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SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
Big Island Visitors Bureau Media Contact:
Ayaka Hong, Anthology Public Relations
(808) 539-3484, Ayaka.Hong@AnthologyGroup.com
SIZZLIN’ JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
Hawaii Island (June 1, 2015) – Hawaii Island offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the island’s natural beauty and endless outdoor adventures. Plan your next getaway now and discover exhilarating ways to experience Hawaii Island’s diversity by land, sea and sky.
EXPERIENTIAL LAND, SEA AND SKY ADVENTURES
For an insider’s perspective on how to make most of the outdoors on Hawaii Island, we profiled The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii and Photo Safari Hawaii for their recommendations. Learn more on Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau’s So Much More Hawaii blog here.
Explore beneath the sea with a power snorkel at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, Hawaii Island's first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel. The scooter snorkel, recently added to the property’s extensive line-up of ocean activities, allows guests to skim along the ocean surface while snorkeling, or effortlessly free diving for a closer view of the colorful coral reefs and marine life off Hualalai's coast. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai.
Take your need for speed to new heights with KapohoKine Adventures’ “HeliZIP Evening Volcano Explorer” tour. Start the day ziplining at Zipline Through Paradise, at an eight-line course covering two miles and all dual lines perfect for zipping with a partner. After lunch, board a helicopter to fly high above Kilauea volcano, tropical rainforests and waterfalls. Afterwards, explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and dinner at the famed Volcano House. At sunset, take in the overlook at Jaggar Museum and see the lava glow from the bottom of the crater. For more information, visit www.kapohokine.com.
This summer, Humdinger Sportfishing is offering sea experiences perfect for fishing enthusiasts. Book online and receive special rates starting at $399 for a half-day fishing charter, or $599 for a three quarter-day fishing charter. For more information and to book now, visit www.humdingersportfishing.com. Or, book directly via Facebook at www.facebook.com/humdingersportfishing.
Take advantage of the sand and sea on the Kohala Coast with popular Ocean Sports activities like a snorkel cruise aboard one of three legendary catamarans, a champagne sunset cruise for unparalleled views of the coastline, and a fun, four-hour “Aloha Days on the Beach” package paired with unlimited use of beach toys, glass bottom boat rides, outrigger canoe rides, and more. For more information, visit www.hawaiioceansports.com.
Waikoloa Beach Resort invites juniors and parents to enjoy a round of world-class golf at a discounted rate during Family Golf Days. The offer is valid from June 1 to August 21, after 3:30 p.m. on the Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish designed Kings’ Course. Rates are $50 for adults and $25 for juniors ages 6-17, with complimentary junior Nike rental clubs. For more information, visit www.waikoloagolf.com or call (808) 886-5375.
Discover the art and science of origami at Imiloa Astronomy Center’s new temporary Epic Origami exhibit from July 5 to September 27. Featured artist Bonnie Cherni will create origami masterpieces ranging from miniature to life-size sculptures utilizing a variety of mediums including paper, aluminum, copper and canvas. A film screening of “Between the Folds” will be shown in the planetarium (letterbox format) at 11:00 a.m. daily. Guests are also encouraged to participate in the Origami Hunt and learn the art of origami at the folding station. Imiloa exhibit hall and daily planetarium shows are available by admission. For more information visit www.imiloahawaii.org or call
From August 15 to 18, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay will present an interactive painting and art exhibit by renowned marine life artist and author Patrick Ching. He will be showcasing a variety of works incorporating manta rays, Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, and more. Additionally, keiki (children) will be educated about Hawaii’s marine life through fun activities in the afternoon. For more information, visit www.sheratonkona.com/resort-experiences.
Mauna Kea Resort presents the 4th Annual Festival of Aloha on September 20 at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The free family-friendly event features live Hawaiian music, hula performances, local vendors, and food booths including Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Executive Chef Peter Abarcar Jr.'s famous Hawaiian plate with hulihuli pig, fresh catch poke (cubed, raw fish), and haupia (coconut dessert). For more information, visit www.hapunabeachprincehotel.com/events.
Bougainvillea Bed and Breakfast offers guests the best of both worlds with two separate accommodations and experiences – a bed and breakfast in Ocean View and a waterfront condo in Kailua-Kona. Inclusive of amenities, the B&B rates begin at $89 per night (minimum two-night stay). The condo is available for a discounted rate of $125 night (minimum three-night stay) for guests that have stayed at the B&B. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.bougainvilleabedandbreakfast.com.
The newly revamped Coast Grille at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel features a new look inside and out with an updated menu. Enjoy drinks or a casual dinner in the cozy lounge area or whet your appetite before dining on the Coast Grille Terrace overlooking Hapuna Beach. On Fridays and Saturdays, guests are treated to the island's only oyster bar, featuring fresh seasonal oysters on the half shell. The restaurant is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.hapunabeachprincehotel.com.
KUDOS & ACCOLADES
- Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, located along the ocean coastline north of Kaunaoa Bay, has been ranked among the "World's Top 25 Tennis Resorts for 2015" by Tennis Resorts Online for the fifth straight year in a row. The survey drew responses from thousands of tennis players worldwide. For more information and to view the complete ranking, visit www.tennisresortsonline.com.
- Ocean Sports, Hawaii Island’s full service ocean recreation company on the Kohala Coast, has received two TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for 2015. This year, the Whale Watch Cruises and Snorkel Adventure Cruise were honored. The certificate is given only to establishments that consistently receive great reviews from guests on TripAdvisor.com - the world’s largest travel website. For more information, visit www.tennisresortsonline.com.
Special note: While BIVB recognizes the use of the 'okina ['] or glottal stop, one of the eight consonants of the (modern) Hawaiian language; and the kahakō [ā] or macron, this correspondence does not include the 'okina or kahakö because not all computers are able to reproduce these markings or true fonts in normal text.