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Hawaii goes to Tier IV!

Updated: Jul 23



The Coconut Traveler collection of accommodations includes many of the finest vacation rental homes and luxury resorts in the Hawaiian Islands. We have visited these properties so we can answer your questions with first-hand knowledge.


Our list of chefs and housekeepers will keep things just the way you want them during your island visit.


And, while many of our villas aren't listed on the website, we would be happy to share those with you as needed.


Ask us about resorts and hotels off the beaten path, we know the hidden gems on all islands.


Whether you're booking accommodations, activities, experiences, or an entire itinerary with The Coconut Traveler, we have vetted partners on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii islands for your peace of mind.


Our partners are locally vested and align with our commitment to give back. You'll find that we focus our partnerships on guides and small businesses that donate their time volunteering during beach clean-ups, support the Hawaii endangered bird population, contribute a percentage of their earnings to other important organizations focused on sustainable tourism, or create beautiful educational experiences that protect the environment.


The Coconut Traveler is committed to donating 100% of our Responsible Tourism Fund money to organizations in Hawaii that protect our islands.



OVERNIGHT ON BOARD

We're delighted to share that one of our favorite yachts in the Hawaiian Islands is now offering overnight stays for up to 6 guests aboard, Yacht 506, for images click below. From $895 per night, you can spend a minimum of three nights on this beautiful yacht and make this Hawaiian vacation one to remember.


This vessel is ideal for a half or full day on the water, cocktails and canapés at sunset, an intimate wedding up to 30, a surprise proposal, Girls Getaway, or just about any occasion. This beautifully restored yacht is a holiday-making private charter.



EXCITING NEW PREFERRED PARTNER ON OAHU

Enjoy all the conveniences of a luxury hotel, rooftop infinity pool, intimate spa, exciting restaurant, cozy bar, and valet team in a very private setting at our newest resort partner in the heart of Waikiki. A breath of fresh air in the Hawaiian Islands, this wonderful 9-story, 9-suite, boutique property offers privacy and elegance. You’ll enjoy the well-appointed suites which feature a vast lanai overlooking Waikiki Beach, each complete with a Jacuzzi and lounge chairs. The suites easily accommodate six guests in either two bedrooms and a den with a desk and high-end sofa sleeper or three bedrooms. All suites enjoy an elegantly designed and fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room.


Not to be missed is the intimate indoor and outdoor dining at Mugen, an elevated French-Japanese dining concept. Executive Chef Jason Yamaguchi brings new meaning to ocean-to-table dining.


The Coconut Traveler is delighted to secure your suite and manage all of your on-island activities and experiences. Visit Oahu 365 on our website. Read more below...



THE LUAU - THEN AND NOW

Historically, the luau, feast, or paina, was nothing then like it is today. Prior to 1819, the kapu system, or code of ethics, prevented men and women from eating together, even within the same family it was punishable by death. When King Kamehameha II, or Liholiho, abolished the kapu system large gatherings became popular. Over the years, music and dance were added and expanded. Today's luau includes more than Hawaiian culture, you'll enjoy traditional Polynesian dances and music from Tahiti to New Zealand, it's quite a presentation and if nothing else, it's great entertainment.


Although there have been significant changes to the luau from the food eaten to the costume changes, it's always a party, inviting, and an exchange of cultures. The dancers are truly talented as are the musicians.


The Coconut Traveler recently discovered a luau in the mountain range above Honolulu which has an authentic vibe of being with friends. We hope you'll this local tradition while in the Hawaiian Islands.



STATE OF HAWAII - SAFE TRAVELS PROGRAM


Covid Update: Hawaii moved to Tier 4! All island new capacities are:


  • Social gatherings outdoors allowed with up to 24 people.

  • Social gatherings indoors allowed with up to 10 people.

  • Commercial recreational boating allowed without capacity limit (restaurant/bar rules apply if food/beverage consumption is allowed).

  • Outdoor weddings are allowed with up to 200 people.

  • Social establishments such as dance/nightlife/karaoke are allowed up to 50% capacity if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination.

  • Indoor events such as concerts, meetings, and conventions are allowed with a mitigation plan and 50% capacity if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination.

  • Road races and triathlons allowed with a permit, starting group size subject to gathering size limit.

Visit the Safe Travels Hawaii program for updates.