Ko Olina, HI (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
New Year’s Eve in Hawaii is a hot ticket for many reasons. Aside from the warm weather, water and beaches, the party starts five hours earlier and lasts well after the East Coast sunrise. As the ball drops in Times Square the revelry is just beginning on this tiny chain of islands, arguably the most popular, Westernmost location in the US for New Year’s Eve. (http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2011/category/best-times-to-visit/new-years-eve) In 2010, Honolulu ranked #3 of all US cities in the Best Times to Visit: New Year’s Eve category for T+L.
The momentum builds with each echoing chorus of auld lang syne, every hour on the tv/radio/web, falling domino-like across states and time zones. When it finally peaks in Hawaii with a thunderous display of fireworks at Ko Olina Resort, the feeling is inescapable. The effect is opposite that of election night in Hawaii where many residents know election results before having a chance to vote.
While those on EST greet the dawn of a new year scraping ice off a windshield, or trying to make it home in the snow with flattened party hats and soggy hornblowers, Oahu is still reveling in a night of Ko Olina fireworks that can be seen across the island, from Pearl Harbor to Diamond Head and beyond. (Here’s a clip of last year’s action: http://www.koolina.com/Portals/1/media/events/nye-ko-olina-resort.html?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=388&width=565&scrolling=no [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me50ugpB6OE)
As a special holiday gift to you and yours, take advantage of special room promotions available selectively throughout the year, including 30% off a stay at Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort; the Paradise Plus Promotion at Ko Olina’s J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa; or the special Disney magic of Ko Olina’s Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa for your 2013 Hawaii adventure would be starting the year off in style, with a dash of austerity measures. (http://www.koolina.com/plan-a-trip/hotels)
Could be you’d rather see the aerial show with champagne and caviar on a boat? The 53-ft. Gold Coast sailing catamaran Holole'a Kai or the Kai'oli'oli, Hawaii's newest 61-foot powered catamaran, (PIC) will set sail New Year’s Eve from the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina. Adam Samberg would be proud. (http://www.koolina.com/experience/ko-olina-marina)
We hope you’ll come and celebrate 2013 with us at Ko Olina. Wherever you are in the world, have a safe New Year’s Eve and Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)! For more information or reservations, contact Ko Olina Activities at 808.675.2895.
- About Ko Olina Resort & Marina -
About Ko Olina Resort
Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shore of the island of Oahu. Resort partners include Ko Olina’s iconic J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Ko Olina’s Marriott Beach Club, Marriott’s most successful vacation club product in the world, Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort luxury condominium residences, Ko Olina’s new Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s first family destination resort outside of its theme park developments, and the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina. The resort, known as Honolulu’s premier vacation destination, also features seven pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and and outdoor activities and the island’s best weather. For more information, visit http://www.koolina.com.
SHEILA DONNELLY & ASSOCIATES
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Email: sweetie(at)sheiladonnelly(dot)com, wilma(at)sheiladonnelly(dot)com