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General Information Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system. Please note these gradings are a guide only and may alter throughout the year.
Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in Hawai‘i. A half star is noted when the level of service and facilities for the accommodation falls between two grades. Grading accommodation can be quite subjective and generally speaking, the standard and services will be in line with the price paid. Please check with your travel consultant to ensure you get the accommodation to best suit your needs. When selecting your accommodation please note that the standard bedding configuration in Hawai‘i is two double beds, with a maximum of two children free using existing bedding. This can vary. Child Policy: Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suit you and your family’s needs. Price Indicator: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel consultant will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is in New Zealand dollars. Look out for our “gems” of information scattered throughout our Hawai‘i brochure.
HAWAI‘I Hawai‘i and her islands is a destination that will impress you from the moment you step off the plane. Clear blue skies meet the ocean at the horizon and everything looks pristine when dappled in sunlight. With the Pacific Ocean on your doorstep, there are numerous activities to try that gratefully have you able to cool off in the water. Each island is vastly different to the other, so you can find one to suit your needs and can be adventurous or inactive as you like. The word Aloha is both a greeting and a way to show affection and this is heard being used daily by the Hawaiian people who are displaying warmth and kindness. Leave a corner of your suitcase empty as with the array of shops in Waikiki, you’ll easily be able to fill it. The dining options are overwhelming and the cocktails beckon, particularly at various happy hours. Soak up the sun, embrace the culture and appreciate the beautiful surroundings.
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Hawai‘i is a playground for active travellers and with warm, clear waters, it’s perfect for ocean lovers. Snorkelling, diving, game-fishing and kayaking are popular, and try your hand at surfing, with many lessons available right on Waikiki Beach, alongside the chance to ride an Outrigger Canoe. Pack the walking shoes and enjoy delightful walks for all fitness levels up hills and along coastal paths, and on the outer islands, even some hikes on volcanoes.
1 / A NOD TO THE PAST Hawai‘i has many historical moments contributing to its present-day appeal. We can thank Captain James Cook for their discovery, who ironically then had an untimely death at Hawai‘i Island. Surfing is said to have originated in O‘ahu and now is an extremely popular pastime. We can’t forget the Polynesian influence of dancing and using it to tell a story, bringing us the hula and of course gatherings mean food, bring us the luau, a magnificent feast. There was once a royal family, which still has strong significance in the Hawai‘i we know today with ‘Iolani Palace being the former residence and now a popular attraction. The events of December 1941 have will never be forgotten with Pearl Harbour also attracting many visitors annually.
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2 / MORE THAN WAIKIKI Waikiki is an exciting beach neighbourhood of Honolulu, but don’t forget about the rest of this American state. Circle O‘ahu and explore pineapple plantations and movie sets. The neighbouring islands are a “preparing for landing as soon you as you take off” flight away and are all so different to one another. Each offers some very unique sights and experiences, is noticeably much quieter than Waikiki and you’ll be pleased you ventured a little bit further than the famous beach.
5 / MARINE EXPERIENCES Maui and the Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island are great places for whale watching (between November and April) as they migrate to the sheltered Hawaiian waters. Put a visit to Turtle Town on your Maui itinerary too – the water is replete with bright coral, tropical fish and multiple sea turtles. A trip to Molokini Island will have you snorkelling with colourful fish and viewing coral. Also visit Hawai‘i Island for a manta ray experience. The mantas frequent the Kona Coast, notably the bay fronting Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, and come nightfall boat tours, certified divers and snorkellers are all permitted to venture amongst them.
4 / DISCOVER THE BEST BEACHES You’d be hard pushed to find a bad patch of sand in Hawai‘i. There are long white sand beaches, secluded rocky coves, beaches fronted by parks and picnic areas, beaches for surfing, beaches for sandcastles – you get the picture… Make sure O‘ahu’s Haunama Bay and the platinum white Makapu’u Beach are on your list, the latter an easy jaunt from Waikiki and with a prominent lighthouse for exploring. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui is a stunner and Kauna‘oa Bay on Hawai‘i Island boasts bluer than blue waters.
6 / EAT LIKE A LOCAL Discover authentic Hawaiian flavours loved by the residents. O‘ahu’s famed North Shore food trucks are always swarmed by locals and that’s because they’ve been a Hawaiian institution for decades. Look for Giovanni’s, one of the original (and best) food trucks in Hawai‘i. If you like raw fish, you’ll love Poké. Relatively similar to ceviche, it’s thick cubes of raw tuna marinated with soy and sesame… ask for added avocado to make it extra delicious. Loco Moco is a classic icon too and is tastier than it sounds. Rice topped with a meat pattie and a fried egg, and then doused with gravy, they are served in all types of establishments. When in Waikiki, visit Leonard’s Bakery which has been selling malasadas since 1952. A malasada is a hole-less donut stuffed with custard (or chocolate) and dusted in sugar and cinnamon. Best to visit daily.
As your plane begins its descent, you lean forward in your seat, hoping to catch a glimpse of the
emerald and iconic volcanic peak known as Diamond Head, rearing out of the ocean and fringed with white sand. The moment you step off the plane you know you’ve arrived in the right place – the air is warm and has that languid feel that you only find in the tropics. Then, as if to reassure you further, you’re greeted, not by the usual nod from a customs official, but with a brilliant smile and a welcoming ‘aloha’. It’s a greeting you’ll hear a hundred times a day in Hawai‘i, and one which you’ll find yourself slipping into your own language as you melt into the rhythm of the islands. Hello, goodbye, peace, love and happiness – all sentiments that suit the Hawaiian lifestyle perfectly. With its Polynesian heritage, it’s easy to imagine that New Zealand would be like this if it had the good fortune to be dragged a few hundred miles closer to the equator. It’s the sort of destination that makes you want to try new things. Fancy learning to surf? You’ll find a beginner-sized wave somewhere on any given day, and there’s no shortage of patient instructors to get you up and riding. Or learn a new artform or custom from the Islands of Aloha. The friendly Hawaiian locals will be only too happy to share their stories and the strong spiritual connection between Hawai‘i and New Zealand. One thing is certain – on your last night, as you watch the sun sink into the Pacific, you’ll wish you could dally a little longer.
