Kaanapali’s Fall Specials

Maui’s resorts offer deals to lure travelers

By: By Marty Wentzel

Like destinations around the islands, the hotels and condominiums of Kaanapali Beach Resort have faced challenges due to the current economic downturn. In an effort to keep competitive during Hawaii’s slump in visitor counts, members of the Maui master-planned resort are offering money-saving lures like free nights, free food for the kids and packaged and complimentary activities.

As Kaanapali Beach Resort Association executive director Shelley Kekuna put it, “These days, it’s all about adding value.”

For instance, guests of the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach and Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas get preferred green fees of $150 on Kaanapali’s Kai Course and $190 on the Royal Course. When they book a tee time between 10 a.m. and noon, they receive a $50 gift voucher good at participating shops and restaurants. The starting room rate at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is $195 per night, with rates at the Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas starting from $119. 866-774-2924, www.astonhotels.com

During the renovation of the Kaanapali Alii, guests can take advantage of special rates starting at $250 per night. Arrangements have been made for the resort’s guests to use the pools of neighboring hotels while the Alii’s pool is closed. Guests also get activity discounts and signing privileges at the Kaanapali Golf Course and various restaurants. 866-966-5790, www.kaanapalialii.com

Outrigger Maui Eldorado is listing nightly rates from $129 per night, representing 60 percent off rack rates. Clients get the fifth night free and a grocery certificate of $50 when booking a studio, $100 for a one-bedroom or $150 for a two-bedroom suite. Guests also get reduced green fees at the Kaanapali courses and discounts on meals at several restaurants. And, they can buy a $259 spa voucher from the front desk good for a trio of treatments: a 50-minute custom hot-stone massage, 50-minute facial and 25-minute manicure. 800-688-7444, www.outriggercondos.com

At the Westin Maui Resort and Spa, the Golf Five Nights package includes five nights of accommodations for two people, four rounds of golf at Kaanapali Golf Course, a logo pack and lei greeting. 866-716-8112, www.westinmaui.com

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas’ Sunsational Savings promotion provides the third night free, daily buffet breakfast for two and a guaranteed double room upgrade. 866-716-8112, www.westinkaanapali.com

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa features a room, car and breakfast package; third-night-free special with breakfast and room upgrade; and the Three for Free and Fore promotion, which gives clients a free night, daily breakfast buffet, one-room category upgrade, two rounds of golf and a pair of massage treatments. Call for rates. 800-233-1234, www.maui.hyatt.com

The Sheraton Maui’s current Sunsational Savings program provides the third night free, a double room upgrade and daily buffet breakfast for two. Clients can even book the deal for end-of-year holidays providing they stay at least six nights. 866-716-8019, www.sheraton-maui.com

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club’s Paradise Plus package, including a room with a view and breakfast for two, starts at $368 per night. 800-228-9290, www.marriotthawaii.com

Fall bargains at the Royal Lahaina Resort encourage clients to stay in the property’s Lahaina Kai Tower, where a garden-view room is going for $135 per night, partial oceanview for $189 and oceanview for $235. 800-222-5642, www.hawaiihotels.com


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