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SIZZLIN’ JANUARY NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
Hotel Family Package: Family vacations are more fun at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, especially when you combine spring break with the Family Adventure Package. This spring, make the most of your family vacation with plenty of fun activities and culinary delights. You can enjoy breakfast every day at Honu’s on the Beach for two adults and two children. Take advantage of the package’s $50 activity credit at UFO Parasailing, Kona Boys Beach Rentals or The Spa at Kona Beach Hotel. Whether you’re looking to enjoy stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or parasailing with the kids, or seeking an oceanfront massage, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy! The package is available through Dec. 15, 2016, based on availability and a three-night minimum stay. For reservations, call (808) 329-2911.
Exclusive Hotel Package: Extend a springtime getaway at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows with a “4th Night Free” offer that includes breakfast and enriching cultural experiences appealing to all ages and interests. Families and couples can spend the extra day exploring historic Kalahuipuaa and touring ancient fishponds, or hiking through Hawaii’s largest petroglyph field. Guests of the luxury beach resort can also immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture with hands-on activities such as throw-net fishing, fish-feeding tours, coconut frond weaving, floral lei making, ukulele lessons and hula lessons. The offer is valid through Dec. 23, 2016. For more information, visit www.maunalani.com.
Golf Package: Waikoloa Beach Resort, a Golf Magazine silver-medal-winning golf resort on Hawaii Island, invites visitors to take advantage of Multiple Round Packages. Play any time – with no tee-time restrictions – on either the Beach or Kings’ Courses at $218 for two 18-hole rounds; $299 for three 18-hole rounds; or $375 for four 18-hole rounds; with $93.75 for additional rounds. Golfers will also receive a 10 percent discount on non-sale items and $20 off rental clubs in the golf pro shop. For daily tee times or more information, visit www.waikoloagolf.com, or call (808) 886-7888.
Groups Package: The iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and its sister property, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, offer special group values to make group traveling hassle-free. Their exclusive package includes guaranteed ocean view rooms at special group rates, complimentary in-room internet access, a one-bedroom suite upgrade for every 50 room nights booked, one complimentary round of golf for a VIP group of four, and a 10 percent discount off banquet menus. The offer is valid for new group inquiries with a minimum of 25 rooms and a minimum three-night stay. Some restrictions may apply. The offer is valid through Dec. 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.princeresortshawaii.com/hawaii-meetings.php, or call (800) 999-6659.
Maunakea Sunset: Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stargazing by Arnott's continues to offer tour discounts to guests staying on Hawaii Island’s west side if they drive Saddle Road on their own to the Maunakea Access Road turnoff at mile marker 28. The tour stops at the Maunakea Visitor Information Station then proceeds to the summit for sunset. The price for the full adventure from Hilo is $187.50 with transportation included and $166.67 without transportation, inclusive of tax. For more information, visit www.arnottslodge.com, or call (808) 339-0921.
Whale-Watching: Join Kohala Tours’ intimate whale-watching cruise into the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on the modern, eco-friendly catamaran LavaKai II. Expect a friendly crew, informative naturalists, seasoned skippers and complimentary shuttle rides from Waikoloa and Kona Coast resorts. The tour is available through April 15, 2016. Book online at www.kohalatours.com and save $10 per adult by entering the code BIVB10, or call (808) 966-4200.
Helicopter: Paradise Helicopters’ waterfall helicopter tour will take you on a search for red hot lava sightings before venturing deep into uninhabited valleys, showcasing Hawaii’s wild, untamed beauty and cascading waterfalls that seem to drop infinitely. Once on the ground, your guide will share the rich history of Hawaii Island’s Kohala district – birthplace of Kamehameha the Great – while you enjoy a relaxed trail walk. You’ll even have the opportunity to fulfill any dreams you have of swimming beneath a waterfall. It’s the perfect adventure for guests looking to experience a bit of Old Hawaii. For more information, visit www.paradisecopters.com, or call (866) 876-7422.
New Openings: Enjoy delicious new additions to Waikoloa Beach Resort! Creative coffee pub Daylight Mind Coffee Company, at Queens’ MarketPlace, serves brunch, happy hour and lunch in a comfy indoor-outdoor setting from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Specializing in coffees from Hawaii and around the world, Daylight Mind roasts and grinds coffee beans in-house at its Kailua-Kona location, where it also bakes fresh breads and pastries daily. At the Kings’ Golf Course, Chef Allen Hess’s new Mai Grille features a menu highlighting his house-cured bacon and smoked meats, and is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and brunch on Sundays. Call Mai Grille at (808) 886-7600, and Daylight Mind Coffee Company at (808) 339-7824. For more information, visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.
New Dining Experience: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai introduces Hualalai oysters, grown and harvested on site, and raised in the resort’s self-contained Punawai Lake. The oysters, a variety of crassostrea virginica from Chesapeake Bay area parental lineage, grow organically in clean, clear water from a pristine subterranean seawater aquifer, tapped and drawn from wells deep within the lava. The lake is currently stocked with 9,000 ready-for-harvest oysters, with capacity set to increase to 30,000 oysters by mid-summer 2016. The oysters are available only to guests and homeowners of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. For more information, call (888) 340-5662, or visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai.