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Big Island – Free things to do

BIG ISLAND

32. Candy Factory Tours. Kailua Candy Com­pany, Kuakini Center, 74-5563 Kaiwi Street, Kailua-Kona. Peek into the kitchen of this candy manufacturer from 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. daily and enjoy tastings of various chocolate products hand-made with Kona coffee, mac­adamia nuts and Island fruit. 329-2522. Ha­waiian Macadamia Plantation.

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Maui – Free things to do

11. Whale Museums. The Whalers Village Museum is located on the third floor of Build­ing (i, Whalers Village Shopping Center. High­lights include a film presentation about I lawai is whaling era, harpoons, sailors jour­nals, tools and historic photographs. Open 9:30

A.M.-10:00 P.M. daily. 661-5992. Hale Kohola (House of the Whale) provides an in-depth look at the biology and physiology of the great whales, focusing primarily on the humpback. Many important specimens, including a baby humpback skeleton and the skull of one of the largest humpbacks recorded are display. Open 9:30 A.M.-10:00 P.M. daily. 661-6752. The Lahaina Whaling Museum is housed at Crazy Shirts retail shop, 865 Front Street in Lahaina, Among the items tin exhibit are harpoons, ships logs and lovely examples of scrimshaw. Open 9:00 A,M.-10:00 P.M. daily. 661-4775.

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OAHU – Free things to do

1. Art Mart Monsarrat Avenue, along the fence of the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki, works of local artists are displayed (and are avail­able for sale) every Tuesday, Saturday and Sun­day from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

2.  Contemporary Museum Garden Tour.

2411 Makiki Heights Drive. Free tours of the museums one-and-a-half-acre garden are con­ducted on an appointment basis. The forty-five minute tours are led by museum volun­teers who point out more than eighty differ­ent varieties of flora, including magnolia, kukui, monkeypod, banyan, breadfruit and mango trees. 526-1322.

3.  Polynesian Shows in Waikiki. Perfor­mances are scheduled at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30-8:00 P.M., and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00-11:30 A.M. 922-0588. At the Hilton Hawaiian Village, a hula show and fireworks display highlight the Kings Jubilee, which is held every Friday be­ginning at sunset. 949-4321. And the popular Kodak Hula Show, which made its debut in 1937, is still delighting crowds at the Waikiki Shell every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs­day from 10.00-11:15 A.M. 627-3300.

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Money saving Hawaiian vacation

Hawaii Honolulu

Hawaii Honolulu

There are ways you can enjoy ev­erything the Islands of Hawaii have to offer — at a fraction of what you might think it would cost. Here are a few tips:

 

♦ Consider traveling during “low” season, which usually runs from April through May and again during Octo­ber, November and the early part of December. Generally speaking, you’ll find rates for accommodations to be lower during these periods.

 

♦  Airfare wars can erupt at any time, and if you have a flexible sched­ule, you’d be wise to take advantage of the great deals that result from them. Be aware, however, that re­strictions may apply.

♦  Be on the lookout for package deals, which combine airfare, accom­modations, car rental and often meals at an attractive price—much less than what you would have paid had you bought each component individually.

♦  Many hotel, condominium and car rental operations extend dis­counted rates to senior citizens, cor­porate travelers, large groups and families. Being a member of such organizations may entitle you to spe­cial rates. Be sure to inquire about these when you make your booking.

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Welcome to the Islands of Hawaii

Welcome to the Islands of Hawaii

 

Kaneohe Fish Pond Oahu Hawaii

Kaneohe Fish Pond Oahu Hawaii


* Hawaii’s climate is generally mild, with tempera­tures ranging from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties most of the year. The mercury dips into the sixties during the winter months (December through March) and rises to the mid-nineties in the summer. Hawaii’s “wet” sea­son (normally passing showers) occurs during the months of December, January and February.

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Hawaiian Weddings

hawaii wedding

hawaii wedding

Magnificent sunsets, fragrant flowers, picture-perfect beaches, clear blue waters, majestic mountains, lush val­leys and rain forests—say the word “Hawai’i” and a setting made for ro­mance comes to mind. Beautiful, ex­citing and exotic, the Aloha State beckons to lovers. No wonder it ranks among the top destinations in the world for weddings and honey­moons!

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Havaiian vacation: Great Activities

kalalau valley kauai

kalalau valley kauai

You’re in your hotel room going over your vacation itin­erary: An entertaining Waikiki dinner show? Saw that. A festive (and filling!) lu’au? Went to one. Shopping? Did that, too. It’s all been fun, but perhaps it’s time for you to get to know another side of Hawaiithe side that is call­ing you outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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HAWAII at a GLANCE

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The Aloha State

Molokai Hawaii

Molokai Hawaii

On April 23, 1959—a month after Hawai’i earned Congressional ap­proval for statehood—the territorial legislature chose “The Aloha State” as the official nickname for the state of Hawai’i. Also, each major island has a nickname/marketing tag line:

O’ahu/’l’he Gathering Place

Maui/The Valley Isle (marketed as the Magic Isle)

Hawai’i /The Big Isle (marketed as Hawai’i’s Big Island)

Kaua’i/The Garden Isle

Molokq’i/The Friendly Isle

(marketed as The Most

Hawaiian Island)

L ana’i/the Pineapple Isle (marketed as Hawai’i’s Most Secluded Island)

Ni’ihau/The Distant Isle

Kaho’olawe/The Forbidden Isle

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GETTING AROUND in the HAWAII ISLANDS

Hawaiian airlines

Hawaiian airlines

Island hopping? You’ll find it’s both easy (Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines offer frequent daily jet service) and quick (flight times average between twenty and thirty minutes). On Oahu, Aloha’s reservations number is 484-1111; Hawaiian’s is 838-1555. Mahalo Air serves Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island of Hawaii with twin-engine prop planes. Call 833-5555.

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