NO PLANS FOR Fourth of July weekend? Send clients
on a Fireworks, Cocktail and Comedy Cruise or Admiral's Dinner and
Fireworks Cruise on July 3 aboard the Star of Honolulu. The comedy
cruise serves light snacks for purchase and offers a one-hour
fireworks show, one cocktail and live entertainment for$35.50 per
adult. The Admiral's cruise, meanwhile, features a super premium
cocktail, a three-course French-style dinner and live jazz for $105
per adult. Child rates are available. Roundtrip transportation from
Waikiki is an additional $9. For details, call (800) 334-6191 or
THE LODGE AT KOELE and Manele Bay Hotel are
welcoming children with buy-one-get-one-free room rates and free
meals for youngsters under 11. The Summer Family Values Package is
available through Sept. 30. Clients who reserve a garden room at
the Lodge for $499 get the second room (same category) free.
Partial oceanview rooms at Manele Bay start at $559. Maximum
occupancy is two adults and two children. A third person charge is
$75. To book, call (800) 321-4666 or log onto www.islandoflanai.com.
THE TURTLE BAY RESORT on Oahu's North Shore has
invited local artisans and crafters to share their knowledge and
talent the weekend of June 21 during the annual Honu Festival. And
just in case these activities are too tame, clients can enter the
Turtle Races -- a combination of swimming, mountain biking and a 5K
or 10K run. Special rates for the Honu Festival start at $249 per
night for a deluxe oceanview room and include a $40 daily dining
credit. For information on the family-oriented Turtle Races, call
(808) 596-8844; to book the resort, contact (808) 293-8811.
• An image representing Ku, the god of war, fishing, husbandry,
farming, resolution and healing will return to the Bishop Museum on
Oahu beginning June 27. It is only one of three Ku statues left in
the world. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary native
artists inspired by Ku. The museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children. For details,
call (808) 847-3511 or surf over to www.bishopmuseum.org.
RATES & DATES
• Gogo Worldwide Vacations created all-inclusive trips to Hawaii
starting at $485 per person, double, for seven-night stays. Oahu
packages include roundtrip air from Los Angeles on American
Airlines, accommodations at the Ohana Maile Sky Court, hotel taxes,
transfers, breakfast, a one-day trolley pass and a dining discount
card. Rates start at $649 for accommodations at the Sheraton
Princess Kaiulani. At the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island, the
price goes up to $1,139 from Los Angeles for five nights. Other
resorts include the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui and the
Princeville Resort on Kauai. Rates are valid for travel Sept. 1 to
Dec. 12. Other travel dates and departure gateways are available
for different prices. Book by June 30 for stays at the Westin Maui
Kaanapali. Commission varies by property. To book, call (866)
286-4646 or log onto www.gogowwv.com.