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FIND THE ALOHA SPIRIT IN HAWAII

 

Escape to Hawaii for the vacation of a lifetime.  Nothing beats the endless miles of sun-drenched beaches, cascading waterfalls and amazing Aloha spirit that abound on the Islands of Hawaii. 


First Choice Travel and Cruise Hawaii Specialists will help make this dream vacation a reality.  



Waterfalls. Whales. Wonderful. Think Hawaii!

 

 

Celebrating the ALOHA spirit will be even easier with help from one of First Choice Travel and Cruise's HAWAII Destination Specialists!!  Not only have we studied the islands of Hawaii extensively but we have been to Hawaii many, many times. 

The hands on education we receive on the islands is the best way we can stay current and updated.  It is easy for us as Hawaii Specialists to make recommendations based our clients wishes, needs and interests!  With so many choices of Hawaiian islands, resorts and activities, ask for a First Choice Travel and Cruise Hawaii Akamai Specialist!  

 

 

Gayle Zielke, Hawaii Akamai Specialist says everyone needs to experience a Luau!


Ask Gayle Zielke, a Hawaii Specialist (AKAMAI) who has attended the school of Hawai'i again recently and about her last visit to Hawaii!  She visited the island of Oahu this time and was able to experience almost the whole island in 5 days.  Of course it was a whirlwind tour with the Oahu Visitors Bureau. Arriving in Honolulu driving to the beautiful quieter side of Ko Olina, to the iconic North Shore area where surfing is king, then off to the exciting Honolulu area where there is always something to do.  Plenty of night life, restaurants, world class shopping, sightseeing, museums, artisans and if you are looking for activity this is where you want to begin or end your trip!

 I absolutely loved the Ko Olina area with the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort (now a Four Seasons Resort),  Disney Ihilani and the Ko Olina Golf club there.  Did you know there was anything FREE in Hawaii?  I couldn't believe that the Ko Olina Golf Club provides FREE transportation for guests coming to Ko Olina from Waikiki. Even for just one player, up to about 80 players. Kids play FREE after 3pm!!!   Imagine that they offer free golf lessons at certain times of the day!  Great for families who want to learn how to golf and the course was designed for beginners and experts alike.


 

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING TEENAGERS IN HAWAII

 

KO OLINA VIEWS        

The JW Marriott Ko Olina Ihiliani view

 

The Turtle Bay Resort has been on my bucket list for years.  I saw a lot of surfers and younger guests here.  Another sightseeing option I wanted to see since I sell it a lot is the Polynesian Cultural Center.  I had no idea how large it was.  I love how all the different Polynesian Islands are all authentic here!  Certainly an exciting worthwhile visit and why not stay for the LUAU!!

On my last visit to Maui, Molakai and Lanai' with the Maui Tourism board was very informative since the smaller quieter islands are lovely and unexplored as much as the big sister island of Maui.  Gayle says she just didn't visit hotels but explored everything that Maui, Molakai and Lanai' had to offer.  Meeting with the hotel managers and sales departments from all our top resorts is definately a plus in our business.  It pays to get to know them personally so our clients receive the VIP service we think they deserve!

On my visit to Maui we were lucky enough to try the Old Lahaina Luau which is a favorite of our clients and agents alike.  Why not hear the old stories and tales of where the original Hawaiian Spirit began and experience it for yourself.  You will definately get caught up with the Hawaiiana. 

Did you know there was a Lavendar farm in Maui?  What about a Hawaiian winery?  Do you know where you can go swim with the spinner dolphins for free???  We do!  Ask Gayle about her Hawaiian SECRET places!

All the travel counselors would be happy to tell you about thier favorite things to do while in Hawaii!  Pat, Tana, Sara and Mary have also been there ... so HAWAII is fresh in all of our minds!!

Hawaii is one of those great destinations that anyone can go to.  Great for Couples, families, singles and Honeymooners.  
  

5 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT HAWAII WITH FIRST CHOICE TRAVEL!