Kawela Sunset Beach Waimea Bay Kaena Point
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Makaha Waianae Nanakuli Kapolei Barbers Point
Pearl Harbour Ewa Beach
HONOLULU WAIKIKI Diamond Head
Waimanalo Makapuu Point Hanauma Bay
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O‘AHU An old-fashioned trolley bus rumbles along streets fringed with palm trees. Beyond lies a white sandy beach where tourists and locals relax. The surf is small but perfectly formed – just right for a morning surfing lesson. When you’re done, saunter to breakfast of fresh pineapple and a strong Kona coffee in anticipation of some serious shopping. Such are the highlights of Waikiki, but don’t be trapped by its charms – O‘ahu has much more to offer beyond Honolulu. Hire a car and circle the island. On the east coast you’ll find soaring cliffs, talcum-powder beaches and a quieter way of life, the perfect foil to the fun and frivolity of Waikiki. The world-famous surf beaches of the North Shore are a highlight, and even if you’re not a surfer, Sunset Beach may be the best spot to watch the sun go down.
Waikiki Beach Walk® – Home to plenty of restaurants including the Yard House where you can taste over 110 different types of beer. Also make sure you check out the art galleries and shops.
Waikiki Trolley – A fun way to see the sites. The red line is for the history buffs. Explore 13 stops in historic Honolulu, take the green line for a scenic tour along the east coast of O‘ahu past Diamond Head and the pink line is for all the shopaholics.
Ala Moana Shopping Centre – The world’s largest open-air shopping centre with over 350 shops and restaurants. Here you’ll find Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Old Navy, Zara and the list goes on.
Pearl Harbour – This is a must, a very moving tribute to those who lost their lives here on December 7th, 1941.
North Shore – Head to the North Shore and check out all the surfing action at famous beaches such as Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. Stop at the Aloha General Store, the birth place of Shave Ice and feast on fresh shrimp from one of the many shrimp trucks on the side of the road.
Dining – There are so many amazing places to eat and drink in Waikiki. A few of our favourites are Roy’s, Bill’s Hawai‘i, The Pig & Lady and the always lively Duke’s.
International Marketplace – Head to the re-designed International Marketplace with over 80 stores and restaurants in the heart of Waikiki including seven signature restaurants.
Diamond Head – It’ll take about an hour to reach the summit and around half that time for the way back down. The last stretch is stairs and can be quite challenging – but the views from the top are sensational. Go first thing in the morning to avoid the heat of the day.
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This cute little property, with only 96 hotel rooms and suites, has an open-air lobby and is super centrally located. You’re just two blocks from the beach and in the very heart of the shopping, dining and entertainment areas, in fact you’re perfectly placed for spending your days relaxing at the beach and the nights trying out amazing cuisine from around the world. Rooms are stylish and the perfect place to return to after a day in the sun. Open the balcony door and let the warm breeze in.
Kaipi’olani Beach Park
In the heart of Waikiki, this casual, simple and great value for money hotel is just a few blocks to the beach as well as many restaurants and shops. It’s easy to get around Waikiki and the local area from this surf inspired hotel with the bus line passing in front of the hotel. Hit the beach with one of the complimentary boogie boards from the hotel and have some fun in the warm Pacific Ocean or grab some goodies from the nearby shops and utilise the BBQ area on the sundeck.
Ala Wai Golf Course
Kuhio Beach Park
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Central Waikiki Beach
Ala Wai Yacht Harbour
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Centrally located in Waikiki, OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger is an easy 5 minute walk to the world-famous Waikiki Beach and adjacent to the International Market Place. Experience the warmth of Old Hawai’i throughout the comfortable guest rooms and suites with kitchenettes, the relaxing pool deck, or while enjoying food and drinks at one of the four dining options. Start your day at Hawaiian Aroma Caffe located in hotel lobby, you won’t need to travel far for your morning fix. This hotel is a great base from which to experience all the fun activities in Waikiki.
Coconut Waikiki Hotel
Private balconies have views out to Diamond Head, the Ko‘olau Mountains or over the city and you’re just a 5 minute walk from the heart of Waikiki. There are plenty of shops and different options for dining at the nearby Royal Hawaiian Centre and Waikiki Beach Walk®. Even more importantly, it’s only about a 10 minute walk until your toes are in the sand. With a lobby filled with communal tables, it’s a great place for meeting fellow guests and to enjoy some popcorn that is fresh from the machine there too.
Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Shoreline Hotel Waikiki brings a unique boutique hotel experience to Hawai‘i with its colourful design and custom art. The 135 room property was reimagined with “A Nature Meets Neon” concept. Centrally located in Waikiki, one block from Waikiki Beach and steps away from dining and world-class shopping malls. Guests can enjoy a range of hotel amenities, a rooftop pool deck with original artwork and murals, an open-air lobby. In-room amenities include a welcome package of Hawaiian snacks, beverages and Hawaiian Kukui nut Lei necklaces. The hotel offers a calendar of new hotel programming for guests including live music, a shave ice cart, hat wall, Pau Hana, local activities and maker markets featuring local artisans.
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
This boutique hotel is in a great location just a 5 minute walk from the heart of the dining and shopping scene of Waikiki and less than a 10 minute walk to the beach. Rooms are vibrant with a bit of a retro feel, but this nod to the past results in a very unique place to stay. Each has a lanai and locally inspired art and décor, but all the modern amenities one would expect. The hotel restaurant Mahina & Suns is a great place to hang out, it’s casually hip with live music nightly and they pride themselves on using local and sustainable produce. A great pool area with books and board games to keep you entertained. The perfect place to unwind with a cocktail and make new friends.
