Islands offerings, from free music to golf fitness

For a Cinderella wedding sans the glass slippers or shoes of any kind, followed by mountain biking instead of a ride in a coach, a bride and groom can opt for a private ceremony at the Sheraton Molokai Lodge and Beach Village.

Priced at $1,500, the package includes private transportation to obtain a marriage license and a meeting with a wedding coordinator to help personalize the ceremony that will take place at Kaupoa Beach or in the garden at the Lodge.

Couples also get private transportation to and from the airport, a minister, a Hawaiian musician, flowers, champagne, a wedding cake and a photo album to commemorate the day.

Phone: (800) 782-9488; Web:

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Visitors to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, an Outrigger Resort on the Big Island, can opt for a package of pampering in the Hawaiian Rainforest Salon & Spa. Daily rates start at $189 for a gardenview room.

They can try the Lava/Kava/Java package with its Kona coffee body polish, followed by a lilikoi-kava Rainforest Vichy shower and a full-body hot lava rock massage.

Alternative therapies such as gentle chiropractic treatments and Chinese acupuncture are available.

Phone: (888) 924-5656; Web:

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United Vacations is offering five-night Kauai vacations from Los Angeles and San Francisco starting at $624.

They include roundtrip air fare on United Airlines, accommodations at the Aston Islander on the Beach in a gardenview room, a luau, a coupon book, a guidebook and a map.

Using the promotional code SUMLIH03 will save $50 per adult and earn travelers 24-hour assistance.

Prices jump to $789 from Denver, $889 from Chicago and $894 from New York.

Other hotel selections and departure cities are available for varying prices for travel now through Aug. 21.

For additional information, call (800) 328-6877 or visit

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Some of Hawaii's best local musicians will play at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. through July 26.

The free, family-friendly event takes place on the pier overlooking Honolulu Harbor, where guests are invited to relax on lawn chairs and lauhala mats set up between Gordon Biersch and Don Ho's Island Grill.

Food and beverages can be purchased at any of the nearby restaurants.

Self-parking (with validation) is $2 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Phone: (808) 566-2337

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Classic Custom Vacations is offering luxury packages to some of Hawaii's best resorts, including the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the Big Island (seven nights from $1,307 per person, valid until Aug. 31) and the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui (seven nights from $1,062 per person, valid through Aug. 31).

Rates are land-only and include a car rental.

Phone: (800) 221-3949; fax: (408) 287-9272; Web:

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Fit for Golf is one of 20 classes being offered at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua's fitness center.

Classes integrate exercises to strengthen the abdominals and lower back with controlled breathing and positive mental training.

Phone: (800) 262-8440; Web:

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