deluxe continental breakfast beginning with champagne mimosas. Evenings in the Mailani Lounge offer beer and wine selections, a signature Luxury Collection cocktail prepared by the resort’s mixologist along with hors devours.

The resort is offering some great promotional rates through December 25th to celebrate the opening of the Mailani Tower – contact Linda Dancer  for more details or to book your stay at The Royal Hawaiian in the new Mailani Tower.

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

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Polynesian Cultural Center Jun 05

For more than 50 years, The Polynesian Cultural Center located on the north shore of O’ahu has been giving visitors an experience unlike any other found in Hawaii. Visitors are immersed in the lifestyles, habitats, entertainment and other cultural aspects of seven Pacific cultures. No wonder that Polynesian Cultural Center has been named “Hawaii’s” favorite visitor attraction by People’s Choice Awards.  

Hawaii Ulu Maika

Hawaii Ulu Maika

Seeing everything in one day is a really difficult task so my suggestion would be to check out the website and carefully organize the time you will spend so that you get to see the villages that interest you most, learn the schedule of the events held in those villages and between those scheduled events visit some of the other villages. No matter where you are at 2:30pm you will want to make your way to the center’s lagoon to watch the Canoe Pageant – Hawaii’s only water-borne show

See  “The Wonders of Hawaii” and get immersed in a big-screen tribute to the hidden splendors of Hawaii (free with admission to the center). Enjoy Village Canoe Tours, Fun Cultural Demonstrations in each village, natives demonstrate crafts and skills like creating clothing from bark, dance, making baskets from leaves, making fire by rubbing sticks (yes it can be done). Visitors learn about descriptions of cooking methods, transoceanic travel, and how the preservation of traditions and history without a written language was accomplished.

Outrigger Canoe Paddling

Outrigger Canoe Paddling

 

Visit the villages celebrating the Islands of Tonga,Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, Aotearoa(New Zealand), Marquesas and the Hawaiian Islands.

Complete your day at Polynesian Cultural Center by enjoying the Ali’i Luau followed by  Ha – Breath of Life – a story of passion ignited by fire, song and dance.

Don’t forget to go by one of the souvenir or native handicraft shops.

Located :  Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, Hi 96762

** Photos courtesy of Polynesian Cultural Center

To book your trip to O’ahu contact Linda Dancer  Direct Line 828-256-1520  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331 Email Linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa- Refreshed May 08

Opening in 1980, the Hyatt Regency Maui introduced the world to the concept of the resort itself as the destination by providing gardens, water playgrounds, wildlife and art collections thus changing the face of resorts around the world. For over 35 years, the resort has been providing a wonderful experience for their guests and with these recent improvements it will only be better.

 

Some of the updates in the multi-million dollar property refurbishment include:

** Guest of Hyatt Regency Maui now have access to the four new pool areas, Oceanside tiki bar and gourmet deli and grocery at the Hyatt Residence Club just steps away.

** New Kamaha’o- a Marilyn Monroe Spa – Maui’s only oceanfront spa with redesigned relaxation rooms, specialty treatments and signature Glamour Room with full-service hair, makeup and nail services.

** Newly renovated 21 Ocean Suites, seven deluxe ocean suites and three luxury premiere suites- all 806 spacious guest rooms feature private lanais and feature contemporary Hawaiian furnishings and décor.

** Son’z Steakhouse Restaurant and Swan Court’s dining room have been updated

** Grotto Bar has been refurbished – hidden just off the resort main pool you swim under a waterfall to reach the bar

** Sunset Terrace  is newly renovated and fully ADA accessible

To learn more about Hyatt Regency Maui contact Linda Dancer  Hyatt Hawaii Five-O Agent

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

Fairmont Resorts of Hawaii- Updates Apr 17

Since my last blog post about the Fairmont Resorts of Hawaii there have been some wonderful renovations so I wanted to share some of these updates with you from my recent visits:

Fairmont Kea Lani – Maui

Recently completing a $70 million dollar renovation project Fairmont Kea Lani offers luxurious one-bedroom suites as well as 2 and 3 bedroom villas.  Rebuilt Ko Restaurant showcases sugar-cane-era inspired cuisine the new décor looks great

The Willow Stream Spa was named Hawaii’s Top Spa by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Corridors, landscaping and public areas have been refurbished, including the new poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, Ama

Fairmont Orchid – Hawaii Island  

Located on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii Island, this AAA Four Diamond resort  offers guest a tranquil environment to relax and enjoy themselves.  Guest rooms and suites were recently renovated and look amazing . Relax in the unique setting at the Spa without Walls where Massage Hales are found throughout the waterfall , this  32 acre resort sits on a gorgeous beach  where guest can stand up paddle board, experience outrigger canoe  or  hike through the largest petroglyph field in the Pacific.  Visit the Fairmont Orchid Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors and meet native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Be sure and go to Brown’s Beach House Restaurant  for dinner or Brown’s Deli for lunch and order freshly made ginger-ale – so refreshing.

Thinking of visiting more than one island during your Hawaii vacation then a split stay with Maui and Hawaii Island would be perfect to experience the Fairmont Resorts of Hawaii.

To get started planning your trip to Hawaii contact Linda Dancer  Direct Line 828-256-1520  or Toll Free  1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Email  Linda@honeymoonsinc.com

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Apr 03

 

Multi level main pool

Multi level main pool

Perched on a cliff on Kauai’s north shore, The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas offer a different feel vacation than a regular hotel room. In your spacious, elegantly appointed villa you will truly feel it is your home away from home but with all the pampering luxurious associated with a stay at a Westin Resort.  Surrounded by some of the islands most beautiful scenery and just a short drive from the beach. Each of the 346 studio, one and two bedroom villas offers a haven of comfort with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and peace- the quiet hues of a Hawaiian sunset, earth tones of ancient tapa cloth are just two of the elements that inspire the décor within the villas.

The resort offers a multi-level pool, two intimate plunge pools overlooking the blue of the Pacific Ocean, for families a kiddie pool with slide and spouting turtles as well as a lap pool at the Makai Golf Club.  For those that wish to use them there are a total of 20 self-service barbeque grills, a signature restaurant, convenient general store and poolside bar.  The resort also offers on property outdoor or in-villa spa services, the Westin WORKOUT state-of-the-art fitness facility with sauna and steam room.

For golfers Prince and Makai Golf Courses are nearby a total of Forty-five holes of championship golf are within the Princeville Resort community- Complimentary shuttle runs within the Princeville Resort area.

 

Lei making

Lei making

Drew Nakahara (Leisure Sales Manager) has also just informed me that they now offer a Lei Ceremony. This unique Hawaiian lei ceremony at Westin Princeville Villas goes beyond a regular lei making class and would be perfect for those celebrating their Honeymoon or Milestone Anniversary. Check with concierge at check in for times offered – a small fee does apply for those making their own lei.

If you are thinking of booking your vacation to Kaua’i contact Linda DancerKauai Master Destination Specialist   Email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

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

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