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Relaxation found in activity Mar 09

Many people find relaxation through trying new activities – The Hawaiian Islands  offer so  much more to visitors than just beautiful resorts with incredible pools, amenities and beaches. To truly unlock the magic of all that is Hawaii you have to get out and explore. Regardless of your interest or physical abililities, Hawaii has something special for you. The best way to discover local culture, natural beauty and Hawaiian traditions  is to take advantage of the safety and security found in Hawaii and try something new.  Aloha Spirit  is found on all six islands and each unique island offers many opportunities for you to find your relaxation through trying a variety of activities.

Some of my favorites are :

Watersports such as scuba , ocean kayaks and  stand up paddle boarding:

Snuba - Combination of snorkeling and scuba

Stand up paddle boarding

Ocean Kayaks

 

Eco- Adventures  such as  horseback riding ,  hiking through rainforest and  zip lines are just a few of the options available in Hawaii 

Horseback riding on Kauai

Zipline on Maui with Kapalua Adventures

Hiking through the Rainforest on Oahu

 

Explore by  Rental Car   or  organized tour  , bicycle   or  from the air: 

Valley Isle Excursions - Road to Hana Tour

Seaplane Tours over Oahu

Oahu Bike Downhill with Bike Hawaii

 

Valley Isle Excursions – a wonderful way to  explore the road to Hana  www.tourmaui.com  , enjoy this breathtaking drive through 52 miles,617 curves and 56 one lane bridges

Bike Hawaii – Rainforest to the Reef –    Explore  Oahu  with this team of  professional nature guides   at  www.bikehawaii.com  – explore remote areas of  Oahu that most visitors never see.

Princeville Ranch Stables – Ride through beautiful pastures, hike through the rainforest  to a  private  waterfall and if you are brave enough take a dip in the simming hole below   www.princevilleranch.com

Kapalua Adventures  – operating over two miles of ziplines and  a  360 foot  suspension bridge  – truly a one of a kind experience   www.gozipmaui.com

Island Seaplane Tours  – Helicopter tours  are great , but this is such a unique experience  – bird’s eye view of Diamond Head, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor  www.islandseaplane.com

Kayak  and stand up paddle boarding  lessons are just two of the many activities  that  Kayak Kauai  can assist you with on Kauai  www.kayakkauai.com

For assistance for booking these tours or any of the countless ofther activites in Hawaii  email  me  linda@honeymoonsinc.com   or give me a call 1-888-811-1888 ext 331.

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The Uniqueness of Kauai Nov 12

From the most recent edition of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Newsletter:

The Uniqueness of Kauai, A Highlight from Kauai’s Island Training Program

Visitors flock to Kauai to experience its lush tropical greenery, sparkling sand beaches and some of the Islands’ most extraordinary natural wonders. This combination is unlike any other area in the world. Special events in Kauai include:

Hanapepe Artist Night Walk – Friday night is art night in Hanapepe – Kauai’s biggest little town. Sixteen galleries and retail stores stay open late into the cooler evening hours (6 pm to 9 pm) as the town lights up with a party atmosphere.

West Kauai Craft Fair -The West Kauai Craft Fair features handsewn quilts, glass beads, photographs of Kauai, many kinds of handmade jewelry, koa wood bowls and so much more.

Other unique things you can do on Kauai:

  • Swim at one of 43 beaches. Those with lifeguards on duty include Lydgate Beach, Poipu Beach Park, Haena Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, Salt Pond Beach Park and Kekaha Beach.
  • Take a boat to the Fern Grotto or along Napali’s stunning coast.
  • Rent a kayak and paddle along Huleia stream (where Indiana Jones escaped headhunters in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark) or along the Wailua, Hanalei or Kalihiwai Rivers. For a wilder ride, ocean kayaking along the Napali Coast was deemed the second best adventure in the country by National Geographic Adventure.
  • Ride a mountain tube down gently flowing waters, through tropical forests, secret tunnels and open canals.
  • SCUBA dive at thrilling spots on the east and west shores, or locales on the north or south shores. Dive outfits offer daily excursions, rent gear and provide certification.
  • Snorkel the reefs off Kee Beach, Haena Beach Park, Tunnels Beach and Salt Pond Beach Park. Anini Beach is perfect for beginners.
  • Whale watch from December to April. Get close to the awesome creatures on a boat tour, from Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, while sitting on the beach, your balcony or lanai.
  • Go deep-sea fishing for mahi mahi, ahi (yellow-fin tuna), ono (wahoo), sku (skipjack tuna) and blue marlin.

Let me help you plan your dream trip to Kauai today! Contact me at linda@honeymoonsinc.com!

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New in Kaua’i Fall 2009 Oct 01

**Source: Kaua’i Destination Specialist Quarterly

Island Helicopters recently began the new 90-minute island tour, highlighted by an exclusive landing at the base of the 400-foot Manawaiopuna Falls, made famous in the movie Jurassic Park (www.islandhelicopters.com)

National Tropical Botanical Gardens has launched a new, guided sunset tour of Allerton Estate on Saturdays, showcasing the Garden’s outdoor rooms, rippling pools and lush landscaping (www.ntbg.org).

Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort, formerly known as the Po’ipu Beach Hotel, is now open. The 121-room hotel features guestrooms and suites with fresh, crisp colors and sleek furniture that highlights the exterior views. The new hotel also includes a lounge, the stunning new restaurant Red Salt, and The Spa at Ko’a Kea. The property is right on Po’ipu Beach, utilizing the original footprint of the former Po’ipu Beach Hotel.

Koloa Run Company will soon offer authentic premium rum made form the molasses of high-quality Kaua’i sugarcane. Kaua’i’s first commercial rum company is scheduled to open in August, with a full tasting room and tour at Kilohana Plantation in Lihu’e (www.koloarum.com)

Princeville Resort is proud to introduce the only St. Regis resort property in Hawai’i – St. Regis Princeville Resort. Completion is scheduled for October 1, 2009 (www.stregisprinceville.com).

Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center will be home to more than 45 restaurants, specialty shops and offices, including; Merriman’s Kaua’i, Quicksilver, The Josselin Restaurant, Palm Palm, Bubba Burgers Hawaii, Bungalow 9, and Lappert’s Hawaii…to name a few. Slated to open in the fall of 2009 (www.kukuiula.com).

Kaua’i Marriott Resort & Beach Club has begun their multi-million dollar renovation including all guest rooms, fitness center, restaurant and kids club. All rooms will be transformed to a contemporary tropical feel and are scheduled to be completed by September 1, 2009. The resort will finish its transformation by October 1, 2009 (www.kauaimarriott.com).

Princeville Ranch Adventures has opened “King Kong,” its newest and longest zipline at 1,200 feet. the company now offers nine ziplines, the most of Kaua’i, with “King Kong” being the finale (www.adventureskauai.com).

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