Aloha Kākou! My name is JT Ojerio and I am the artist behind Aloha de Mele! I’m super excited to share with you some of my favorite spots around Oahu. But before we get started, here’s a summary of Aloha de Mele. I’m a local girl, born and raised here on the beautiful island of […]

Hero Photo by Samantha Sophia Aloha! It’s a new year, which means new changes! If you have plans to visit Hawaii, you will now only see reef safe sunscreen available for purchase on the island. Effective January 1, 2021, Hawaii is the first state to pass a bill to officially ban the sale and distribution […]

Our hotel aims to focus on green practices and doing our part for the environment by being more sustainably conscious. Every bit helps to make change. We are excited to partner with Public Goods, makers of eco-friendly products that include personal care home essentials, grocery goods and vitamins, to offer our hotel guests new personal […]

Meet Tommy Pierucki, an Oahu resident since 2013, photographer extraordinaire, of Pineapple Sunrise.  Originally from the Chicago area, Tommy’s love for surf was born in the early 2000’s when he had his first time getting on a surfboard at Baby Queens in Waikiki. From there, his passion grew and he wanted to spend his time […]

Cover photo by familytravelck Discover an amazing lush natural preserve just 40-minutes north from Waikiki on the eastern shores of Oahu. Established in 1850, Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve company is a 4,000-acre private nature reserve, as well as a popular destination and filming location — the site of Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Tears of the […

Aloha Everyone! Shaiyanne here 🙂 I am the owner of Dolkii, an online only shop known for super soft, vintage-inspired graphic tees! I started Dolkii in 2014 as a fashion blog and it has since evolved into the shop that it is today. Dolkii known for our ‘Wahine’ designs, which is a collection of tees […]

A lei is a part of Hawaiian popular culture and the true gift of aloha! A lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn, with the trendy concept being a wreath of flowers.  In modern practice, men and women continue to wear and exchange lei on occasions for various […]

Aloha Ohana! Hawaii is known for the amazing beaches, weather, picturesque landscapes and world-class surfing! Behind every surf break, there’s a good story behind how each one has gotten their name, all thanks for historian John Clark. Here’s a little tidbit on each one if you have plans to visit these spots! Alligators, North Shore […]

Ohana! Missing a dose of Hawaii and looking for a little Aloha in your life? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Hawaii-based brands and small businesses you can shop online! Send a gift to someone you miss or treat yourself with Hawaii-themed items, tasty Hawaiian snacks, one-of-a-kind jewelry, home goods, souvenirs and more. […]

World Reef Day is founded by Raw Elements USA, a 1% For The Planet member, a day for the world to come together in awareness and activation to effect positive change for our world’s reefs. Senators, scientists, marine biologists, hoteliers, professional surfers, photographers, journalists and more have rallied together as World Reef Day speakers in [&helli