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If you could travel to Hawaii for Free, what would you want to do?

Updated on April 25, 2013

Nā Pali coastline

Birthplace of the Hula dance
Birthplace of the Hula dance

If you could travel to Hawaii for free what would you want to do there?

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How to Make a Hawaiian Mai Tai

  • Prep time: 2 min
  • Cook time: 2 min
  • Ready in: 4 min
  • Yields: Makes 1 great drink Bradda!
Hawaiian Mai Tai
Hawaiian Mai Tai


  • 2 oz Light Rum
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 3/4 oz Orange Curacao Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz orgeat syrup, optional


  1. Pour everything into a shaker half filled with ice and shake it up baby! Then strain into a glass with ice.
  2. Add umbrella, sit back and chill

Seriously Who Cares! It's Fat Free! ;)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 9.5 oz
Calories 429
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Sugar 23 g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Where to get Drinks at 1/3 of the price $$

Now, I know this may seem like an odd tip or even an obvious one to those of you who know you just can’t beat Wal-Mart’s prices! So go to Walmart for your liquor!

Walmart It’s located:

Kauai - here at 3300 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, HI‎ (808) 246-1599‎

Honolulu - has 5 to choose from 1131 Kuala Street,Pearl City, HI 96782 (808) 454-8785

Maui - 101 Pakaula StreetKahului, HI 96732 (808) 871-7820

The Big Island has 2 on either side - 75-1015 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740(808) 334-0466

Once you get to where ever it is your staying you probably forgot something. But even if you didn’t your going to want some cokes or OJ or cereal or pop tarts for breakfast and Wally World has it all a whole lot cheaper than any of the Island grocery stores. (trust me I paid way too much for simple groceries at one of the food chain stores before we found Wal-Mart)

Also you probably want some beach chairs and you can rent them from your hotel, but at a lot higher price then just buying a couple for the week and leaving in the condo when your done.

Every state is different in what store can sell beer and liquor etc and it was funny for us to find a hard liquor and beer and wine isle at Wal-Mart fully stocked. So get your Mai-Tai mix and piña colada and mini blender at Wal-Mart. See, I just did it again! I just saved you at least $100 on the drinks they would have charged you pool side.

Walmart Kauai

A marker3300 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, HI -
3300 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
get directions

1 of 4 Walmarts on Honolulu

A marker1131 Kuala Street Pearl City, HI 96782 -
1131 Kuala Street, Pearl City, HI 96782, USA
get directions

Big Island

A marker1015 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 -
75-1015 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
get directions

One last tip about Wal-Mart

The have a great souvenir section! So if you haven't gotten your Hula Girl for your dashboard yet, stop by and grab one for you and one for grandpa!

Hula Lessons on Kauai & Best Luau

Hula is a Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that tells the story and culture of Hawaii. Kauai legends say hula began at the Ka Ulu o Laka heiau (temple) on the Napali Coast. Legend has it that is where the Hawaiian love story unfolded. "Lohiau, a handsome, mortal Kauai chief, danced before Pele, the volcano goddess, and they both fell passionately in love. Today, hula dancers still come to test their skills at this sacred spot."

A lot of hotels offer private hula lessons and Hula (I know Kauai Resort has them) and they are usually taught by a kumu hula (hula teacher) Sometimes you can get free lessons at some of the shopping villages, hotels and resorts.

Luau - There are several different places on the island to go to a Luau and it’s one of those things that you feel like you kinda have to do when you go to Hawaii. There is the traditional cooking of a pig mmm BBQ and then the Hula and Tikki dancing show after dinner. So we looked around and read a bunch of reviews and we finally decided on the Smith Family Garden Luau in Kappa. Now this wasn’t cheap, but it was a great night and the food was really good. So your tip for getting to the Luau on the cheap is you can go to the show and walk around the beautiful property without having to go to the dinner part which is the most expensive. You could pay $78 per person for the whole deal or $15 per person for just the show! So eat at Taco Bell around the corner then go walk around the gardens and get a good seat and enjoy the show.

Some other luau's are at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on the South Shore the Luau Kalamaku in the historic Kilohana Plantation.

Hawaiian Shaved Ice

If you want an awesome and refreshing treat without the alcohol head over to The Fish Hut is located inside the Coconut Market. I know it doesn't sound very good, but they have the biggest, cheapest and best shaved ice on the island. I don’t know anything about their food, but this Hawaiian shaved ice is crazy! So if you’re in the mood for some shaved ice they can take care of you!

Best Desert on the Island of Kauai!

The best desert on the island is at my favorite restaurant Dukes. But not Dukes upstairs, but the downstairs barefoot one. Here is the view from our table and you don’t even have to wear shoes! Cause your in Hawaii and you should wear them as little as possible. This amazing view and then share the giant piece of Hula pie! This pie was so amazing I went back 3 times just to eat the pieeeeee. Mmmm pie.

Hula Pie

This is the view from your table as you eat this awesome Pie!


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