As summer moves quickly into fall, Hawaii's Big Island is ready to welcome visitors with a number of great lodging deals and plenty of new activities to keep everyone busy.
From mesmerizing adventures like watching molten lava up close or meeting the ghosts who haunt a working ranch, to soft adventures like ATV rides gentle enough for grandma, to international hula competitions, Hawaii's Island of Adventure has something for everyone.
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures in Hilo offers three nights and two Big Island tours for two people, for just $400. From the summit of Maunakea to the flora and fauna of the Hamakua Coast, join Arnott's in exploring the fascinating features of Hawai'i's Big Island. All taxes are included in the price. Offer expires Dec. 31, 2010. (808) 969-7097
Aston Hotels & Resorts
With breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and championship-caliber course designs, many consider Hawaii to be a golfer's heaven. Now, Aston Hotels & Resorts makes it easier to find your piece of paradise with the "Sweet Suite" package. Includes accommodations at the Aston Shores at Waikoloa or the Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas, two rounds of golf at the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course or the Kings' Course, a $50 Ruth's Chris Steak House gift card and more. (866) 774-2924.
Big Island Vacation Rentals
Big Island Vacation Rentals is offering five percent off any reservation seven nights or more. All vacation rentals are turn-key furnished from luxurious to efficient, and flexible for any budget. Call toll free (877) 336-6751 to get your vacation underway.
Bungalows at Mauna Lani
Insiders know that the Bungalows at Mauna Lani are one of Hollywood's favorite Hawaiian hideaways. Set amid lush tropical gardens, tranquil fish-filled lagoons with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean and surrounding volcanic mountains, the Bungalows offer a private hideaway with the exclusivity and services of a five-star resort. For bookings from Sept. 1 and travel through Dec. 23, 2010, Ocean View Bungalows are $3,300 per night plus taxes & Ocean Front Bungalows are $3,900 per night plus taxes.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is delighted to announce the addition of the Travel Green Package to its list of offerings. The package includes an outrigger canoe adventure with an Orchid Beachboy, personal tour of the resort's herb garden, dinner for two at Brown's Beach House, plus a donation to preserve Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu). From $399/night; valid until Dec. 20, 2010.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, a luxury AAA Four Diamond resort located on the Kohala Coast, is offering a third-night free on any new booking during the holiday season, Dec. 22, 2010 through Jan. 2, 2011. Complimentary self parking, complimentary daily poolside cooking demonstrations in addition to the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Santa's arrival in a koa canoe are just a few of the many festive offerings. Rates from $599/night. (800) 845-9905.
The Falls at Reeds Island
The Falls at Reeds Island, a sublime, private vacation rental in Hilo is offering special "Mauna Kea Skies - Nowhere Like It in the World" rates, up to 30 percent off, valid through Dec. 14, 2010. A free welcome package highlights Hilo favorites, including fresh flowers, Hilo Coffee Mill coffee, Big Island Candies, Mauna Loa Macadamia nuts, and more. All guests receive free Wi-Fi, interisland and U.S. mainland phone calls.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the championship golf course at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is home of an annual PGA Champions Tour event. Want to play it before the January tournament? The Unlimited Golf Package includes luxurious accommodations; unlimited daily golf for two, including use of the driving range and a shared cart; and daily breakfast for two (buffet at Pahui'a or through in-room dining.) Nightly rates from $910 through Dec, 18, 2010. (888) 340-5662
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu is celebrating its recent $40-million enhancement by offering its "Bring a Friend" package, giving guests 50 percent off a second room. New suites, the new Beach Tree restaurant, enhanced villas and pools are just a few of the new experiences to be had here. Offer valid through Dec. 17, 2010. (888) 340-5662
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
The popular Hilo Hawaiian Hotel has been purchased by a hui (group) put together by Castle Resorts & Hotels. Castle, the RAM Corporation, and attorney Rick Fried bought the property from CarVal Investors. The hotel has recently undergone an extensive renovation of Queen's Court Restaurant, and its impressive banquet and meeting facilities have been upgraded. Castle Resorts & Hotels will continue managing the hotel without impact on current operations. (808) 367-5004
Hilton Waikoloa Village
50th State of Aloha at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Celebrate more than 50 years of Hawaii's statehood. Stay five consecutive nights and receive the fifth night at $50, two State of Hawai'i quarters, a $50 resort credit for spa, dining or beach craft rentals. From $289/night for two. Advance booking required. Valid through Dec. 20, 2010, ask for Package Code OX. Subject to availability, terms and conditions. For details, call (808) 886-1234 or (800) HILTONS.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
Save up to 25 percent by Thinking Green at the Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village. Stay in a lush tropical setting with spacious villas fully furnished with Hawaiian flair. Each suite features a private lanai with stunning views and tropical breezes. Fresh towels and trash removal daily; full cleans available at an additional cost. Three-night minimum, rates from $129/night. (866) 678-3230
King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Free Snorkel Gear Rental at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Kailua-Kona's only beachfront hotel has partnered with Kona Boys so guests can now sign kayak trips, paddle board rentals and other ocean fun to their rooms. Show your room key at the Kona Boys Beach Shack and get one day of free snorkel gear through Dec. 20, 2010. Beginners will enjoy the shallow bay, while advanced snorkelers can explore the spectacular reef outside. From $129/night, or enjoy oceanfront at 25 percent off, $171.75 (regularly $229).
