VACATION RENTALS: The
Outrigger Luana Waikiki has single-room studios available for
vacation rental. Studios include kitchenettes, which have
stovetops, microwave ovens, refrigerators, cookware and tableware.
The lobby and mezzanine lounge offer free wireless Internet access.
Rates begin at $100 per night.
CRUISES began its seasonal,
lunchtime, whale-watching sails, which will extend through April 8.
From noon to 2:30 p.m., passengers sail from Aloha Tower in
downtown Honolulu and visit the waters where North Pacific humpback
whales swim. If no whales are spotted, guests are invited for a
repeat cruise at no charge. Atlantis charges $53 per adult, $34 for
children, including buffet lunch. Visit www.atlantisadventures.com or call 808-973-1311 for
reservations or more information.
PROPERTIES reopened the Kaluakoi
Golf Course, which is a 10-minute ride from the Molokai Ranch in
Maunaloa. The par-72 course has five holes along the coastline.
Deer, pheasant and quail roam the 165 acres of green hills that
overlook the white sands of Papohaku Beach. Rates start at $70 for
18 holes, $40 for 9, with carts included. For tee times or more
information, visit www.molokairanch.com or call 808-552-0255.
RANCH, on the Big Island,
arranged a series of demonstrations and exhibits in various
historic homes to celebrate the 2005 Cherry Blossom Heritage
Festival on Saturday, Feb. 5. The main event will be a traditional
Japanese tea served at the Puuopelu home between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
where quilt works will be on display. Live Japanese music and a
calligraphy demonstration will also be held. An admissions pass to
the historic home, normally $9 for adults, is complimentary on Feb.
5. Go to www.parkerranch.com or call 808-885-7311 for more
HUNGRY?: Aficionados of
D.K. KODAMA's Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (which
relocated this fall from Restaurant Row to the Waikiki Beach
Marriott Resort & Spa) now have another eatery to check out. In
the space left by Sansei now sits Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, an
establishment operated by Kodama and partner Chuck Furuya. Chef
Hiroshi Fukui, formerly of Honolulu eatery L'Uraku, makes
traditional Japanese dishes served in small portions meant for
sharing, in the European style. Dishes range from $7 to $23; the
restaurant is open 6 to 10 p.m. daily. Call 808-533-HIRO for