May 26, 2017
From Kauai to Kona and Waikiki to Kaanapali, Hawaii is the perfect destination for your next vacation getaway. Hawaii offers more to do, more to see and more to experience than ever before with activities, events, music and food festivals to please every palate.
With 12 hotels on four islands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii has something new to offer visitors every day! Here for your consideration are dozens of Can’t-Miss Activities over a 60-Day period that will help you celebrate the summer season and leave you with indelible memories of your Hawaii getaway. For more information and hotel reservations, visit onlyinhawaii.com.
SIXTY DAYS OF SUMMER
Kauai Summer Fun Package
“Cruise” into summer with The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas’ Summer Fun package. Discover the island of Kauai in a midsize rental car, relax in a spacious deluxe island-view two-bedroom villa and enjoy two resort activities for two guests daily. Rates start at $723 per night, minimum four-night stay. Book now through August 31, 2017. To book, visit www.westinprinceville.com or call (866) 837-4254 and ask for rate plan LBPKG1.
New Charity Bungalow Program at
Sheraton Kauai Resort has launched a new charity program to enable guests to support Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. Sheraton Kauai will donate rental proceeds from one of its eight private, poolside bungalows overlooking the resort’s Ocean Pool and beachfront to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. The bungalow, which has been renamed the Children’s Miracle Bungalow, is available for advance reservations for a minimum $150 donation. Suggested donation on same-day use is $150 on a first-come, first-served basis. A fundraising goal of $16,000 has been set for 2017.
The Westin Princeville Charity Golf Tournament
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas invites guests to play with a purpose at its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits local Kauai charities. The event kicks off on Sunday, June 25 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., followed by a “19th Hole” Luncheon on The Westin Princeville’s main lawn. Single players and teams of four are welcome. The charity golf tournament will be at the Princeville Makai Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and ranked among the Top 100 of America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Just minutes from The Westin Princeville, the 18-hole championship Makai Course winds its way around serene lakes, native woodlands and the most spectacular coastline Kauai’s north shore has to offer with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay.
Explore Local Culture & Cuisine on Kauai
In partnership with the Waipā Foundation, He ‘Aina Ola, which translates to “A Nourishing Feast” in the Hawaiian language, allows participants to experience Kauai in a new way. Discover Hawaiian history, cultural stewardship and the island’s bounty through a walking tour of the Waipā Foundation’s orchard and gardens, followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by The Westin Princeville’s culinary team. Held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Walking tour begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Waipā Foundation, past the town of Hanalei. Contact: The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas (808-827-8808). $135 per person includes farm tour, dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
Destination Discoveries: A Concierge Curated Experience
The Luxury Collection concierges at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort have assembled a collection of exceptional, indigenous experiences for visitors – from early morning workouts with an island twist to interactive cultural activities rooted in Hawaii’s rich history. Start the Hawaiian summer day with a Barefoot Beach Workout on the sands of Waikiki Beach, an exhilarating Yogaquatics class, or a Diamond Head Hike excursion. For a more spiritual experience, take part in the Hiuwai Morning Ritual, a sunrise ceremony of renewal of mind, body and spirit that takes place on the shore. Learn the art of lauhala weaving, Hawaiian quilting, and haku bracelet making or master the sport of surfing with one of the legendary Waikiki Beach Boys. Take a tour of The Royal Hawaiian to learn about the history of the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” and its role in shaping the Waikiki of today.
Mermaid Summer in Waikiki
Even mythical mermaids can’t resist the lure of world-renowned Waikiki Beach. Mermaid Citrine will once again spend her summer at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool, where she will enchant guests in June, July and August with one-hour shows, featuring interactive games, swimming, storytelling and picture taking.
‘Aha‘aina Luau Adds Weekly Show
This summer, visitors will have even more opportunities to experience Waikiki’s only oceanfront dinner show, the ‘Aha‘aina Luau at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. Starting May 18, an additional show will be held every Thursday evening to complement the highly popular weekly Monday show. With the breathtaking backdrop of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, ‘Aha‘aina provides a cultural journey through time paying homage to Helumoa, the legendary playground of Hawaiian royalty, where the resort now stands.
