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Hawaii Travel Tips - COVID Testing

How to Travel to Hawaii Now

It's no surprise Hawaii is the #1 destination that U.S. travelers now daydream about visiting.

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8 Great Restaurants Open in Waikiki Now

Addressing one of our most frequently asked questions these days... cheers!

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Hawaii's first craft hotel | Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Hawaii's first Craft Hotel

With the help of some of Waikiki’s top tastemakers, everything from the guest rooms to the drink menu is a work of art.

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A Hawaiian Christmas

Santa paddles in to say, "Mele kalikimaka," on the sandy shores of Waikiki!

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5 Things to Do on Oahu | 2021 Hawaii

5 Ways to Explore Oahu in 2021

From iconic surf breaks to breathtaking nature, there's no shortage of things to do and see in Oahu.

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Exotic Fruit from Hawaii

Tropical Fruit

Because they taste delicious AND they look great on Instagram...

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COVID safe travel tips

Getting Back to Paradise

Tips for safe, healthy travels in the months ahead.

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SurfxMusic - Q&A with Anuhea

The Maui-native tells us how growing up surfing has influenced her sound, and why she loves performing at Blue Note Hawaii.

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SurfxMusic - Q&A with Tiara Hernandez

Making music and surf memories in Waikiki with musician / surfer / Keikichella founder, @TiaraBellaaa.

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Sustainable Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas that speak to your family and friends’ sense of adventure, wanderlust and love for the planet?

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Surf + Music Culture in Hawaii - Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

SurfxMusic - Q&A with Jonathan Rotmensch

A chat with the Hip Hawaiian Aroma Cafe's Jonathan Rotmensch

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Hawaiian Culture - Hula

Hula: Body & Spirit

From forbidden dance to Hawaii's heartbeat. Learn about the poetic movements of Hula.

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Surf + Music Culture in Hawaii - Tammy Moniz

SurfxMusic - Q&A with Tammy Moniz

A new series of interviews with some of our favorite people, about our two favorite topics: SURF and MUSIC.

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Oahu

Avoid the Crowds: Oahu

5 ideas for a nature-fueled getaway on your next trip to Oahu.

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Marques Marzan - Waikiki Beachcomber Original

Beachcomber Original Spotlight

Marques Marzan uses natural materials to teach the world about Hawaii. Learn more!

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Waikiki Surf Map

Waikiki Surf Map

We've rounded up our 9 favorite surf breaks in the Waikiki-area. Have you surfed them all?

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Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger | Garrett Marrero - Maui Brewing Co

Brewing the Flavor of the Islands

Meet Garrett Marrero - and learn about our connection to Maui Brewing Company.

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Poke Bowls in Waikiki

10 Places to Eat Poke Bowls in Waikiki

If you love poke bowls, we have some good news: Waikiki has a lot of options to cure that poke bowl craving!

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BBQ and Beer Pairing - Maui Brewing Co - Hawaii Craft Brews

10 Best Craft Brews for BBQ Season

Pairings from Maui Brewing Company—and award-winning brewmaster Kim Brisson-Lutz.

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Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - Beachcomber Originals - Live Videos

Top 5 Facebook Live Videos

Catch up with our favorite Hawaii tastemakers - LIVE!

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5 Best Surf Tips - Faith Surf School - Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

5 Best Surf Tips

Today on the blog, we’re sharing 5 surf tips from the pros at Faith Surf School.

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5 Best Oahu Beaches - Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

5 Best Family-Friendly Beaches on Oahu

Here are our picks for the best kid-friendly beaches on Oahu. All you have to do is bring your sunscreen and swimsuits.

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Virtual Luau

Paradise at Home: Virtual Luau

Celebrating the sounds and tastes of Hawaii. Virtually.

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Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - Beachcomber Originals - Makana

Meet Makana

This month, Beachcomber Original Makana releases his newest album - and we're honored to share it LIVE.

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Paradise at home

Paradise at Home: Asia Pacific

Can't stop, won't stop (sending you beach vibes).

