Mauna Lani hotel special extended
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the Big Island is extending its springtime early-bird special for March 1 through May 30. Guests booking a vacation before Feb. 28 will receive a fifth night free, plus a $100 credit per room night. Guests who book an ocean-view or higher room category will receive the fifth night free and a $200 credit per room night.
The early bird special is not valid for suites, villas or bungalows reservations. Credit is applicable to incidental charges, food and beverage and resort activities. Reservations: (800) 367-2323 or (808) 885-6622, www.maunalani.com.
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Polynesian valentine: The Polynesian Cultural Center Valentine's Day special includes a dance under the stars with musical guest Kapena. Couples begin the evening with a twilight canoe ride through the villages, followed by a prime-rib and shrimp dinner, topped off with the dance. Cost is $50 per couple. Reservations: 293-3333.
On Kaua'i: Hanalei Colony Resort is offering an Explore Napali package for adventurous travelers, through Dec. 19 that includes five or seven nights' accommodations in a twobedroom ocean-view condominium, an SUV rental for the duration, a two-hour guided tour of historic Limahuli Garden, a kayak for a day on the Hanalei River, an in-room or beachfront massage for two, a guidebook on hiking Kaua'i's trails, and a special hiking gift (package is priced for two people but can be extended up to a party of four for an additional fee).
The five-night package is $1,770 low season (through May 31, and Sept. 9 to Dec. 19) and $1,895 for high-season travel (June 1 to Sept. 8). The seven-night package price is $2,025 for low season and $2,175 during high season.