Staycation Offer at Waikiki Beach

When it comes to Waikiki Beach Hotels in Honolulu, Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach has it all. Dig your toes into the golden sand of Waikiki Beach, a three minute walk from the hotel. Walk a little further to Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium, or soak up the sun at Kapiolani Park. Each guest room features a media and work center with a 42” HDTV, our Hyatt Plug Panel™ for connecting laptops, MP3 players, video game systems, and streaming devices. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and guest rooms. King Bed Ocean View with Sofa Bed If adventure is what you seek, rise early to hike Diamond Head for 360 views of the island and the ocean. If you’re

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Elemental Wonders: At Home in Hawaii

Though I’ve visited and lived in many cities, home has always been one place: the island of Oahu, where I grew up and now raise my own family. It’s not four walls that call but the land itself – undulating sand, mountains outlined against a steadfast sky, forests bubbling with life and stories – places of endless natural wonder and history that never fail to anchor me. To truly connect with Hawaii is to be a participant, student and wonderer, and these unforgettable deep dives – designed by Four Seasons – illuminate core elements of island life that are profoundly meaningful to all who call it home. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Salt | Hualalai Of all Hawaii’s small wonders, from

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The Safe Travels Hawaii Program Explained

On October 15, 2020 Hawaii launched it’s “Safe Travels Hawaii” program, designed to keep Hawaii safe while giving visitors a less complicated path to entry. Under the new program, here are the steps you need to take for your next visit: Prior to your arrival, you’ll need to register with the State of Hawaii and create an online account. As part of the registration process, you’ll log personal details about yourself and anyone else accompanying you. All travelers ages five and up will be required to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab in order to bypass the State of Hawai‘i’s 14-day mandatory quarantine. Hawaii will only accept test results from

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A Sensei Retreat at Four Seasons Lanai

In the centre of the island of Lanai and 1,600ft above sea level, Hawaii’s first proper destination spa has a surprising mountain feel, as stately Cook pines outnumber palm trees and a wispy morning mist cloaks the Koloiki Ridge before being banished by the tropical sun. This is not your usual fly and flop. The nearest beach is spectacular but is a 20-minute drive away. Instead, here is Four Seasons’ first property focused entirely on wellness, a place where guests (grown-ups only) all follow their own tailored programme. It is a partnership between the freshly renovated hotel, which, like 98 per cent of Lanai, is owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison, and Sensei, the spa company he founded with leading

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15 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

  If you’ve ever seen an island on a postcard or a screen saver featuring a perfect patch of sand, rustling palms and a breathtaking view of the serene blue waters, it’s most likely on this list. But not all islands are the same, and each one has its own specialty. What are the most beautiful islands in the world? The Maldives is made up of more than 1,200 small islands.  While some have sublime beaches, others feature untouched pockets of jungles, exotic cultures or magnificent mountain peaks. Some of these islands are in the ocean, some in beautiful lagoons, and some islands are a true natural paradise. Let’s explore the 15 most beautiful islands in the world. Baros Resort

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4 Essential Tips for Traveling Around the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii is a top destination for many vacationers, but people tend to choose one island and stick to it. Oahu is the most popular island and sees almost 5 million visitors every year, with Maui a close second. On the other hand, the islands of Molokai and Lanai have a fraction of those tourist numbers. You might not have heard of them! We’ve put together a short guide to demystify inter-island travel for the first-time visitor. Flying is the Best Bet Unless you’ve booked a cruise, the easiest and most efficient way to maximize your time in Hawaii are inter-island flights. They’re relatively inexpensive and allow you to spend more of your time enjoying Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines is still the

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Living Aloha on the Hawaiian Islands

  Aloha is a way of life in Hawaii.Aloha. It’s often the first word you hear when deplaning in Hawaii. It’s a charming way to be welcomed, especially when it’s accompanied by the gift of a lei. But in Hawaiian culture, aloha is more than just a friendly greeting. It’s a way of life. Hawaiian Maleko Lorenzo explains it this way, “Aloha is love, happiness and being a good person. Sincere and spiritual, giving up for others must come from the heart. Respect and love grow from that.” On a recent trip to Maui, I explored aloha’s meanings. I discovered that locals express aloha not just in their daily lives, but with their traditions. Take hula for example. It is more

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