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The St. Regis Princeville Delivers Tropical Sophistication in Kauai

As a resort in Kauai, The St. Regis Princeville already has one of the most beautiful locales in the world to call its home and goes above and beyond in everything it provides. This is precisely what has earned it a top spot in the Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Gold List. Sandy beaches, fine dining, fun activities and luxurious accommodations await those ready to take a plunge into the Pacific and enjoy premier Kauai vacation destination. Read More
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Halekulani's La Mer Continues to Be Hawaii's Best Restaurant

Halekulani, which has long been celebrated for its tailored service, exquisite cuisine and originality, has proudly announced the hotel restaurant, La Mer’s recognition by the prestigious Zagat Survey. The survey has honored the Neoclassic French dining establishment with scores higher than 730 other reputable dining options in Hawaii.

Featuring fine Neoclassic French cuisine, exquisite oceanfront surroundings and exceptional service, La Mer is the longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Hawaii. The ongoing acclaimed reputation of the culinary program at La Mer continues through the recent appointment of Alexandre Trancher as Chef de Cuisine. Chef Trancher brings an extensive background in Michelin Star cuisine, having worked at top restaurants around the world. “The ratings earned by Zagat are a testament to Halekulani’s unrivaled commitment to its guests, providing unmatched experiences complemented by the highest level of service and gracious Hawaiian hospitality,” said Ulrich Krauer, General Manager of Halekulani. “We are grateful to be recognized by Zagat Survey, one of the world’s most trusted sources for consumers.”


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Halekulani Presents Culinary Experience 'Barbeques From Around The Globe'

For select days during the month of October, the luxurious Halekulani hotel is offering a menu inspired by Executive Chef Vikram Garg's international culinary training. “In this menu, I’m sharing my 22 years of travels around the world, distilled into culinary experiences. It speaks to my philosophy of sourcing locally and cooking globally,” says Garg. “Each dish brings back personal memories for me. For instance, the Ginger Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Mint Chutney and Kachumber Salad brings me back to my youth growing up in India, the Jamaican Jerk Spiced Pork Chops with Mango and Hearts of Palm Salsa was a favorite when I lived in the Caribbean, and the ‘Soe Galbi’ Korean-Style Beef Short Ribs with Kim Chee reminds me of my first visit to Hawaii, when a cook right here in Halekulani’s kitchen welcomed me to the hotel with a local favorite.” Offered from September 27– October 30 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at House Without A Key.


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Big Island Hawaii Hotel Overlooking Volcano Reopens

If you like your vacations hot, then you'll be pleased to hear that the historic Volcano House hotel in Hawaii has reopened this year. The opening is staggered, with bookings available at various times via website, with goodies to be offered first.

Shuttered since New Year’s Day 2010, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s iconic Volcano House, which overlooks Kilauea caldera and erupting Halemaumau crater will begin its gradual reopening this weekend. Starting on Sat., Aug. 18, visitors may purchase a limited selection of food, drink and retail items from Volcano House, which will be open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Also, all 10 A-frame cabins at nearby Namakanipaio Campground are slated to reopen by way of a staggered schedule.


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Exclusive Wine & Food Event at Four Seasons Resort Maui December 7

Four Seasons Resort Maui is hosting an exclusive event featuring the World Famous Red Violin and Opus One Wines during the Wailea Wine & Food Festival, December 6-9 as part of the resort's 'Unforgettable Events' series. Master Executive Chef Stettler has created a menu that traces the path of the Red Violin, with pairings by Opus One for each course. The violin 1720 is the same one that was featured in the film of the same name. The price for the event ($795 per person) includes an Ocean View room and special rates pre and post.


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Lumeria Yoga Retreat in Maui

The great thing about Hawaii is that the year-round warm weather means you never have to give up your bikini body and the Lumeria Maui Wellness Retreat is providing new inspiration to stay in shape. Yoga classes come with your stay, so you can salute the sun as it rises over a nearby crater, or opt for the hotel's other wellness programs, from watersports to cleanses.

