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Monday, August 30, 2010

Kauai Festivals

Kauai Festivals

Written by Marie Glodt from Travel to Maui

Planning a trip to Kauai and looking for more information about things to do and places to see in Hawaii?

One of the many services we offer our clients is a sneak peak of "fun things to do" and the "interesting things to see" while they are here in the islands.

September 2010:

9/5 Kauai Marathon 6 am-1pm• Outdoor Event
• Beer Garden
• Hula
• Live Entertainment
• Live Music
• Sports
For more information call Bob Craver (808) 283-2078

9/10-9/11 Cultural Festival in Waimea at the Waimea Plantation Cottages.
• Indoor Event
• Hawaiian Culture
• Hula
Call Carol Yotsuda (808) 245-2733

October 2010

10/1 Pow Wow Concert 7-10pm
• Free or small fee

Contact Dale Jacobs (808) 828-1294

10/2 Hoe Down for Hope. Benefiting the American Cancer Society.
• Live Entertainment
• Dancing
• Silent auction & more
• Prices starting at $100.00 per person.
Contact Lani Yukimura for more details at (808) 639-0688

November 2010

11/14 Slack Key Concert 12-6pm at Hilton Kauai Beach Resort
• Free
• Food
• Crafters
• Exhibits

Contact Milton Lau (808) 226-2697

11/14 Garden Island Range & Food Festival 11am-2pm
• Featuring local produce and meats raised here in the islands.
• Live music
• Games
• Food booths
• Local products

Contact Barabara Bennett (808) 338-0111

11/21 TriKauai Sprint Triathlon

• 5K walk/run
• Poipu Beach Park
Brian Curll 808-635-6311

December 2010

12/3 Crafts fair and lights on parade 10am-9pm
• Free
• Bake sale
• Crafts
• Food booths
Contact Chris Faye for more information at 808-245-6931

12/4 Festival of Lights 12/4-12/26• The 2010 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS at the Kauai Historic County Building Park on Rice Street.
• Free
Elizabeth Freeman: (808) 639-8564

12/18 Audobon Christmas Bird Count 8am-12pm Join the Koke'e Museum and volunteer for the annual Christmas bird count.
• Trek into some of the most botanically-rich areas of the island and enjoy the opportunity to see Kauai's native birds.
• Free

For more information call Michelle: (808) 335-9975

12/31 New Years Eve Fireworks on Kauai 10:00-10:30pm• Outdoor Event at Poipu Beach
• Fireworks
Contact Jody (808) 742-7444

For more information on Kauai Festivals please contact

Looking for a travel package to Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, or Lanai? Please contact the Hawaiian Destination Specialists at Travel to Maui

This information was current at time of publishing and is subject to change without notice.

photo credit to Grand Hyatt Kauai

Festivals of Aloha 2010

This year the “Festivals of Aloha” will celebrate with parades, street parties, concerts and family activities that span the island of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai).

2010 Schedule of Events:

• 9/3 Opening ceremony at Wailuku First Friday event starts at 6pm. Located on Market Street in Wailuku, Maui.

• 9/24 Keiki (kids) hula show and cultural demonstrations 4-7:30pm. Free admission at the Maui Mall Shopping Center

• 9/25 “Jewels of the Pacific” at the Kapalua Ritz Carlton 9am-10pm . This event includes Polynesian Wellness education, music, and crafters.

• 9/30 Mala Wailea Restaurant, Wailea Marriott Resort & Spa 4:30-6:30pm.
• Celebrity Chef’s poke demonstrations and free sampling with Festivals of Aloha 2010 Ribbon.

• *The Festivals of Aloha Ribbons are $5.00 each and provide discounted admission to many events. For information on purchasing a ribbon call 808-878-1888. Sales are cash only and help fund county wide events.

• 10/16 Waiola Church in Lahaina 12-8pm join in on the food, silent auction, tour of sacred grounds and luau ($5.00 discount with ribbon). For more information call 808-250-9196

• 10/16 Parade through Hana town starts at 11am and the fun continues at Hana Ball Bark.

• 10/23 Hawaiian entertainment, floral and lei show 5:30-10pm at Hana Ball Park.
• Kahanu Gardens will offer a free guided tour on Friday 10/23 at 10am. Also free unguided tours will be given 10-/18-10/21 for people wearing 2010 Festivals of Aloha Nui Ribbons*.

• Hotel Hana Maui will be offering free activities to all wearing 2010 Festivals of Aloha ribbon.

• 9/11 Ni’ihau Shell, Flower and Feather lei making, Lauhala Weaving, opihi shells, hula lessons and more 10am-4:30m at the Kailani Terrace at the Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort.

• For more information contact manager Royalene “Mamo” Fernandez 808-565-6066


• 10/8Youth night and talent and poke contests start at 6:30pm at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center.

• 10/9 Floral parade and pa’u riders in Kaunakakai town starts at 9am.

• For more information call Moana or Rachel Dudoit at 808-553-3356

For the most current schedule of events check out or call Yuki Lei Sugimura at 808-878-1888.

If you would like a quote for travel packages to Hawaii please contact the Hawaii destination specialists at Travel to Maui at

Travel to Maui is a Maui travel agency.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spa and Romance Packages


Want to get away for a romantic vacation and getaway? Dreaming of relaxing on a secluded beach, watching breathtaking sunsets, drinking exotic tropical drinks?

Whatever your heart desires Travel to Maui can create a vacation for you and your loved one!

Romance packages vary depending on the property, length of stay, and cost of the package.

