Travel Briefs

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, February 9, 2003


Kauai Marriott extends its $109 kamaaina rate

Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club is extending its kamaaina room rate of $109 through the end of the month.

Proof of Hawaii residency is required upon arrival. The rate is based on availability, and restrictions may apply.

Golf enthusiasts will appreciate that the resort is adjacent to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Cub, home to Jack Nicklaus' Kiele and Mokihana courses. The rates are $75 and $45 respectively, including greens fees, golf cart and range balls.

The resort also is home to a beachfront health and fitness center and full-service day spa. Call 808-245-5050.

Air rifle gallery on Lanai has introductory special

Lanai Pine Sporting Clays has opened a new air rifle gallery and is offering introductory lessons.

Sessions cover sighting, safety and shooting the air rifle. The session includes the lesson, 204 shots (pellets) and an Air Rifle Gallery certificate.

Resort guests are offered complimentary transportation to the range, 10 minutes from the Lodge at Koele. The cost for a 45-minute session in the air rifle gallery is $36.75 and includes 204 shots (pellets). Additional pellet clips can be purchased.

For reservations and information, visit www.islandoflanai. com or call 800-321-4666.

Park entices visitors to volcano after dark

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its "After Dark in the Park" series of talks at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays this month.

The talks take place in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium as follows:

Tuesday: "Adventures in Tanzania's National Parks": Park ranger Jay Robinson shares his adventures in a land of steamy rain forests and towering volcanoes, where he searched for alpine vultures and studied carbonatite lava.

Feb. 18: "Exploring Hawaiian Lava Tubes": Don Coons' passion is exploring caves and making maps of his underground discoveries. In recent years he has studied the Big Island's lava tubes, and will be showing photos illustrating the similarities and differences between limestone and volcanic caves.

Feb. 25: "Easter Island Prehistory: Success or Suicide?": University of Hawaii-Manoa anthropology professor Terry Hunt reports on new research on Rapa Nui's past and its place in Polynesian prehistory.

The talks are co-sponsored by the Hawaii Natural History Association. Park fees apply, and a $1 donation helps support "After Dark in the Park" programs. For more information, call 808-985-6014.

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