Dawn patrol at Mauna Kea
A new early morning adventure awaits Big Island visitors through Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures. The Sunrise Tour of Mauna Kea involves winding up the volcanic slopes in darkness, acclimating with a star show at the Onizuka Visitor's Center, and finally ascending to the 14,000 foot summit to watch day break.
Rates are $110 per person. Visit www.arnottslodge.com or call (808) 969-7097.
Score extras with K-Class Pass
ResortQuest Hawaii's "K-Class Pass" has gotten better for isle residents heading to Maui for a "staycation," as the properties team with Hawaii Superferry on exclusive offers.
The ResortQuest Hawaii "K-Class Pass" Kamaaina promotional package includes room rates starting from $81 per night, complimentary upgrade, complimentary parking (self and valet), a late check-out at 2 p.m., and a free Aloha Book containing offers worth more than $1,000 in dining and activity savings.
In addition, kamaaina who show their Hawaii Superferry boarding pass at check-in will receive exclusive offers at ResortQuest Hawaii properties on Maui.
For example, receive ribs to feed family and friends at an outdoor barbecue to help keep dining costs down. All ResortQuest Hawaii hotel condominiums include complete kitchens, and many properties have outdoor barbecue grills for taking advantage of the following deals:
» Maui Kaanapali Villas: "Da Kine Weekend Package" includes a 3-pound bag of rice, nori, Spam, musubi maker, condiments and soda.
» Maui Hill: Five pounds of barbecue ribs.
» Kaanapali Shores: $25 Beach Club Dollars to use at the Beach Club restaurant.
» Papakea Resort: $25 Beach Club Dollars for dining at the Beach Club Restaurant at Kaanapali Shores.
» Mahana at Kaanapali: $25 Beach Club Dollars for use at the Beach Club restaurant at Kaanapali Shores with three-night stay.
» Paki Maui: $20 Beach Club Dollars to use at the Beach Club restaurant at Kaanapali Shores.
» Maui Lu: Gift certificate for a large one-topping pizza
For reservations, call toll-free (800) 321-2558 or visit www.ResortQuestHawaii.com/kamaaina
. Ask for the "K-Class Pass" Kamaaina package for the hotel of choice. Must show valid Hawaii ID.. Price does not include room taxes and resort fees, where applicable, and are subject to change. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Cannot be combined with other promotional offers. Offer ends Dec. 23.
ResortQuest Hawaii also offers valued-added programs at its hotels and resort condominiums on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. For no additional charge, guests participating in these programs receive amenities that vary at each property.
The Honeymoon Special at Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kauai, for example, treats sweethearts to a bottle of wine, chocolates, and island bath and body products. A Senior Special for those 50 and older includes Kauai cookies and coffee.
Both programs are good year-round and may be combined with other offers. Nightly kamaaina rates begin at $176. Call (800) 321-2558 and mention "Honeymoon" or "Senior" when booking.