Kona Bali Kai
Vacation condominiums are going at "Hot Deals" prices starting at just $85 per night for mountain side studios at the Kona Bali Kai. The oceanfront property is just 15 minutes from the restaurants, shops, and attractions that historic Kailua Village in Kona has to offer. Each condo has its own full kitchen with cookware, private lanai, complimentary parking, and more. (800) 367-5004
Leilani Bed & Breakfast
Leilani Bed & Breakfast is promoting "Buy Local" as part of its initiative to offer sustainable accommodations. Stay two consecutive days and receive a free local gift. This peaceful, park-like property has many sustainable initiatives and is located in beautiful South Point. Valid through Nov. 1, 2010. Use lbbcof2010 when booking. 808) 929-7101
Leilani Bed & Breakfast
Stay 4 days and your 5th night is free at Leilani Bed & Breakfast, a quiet retreat located just off Highway 11 near South Point. This peaceful, park-like property has two lava puka, a 900-square-foot lanai with waterfall, and more. Valid through Nov. 1, 2010. Use lbbss22010 when booking. (808) 929-7101
Outrigger Hotels & Resort's Kohala Coast Condominium Collection
Travelers looking for refined condominium accommodations along the Kohala Coast need look no further than Outrigger Hotels & Resort's recently introduced Kohala Coast Condominium Collection, exclusive two- and three-bedroom townhomes and condominiums in gated enclaves. Choose from expansive living spaces at the luxurious Kolea or Waikoloa Beach Villas in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, or refined accommodations at The Palm Villas and Kulalani in Mauna Lani Resort.
Prince Resorts Hawaii
Escape the winter blues with Prince Resorts Hawaii's "Fall Into Winter" promotion. Room rates start at $239/night for an oceanview room with a $50 daily resort credit at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, room rates start at $409 /night for a mountain view category with a $100 daily resort credit. Credits may be applied to a wide range of amenities including dining, golf, tennis, massages and more. Valid travel dates are Oct. 1 to Dec. 22, 2010. Blackout dates and some restrictions may apply. (866) PRINCE-6
Royal Kona Resort
Add more value to your vacation at Royal Kona Resort with the Royal Experience package. Five-night stays receive a reduced rate in an ocean view room, a welcome bottle of champagne, daily buffet breakfast for two at Don the Beachcomber Restaurant, a lu'au for two, and a sunset dinner and cocktail cruise for two, from $195 per night. Rates based on double occupancy and exclude tax. Offer valid through Dec. 21, 2010. (800) 22-ALOHA (222-5642)
Royal Kona Resort
Couples can enjoy their wedding and honeymoon with the Royal Kona Resort's Ultimate Wedding Package. Package includes five nights in an oceanfront suite plus daily buffet breakfast for two, a beautiful ocean view wedding ceremony with flowers, leis, music, photography, reception dinner, champagne, cocktails, wedding cake, DJ service and more. Package price is $9,999. Book by Dec. 31, 2010, for weddings held by Dec. 31, 2011, and receive $999 off. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Tax not included. (808) 930-3243
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa's "Family Fun 100" package includes $100 daily resort credit; kids 5 and under eat free with paying adult; kids 6-12 receive 50 percent off regular menu child-size portions; child welcome amenity; and connecting rooms (based on availability). Rooms still available for the Ford Ironman Triathlon Championship in October. (866) 716-8140, promo code: HRF.
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has introduced a new self-guided Cultural Preserve tour. From cultural survey archives and through the knowledge and wisdom of kupuna (elders) of Keauhou, the resort is able to provide explanations for many seemingly strange and random rock formations along the Keauhou-Bay-side of resort grounds. Discover Sheraton Keauhou Bay with Endless Escape rates starting at just $159. Book online or call (866) 716-8140 and request promo code PHY. Valid through Dec. 25, 2010.
Waipio Wayside Bed & Breakfast
Waipio Wayside Bed & Breakfast on the spellbinding Hamakua Coast is offering a fourth night free through Dec. 15, 2010 with three paid nights. Located minutes from Waipi'o Valley and endless adventure opportunities! Perfect for girlfriend getaways, relaxing retreats and intimate weddings. (800) 833-8849 or email email@example.com.
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