Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Travel Photo Mondays #27

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Waimea Ocean Film Festival, West Hawaii Island


This is my first time visiting one of our biggest film festivals on Hawaii Island and I am excited to be attending. The venue is occurring January 2nd through the 10th in West Hawaii at three major resorts in the Kohala district and in the town of Waimea. The wonderful programs offered at this festival focus on personal and inspiration stories about the ocean environment, surfing culture and my favorite Hawaiian culture and history. It will be an excellent time to also connect with the film makers over special meet and greets, breakfast sessions and other special events.

During this timeframe I will be staying at one of my favorite hotels on the west side at the Hapuna Prince Hotel on Hapuna Beach and it is a wonderful resort with a gigantic swimming and beautiful amenities. Here’s a photo of the resort and gorgeous beach below, isn’t it spectacular?


Hapuna Prince swimming pool

Hapuna Prince swimming pool




Hapuna Prince Hotel grounds

Hapuna Prince Hotel grounds




Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Hapuna Beach


Come and attend the wonderful events of the Waimea Ocean Film if you are in the area, I’m sure you will see some excellent and thought provoking films and other public events at the festival. You can check out the latest updates on films, speakers and activities, follow the festival on Facebook, www.facebook.com/waimeaoceanfilmfestival, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org or email info@waimeaoceanfilm.org. 

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16 Responses to Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Travel Photo Mondays #27

  1. link July 1, 2014 at 4:56 am #

    With all respect , your brand-new follower .

  2. Suzanne Fluhr January 12, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    When we stayed on the Kona side of the Big Island two years ago, the hotel beach was nothing like that one. Beautiful. Do you have a post on your blog about must see beaches on Oahu where we’ll be living for 3 months starting in February?

    • Noel January 12, 2014 at 8:05 am #

      no, but I should do that soon, thanks Suzanne

  3. Wes January 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Great Pictures! I need a trip to Hawaii.

  4. Mrs. Chasing the Donkey January 6, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    I could think of FAR worse places to be for the weekend 🙂 I just linked up to the linky, I hope that’s okay.

  5. Jesh StG January 6, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    The painted rendering I love the most (can’t help it, I’m an artist, lol) There is so much blue in the landscape – great captures, Noel!

  6. wandering educators January 6, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    what gorgeous photos!! I’d love to attend, too. Can’t wait to get to Hawaii!

  7. Life Images by Jill January 6, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    wow this looks like my sort of hotel – gorgeous!

  8. Mary {The World Is A Book} January 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    This sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. I love their topics and what they have to offer visitors. What a beautiful resort and those photos are stunning. Have a wonderful time!

  9. Poppy January 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Happy New Year, Noel!

    Stunning photos and painting of your beautiful island! Hope you enjoy the film festival and judging from your hotel pics, there’s no doubt in my mind that you will have the best time. Wishing you all the very best in 2014 and thanks for hosting this wonderful meme throughout the year. I’ve so enjoyed participating.


  10. Marisol@TravelingSolemates January 5, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Oh Noel, I would have loved to attend. I really like the theme of the festival – ocean environment, local Hawaii culture. It sounds like they will show the kind of films that will make an impact. I wish Hawaii is closed by where I can fly for the weekend. I just have to make a plan for it in advance in the future. Lucky you, your hotel is lovely! I particularly love the last shot. We’re in deep freeze in NY and I’m wishing I’m on one of those lounge chairs right now. Have a wonderful time at the festival! I hope you can share your experience about it.


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