  • Hawaii is more affordable than you think
  • You won’t need a passport to get there
  • There are so many islands to explore
  • Activities are endless and so are the options for each individual island
  • Choose a First Choice Hawaii Specialist to help you plan the trip of a lifetime

 WE HAVE BEEN THERE AND CAN HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH ONES TO CHOOSE!!!

 

HUMPBACK WHALES RETURN

The Hawaiian Islands prepare for the return of the humpback whales and await the first sighting of the whale-watching season, which typically runs from November through May. The best locations across the Hawaiian Islands to spot the humpback whales include Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai, Makapuu Lighthouse on Oahu, Papawai Point on Maui, and Lapakahi State Historical Park on Hawaii, the Big Island.  Of course we talk to many of the hotel managers on each of the islands and they all offer us their favorite spots for viewing the whales.  We re happy to share that with you!!

 

Discover the Hawaii activites for all generations.
HELPING YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT HAWAIIAN ISLAND OR ISLANDS FOR "YOUR VACATION" IS VERY IMPORTANT!

Aloha,
Life is too short, as they say, so why wait any longer to take that first Hawaiian vacation.... or return to the magical, romantic Hawaiian Islands? Join the fun, and the Humpback Whales, who are wintering in Hawaiian waters! 
Cascading waterfalls, golden beaches and lush tropical landscapes await you in Hawaii paradise!  From the moment you step off the plane you will feel the gentle island breezes, take in the delightful scent of exotic flowers and experience the warm Aloha spirit that abounds on these islands. 

  • First Choice Hawaii Specialists will check for lowest prices, FREE Tours, FREE meals, Convertible Upgrades & More!  Special Aloha deals at First Choice Travel and Cruise, which means we have unbeatable deals to Hawaii all year long!   You’ll receive great extra values at select properties including free nights, dining credits, free room upgrades and more. You can choose from dozens of exciting activities including luaus, surfing, whale watching, sunset dinner cruises, helicopter tours, snorkeling & more! 
     
  • Wedding Packages:  Whether your heart's desire is a simple ceremony on the beach or a grand affair at an exclusive private Maui estate or resort, we can create the perfect package for you! Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai ceremonies can be traditional or contemporary, religious or non-religious, formal or informal.

 


WELCOME TO THE ENERGIZING ISLAND OF OʻAHU!! 

Aloha There and Welcome to Hawaii!

  • This exciting island has many names and is known as Honolulu, Oahu, Waikiki or even Hawaii.  All are fine with this Aloha island. Oahu is the Heart of Hawaii, the gathering place for many of the Hawaiian Islanders.  Where the Action is!
  • First time visitors are in for a treat with the variety of activities on Oahu!  Oahu is a vibrant destination that combines cultural experiences, adventure, fun, sun and culinary excellence along with seeing the authentic Hawaiian hospitality firsthand. If you are looking to go surfing , find that unique purchase with some world class shopping, take in a spa, enjoy award winning cuisine and exciting nightlife  Waikiki is where you want to be.  Not only can you learn how to surf, visit a museum, go out for an amazing top chef dinner and dance the night away at a vibrant new club, you can do it all in one day!  
  • You may have already visited Hawaii and stopped off in Oahu or Honolulu for a night or two.  There are so many different reasons to go back and visit this island again and this time go out and explore something new.  
  • Take a helicopter tour to discover those hidden spots and iconic sites all in one day!
     

MAUI NAMED “BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD"

Maui the Magic Island

“Magic Isle” Wins and Receives Highest Score of Any Destination Across the Globe!!!  Most popular and requested Island in Hawaii we sell!


MAUI, Hawai‘i – For an unprecedented time, the Magic Isle of Maui captured “Best Island in the World” honors in the annual CONDE NAST TRAVELER Readers’ Choice Awards Poll.  Maui was voted “Best Pacific Island” and “Best Island in the World” again.

 

  • There are plenty of resorts perfect for Honeymooners, Anniversaries or for those looking for a romantic retreat in Paradise! Families also love Maui for its variety of activities.  If they are lucky to visit during the humpback whale season it is an amazing sight to behold.

