Wrapped in everything from promotions celebrating milestone anniversaries to value-added benefits enhancing the state's epic escape status, Hawaiian properties are offering perks that make paradise more affordable even through peak holiday dates.
Through Dec. 19, the Makena Beach & Golf Resort is offering two free breakfast packages and the Makena & More fifth-night-free plan. All three plans include parking and Internet service and deduct the property's resort fee. Breakfast packages are from $309 nightly. Visit www.makenaresortmaui.com.
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's personalized Wander-Lust promo woos with a romance amenity, daily breakfast for two and 20% spa services discount. Through June 30, nightly rates are from $294 per couple. Check out www.sheraton-maui.com.
Destination Resorts Hawaii and Travaasa Hana team for the More to Maui plan merging Hana's laid-back beauty with the golden beaches of Makena and Wailea. Priced from $3,082 through Dec. 19, the six-night escape includes use of a rental car, a slew of gift amenities and three-night accommodations at each property for two adults and two children. To book, call (866) 384-4594 or visit www.destinationresortshawaii.com and www.travaasa.com.
Pairing two Garden Isle beauties, Starwood's Discover Kauai blends accommodations at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas with car rental from $339 nightly. Available through Dec. 25, the option requires a minimum two-night stay at each property. Visit www.westinprinceville.com and www.sheraton-kauai.com.
The Koa Kea Hotel & Resort features the romantic Tropical Desire for two covering car rental, daily breakfast, one dinner at Red Salt and activities choice. With no set end date, it's priced from $615 nightly, based on a minimum three-night stay. Go to www.koakea.com.
At the luxe St. Regis Princeville, a Pursue Your Passion Experience includes $1,000 resort credit for every consecutive five-night booking that's applicable to golf, spa treatments and dining. Reservations must be made by Dec. 20 for travel by March 31. Check out www.stregis.com/princeville.com.
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No matter which month guests visit, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai's Experience Hualalai plan extends a $500 resort credit on any five-night stay in oceanview and above room categories. Suite stays up the ante with a $1,000 resort credit on the five-night escape via the Experience More promotion. Guests staying 10 nights or longer receive a respective $1,000 or $2,000 resort credit. Go to www.fourseasons.com/hualalai.
Available through Jan. 5, the Hilton Waikoloa Village's 7th Night Free with Luau Package engages with two Legends of Hawaii Luau tickets that can be upgraded to Alii seating (which includes fast-track seating and unlimited drinks) for an additional $26 plus tax per person. Visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com.
Guests of Kona's Courtyard by Marriott can tap into multigenerational perks with the Family Adventure Package. Through Dec. 20, the plan includes a $50 activity credit and daily breakfast buffet for two adults and two children. Go to www.konabeachhotel.com.
On the cusp of its 50th anniversary, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel celebrates with the Fall Into Winter pampering package that includes a complimentary fourth night, one-time resort credit ranging from $300 to $1,000 based on category booked and daily breakfast buffet for two from $550 nightly through Dec. 19. Sister property Hapuna Beach Prince Resort extends a similar plan from $455 nightly through Dec. 22. Check out www.princeresortshawaii.com/fall.
Hawaii's "Gathering Place" dazzles with a trio of its own properties celebrating monumental anniversaries. Hitting 30, Halekulani toasts with its Legacy Package providing welcome amenities, daily buffet breakfast for two, lunch for two at Orchids, dinner at La Mer and admission to Oahu arts and cultural venues. Through Dec. 22, four-night rates are from $3,580. Visit www.halekulani.com.
Unveiling newly renovated accommodations just in time for its 50-year milestone, the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel shares the comfort of plush Executive Suites at a 30% to 50% discount into 2015. Blackout dates are Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. And at Kahala Hotel & Resort the 50th Celebrations plan is extended through Dec. 18 from $395 nightly. It includes daily breakfast for two, a $50 resort credit for every three nights of stay and exclusive anniversary gift. Visit www.kaimana.com and www.kahalaresort.com.
Turtle Bay Resort goes against the grain with its Early Holiday plan. Guests booking four nights receive the fifth free for travel from Dec. 16 to 25. As a bonus, they'll enjoy such "holiday gift" perks as daily breakfast for two adults and two children and a GoPro camera to use and take home. Check out www.turtlebayresort.com.