Experience the Gentle Giants of Keauhou Bay
Picture a large shadow gracefully gliding like an acrobat through crystal-clear ocean waters. Hauntingly beautiful and graceful, you’ve seen a manta ray, the largest of the ray species, reaching wing spans up to 20 feet and weighing as much as 3,000 pounds. Complimentary 30-minute Manta Talks by the Manta Pacific Research Foundation occur most evenings at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. They are an excellent way to learn about these amazing marine animals. You also can book your Nighttime Manta Ray Snorkel Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime experience to snorkel or dive at night with the graceful Manta Rays in the crystal waters of Keauhou Bay. www.sheratonkona.com
Morning Outrigger Canoe Paddling Adventure
Start the morning on the water and navigate through time with Hoe Wa‘a, an outrigger canoe paddling experience, offered exclusively for guests of the new The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. Guests will paddle in a six-person wa‘a (canoe) with expert guides who will share their passion for the canoe paddling lifestyle and the spiritual relationship between Hawaiians and the environment, especially the sea. While paddling along North Kaanapali Beach’s majestic shoreline, guests can take in beautiful views of the Islands of Molokai and Lanai and may spot marine life swimming by. Tours are held daily at 7 a.m. in partnership with Ali‘i Maui Outrigger Canoes. Space is limited; reservations required. Call (808) 662-6400 for reservations.
New Relaxing Spa Ritual at Spa Helani
Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by WestinTM at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers the Nanea Ritual in honor of the opening of sister resort The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, next door. This new 80-minute treatment is designed to soothe guests into a blissful state of relaxation, or nanea in Hawaiian. The ritual begins with clearing the space using a ti leaf, a tradition common in the Hawaiian culture, to cast away negative energies. Next, an aromatherapy oil blend, made from fresh flowers, including sandalwood, gardenia and tuberose, from the slopes of Haleakala and Mauna Loa, and created exclusively for the Nanea Ritual, is applied. The Nanea Oil is massaged onto the body using heated Lava Shells® to melt tension, calm restlessness, and allow guests to achieve deep relaxation. For more information, visit westinkaanapali.com/spa.
Something’s Cooking at Sheraton Maui Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa kicks off the summer with two tasty new experiences. “Culture & Culinary,” an interactive gourmet series, highlights indigenous Hawaiian culture, locally sourced ingredients and island beverages through one-hour talk story sessions and cooking demonstrations. The twice-monthly events at Black Rock Lounge begin with the resort’s cultural advisor, Jack Stone, who will discuss the history, origin and cultural significance of a featured ingredient and its use in traditional Hawaiian cooking. Executive Sous Chef Lederer will then lead an interactive cooking demonstration, creating a delicious dish for guests to taste while sharing tips on preparation and flavor profiles. Island beverages will enhance the series, with custom craft beer samplings from Maui Brewing Company that pair well with each featured ingredient.
The Distiller Series will be led by Mark Nigbur, master distiller of Hali‘imaile Distilling Company, who will educate guests on Hali‘imaile’s Pau Maui Vodka, FID Street Gin and Paniolo Whiskey, while a local guest mixologist mixes craft cocktails to sample. Chef Lederer will create a pupu menu using ingredients and flavors that accentuate the cocktail combinations. The complimentary events are open to hotel guests ages 21 and over. Guests who attend the events can take advantage of happy hour drink pricing and 25 percent off dinner at Black Rock Lounge or Black Rock Kitchen. For more dates and information, visit www.sheraton-maui.com.
“Easy Breezy ‘I Do’” Wedding Package
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has unveiled a new “Easy Breezy ‘I Do’” wedding package curated for couples looking for an intimate, effortless and stress-free wedding or vow renewal. The package combines a number of preselected enhancements to help couples breeze through the planning process. It allows for a choice of ceremony venue from two oceanfront resort locations – Black Rock Lawn or Kaanapali Point and a reception for up to 20 guests at Maui Nui Luau or Black Rock Kitchen’s family-style dining location, the ‘Ohana Table. Also included: a bamboo arch, officiant with conch shell blowing, shell leis for all guests, groom’s boutonniere, bridal bouquet, solo musician for the ceremony, one hour of photography, marriage license coordination, a water station for the ceremony and a personal event manager.
Easy Breezy ‘I Do’ package is priced at $5,500, plus $89 per person for the reception. For more information on weddings at the resort, call (808) 662-8159 or visit www.sheraton-maui.com/weddings.
More Family Fun at The Westin Maui
Families planning an island vacation can look forward to delightful offerings designed for active fun and adventure at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Here, children will enjoy a sense of wonder through the resort’s Westin Family program that includes a kids club for children ages 5 to 12. From a photo safari on Sunny Sunday to beach play on Wipe-Out Wednesday and net fishing on Aloha Friday, the excitement is endless. There are even night camps with evening exploration for children while parents enjoy a romantic dinner on the beachfront lawn of Relish Oceanside. Visit www.westinmaui.com for details
Offering the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, authentic culture and island romance, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii is the ideal way to enjoy Summer 2017. Ready to plan your getaway? RESERVE ONLINE now or call 866-716-8140 and ask for our best deals.