Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: February 13, 2006

THE WAIKOLOA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT will host the 2006 Big Island Film Festival from May 18 to 21. In its debut year, the festival will include movie screenings, music events, parties, actor and filmmaker awards, a symposium and a golf tournament. There will be three venues for movie screenings. For more information, visit

THE HALEKULANI will host a day-long event in conjunction with the 13th Annual Hawaii International Jazz festival on April 1. In the morning, a demonstration will feature various performers speaking on their various styles; the day will end with a three-act show in the Halekulani ballroom. Visit for more information and ticketing.

THE SALE OF THE COCO PALMS RESORT on Kauai has been finalized, and Coco Palms Ventures has begun its $220 million restoration. The project will include redesigned bungalow-style rooms and condos, two restaurants and a spa. The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2008.

THE SHERATON KEAUHOU introduced a romance package that includes daily buffet or room service for two, a 30-minute Ho ola Spa couples massage, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries and a daily mai tai reception. The four-night minimum package begins at $345 per night for deluxe oceanfront accommodations. To book, call (888) 488-3535.

UNITED VACATIONS is offering discounts on oceanview and oceanfront category rooms on Hawaiian vacations for travel between June 10 and Aug. 25. A five-night Maui package with accommodations at the Outrigger Royal Kahana starts at $979, including air from the West Coast. Travel agents should book through


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