The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits at Kaunaoa Bay on the Big Island’s dry and sunny west side. The bay is a gorgeous place to spend the morning or afternoon with swimming, sun-bathing, or strolling.
The hotel itself is known for its architecture and has won several awards for its design.
To access the beach one needs to either be a guest at the hotel, to be one of the lucky few to get a beach access parking space at the hotel, or to walk a rugged lava path from nearby Hapuna beach.
The Outrigger Waikiki decks out in festive Christmas dress for the holiday season. read more
Maui’s Ka’anapali coast holds a special place in many hearts, and it’s easy to see why: blue skies, palm trees swaying in the breeze, long sand beaches, beautiful resorts, and even rainbows. read more
The Grand Wailea Resort in south Maui offers some incredible views of the Pacific ocean and nearby Molokini and Kaho’olawe islands. read more
Luau dancers reenact ancient Alii at Kamakahonu Bay near King Kamehameha’s Ahuʻena heiau. read more
The sun drifts lazily into the Pacific as seen from Disney’s Aulani Resort on the west cost of Oahu. read more
A relaxing sunset from the deck at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott on Hawaii’s Big Island reflects off the pool and across reclined beach chairs. read more
A Samoan fire dancer using a nifo oti (war knife) lit afire performs a traditional ailao–knife dance–at the Kauai Grand Hyatt Luau. read more
This small garden of native and imported tropical plants greets visitors and locals alike with pleasant beauty and color, which is a stark contrast to the surrounding lava rock coastline. read more
Pictured from a sea wall at the north end of Waikiki Beach on Oahu, downtown Honolulu buildings rise into the sky while reflecting off calm waters behind the break. read more
A little way up the West Maui Mountains near Lahaina sits Ho’oilo House, a luxury bed and breakfast with exceptional views of the ocean and neighboring islands Lana’i and Moloka’i. read more
Warm yellow sun kisses soft green grass as clouds roll over green cliffs steeped in vegetation from the 17th hole at the Princeville Golf Course on Hawaii’s island of Kauai. read more