Hey, girlfriend, if you need pampering, head to Kona Village Resort, which has unveiled "Wahine Unwind Weekends" for maximum rejuvenation.
For three days, Aug. 17-19 or Sept. 7-9, women can indulge in unstructured spa activities with choices of treatments and outdoor activities including group outrigger canoe rides, snorkeling lessons or beachfront yoga.
The weekends begin with a welcome reception with libations and light pupus, including healing potions in the guise of a chocolate tasting, plus continental breakfast each morning.
Spa options that can be booked during the weekends include a variety of massages, facials and body wraps.
Rates begin at $249 per night single or double occupancy. Space is restricted. To reserve, visit www.KonaVillage.com.
Celebrate at Hilton
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is making it easy to celebrate special occasions in July and August with packages valid through Aug. 31.
For those celebrating any occasion -- be it a class reunion, family reunion, birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation or retirement -- the Hilton offers Celebrations Packages.
For groups between 20 and 200, there's a choice between two three-course dinners: The first choice offers Caesar salad, sautéed mahimahi beurre blanc with black bean purée, ice cream bombe with strawberry sauce, rolls and butter, coffee and tea. The second choice offers greens with tomatoes and cucumbers, braised pork chop with grain mustard sauce and onions, and one chocolate haupia cake per table.
Each package also comes with a floral arrangement for each table (to keep), cake and champagne toast. The package costs $56.50 per person.
Call 949-4321, ext. 35.
Breathe PURE air
The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina has adopted the PURETM
system, allowing guests to stay in an allergy-friendly environment. Guest rooms and the Presidential Suite have been converted to the system. Indoor meeting facilities and the Ihilani Spa will be converted by year's end.
The PURETM system reduces or minimizes irritants from room surfaces and filters them from the air. The allergy-friendly environment can help ease respiratory problems, asthma and allergies that affect more than 70 million Americans.
The Pure Solutions system ensures air conditioners are deep-cleaned and sanitized, then equipped with the company's patented Tea Tree Oil Cartridge, a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. A bacteriostatic barrier is applied on surfaces to minimize bacterial growth, while an air purification system delivers air quality four times cleaner than the threshold for asthma patients. Microfiber hypoallergenic pillowcases and mattress covers are also used o eliminate dust, dander and dust-mite related allergens.
Call toll-free (800) 626-4446.