The summer has gone by much too quickly here on the east coast. While I look forward to the cooler weather of the fall, I'm not looking forward to what long range forecasters are saying may be a very stormy winter. Fortunately there is no winter on Hawaii Island, the Big Island and the island's hotels, resorts and vacation rentals have some great deals for travel this fall and over the coming holidays. Let's look at the latest deals being offered this fall.
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is now offering a new amenity to complement its recent renovations. The Spa at Kona Beach Hotel is a 1,650 square foot European designed facility offering a variety of massage packages, including a private oceanfront massage experience. From manicures and pedicures to couples massages, the spa offers state of the art equipment and a highly trained staff. Hours are 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily. To find out more about spa offerings, yoga classes, and its signature Vichy Massage, visit their website.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
September is National Yoga Month, and to celebrate, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is adding a newly created yoga package to its list of fitness offerings. The Nama-'stay' in Paradise Package includes luxurious accommodations and a yoga class per day. Guests have the opportunity to choose from seaside yoga under the towering palms of the coconut grove, R&R yoga near the blue waters of the Pacific, or the popular Flo-yo (Floating yoga). Practiced on a stand up paddleboard, Flo-yo connects the mind, body and breath and builds strength through balance and resistance. Rates start from $249 per night. For more information, visit their website. Read our review of the resort.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, introduces its own wedding blog - www.fshualalaiweddings.com. Created to inform guests of all wedding-related options available at the resort and help ease an often-stressful planning process, the blog provides a creative and interactive environment of wedding ideas and possibilities. Wedding planners or do-it-yourself brides and grooms can view descriptions and pictures on ceremony and celebration venues, catering and cakes, floral and resort activities, including spa and golf, or even find inspiration in photos and videos captured of other real weddings. For more information, visit their website or call (888) 340-5662.
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
The Mauna Kea Resort offers "Fall Into Winter" special room rates. Enjoy spacious guestrooms with private balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Promotional rates start at $189 per night for a Terrace View room. Valid dates are October 1 - December 22, 2012, inclusive. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's "Fall Into Winter" rates start at $299 per night for a Mountain View room. The offer is valid from November 1 - December 17, 2012, inclusive. For both properties, no minimum night stay is required, black out dates and restrictions apply. For more information, visit their website or call Reservations at 1-866-PRINCE6 (866-774-6236).
Hawaii Island Retreat
Visit Hawaii Island Retreat for the holidays, and receive a 20% room discount on stays of five or more nights booked from December 21 through January 2. Guests will experience the best of both worlds during a holiday stay at Hawaii Island Retreat, blending a unique Hawaii vacation with time honored traditions like a home cooked holiday dinner and other festive activities. Guests can also enjoy a hearty breakfast and additional garden fresh meals by request. Call (808) 889-6336 or email email@example.com to make reservations today. Read our review of the Hawaii Island Retreat.
Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Inc.
September and October are ideal months to visit the Islands, and Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Inc. invites visitors to enjoy its wonderful oceanfront cottages and homes at resorts along the Kohala Coast and the charming oceanside community of Puako. Rent for five nights and get one night free with no cleaning fee! For more information, visit their website.
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Celebrating the end of summer, guests who stay six nights at Hilton Waikoloa Village will receive a seventh night free along with two complimentary tickets to Legends of the Pacific Luau. which showcases exotic Polynesian dances and music of the Pacific Rim, highlighted by an expansive Waikoloa buffet. Lu'au doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nights. This offer is available until Dec. 31, 2012. For reservations, visit their website. Read our review of the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
On September 1, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa officially became Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Keauhou means "new beginning" in the Hawaiian language and the Kona Coast's most iconic resort is wrapping up an extensive $16-million renewal, which will reestablish it as the crown jewel of the community. Renewal highlights include Rays on the Bay restaurant, room upgrades, and extensive cultural programming. To reintroduce Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa to visitors, the resort is offering a renewal special of just $129 (Mountain View) per night for bookings made by September 30, 2012 for stays through March 31, 2013. For more information, visit their website or call (866) 716-8140.