This new stylish oasis is conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki. Iconic Waikiki Beach is just across the road and a ton of dining and shopping is right on your doorstep (Macy’s is right downstairs!). The onsite Maui Brewing Co serves local brews and delicious food and has two happy hours every day. Spend some time just sitting on your balcony with a book and enjoying the ocean breeze. This is a great place to base yourself and explore Waikiki.
Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani
Steps away from the iconic Waikiki Beach, Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, the newest luxury boutique, offers a refined tropical getaway. Step in the lavish lobby with light and airy interiors as well as works of art throughout the hotel showcasing the works of select local artists. Enjoy our Eighth Floor Urban Escape complete with a vitality pool and garden sanctuary and the new Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant featuring a variety of fresh baked artisan breads, pastries, cakes, and coffees as well as locally inspired dishes in a casual setting.
Two Bedroom Oceanfront Room
Ilikai Hotel and Luxury Suites
Once internationally recognised from the opening shot of Hawai‘i Five-O, this hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Centre and overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Marina, the Ilikai Hotel offers spacious accommodation with a kitchen, large balcony and fabulous views. Swimming, surfing and sandcastle making can all be done at the nearby Ala Moana Beach Park, a long and sandy beach just a short stroll away or grab a sun lounger at one of the two on-site swimming pools and catch some sun. The Ilikai Massage Spa offers and array of treatments and for those staying longer, the on-site laundry is also a great asset.
The Modern Honolulu
Introducing cosmopolitan chic in Hawai‘i, combining style and sophistication with fabulous modern, minimalistic rooms – with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean or city skyline. Gourmet pleasures, vibrant nightlife, intimate pool settings and luxurious spa treatments are at your fingertips. And all of O‘ahu’s gems – shopping, beaches, nature and more are all easily accessible. This amazing retreat creates a feeling of luxury, as refined as it is relaxed.
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
This modern hotel is in a superb spot, right in the heart of Waikiki. You are directly across the road from the International Market Place which has some great dining and shopping, and just two blocks from the beach. Spend some time relaxing at the sundeck and bar area beside the pool and then take a stroll around Waikiki. You can easily be swimming at the famous Waikiki beach, shopping up a storm on the main street or wining and dining in any one of the multitude of eateries in the vicinity within a few minutes after stepping outside the hotel. Be sure to check out TR Fire Grill, the on-site restaurant that smokes its meat and vegetables, creating flavoursome dishes and are best accompanied by one of the craft beers or wines it offers.
Needing a snack on the go? Visit the Holoholo Café & Market for your snacks, drinks, sweet treats and souvenirs also available.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Everything about this hotel is fun and full of life – from the modern Hawaiian beach theme in the lobby (surfboards and all) to the retro open air Tiki’s Bar & Grill. Tiki’s is a favourite in the neighbourhood, and once you’ve tasted some of the Pacific Rim dishes on offer you will soon agree. It has a casual atmosphere, daily drink specials and live music on occasion. Rooms have a bright feature wall and a lanai, so open the doors and let the warm breeze filter through. This contemporary hotel is directly across from a scenic section of Waikiki Beach so you can get to your favourite spot of sand with ease or jump on one of the many buses that stop right outside the hotel and get out and explore more of Waikiki.
Upgrade to Coconut Club access with views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head, making this the perfect place to end your day.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
A fabulous location directly across from the beach and on Kalakaua Ave, the main road in Waikiki. You will be mesmerised by the large oceanarium that catches your eyes from the moment you enter the lobby. Daily fish feedings are yours to watch, nip in to the nearby O Bar and have one of the best seats in the house while enjoying a bite to eat. You also won’t need to head far for some of the best Japanese in Waikiki, as Morimoto Asia is located on-site offering speciality items that you will love. The salt water infinity pool has prime position overlooking Waikiki Beach and an amazing sun deck to match. Cabanas and day beds are dotted around to catch the sun and at night live music is played and the bar keeps serving drinks. Cross the road from the hotel and you will have your toes in the sand or wander Kalakaua Ave for a huge array of shopping and dining options. There are so many options you won’t know what to do first.
The Laylow Waikiki, Autograph Collection
This hotel oozes character. Its décor blends mid-century modernism with vintage Hawaiian charm which makes for super stylish rooms, each one complete with a lanai for you to step out and be enveloped in that warm Hawaiian air. You’ll soon be feeling like a local with nostalgic surf books and an authentic ukulele in your room as well. Be sure to attend a ukulele lesson during your stay. The Laylow Waikiki is just a block from the beach and next door to the International Marketplace which is home to sought after shops and world-class restaurants or just chill out at Hideout, The Laylow’s open air restaurant and bar, making delicious drinks and meals using local ingredients. Musicians perform nightly and the open terrace with fire pits will soon be one of your favourite places to wind down at the end of the day.
