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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hole up or hole out on Garden Isle

Advertiser Staff

ON KAUA'I: Hanalei Colony Resort is offering the Honeymoon Hideaway package, through Dec. 19, which includes five or seven nights' accommodations in a two-bedroom ocean-view or premium oceanfront condo, a convertible rental car, a two-hour guided tour of tropical Limahuli Garden, a his-and-hers massage, and a romantic gift on arrival. The five-night package begins at $1,705 per couple during low season; $1,830 during high season. The seven-night package is $1,970 per couple during low season; $2,120 during high season. Reservations: (800) 628-3004, www.hcr.com or e-mail aloha@hcr.com.

Three award-winning golf courses offer the 2006 Kaua'i Golf Challenge. The package provides a round of golf at Po'ipu Bay Golf Course on Kaua'i's south shore, the Kiele Course at Kaua'i Lagoons Golf Club on the island's east coast and the Prince Course at Princeville at Hanalei on the north shore. The Challenge includes one round of golf at each resort course, including green fees, shared cart, use of the driving range and course amenities for $390 per person (including taxes). The three rounds are nontransferable and must be used by Dec. 31. To book the Kaua'i Golf Challenge, contact any of the golf courses: Po'ipu Bay at (800) 858-6300, www.poipubaygolf.com; Kiele at (800) 634-6400, www.kauailagoonsgolf.com; or The Prince at (800) 826-1105, www.princeville.com.

CHINA PHOTO WORKSHOP: Photographer Ewen Bell and adventure travel operator Jason Williams offer a travel photography workshop in China.

The 15-day workshop starts March 25 in Beijing with an itinerary that includes the famed terra-cotta warriors and the Great Wall of China, agricultural villages, rice terraces, night markets and the old town of Shanghai.

Photographic instruction offers technical expertise with practice as you go. The workshops are open to anyone interested in photography. Each shoot is followed by a discussion on results and experiences. The workshops cover topics such as capturing intimacy and expression, using light for drama, capturing motion and shooting for context. It costs $1,900, excluding airfare. The workshop concludes in Hong Kong on April 8. Further workshops are set for May 13, Sept. 2 and Nov 4. Information and registration: www.ewenbell.com, or write ewen@ewenbell.com.