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CONTENTS


VACATIONS
: First-Timers to Fire Walkers
HOTELS: Waiki-key to Your Room
RESTAURANTS: Pig, Poi and Pineapple
SPAS: Get Hot and Cool Off
EVENTS: Parks and Sharks

VACATIONS
 

Rookie Rundown
HAWAII 101
If you've never been to Hawaii before, you're in for a real tropical treat. This road map for five magical days winds its way through Oahu and the Big Island. It will introduce you to the Aloha State and make you want to come back for more.


Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Aloha
HAWAII HONEYMOON
Whether you're planning a honeymoon or simply a romantic escape, this trip to Kauai will leave you with enough romantic memories to last a lifetime. The Garden Island is beautiful, less visited than the other islands and offers idyllic surroundings second to none.


Fire Walk With Me
EXPLORING HAWAII'S VOLCANOES
Imagine a trail of molten rock spilling into the ocean under a starry sky. Or better yet, take this five-day trip and see it for real, along with vast fields of lava formations, gaping craters and steaming vents.


Wild On Hawaii
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
As tempting as it might be to just lie around beautiful beaches for five days, there's so much in Hawaii worth discovering. From snorkeling with sea turtles to kayaking through volcanic formations and paragliding over magical Maui, there's plenty to satisfy your adventurous spirit.



HOTELS

Oahu's Finest
HALEKULANI HOTEL
Its name means "House Befitting Heaven" and that's not far off. This 89-year-old Waikiki Beach institution is enjoyed by both tourists and locals for its gracious service, top cuisine, world-class spa and intriguing seminars with artists, musicians and writers.


Looking for a Room?
FIND THE PERFECT ACCOMMODATIONS
What hotel features do you want for a perfect vacation? Oceanfront golf? A state-of-the-art spa? Fine dining? You can easily search for your favorite amenities in our database of nearly 200 hotel reviews that covers the very best properties in Hawaii.


Your Best Beds
TOP HOTELS

Too many options? Allow us to simplify things for you with our choice of the Ten Best Hawaiian Hotels. Or consult our lists, featuring the best in specific categories such as value, family, romance and business lodging.

RESTAURANTS

Pig Feast
TOP LUAUS

Luaus can be commercial and kitschy affairs, but we have found the best in the islands.
Watch and feast on kalua pigs dug out of the imu (underground oven), enjoy fire knife dancers and take in the tastes and traditions of Polynesia.


Hawaii Dining
NEWS and EVENTS
From traditional Hawaiian and pan-Asian to a cup of joe, find out what's new with food in this ancient land. Get the scoop on restaurant openings and happenings, from boat barbecues to the only coffee festival in the country.


Pass the Poke
RESTAURANT REVIEWS
Visitors and residents both need to know where to go when it's time for dinner. Read reviews of the islands' best dining venues and search by rating, location, cuisine or other features. Outdoor Dining on Lanai? Romantic with a view on Maui? You're just a click away. See also Top Food Ratings.


Of Pupus and Poi
HAWAIIAN FOOD TERMS
Don't know your haupia from your hua palai i ka'awili'ia? Have no fear. Our guide to Hawaiian food terms will arm you with the necessary culinary lingo to negotiate any menu. Enjoy your poi!


SPAS

Holistic Hawaiian Heritage
THE WAIKIKI PLANTATION SPA
Waikiki's brand new and only rooftop spa was inspired by Hawaii's plantation heritage. Set directly on Waikiki Beach, it offers ocean views and a unique traditional healing treatment that combines lomi lomi ("loving hands") and pohaku (hot stone) massage.


Lavish Lava and Hot Hands
TOP SPAS
Hawaii's spas are as diverse and rich as the islands themselves. Choose an open-air lava sauna with warm 'ili'ili stones or get pampered with your partner in a thatched roof hut with private lava rock showers and steam grottos.



EVENTS

Cage Not Included
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS IN MAUI

Get some serious face time with sharks at the Maui Ocean Center, where you can dive into a tank filled with thousands of fish, stingrays, and more than twenty of the toothy beasts. Gulp!


From the 'Aina to the Diner
EDIBLE MAUI
Hawaii's top-two industries—tourism and agriculture—come together for those who want to stray from the beaches and sample the best foods the Aloha State has to offer right at their source.


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