Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


VACATIONS: By Land or by Sea
HOTELS: A Heavenly Slumber
RESTAURANTS: Fabulous Feasts
SPAS: Tropical Retreats
FOOD: From Pineapple to Hapu'upu'u
BOOKS: Postcards from Paradise
EVENTS: Swimming with Sharks


Canoe Culture
Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association, which puts on races that feature the wooden craft and gives locals and tourists a chance to experience the sailing canoe thrill.

Best of Hawaii

Canoe races in Hawaii

Hawaii Superferry

Kitchen Sink Included
Hawaii Superferry
Until now, the only way to hop around Hawaii was to fly. Starting in late summer 2007, up to 800 passengers can travel aboard the Hawaii Superferry, which will offer daily service between the principal islands.
Exploring Hawaii's Volcanoes

Glide Ride Tours & Rentals
Segway of Hawaii
These personal transportation machines make it simple for tourists to navigate Oahu's scenic routes. Rent a Segway and take in a sunset at Ala Moana Beach Park or watch a fireworks display at Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.
Aloha Adventures

Segway tours

Beautiful views from the balcony of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Saying "I Love You" with Aloha
Kauai Honeymoon
Whether you're planning a honeymoon or celebrating a lasting love, Kauai will leave you with enough romantic memories to sweeten a lifetime. The Garden Island offers beautiful, idyllic surroundings second to none.

Rookie Rundown
Hawaii 101

Never been to Hawaii before but hoping to come and see what makes it special without the touristy fuss? We show you what to do in five days starting on Oahu and ending on the Big Island. You'll see the Aloha State up close and we guarantee you'll want to come back for more.

The Big Island's Waimanu Valley


The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

A Study in Opulence
The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Here, relaxing by the pool means that the staff will set guests up in a cabana with an ocean view, spray them with Evian, and serve complimentary lemon water and fresh pineapple. Now that's what we call paradise!
More Featured Hotels

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Right on popular Ka'anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa features a central location, elaborate pools and waterslides, serene views, fabulous meals and The Westin's renowned "Heavenly Bed."
More Hotels in Hawaii

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa


A pig cooked in an underground oven

Cultural Cuisine
Taste Traditional Hawaii
One of the best ways to gain insight into another culture is to try its traditional foods. Adventurous travelers tired of plate lunches can sample Hawaiian cuisine such as squid luau, poi or na'au pua'a.
Hawaiian Food Terms

Fabulous Feasts
Top Luaus

We've found the best traditional feasts on the islands, where you can dine on kalua pigs dug out of the imu (underground oven), watch the spectacle of fire knife dancers and take in the tastes of Polynesia.

More Hawaiian Restaurants

Ah'aina Luau at Kona Village

Kona Coffee Festival

Hawaii Dining
Restaurant News and Culinary Events
From traditional Hawaiian and pan-Asian cuisine to a cup of joe, find out what's new with food in this ancient land. Get the scoop on restaurant openings and events, from organic farm tours and luau dinners to the only coffee festival in the country.


The Hualalai Sports Club & Spa

Tropical Retreats
Top Hawaiian Spas
Make the most of paradise by lavishing yourself with a tropical treat. Refresh your skin with a coconut polish at the Four Seasons Hualalai or try the traditional Lomi Lomi massage at Waikiki Plantation Spa.

Spa and Beauty Products


The Crowned Fruit
Maui Pineapple Company
The pineapple has been big business since its first harvest hundreds of years ago. Learn about the royal fruit at this Maui-based company, which offers educational plantation tours and tastings of its famous, juicy Maui Gold.
Pineapples and your health

Maui Pineapple Company's Maui Gold

Fish of Hawaii

A Menu Guide
Fish of Hawaii
Don't know your Akule from your Monchong? Our guide to Hawaiian fish will make ordering at an island restaurant a cinch. You'll feel confident and adventurous tasting something besides your Ahi or Mahi Mahi standards.
Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in Hawaii

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.

Sample some of the best foods in Hawaii


Hawaii's Early Territorial Days

Postcards from Paradise
Hawai'i's Early Territorial Days
Explore the early days of Hawaii's modernization through a collection of colorful postcards and historical tidbits that depict the simple and traditional aspects of the islands in the twentieth century.
Travel Books


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!

More Hawaii Events

Swimming with Sharks in Maui

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