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Paradise at Home: Hawaii

Sending island vibes - from our living rooms to yours.

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Zoom into Paradise

Bring some sunshine into your next call. Ten free Zoom backgrounds available to download!

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Planning a Destination Wedding in Waikiki

Destination Wedding Guide

Why Waikiki is one of the best places for your destination wedding—and how to do it right.

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Maui Brewing Company anniversary party - Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Beyond Craft Beer

See how Maui Brewing Co. stays crafty—and what the Aloha State's golden child will lead us to next.

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DISCOVERY local experience - romance roundup

Top 5 Romantic Experiences

Love is in the air, sand and sea - and we can't wait to share it with you.

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Matt Bauer - Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - family visit

Beachcomber Original Spotlight

Meet Matt Bauer - one of our 12 Beachcomber Originals - and his adorable family.

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Where and how to escape the winter blues

Escape the winter blues in Hawaii

There's nothing like an upcoming tropical getaway to power you through the winter.

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Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - @andathousandwords

Oahu Hotel 101

Instagrammer @andathousandwords visits Oahu - and drops her knowledge on all things hotel.

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2020 Oahu, Hawaii Event Calendar

Your Complete Guide to Oahu Fun

A round-up of all the events you won't want to miss in 2020.

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Where to Explore the Music of Waikiki, Hawaii

The Sounds of Waikiki

Our shortlist of the best-of venues to get into the Waikiki groove.

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TOMA featuring Tommy Pierucki

As peak surf season kicks off, Waikiki Beachcomber is bringing a taste of surf culture.

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Art in Waikiki - Waikiki Beachcomber

Insider Top 10: The Best of Oahu's Emerging Art Scene

When you want to go beyond the surf and sand, our insider’s guide to the local art scene will be just as adventurous.

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What's your Waikiki? Sweepstakes

Enter to win a trip to Waikiki!

Vote for your favorite Waikiki vacation and you could win it.

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Craft Beer Scene in Hawaii - Maui Brewing Co

Paradise in a Bottle: Oahu’s Hottest Craft Beer Destinations

Move over, mai tais! We've rounded up a list of the best spots for craft beer in Waikiki, starting with Maui Brewing Company.

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The Essential Packing Checklist

The top 10 things you should pack for your tropical getaway.

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Zak Noyle's Top 5 Surf Instagram Accounts

We're wading into Instagram waters with one of the world's favorite surf photographers, Zak Noyle.

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4 Easy Oahu Hikes - A Photographer's Guide

Instagram-worthy advice from island photographer Vince Lim will leave you inspired to pack those hiking shoes.

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Travel Resolution: Waikiki Beach Fun

But don't take our word for it - read this blogger's first-hand take on what it means to have fun in iconic Waikiki.

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Top 5 Places to Find Inspiration on the Big Island of Hawaii

A local artist's take on the must-visit spots throughout the Orchid Isle

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9 Things You Must Do on Oahu

We've broken it down as an easy-to-follow agenda of things to do on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu in one full day.

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Local Artist Brings Hawaiian Flowers to Life

Muralist Erin Ibarra aims to inspire in Waikiki.

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A Hawaiian Christmas

Santa paddles in to say, "Mele kalikimaka," on the sandy shores of Waikiki!

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Throwback Tropical Cocktail Recipes

Save these secret recipes for our favorite tropical cocktails from the past!

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Carved Halloween Pineapple Glowing

DIY Pineapple Jack-o-Lantern

This DIY family Halloween activity gives your holiday decorations the tropical twist they deserve! 🍍

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Waikiki Memories & History

Favorite Guest Memories

Take a stroll down memory lane with us. We're looking at 10 of our favorite guest memories!

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Catamaran in Waikiki

Waikiki Sails

Come sail away with us in Waikiki! While you're at it, snorkel with some turtles, too.

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Sunrise Shack Waikiki

5 Waikiki Superfoods

Supercharge your day with a stop at our favorite one-stop shop.

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Waikiki Pool Party

Scenes from our Anniversary Party

Food, music, dancing, and of course, ohana. Check out some of our favorite scenes from the 70th anniversary party!

