For honeymoons, anniversaries, vow renewals or just quiet getaways,
hoteliers across the Big Island stand ready with packages to
encourage romance travel this year.
" King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel greets
couples with leis, champagne, tropical fruit and chocolate
truffles. It sprinkles orchid petals in their bath, provides them
with daily breakfast and one dinner. The three-night package starts
at $999. Call 800-367-2111.
" Royal Kona Resort’s three-night package
provides couples with leis, champagne, chocolates and a convertible
rental car, plus tickets to a luau dinner show and a sunset dinner
cruise. Daily breakfast is included in the package, priced at $691.
" Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s three-night
romance package treats couples to his-and-hers robes, champagne, a
Hawaiian music CD and choice of daily breakfast or a rental car.
Rates start at $1,885. A more elaborate package includes leis, a
keepsake, a dinner for two on the beach and a couple’s massage
starts at $2,645. Call 888-340-5662.
" Kona Village Resort’s three-, five- and
seven-night romance packages range from $1,440 to $5,975. Couples
booking the package receive champagne and a line-art drawing of
their honeymoon hale (cottage). Call 800-367-5290.
" At Hilton Waikoloa Village, a three-night
romance package provides a welcome amenity, yukata robes and a
seaside cabana massage for two. Couples get one dinner at either
Kamuela Provision Co. or Donatoni’s, both on-property, including
daily breakfast. A catamaran cruise completes the package, which
starts at $1,857. Call 800-HILTONS.
" Mauna Kea Resort, home of Hapuna Beach Prince
Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, offers couples roundtrip airport
transportation, champagne and flowers, a candlelit dinner and daily
breakfast. With a three-night minimum, the package starts at $499
per night. Call 800-882-6060.
" Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows lists a
Romantic Interludes package featuring champagne, chocolate-dipped
strawberries, a rose-petal turndown on the first night and a
candlelit dinner for two. Couples receive picnic baskets, Hawaiian
keepsakes and daily breakfast. Rates start at $1,950 per couple
with a three-night minimum. Call 800-367-2323.
" Mauna Lani Point provides condominium
accommodations to couples booking its five-night romance package.
Rates priced from $2,323 include use of a convertible rental car,
champagne, a welcome basket, a massage for two, VIP concierge
service and admission to a luau. Call 800-642-6284.
" Couples booking The Orchid at Mauna Lani’s
Luxury Collection Romance package get daily breakfast, a floral
arrangement and a bottle of champagne. Rates for the two-night
program start at $1,000 per couple. Call 800-845-9905.
" Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Resort’s three-night
program provides champagne and chocolates, breakfast each morning
and a daily sunset oceanside massage for two. Rates start at $1,560
per couple. Call 800-922-5533.
" Cook’s Discoveries, a bed and breakfast in upcountry
Waimea, offers couples a koa wood-framed marriage prayer written in
English and Hawaiian. In the evening, guests get a bedtime snack of
milk and cookies. Rates are $135 per night with a three-night
minimum. Call 808-937-2833.