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Inspired by rich traditions and modern elegance, this hotel embraces the spirit of the sea, from the canoe that welcomes you in the lobby to the gentle surf of Waikiki Beach that it fronts. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the beachfront dining experience at The Reef Bar & Market Grill or chill at the open air Kani Ka Pila Grille which features nightly entertainment by some legendary musicians and a generous happy hour. Poolside is the ideal place for a Mai Tai – the cocktail synonymous with Polynesian settings. The nearby Waikiki Beach Walk® also provides plenty of dining and shopping options, and Kalakaua Avenue with even more choices is just around another corner. Rooms provide plenty of space for any extra shopping purchases and are a comfortable place to rest at the end of another great day in Hawai‘i.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
This location is unbeatable – on the beach in the heart of Waikiki with one step out one door and you are in the midst of shopping heaven, step out the other door and you will be dipping your toes in the sea in a matter of seconds. The relaxed atmosphere will have you slipping into holiday mode in no time. There is a chance you’ll be undecided on what restaurant gives you the best view with three beachfront restaurants, including legendary Duke’s Waikiki with a lively atmosphere and a dessert called Hula Pie that will raise your eyebrows. Hula Grill has views of the imposing Diamond Head so the ideal place to contemplate a walk to its summit. There are an array of activities on offer including complimentary stand up paddle board yoga, but if balancing seems tricky, just head to the spa and indulge in a relaxing treatment or simply relax at the beachfront pool.
Book a room that has Voyager 47 Club access. It offers a club lounge with a view as well as breakfast, premium refreshments and evening appetizers.
O‘AH U Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Located in the heart of Waikiki, on Kalakaua Avenue with many dining and shopping options within easy walking distance and just half a block from world-famous Waikiki Beach. Rooms and suites feature a Sweet Sleeper™ bed assuring you of a comfortable place to rest each night and are complete with your own balcony. If feeling active, visit the fitness centre for a workout or perhaps lounging in the freshwater pool is more appealing. Relax afterwards in a poolside cabana with a good book for company. Be sure to sample the Mai Tai flights at the Tiki inspired Splash Bar.
Prince Waikiki stands at the heart of Honolulu’s vibrant Chinatown, Kaka’ako and Waikiki neighbourhoods, and around the corner from Ala Moana Centre. Thoughtfully designed, it features a modern lobby with custom copper ceiling artwork, and is home to the largest contemporary collection curated by Hawaiian artists. Each room and suite offers an unobstructed ceiling-to-floor ocean view. Savour sophisticated fare at signature 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, paired with gorgeous sunsets and live music. Grab something quick to eat from the Honolulu Coffee Company located in the lobby. Try Katsumidori for the ultimate Sushi experience. Escape to the infinity pool, cabanas, and Hinana Bar - an on-property oasis and Waikiki’s best-kept secret. Enjoy the 27-hole championship golf course at Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club in Ewa, accessible by hotel shuttle.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki
A sophisticated retreat in the heart of Waikiki, the new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach offers a contemporary, fresh and inviting experience for modern travellers. Enjoy locally-inspired cuisine, irresistible cocktails and a pool deck with views of Diamond Head and cosmopolitan Waikiki. Immerse yourself in the welcoming spirit of Aloha during your stay at Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. With a location just steps from glittering beaches, island-inspired eateries, and natural wonders, you’ll quickly discover what makes Hawai‘i such a beloved destination on the island of O‘ahu.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
Life is “Suite” in Waikiki! Begin your day with complimentary buffet breakfast and enjoy an evening reception with complimentary cocktails and nibbles with live, local entertainment. Set in the heart of Waikiki Beach Walk® with its and shops and restaurants, this is an ideal property for family holidays. You have the choice of spacious one or two bedrooms with views of iconic Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. The kids will love playing in the children’s pool and the adults will enjoy relaxing in the whirlpool spa or in the new stylish cabanas on our spacious sundeck. All of this with no additional resort fees!
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Set amongst 22 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, right on the widest stretch of Waikiki Beach, this is a unique spot for your holiday. Great accommodation options, a full range of activities for the whole family and five pools, the hardest part will be deciding how long to stay! Kids will love the Paradise Pool, home to the longest water slide in Waikiki, and those that are too young for the slide will be able to splash around in the Keiki Pool. The younger guests will also enjoy Camp Penguin - staff educate kids about Hawai‘i in a fun way with storytelling and games and some excursions, and movies are played under the stars twice a week. There are also many other resort activities on offer for other guests too – yoga, lei making, adults-only pool in Kalia Tower, ukulele lessons or test your skills at stand up paddle boarding. With over 20 places to eat and drink, you may not even have to leave the resort during your stay! Cuisine varies from Steak and Seafood to Italian, and be sure to visit Lappert’s Hawai‘i for locally made ice-cream. The Hawaiian Luau is also an amazing feast accompanied by entertainment. Nightly torch lighting takes place around the resort gardens and don’t forget to watch the weekly Friday night Fireworks Show – a sight to be seen from all over Waikiki.
Rainbow Tower Ocean Front
Located at the edge of Waikiki with sweeping views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, the newly enhanced Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel offers a unique island escape. Following a recent $35 million renovation, the hotel brings a modern and vintage twist to the Golden Age of Waikiki. Couples may choose from 315 retro chic guest rooms and suites, each with its own Hawaiian art. Enjoy the culinary outlet of Deck which serves modern American cuisine and get your snacks for the day at Knots Coffee Roasters. Aside from the pool and fitness centre, there are many various on-site activities to participate in - from lei and cocktail making classes to surf lessons and sunrise yoga. Whether celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary or destination wedding, the Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel is the perfect venue for your romantic O‘ahu getaway.
Visit Aloha Whip for a taste of delicious ice cream. The Dole Whip is the most popular - bright yellow pineapple goodness!
Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore
Premier Ocean View King with Balcony
After a scenic journey of just 50 minutes heading north from Waikiki, you will arrive at the uniquely beautiful surroundings of Turtle Bay. The area of the North Shore has pristine beaches that are dotted with palm trees and the grounds of Turtle Bay are no different. Play a round of golf at one of the resort’s two courses or snorkel right off the beach to see the turtles this bay is renowned for. With so many different types of accommodation, from rooms and suites to cottages and villas, there is something to suit everyone. You will soon find a favourite spot – whether that be on your lanai or a lounger beside the pool. Kids will want to spend some time shooting down the waterslide at the kids pool. Activities are available for all energy levels. Yoga is an easy start to the day, whereas cycling, tennis or horseback riding may require a bit more exertion. Relax in a hot tub near the pool at the end of the day. With seven restaurants and bars on-site, all using fresh produce to create sumptuous meals, there is an establishment to suit your appetite. The nearby historical town of Haleiwa has more dining options available as well as boutique shops. See map on page 5 for resort location.