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7 Places To Hear Live Music in Waikiki

7 Places To Hear Live Music in Waikiki

From traditional slack-key to contemporary jams, you'll find live music nightly in Waikiki.

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2018 Oahu Events Roundup

Oahu Happenings

So many things to do. So little time. Don't miss this action-packed year of events.

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Waikiki Beach - A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day at Waikiki Beach

Daydreaming about your next trip to Waikiki? Let us plan out your best day ever.

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Facebook Live Video

Top 3 Live Videos

We're taking you live behind-the-scenes from paradise. Catch up on our top binge-worthy segments from 2017!

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Waikiki Surf Collaboration

What happens when two photographers and water lovers combine forces in Waikiki? Magic.

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Maui Brewing Waikiki - Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Waikiki Pizza Toss 101

Our friends at Maui Brewing Company Waikiki are letting us in on their top secret pizza making tips.

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Holiday events in Waikiki 2017

Your Complete Guide to Oahu Fun

It's a Fall and Winter full of fun on Waikiki beach and beyond!

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First Trip to Hawaii - Recommendations of Things To Do

Hawaii or Bust!

Planning your first trip to Hawaii in 2020? Here's all the things you need to know.

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5 Most Instagrammed Spots in Waikiki

#WishYouWereHere

A round-up of our most Instagrammable spots in Waikiki.

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Blue Note Hawaii - Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

The Island's Most Iconic Music Venue

Blue Note Hawaii shines for offering one of the most intimate live-music experiences in Hawaii. Are you in the know?

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Travel Trends 2021

Our Favorite Travel Trends of 2021

A new year means the thrill of new possibilities. And when it comes to travel, the path to adventure will look a little different—and more exciting—this year.

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5 Must Try Items at Dukes Waikiki - Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

5 Favorites: Duke’s Waikiki

From crowd-pleasing pupu (hors d'oeuvres) to delicious tropical drinks, here’s are the 5 dishes you can't miss.

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Hawaiian Music Holiday Playlist

Aloha to the Holidays

This curated list of feel-good holiday tracks showcases music from our favorite Hawaiian artists.

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The tradition of Hawaiian Music

A Tradition of Hawaiian Music

Much like the cultural diversity of the Islands, the Hawaiian music scene offers a melting pot of genres. Learn more.

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Celebrating Hawaiian Music

Celebrating Hawaiian Music

Global pandemic or not, music and culture take center stage. Learn more!

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Giving with Aloha: The Music and Mission of Hawaii's Henry Kapono

Henry is on a mission: to give back and share the unique spirit of the islands with the world. Learn more.

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Hawaiian Music + Culture

Melodic Music

From steel guitar riffs to jazzy sax numbers, get ready to be entertained with Hawaiian music.

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Koa Rothman - Outrigger Waikiki - Hawaii Staycation

This is Livin': Surfing Waikiki with Koa Rothman

Wondering where pro surfers go on vacation? To Waikiki Beach, to surf the most iconic waves in the world

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Kani Ka Pila Grille - Talent Search - Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Outrigger Resorts Knows that Hawaii's Got Talent

This year, the Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search is going virtual!

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Kani Ka Pila Grille - Top 5 Facebook Live videos - Live Hawaiian Music

Top 5 LIVE Hawaiian Music Concerts

Thousands tune in each week from across the globe for the virtual Kani Ka Pila Music jam.

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DISCOVERY Loyalty - Best Family Experiences

Top Family-Friendly Experiences

Looking for the best family-friendly experiences in the world? We've got 'em.

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Surfing becomes an Olympic Sport

The History of Surfing

From a Royal Hawaiian tradition to a 2020 Olympic Sport... surfing sure has come a long way.

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Bishop Museum - Surfing In Hawaii exhibit

Pipe Dreams: A Hawaiian Journey through the Storied History of Surf

Don't miss this cool collab between the Bishop Museum on Oahu and the local surfing community.

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Travel Gift Ideas

A roundup of our fave eco-friendly items for the traveler on your holiday list!

