Tour operators to the Big Island feature a wide range of programs
focusing on value-added deals. Here are some of the offers
Sample Package: Kona by the Sea (an Aston Hotels & Resorts'
condo resort), Fifth Night Free plan, priced from $172 for unit
accommodating one to four people (larger units for up to six people
also available), includes two-for-one luau feature for minimum
five-night stay (one free luau per unit).
Other Features: Units are equipped with kitchen,
air-conditioning, color cable TV, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Condo complex has a pool, Jacuzzi, and activity desk. The operator
pays 13% on its Hawaii programs.
Other News: Condominium Connection moved earlier this year to
37194 La Baya Drive, Westlake Village, Calif. 91362. Call (800)
Sample Package: Kanaloa at Kona (an Outrigger Hotels &
Resorts' condo resort) plan is priced from $180 per unit, per
night. The property has one- to three-bedroom units with ocean or
golf course views.
Other Features: The complex has an oceanfront restaurant and
recreational features (beach is about a 10-minute drive). Clients
may add on such activities as a Captain Zodiac Raft Expedition or
an Atlantis Submarine adventure. The operator, which also works
with various hotel/condo chains on offering money-saving specials,
pays 12% commission on its Hawaii packages. Call (800)
Sample Package: Kona Village Resort plan is priced from $216 per
unit, per night, plus $105 per adult ($63 for children) for AP.
Accommodations are in deluxe thatched-roof cottages with ceiling
fans, private lanai, minibar/refrigerator.
Other Features: The property has a 5,000-square-foot fitness
center, pool, three tennis courts, restaurants and lounges, free
parking, sailing, water sports and children's program. The
operator's Hawaii programs, which are offered in conjunction with
United's air service, pay 11%. Call (800) 877-4277.Pleasant Hawaiian
Sample Package: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Fifth Night Free plan,
includes daily continental breakfast for two, welcome amenity,
family savings features. Two-night plan is priced from $346 per
person; seven-night all-inclusive holiday (includes roundtrip air
to/from West Coast), from $1,332. Both plans include daily rental
car. Rooms are air-conditioned and have lanai.
Other Features: The hotel is on the beach and has a pool, golf
course, tennis, fitness center, sauna, massage, horseback riding,
water sports, children's program and exchange privileges with its
sister hotel, the Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel. Pleasant Hawaiian pays
10% plus overrides based on volume. Call (800) 2-HAWAII;
Sample Package: Five-night package offers a choice of hotels.
Based on Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (member of Castle Hotels &
Resorts), rates are from $599 per person, double, including
roundtrip midweek air to/from Los Angeles, inter-island flights by
Aloha Airlines, rental car, discounts on bike rental, other
Other Features: Departures from other gateways, a seven-night
plan and optional add-on activities are also available. Call (800)