Fall is coming, but don't put away your bikini just yet. Perfect beach weather still prevails at the 24-room luxury retreat Lumeria Maui. It's after Labor Day, but as with most things in Hawaii, the calendar doesn't much matter here. At Lumeria there are still many beach days to celebrate your well-being with yoga, renew your relationship to nature, and experience true Hawaiian culture.


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Halekulani Exclusive Art of Food & Wine Series

Halekulani, the legendary Waikiki beachfront hotel is offering exclusive dinner menus featuring a “Sourcing Locally, Cooking Globally” philosophy, as part of its special menu series, The Art of Food & Wine by Halekulani. Halekulani's Executive Chef and Pastry Chef, Vikram Garg and Mark Freischmidt crafted each menu for each of the hotel's restaurants. “Each restaurant showcases a multi-course menu offered with a wine pairing. While each menu is inspired by a different global region, the overriding theme is one of sustainability and corporate responsibility in supporting an environmentally conscious philosophy,” said Ulrich Krauer, General Manager of Halekulani. The special dinners are available September 10-30, with a percentage of sales will be donated to the Culinary Institute of Pacific.


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Best Places to Stay in Wailea, Maui

West Maui is comprised of several regions that each offer a unique experience for the tourist. There is the award-winning beach in Kaanapali and the world-famous surf of Honolua Bay. There is the culturally-rich resort community of Kapalua and the historical whaling village known as Lahaina. And of course there is Wailea, an upscale community of crescent-shaped beaches, championship golf courses, as well as some of the best places to stay in Maui.

Luxury hotels and resorts on Wailea cater to the avid golfer by offering easy access to the area’s three championship golf courses.
  • Wailea Emerald - Known for its sheer beauty and noted as one of the country's most female-friendly courses.
  • Wailea Gold - Regarded as the most challenging, with 93 bunkers and meanders amid lava beds and ancient lava walls. One-time host to the Champions Skins Game, a famous 2004 quartet included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson.
  • Old Blue - Flowing design and generous fairways - it's the most traditional of the trio.
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Best Places to Stay in Lahaina on Your Maui Vacation

There are many things to consider when planning a luxury Hawaiian vacation. Sure, a trip to the beautiful island of Maui is always an easy choice, but deciding where exactly to stay on the island can often be more of a challenge. While each region offers something special, West Maui is home to many of the area’s best luxury hotels, restaurants and local attractions. Read More
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Maui's Giggle Hill - A Fun Haunted Location

Towards Pukalani, a park with a massive hill centered in it has earned quite the reputation as a location to hear and detect ghosts and spirits. As a popular location during World War II for soldiers and sailors to take girls and make out with them (or attempt to convince the girls to), the sounds of girls giggling can still be heard to this day when at the top of the hill. Read More
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The Wailea Coastline on Maui

Located on the South Shore of Hawaii, the Wailea area is one of the most luxurious resort communities in all of Hawaii. With amazing beaches, impeccable golf course and stellar weather no matter the season, the Wailea coastline offers vacationers a peaceful escape from the stresses of their everyday lives. Read More
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Haunted Locations in Maui for the Daring Traveler

While Maui offers some of the most luxurious hotels in Hawaii, impeccable weather, gorgeous sunsets and beautiful sandy beaches, the island is a hot spot for haunts that parallel battle sites and centuries-old buildings. Read More
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Makawow on Maui and the Iao Theater

A thriving artistic town on the Haleakala volcano, this historic location has many great opportunities for tourists to enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the local flavors and exploring the boutiques, galleries and unique shops. Read More
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Paia on Maui

On Maui’s world-famous North Shore lies the self-described “Maui’s coolest little town,” and through fun activities, gorgeous beaches and some great local-owned boutiques and restaurants, the city might just live up to its self-given designation. Read More
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Best Hawaiian Islands To Visit

The Hawaiian Islands are world famous for its picture-perfect beaches, lush tropical greenery, captivating sunsets, exotic marine life, and year-round temperate climate. With so much to see and do in Hawaii, it comes as no surprise that Hawaii ranks high among travelers looking for both adventure and romance. Read More
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