Coming to paradise?


POSTED: Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hawaii's visitor industry hasn't forgotten about its long-haul tourists.

» Pleasant Holidays LLC: Summer packages start at $532 per person for round-trip air from Los Angeles to Honolulu and three nights' accommodations. Three-night air-inclusive packages to Maui from Los Angeles start at $453. Packages also are available from other destinations. A seven-day Hawaiian Islands Cruise aboard NCL's Pride of America begins at $779 per person including meals and entertainment. Go to www.pleasantholidays.com or call (800) 448-3333.

» Marriott: Rates start at $295 a night at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, $495 at the JW Ihilani Resort & Spa on Oahu, $355 at the Waikoloa Marriott Resort & Spa, $389 at the Kauai Beach Marriott and $474 at the Wailea Marriott Resort & Spa. Most properties include either a fourth or fifth night free and daily breakfast for two. Go to www.marriotthawaii.com or call (888) 236-2427.

» Starwood Hotels & Resorts: Offers a complimentary upgrade, free daily breakfast for two (on the neighbor islands) or $75 dining credit (Waikiki). Go to www.sunsationalhawaii.com or call (866) 716-8140 and ask for promo code JRY.

» Hilton Hawaiian Village: Stay six nights and receive the seventh night free, plus two complimentary adult tickets to the Waikiki Starlight Luau, starting from just $169. Shorter stays are also available. A “;50 Years of Aloha Statehood”; package starts at $169 and includes a fifth night for $50 and choice of $50 spa credit, dining credit or beach rentals. Go to www.HiltonHawaiianVillage.com or call (800) HILTONS.

» Aston Hotels & Resorts: Rates range from $95 to $224 per night at the various properties and include additional value-added specials from free parking to free Internet and calls to use of the fitness center. Call (877) 997-6667 and mention summer specials or visit www.astonhotels.com

» Aqua Hotels & Resorts: Rates range from $50 to $89 per night for any traveler booking from June 12 to 15. Some of the properties also offer free continental breakfast and free Internet. www.aquaresorts.com.