Aloha Heart: A Tale of Love and Conservation in Hawaii

Aloha Heart: A Tale of Love and Conservation in Hawaii

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If you need to get your Hawai’i fix and don’t have a plane ticket then this may hold you over till your next vacation. Filmed on Oahu at the luxury Kahala Hotel and Resort it gives off all the “escape to Hawai’i” vibes you need.

The Story Behind Aloha Heart

Aloha Heart is a romantic movie brought to you by Hallmark. It centers around Sara (played by Taylor Cole), a passionate conservationist. Sara travels to Hawaii for her best friend’s wedding, hoping for a relaxing vacation. Instead, she finds herself busy with wedding preparations as soon as she arrives.

When Sara meets Manu (played by Kanoa Goo), the new manager of the hotel where the wedding is taking place, she can’t resist suggesting ways to make the hotel more eco-friendly. Initially, Manu misunderstands Sara’s enthusiasm. Yet, as the wedding day nears, they discover they share a deep bond. Unexpectedly, love blooms between them as they unite to make the world a more sustainable place.

Where Was Aloha Heart Filmed?

Aloha Heart was filmed entirely on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii, specifically in Honolulu, the state’s capital. Most of the essential scenes were captured there, giving audiences a true taste of the local culture and scenery.

Aloha Heart: A Tale of Love and Conservation in Hawaii

What Hotel is in Aloha Heart?

An important location in Aloha Heart is the hotel where the wedding takes place. This hotel is the renowned Kahala Hotel And Resort in Honolulu. For the movie, it was given a new name, the Hale Ho Aloha Resort.

I have stayed at this hotel and did a full written review and also a video walk-through for you to check out.

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Aloha Heart was filmed here at the Kahala Hotel and Resort

When to Watch Aloha Heart

Aloha Heart premieres on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Missed the premiere? Don’t worry! The movie will air again on several other dates:
Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. ET
Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. ET

Who is Kanoa Goo From Aloha Heart?

Kanoa Goo, who hails from Hawaii, has quickly carved out a space for himself in the fields of television, film, and theater. Having found his love for acting at a young age, he pursued it relentlessly. He is an alumnus of New York University and has made appearances in significant storylines on popular primetime series like CBS’ “Fire Country” and ABC’s “The Rookie.”

In terms of cinema, Goo played a lead role in “I Was A Simple Man” alongside Constance Wu. The film had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was later hailed as one of “the best movies of 2021” by The New Yorker. The all-Asian and Pacific Islander cast received much acclaim. Goo is set to appear this year in “Chaperone,” a highly anticipated independent drama marking Zoe Eisenberg’s directorial debut.

Embracing his theater background, Goo took on a main role in Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok’s play “Sanctuary City” at the well-respected Pasadena Playhouse in 2022.

Proud of his diverse heritage, Goo is committed to portraying leading characters that promote Asian and Pacific Islander representation in the entertainment industry. In doing so, he enhances the visibility of his dynamic community on screen.

Goo currently makes his home in Los Angeles.

Who is Taylor Cole From Aloha Heart?

Taylor Cole has starred in a number of Hallmark original movies, most recently “Long Lost Christmas” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Pumpkin Everything” for Hallmark Channel, and the highly regarded “Ruby Herring Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and “One Winter Wedding” for Hallmark Channel. Cole has appeared in numerous television shows, including CBS’ “Salvation” and “CSI: Miami,” The CW’s “The Originals,” TV Land’s “Impastor” and A&E Network’s “The Glades.” She was a series regular on NBC’s “The Event” and The WB’s “Summerland.”

Hallmark’s Aloha Heart takes you on a romantic journey set against the backdrop of Hawaii’s stunning landscapes. Enjoy a story of love, conservation, and the pursuit of a better world.


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