Springtime at Mauna Lani
Mauna Lani Resort is offering a kamaaina special room rate for spring starting at $215 per night through June 30, with a complimentary upgrade to the next room category based upon availability at check-in.
A complete menu of complimentary amenities awaits guests, including parking; resort shuttle service to the spa, golf courses and the Shops at Mauna Lanai; use of snorkeling equipment, high-speed Internet access and wireless; nightly Hawaiian entertainment; and more, with no "hidden" resort fees.
Also complimentary are numerous cultural activities:
» Fish feeding tours: The loko I'a (fishpond) manager leads participants through the resort's fishponds, feeding the koi, green sea turtles and sharks while providing information about Hawaiian reef fish and Mauna Lani's saltwater ponds.
» Historic tours: Danny Akaka leads participants in exploring the ancient fishponds and petroglyphs around the resort.
» Learn Hawaiian arts: Master Sam Kama teaches the art of Hawaiian weaving. Beachside ukulele and hula lessons are also available.
» Twilight at Kalahuipua'a: A celebration of the monthly full moon with local musicians and storytellers "talking story" at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Takes place April 7, May 5 and June 30.
This offer cannot be combined or used with other special rates and/or promotions and is subject to change without notice. Some restrictions apply. Hawaii photo ID is required at check-in.
Call (800) 367-2323 or 885-6622 (on the Big Island).
Art and egg hunt at Ritz-Carlton
"E Ola Ka Mana," or "Let The Spirit Live," is the focus of 15th annual Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, "Celebration of the Arts" Thursday through April 8, with a majority of events taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, including a children's program and continuous hula performances on the Terrace Lawn stage.
A highlight will be Saturday's 6-8 p.m. Celebration Luau in the Aloha Garden Pavilion, during which the Ritz-Carlton chefs will create a spread of popular luau foods plus delicacies a visitor might only find if invited into a Hawaiian home. The cost is $85 for adults, $40 for 12 and younger. Call (808) 669-6200 for reservations.
The hands-on festival will focus on the importance of the Honokahua Preservation Site as a place of inspiration that has strengthened the Hawaiian renaissance, allowing artists to develop their expression of "E Ola Ka Mana" through various mediums of oil, watercolor, clay, fiber, stone, bone or flowers. Their works will be displayed throughout the weekend.
Call (800) 262-8440, direct at (808) 669-6200, or find the schedule at www.celebrationofthearts.org.
Also at the Ritz, don't miss West Maui's largest Easter egg hunt, beginning 10 a.m. April 8, open to children 3 to 12 at the Plantation Grove, between the Honolua wing and tennis courts. Call (808) 669-6200 for more information.