HOLIDAYS is offering packages that include Los Angeles
Lakers preseason basketball games in Honolulu on Oct. 11 and 12.
Packages begin at $1,289 per person and must be booked by June 15.
The offer includes roundtrip air from Los Angeles, four nights at
the Hilton Hawaiian Village, roundtrip airport transfers, tickets
to both games, transfers to and from the game, an arrival reception
with cocktails and canapés, a lecture by a Lakers personality, an
appearance by the Laker Girls with an autograph signing, a tote
bag, T-shirt, hat and pin. For more information, call (800)
448-3333 or log on to www.pleasantagent.com.
BRUCE BLANKENFELD, who captains the Hokule'a, a sailing
canoe that navigates between the Polynesian Islands without modern
equipment, will share stories of the 100-year-old vessel's journeys
at the Bishop Museum. A two-day program will include
demonstrations, workshops and lectures on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. and May 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit www.bishopmuseum.org for more information and exhibit
AIRLINES passengers can now partake in BaggageDirect's
service. BaggageDirect will come to a client's home, hotel or
office on Oahu or Maui and transport luggage to a location in
Hawaii or on the mainland. Proper ID is required at pickup, which
will be on the day of or day before a scheduled flight. Cost is $30
per passenger (up to two bags). Call BaggageDirect at (800)
959-4424 or log on to www.baggagedirect.com.
WAILEA Hotel & Spa offers the Grand Getaway Special
through Dec. 19. The package starts at $549 per night and includes
deluxe garden accommodations with daily breakfast buffet for two in
the Grand Dining Room, tax and gratuities. Resort fees not
included. Go to www.grandwailea.com/accommodations/rates.asp or call (808) 888-6100 for more
ISLAND'S FAIRMONT ORCHID offers a Twice As Nice package
geared toward family and friends traveling together to the islands
for a vacation. Beginning at $499 per night for a moderate room and
ranging to $1,999 for an oceanfront suite, guests receive a second
room free, two activity passes per room and two complimentary
breakfast buffets per room daily. The package is valid through Dec.
20, and there is no minimum stay required. Activity passes allow
guests to use kayaks, snorkel gear, canoes, surfboards, tennis
equipment and yoga classes. Call (800) 845-9905 to book.