The Beautiful Hawaiian Islands
An almost perfect mix of great beaches, good weather, excellent golfing and just enough nightlife and sightseeing. The Hawaiian Islands are definately a unique destination.
Maui - The Valley Isle
With an almost ideal mix of great beaches, good weather, excellent golfing and just enough nightlife and sightseeing options, Maui is the best choice for many vacationers. The island contains two primary resort areas; Ka'anapali/West Maui and Wailea/Kihei. Ka'anapali is a 3 mile stretch of white-sand beach bordered by 10 major resorts and at least 30 restaurants. Once home to a thriving commercial whaling port, the nearby town of Lahaina now provides additional shopping and dining options, as well as most of the islands' nightlife. North of Ka'anapali lie the resort areas Wailea and Makena. Residing at the base of 10,000' Mt. Haleakala, these areas enjoy a quieter, more relaxed pace than Ka'anapali and contain some of the islands' best golf and tennis facilities.
Kaua'i-The Garden Isle
Northernmost and geologically oldest of the eight major islands, Kaua'i is without question the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands. Famous for its movie-set locations, (Blue Hawaii, South Pacific, Jurassic Park) the island abounds with a myriad of exotic flowers, scenic valleys, clear waterfalls and majestic seacliffs.
Kaua'i contains three resort areas. Poipu is located on the southern coast and offers the best weather on the island. On the islands' eastern coast, Kapaa and Wailua offer a variety of accommidations and contain most of the islands shopping and dining options. Further north is Hanaiei, with its famous bay (where Puff the Magic Dragon) is from, and the Princeville Resort area, known for it's extraordinary scenery and lush tropical surroundings.
Hawai'i-The Big Island
One of the few places in the world where you can see an active volcano, Hawai'i is larger than all the other islands combined. Most of the resorts are located on the west side of the island (leeward or dry side), typically referred to as the Kona Coast, which has two principle resort areas.
The first, Kailua-Kona, is a quaint village of restaurants and shops. There are only a few beaches here and they usually disappear in winter. Approximately 25 miles north from Kailua-Kona, the Kohala Coast offers outstanding golf, white-sand beaches and the island's premiere resorts.
The city of Hilo lies on the east side of Hawai'i. This is the 2nd largest city in the state, with a population exceeding 50,000. Its cooler, wetter climate is ideal for orchid and antherium cultivation and many botanical gardens are available for those interested. Hilo has few beaches but because of its location, is recommended as a starting point when visiting Volcanoes National Park.
Lana'i-Hawaii's Private Island
Sixth largest of the islands, Lana'i is located in the center of the Hawaiian Island chain and is approximately 13 miles wide and 19 miles long. The island's name translates to "day of conquest" and like all of the Hawaiian Islands, is volcanic in origin. Roughly triangular in shape, Lana'i enjoys a protected location with Molokai and Maui to the north and Kahoolawe to the east. Lana'i's unusual beauty is most apparent in its contrasts, from sunny, white sand beaches to rugged pine forests. The island of Lana'i offers a primitive charm of its own along with a full compliment of warm friendly residents (currently around 2,500).
Once or twice a month, special performances are held for the guests of The Lodge at Koele and The Manele Bay Resort by the famous and almost famous chefs, musicians, authors, and politicians. These performances are free and are held in small intimate settings.
Past guest performances included David Wolper (film producer), Dave Barry (humorist), Peter Matthiessen (author/naturalist) and Marlin Fitzwater (former US Press Secretary).
A tentative calendar of events is published in early January each year. We can supply you with more details. Of course, the list cannot be considered guaranteed, as the visiting artist's schedules are always subject to change.
Moloka'i-The Friendly Island
Teh least developed of the major islands, Moloka'i is most like Old Hawai'i. Here, life is unhurried and the beaches are uncrowded. The western end of the island contains an African wildlife preserve and the landscape resembles the Serengetti Plains of Africa. The eastern side o fthe island is lush and green and the north coast contains some of the highest seacliffs in the world.
The main resort area is called Kaluakoi, which is on the west side of the island, so it is dryer and sometimes windy, but has incredible beaches and a very challenging oceanfront golf cours.