Thursday, March 21, 2013

Always Sunny in Hawaii!

It looks like Spring has arrived and brought the hot days with it. Be sure to pack plenty of water in your cooler when you visit the beach. Honolulu might get a little rain this weekend but then it's back to the usual sunny days by Monday.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rental Cars in Hawaii

     If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, you're going to need two things: sunscreen and a rental car. Hawaii has some very beautiful places, but to see them you'll need to get to them. Sure we have public transportation and it's a great way to get from A to B, but it's probably not efficient for a family of four. We also have shuttle services but they run on a schedule and you would need to make adjustments to yours in order to move around the islands. The only real way to relax while vacationing in Hawaii is to have your own set of wheels; you can come and go as you please without worrying about missing the bus or meeting someone else's time schedules.

     Most rental companies have decreased their inventory of rental cars in Hawaii due to the economy. That combined with the number of visitors to Hawaii increasing, rates for rental cars have been driven up. Ohana Fun Hawaii offers discounted rates with Enterprise as well as Dollar Rent-a-Car. If you're visiting the Big Island, Maui, or Kuai, you'll definitely want your own vehicle. Even if you're simply visiting Waikiki on Oahu, renting a car for the day is not a bad idea.

     As soon as you book your flight, the next step would be to call us, or click, to reserve your rental car in Hawaii. Due to the lower supply, reservations should be made as early as possible to ensure that you have your own vehicle while visiting Hawaii. We will be happy to book some amazing activities for you as well.

PWF Dinner/Snorkel Combo

     If you're planning a vacation to Maui and looking to get the most bang for your buck, you should check out the Pacific Whale Foundation's snorkel and dinner combo. This offer is exclusive to Ohana Fun Hawaii customers and we offer three different combos to chose from.

     Combo 1 takes you snorkeling to Molokini and then to Turtle Town. They offer breakfast, bbq lunch, drinks, and all the gear you need. This cruise departs from the Maalaea Harbor at 7:00 a.m. and returns at 12:00 p.m.

     Combo 2 takes you to Molokini then to Lanai and also offers breakfast, bbq lunch, drinks, and all the gear you need. The 65 foot catamaran departs from the Maalaea Harbor at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m.

     Combo 3 takes you on a snorkeling adventure off the coast of Lanai where you're guaranteed to see dolphins or you'll receive a free dolphin cruise. This cruise also offers breakfast, bbq lunch, drinks, and all your gear. You will depart from Lahaina Harbor at 8:00 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m. This combo is free for kids 12 and under, on kid per paying adult.

     There are two different cruises that both depart from Lahaina Harbor: one departs at 5:00 p.m. and returns at 7:00 p.m. and the other departs at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. Listen to live contemporary  Hawaiian music while enjoying the breathtaking views of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Your dinner will include a three course gourmet meal with your choice of fish, chicken, steak, or vegetarian entrees along with delicious side items. You will also have access to a premium open bar that includes three drinks as well as unlimited sodas, juice, and coffee. Then you'll finish off the night with taro pineapple bread pudding and double dipped brownies drizzled with caramel sauce.

     Imagine driving back to your hotel full of amazing food and laughing at the great memories that were made in this single day of activities. Give us a call, or click, and we'll get you booked on the next available cruise.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rental Cars Going Fast!

We’ve been noticing that rental cars in Hawaii are selling out fast. If you’re in the islands and debating about renting a car or if you’re planning on visiting soon, go ahead and make that booking before it’s too late. Public transportation is great here, but not for a family of four. Not to mention they don't do tours, they're all about point A to point B. Having your own transportation while on the island can be key to a relaxing vacation.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

3rd Friday in Makawao

Don't forget tomorrow night is 3rd Friday up country in Makawao. There's not a lot of parking so I would recommend either getting there a little early, or making a small party out of it by carpooling. Lots of food and fun to be enjoyed by all ages. See you there!

Friday, January 11, 2013

2nd Friday

Don't forget tonight is 2nd Friday in Lahaina. There are many, many activities going on from concerts featuring local artists like Willie K, Uncle Lui Williams and Bob Jones and the Drive to art specials at almost all of the art galleries.

Personally I would recommend checking out Bob Jones and the Drive. They will be at Captain Jack's Island Grill from 8:00 to 10:30. Great rock and blues music from these guys. I heard them do a version of Otis Redding's "Cigarettes and Coffee" and it was pretty amazing.

Live music from 6:00 to 10:30, art galore,all the food you can stand, and not to mention the typical goings on that you can find on Front Street! Friday Nights in Maui are definitely not to be missed.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Good Music on Maui

Maui is obviously known for its miles of beautiful coastline, but it’s also know for it’s musicians. There are many talented musicians that call Maui home and we are fortunate to have one of the most amazing places for concerts whether indoors or outdoors. Friday January 18, an Oregon based artist by the name of Mat Kearney will be adding his own style of hip-hop grooves coupled with folk guitar to Maui’s eclectic collection of visiting musicians. Here's a sample of what to expect.  Tickets are available online for $20.00 or $25.00 at the door. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. See you there!