This property is in a prime location in Waikiki, among the shopping and dining of Kalakaua Avenue and with access to Waikiki Beach, you’ve got the best of both worlds. Dining at the hotel has great views though, particularly at Edge Of Waikiki which is recognised as one of America’s Best Pool Bars. You could easily spend a whole afternoon here, sipping on cocktails and soaking up the breathtakingly beautiful views of Waikiki Beach. There is a great range of rooms and suites, comfortable and spacious, with doors opening to a lanai for you to step out and enjoy the warm Pacific air. At this luxurious oceanfront hotel, you can rejuvenate as you treat yourself to one of the many spa treatments, or just relax by the adults only infinity pool. Kids will be happy to splash around in the family friendly Helumoa Playground Pool.
The Leahi Club provides glorious views from the 30th floor. Upgrade your stay to Club access and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
Known as the ‘First Lady of Waikiki’, this oceanfront hotel is a legendary landmark. Contemporary amenities and unique services give you the feeling of stepping back in time to when the hotel first opened in 1901. Now consisting of three wings, each with its own personality, the hotel has grown over the years but still keeps the art of classic Hawaiian hospitality as it did from its beginnings. This hotel provides a unique insight into a bygone era of luxury travel. Retreat to the shade of the historic banyan tree in the courtyard or just people watch from your rocking chair on the front porch of the hotel. Perhaps the day calls for you to laze by the pool or ocean and just to recharge in a serene, tropical paradise on Waikiki Beach. For the ultimate in relaxation, head to the only oceanfront spa in Waikiki, the Moana Lani Spa. The treatments are as divine as the surroundings. With its elegant Victorian architecture and views to the historical Banyan tree, sit down and relax as you partake in breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at Veranda at the Beachhouse. If you need a quick bite to eat, the Surfrider Café offers healthy meals that you can take with you as you set off to explore the wonders of the area. Banyan Ocean Room
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
‘The Pink Palace of the Pacific’ is a step beyond your traditional luxury resort expectations. Arguably situated on the best location of Waikiki Beach, this legendary pink-hued hotel offers a chic and modern atmosphere with loungers on a private beach area and luxurious pool cabanas. Rooms in the historic wing are modern yet with classic Hawaiian décor and views of lush gardens, Diamond Head or Waikiki Beach. Mailani Tower rooms are modern and stylish, with an added bonus of a lanai with and ocean views, as well as an exclusive poolside club lounge and amenities. All rooms offer a haven of luxury and comfort and with gorgeous amenities. Banana Bread is a popular fare in Hawai‘i and the Royal Hawaiian Bakery bakes a very tasty one! The choices of macarons, sticky buns and signature pink snowballs may also take your fancy. For something more substantial, Surf Lanai is located outdoors and serves classic dishes that have a Hawaiian influence.
Royal Historic Ocean Room
CONDOMINIUMS A great accommodation choice when staying in Waikiki is a ‘home away from home’ condominium (condo). From family friendly suites to upscale comfort, condominiums mostly feature separate living and bedroom areas, full kitchens or kitchenettes and some even offer in-room laundry facilities allowing you to pack light. They’re a great way to save money on food as you can cook your own meals – also great for those fussy eaters!
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Aqua Pacific Monarch
Located in the heart of Waikiki, a block from one of the most famous beaches in the world and a stroll away from the area’s best shops and restaurants. There are studios and one bedroom suites which are a great choice for people wanting self-catering accommodation. Don’t miss the great view from the rooftop pool.
Darmic Waikiki Banyan
Situated at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, just over a block from the beach. Darmic is a New Zealand family owned company offering condominiums with the comfort of separate bedrooms and the convenience of full kitchens. With a large pool, kids’ playground and tennis court there’s something to keep everyone entertained.
Waikiki Shore by Outrigger
Unwind in your home away from home – the only condominium right on Waikiki Beach. With rooms offering kitchenettes or full kitchens, this is a great option for families. Right next door is the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort where you can enjoy the use of its pool, restaurants, beach services and more.
Two Bedroom Oceanfront
Regency on Beachwalk Waikiki by Outrigger
These condos bring fresh contemporary style into the heart of Waikiki. This chic condo is right around the corner from bustling Waikiki Beach Walk® which has lots of dining options and a short stroll to Waikiki Beach. The one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens are a great choice, and you can also enjoy use of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s pool, beach services and more.
See map on page 6 for condominium locations.
Aston Waikiki Sunset
Enjoy spectacular views of Diamond Head, the Pacific or the Honolulu city lights in this island-style condo resort. The spacious one and two bedroom apartments offer the convenience of eating in, or if you don’t feel like cooking, head to one of the restaurants in Waikiki which are within easy walking distance.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
This beachfront condominium resort features spacious two bedroom accommodations with fully equipped kitchens. Centrally located with easy access to plenty of shopping and dining, and from your private lanai (balcony), watch surfers skimming the waves, or catch a spectacular sunset – the views are breathtaking.
ATLANTIS DINNER CRUISE
WAIKELE PREMIUM OUTLETS
Take in the panoramic views of the Pacific, Waikiki and the Kahala coastline as you enjoy this evening dinner cruise. Step aboard for a casual, sunset sail and buffet dinner. Then enjoy an entertaining evening of music and dancing.
Just 45 minutes from Waikiki, this is a shopper’s paradise, with bargains and savings of up to 65% off everyday retail prices. In this outdoor setting, you’ll find more than 50 name brand stores.
