“Doughnuts without a hole”

If you have attended our complimentary Tuesday morning briefings at Royal Aloha Vacation Club in Waikiki, you probably remember those delicious coffee cakes that are served with fresh fruit, coffee and passion orange guava juice. Well those tasty pecan, cream cheese and almond coffee cakes come from a little hole-in-the-wall bakery called Leonard’s Bakery. Located on Kapahulu Avenue, Leonard’s is only about one mile from your vacation club.

Leonard’s is celebrating its 60th anniversary this summer and has been featured on the Travel Channel and the Food Network’s “Follow That Doughnut.” My favorite Leonard’s treats are their Portuguese malasadas – they’re a heavenly indulgence for a mere 90 cents! Some of the most popular flavors are cinnamon, Li Hing, custard, chocolate dobash, coconut haupia – even the plain old sugar is really ‘ono.

See you soon in Waikiki…




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Summer 2012 issue of Aloha Kakou is Available

Greetings Royal Aloha Vacation Club Members!

The Summer 2012 issue of Aloha Kakou* is now available for you to view on-line.

*Click on Aloha Kakou link or go to www.ravc.com and click on NEWSLETTERS under the MEMBERS tab.

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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.

» 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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