Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Tsunami… “No Major Impact on Our Resort”

I’m glad to hear that there was no major damage to report at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and they are open for business as usual.

Media Release:

The recent tsunami that hit the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan had no major impact on our resort. Everything is open and operating as normal. The tsunami caused some damage on the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island but has mainly been reported from harbors and some low lying areas. In most cases business is back to normal. Travelers heading to Hawaii should continue do so with confidence. Please know that our thoughts are with the people of Japan, here in Hawaii, and across the Pacific who are facing continued challenges as a result of the earthquake and tsunami.

Sunday Soiree – A Magic Island Party in Honolulu (Floatopia)

*Update* I’ve now learned this was part of a “Floatopia 2011” party!

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This video is impressive to me for some strange reason.¬† I used to live on Oahu for nearly a decade and I have never seen a beach this¬† packed… like this!

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This reminds me of the video I took of the drunk guy on Waikiki Beach a few years ago that ended up doing a faceplant! :roll:

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