Congratulations to 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey favorite Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii. Here are some recent favorite images of the property and surrounding area shared by guests on Instagram. Download the complete 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey results including the best beach resorts, city hotels, family escapes, food and wine properties, golf destinations and [...]
Owing to volcanic topography, some of the most beautiful places in Hawaii are inaccessible by ground. Helicopters solve that problem, and an exciting part of any stay in the islands is an aerial trip that affords truly remarkable views. On previous visits, we have flown in helicopters to remote parts of the stunning Waipio [...]
1. The Cloister Sea Island, Georgia 2. Rosewood Little Dix Bay Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kohala Coast, Hawaii 4. Four Seasons Hualalai Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 5. Montage Laguna Beach Laguna Beach, California 6. Maroma Resort and Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico 7. Four Seasons Maui at Wailea Maui, Hawaii 8. [...]
Staying at a high-end resort in Hawaii is an undeniably wonderful experience, but it can be difficult to delve deeper into this fascinating archipelago without enduring inconvenient transfers and less-than-luxurious accommodations. Longtime Andrew Harper travel partner American Safari Cruises seems to have solved this problem, offering seven- to 10-night Hawaiian itineraries on the 36-passenger Safari [...]
Owing to volcanic topography, some of the most beautiful places in Hawaii are inaccessible by ground. Helicopters solve that problem, and an exciting part of any trip to the islands is an aerial trip that affords truly remarkable views. On previous visits, we have flown in helicopters to remote parts of the stunning Waipio Valley [...]
We’ve been asked many times about accommodations in or near Hilo, on the southeast coast of the Big Island. This is the gateway to the wondrous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. While we have yet to find a fully Harper-worthy property, we did discover a charming bed-and-breakfast that we happily bring to your attention.
We were intent upon visiting Koa Kea Hotel & Resort for two reasons: We wanted to identify a worthy property on Kauai’s south coast (where the weather tends to be better on average), and its relatively few 121 rooms make it a rarity among Hawaiian resorts, whose accommodations are usually in the hundreds. Tucked away in a [...]
Mr. Harper is currently in Hawaii, checking in on some longstanding favorites and exploring some new properties as well. Follow his travels on Twitter.