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Surfer in Residence: Pōhaku Stone

A look back at our recent "hang ten" and surf sesh with surfing legend Tom ‘Pohaku’ Stone.

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The Hawaiian Islands - Which one is which?

Hawaii Close-up: Which Island Will You Love?

Which island is your destination to aloha? We'll break it down for you.

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New Year's Eve Insider

We've got the scoop on all the places to catch the show on Oahu.

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Best beach bars in the world

5 Awe-Inspiring Beach Bars

Vacation mode is just a beach bar away! Cheers!

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Hawaii Pride: Top Chefs Take the Stage at Drag Appetit

What's even better than celebrity chefs at the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival? Honolulu’s best drag performers!

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Most Instagrammable Beaches - Hawaii

The 6 most Instagrammable Beaches: Hawaii-edition

What are the most Instagram-worthy beaches in Hawaii? We've got the list. #sorrynotsorry

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Surfers In Residence

Want to learn more about surf culture, past and present? Don't miss the Surfers in Residence program at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

The meaning of May Day is as rich as rich as the smell of your Plumeria lei. 🌺

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Kat Gaskin Shares What To Do in Waikiki

The Instagrammer and Hawaii-lover gives a peek at some of the items on her own list.

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Castaway Island Fiji Beach and Ocean Aerial

14 of the World's Best Beaches

If you’ve got any rendition of “travel,” “swim in the ocean,” or “find beachfront bliss” on your bucket list, we’re so happy you’re here.

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10 Reasons to Choose Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - Waikiki Hotels

When you know, you know.

Waikiki has no shortage of hotels. Overwhelmed by choices? We can help. Get the scoop on what makes Outrigger Reef stand out!

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Memories at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Hawaii Memories, Rekindled

What was Waikiki like in 1962? Stories from the past!

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Discover Voyager 47 Club Lounge

Kona coffee. The most beautiful view in Waikiki. Unlimited craft beers. Intrigued? You should be!

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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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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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5 Local Food Favorites on Maui

5 Local Food Favorites on Maui

There’s no better way to discover a place than through its food. And on Maui, there’s a bounty of fresh, local flavors within reach. Here are our five favorites.

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5 Best Outdoor Experiences - Kauai

5 Outdoor Experiences to Savor Kauai (Minus the Crowds)

Five of the top outdoor experiences that Kauai has to offer.

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Maui

5 Maui Adventures for a Secluded Holiday in Paradise

The way we travel has changed, but the natural beauty of Maui remains the same.

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Kona Coffee | Hawaii-grown coffee

Big Island Spotlight

Here’s one more thing that makes the Aloha State a dream destination: the Kona Coffee.

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Best Beaches Maui

5 Best Maui Beaches

A roundup of the best Maui beaches to explore with the kids in tow.

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The best family-friendly beaches on Hawaii's Big Island

Big Island Beach Day

Get ready for a fun adventure (and be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen!).

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What is Coral Planting?

Who hasn't even been curious about how this works? Check out how we've planted football fields worth of coral around the globe.

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Protect Our Oceans: 4 Easy Things You Can Do

60% of the world’s coral reefs are under immediate threat. And you can help... 🐠

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Drink Tropical Cocktails. Save the Coral Reefs.

In honor of World Oceans Day and Pantone's Color of the Year, Living Coral, let's toast to reef health. But for more than just one day. 🍹

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How do we Save the Coral Reefs? No Bad Sunscreens.

Chemicals from your sunscreen may be contributing to coral bleaching. But we can change that with reef-safe sunscreens. We've got your back (figuratively).

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

3 Big Tips For Being Reef Safe *and* Sun Safe

Have you heard the buzz that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are harmful to our invaluable coral reefs? It’s true.

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O Ke Kai Series at Outrigger Reef

Don't miss these events! Kids activities and hands-on demos with canoe builders from Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa will be there, and so should you.

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What is Boxing Day?

We know it’s rooted in the spirit of giving, but its beginnings are something of a mystery...

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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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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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