Smooth sail in Kona
Visitors to Kona can sail in luxury with the arrival of Fair Wind Cruises' Hula Kai, the first foil-assist catamaran on the Big Island.
The vessel seats about 42 passengers on snorkeling, scuba, sight-seeing and whale-watching tours along the Kona Coast. The hydrodynamic lift produced by the hydrofoil reduces water displaced by the hull, resulting in a smaller wake wash and smoother ride.
To keep your energy level up for the water activities, gourmet breakfasts and lunches are offered, with dishes including frittatas, Angus burgers, marinated chicken strips and homemade brownies.
For reservations, call (808) 322-2788 or toll-free at (800) 677-9461.
The Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort (formerly the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort) is offering a Spring Value Special of 15 percent off room rates for travel now through April 30 (excluding March 26 through 31).
The special requires no minimum stay and offers 15 percent off the following room rates:
» Mountain- or garden-view room $169;
» Lagoon view, $179; pool view, $199;
» Ocean view, $229
The deluxe 25-acre beachfront property is situated on a three-mile stretch of beach on the island's eastern "Coconut Coast," providing guests with a relaxed ambiance and a central location for exploring all of Kauai.
Guests will also enjoy a free nightly Manager's Cocktail Party, torchlighting ceremony and Polynesian dance show.
For reservations, call (808)-245-1955, toll-free (888)-805-3843, or visit www.kauaibeachhotelandresort.com.