Where to Stay on Maui: Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

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While the Ka’anapali strip is now home to flashier, more luxurious properties all competing to out-do one another, there is something that remains timeless about Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Proudly known as “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel,” KBH really does it’s best to live up to it’s reputation. Employees participate in a cultural awareness program called Po’okela and genuinely seem happy to be there. Many have worked […]

Things to Do in Honolulu: North Shore Road Trip

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For my birthday this year, my friends and I decided to do our own version of a “Circle Island Tour”. We started out driving around the east side of the island, taking in the views of Koko Head, passing the Halona Blowhole lookout, and driving through Waimanalo on the way to Kaneohe. We stopped for the Sunday Brunch at Haleiwa Joe’s, which features their famous […]

Where to Eat on Maui: Kama’aina Discounts

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*Just a quick note: This page was most recently updated in August 2014. If you hear of any other offers, or find out that those listed here are no longer being honored, please leave me a comment or drop me a line at Malia@ShoyuSugar.com. Thanks for reading! A few weeks ago a little birdie informed me that there are some great Kama’aina discounts available on […]

Where to Eat in Hilo: Local Favorites

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When I was on the Kona side of Hawaii Island, a friend who lived there told me they go to Hilo to eat. After having visited, I can understand this. While there is some spectacular food on the Big Island – fresh, locally-sourced, and sometimes pretty pricey, there’s something to say for good old home-style comfort foods, and I think this is really something that […]

Things to Do in Honolulu: Spa Day at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

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One of the benefits of living near the resorts and hotels of Waikiki is that we’ve got world-class spa facilities available to us when we’re up for a splurge. A great way to treat yourself is to book a spa treatment at the Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Mandara Spa Experience Check in is on the fourth floor of the Kalia Tower […]