 

  • You can bike down Haleakala, swing that club in one of 14 great golf courses and visit the largest dormant volcano in the world is Haleakala. Maui’s North Shore coastline offers peace and tranquility, check out other areas for a bit more action. Immerse yourselves in island life with tropical rainforests, and spectacular ocean views. See the sunrise over Hana and enjoy a nearby 100 ft. waterfall with 3 natural swimming pools!  Major attractions in Maui are the Haleakala National Park, the Maui Ocean Center, Aquarium, Lahaina town, Iao Valley State Park.  With 81 accessible beaches with sand colors that may be white, gold, black, green or garnet and just 94 parks this should keep you busy and active.

 

  • Why not visit the Lilac farm and winery if you are looking to take a nice drive. You don't always have to take the road to Hana!

 

Maui Accomodations
Whether you’re looking for an affordable vacation condo, a luxury oceanfront villa in Wailea, Kihei, Kaanapali or Maui’s North Shore, we’ll be pleased to give you a quote within a very short time. Take a minute and let us know what you’re looking for.  This island has so many different hotel choices we will find the perfect choice for you!!

MUST SEE things to see and do on MAUI!  Some are FREE!!!!

 

LANAI

Lanai is known as the  Pineapple Isle!  Looking for the perfect quiet island where you will be pampered, relaxed but not boring?  Lanai is active enough for Honeymooners, couples, singles looking for solitude and even families.  There is 2 beautiful golf courses, horseback riding, archery, trap shooting, exciting trails to explore and plenty of great snorkeling and water activities.  I know firsthand that you can swim the spinner dolphins here for FREE! 

 From small boutique hotels to upscale luxurious resorts, there is something for everyone ....if you don't need a lot crowds.

 

MOLOKAI

Molokai known as the Friendly Isle is rich in history and Hawaiian culture. Visit with the locals who know the stories about the Hawaiian culture and the aloha spirit. It might not be easy for you to stay here though.  This small island was exciting to visit but there aren't too many hotels to overnight here.   Maybe a day trip by ferry would be the best way to see Molokai until they have a couple more hotels up and running again. The beautiful jungle and the Kalaupapa peninsula are extraordinary and worth the visit.
 

KAUAI 

Take a helicopter trip in Kauai!  Best island for waterfalls and views!Kauai known as "The Garden Isle" for its lush, crescent -shaped beaches, beautiful shades of green countryside, variety of floral and fauna, endless waterfalls, and of course gardens!  Soaring volcanic mountains covered in lush rainforest with so many white sand beaches to choose from. Relaxed pace and atmosphere make Kauai a romantic choice for couples.

This is one of the best islands for helicopter trips because it is so hard to get to the waterfalls and you have to see the Waimea Canyon!  Some areas in Kauai you want to take a boat trip to visit.  The Na Pali coast is breathtaking.  These top natural attractions are all "a must see and experience" while in Kauai!

The botanical gardens here are some of the best you will ever find.  Kauai is easy to drive and navigate if you want to rent a car and explore on your own.  You can still find many private little areas on the beaches to be alone. A drive from Poipu to Prineville is worth your time.

 

HAWAII--THE BIG ISLAND

On the Big Island there is so much diversity with weather, topography and activities to keep even the most active guests busy.  You can actually visit an active volcano.  The sights at night of the volcano with the lava flowing are not to be missed. Take the twilight tour.  Wear the right shoes at the volcano.  Bring a camera that takes great night/dark photos and movies of the lava flowing.

Enjoy a completely different part of the island which has not been explored.  There are coffee farms, macadamia nut farms, orchid and vanilla farms along with botanical gardens.  Lets not forget the Seahorse farm!

Star gazing atop Mauna Kea, ancient Hawaiian culture started here and a visit to the Volcanoes National Park are a must do on our Big Island of Hawaii. If you can go at night it will be a real treat to see the stars twinking in the sky along with the red orange lava glow of the volcano.  Eerie but cool to experience.  I heard they may not let you go to the crater in the dark anymore.  I know I thought it was a bit dangerous when we did with all the craters.  Never go without a flashlight.  Be ready for adventure on this island!

