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Great hotels in Hawaii when you are not renting a car Mar 28

1.   Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach 

Located in Lihu’e on the shores of Kalapaki Beach, the Kaua’i Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the  airport – making it a great choice for visitors who do not wish to rent a car . Nearby shopping at  Coconut Market Place, Anchor Cove,Harbor Mall and Kukui Grove Center.

Accomodations include 345 guest rooms and 11 suites  with either garden , pool or ocean views.  Recreation  opportunities include the 26,000 square foot pool (the largest in the state), 5 whirlpools,2 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, 2 tennis courts, beach with lots of beach activities including kayaking, surfing, snorkeling.

Alexander Day Spa and Salon

Kaua’i  Marriott is a perfect backdrop for destination weddings offering  beautiful wedding locations in the gardens and oceanfront – a skilled team of event planners can handle every detail.

2. The Kahala Hotel & Resort – Honolulu,O’ahu –

Situated on a private white sand beach / but yet just ten minutes from  world class shopping and dining in Waikiki Beach – serving clients for fifty years , from the moment you are greeted by the doorman -you know you have arrived at a very special place. With an award winning spa, six restaurant and amazing  location on a secluded bay  with Diamond Head  and Koko Head craters as a backdrop, Dolphin Lagoon with Dolphin Quest program, CHI Health Energy Fitness Center, Golf and Tennis nearby, Hawaiian cultural classes.

Looking  for the perfect romantic location for your destination wedding – The Kahala Hotel & Resort would be a perfect choice.

Accomodations include 364 spacious guest rooms and over the top luxury suites  – The Kahala Hotel & Resort  is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

3. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa – Ka’anapali Beach 

” Where Heaven and Aloha Meet”  the Westin Maui situated on a beautiful stretch of famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui (top beach by TripAdvisor in 2013).  This oceanfront resort  is a gracious blend of beautiful gardens, a 87,000 sq feet aquatic playground  -comprised of five free-form swimming pools, secluded Jacuzzi, an adult only pool, waterslide complete with a 270-degree turn and a 23-foot drop  and waterfall.

Steps from Ka’anapali Beach where guest can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, beach volleyball, windsurfing and more.  Two championship golf courses are nearby – tons of great shopping and activities next door at Whaler’s Village .

Westin Maui  is involved in many environmental initiatives.

Stay at One/ Dine at All  program  with  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ka’anapali  Resort Ocean Villas  and charge back to  your room.

4. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Anaeho’omalu Beach – Hawaii Island

Situated on 15 acres facing  Anaeho’omalu Bay – along the sunny Kohala Coast -Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa  offers visitors looking for a great swimming beach, ocean sports and amazing swimming pool a perfect choice,

Accomodations include 533  rooms and  22 suites ,  three restaurants  and a Mandara Spa.

Walk to shopping  and dining  at the Waikoloa Kings & Queens Marketplace.

Several golf courses within walking distance  are located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort area / or take the resort shuttle

5. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – Hawaii Island  

Situated oceanfront on the sunny Kahala Coast of Hawaii Island, The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel  offers visitors so many options.  From the fresh floral lei greeting upon arrival , Bicycles to explore the resort, shuttle that runs throughout the

Mauna Lani Resort  to the Shops at Mauna Lani and other locations within the Resort community, Jogger’s amenity station, sand volleyball, Historical tours of Petroglyphs, Cultural Tours  and a cultural center , tours of the ancient Kalahuiupua’a fishponds with turtle and fish feeding tours.

Award winning dining at The Canoe House Restaurant – do yourself a favorite and book for sunset.

Several golf courses are within the Mauna Lani Resort Community

Mauna Lani Spa  and the Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness club are within walking distance, bike or a short shuttle ride — see why the Mauna Lani Spa has been voted one of the “World’s Best Spas” by Conde Nest Traveler

I strongly suggest that my clients rent a car regardless of which island they are visiting at least for a day or two during their stay so that they can visit some of the amazing natural beauty, historic or cultural sites  or special activities on the island but I do realize that sometimes that is not possible, so I think it is important to stay at a hotel or resort that offers dining,shopping and entertainments opportunities with easy access.

There are many others to choose from as well, these are five of my favorites.

To get started planning your visit to the Hawaii Islands– contact Linda Dancer– email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888 ext 331   or  Direct Line: 828-256-1520

 

 

 

 

 

Whaler’s Village (Maui) offers so much! Sep 27

Whaler's Village

Whaler’s Village Shopping Center located on Ka’anapali Beach, Maui offers visitors over 90 shops, beachfront dining at several restaurants, historical displays at the Whalers Village Museum and so much more. An eclectic mix of art galleries (http://www.lahainaprintsellers.com), clothing shops for all ages such as Blue Ginger, Pacific Treasures Boutique, BillaBong(Love the Sanuk Get Leid Loafers), Honolua Surf Co., Honolua Wahine and Tori Richard, Fine jewelry such as Baron & Leeds, Brighton(ask about their Hawai’i charm bracelet), Maui Divers, Na Hoku and Pandora. Have a long list of folks back home that you need to buy some special souvenir for? Not to worry you can find it at Whaler’s Village at stores such  ABC Stores, Honolulu Cookie Company,Martin & MacArthur, Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery, Maui Toy Works, SWAROVSKI or something totally unique Lahaina Scrimshaw.
If during your shop till you drop outing at Whaler’s Village you should get hungry or thirsty  that is covered at the Food Court as well with everything from  Nikki’s Pizza, Subway,McDonald’s Express, Dragon Wall Express followed by something to cool you off at Haagen-Dazs or Yogurtland. Check out what is happening on Centerstage as well during your visit Lei-Making Classes, Hula Lessons and more.
But then there are those those romantic evenings on Maui, where you look  for the perfect mix  of sunsets  and fine dining-Whaler’s Village has that covered too!

Lei Lani's

Oceanfront dining at Leilani’s on the Beach offers the finest steaks,chops,ribs and the best of Hawaii’s fresh local fish and seafood, and the team at Leilani’s do an amazing job with intimate birthday parties, engagement dinners or rehearsal dinners (reservations accepted and suggested).Hula Grill offers live entertainment daily combined with wonderful island flavors, or Maui Fish & Pasta offers farm to table menu just steps from the beach, open air atmosphere overlooking the ocean,what better way to spend Happy Hour – Early Bird Specials –
The Star of the Show!

 

And then there are the Whales!

If you are lucky enough to visit Maui or her sister islands of Molokai or Lanai  during whale season, the star of the show will be the whales, and this one decided to visit while we were dining at Maui Fish & Pasta, so just another reason to visit Whaler’s Village. You just can’t plan these magical experiences so always have your camera handy so you do not miss the opportunity to catch them.

Whaler’s Village is Located on beautiful  Ka’anapali Beach:
2435 Ka’anapali Parkway – Lahaina, Maui  Hawai’i 96761 / Hours Daily: 930am-1000pm 
PARKING: Available in the multilevel parking garage adjacent to Whaler’s Village.
SHUTTLE SERVICE – Catch the free Ka’anapali Resort Shuttle from your hotel /the trolley picks up various times of the day  from 1000am to 1000pm from several hotels and resorts throughout the Ka’anapali Resort   OR the Lahaina Shuttle  is also an option for a nominal fee- Check with your hotel concierge for pick-up times and locations  depending upon your dates of travel.
Ka’anapali Beachwalk  if you are staying  at resorts  such as the Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin Maui, Ka’anapali Alii  a short walk from your resort along the ocean is another option for you.
Contact: Linda Dancer Direct Line: 828-256-1520 /Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331