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SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
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June 02, 2016

SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND

Hawaii Island (June 2, 2016) – The falling leaves of red and gold may not be drifting by your window just yet (or anytime soon), but the first month of summer is a superb time to plan for an autumn getaway on Hawaii Island. Why? For one thing, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands will still be warm in the fall when other parts of the world begin turning cool. Another reason? Look no further than the great autumn deals noted below on Hawaii Island accommodations and outdoor activities, plus the scoop on upcoming resort, dining, event, entertainment and activity happenings. Be ready to “fall” for Hawaii Island this autumn.  

FALL GETAWAYS/SPECIALS
Bring the whole family and take advantage of two beachfront rooms at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for one great price that includes complimentary breakfast. Just steps away from world-famous Kaunaoa Beach and Bay, guests can also enjoy enhanced beach experiences at the all-new Beach Club at Mauna Kea as well as an exciting array of cultural activities such as authentic Hawaiian wood carving, coconut-frond weaving, throw-net fishing, hula lessons and more. The two-for-one promotion is valid until Sept. 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.maunakeabeachhotel.com, or call (866) 977-4589.

The luxurious condos of Mauna Lani Point and The Islands at Mauna Lani are offering a “Stay and Dine” package, which includes a $200 dining certificate for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, if a minimum five-night stay is booked. Conveniently located nearby at The Shops at Mauna Lani, Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers a menu featuring USDA Prime beef and other irresistible dishes. Guests of Mauna Lani Point and The Islands at Mauna Lani also enjoy easy meals and savings from a gourmet kitchen and at a private barbecue pool pavilion. The “Stay and Dine” package is valid for stays from Aug. 1 to Dec. 20, 2016. For more information, visit www.maunalanipoint.com, or call (866) 966-7169.

KapohoKine Adventures, a leading expedition company focused on sustainability and ecotourism on Hawaii Island, has launched a fun program offering guests huge savings when celebrating their special day. Guests who book a tour with KapohoKine’s new “Birthday Promotion” for their birthday week will receive a rate equivalent to their birthday year. Born in 1900? The rate for the adventure will be $19. The retail price of the adventure tour must be paid at booking. The birthday discount will be provided upon check-in with a valid government-issued ID. This deal excludes helicopter combo tours, and taxes are not included. For more information, visit www.KapohoKine.com, or call (808) 964-1000.

Escape to Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows this fall and enjoy the resort’s “4th Night Free with Breakfast” offer, along with enriching cultural experiences appealing to all ages and interests. Families or couples can spend their extra day at Mauna Lani exploring the historic Kalahuipuaa area, touring ancient fishponds, or hiking Hawaii’s largest petroglyph field. Guests can also immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture with hands-on activities such as throw-net fishing, hula and ukulele lessons, coconut-frond weaving, and much more. Rates begin at $399 per night and require a four-night minimum stay. For more information, visit www.maunalani.com.

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s longest-enduring food festival, annually celebrates the legacy and cultural traditions embedded in Hawai‘i Island’s world famous Kona-area brew. Each November, festival and coffee fans gather in Kona over 10 days to celebrate with fun activities for all ages and, of course, loads of opportunities to taste Kona coffee and experience the coffee district’s celebrated lifestyle. Signature festival events include the Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll, Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant, and the Art Exhibit at the Donkey Mill Arts Center. This year’s 46th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is set for Nov. 4-13. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

The Lava Lava Beach Club set new standards for island-inspired cuisine and creative cocktails served up with a toes-in-the-sand ambiance. With live music featured every night at Lava Lava, Aloha Fridays just got even better! The entertainment lineup at the Beach Club each Friday now features sets by renowned Hawaii musicians Henry Kapono or John Cruz, and Hawaii Island’s own LT Smooth. Residents and visitors who already enjoy Lava Lava’s beachfront location, will now dine, drink, celebrate and relax each Friday as the new lineup of entertainers plays some of Hawaii’s favorite music after sunset. For more information, visit www.lavalavabeachclub.com.

Join some of America’s top fitness and wellness instructors at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for a series of five-day retreats designed to get the body and mind into optimal condition with a wide variety of practices, training methods and healing arts. The retreats, running from July 10 through Aug. 25, include “Alyson Charles’ Mind and Body Power Healing with Rockstar Shaman” (July 28–Aug. 1), “One Love Retreat by Dr. Nikki Starr Noce” (Aug. 7-11), “Millana Snow’s Journey Within Retreat” (Aug. 14-18), and “Total Wellness Made Sexy by Nikki Sharp and Fern Langham” (Aug. 21-25). For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai, or call (808) 325-8000.

Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center in South Kona is hosting a 10-day seminar/cleanse for doctors, from Nov. 11-21, with Mt. Shasta, California-based Ph.D. researcher and M.D. Shanhong Lu. Dr. Lu will be sharing her experience of utilizing a weight loss/cleansing program that revolutionized her practice. Healthcare professionals are invited to participate in all or part of the seminar’s 10 days to experience nutritious organic food, share information, and explore the wonders of Hawaii Island. For more information, visit www.dragonflyranch.com, or call (808) 238-1906.

ACCOLADES
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club was recently ranked the top resort in Hawaii and fifth in the world on Tennis Resorts Online’s 2016 list of “Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps,” earning a prestigious Gold Medal Resort distinction. The 11-court Seaside Tennis Club also landed the No. 1 spot in the Best Setting category, No. 2 spot in the Best for Couples category, and landed in the top five in the Best Game Arranging and Best Lodging categories. Led by Director of Tennis Craig Pautler, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s ocean view club offers clinics, private lessons, round robin tournaments and more. For more information, visit www.maunakeabeachhotel.com.

PERSONNEL NEWS
Hospitality veteran Peter Thoene was recently named director of sales and marketing for Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. A seasoned sales and marketing veteran, Thoene brings years of leadership experience to the
award-winning 341-room oceanfront resort on Hawaii Island. Prior to arriving at Mauna Lani, he served as director of sales and marketing at Mauna Kea Resort, and before that as sales and marketing director at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. For more information, visit www.maunalani.com.  

For more information on Hawaii Island, or a calendar of events, please visit www.gohawaii.com/hawaii-island.