Elite Insider Tips for Vacationing in Hawaii

OAHU


Staying at Turtle Bay Resort? Then don’t miss exploring the trails leading to peaceful Kawela Bay. Follow the signs from the resort and choose your own path with a series of trails that range from 1/2 mile to 3 miles and take you through areas filled with old World War II Bunkers, Banyan forests, and beautiful beaches. You could potentially see turtles, whales, mongoose, and all types of birds while you’re exploring the trails and Kawela Bay. Just make sure to bring some water, snacks, and sunscreen.

Megan Arita, Property Manager, Oahu
October 2017


Beat the jet lag and experience world-famous coffee at Hawaii Coffee Company in Honolulu. Only 15 minutes from Waikiki via car, go on a 30 minute tour of their roastery and enjoy samples of their coffee and teas. After the tour is over, make sure to stick around at the Lion Cafe to buy their coffee or experience their full espresso bar and baked goods. It’s the perfect way to start your day of exploration around the island of Oahu. For more information, go to www.hawaiicoffeecompany.com.

Sasha Capone, Property Manager, Oahu
October 2017

BIG ISLAND


Only 15 minutes south of Kona International Airport, this harbor includes a long and hidden beach that’s perfect for walking or having a picnic. It also features a shallow and protected natural pool at the beach that’s perfect for kids. Here’s the directions on how to get there: Turn off Highway 19 into the harbor area and take your first right, and wind down and around towards the ocean. Keep heading down, pass a number of businesses and boats, and park towards the right where the car access stops. Walk towards the ocean and reach the beach entrance to your right.

Mark Leroy, Property Manager, Big Island
October 2017


Don’t miss this annual event as superstar culinary talent from around the world join forces to celebrate island cuisine at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, October 28. The diversity of Hawaii Island’s cuisine will be showcased in a spectacular six-course dinner at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Indulge your culinary senses with this lavish dinner paired with fine wines provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii. Click here to get tickets and more info.

Eilis O’Connor, Property Manager, Big Island
October 2017

KAUAI


Explore the lush tropical paradise of Kauai’s North Shore on horseback at Silver Falls Ranch. Located near Kilauea town, this beautiful ranch is located next to Kamookoa Ridge, a lush inland valley blessed with natural waterways and a beauty unique to this part of Kauai. All rides begin with a riding orientation and safety briefing, then your small group, riding at a comfortable walking pace will explore hidden trails, tropical gardens, and streams. Click here to book your ride today!

Yen Upson, Property Manager, Kauai
October 2017


While everyone wants to come to Kauai during the summer or winter holidays, visiting the island in the fall means less crowds, lower rates, and great weather. One of the best places to visit or stay during that time is Poipu Beach, which rated one of America’s best beaches. This beach features a series of golden sand crescents, strung together where people will find snorkeling, swimming, boogie-boarding and surfing, and a natural ocean wading pool. Don’t forget to check out the wide variety of stores, restaurants, and resorts that are right down the street.

Bryan Patterson, Property Manager, Kauai
October 2017

MAUI


Visitors to Maui’s south side may find a pleasant surprise in the form of two of its newest restaurants. Shearwater Tavern, in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center, specializes in locally-sourced “modern, shareable comfort food” and local craft beer. Daily happy hours, from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight, provide ideal opportunities to sample signature cocktails and appetizers at a discounted price. Just a few miles south in the Shops at Wailea, The Pint & Cork gives diners a chance to try local cuisine like grilled octopus, or stick with familiar favorites like salads, burgers and steaks. The gastropub’s fun atmosphere and large TVs also make it the perfect place to catch sporting events. Visit shearwatermaui.com and thepintandcork.com for additional information.

Courtney Pratt, Property Manager, Maui
October 2017


Beat the heat in Upcountry Maui and explore a loop trail that provides peaceful walking amidst the songs of birds and cool mountain air. Located right next to the Makawao town, Waihou Springs Trail follows an old forest road from the 1920s and features a variety of native and non-native plants such as koa, halapepe, pine, cyprus and eucalyptus trees. This trail is a local favorite and is even suitable for families. Once you’re done with hike, don’t forget to stop by Makawao town for shopping, restaurants, and much more.

Chelsea Trimper, Property Manager, Maui

October 2017


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