Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island has debuted a new luau dinner and show running Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
"Kamaha'o -- The Wondrous Myths of Hawaii" features the excitement and grace of traditional Hawaiian dance.
Ka'ike Productions founding members Kaleo Phillips and Pono Murray have gone beyond the typical Polynesian revue geared toward tourists, to base the work on Hawaiian history, original songs and chants intertwined with Hawaiian language, storytelling and traditional hula with modern dance, acrobatic strength and beauty.
Performances take place outdoors, under the stars. For reservations, call 808-930-4900. The cost is $79.95 for adults, including open bar, tax and gratuity. Admission is $39.95 for ages 5 to 12. Add $15 per ticket for Ali'i, or table-side, family-style service.
The resort sits on 22 oceanfront acres at Keauhou Bay.
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Ka'ike Productions brings authenticity to the new "Kamaha'o" luau dinner and show at the Big Island's Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.
Get to know Aqua
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is offering a "Get Acquainted" special at the Aqua Coral Reef hotel through Nov. 20. During this period a Superior Wave room is available for $106 per night, and an AlohaSuite Partial Ocean Wave room is $174 per night, plus taxes.
The property is undergoing a major transformation, but when space is available, guests will be placed in new rooms as the first to enjoy the hotel's upgraded accommodations, according to general manager Lynette McDonald.
The Aqua Coral Reef is located at 2299 Kuhio Ave. and is slated to complete its $7 million refurbishment in the fall, when it will also get a name change, becoming Aqua Waikiki Wave at the Marketplace.
For reservations, call toll free 866-406-2782 or visit aquaresorts.com.
Mahalo to military
While we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii's Big Island are extending a mahalo to our current protectors of freedom, with low room rates for active-duty or retired members of all military branches.
Through Dec. 19, active-duty or retired members of all military branches can enjoy a $179 rate per room per night at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and a $139 rate per room per night at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Valid military ID will be required at check-in. Rates exclude applicable taxes and are subject to change.
Mandara Spa, which operates the spas at both Marriott Resorts, is also extending a 25 percent discount to all active-duty or retired military members who are registered guests at either hotel through Aug. 31.
Both resorts are undergoing multimillion-dollar makeovers that feature redesigned guest rooms, new restaurants (scheduled to open this fall) and world-class spas.
For reservations at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, call 800-367-2960 or visit waileamarriott.com.
For reservations at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, call 800-922-5533 or visit waikoloamarriott.com.