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SIZZLIN' NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
Island of Hawaii (November 1, 2016) – Love is in the air, in the natural wonder, on the scenic roadways, and on the trade wind-cooled beaches of the island of Hawaii. It’s here all year and for all experiences, whether you arrive with a romantic occasion to celebrate at a Kohala Coast resort getaway or hidden volcano area bed-and-breakfast, or to enjoy the simple pleasure of each other’s company on a hike through a verdant rainforest or vast lava field. Discover your definition of romantic adventure on the island of Hawaii with the listing of accommodations and dining experiences below, along with a handful of other hotel, activities and tour news.
It’s the moon and the stars. It’s the sound of ocean waves. It’s personalized service and a champagne toast. And it’s all available at Mauna Kea Resort’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Romantic dinners for two at the resort’s collection of dining venues could include a personalized four-course menu, stargazing with an astronomer and telescope, a fire knife dancer or conch shell blower. Private events can also be arranged, including cooking and mixology classes, private chef’s tables and more. Whatever the occasion or gathering, the Mauna Kea Resort team is ready to make it special. Visit www.maunakearesorts.com/romance for more information.
Engagement season is upon us, and the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is excited to share its new, customizable wedding packages, which include a personalized Hawaiian wedding ceremony, Whether planning a large or small ceremony, learn about the hotel’s oceanfront venues, delicious catering options, and affordable wedding packages that will help you plan your dream wedding. The beachfront hotel also offers a full-service day spa, 452 guest rooms for your guests traveling to the island of Hawaii, two restaurants, an infinity pool, and an on-site luau. All of it just steps from the heart of historic downtown Kona. Visit the hotel’s website for more information, or call its wedding team at (808) 331-6332.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers a tropical backdrop for romance with its Kohala Coast sunsets and hammocks for swaying with the coast’s sun-kissed breezes. Couples booking the hotel’s “Romance Package” will experience ocean view accommodations, a welcome bottle of champagne, chocolate strawberries, a rose petal turndown, a couple’s treatment at the Mauna Lani Spa, and a private dinner on the lanai of their room. All others are welcome to experience the romance of Mauna Lani Bay by reserving a romantic sunset dinner on the beach with a private table for two under the stars. Visit www.maunalani.com or call (800) 367-2323 for more information.
Humdinger Sportfishing - Kona Fishing Charters is offering a fall/winter $399 flash sale “Half-Day Kona Fishing Charter Special.” A single price books Humdinger’s boat for up to six passengers. The offer is valid for a 4-hour, half-day fishing charter, available every day through Nov. 15, 2016, and on a space-available basis through March 15, 2017. Departure times are 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. Fish for blue marlin, mahimahi, striped marlin and tuna. Humdinger Sportfishing has 50 years of experience fishing in Kona waters. To check availability and book online, or for more information, visit www.humdingersportfishing.com.
Dolphin Journeys is offering a November-December special of 20 percent off all tours through December 20, if you mention you saw the special in this newsletter. For more information, visit www.dolphinjourneys.com, or call (808) 329-3030.
Enjoy the “Sunset Romantic Dinner” packages at Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Buddha Point, inspired by the native Hawaii naupaka flower. Because individual naupaka are only half flowers, romantic legend claims that if a couple joins two halves together (one from the ocean and one from the mountain) to make a complete flower, good fortune will be brought upon their love. With two five-course dinners to choose from, couples are invited to “join halves” and experience their new good fortune with the resort’s Kealoha or Akaula dinner menus. For more information or to make reservations call (808) 886-1234, ext. 2541.
With the weather always balmy in Hawaii, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers guests yet another opportunity to keep things warm with its “Romantic Dinner Under the Stars.” Designed for a celebratory romantic evening, the experience offers a toes-in-the sand dinner with a personalized menu selected by you, a dedicated server and a private waterside location. Guests can add everything from hula dancers and musicians to a photographer to accompany the truly al fresco evening. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai or call (888) 340-5662.
The former Hilo Naniloa Hotel will officially reopen as the Grand Naniloa Hotel – A DoubleTree by Hilton with a traditional Hawaiian blessing on November 10. Following more than $30 million in renovations, the completely transformed hotel features artwork by hula photographer Kim Taylor Reece and a museum-style presentation of local culture in its new bay view lobby. Minutes from Hilo International Airport and within easy driving distance to waterfalls, tropical gardens, beaches and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the hotel is an ideal base for guests to discover the island of Hawaii’s diverse natural landscape. For more information, visit www.grandnaniloahilo.com or call (808) 969-3333.
KapohoKine Adventures has opened its new Hilo flagship store in the main lobby of the newly refurbished Grand Naniloa Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton. The store makes use of reclaimed wood for its custom wall finishes and floor stands, LED lighting for its interior, and compostable, eco-friendly paper and cleaning products. Visitors to the store will find gallery items from Hawaii photographer Kim Taylor Reece and National Geographic Young Explorers grantee and Hilo resident Eric Leifer as well as a wide-range of sporting rentals, GoPro equipment, and fresh to-go foods. KapohoKine Adventures aims to sell its own eco-focused adventure tours at its new location in addition to activities offered by outside vendors in partnership with Hawaii Performance Partners. For more information, visit www.kapohokine.com or call (808) 964-1000.