HONOLULU FOOD TOUR: EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Kualoa Ranch is a one-stop adventure playground and a highlight for many travellers to O‘ahu! This working cattle ranch is one of the largest tracts of accessible nature and offers visitors ways to interact including UTV tours, ziplining through the jungle canopy or discovering famous film sites on a movie tour.
During your walking tour you’ll stop at up to seven locally-owned hidden gems. Your Hawaiian guide will tell you about the history and influences that have shaped Hawaiian food. You’ll end with a full belly and lots of ideas of where to eat.
OHANA SURF PROJECT Have you always wanted to learn to surf? What better place than Hawai‘i. Offering a personalised learning experience, the Ohana Surf Project will have you catching waves in no time.
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PEARL HARBOUR, USS ARIZONA & CITY TOUR
THE SURF BUS
Experience a piece of U.S. history in this poignant tour of Pearl Harbour. Following a short documentary, you’ll board a boat and head to the USS Arizona Memorial, which floats atop the sunken battleship. Then head downtown for a narrated tour of this bustling city.
Want to know the best way to see and experience the most beautiful beaches on O‘ahu? Climb aboard The Surf Bus O‘ahu Tour that takes riders to the world-famous North Shore where you can enjoy the freedom to do your own thing (at your own pace) on this fullday activities tour.
HANAUMA BAY SNORKELLING
Explore vibrant reefs teeming with life in beautiful Kailua Bay. Starting from calm, reefprotected waters of Kailua or Lanikai – two of the most pristine white sand beaches in the world – your Kailua kayaking tour is destined to be an unforgettable experience.
Explore the marine life conservation area of Hanauma Bay. The natural crescent beach is tucked inside the walls of an extinct volcano and offers a diverse population of marine life with over 450 species of tropical fish, and a large, rich coral reef.
NORTH SHORE & CIRCLE ISLAND ADVENTURE Explore O‘ahu, including the North Shore, on this day trip from Waikiki. Enjoy the scenic shores of Kahana Bay, catch sight of Mokuauia Islet, see the legendary Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline, and visit a shrimp farm in Kahuku—with a stop at food truck for lunch and Hawaiian shave ice.
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Honolua Bay Kapalua Napili Kahana Ka’anapali Lahaina
Kahului Bay Waihee Paia
Puu Kukui 5778ft
Kailua Keanae Nahiku
Haleakala National Park Puu Ulaula 10,023ft
Molokini Lua Makika Crater 1477ft Kanapou Bay Puu Moiwi
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO
MAUI On the west coast of Maui, there’s a pretty little town named Lahaina where you can while away the hours drinking cocktails and gazing out across the sea to the neighbouring islands of Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. Art galleries and restaurants now line the quaint main street where once whaling ship crews roamed. At the other end of the island is Hana, a small town whose main attraction is the journey itself with 104 kilometres of coastal road that incorporates 600 bends and 54 one lane bridges. Between the two is massive Haleakala, a volcano that forms more than 75% of the island, with spectacular sunrises and views. Dotted all around the island are the most beautiful beaches and bays, there are resort laden beaches, long white sand beaches, secluded rocky coves, beaches fronted by parks – you’re spoilt for choice.
Makawao – A thriving arts community in up-country Maui well worth visiting. Eclectic shops, boutiques and art galleries await, as well as the opportunity to watch artists at work. A trip to Komoda Store and Bakery for a cream puff is worth the visit alone. Iao Valley State Park – A peaceful, lush area centring around Iao Needle, a towering black rock pinnacle soaring over 365 metres high. It’s best to go in the early morning and there are lots of great hikes from which to admire the area’s rich foliage, natural pools and scenic mountain views.
Lahaina Historic Trail – Pick up a walking guide from the Lahaina Visitor Centre and explore Lahaina’s rich whaling and plantation history, as well as the historic court house, jail and banyan tree on a self-guided tour throughout Lahaina Town.
Golf – There are many golf courses which will satisfy even the most demanding golfer. Courses are flanked by crashing waves and soaring hillsides with panoramic vistas and tropical landscapes.
Road to Hana – With over 600 hairpin turns and 54 narrow bridges, the famous road to Hana is much less a thoroughfare as it is a life lesson. Slow down and enjoy the ride, there’s a surprise around every corner.
Haleakala National Park – Rising more than 3000 metres from the sea, Haleakala is a dormant volcano and is one of Maui’s most memorable attractions. A sight not to be missed is watching the sunrise over the unusual lava forms. Don’t forget to rug up as it can be quite cool at the top of the mountain. On a clear morning you may even see the neighbouring islands of Hawai‘i, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaho’olawe.
Sugar Cane Puukolii Train Station
Ka‘anapali Golf Course (South)
Ka‘anapali Golf Course (North)
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Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel
Set within lovely tropical gardens with beautiful frangipani trees, the hotel is right on the gorgeous Ka‘anapali Beach – a sensational location. Wander along the beach or the boardwalk and you’ll be at the shops and restaurants of Whaler’s Village in just a couple of minutes. The hotel is recognised as being “Hawai‘i’s Most Hawaiian Hotel” and has free daily cultural activities such as hula, lei making, ukulele lessons as well as Hawaiian entertainment most days. Rooms have a tropical island décor and a lanai with views out to the garden, pool or ocean. There is great beach activity centre where you can hire equipment or book lessons. If you are a beginner at snorkelling, take a complimentary lesson in the resort pool then you can then book yourself on a guided snorkel tour. Experience an exciting new ocean adventure on the hotel’s canoe, christened Kaleopo’okela, that teaches about Maui and it’s shoreline from an authentic Hawaiian perspective. Make sure you are there for Sunday Champagne Brunch. A favourite with locals and guests alike, you’ll be tapping your feet along with the Hawaiian entertainment and enjoying sumptuous food. Partial Ocean View Room
Royal Lahaina Resort
Beautifully set amidst 27 acres of tropical gardens and fronting one of the finest and quietest stretches of Ka‘anapali Beach lies the idyllic Royal Lahaina Resort. The resort’s natural beauty, traditional Hawaiian ambiance and dedication to great service means you will experience the ultimate in relaxation and tranquillity. A 15 minute stroll along the Ka‘anapali Beachwalk will have you at Whaler’s Village where a selection of shops and dining options await. Rooms and suites are in the 12 storey Lahaina Kai Tower, each with a lanai to capture the garden or ocean view. Beach cottages are spread out among the tropical gardens and give the feeling of a home away from home. Royal Scoop serves refreshing ice-cream along with coffees, smoothies and pastries. The Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge is open all day serving up great views as well as food. Treat yourself to a treatment at Alana Spa, take a dip in one of the three resort pools, play a game of shuffleboard or have a run round the tennis court – there are several activities on offer for you here. Large groups or families love the Beach House – complete with its own private pool.
