Rates & Dates: Turtle Bay Resort sets rates during surfing's triple crown


With professional surfers battling for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on some of the best beaches on Oahu's North Shore, the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii, is offering discounted rates through Dec. 20.


The nightly rate starts at $219 per room, double. Mention the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing when booking.

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is considered the pinnacle of surf events for the year.

The series comprises three surf contests that are scheduled between Nov. 12 and Dec. 20: the Hawaiian Pro, from Nov. 12 to 24 at Haleiwa's Alii Beach; the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6 at Sunset Beach; and the Billabong Pipeline Masters, from Dec. 8 to 20 at the Banzai Pipeline.

Turtle Bay Resort

Phone: (866) 827-5327


E-mail:[email protected]

The Regal Sun Resort, formerly known as the Grosvenor, completed a $25 million renovation project in September and is offering a holiday package through Dec. 30.

The renovation plan included remodeling all guest rooms and suites, refurbishments to the lobby and corridors and updates to the restaurants and lounges.

The holiday package features overnight accommodations in a remodeled room, breakfast buffet for up to four people at the resort's new LakeView restaurant and transfers to the Walt Disney World theme parks.

The plan is priced from $75 per room, per night, double.

Regal Sun Resort

Phone: (800) 624-4109 or (407) 828-4444


New York's Roosevelt Hotel extended its Ratatouille -- Anyone Can Cook package through March 31. The plan originally was scheduled to expire Dec. 31. The extension follows the DVD release of the Disney Pixar animated film "Ratatouille" on Nov. 6.

Cooks-in-training will get a private cooking lesson with the Roosevelt Grill's chef as well as dinner at the restaurant; a platter of gourmet cheeses at turndown; a drawn bath with fresh herbs; a copy of the movie on DVD; and a copy of a New York cookbook for adults and the "Ratatouille! What's Cookin' " cookbook for kids.

Rates for the two-night stay start at $1,443 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

Roosevelt Hotel

Phone: (888) TEDDY-NY


A&A Ciao Italy Tours, a division of A&A Holidays, is promoting a cooking tour to Sardinia, Italy, with rates available through Dec. 22 and again Jan. 7 to May 31.

The Sardinia Cooking Experience visits Sardinia, Sanluri, Barumini, Tuili, Masua, Porto Flavia, Montevecchio, Piscinas and Oristano, Italy.

The seven-night package, which is priced from $3,180 per person, double, includes hotel accommodations; daily breakfast, three lunches with a quarter-liter of wine and five dinners; roundtrip airport-hotel transfers; five half-day tours, including entry tickets and services of an English-speaking guide; and five cooking lessons.

Travel agents earn 11% commission when booking the


A&A Ciao Italy Tours

Phone: (312) 629-0100

Fax: (312) 629-0110


E-mail:[email protected]

Rates for the preceding are commissionable at 10%, except where noted.

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