SOURCE: Aqua Hotels & Resorts

Aqua Hotels & Resorts

April 17, 2012 16:45 ET

Aqua Hotels Announces "Pin Hawaii" Contest

Calling for Hawaii Bucket Lists on Pinterest

WAIKIKI BEACH, HI--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Aqua Hotels & Resorts,, the premier Hawaii boutique hotel chain, has announced its first ever Pinterest contest: "Pin Hawaii: Hawaii Bucket List Contest" ( The winner will receive a 5-night stay for two, plus airfare, at one of Aqua's boutique Waikiki properties.

Also known as the "Pin It to Win It" contest, entrants are asked: "If you could take the bucket list trip of a lifetime to Hawaii, what would you do?" But a picture is worth a thousand words, and rather than merely explaining their dream trip, contestants are urged to "Pin It" by creating a "Hawaii Bucket List" board on Pinterest.

Pinterest, for the uninitiated, is the internet's newest phenomenon -- a customizable online bulletin board that appeals to all ages. Users promote their identity through the images they select -- things that inspire them or pique their interest.

"Since Hawaii's biggest asset is its stunning scenery, we felt it'd be most appropriate for participants to show rather than tell," says Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua Senior VP of Sales and Marketing.

The website offers up some suggestions for a trip to paradise. Would you:

  • Watch the sunrise at Haleakala then bike down the mountain for a Loco Moco breakfast?
  • Swim alongside dolphins, turtles and Humuhumunukunukuapua'a?
  • Stand up paddle along Kauai's Na Pali Coast?

Pinterest boards can be submitted via the site, and will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and relevance. Some restrictions apply.

"We're thrilled to help a lucky person realize their dream of an unforgettable Hawaii vacation," says Churchill. "We can't wait to see the creative Hawaii Bucket Lists people will come up with."

Aqua Hotels & Resorts is the marquee name in Hawaii hotels, boasting 16 Waikiki and Honolulu hotels alone on Oahu, and properties in Maui (Wailea and Kahului), Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. For reservations, see your preferred travel agent, book online at or call Aqua toll free from the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-406-2782. From Hawaii, call 808-924-6543.