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8th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search Down to Five Finalists

8th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search Down to Five Finalists

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Guest Chef Saransh Goila - Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

Mauritius is for Food Lovers

India's youngest celebrity chef visits Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort to discover the flavors of the island!

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Kidspot Magazine Article - Babymoon with a Toddler at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island Fiji

Can you enjoy a babymoon when your toddler comes along?

At Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island Fiji, you can!

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Meet the Executive Chef at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

Chef Wayan gives us a taste of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

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Marine Biologist at Best Dives Maldives - Outrigger Konotta Maldives Beach Resort

Meet the Marine Biologist

Meet Caterina Fattori, the new Marine Biologist at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Beach Resort!

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In The OZONE

OZONE is a global conservation program which aims to protect and grow coral reefs in oceans surrounding Outrigger resorts in the Hawaiian isles, Fiji, Guam, Thailand and Mauritius

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Little warriors - Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Gift of Giving Fiji Style

As a part of their recent holiday at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, the Stokan family decided to take part in Outrigger’s Community Tourism project to build a new Meeting Bure at the local school.

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Cheer the New Year

Need a reason to escape to Hawaii in 2016? Here's one for every month of the year. And our best available rates can help you on your way. Just remember to book by January 5, and travel by December 21, 2016. Go on... make a date with Outrigger!

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Q&A with Branka at Infinity Wellness

How would you like to start your day with a complimentary oceanfront yoga class on Waikiki Beach? We thought so. The good news? It's not just a tease! If sun salutations in paradise appeal to you, look no further than Branka Jordanovska, owner of Infinity Wellness at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

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2015 Best of Family travel Award

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island offer programs for kids and teens that combine adventure, entertainment and culture.

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Metzo’s Bistro & Bar Re-Opens!

Metzo’s Bistro & Bar re-opened last month and offers something you won’t find anywhere else in Phuket: a culinary tour of the Mediterranean. After a 3-month renovation, the restaurant features an open kitchen, private dining spaces, and an all-new mezze and tapas counter.

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Limited-Edition Aloha Shirts in Support of Hokulea

Over the years, we’ve helped the Hokulea crew out in different ways, most recently by putting them up at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort during their stopover in Mauritius. In addition to providing rooms to the crew, we also helped them coordinate supplies for the next leg of the journey (and there may have been some well-deserved spa treatments squeezed in there, too).

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Blue Hawaiian cocktail

Where is the ultimate beach bar?

From classic Mai Tais to Pina Coladas reborn with new flavors, our beach bars are alive with culturally-infused libations.

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Tropical cocktails from around the world

Every second is happy hour at Outrigger Resorts. Why? Picture this: sun, sand, surf, and tropical cocktails by the sea.

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9 things you’ll want to bring on your beach vacation

So you’re headed on your beach vacation! What a treat you’re in for, are you ready? Have your list of things to bring? For some of you, this may be the first time you’ve taken a trip to paradise. For others, maybe you need a little refresher to jog your memory.

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Celebrating 68 years of Aloha

Outrigger was founded in 1947 by Roy and Estelle Kelley, who dreamt of sharing aloha across the world. It was 68 years ago today - September 29, 1947 - that the Kelleys opened their first hotel in Waikiki.

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Surf Lessons in Waikiki

If you’re traveling to Hawaii and looking for activities to take part in, one thing I always recommend to visitors is to take a crack at surfing. Surfing is an iconic water sport with origins that are rooted in Hawaii’s colorful history and continues to grow as a popular worldwide water sport.

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Family time is tradition at Outrigger Resorts

Family holidays are dear to our hearts at Outrigger Resorts. Sunny beach settings are perfect for having fun on the ocean -- from catamaran sailing in Waikiki to kite surfing in Mauritius. Our employee hosts are ambassadors of local culture and it’s a joy to share our knowledge of music, art, sport, and nature with a personal touch.

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Waikiki Beach fireworks and fine dining at Ocean House

Whether you’re coming from somewhere across the world or right down the street, Waikiki has a lot to offer for those looking to spend a romantic evening with that someone special. I personally like taking advantage of the energy that Waikiki gives off and the many things it has to offer couples.

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Adventures in Fiji with Megan Singleton

Megan Singleton is an award-winning travel blogger who recently visited Outrigger Resorts in Fiji. What adventures caught her fancy? Read her stories to find out:

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Outrigger Chef Series: Chef Geert-Jan Vaartjes at Outrigger Mauritius

It’s a funny story: I worked seven years in a hotel in the North of Holland, and a colleague asked me: “What is your dream, what do you want to do in a few years?”. I said that I liked Holland, but that my dream has always been to work abroad and to do something a bit crazy, work in a big resort.

