Make Your Own Fresh Ahi Poke Salad

The Hawaiian Islands, surrounded by the deep blue Pacific, is privileged to have an abundance of fresh fish.  One of Hawaii’s most popular appetizers or “pupus”, Ahi Poke Salad, consists of the choicest and freshest raw tuna.

You will find Ahi Poke Salad in markets and on restaurant menus but you can also make your own with a few simple ingredients.


  • 4 Cups Ahi tuna fish, Sashimi grade, cubed
  • 1 Cup Aloha Shoyu or a low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 4 Cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 Maui onion sliced into slivers
  • 1 Bundle green onions (scallions), chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil (Asian/Oriental type, color will be brown)
  • Hawaiian salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Cut Ahi into cubes and place in medium size bowl.  Add  Shoyu.  Add chopped garlic, Maui onion, and green onion to mix.  Add sesame oil.  Mix well and serve chilled.

*You may also add a handful of chopped Ogo or Limu Kohu, which can be found at Foodland markets in Hawaii.


Travel Tip From Your Friends at Mauna Lani Point

Are you shopping for airfare on the weekends?  Most of us tend to search for airfare on Saturday and Sunday.  So, when we read “Shop for Travel on Weekends? Think Again” on The Wall Street Journal’s ‘The Middle Seat Terminal’ blog we took note on why weekend airfare shopping is not recommended.

What we learned was that on average the weekends tend to have the highest prices of the week.  What day or days of the week should you shop for airfare?  Typically prices often drop on Tuesday or Wednesday and sometimes even on Monday.  Click here to get the full scoop.


5th Annual Hawaii Avocado Festival

Avocados are so yummy, the Big Island of Hawaii has a festival to celebrate its versatility and sustainability. The Avocado is botanically a fruit but in the culinary arts and the kitchen it is often treated like a vegetable.

Savory Avopotato Pie

Join the festivities which include demonstrations on avocado grafting and growing, avocado recipe contest, free guacamole sampling, farmer’s market, arts and crafts, a variety of healing arts, an eco fashion show, full line up of performing arts, and original festival art by well-known Hawaii artist Francene Hart.

Avocado Festival Hula Performance

This free event will be held February 19, 2011 at the Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens from 10 am to 4 pm.  Click here to view map and driving directions.  2011 Avocado Festival ArtFor more information on this and other exciting Hawaii activities contact our activities specialists at 808-885-5022.


Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from – New York City, New York

“A Beautiful Scene”

We recently (October 2010) stayed in Unit E102 for a week at Mauna Lani Point.  The condo is gorgeous.  Has more than enough space for 2 families and has a very casual and elegant feel.  Early on in the week my fiancee and I spent a few days with just the two of us and later on in the week were joined by my sister and her family which included my 1 year old nephew.

The condo itself came equipped with a full kitchen that allowed us access to cook for ourselves a couple of times.  This was a great way to sample much of the fresh produce and seafood we found at the nearby market(s) and was invaluable after our excursion to the local abalone farm.

There is also a private pool, that my nephew loved! and BBQ/outdoor kitchen area that was a great way to unwind right next to our condo after being out and exploring the resort and beaches.

The views from the Condo itself and the lanai and lawn area presented a beautiful scene every day but especially at sunrise and sunset. Overlooking the signature hole on the golf course also presented us with the unique memory of being able to say that is exactly where we stayed when coming across pictures, postcards etc during our souvenir search for loved ones.

All of the staff and amenities at the Point, restaurants and other areas of the resort were 1st class.  I highly recommend the outdoor beachside seating at the Canoe House.  The brunch buffet at the Fairmont Orchid was also fantastic.

On our first day, we went on a long (A few miles) oceanfront walk stretching the entire coastline of the entire resort property (From the Point past the Bay Hotel and Fairmont and back) which I highly recommend.  There is a paved path all the way and also gave us a great perspective you can’t see from the map.  And of course the oceanfront scenery was breathtaking!

Our overall experience was amazing and I have no problems making recommendations for the resort and specifically at our E102 condo.

I’m typically of the opinion that you can’t really go wrong anywhere in Hawaii but I know that our stay in our own condo provided us with many more experiences and a level of comfort that we would not have gotten just staying in a hotel room for our trip.