HERE’S THE LATEST ON THE “COCONUT WIRELESS”!

If you want to be “connected” while enjoying your vacation at Royal Aloha Waikiki, RAVC now has two ways for you to access the internet.

Option #1
There is free Wi-Fi on the 3rd floor Recreation Deck of the Diamond Head Tower from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. When you check in with Phylis Culver, you may ask for the sign-on and password.

Option #2
For a fee you can access Wi-Fi from your unit. This service is provided by Skywave, and their most popular plans are:

•1 day for $8.95
•1 week for $24.95

Look for information in your in-room booklet or ask at the office. Whichever way you choose, enjoy your stay in beautiful Waikiki!

Have a Poppin’ Good 4th of July!

Enjoy a Fourth of July Spectacular Fireworks Show from Ala Moana Shopping Center! It’s just a quick bus ride away from Royal Aloha Vacation Club in Waikiki.

More than 10,000 people, including some of your fellow Royal Aloha members, are expected to watch the 20-minute show beginning at 8:30 p.m.

From the viewing area on the parking deck, it’s like being on the front-row balcony of a concert. It’s great. The seating area fronting Sears opens at 4:00 p.m., and live entertainment starts at 5:00. Seats are first-come, first-served and fill up quickly. Musical lineup includes HAPA band mates Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala’au.

The fireworks will be launched from three separate platforms at Ala Moana Beach Park.

ALA MOANA CENTER FOURTH OF JULY VIEWING TIPS
» Seating area fronting Sears parking deck opens to the public at 4:00 p.m.
» Get to the mall early to find parking.
» Chairs and regular-size umbrellas are OK; alcoholic beverages, smoking, personal fireworks, oversize beach umbrellas and tents are prohibited.
» Spray bottles to keep cool are allowed.
» Spectators may mark their spots with chairs or blankets, then leave to cruise the mall, but do so with caution. Do not leave valuables unattended.
» There will be on-site vendors (OnoPops, Summer’s Lava Dogs, Popcorn Express and Le Crepe Café). Have cash on hand.
» The musical entertainment starts at 5:00 p.m.
» Fireworks begin promptly at 8:30 p.m.
» Ala Moana Center will have special hours from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Makai Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

 

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Choice Viewing for ‘Transit of Venus’ at Royal Aloha Resorts in Hawaii

Royal Aloha members using their Hawaii timeshare next week will have the chance to experience a once in a lifetime spectacle – the sight of Venus making its way across the face of the sun.

On June 5 between 12:09 p.m. to 6:42 p.m. (Hawaii Time) Venus will appear as a small black dot gliding across the disk of the sun. Around the world Venus viewing festivities are being planned for this rare event, but members visiting Hawaii will have the best seat in the house. The celestial phenomenon, labeled the “transit of Venus”, will be fully visible from Waikiki Beach on Oahu to the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island to the Haleakala National Park on Maui.  Wherever you decide to watch, remember that staring directly at the sun will damage your eyes, so wear special protective glasses.

Channing Bridges hosts the Tuesday morning breakfast briefings and Thursday evening Pau Hana reception at our Vacation Club in Waikiki.

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Just another great Happy Hour in Waikiki

If you haven’t noticed by now, I absolutely love Happy Hour in Waikiki… There are so many great places in Waikiki where you can sit back and enjoy a frosty cold beer or a nice glass of wine every afternoon.

Here is a joint which is the corporate cousin (of another place I visit regularly) Wolfgang’s Steakhouse called Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar which is located on the first floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center, just three blocks from Royal Aloha Vacation Club in Waikiki. Check out this daily Happy Hour menu which is served from 3:00 to 6:30. Oh, and if you happen to see me there, leave me alone, I’m hard at work… LOL!

Channing Bridges hosts the Tuesday morning breakfast briefings and Thursday evening Pau Hana reception at our Vacation Club in Waikiki.

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Amazing Lake Tahoe

I’m fortunate to visit Royal Aloha at Lake Tahoe twice a year… It’s my all-time favorite vacation club destination. There’s so much to do around the Lake, no matter what time of year you visit. Here are some interesting facts about the Lake:

  • Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America.
  • Lake Tahoe is as long as the English Channel is wide, and the Lake’s width is half again as wide as San Francisco Bay.
  • If Lake Tahoe’s water was completely dispersed, it would cover California with a depth of 14.5 inches.
  • An average 1,400,000 tons of water evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every 24 hours, yet the lake level drops only one-tenth of an inch.
  • If the evaporated water could be recovered, it would supply the daily requirements of 3,500,000 people.
  • Lake Tahoe’s water is 99.9% pure, so clear that a 10-inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.
  • There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River.
  • Lake Tahoe never freezes due to the constant mass movement of water from the bottom to the surface. In February 1989, Emerald Bay froze over for the first time since 1952.

I hope you get the chance to visit Royal Aloha Vacation Club in Lake Tahoe soon!

Channing Bridges hosts the Tuesday morning breakfast briefings and Thursday evening Pau Hana reception at our Vacation Club in Waikiki.

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