The Story Behind Ni‘ihau: Hawaii’s Forbidden Island

None of Hawaii’s treasured shorelines are quite as untouched as those of Ni‘ihau, known to locals and foreigners as the “Forbidden Island.” Even though it’s so close to modern civilization, in 2018, there are still no roads or running water, and the village runs solely on solar-powered electricity. On Ni‘ihau, islanders speak their traditional dialect […]

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Here’s the Story Behind Hawaii’s Kona Coffee

Hawaii’s world-renowned coffees flourish in the volcanic soil and unique climates found in various locations throughout the islands. Though gourmet luxury coffee is grown on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Molokaʻi, none is more famous than the variety grown in the districts of Kona on the Big Island. Introduction of coffee to Hawaii The first coffee […]

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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels on Oʻahu in 2021

Some of the grandest hotels and resorts on Oʻahu are those with only a few hundred rooms. Standing in defiance to the saying, “bigger is better,” these boutique hotels have astounded visitors and locals with their perfectly manicured properties, stylish rooms and distinctive personalities. Below are just five—trust us, there are many more—of the best […]

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Discover Island History and Unparalleled Luxury at Maui’s Haʻikū House

Nestled amongst the quaint neighborhoods and farms that take up much of Maui’s upcountry town of Haʻikū—Pāʻia’s less busy, more homey counterpart—is one of Maui’s most luxurious short-term rentals. Perched at the top of a long driveway, this hale (house) on the hill is steeped in history and sits regally on a 20-acre lot, which […]

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