The Waipio Valley boasts about their incredible waterfalls. In Hawi you are surrounded by rain forests and then there is the green, red and black sand beaches. Snorkel by Captain Cook's monument with some of the best coral reefs in the islands. 

Traveling to the Big Island will be a unique experience and educational too.  Snorkeling with the Manta Rays at night is outstanding!  Drive to Hilo for gorgeous waterfalls and check out Puuko-hola Heiau Nathional Park.  I love the stories about King Kamehameha and I think you will too! 


FAMILY TRIPS IN HAWAII
Family Vacations in Hawaii are the best!


 

Hawaii is a great option for Family Vacations too!  Everyone of all ages would enjoy visiting this ALOHA state.  Make it a priority to visit the United States and experience Hawaii for yourselves.  You will always remember your time in the Hawaiian islands!

 

 

TOURS
There are so many different activities to choose from on each island of Hawaii!
Find the Most Exciting and Romantic Things to Do in Hawaii!

 

DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN HAWAII 

Hawaiian Weddings are so beautiful and romantic! THINKING OF A DESTINATION WEDDING IN PARADISE?

Each Hawaiian island offers an amazing backdrop for your romantic wedding.  Choose from beautiful beaches, waterfalls to lava coastlines for your special day!  Our Hawaiian Destination Wedding Specialists work closely with the Hawaii Tourism and wedding coordinators on the islands. Together let us create the dream wedding YOU envision!

Contact a First Choice Travel Hawaii Specialist: HAWAII WEDDINGS!

 

CRUISE HAWAII

Waterfalls. Whales. Wonderful. We have GREAT DEALS on Hawaii Cruises for YOU!

Discover the aloha spirit in Hawaii!Want to see all of HAWAII in 7 days without packing and unpacking?  Ask a Hawaii Specialist all about this great option to see all the islands in a WEEK!

 

You probably want to see more than one or two islands in Hawaii if you haven't been there before. I am sure you don't want to see them all and fly to each island, pack and unpack your suitcase, right?  Now you can go to Hawaii and see all the islands on a 7 day cruise.  Ask us about this great way to experience Hawaii on a relaxing cruise!  Priced to sell, you will be surprised how reasonable the cruises really are.  We can add on a day or two before and / or even after your cruise on any island you choose!!

WHICH HAWAIIAN ISLAND DID YOU CHOOSE??

I bet by now you can imagine yourself basking in sunny Hawaii. For some people the pull of Hawaii can be the NO PASSPORT NECESSARY!  Others have heard or maybe have already visited Hawaii before and remember the swaying palm trees, perfect beaches, or a luau on a starry tropical night. For others, it's a fiery volcano, its lava hissing its way to the sea. Still others imagine themselves snorkeling, diving and surfing in the blue azure waters. Quite a few envision luxurious resorts, world-class golfing and fine cuisine. Many of our history or cultural buffs look forward to walking along petroglyph-lined paths and to standing on the very spot where the First Polynesians arrived.  And almost everyone who has been to Hawaii treasures their time and ability to relax and rejuvenate here.

 

One reason: Hawaii has an abundance of what Hawaiians call "No ka Oi," the elite: the best beaches, sunsets, views, scenery, surfing, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling, hotels and resorts, restaurants, golf courses - all blessed by our legendary Spirit of Aloha.

 

We recommend visiting Hawaii and you can be certain that you've done the right thing.  But it's not that simple. Hawaii, as a whole, appeals to a remarkably broad spectrum of traveler-types. But keep in mind that each Hawaiian island has its own personality, its own character and, as a result, appeals to its own set of guests.

 

If you have any questions about which island or islands to visit or what to do in Hawaii, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly and experienced staff is eager to help you find the most exciting and romantic things to do here in Hawaii.

Take advantage of our special Aloha deals and book your dream vacation to Hawaii today.  To get you started on your Hawaiian adventure and help you plan the Hawaiian experience you have always dreamed about call a HAWAII SPECIALIST at First Choice Travel and Cruise at 262-542-5955 or email us: 

** If you're among the lucky ones who are going soon, we'll celebrate your arrival in Hawaii with a HAWAII information packet just for YOU!

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