Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: May 10, 2004

THE NEW 165-UNIT VACATION CONDOMINIUM Outrigger Fairway Villas on the Big Island is celebrating its recent completion with a special offer. Available through Dec. 31, guests that book a two-night minimum stay will receive a coupon at check-in for one free Royal Luau admission with the purchase of one ticket. The Royal Luau is held every Wednesday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott (a ten minute walk from the Fairway Villas). Attendees can witness authentic Hawaiian rituals, such as the "imu" ceremony, where a roasted suckling pig is removed from an underground oven. Guests enjoy and participate in music and dance that reflect the culture of various Polynesian islands. Tickets are $67 per adult, $33 for children ages 6to 12.

THE WAILEA GOLF CLUB is offering a Triple Play Pass that enables golf enthusiasts to enjoy three rounds of golf on any or all three of the Wailea courses with no restrictions. For $375, a golfer [who must be staying at one of the Wailea resort properties -- those staying elsewhere can buy in for $399] may play either the Gold, Emerald or Blue courses for the discounted rate. Regular rates are $145 to $185 per round, depending on the course and time of year.

AMERICAN AIRLINES will add an early morning departure from Honolulu to Los Angeles for the summer season, beginning June 12. The flight will operate six days a week through Sept. 7, making the number of daily departures four--with a fifth flight operating on Saturdays. The new flight will leave Honolulu at 8 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. every day except Fridays. The new westbound flight will leave Los Angeles at 6:10 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 8:41 p.m. each day, excluding Thursdays. Boeing 767s will be used for the flight. On June 10, American will debut seasonal nonstop service from Maui to San Francisco. Flights will leave Kahului at 9:50 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 5:33 a.m.. Westbound flights will leave San Francisco at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in Maui at 8:02 p.m.

THE WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT brought back the Vegas-inspired dinner variety show, "One." With magical illusions by Les and Terri Au, the show uses fire juggling, comedy, and magic to entertain dinner guests. Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis impersonators perform hits that make the show enjoyable for both adults and children. Chef Brendan Mahoney prepares a dinner buffet that includes Mahi Mahi, Thai curry, and Korean teriyaki steak. The show is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Leahi Showroom on the second floor of the Kealohilani Tower at the resort and spa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Tickets are $39 to $89 per adult; $39 for children.

APPLE VACATIONS has an agent promotion that offers 3,000 bonus Royalties Points on completed air and hotel bookings made at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel. Reservations must be made prior to July 31 for travel before Dec. 17. Agents who book four nights or more earn 1,000 points from Apple. Apple adds 1,000 points for certain client upgrades, and for agent bookings in May or September.

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