13 posts in category Hawaii

Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka’anapali

"Life is an ocean and waves are our paths." - Diana Matoso Maui is a very special place, and this quote speaks to me as to why we are drawn to the beauty, serenity, peacefulness, and restorative energy of the ocean - that no matter where we are in our lives, the ocean shows us where we've been, and instills a gratitude that we'll carry with us wherever we go. It is with great gratitude and pleasure that I enjoyed this reflective moment while visiting The Westin Maui Resort & Spa ... Continue Reading

Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – The Grand Wailea Resort

"Beauty - be not caused - it is." - Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson's poetic verse splendidly describes Wailea on the Hawaiian Island of Maui; and it seems as if those responsible for crafting the majestic Grand Wailea Resort understood that simply being a part of unassailable beauty is a virtue on to itself. The Grand Wailea Resort is a divine and luxurious complement to the beauty of Wailea, and most assuredly has earned its reputation as one of the best luxury hotels in Hawaii. Where ... Continue Reading

Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

"I need the sea because it teaches me" - Pablo Neruda, On the Blue Shore of Silence Whenever I travel to the ocean, I think to myself, Aaron, you don't visit the ocean nearly enough. So when we planned a trip to Maui, I decided to write about the best luxury hotels in Hawaii because visiting those properties would allow me to see the ocean from some of the most beautiful places on Maui - and the ocean views from the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui did not disappoint. Where is the Ritz-Car... Continue Reading

Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

“I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always.” - Mark Twain Leave it to Mark Twain to most perfectly capture my feelings about my time in Maui.  No place better captures my blissful time on Maui than the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, most assuredly one ... Continue Reading

Best Resorts in Hawaii – Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa

"Hawaii is not a state of mind, it is a state of grace." - Paul Theroux We only experienced the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i for one day, but our transcendent experience at the Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa will live on in our minds for years to come. The resort has most certainly earned its place when discussing the best resorts in Hawaii. How Do I Get There? The Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa is on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i, which is northwest in the chain of the Hawaiian ... Continue Reading

Best Resorts in Hawaii – St. Regis Princeville

"If only I could be a prince of every world." - Stephen J. Carroll, A Prince of Earth This is how I felt upon viewing the resplendent and unparalleled beauty of the St. Regis Princeville - that there are certain moments in life where you yearn to experience all there is to be enjoyed, without fear that your joy will end. Why the St. Regis Princeville? The St. Regis Princeville has been on my Resorts-To-Visit List since a friend (the lovely Jenny) visited the property last year. The ... Continue Reading

Best Resorts in Hawaii – The Four Seasons Lanai – Part II

Where Were We? Oh yeah! I was writing about the Best Resorts in Hawaii, and I was just about to discuss my visit to The Four Seasons, Lanai at Manele Bay. If you haven't read Part I yet, just click here. Arrival As I mentioned, The Four Seasons, Lanai at Manele Bay is undergoing a series of property enhancements.  So, the property requested that we wear helmets and reflective vests so that we would be protected on our tour; which was no problem, especially considering the access that the ... Continue Reading

Best Resorts in Hawaii – The Four Seasons Lanai – Part I

When my parents told my family that they were generously taking us to Hawaii for a week, I was so excited because after a couple of past visits to Oahu and Maui, I've been anxious to visit one or more of the other Hawaiian Islands. And naturally, because I'm well - you know - me, I decided that I would write a "Best Resorts in Hawaii" blog series. So guess what? Air - water - road trip!!!!! Why The Four Seasons Lanai? First, The Four Seasons is one of the top resort brands in the world, ... Continue Reading

Best Luxury Resorts in Hawaii – Four Seasons Lanai

Just a quick post with a great article on some of the background of the Four Seasons Lanai - Manele Bay beautification and enhancements.  I'll have a more detailed article later this week on my tour and visit of the Four Seasons Lanai - Manele Bay!!!  And you'll read more about many resorts in my Best Luxury Resorts in Hawaii blog series! Mahalo!! #agp Continue Reading

Best Places to Eat in Maui – Lahaina Sushi Ko

I've dined at a lot of restaurants, and I've learned a universal truth about sushi: Good sushi is usually found in the unlikeliest of places. Or, in this case, great sushi - at a new restaurant called Lahaina Sushi Ko in Maui. Why Lahaina Sushi Ko? My family recently traveled to Maui, so I decided to write a series of blog articles called Best Places to Eat in Maui. I had a list of highly regarded restaurants to visit, but I also like to walk around new areas and stumble on unexpected and ... Continue Reading