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Outrigger Chef Series: Chef Mustapha at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Mustapha Haj Omar is one of the most sought after chefs in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. And we’re excited to report that he’s also the newest team member at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand.

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5 Spots to Eat in Waikiki After a Great Surf Session

After a day of intense Hawaiian sun and Waikiki surf, I’m starving. Here are 5 spots I check out to fuel up after a day out in the water.

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Ono Means Yum! A Taste of Candy Bar Hawaii

It’s safe to say that the Outrigger team is pretty excited about the latest new shop to open at the Waikiki Beach Walk. And with good reason. Candy Bar Hawaii is a mecca of beautifully-displayed candy and snacks from Hawaii and around the world.

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Perpetuating Hawaiian Music: E Mele Ana

At the recent “Celebrate Kani Ka Pila” event, we celebrated the launch of our new music program, Outrigger E Mele Ana. We’ve been a long-time supporter of Hawaiian music and culture, and we’re excited to renew our commitment with the launch of the Outrigger E Mele Ana program.

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A taste for travel

Nothing immerses you in a place like the aroma of exotic spices, the sweetness of fresh-picked fruit, the comfort of a satisfying meal. Do you have a taste for travel? Choose from our menu of favorite destinations to learn more!

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A Testament of a Love That's Sure

At the place where the underground Kawehaweha Spring meets the ocean on Waikiki Beach, a group of nine couples gathered in a semi-circle one recent Friday to renew their wedding vows. The silhouette of Diamond Head shimmered in the distance.

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Travel Weekly Honors Dr. Richard R. Kelley with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Outrigger family is incredibly proud to announce that Dr. Richard R. Kelley, Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. chairman emeritus, has been honored by Travel Weekly magazine with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

We know beachfront destinations, and have the experience to do it better than anyone else. Our guests will be able to rediscover Outrigger with authentic localized experiences in iconic destinations, paired with unmatched hospitality. Outrigger is an exceptional experience where ‘Local Culture Meets World-Class Hospitality.’”

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5 Questions with Luana Maitland at the Outrigger Reef

Luana Maitland has been part of the Outrigger ohana (family) for 13 years. If you’ve visited the Outrigger Reef on the Beach during this time, you’ve no doubt been greeted by Luana with Na Mea Ho`okipa (“hospitality from within”) and unconditional aloha spirit. This week we caught up with Luana to get her perspective on what makes the Outrigger Reef such a unique travel destination.

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Waikiki Beach Walk-and-Talk: Navigating with Ka`iulani Murphy

Ka`iulani is a navigator for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, an apprentice under master navigator Nainoa Thompson since 1998. She graduated from University of Hawaii with a master’s degree in Hawaiian studies and now teaches voyaging courses at Honolulu Community College.

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Kanikapila Pahinui Style

We look out at Waikiki on a sunny evening as the shadows are beginning to lengthen, and Cyril says, “What do I see? I see home."

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A Walk with Kings

Kalakaua’s reign may have seen the loss of his people’s political power, but he managed to ensure some portion of his people’s culture. Kahoaka, in his kukui nut lei and kihei was proof of that. So, too, was the statue draped in lei made of a fragrant vine. “Oh, yes,” Kahoaka said. “There was a special ceremony yesterday.”

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Talk Story with Author Sam Low

Earlier this summer, I picked up a newly-published book and couldn’t finish it. Not because it wasn’t a good story but precisely because it was a good story--and I kept giving away my copy. After purchasing three copies, I finally managed to keep one long enough to finish reading the entire book.

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Oahu Beach Infographic

Here's our latest infographic for Oahu beaches. Download this onto your mobile device of choice, pack the sunscreen and head for the ocean. But, as always, be careful. Spend some time observing the quirks of the ocean and check with a lifeguard. If in doubt, as they say, don't go out.

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Talk Story with Glenn Poulain

Glenn Poulain is an underwater photographer who moonlights as a chiropractor. At least, that’s the goal. Glenn’s underwater images of Hawaii’s fish and marine life decorate the walls of two Outrigger properties on Oahu--Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

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Q&A with Chef Aod at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Where the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is located was previously a thriving tin mine that boasted a vibrant Peranakan community. For those of you who need a quick refresher in Thai history, Peranakan are of Chinese ancestry and make up a significant portion of Phuket’s population today.

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