Hawaii Superferry Accepting Reservations
The Hawaii Superferry is now accepting reservations for daily inter-island departures from Oahu to Maui and Kauai. At press time, the service was scheduled to begin August 28. The ferry provides visitors the opportunity to approach the Hawaiian islands by sea, rather than air. Visit www.hawaiisuperferry.com.
Surf Academy Opens at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Hawaiian surfer Dane Kealoha has opened the "Surf Academy by Dane Kealoha" in partnership with the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa. The Surf Academy is intended to appeal to beginner-and intermediate-level surf enthusiasts. Three two-hour surf lesson options are offered, including a one-on-one private session with Dane Kealoha, priced at $300. Call 924-DANE-3263. The travel agent liaison for the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa is Renee Archer Nakashima (808-237-6218, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Safari Helicopters Debut New Tour
Kauai welcomes a new product from Safari Helicopters. Visitors fly to a 10-acre exotic plant refuge near Olokele Canyon.
Who's Number One?
Hawaii took a hit this summer when Modern Bride magazine released its "World's Best Honeymoons" survey, which ranks the top 50 favorite honeymoon spots based on feedback from a network of 6,000 luxury travel agents. Italy nosed into first place, with Hawaii taking second.
But not so fast: A subsequent Honeymooner's Review Guide found Hawaii still the number one destination for honeymoons, with Italy coming in 10th in its survey. According to Michelle McKenzie, vice president for the Honeymooner's Review Guide, honeymooners value Hawaii's safety and convenience, and the fact that it's a destination where visitors don't need a passport and the language and currency are familiar.