M AUI Kaanapali Maui at the Eldorado
You’ll feel right at home at this family friendly condominium resort which overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by the Ka‘anapali Royal Golf Course. Just a short stroll away is Whaler’s Village with its shops, galleries and restaurants – a place to just hang out or engage in some retail therapy. The property features three swimming pools and once down at the beach you’ll find a beachside cabana that has a large deck for sunbathing and books available to read. BBQ’s are located poolside for guests to use.
Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger
Just a short drive from Wailea Beach and nestled on a gentle sloping hillside, these spacious, Mediterranean-style condos offer a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for your holiday. There is a choice of one or two bedroom villas offering garden or ocean views and each has its own balcony with BBQ grill. There is a pool on-site and the Pacific Ocean just minutes away. Start your mornings with a stroll along the nearby Wailea Coastal Path. The paved path covers five various beaches and gives splendid views to nearby islands. The shops at Wailea, and numerous dining options are just a short stroll away or head out to one of the three nearby championship golf courses.
Maui Kaanapali Villas
Set on a gorgeous stretch of Ka‘anapali’s Beach and within 11 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this condominium resort has everything you will need to make your holiday a truly memorable experience. Choose from spacious studios and one bedroom condos, and with each having a fully equipped kitchen, it will suit every holiday maker’s needs. The Beach Activities Centre has sand toys for the kids and can also arrange lessons for sailing. With two pools and the beach moments away, you’ll have no problem finding a place to cool off. The younger guests will spend their time in the wading pool while the older guests spend time in the jet spa. Castaway Café has all day dining and the on-site convenience store has all the sundries one would expect. The Ka‘anapali Shuttle makes access to the nearby Whaler’s Village easy where there are even more options for shopping and dining.
Kapalua Villas Maui
Located in stunning Kapalua on Maui’s northwest coast, this resort’s 22,000 scenic acres stretch from the mountains to the sea with kilometres of walking trails and beautiful beaches and bays. There are lots of dining options around the area, from farm-to-table at Merriman’s Kapalua, fresh sushi at Sansei Seafood Restaurant to more casual burgers at Honolua Store. There are also two world-class golf courses and tennis courts in the vicinity. Your one or two bedroom villa has a private lanai and full kitchen, perfect for relaxing and taking in the views.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Located on 23 lush oceanfront acres at legendary Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) on Ka‘anapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites travellers to experience adventure, romance and family fun on the island of Maui. Relax at the resort’s 142 yard lagoon style pool, taste fresh island cuisine, learn indigenous Hawaiian cultural activities and play at the white sandy beach. Eighty-three percent of the resort’s 508 newly-renovated rooms and suites feature breath-taking views of the Pacific, and sister islands Lana‘i and Moloka‘i, as well as modern amenities and island-inspired décor. At sunset, the resort showcases its iconic cliff dive ceremony, a tradition since the resort first opened in 1963. Travellers can also take advantage of amenities like the resort’s complimentary reef-safe sunscreen dispensers and daily marine education talks with Maui Ocean Center. With five on-site restaurants, world-class snorkeling and ocean activities, nearby Ka‘anapali Golf Courses and easy access Whalers Village, Lahaina town, and island adventures, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the perfect launching pad to explore all that Maui has to offer. Make lasting memories as you unwind during sunset, snorkel with tropical fish and honu (green sea turtles), learn ukulele with family, or rejuvenate at The Spa at Black Rock.
King Deluxe Ocean View Guest Room
Aston Kaanapali Shores
Your home away from home awaits on beautiful Ka‘anapali Beach. These oceanfront condos are situated within 10 acres of lush, landscaped gardens and offer one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. With a cool beachfront restaurant and bar, you can dine alfresco while gazing out to the water. Make it a point in your afternoon plans to return for the extended happy hour. Enjoy a game of tennis or simply relax by one of the two swimming pools. A treatment at the Puamana Day Spa will have you feeling rejuvenated in no time. The kids will enjoy being entertained with activities such as hula dancing and ukulele lessons at the Camp Ka‘anapali children’s programme.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Commanding Ka’anapali Beach, this beachfront resort is reimagining its magnificent 12 acre setting, with an exciting transformation. Featuring redesigned guestrooms and suites, its distinctive amenities include an aquatic playground with outdoor pools, watersport fun, wellness and cultural activities, on-site dining, spa and shuttle services to historic Lahaina for sightseeing, shopping, dining and nightlife. Mere steps away are championship golfing and beachfront shopping amidst Hawaiian paradise.
MYTHS OF MAUI LUAU DINNER AND A SHOW
MOLOKINI SNORKEL AND PERFORMANCE SAIL
Live drumming, traditional dances, and fireknife performances create a thrilling luau dinner show and makes for an unforgettable evening.
