Sweet reasons to plan a trip to Hawaii

Things to do

Anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii, but spring is especially sweet. For one, spring brings the annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, taking place each year here on the Kohala Coast, convenient to many of our vacation rentals.

A good time for a good cause

The festival schedule includes chocolate farm tours, a tequila and chocolate pairing, seminars and demonstrations, and chef culinary competitions. It culminates with a gala event with tastings at more than 25 sweet and savory food booths, beer, wine and cocktails, live music, a DJ, dancing and silent auction. The event is more than a good time – it also raises money for a good cause! This year, proceeds will benefit six local nonprofits.

Sweet flavors of spring at Hawaii farmers’ markets

Spring is also a great time to head to the farmers’ market for some fresh, local, in-season tropical fruits. While many fruits (like pineapple, papaya and several different varieties of banana) enjoy a year-round growing season, some of our favorites make their debut in spring and summer.

Fresh, local, seasonal fruits

If you come soon, you can catch the end of the rambutan, strawberry and starfruit season. Meanwhile, delicious tropical treats like lychee, mango, dragon fruit and lilikoi (passion fruit) are getting ready to peak.

Unusually delicious

Some of these fruits may look unfamiliar – like the red, hairy-looking rambutan, or the aptly named pink and green, spiky dragon fruit – but we promise you there are sweet surprises underneath the unusual appearance! Have a favorite? Tell us about it on our Facebook page!

Ready for a sweet deal?

You can save 10% on your Hawaii vacation rental when you book directly with us – simply mention “Aloha Escape” when you make your reservation! Start planning your trip by visiting our website to find the perfect vacation rental, whether you’re looking for a cozy studio for two or a luxurious villa for a large group.

More sweet reasons to visit: book 7 nights – get 1 night free!

Now through June 2019, we have an amazing deal on our Mauna Lani Golf Villas vacation rentals – book seven nights and get one night free!

Mauna Lani Golf Villas vacation rentals

These large, three-bedroom, three-bath units are ideal for vacationing in style and comfort with family and friends. These lovely units feature high-end furnishings, gourmet kitchens, mountain and golf course views, beach gear, and free wifi and parking. Guests also have access to the property’s recreation area, swimming pool, spa and fitness center.

Located in the elegant and relaxing Mauna Lani resort, you’ll have access to the private beach club, offering some of the island’s best snorkeling, as well as diverse dining, shopping and entertainment at the resort shopping center.

We hope to see you soon – a hui hou!

Images courtesy of Big Island Chocolate Festival, Joel & oliver.dodd.


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