Hawaiian Island Pleasures

Thursday 12 June 2008 | By Ros Bulat |

Hawaii offers so much more then people expect. 

Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the world’s tallest sea mountain. Birthplace of surfing and the hula! Formerly the seat of a royal kingdom. 

There are primarily six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big island. You’ll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities, and sightseeing opportunities.

Honolulu is located on the Island of Oahu, where the timeless, natural radiance of the Islands meets the modern luxuries of today. Hike down a lush mountainside, just minutes away from a soaring cityscape. Feast at a luau under the stars one night, dine at a five-star restaurant another. Sunbathe all day on the North Shore then dance all night in Waikiki. There’s no shortage of things to do on Oahu. And the shopping is great!

And for the Golfers! Over 30 public and private courses are located on Oahu. Including such renowned courses as Ko’olau and Luana Hills Country Club. Luana Hills is perhaps the most beautiful golf course on Oahu. Located in the back of beautiful Maunawili Valley on the windward side of the island. It was the first course in Hawai'i designed by Perry Dye and his famous brother, Pete - one of the most accomplished golf architects in America. The Dye brothers made sure to incorporate many of their trademark design features, including a variety of forced carries off the tee, bunkers bordered by railroad ties, par-3's over water to island greens, and fairways that fall off steeply into bunkers and ravines. Luana Hills is set in awesome natural surroundings beneath the deep green folds of the Ko'olau Mountains. The front nine plays across the lower slopes of Mount Olomana, while the back nine winds its way through a tropical rainforest with dramatic changes in elevation. Local residents refer to it as "Jurassic Park" because there are few signs of civilization, only the surrounding forest and the mountain peaks overhead.

Just near by is The Kahala Hotel & Resort, one of the many amazing properties marketed by Leading Hotels of the World. The Kahala Hotel and Resort is located on a secluded beach but just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favourite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities alike.

This luxury resort offers an extensive range of facilities to suit every need including: Spa facilities, fitness centre, Beach activities, Bikes, Kayaking, Surfing, Tennis and more. For the Junior member of the family the “Keiki Club” is a perfect place for them to have fun and learn about the Hawaiian culture. Full activities are arranged for kids between 5 and 12. 

AMAQ members have a special offer available through World Travel Professionals. As a destination or a stopover on route to the US Hawaii offers you the best of everything. While our Australian Dollar is almost one for one, it’s the perfect time to escape.
~ Aloha ~

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