Kona home opens doors to history
The Kona Historical Society will be hosting Ladies Day at Pu'u Wa'awa'a from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5, at the historic Pihanakalani (Heavenly Abundance) home on the Big Island, off Highway 190 above Kona.
The historic home tour allows guests to stroll the grounds, garden and home, followed by lunch inside the home.
Historian and Hawaiian cultural specialist Hannah Springer will talk about the home, and former residents Pixie Navas and Consceicao Farias will conduct the tour.
Pu'u Wa'awa'a ranch was established by Eben Low and Robert Hind in 1894. Pihanakalani was built in 1905. Among visitors to the home was Queen Liliuokalani.
The cost is $125 per person, and tour space is limited. Call 323-3222 to reserve.
Save a bundle on family time
Boy's Day is coming up, and ResortQuest Hawaii is offering a kid-oriented "Stay, Play and Eat" promotion that entitles children to free activities, meals and merchandise when staying at any ResortQuest Hawaii property -- up to a $300 value -- when accompanied by one paying adult.
Children ages 17 and under stay free when using existing bedding in the same room with their parents at all ResortQuest Hawaii properties. For a complete listing of offers by island, visit www.ResortQuestHawaiiKids.com.
For reservations or inquiries, call ResortQuest Hawaii's 24-hour Reservation Center toll-free from any island of Hawaii at (800) 321-2558 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for "kamaaina rates."
Embassy offers 'Suite Romance'
Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk has launched a getaway package for Hawaii couples. With the resort's new "Suite Romance" package, Hawaii couples can enjoy an intimate stay in an upscale partial ocean-view suite, receive a couples lomilomi massage and go home with a special gift set including a pineapple sweet-and-sour sugar scrub and a bottle of locally made massage oil.
Also part of the package, couples can enjoy one of Embassy Suite's complimentary signature desserts at Roy's Waikiki (Embassy's Slice of Heaven Coconut Trio) or Ruth's Chris Steak House (Embassy's Slice of Heaven Mud Pie) at Waikiki Beach Walk.
The Suite Romance package starts at $279 per night and is available through Dec. 21.
Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk regularly offers a variety of complimentary amenities. Upon arrival, guests experience a relaxing sit-down check-in process while enjoying a refreshing tropical beverage or mango mimosa. Guests also receive a complimentary contemporary Hawaiian music compilation CD as a memento of their stay.
Regular published rates for Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk start at $399 for a one-bedroom suite. Limited special kamaaina rates, starting at $199 for a one-bedroom suite, are available at times throughout the year on a space-available basis.
Call (800) EMBASSY (362-2779) or enter the promotional code "LUK" when making reservations at www.EmbassySuitesWaikiki.com.