Molokai and Lanai quick trips
Chris Christensen, co-author of several photo guidebooks, will give an informal talk on "Quick Trips to Molokai and Lanai" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St.
Information will be geared toward those planning a first-time, one-day trip to each island, with maps available to participants.
Among the sites to be covered is Molokai's famed Ka-ule-o-Nanahoa, or phallic rock.
For more information, call 587-7577.
Napili Kai Whale Watcher's Special
Napili Kai Beach Resort, a deluxe resort situated on 10 beachfront acres on Maui's Napili Bay, is offering a Whale Watcher's Special for travel March 1-29. The offer is timed to coincide with the whale-watching season when humpback whales frequent Maui's waters.
The Whale Watcher's Special includes a complimentary fresh flower arrangement in room upon arrival, a box of Whale Tail Chocolates, and the fifth night free after every four consecutive paid nights at rack rates, as follows:
» Ocean View room, $260 per night.
» Ocean View studio, $295 per night (excluding family studios).
» Beachfront studio, $320 per night.
» Oceanfront studio, $345 to $360 per night.
» One-bedroom ocean-view suite, $415 per night.
» One-bedroom oceanfront suite, $440 per night.
Rates are subject to applicable taxes. A five-night consecutive minimum stay, between March 1 and 29, is required.
Napili Kai maintains a philosophy of "no nickel-and-diming our guests," meaning there are no hidden charges or resort fees. Complimentary services and activities include free parking, in-room high-speed Internet access, use of the 18-hole putting green (putters provided), shuffleboard equipment, fitness room, swim masks and snorkels. Call toll-free (800) 367-5030 or direct at (808) 669-6271. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the resort's Web site at www.napilikai.com, which features a live 24-hour Webcam view of Napili Bay.
Outrigger's surfing package
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach has introduced a new "Room and Board" package designed for the "wanna-learn-to-surf" set, thanks to a lifelong love of the waves by another Waikiki beachboy of sorts: Dr. Chuck Kelley, whose family founded Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki in 1947.
"I have been surfing my whole life, ever since my father taught me as a little kid," Kelley said. "We have great surfboard racks at the Outrigger Waikiki, and I love sharing the hotel, surfboards, racks and my favorite surf spot, Waikiki Beach, with our guests."
In addition to four nights accommodations, the package includes four hours of surf lessons, eight hours of board rental and a CD of digital images taken during one of the lessons. The surf lessons and board rentals can be shared among two, three or four people, making it a flexible option for families or couples.
Prices for the five-day, four-night package range from $1,070 for a City View room to $4,126 for a deluxe one-bedroom oceanfront suite. Prices are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to availability, taxes and change without notice; some restrictions might apply. With Outrigger's Family Plan, children 17 years and younger stay free when sharing with their parents in existing beds. The package is valid through Dec. 21.
Call toll free 800-OUTRIGGER (800-688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada. Elsewhere, call direct to (303) 369-7777, visit www.outriggerwaikiki.com or e-mail email@example.com.