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Book your 2009 Hawaii vacation now and save

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Hawaii vacations
For people experiencing their first taste of winter right about now, a Hawaii vacation might sound really good. And what might sound even better is that cheap Hawaii hotels can make a trip really affordable.

ResortQuest Waikiki Beach is offering 20% off regular rates for travel through 2009 in you book by February 28. This four-star Honolulu hotel also provides complimentary "breakfast on the beach." Guests who’ve stayed at the property rate it a 4.5 out of 5 and rave about its beach location that’s easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

Or, for a Hawaii vacation far from the activity of Waikiki Beach, you may want to visit Kauai. This oldest of the Hawaiian Islands is known for its lush tropical foliage and spectacular scenery. ResortQuest Kauai Beach Hotel has a day spa and an award-winning on-site luau, and if you travel by March 31, 2009, you can take advantage of 35% savings.

ResortQuest Shores at Waikoloa, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is a good choice for family vacations, and guests who’ve stayed at the property rate it a 4.8 out of 5. This condominium development features spacious accommodations with kitchens, and it’s close to shopping, restaurants and golf. If you book your 2009 Hawaii vacation by February 28, you can save 30% off regular rates.

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Cheap flights to Hawaii

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Travel to Hawaii doesn’t have to be just a dream this winter. CheapTickets and Northwest Airlines have teamed up to offer cheap flights to Hawaii.

Travel from Los Angeles to Kona on the Big Island from $405 round trip. Some of the most popular Big Island hotels, including the Hilton Waikoloa Village and the Royal Kona Resort, are just a short drive from the airport along the Kona coast. A cheap car rental is a must during your stay: The Big Island has 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, and you’ll want to see them all. Another must-do is a visit to one of the world’s most active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Admission is just $10 per car, and it’s good for seven days.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Honolulu start at just $331 roundtrip. You may want to stay at one of the Honolulu hotels along the famous Waikiki Beach. There are plenty of interesting, and cheap ways to enjoy the island of Oahu. A visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor is free, and you can hike (or drive) to the top of Diamond Head Crater for just $1 per person or $5 per car.

Travel from Salt Lake City to Maui from $585 roundtrip and stay at one of the popular Maui hotels along Kaanapali Beach or the Wailea coast. Maui is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and, from November through April, some 3,000 humpback whales. For an unforgettable drive, book a cheap car rental and head to Hana. This is one of those instances (maybe the only one) where your travel really is about the journey, not the destination. While Hana itself doesn’t have much to see, the drive there is famous for its hairpin curves, dramatic coastal views and spectacular waterfalls.

These cheap flights to Hawaii are on sale only through December 16, and tickets are good for travel through February 8, 2009, so book soon, and say Aloha to a Hawaii vacation.

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Deal of the Day: Hawaii hotel savings

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

By Heather Leisman

This week’s deal of the day may help you plan a Hawaii vacation on the Big Island, where you can see an active volcano and experience rainforests, beautiful beaches, and 11 different climate zones.

One of the Big Island hotels we’re highlighting is the Royal Kona Resort, where you can save 20% on the regular rates. I found rates of $114 a night August 12-15 at this three-star hotel.

Royal Kona Resort has a freshwater pool and private beach, and all guest rooms have large outdoor attached porches — just a few reasons why it’s this week’s pick among Big Island hotels.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.