Please use tropical and/or Hawaiian/Polynesian colors, fonts, and motifs and incorporate a vector illustration of the attached Tiki statue in some form or another in your design.
IMPORTANT: Even though we are after a Polynesian theme, we do not want to appear childish or cartoonish. Please see attached logo examples we've had done locally, and also examples of well-known resorts and spas.
We especially like the Hawaii Visitors And Convention Bureau.
IMPORTANT: Submissions that do not include this tiki statue in some form or another will not be considered.
Please do not copy this statue EXACTLY (it is from a Disney Resort and we are wary of copyright issues) but this is very close to what we want to see: friendly, inviting, warm, and yet very Polynesian.
We also like the "3D" look of the statue and we prefer a more realistic look over a flat, icon-style design.
As for fonts, the more we can fit our theme the better, but please keep our audience in mind and make sure to keep everything readable, especially at smaller sizes as we will be using this logo on business cards, shirts, hats, etc. etc.
We appreciate your expertise and are open to suggestions.