COURTESY ALOHA HORSEBACK RIDES
Morning, afternoon and honeymooners' sunset rides take visitors through part of 200 acres of private ranch land on Kauai's south shore.
Kauai on horseback
Aloha Horseback Rides has opened its stable doors on Kauai, offering morning, afternoon and sunset rides on 200 acres of private land on Kauai's South Shore. Through Dec. 15 the company is offering 10 percent off on Sunday rides.
With a focus on personalized attention, the company offers one guide for every five riders. Groups are generally no larger than seven riders. There is no minimum number of riders required, so the ride goes on even if only one person signs up.
The experienced guides share the history of Kauai's South Shore and point out native plants or those that are significant to Hawaiian culture.
Riders must be at least 8 years old, and maximum weight for a rider is 230 pounds. Rides include beverages and snacks.
Morning rides take place 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon rides run from 2 to 5 p.m. a late-afternoon Sunset Ride is a favorite with honeymooners. All three rides are priced at $100 per person (plus tax).
A shorter Valley Ride into the tropical rain forest (60 to 90 minutes) is available upon request, at $75 plus tax. Inquire about custom private rides.
The stables are located just off Poipu Road in the heart of Koloa Town. Call 808-742-2010, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alohahorsebackriding.com.
Savings for 'amateurs'
Napili Kai Beach Resort has announced a special discounted "Amateur Rate" for accommodations during the week of the 2006 Mercedes Championships at Kapalua, Maui.
The popular kickoff for the PGA Tour season will take place at Kapalua's Plantation Course Jan. 5 through 8, preceded by the Pro-Am tournament on Jan. 4.
The "Amateur Rate" is $195 per night for an ocean-view studio unit, ordinarily priced at $285 per night. The rate is valid for stays Jan. 3 through 9, subject to availability, with a two-night minimum required. The rate is available for new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotions, packages or discounted rates.
Napili Kai Beach Resort is situated on 10 beachfront acres and comprises 162 hotel rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom suites in 11 low-rise plantation-style buildings with use of four pools, a spa and fitness room, two shuffleboard courts, an 18-hole putting green and grill facilities.
Call toll-free 800-367-5030, direct 808-669-6271, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.napilikai.com.