Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: July 12, 2004

THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT is offering guests unlimited golf. Players completing a round of golf at one of the resort's two courses can continue to play on either course, based upon availability on the same day. The Unlimited Golf Package includes golf cart, lei greeting, use of the fitness center and dining privileges at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Kapalua Bay Hotel and the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. Rates start at $410 for a single and $500 for a double per night, partial ocean view. Two-night minimum stay required. Valid to Dec. 23, ask for package GOLFPKG. To book, visit www.sheratonmaui.com.

GOLF FANATICS now have a second reason to visit Kauai in December. The Kauai Golf Classic will be held Dec. 5 to 8 at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, one day after the completion of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which is held Dec. 2 and 3 at the neighboring Poipu Bay Golf Course. The Kauai Golf Classic, sponsored by the Kauai Marriott Resort and Summit Ridge Events, will be held on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mokihana and Kiele courses. A package is offered through the Marriott to participants in the tournament (open to all) -- a four-night stay, three rounds of golf at the Kiele and Mokihana courses (one practice, two competition), practice balls, parking, welcome reception, closing-night banquet and signature golf shirt. Rates begin at $1,150 per person, double; $1,650 per couple. For more information, visit www.marriotthawaii.com or e-mail [email protected].

THE OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI opened its newest restaurant, the Hula Grill. Adorned with light-colored wood and mahogany accents, the restaurant is fashioned after an early 20th-century plantation. Open-air dining permits sweeping views of Waikiki Beach. The Hula Grill is dubbed as a "Hawaiian Regional Seafood" restaurant, and offers entrees such as macadamia nut-crusted mahi-mahi; seared ahi tuna and lobster tails. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., while the Plantation Bar serves drinks until midnight. Entrees range in price from $16 to $32.

THE HOTEL HANA-MAUI is further pampering guests with the creation of a Wellness Escape Package. Available to all room categories, the package includes a daily, full American breakfast for two; four, 60-minute wellness treatments at the Spa; daily yoga classes; flower lei upon greeting; welcome fruit basket and all complimentary activities offered at the hotel, including snorkeling, ukulele and hula lessons. Rates begin at $566 per night for bungalow-style Bay Cottages; $629 per night for plantation-style, ocean-view Sea Ranch Cottages; and $719 per night for Sea Cottages with a private spa tub on the deck. Rates are based on a minimum three-night stay and are valid through Dec. 23. Note: September is "adults only," and guests must be at least 18 years old during this month. For details, visit www.hotelhanamaui.com.

SKYLINE ECO ADVENTURES, which began in 2002, operates day trips that take visitors on a hike through Maui's upcountry, where travelers learn about Hawaii's various species of plants, flowers, birds and their historical importance. Then, guests are strapped into a harness and sent skimming above the treetops, with a birds-eye view of the foliage and life below. Customized seat harness, helmet and all necessary safety equipment are provided. Prices start at $69 per person. For details, surf over to www.skylinehawaii.com.

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