Blue Hawaiian also serves Oahu, Maui

After 20 years on Maui and 15 years on the Big Island, Blue Hawaiian has brought its helicopter touring service to Kauai, making it the only helicopter tour outfit operating on all three neighbor islands.

 

The company has operations at the Kahului Heliport on Maui, at Hilo Airport and Waikoloa on the Big Island and at Lihue Airport on Kauai.

A complete Kauai island tour lasts 50 minutes and uses the new American Eurocopter EC-130B4 (ECO-Star), the first helicopter specifically designed for air touring.

For reservations, call (808) 245-5800 local, or (800) 745-2583. For more information, visit www.bluehawaiian.com.

Grand opening set

The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island will hold its grand opening on April 8, following a $70 million, two-year renovation project.

The hotel had a soft opening in October. It is the first hotel to open on Hawaiis Big Island in nearly 10 years.

Come to the party

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this June with a new package offered to those visiting Oahu.

Book a four-night minimum stay and receive the fourth night at $50 plus a commemorative book and tickets to a dinner show. A special celebration will occur on June 11, the actual anniversary date, with a luau luncheon, slideshow of the areas history and weeklong hula lessons and performances, lei making, ukulele and cooking demonstrations. Room rates start at $315 per night, double.

For reservations, call (808) 930-4900 or go to www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton for more information.

Special from Turtle Bay

For a limited time, Turtle Bay Resort is offering a three-nights-for-the-price-of-two North Shore Ocean Spree promotion.

The special must be booked by June 1, with travel before June 19.

Blackout dates include March 25 to 27 and May 13. Tax and daily resort fee not included. The special may be discontinued at any time.

To book, go to www.turtlebayresort.com/packages.cfm.

Classic adds to hotel list

Classic Custom Vacations introduced its 2005 Classic Hawaii brochure, complete with new hotel partner listings.

The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa and the Villages at Mauna Lani on the Big Island are newcomers, as are the Polo Beach Club on Maui and the Outrigger Luana Waikiki condominiums on Oahu.

Catamaran tours of the NaPali coast on Kauai or driving the Kohala coast on the Big Island in a vintage Porsche are a few of the recommendations listed in the brochure.

Visit www.classicforagents.com for more information.

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