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Find Yourself Something Sweet at the Sugar Mill

Tucked away beneath the foothills of the Waianae Mountain range stands the quaint town of Waialua and its iconic sugar mill. For nearly a century, this historic mill was responsible for producing a hefty bulk of the state’s sugar export. In fact, at one point, the mill produced almost 10 percent of the state’s sugar and was home to hundreds of plantation workers.

However, as the plantation days of old came to a close in the late 19th century and sugar production gradually moved away from the state, the plantation ceased operations in the mid 1990s. But in the wake of the plant’s shutdown, a new opportunity arose as more than 30 small businesses and manufacturers opened up shop, breathing new life into the mill and attracting leagues of customers searching for locally made products.


Three Ways The North Shore Will Change Your Life

For too long, you’ve been putting off the vacation of your dreams. But this summer, you’re going all in. You’re Turtle Bay bound and things will never be the same. When you return, tanned and grinning, you’ll be a new person. Here are the three ways that a Turtle Bay vacation will change you:


The Outrigger, Hawaii's Favorite Vessel


The outrigger canoe is synonymous with Hawaiian culture. With its beautifully clean lines, the outrigger has ferried Hawaiians and people living in the islands for hundreds of years. While its initial iteration was a means of transportations for early Hawaiians, today the outrigger serves a vessel for fun or competition. Whether you’re looking to go on an afternoon sunset trip or are gearing up for a race that stretches from Molokai to Oahu, you’ll have the age old outrigger at your disposal in the islands.