Category: Best Things To Do on Oahu

05
Jul 13

First and foremost, we wish to thank our past guests for the kind words they have posted on TripAdvisor, VRBO, FlipKey and Google.

Secondly, we wish to thank our friends at TripAdvisor for Ranking us #1 in Specialty Lodging in Waimanalo!

We feel honored to have reached 100 EXCELLENT reviews, because TripAdvisor is, in our humble opinion, the best and most reliable of all travel websites.

To our friends at TripAdvisor: a big “mahalo” for being a part of our team!

28
Jun 13

When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Where: Waimanalo Beach Park (just up the road, easy walk from Hale ‘Nalo)
Time: 10am-6pm.
Cost: The purchase of event t-shirts*

If you’re a lover of Hawaiian culture and enjoy authentic Hawaiian music, this event is an absolute “must see”.

During Gabby Pahinui’s life, weekends at the Pahinui home in Waimanalo were a continuous jam session, or “kanikapila“, with dozens of musicians, both young and old, coming by to jam with “the Master”. This day-long celebration features and perpetuates the “slack key” music of Gabby Pahinui. If you want a taste of authentic Hawaiian music and culture, this event is for you.

This event is FREE, however, it costs money to put on (and if you were paying to see  these groups perform, the ticket price would be astronomical). Please be generous and purchase a few event tee-shirt (or two :) , patronize the booths (food and crafts will be available for purchase all day).

Tips: Get there early to stake out a spot in the shade because the sun can be brutal. Take plenty sunscreen, a big bottle of water, a wide brimmed hat and a mat to sit on. For more information and details about the line-up, visit: http://www.gabbypahinui.com/

28
Jun 13

It’s mango season here in Hawaii and we’re up to our eyeballs in this luscious fruit. Come, we’re happy to share! If you cannot come right away, mangos are also likely available from your local grocer. For best results, wait for the fruit to ripen (it is still firm, but easy to cut into).

Ingredients:

I large ripe mango, pitted, skinned and chopped

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/3 cup diced red onion

1-2 jalapeños, chopped

Fresh juice of 1 big lime

1/4 cup cilantro

Salt to taste

Combine all the above ingredients and let it sit for at least half an hour. Caution: wash your hands with soap and water once you’re done chopping the jalapeños (or wear gloves).

Serving Suggestion: Serve with corn chips or as serve with grilled chicken, shrimp or fish.

08
May 13

We do our best to make our guests comfy, including any-everything short of air conditioning which isn’t terribly planet-friendly.

Last week we had a contractor come in and install a solar powered roof fan and BOY what a difference that has made. The room is cooler by far, making sleeping all the more pleasant.

We are SO impressed that in the coming days we’ll get one installed in Makai.

UPDATE: both our Garden Suites are now much cooler, thanks to solar fans having been installed at the top peak of the 14′ ceiling. Warm air rises and now, goes outside. Yippee!

Sweet dreams, dearest guests.

06
Feb 13

Last month we took the leap to “get off the grid” and had a photovoltaic solar system installed, which means we now have the ability to harvest all our energy from the sun! WOO HOO!!!

SO, the next time you’re on your computer or taking a shower or doing a load of laundry at Hale ‘Nalo, you can ENJOY the fact that you’re using only the sun’s energy!

Mahalo for your support!

A hui hou (“until we meet again”) from Hale ‘Nalo!

“PV” – the “new” beautiful!