Hawaii’s Big Island is big on value this fall, presenting an
assortment of packages catering to golfers, spa fans, adventure
lovers and those simply wanting to relax.
For travelers planning to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park, the Hilo side of the island tends to be most convenient. At
the rainforest retreat of Chalet Kilauea - The Inn at Volcano,
themed accommodations feature access to a six-person Jacuzzi in an
outdoor spa. Through Dec. 19, guests enjoy a three-course candlelit
gourmet breakfast, afternoon fireside tea, silken terry bathrobes,
premium champagne, full massage for two and a special innkeeper’s
gift from $215 nightly, double occupancy. Visit
www.volcano-hawaii.com or call 800-937-7786.
Located upcountry along the scenic Hamakua Coast, Waianuhea (“An
Inn of Luxury, A House of Aloha”) offers a choice of five unique
accommodations with daily gourmet breakfast and a wine hour. The
retreat’s “Pamper” package includes a choice of spa treatment and a
gift basket of spa therapy products. Available through Nov. 21,
nightly rates start at $260 single occupancy, $310 double
occupancy. Guests staying a second night receive an etched
Waianueha wine or champagne glass, while those staying three nights
receive a $50 gift certificate for their next Waianuhea visit.
Visit www.waianuhea.com or call 888-775-2577.
The island’s Kohala and Kona properties have also created a
series of fall promotions with appeal to various niches. Visitors
can score with the “Unlimited Golf” package at the AAA-Five Diamond
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. This special covers a round of golf
for two, each night of the stay, on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus
Hualalai Golf Course, plus a choice of daily full American
breakfast for two or a full-size Hertz sedan. Available through
Dec. 18 and based on a minimum three-night stay, rates are from
$860 nightly, double occupancy. Visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai
or call 888-340-5662.
Through Dec. 25, the Hilton Waikoloa Village’s “Perfect
Paradise” plan includes a daily breakfast buffet for two from $229
nightly, double occupancy. Request package code “PP” when making
reservations. Visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call
In a laid-back Polynesian setting, the Kona Village Resort’s
“Celebration Package” provides all meals and the resort’s Friday
evening luau. Through Nov. 19, inclusive rates are from $1,545 for
a three-night stay in a standard thatched-roof hale (bungalow) to
$6,395 for a seven-night stay in a Royal Hale. Visit
www.konavillage.com or call 800-367-5290.
Guests of the Mauna Kea Resort can unwind and rejuvenate with
the “2004 Spa Package,” available at either of the resort’s two
Prince Resorts Hawaii properties. Through Dec. 22, this promotion
features daily buffet breakfast for two, choice of daily fitness
class offerings for two and a choice of personal rejuvenation
treatments per person per day from $449 nightly, double occupancy.
A minimum three-night stay is required. Visit
www.maunakearesort.com or call 800-882-6060.
With the “Mauna Lani Experience,” guests can experience all that
the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows has to offer. Available
through Dec. 17, the plan includes a daily breakfast buffet for
two, access to a new state-of-the-art fitness center and use of
snorkeling equipment to explore offshore. Rates are from $335
nightly, double occupancy, with a minimum three-night stay
required. Visit www.maunalani.com or call 800-367-2323.
At Classic Resort’s Mauna Lani Point and The Islands at Mauna
Lani, the “Golf & Spa Spree” combines two rounds of unlimited
golf at the Francis I’i Brown Golf Course with one massage and one
Hula Facial at the Mauna Lani Spa. The packages also provide access
to Mauna Lani Spa and Fitness Center. Both vacation residences
feature one- and two-bedroom villas with personalized butler and
the services of a personal concierge. Through Dec. 19, five-night
package rates are from $1,750. Visit www.classicresorts.com or call
A special fall offer from Outrigger Resort’s Big Island
condominium collection features a daily $27 car rental rate at
Dollar Rent-A-Car, a $25 gas coupon and a “Best Value Rate”
discount of up to 35% of regular rates. Available through Dec. 21,
the offer requires a minimum three-night stay. Discounted rates
include a two-bedroom unit at Outrigger Fairway Villas from $198
nightly, a one-bedroom unit at Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona from $154
nightly and a two-bedroom unit at Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff from
$195 nightly. Visit www.outrigger.com or call 800-688-7444.
Opening its doors Oct. 1, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort &
Spa provides the fifth night free with the resort’s “Sunsational
Savings” package through Jan. 3, 2005. Priced from $320 nightly,
double occupancy, the plan includes a daily buffet breakfast for
two and a one-category room upgrade. Visit www.sheratonkeauhou.com
or call 888-488-3535.