A few examples of romance packages available in Hawaii:
• Daily breakfast for two
• Sunset dinner cruises
• Flower petal turndown on "your special day"
• A bottle of champagne at time of arrival
• Tandem massages for two in your room

A sample of some of the romance packages available in Tahiti:
• Breakfast delivered to your room - if staying in an over-the-water bungalow, it will be delivered by outrigger canoe
• A candlelit dinner served beachside
• Pareu for the ladies, T-shirt for gentlemen

Cruise lines:
Cruise lines also offer four different honeymoon, anniversary, and romance packages ranging in price.

A few examples of upgrades you may select for your journey:
• Strawberries and sparkling wine in your stateroom upon embarkation
• In room massage for two
• Breakfast in bed
• One keepsake portrait
• A Romantic dinner for two with a bottle of wine
• Afternoon tea service delivered to your cabin

For a quote or to set up a consulting appointment please contact the travel experts at
Travel to Maui providing quality travel packages to Hawaii & beyond...
photo credit to Four Seasons Maui, Hawaii

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Events on Maui, Hawaii for August 2010

Events on Maui, Hawaii for August 2010

Looking for things to do during your Hawaiian vacation? On your honeymoon and want to see a few shows while you are on Maui? Why not volunteer when visiting the islands?

As a Maui travel agent I like to inform my clients of events happening during their stay in Hawaii. Here is what my August travelers can look forward to when visiting Maui!

• Friday 8/13 Maui Calls (wine & food festival) at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC). 808-242-7469
• Saturday 8/14 Hana Cultural Center 13th annual Ho'olaule'a at Hasegawa Store Fairgrounds 9-4pm. Food, local crafts, & fun!
• 13th annual Heiva I Maui. Tahitian Dance & Drumming Competition 8/14 & 8/15. For prices &more info 808-250-0737
• Saturday, August 14 D. L Hughley King of the Castle at the MACC 808-242-7469
• 8/15 The Temptations & the Four Tops under the stars at MACC
• Saturday 8/23/10 Surfing Goat Grand Dairy Tour Experience a 2 hour hands on visit and tasting. Make your reservation early as these tours sell out quickly.
• Maui Photo Festival & Workshop at the Hyatt Maui August 25th-29th 2010 808-633-1339 Photographers from novice to professional welcomed.

Volunteer events:

• Haku Baldwin Center Pet Therapy Volunteer your time visiting hospitals and long term care facilities with the feathered and furry!
• Citizen Scientist Program Haleakala National Park. Where visitors can enjoy naturalist talks and gather information about the area.
• Waikamoi Cloud Forest Hike Haleakala National Park. Monday, Thursday & 3rd Sunday of the month. 808-572-4400

Ongoing events on Maui:

• Sea Turtle Tour Package @ the Maui Ocean Center is held on Tuesdays. For more information and reservations contact
• Shark Dive at the Maui Ocean Center is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Dive with 20 sharks and stingrays in an open ocean exhibit. Space is limited. Call 808-270-7075.
• Entertainment is held at the Center Stage at Whalers Village in Kaanapali Resort on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays 7-8pm. Free!
• Free Polynesian Dance at the Lahaina Cannery Mall every Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm by the Pineapple Food Court.
• Art Collection Tour at The Grand Wailea Resort held every Tuesday & Friday. Check Hawaii’s premier sculptures, paintings, murals, and artifacts. Meet at 10am in the NaPua Galllery on the 4th floor. Free for more info call 808-875-1234
• Wailuku First Friday on Market Street is held the 1st Friday of every month from 6-pm. 808-878-1888.
• Wailea on Wednesday 6:30-8pm Free live concerts & Art Gallery Events at the Shops of Wailea.

Written by Marie Glodt from Travel to Maui

Travel to Maui is a Maui travel agent and Hawaiian destination specialist.
For a quote for you Hawaii vacation package or to set up a consulting appointment please contact us at

All information listed here is current at the of publication and is subject to change without notice.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Where did the Bachelorette stay while in Tahiti?

During the 2010 filming of the Bachelorette Ali stayed 1st at the luxurious resort of Le Taha’a aka as Le Tahaa.

During the second part of her Tahiti vacation she stayed on the romantic island of Bora Bora at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui.

Tahiti is known for the warm hospitality of her people. The beautiful contrasts of azure blue oceans and lush, emerald green, volcanic mountains are a feast for the eyes!

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Tahiti and its surrounding islands are only a 5-hour nonstop flight from Hawaii. This flight out of Honolulu is offered once a week making it a great stop-over point enroute from the mainland, United States. From the west coast, there are also nonstop flights from Los Angeles operating several times a week.

The Tahitian islands offer intimate resorts, tiny private islands, and warm waters for honeymooners or romantics alike. Bask in privacy in your over-the-water bungalow watching tropical fish through your private viewing port, or get pampered in world class spas. For the more adventurous travelers, spend a morning swimming with the dolphins, scuba diving, feeding the sharks, or petting a manta ray. Whatever your pleasure, the tropical islands of Tahiti offer a traveler's paradise


Over the water bungalows
Like no hotel room you have ever experienced. These traditional thatched roof bungalows are perched over calm lagoon waters teeming with tropical fish, but not without all of the first class amenities you expect.

Beach bungalows:
Looking for oceanfront view without being directly over the water? This option allows you to walk directly from your bungalow to the sandy beach. Some of the finer properties also include your own pool or jacuzzi.

Garden bungalows
Trying to keep your costs down on your Tahiti vacation? A garden view is less expensive option while still offering all the amenities the resorts have to offer. Because the Tahitian islands are small and most aren't densely populated, the garden bungalows offer privacy without the ocean view price.

Travel to Maui offers the finest accommodations in Tahitian vacations. Visit our website at to request a quote or schedule a consulting appointment.
Written by Marie Glodt