Hawaii is gearing up for the 2015 family travel season with resort properties across the Islands rolling out a range of packages and specials designed to increase value for parents planning a memorable vacation with their children.Maui
Fresh off a $12 million upgrade to its suite product, luau grounds and a pair of the property's food and beverage outlets, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa on west Maui's Kaanapali Beach has launched an Ultimate Maui Family Vacation package, featuring a daily SUV rental from Hertz with complimentary self-parking; daily breakfast for two adults and two children; tickets for children to a submarine, snorkeling or dolphin-watching excursion; and two-for-one admission to the hotel's Drums of the Pacific Luau and Tour of the Stars activities. Valid through Dec. 19, package rates start at $369. See www.maui.hyatt.com
Parents won't get stuck with a daily resort fee at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort in south Maui. They also won't pay extra for high-speed Internet or parking at the 1,800-acre beachfront property, where travelers can take advantage of the hotel's Family Value Pack, featuring admission to the Maui Ocean Center for children; a gift from the resort's Makena Mercantile shop; and $40 per room, per night in Makena Keiki Dollars, to be used for kids' meals on property, snorkel and boogie board rentals, tennis lessons and fruit smoothies at the poolside bar.
The Family Value Pack is an added value that can be combined with the Makena's other current promotions, including a fifth-night-free special and $100 flight credit, through Dec. 19. Room rates start at $329. Visit www.makenaresortmaui.com
The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu's south shore is offering a Kahala Family Celebrations special, including daily buffet breakfast at the property's Plumeria Beach House for two adults and two children; $100 resort credit for every three nights of a stay; in-room WiFi; and children's gifts from the Kahala Boutique. The package requires a three-night minimum stay, and rates start at $369. See www.kahalaresort.com
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu's west coast, is offering families a chance to save 30% on a five-night stay at the property between April 6 and June 15. The deal enables guests to save 10% on stays of three nights, 20% for stays of four nights and 30% for five or more nights. Bookings must be made by April 30, and kids 17 and under stay free. See http://resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hawaii's Love Your Family package for each of its 11 properties across the Hawaiian Islands allows kids to eat free; includes adjoining rooms where available; resort credits of up to $100 per day; and a range of activity programs designed for children.
Options and pricing vary at the participating resorts, but room rates start $304 a night at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and $219 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii. See www.starwoodhotelshawaii.com