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Everything in Hawaii you need to know about

Check out this handy list of what’s new in Hawaii!

From Grand openings to high ratings to the fifth annual Made in Maui County Festival, Hawaii always has things for you to do and enjoy.

Grand Opening of Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala

Hokuala Kauai Timbers Resort Lobby

The Garden Island’s newest luxury resort is celebrating its grand opening. Guests and owners can enjoy oceanfront residences with breathtaking views, an award-winning golf course, two-tiered infinity-edge oceanfront pool, the club’s Hōkūala spa, cultural and adventure activities, and more. www.hokualakauai.com

Kapa‘a named one of TripAdvisor’s “10 World Destinations on the Rise for 2018”

Java Kai Kapaa

Travel and restaurant review website TripAdvisor recently included the Kaua‘i town of Kapa‘a on its 2018 list of “10 World Destinations on the Rise,” praising its diverse array of hotels, shopping centres, restaurants and outdoor activities, such as kayaking.

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and Hawaiian Airlines Being Honoured with Tourism Legacy Awards at Hawai‘i’s Global Tourism Summit

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and Hawaiian Airlines are being presented with the HTA’s highest honour – a Tourism Legacy Award – for their efforts to revitalize and normalize Hawaiian language usage in everyday life. Presented annually, the Tourism Legacy Awards honours organisations and individuals that have established a legacy of aloha through their perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture.

Fifth Annual Made in Maui County Festival

Made in Maui Festival

Maui County’s biggest shopping day of the year returns, with the annual Made in Maui County Festival. Held on 2 & 3 November, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made-in-Maui County products, including foods, art, crafts, jewellery, fashion, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more, all in the one location: The Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. http://www.madeinmauicountyfestival.com/

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park makes progress towards reopening on 22 September

Kilauea 2018

The National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 am on Saturday, 22 September. Buildings have been inspected, non-potable water has been restored to buildings, 20 miles of trail assessed by the National Park Service geomorphologist, and engineers have assessed the park roads. Due to extensive earthquake damage, no vehicles over 15,000 pounds will be allowed to enter the park when it reopens.

For the first time in many years, there is no molten lava to see in the park. The recent eruption saw the disappearance of the summit lava lake and lava flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō have ceased.

Following a lengthy closure due to months of hazardous volcanic and seismic activity at the summit of Kīlauea, the park is preparing to reopen the following areas on 22 September by 10 am:

  • Kīlauea Visitor Center
  • Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association store
  • Crater Rim Trail between Volcano House and Kīlauea Military Camp
  • Sulphur Banks Trail
  • Crater Rim Drive to Steam Vents
  • Kīlauea Iki Overlook and parking lot
  • Devastation Trail and Pu‘u Puai
  • Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko‘i Crater, for pedestrians and bicyclists only
  • Mauna Loa Road to Kīpukapuaulu. The road will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists past Kīpukapuaulu.
  • Sections of Escape Road from Highway 11
  • Chain of Craters Road

The Volcano Art Center Gallery and Kīlauea Military Camp also plan to open on 22 September. Limited services may be available at Volcano House.

For more updates, please visit the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Recovery webpage: https://www.nps.gov/havo/recovery.htm

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