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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 ShoresWinter 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.www.astonhotels.com
Fairmont Kea Lani, MauiA 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.www.fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui
Hotel WaileaMaui 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.www.aquaresorts.com
Honua KaiWhale 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.www.honuakai.com
Kaanapali Beach HotelWhale 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.www.kbhmaui.com
Napili Kai Beach ResortSeventh 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.www.napilikai.com
Sheraton Maui50th 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.www.sheraton-maui.com