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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010


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Soak up the Maui sun at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's new Maluhia Serenity Pool.

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CENTRAl in KONA: Hale Hoola B&B is close to the ocean, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Painted Church, Kona coffee farms, and other Kona district must-sees. Suites with private bath and lanai start at $110 per night with a two-night minimum stay. www.halehoola.com, 877-628-9117.

Keauhou escape: Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa's Endless Escape rate begins at $159 per room per night. www.sheratonkeauhou.com.

Vegas uncorked: Bon Appetit's Vegas Uncorked 2010 will coincide with Mother's Day weekend. The four-day fete features more than 30 events headlined by 50 celebrated chefs. Resorts hosting the event include Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Wynn Encore and the Venetian. The event's charitable partner is the Three Square Food Bank. May 6-9 in Las Vegas. www.vegasuncorked.com.

MOthers and Daughters: The Hawaii Island Retreat's Mothers and Daughters retreat is a six-night package that includes a welcoming bonfire with champagne, all meals, spa services, cooking classes, Hawaiian lore and artistry, adventure outings, shopping and more. The package is $2,100 per person, May 11-16. info@hawaiiislandretreat.com, 808-889-6336, www.hawaiiislandretreat.com.

PRINCE Family deal: Prince Resorts Hawaii family travel deal includes two rooms for the price of one at both Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, combined with Kids Eat Free & Golf Free. For travel April 1-Sept. 30. 866-774-6236, www.princeresortshawaii.com.

Wailea golf package: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, a 2010 AAA Hawaii Four Diamond Award winner, and Wailea Blue Golf Course offer a package that includes two rounds of golf, golf club rental, and accommodations at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa with daily buffet breakfast for two at the Mala Wailea restaurant or room service breakfast. Rates start at $399 per night through Dec. 22 with a minimum three-night stay. waileamarriott.com and enter promotion code ZJ4. For tee time reservations, 888-328-6284 or reserve at www.waileagolf.com.

5 stars for Hualälai: Four Seasons Resort Hualälai has been awarded the five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, as well as the AAA Five Diamond Award for the 12th consecutive year. Through June 20, guests earn a $1,000 resort credit for every six nights booked and can apply this credit to oceanfront dining, championship golf and treatments in the resort's www.spa.fourseasons.com/hualalai.

For Whale season: Hilton Waikoloa Village is offering its Whale's Tail Room Package next whale season, for this season's price. The package starts at $279 per room per night, double occupancy. You'll receive one Ocean Sports Whale Watch voucher per adult booked/paid for on reservation.Three-night minimum stay; three-day minimum advance booking. Whale's Tail package dates are Dec. 15 to April 14, 2011. Package Code P4. 808-886-1234, www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com.

Aston rates: Aston Hotels & Resorts rates start at $177 per night at Aston Shores at Waikoloa through June 22, and $168 per night at Aston Kona by the Sea, April 1 to June 22. Guests receive an Aloha Book with more than $2,500 in savings on dining, shopping and activities. www.astonhotels.com, 866-774-2924.

Hämäkua nights: At Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast on the Hämäkua Coast, guests who reserve King accommodation through December get a fourth night free. Rates start at $310 per night. 888-775-2577, www.waianuhea.com.

Aston credit: Aston Hotels & Resorts is offering guests who stay a minimum of five nights at Waikoloa Colony Villas, Aston Shores at Waikoloa or Kona by the Sea, at the best daily rate, a $50 credit per room if booked by April 30, for travel through Dec. 21. www.astonhotels.com.