Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: March 17, 2008

THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY, in dry dock for repairs, will not return to service until late April. A series of problems have plagued the company's start of service, with the latest difficulties the result of structural repairs and modifications.

HANALEI COLONY RESORT, a low-rise, beachfront condominium on Kauai's north shore, is offering a 20% discount on room rates of $240 (two-bedroom, garden view) to $375 (two-bedroom, premium oceanfront) as part of a spring special on bookings from April 1 through May 31. The discount is offered to seniors (65 and older), year-round. Package options include Explore Napali (five nights or seven nights, $1,865 to $2,300, double), which is aimed at active travelers with hiking and kayaking components. The Explore Napali package is offered through Jan. 4, 2009. Call (800) 628-3004, visit or e-mail [email protected].

RESORTQUEST HAWAII is offering specials at two Kauai properties. At the Islander on the Beach, guests receive a room category upgrade on bookings made by April 15 for travel from April 1 through Dec 23. The special can be combined with the hotel's fourth-night-free promotion. At Poipu Kai, guests receive a grocery gift card ranging from $25 to $100 (based on room category booked) with a minimum stay of five nights. Bookings must be made by April 15 for stays through June 30. Call (866) 774-2924 or visit

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS has introduced Sunsational Savings at Starwood Hotels & Resorts on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island through Jan. 7, 2009. The special includes free-night pricing, breakfast, room taxes and a $200 dining credit per room, with a four-night minimum on Oahu and the Big Island, a five-night minimum on Kauai and a six-night minimum on Maui. Call (800) 448-3333 or visit

THE HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL on the Big Island's Kohala Coast is offering a $139 travel agent rate for the month of May. The rate includes breakfast for one. Call (866) PRINCE-6 or visit

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden
(808) 734-4677
[email protected]
For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].


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