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SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
Island of Hawaii (June 1, 2017) – A yoga festival amidst the peaceful setting of a rainforest retreat. A cool luau now in its 50th year, warmed up by fire-knife dancers. And adventurous outdoor land, sea and air tours, and diverse dining experiences. Here’s a listing of sizzlin’ events happening on the island of Hawaii in the months ahead, with more details about everything mentioned above, and the latest on new tours and activities, restaurants, hotel and resort deals, fun stuff and more.
The fifth annual Hawaii Yoga Festival is returning October 10-15 to Kalani retreat center in rain-forested Kalapana-Kapoho. This year's festival will feature more than 60 sessions presented by a diverse faculty from Hawaii and around the world, including yoga teacher, writer and body-positivity advocate Jessamyn Stanley. Attendees will also be invited to enjoy Hawaiian cultural events, live music performances, permaculture tours, fresh-prepared meals and opportunities for self-discovery and connection. Use the promo code "SOLSTICE" and save $100 when you buy your passes by June 21. Phone: (808) 765-0468. Website: www.hawaiiyogafestival.com
The Mauna Kea Luau invites you to upgrade your luau experience. The island of Hawaii’s longest-running luau welcomes guests to enjoy a new premium-seating option, which includes expedited entry from a separate line, a front-row table, family-style pupu, and a 10 percent photography discount. The Mauna Kea Luau has been held oceanside, under the stars at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for more than 50 years. The luau’s storytelling through music and dance, culminating with a fire knife dance finale, are among its highlights. Premium seating is an additional $35 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12. Website: www.MaunaKeaLuau.com
The next chapter in the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel’s evolution will begin this fall. Resort upgrades will include a new artfully designed lobby, luxurious new guestrooms and suites, new dining concepts, and an adults-only pool with enhanced amenities. The majority of the hotel’s transformation will conclude in January 2018, with upgrades set to exceed the needs and expectations of modern discerning travelers. The hotel will remain open throughout renovations. Website: www.HapunaBeachPrinceHotel.com
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Capture every moment of a thrilling Kohala Zipline Canopy Tour with a GoPro camera rental. The camera is attached to zipliners at all times to ensure the best photos and worry-free shooting. Additionally, a goose-neck clamp allows guests to film or snap action from multiple configurations. A new 8 GB memory card is included with each rental for guests to keep. Kohala Zipline guides are trained to assist on technical issues and provide directorial support. A flexible helmet mount means the camera sees what you see on your canopy trekking tour. The GoPro package rental is just $39. Website: www.KohalaZipline.com
International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee and French Open champion Michael Chang will host an intimate Tennis Insider Camp at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai this summer from August 7-11. Chang has created a four-day experience exclusively for guests of the resort, with each day’s itinerary curated to include on- and off-court educational and informative sessions, including tennis science discussions, on-court instruction, and insider-tips cocktail hours. The Tennis Insider Camp experience is priced at $5,000 per person in addition to four-nights accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Phone: (808) 325-8000. Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/services_and_amenities/sports/tennis
KapohoKine Adventures has added three new play-and-stay packages to explore the island of Hawaii. By air, tour one of the most geologically active landscapes on Earth with the Circle of Fire Helicopter Flight, priced at $259. By land, discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure, priced at $159. By sea, explore Hilo Bay with a Private Guided Hilo Bay Kayak Tour or Hilo Coast and Waterfalls Boat Tour, priced at $129. Package prices include a one-night stay at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo, double occupancy. Phone: 808-964-1000. Website: Kapohokine.com
Camp Manitou returns to the island of Hawaii for a second year of its successful partnership with the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. A well-known Maine summer camp founded in 1947, Camp Manitou will host two camps for kids ages 9 through 17 at the award-winning resort. The all-inclusive experience focuses on group bonding through an array of cultural, recreational and explorative activities. Activities include exploring lava tubes, snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay and stargazing on Maunakea. Dates for the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s upcoming Camp Manitou programs are July 3-August 25 and December 18, 2017-January 1, 2018. Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/services_and_amenities/family/camp-manitou/
Huggo’s, Kona’s iconic oceanfront restaurant, celebrates summer with its new Wine on the Lanai wine-pairing dinners, happening June 28 and July 26. This summer’s dinner series promises fun, interactive multicourse dining experiences pairing wines from the regions of Spain and Sonoma/Napa selected by Master Sommelier Pat Okubo. Huggo’s Executive Chef Albert Asuncion and his team will create dishes complementing each of the wines Okubo presents. Huggo’s Wine on the Lanai dinners are intimate gatherings, with only 36 reservations taken for each dinner. Cost is $100 per person. Website: www.huggos.com
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows recently introduced its Honu Bar Café, a new dining option for guests and visitors to enjoy early morning signature coffee, fresh-baked pastries and grab-and-go lunches. Early risers can relax in the spacious café, which overlooks Honu Pond, or select to-go snacks as they head out on island adventures. Evenings, the Honu Bar serves handcrafted cocktails and small plates, complemented by decadent desserts and nightly live entertainment. Website: www.maunalani.com
Lava Lava Beach Club Waikoloa will celebrate five years in business with special values and community giving throughout the month of July. The celebration kicks off with a party on July 1, with menu favorites and $5 drink specials served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Order any of their five special menu items in July and Lava Lava Beach Club will make a $2 donation to designated charities for each item until reaching $1,000 for each, for a five-charity total donation of $5,000. Website: www.lavalavabeachclub.com
Hawaii Forest and Trail and Kohala Zipline received top honors in multiple categories in Hawaii magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Hawaii Forest and Trail was voted No. 1 in two categories: Best Guided Tour and Best Land Activity or Adventure Tour Company. Kohala Zipline ranked in the top two for Best Extreme Tour and Best Zipline. With a menu of nearly 20 adventures showcasing the island of Hawaii’s majestic nature in small, guided tours, Hawaii Forest and Trail invites you to come share the splendor of Hawaii’s natural world.