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Recipient of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau's distinguished Kahili Award in the Internet category for preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture. About the Kahili.

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We are proud that the Hawaii Ecotourism Association has cited us as an outstanding ecotourism resource on the Worldwide Web.

American Way Magazine Cites Alternative-Hawaii as "a great insider's guide to a little slice of paradise."
December 15, 2001

Access Magazine A-List
Access Magazine - (Formerly) America's Guide to the Internet - awarded Alternative-Hawaii their top rating as the No. 1 travel site for Hawaii and placed us on their prestigious "A" list - reserved for the best of the best. February, 2001 (Unfortunately, no longer in print or on the web)

About: Hawaii for Visitors (formerly "The Mining Company") honored us with its coveted "Best of the Net" award for September, 1998
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Uncle Gus's Lake Applets Best Dressed Award Uncle Gus has awarded our webmaster, Keith Norris, a Best Dressed Award for the months of December 1998, and January 1999 for Ann Cecil's Reflections.

Kuuloa Kai, Haleiwa, Oahu has honored us with its Top Site Award for "...surpassing our criteria of excellence for concept, design, layout, content and easy navigation." Kuuloa Kai's Top Site Award

"Aloha from Texas ... I am from Hawaii originally ... to see all of the beauty on your site brought tears to my eyes ... much mahalo for bringing a little of home to me."
   R.K. - Austin, TX, USA

"Your website is beautiful, evocative."
   D.L. - Minneapolis, MN, USA

"Grazia for finding us a quiet place for our summer holiday on Maui."
   P.B. - Pistoia, Italy

"Your site would get an award from me if I knew how to make one."
   S.F. - Big Island, HI, USA

"Your website is very lovely ... the photos are exquisite ... the presentation is most user-friendly."
   G.P. - Maui, HI, USA

"Thanks for the information on hula suppliers ... if you ever come over here for a holiday, you must see my daughter dance."
   B.B. - Queensland, Australia

"Ann Cecil's photography is some of the most inspiring I have run across on the web."
   F.D.W. - Kauai, HI, USA

"Mahalo to the greatest Calendar of Events ... great listings ... great graphics . Makes Hawaii look cool."
   C.F. - Kauai, HI, USA

"Very nice website! We have found a lot of useful information here ... the site is easy to get around on ... great photos. I like it!"
   L & S - Pueblo, CO, USA

"We had a very impressive tour in Hawaii for you had given us good information."
   S.N. - Osaka, Japan

"Your site is useful and refreshing ... a real public service."
   D.M. - Fairfield, CT, USA

"Loved your site on eco-Hawaii, a wonderful alternative."
   K.H. - Big Island, HI, USA

"Congrats on having a great site - I will forward the url to some of my friends in Europe. They would get hyped on it I know."
   C.A. - Honolulu, HI, USA

"I am enjoying using your website to help plan my honeymoon to the Big Island and Maui ..."
   L.R.W. - Evanston, IL, USA

"I enjoyed your site. The layout is good, the narrative is fresh and entices you to go further."
   D.H. - Kauai, HI, USA

"You have offered everyone who comes across this site a great treasure."
   T.T. - Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

"Many mahalos for your great site and service!"
   S.W. - Adventures with the Gecko, Maui, HI, USA

"This is the most amazing, informative and wonderful site I have ever had the pleasure of finding! cheers."
   S.B. - Venice, Italy

"You and your team can be proud of the excellent job you have done in creating one of the finest web sites on the Internet. If we were to select a single site as the best we have seen to date it would be yours. More important the service you provide visitors to the islands is outstanding."
   H.S.J. - Palo Alto, CA, USA

"Congratulations on the best Hawaii travel site!"
   L.B. - Dreamride MTB Tours and Film Services, Moab, UT, USA

"This is one of the most useful guides to Hawaii that I have come across on the Net...thanks!"
   J.G. - NYC, NY, USA

"I get a great deal of very positive feedback about your site. I refer my customers to your site for planning their vacation and they often show up with a ream of paper printed from your site!"
   S.Z. - Imua Camper Company, Big Island, HI, USA

"I am going on my eighth trip to Hawaii in September. My third to the Big Island. Thank you for all of the interesting information on Alternative Hawaii. I'm sure we will explore new areas this time. Mahalo."
   C.U. - Denver, CO, USA

"An excellent and well-developed site for information on all the islands in Hawaii."
   M.V. - Blue Hawaii Weddings, Big Island, HI, USA

"Once again may I commend you on your wonderful way of capturing the beauty and the story of Hawaii."
   L. - Las Vegas, NV, USA

"I have just had the best time on this site! Between all you folks, you have amazing talents that are very impressive... Thanks for a great aloha experience."
   G.C. - Big Island, HI, USA

"The Alternative Hawaii web site looks great! ... I am looking for a B&B in Kohala, and will use your information. Many, many thanks for the great job you are doing!"
   M.N. - Volcano Art Center, Big Island, HI, USA

"Ann Cecil has done an excellent job of capturing the beauty, and more importantly, the mood of the places she photographs."
   D.W. - Kauai, HI, USA

"I want to thank you for a great site and a great year."
   J. S. - Aloha Huelo Point Lookout Vacation Rentals, Maui, HI, USA

"We get nearly all of our business through your site. Some visitors can't remember where they found us on the Web - but when they do - it's always on Alternative-Hawaii!"
   M.P. - Paradise Found, Oahu, HI, USA

"I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful and informative site. I have been looking for a site like this FOREVER!!! Keep up the good work!"
   P.C. - Alaska

"I have planned my entire trip to Hawaii using the Alternative Hawaii website. Love that "Special Places" section! This proved much faster and efficient than planning a trip using the traditional travel book! Your site proved to be organized and contains most of the relevant information I needed. Thanks!"
   G.B. - Ottawa, ONT, Canada

“We just returned from our vacation in Hawaii. We used your tour drives on Oahu, Kauai and Maui, following them with just a simple map of each island. They were excellent! We were able to see so much that we would never have seen if it weren't for your drives. Now that we are home, I am using your site to help me document some of the many pictures we took. Many thanks!”
   J.M. - Williamstown, NJ, USA

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