Island Hopping


POSTED: Sunday, November 23, 2008

Embassy Suites sized for families

Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk is offering kamaaina rates of $199 for a one-bedroom suite that includes amenities such as:

» Full cooked-to-order breakfast (including omelets just the way you want them).
» A nightly manager's reception with free cocktails and appetizers.
» A tropical beverage/mango mimosa at check in.
» An Daniel Ho contemporary Hawaiian music CD.
» Access to 24/7 fitness and business center with free Internet, faxes and printing.

The suites are perfect for families. Proof of Hawaii residency is required. Rates and specials cannot be combined with other offers, are subject to availability and change, and may not be used for group bookings. Taxes are not included, and other restrictions may apply. Go to or book by phone at (800) EMBASSY (362-2779).


Love nest awaits at Four Seasons

Your love nest awaits at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, on the Big Island, which is offering a new romance package, complete with a “;love butler”; at your service.

The romance package includes oceanview accommodations; a choice of daily oceanfront breakfast for two at Pahui'a or in your room; a love basket of food and wine delivered before sunset with a map of romantic spots to sit and enjoy under the stars; a 50-minute couples massage at Hualalai Spa; and a digital photo frame where you can save your memories.

Your love butler will contact you prior to arrival to set up custom escapades to add to your package, whether your fantasy is a romantic dinner on the beach for two with a solo hula dancer; orchids scattered in your room; the unexpected vow renewal; or even an underwater proposal. The possibilities are endless.

The package rate starts at $825 per night, subject to availability, taxes, and deposit/cancellation policies, which are subject to change without notice. A five-night minimum stay is required. Call (808) 325-8000 or toll-free at (888) 340-5662.


Escape extra fees at 2 Outriggers

Complimentary bottled water and a cool towel upon arrival are among the additions to the “;Fee Free Escape”; program at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

The package includes free direct-dial long-distance telephone calls within Hawaii, to the mainland and Canada; free high-speed Internet access; use of on-site fitness center; daily local newspaper; “;Postcards from Paradise”; (with complimentary mailing at the front desk); daily cultural activities; and a romantic, twice-weekly Hawaiian Vow Renewal ceremony on the beach, open to guests at either property.

Guests also can take advantage of other freebies and conveniences available to Outrigger guests, including:

» Family benefits: No additional charge for keiki 17 and younger sharing accommodations with parents in existing beds or for children up to 2 in crib. Ages 5 to 10 years staying a minimum of three nights receive Outrigger's complimentary Island Explorer Kit, a backpack filled with an activity guide and kiddie treats.
» Introduction to surfing: Free land surfing lesson on Waikiki Beach for beginners interested in learning surfing fundamentals.
» Hawaiian Airlines kiosk: Check in for your return flight and receive boarding passes at this lobby kiosk in both hotels.

Call toll-free 800-OUTRIGGER (688-7444) or visit