Island Hopping


POSTED: Sunday, July 12, 2009

Whaler condo resort gets a face lift

The Whaler, a luxury condominium resort at Kaanapali Beach on Maui, has completed 18 months of renovations. Improvements include a palm-lined entrance, a waterfall and koi pond, new lounge furniture and poolside cabanas.

The resort's 163 rooms include studios and one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and private lanais. For kamaaina reservations, call toll free (800) 321-2558 or visit www.AstonHotels.com/kamaaina.


Turtle Bay Resort offers kayak tours

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore is now offering kayak tours. New kayaks provide a stable platform for above-water viewing and plexiglass bottoms for underwater views.

Tours operated by Shaka Kayaks depart daily from the Turtle Bay Resort lobby. Guests get instructions on proper kayaking techniques and practice time before setting out.

Kayakers see coral reefs, tropical fish and World War II wreckage settled at the bottom of the bay. For details, call 381-4121 or go to www.shakakayaks.com.


'No. 1' golf course lowers rates

Princeville's Prince Golf Course on Kauai's North Shore, named by Golf Digest as the No. 1 course in Hawaii for the past several years, is offering a discounted kamaaina rate for Hawaii residents through October. The Prince has reduced its usual $70 kamaaina rate to just $50 for tee times before 3 p.m. and $40 for tee times after 3 p.m. The standard greens fee is $200. For more information or tee times at the Prince Course, call toll-free (800) 826-1105, direct 826-5001, or visit www.princeville.com.