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
A complete Kauai
island tour lasts 50 minutes and uses the new American Eurocopter
EC-130B4 (ECO-Star), the first helicopter specifically designed for
call (808) 245-5800 local, or (800) 745-2583. For more information,
visit www.bluehawaiian.com.Grand opening set
Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island will hold
its grand opening on April 8, following a $70 million, two-year
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
Princess Kaiulani is celebrating its 50-year anniversary
this June with a new package offered to those visiting
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,
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
The special must be
booked by June 1, with travel before June 19.
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
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