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For some people, reaching the golden years means that it’s time for a relaxing Hawaii vacation. Others choose the islands for celebrating retirement or tackling a decades-old bucket list.
Whatever the reason, seniors who visit the Aloha State can feel like kids again while enjoying discounts on attractions, activities and accommodations.
Here’s a sampling of the value-added programs awaiting elders in Hawaii — as long as they show a valid ID.
ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Blue Hawaii Photo ToursSeniors ages 60 and up can pick up tips on photographing their Hawaii vacation during sunrise, sunset, culinary, sightseeing and private tours — as well as $5 off all tours.
Kauai Hiking ToursThis company helps guests experience Kauai’s dramatic natural environment by foot, and it customizes each tour to meet the interests and ability levels of participants. It’s offering seasoned visitors a 20 percent discount with the code Senior20.
Kayak KauaiAs Hawaii’s only navigable river, the Wailua meanders past fascinating cultural and historical sites. Visitors 65 or older get a 10 percent discount on Kayak Kauai’s Wailua River Paddle tour through April 1, 2019, when using the code SeniorWailua.
Maui Ocean CenterHighlights of this first-class aquarium include more than 60 marine life exhibits such as sharks, stingrays and turtles, plus daily presentations by lively experts. Guests ages 65 and above get $3 off the adult general admission day pass.
Outlets of MauiMature travelers with shopping and dining on their minds can score at this open-air retail destination in Lahaina: Maikai Woods Hawaii offers seniors a 10 percent discount every day.
Roberts HawaiiHawaii’s largest employee-owned tour and transportation company bills itself as a one-stop shop for visitors. Clients ages 55 years and up enjoy discounted rates on activities by day and Waikiki’s Magic of Polynesia show by night.
Aqua-Aston HospitalityWith a vast and varied inventory of visitor accommodations, Aqua-Aston caters to senior needs with hotels as well as condominiums. For guests over 50, it serves up savings of up to 15 percent on best available rates.
Hawaiian Hotels & ResortsWith properties on Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island, this well-established hotelier knows how to treat mature travelers. For visitors over the age of 50, it extends a 10 percent discount off any available retail rate through April 12, 2020.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & SpaFor seniors ages 62 and up who want to stay in the heart of the action in Waikiki, this landmark hotel provides 10 percent off its best available rate. Once there, guests can take part in freebies such as cultural tours and outdoor concerts.
Kilauea LodgeSet in Volcano Village, next to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the lodge features rooms, cottages and an award-winning restaurant. Travelers ages 65 and up get 15 percent off rack rates with the code SeniorDiscount.
Prince Waikiki This elegant hotel boasts a convenient location on the edge of Waikiki and close to Ala Moana Center and Ala Moana Regional Park. Seniors who are at least 50 years old receive 15 percent off the best available rate and guaranteed ocean views.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & SpaSteps away from Kapiolani Regional Park and Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Beach Marriott lures patriarchs and matriarchs with savings of at least 15 percent off room rates. The offer applies to clients 62 years and older.
Wyndham DestinationsWith five Kauai resorts, this firm offers vacation rentals featuring full kitchens and onsite resort activities and amenities. Travelers ages 50 and older can choose their home-away-from-home at a 10 percent discount.