Maui Vacation Packages

Save money in 2013 by booking Maui vacation packages By: Marty Wentzel
The Winter Escapes package from Aston Kaanapali Shores is one deal available to Maui visitors. // (c) 2012 Aston Hotels and Resorts
The Winter Escapes package from Aston Kaanapali Shores is one deal available to Maui visitors. // (c) 2012 Aston Hotels and Resorts

Visitors spent more money on Maui in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to recent Hawaii Tourism Authority data, but that doesn't mean a Maui vacation has to cost more than it did one year ago. Value seekers can still find deals thanks to a variety of perk-packed Maui hotel packages. Check out the following offers for some great examples:

Aston Kaanaapali Shores
Winter Escapes, from $209 per night.

Perfect for families, this package from the deluxe oceanfront condominium resort comes with these freebies:
* In-room high-speed Internet access
* Wi-Fi service in public areas
* Tennis
* A toy for each child at check-in.

The package is available for booking through March 31, 2013, with travel dates from Jan. 3-  Mar 31, 2013.

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
A Reward for You package, from $519 per night.

Good on a variety of room types, this initiative includes:
* A reward of up to $400 each day for use at the spa, beach, shops, kids club, valet parking and restaurants.

This offer is available through Dec. 31, 2013.

Hotel Wailea
Maui Kiteboarding Vacation package, from $1,975 per person for five nights.

Promoting the hotel's proximity to great beaches, the package provides:
* A 50-minute massage
* Three-day private kiteboard camp
* 10 percent off the purchase of new kiteboarding equipment.

A five-night minimum stay is required. With a booking deadline of June 30, 2013, the package is available for travel from Jan. 6 - Dec. 19, 2013.

Honua Kai
Whale Watch Experience, from $2,279 for five nights.

Designed to help clients see the whales of winter, the package includes:
* Compact rental car
* Whale watching tour
* Arrival amenity kit with binoculars, hats, sunscreen, lip balm, cooler bag and water.

Requiring a five-night minimum stay, the package must be booked by April 1, 2013 for travel from Jan. 6 - April 15.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Whale Encounter package, priced at $1,339 for four nights.

Offering a 25 percent savings, the package features:
* Daily compact rental car
* Daily buffet breakfast for two
* Whale watching tour for two
* Two bottles of water per day
* Two beach towels
* Picnic lunch in a keepsake picnic backpack.

Booking dates run through April 1, 2013, with travel dates through April 7, 2013.

Napili Kai Beach Resort
Seventh Night Free promotion, from $610 per night.

To show off the five million dollar renovation of its oceanfront Puna Point building, Napili Kai is offering:
* The seventh night free in a Puna Point oceanfront one-bedroom suite.

This deal is valid for stays from Jan. 5-25, April 20-June 14 and Aug. 17-Dec. 13, 2013.

Sheraton Maui
50th Anniversary package, from $379 per night.

Honoring the hotel's golden anniversary, the package includes:
* $50 dining credit per stay
* Daily breakfast buffet for two
* Two vouchers for the hotel's signature 50th anniversary cocktail
* Commemorative Sheraton Maui postcard book with historic photos through the decades.

The package, which has a four-night minimum, may be booked through Nov. 30, 2013, for stays through Dec. 31, 2013.