The volcanoes, pristine waters, tropical rainforests and lush
landscapes of the Aloha State are a draw for millions of visitors
each year. This spring, when guests purchase the Honua Makuahine
(Mother Earth) vacation package from Destination Resorts Hawaii,
they also contribute to preserving this beautiful environment
through a $250 carbon credit included in the offer.
Destination Resorts Hawaii, the largest provider of luxury
vacation rentals in the upscale Wailea and Makena destinations on
Maui, is offering the Honua Makuahine package that includes five
nights lodging, complimentary Dollar rental car use, free parking
and a $250 carbon credit per booking. The offer is valid April
Package rates are from $1,080 based on lodging in a one-bedroom
condominium. Prices vary depending on the unit size, with choices
ranging to a three-bedroom vacation rental. The $250 carbon credit
offsets an average of 3.5 roundtrip flights from Los Angeles to
Maui based on calculations from www.carbonplanet.com.
“We came up with the idea because green travel is becoming more
and more important to the consumer,” said Maynard Torchiana,
managing director for Destination Resorts Hawaii. “We believed this
idea would address consumers’ growing consciousness to this
important issue. We selected a carbon credit as our incentive
because that seems to be an industry accepted way to offset carbon
emissions. The carbon credit also provided us with a unique
positioning among other resorts in Hawaii because no one is
offering a similar package.”
Torchiana added that the company has received numerous calls
about the package because it's so unique to Hawaii.
“We've received a positive response from these calls and have
booked a number of packages,” said Torchiana.
Destination Resorts Hawaii offers an elegant “home away from
home” atmosphere providing a unique destination experience that is
appealing to families, golfers and individual travelers who enjoy
the convenience and space offered in a vacation home.
The company is the only collection of vacation rentals in the
Wailea and Makena areas to offer a centralized check-in desk
conveniently located in The Shops at Wailea. Here, the staff
provides guests with a brief orientation to their residence, keys
and any other pertinent information to help them enjoy their
vacation on Maui.
A concierge is also located in the check-in area to provide
guests with one-stop shopping to book all of their island
adventures. This office is open seven days a week and there are
property managers available 24 hours a day should guests need any
The exemplary services continue after check-in as guests can
arrange for grocery pick-up and delivery, spa treatments in the
comfort of their accommodations, high-speed Internet access (in
most properties), and free local and long-distance telephone
“Destination Resorts Hawaii is managed by Destination Hotels
& Resorts, which is in the process of rolling out an initiative
called Destination Earth,” Torchiana said. “As part of Destination
Earth, Destination Resorts Hawaii will be implementing a number of
green operational practices and policies over the next year.”
When booking online, please use promotional code GREENPKG. All
rates and packages are commissionable at 10 percent.