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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010


Advertiser Staff

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France comes to the Big Island for the "Love the Arts" fundraiser at Volcano Art Center.

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Fine arts, a golf package, luncheons and accommodations in fine hotels are among items up for live and silent auction at the Volcano Art Center's "Love the Arts" fundraiser.

The elegant event, now in its sixth year, features fine wines, champagnes and chocolates along with an international buffet at "Some Enchanted Evening." Music by Rogers and Hammerstein will be performed by pop-jazz vocalist Maggie Herron and friends, and attendees may bid on art in both auctions.

Live auction choices include two-night accommodations at the Halekulani with breakfast, a two-night stay at an Aqua Resort Hotel on Maui, Molokai, or Oahu, luncheon at the Kaimana Beach Hau Tree Lanai, and guided forest excursions with local naturalists.

The event is for all who love and support the arts and Hawaiian culture."Some Enchanted Evening" is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Great Room at VAC's Niaulani campus. Tickets are $35, from VAC board members, or via 808-967-8222 or www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Kauai Beach Resort: Kauai Beach Resort's kamaäina rate is $99 per room per night and $119 per night for a room and car, through March 31.

The resort is close to Fern Grotto, Wailua Falls, Alekoko (Menehune) Fish Pond, Wailua Municipal Golf Course, Kauai Museum and Kalapakí Beach and within easy driving distance to all parts of the island. Kauai Beach Resort is also close to Líhue Airport and offers three swimming pools, spas, a 75-foot flume and lava tube water slide, restaurants and free shuttle to and from the airport. Hawaii state ID is required upon check-in. Drivers for the room and car package must be over 25.808-924-6543.

Kona Beach Hotel: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is offering a three-night Hawaiian getaway free each month, with a $100 food credit.

All 230 rooms in the hotel's West Tower have new furnishings and bathrooms; rooms in the East Tower will be completed mid-February.

A new infinity pool overlooks Kamakahonu Bay, Kailua, Kona's white sand beach. Renovated public areas include new retail shops and more than 100 new parking stalls. Rooms include Kona coffee and coffee makers, wireless Internet, mini refrigerators and large flat-screen televisions. 808-329-2911; register for the three-night giveaway at www.konabeachhotel.com.

Napili Kai Beach Resort: Napili Kai Beach Resort value seasons run through Jan. 29, March 6-26, April 10 to June 18, and Aug. 21 to Dec. 17 with lower room rates and two packages:

• Fifth-night-free offers a fifth night to guests after four consecutive paid nights at rack rate. A minimum five-night stay is required.

• 7th Heaven offers a sixth and seventh night free with five paid nights at rack rates. A seven-night minimum stay is required.

Both offers are for the garden view ohana suite; ocean view hotel room, ocean view studio, or ocean view one-bedroom suite; beach front studio; and ocean front one-bedroom suite. Value season rack rates for these accommodations start at $295 per night.

The resort's keiki-eat-free program during value seasons is for ages 12 and under. Children will receive one free entree from the special keiki menu when accompanied by an adult who buys an adult entree for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort's Sea House Restaurant. The keiki-eat-free program is valid for hotel guests only and not on holidays.

Resort parking and in-room Internet service is free. Napili Kai also offers a free children's program for families visiting during Easter, mid-June to late August, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/ New Year. 800-367-5030, 808-669-6271, www.napilikai.com.