ʻĪao Valley

I’ao Valley, Maui Iao Needle Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku), an East Maui landmark, is a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 1,200 feet from the valley floor or 2,250 feet above sea level. The needle is a sharp ridge that gives the appearance of being a spire when...

Papakolea Beach

Papakōlea Beach Destination Paradise Little Grass Shack Destination Paradise: Papakōlea Beach, also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach is a green sand beach located near South Point, in the Kaʻū district of the island of Hawaiʻi. It is one of only four green...

Hilo Sampan Bus

Sampan Bus; Uniquely Hilo A Hilo taxi driver by the name of Fukumatsu Kusumoto felt taxi fares were too expensive and wanted to provide lower, cost-effect means of public transportation for Big Island residents and visitors, mainly Hilo wharf and it’s...

Hawaiian Legends: Menehune

Hawaiian Legends of Menehune Menehune are a mythological dwarf people in Hawaiian tradition who are said to live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, hidden and far away from human settlements. The Menehune are described as superb...

Wailua River, Kauaʻi

Wailua River, Island of Kaua’i Destination To Paradise: Wailua River, Kauai’i The tranquil Wailua River weaves by gorgeous waterfalls and lush, jungle landscapes along the island’s East Side. Kauai has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii, and the Wailua...

Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Regional Park Destination to Paradise – Ala Moana Beach, on the island of O’ahu Ala Moana Beach Park is a free public park on the island of Oahu, U.S. state of Hawaii, located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. This 100-acre park has a wide...

Crouching Lion Trail

Pu’u Manamana Crouching Lion Trail Crouching Lion Perched high up on the mountain ridges overlooking Kahana Bay on Oahu’s lush Windward Coast is the distinct natural rock formation known most famously by its English name, “Crouching Lion.” When the sun is...

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo, Hawai’i The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Hilo, Hawai’i beginning on Easter Sunday. It honors King David Kalākaua, who was called the “Merrie Monarch” for...

Kaialiʻi Kahele Message

Congressman Kahele’s Prince Kūhiō Day Message Annually on March 26th, Hawaiʻi honors the life and legacy of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, a revolutionary statesman whose significant contributions continue to impact the lives of Native Hawaiians and all...