Enjoy flavors of Princeville
Treat your taste buds to the "Flavors of Princeville," on Kauai, through a special offer at Starwood Vacation Ownership's new Hawaii property, the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. The package features a first-class culinary experience including the following:
» Welcome amenity of two Westin Princeville embroidered chef's aprons, a Kauai grilling cookbook and grill recipe from executive chef, Kahau Manzo;
» A four-course tasting menu with wine flights for two at Nanea restaurant;
» A "Grilling Under the Stars Experience" for two including a steak and fresh catch entree, flatbread, locally grown greens, and choice of Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale beer or bottle of wine;
» Complimentary admission to the resort's Tuesday night wine tasting; and
» A tour of Hanalei's Saturday farmers' market.
The package starts at $390 per night for a one-bedroom deluxe island-view villa, and must be booked for a minimum of four nights. This offer is available for booking through Aug. 31, for travel dates from Aug. 23 through Dec. 23, 2008.
The property is 200 feet above Anini Beach on Kauai's North Shore. The resort features 173 two-bedroom villas, as well as four pools, a two-story clubhouse, restaurant and general store. Visit www.westinprinceville.com/welcome or call 1-866-716-8112. Request "FLAVOR."
Take audio tour at Imiloa in Hilo
Imiloa Astronomy Center, part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is offering self-guided audio tours, engaging visitors with its interactive exhibits and shows. The headset tours, available in English and Japanese, allow visitors to fully enjoy the Planetarium's signature show, "Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky."
The audio, made possible with Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Hawaii County Research and Development Office support, deliver an enriched experience of the center's more than 100 hands-on exhibits on Hawaiian culture, navigation by the stars and astronomy today.
Imiloa is one of the first discovery centers in Hawaii to incorporate both Hawaiian and English languages to enhance the cultural and learning experience. Set on nine acres of ethno-botanical gardens in Hilo on the Big Island, the center's 40,000-square-foot facility is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Call (808) 969-9700 or visit www.imiloahawaii.org