Snorkelling in Molokini is undeniably one of the best parts about visiting Maui. Here, over 250 species of fish inhabit a world-class reef. Experience water so exceptionally clear you can see down 22 metres and swim with schools of tropical fish while cruising the vibrant reef.
HALEAKALA, IAO VALLEY AND CENTRAL MAUI DAY TOUR
HEAVENLY HANA ADVENTURE TOUR
MAUI SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
Take the journey of a lifetime over the long and winding road to Hana. Sit back and let your guide do the driving through over 600 hairpin turns and 54 narrow bridges. Along the way see the crashing waves at Keanae Valley Lookout and just enjoy the stunning, lush landscape passing you by.
Step aboard the Maui Princess for a romantic Maui dinner cruise, where you’ll sail up the West Maui shoreline with views out to Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. As the Maui sunset begins to glow, sip on a cocktail and enjoy the live entertainment. The fun continues on this cruise with a delicious dinner followed by an evening of dancing.
As you travel toward some of Maui’s most breath-taking locations, you pass through rainforests, waterfalls and volcanic areas. Visit the volcanic crater of Mt. Haleakala and the Iao Needle which towers above the valley floor.
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Polihale State Park Mana
Waimea Canyon State Park
Mt Waialeale 5148ft Mt Kawaikini 5243ft
Mt Kahili 5243ft
Princeville Kilauea Larsens Beach
Po’ipu Beach Park
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO
KAUA‘I They call Kaua‘i the ‘Garden Isle’, but it’s like no garden you’ve ever seen before. Its mountaintops trap the rainclouds that roll in off the Pacific, so its peaks and valleys are draped with lush vegetation. Geologically it’s the oldest of the four main islands of Hawai‘i, so it’s had plenty of time to develop some spectacular scenery. Mark Twain described Waimea Canyon as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, while another highlight is the Napali Coast, where sheer cliffs rise thousands of feet straight out of the ocean. This coast is only accessible by hiking, boat or helicopter, but it’s well worth the effort. Of course, you don’t have to travel so extravagantly to appreciate Kaua‘i’s wonders – hire a bicycle from Kapa’a and cruise the cycle path that follows the coast for several kilometres. You’ll find your own patch of paradise.
Kilauea Lighthouse – Built in 1913 as a beacon for travelling ships, its light was turned off in the 1970’s. The view of the rugged northern coastline and the deepblue Pacific makes this the perfect spot for photos.
Spouting Horn Blowhole – Located on Kaua‘i’s South Shore, it is quite spectacular and one of the most photographed spots. The Poipu surf channels into a natural lava tube here and releases a huge spout of water during large swells.
Waimea Canyon – Stretching 22 kilometres long, 1.6 kilometres wide and more than 1100 metres deep, the Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views. There are numerous trails to traverse for beginners and seasoned hikers.
Napali Coast – The only land access to this enchanted area is via the Kalalau Trail, an 18 kilometre trail that starts at Kee Beach, crosses five different valleys and ends at secluded Kalalau Beach. If you don’t feel like walking, take a cruise for some unforgettable scenery.
Fern Grotto – On Kaua‘i’s east side, accessible only by a short boat trip up the Wailua River, the grotto is natural lava-rock, lush with hanging ferns and tropical foliage, cooled by the mists of a waterfall. There was a time when the grotto was off-limits to all but Hawaiian royalty, but for more than 50 years, riverboats have provided tours of the site.
Dining – With everything from fine dining to food trucks, you’ll find something on Kaua‘i to suit your palate. Tahiti Nui in Hanalei and Keoki’s Paradise in Poipu are two not to be missed. Both offer fresh seafood and live entertainment just about every night.
K AUA‘ I Aston Islander on the Beach
Located oceanfront on the Coconut Coast and set within beautifully landscaped gardens, it is just waiting to offer you a truly relaxing holiday. Relax on your own lanai and allow the breeze to filter through to your room. With a golf course and tennis courts nearby, as well as the Coconut Plantation Marketplace just a short stroll away, you can do as much or as little as you like while you vacation on the ‘Garden Isle’. Bike rentals are available from the hotel, but make sure you have returned from exploring to be able to take advantage of the extended happy hour at the Pool Bar daily.
Kaua‘i Shores Hotel is a funky hotel on Kaua‘i’s eastern coast. With its brightly coloured exterior and interior spaces, hip retro-inspired design, and cool, laid-back atmosphere, Kaua‘i Shores Hotel is an attractive spot for all kinds of travellers. Here families and couples can lounge around the hotel’s two pools, hit the beach, or enjoy free morning yoga classes on the property’s massive green lawn. The rooms are colourful and bright, with modern tropical décor. Lava Lava Beach Club - a popular Big Island outpost - serves fresh fish dishes beachside.
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kaua‘i by Outrigger
Taking advantage of the sunny side of the island, and set amongst swaying palm trees and plumeria blossoms, this oceanfront condominium resort is an oasis by the sea. Nestled amongst landscaped gardens on the site where the oldest sugar plantation in Hawai‘i once stood, this resort offers a range of accommodation options from beachfront to garden view. If swimming, snorkelling, tennis or golf are on your holiday to-do list then this is the place for you.
Aston at Poipu Kai
Just minutes to the famous Spouting Horn Blowhole and Shipwreck Beach, you’ll find these condominiums nestled amongst tropical gardens. Offering beautiful ocean views, winding pathways and a variety of accommodation including one, two and three bedroom suites, as well as three and four bedroom private homes all with fully equipped kitchens. Golf, dining and shopping are all nearby so you’ll never be short of things to do.
Kaua‘i Beach Resort
Nestled on the oceanfront on Kaua‘i’s eastern shore, this hotel offers true Hawaiian hospitality and activities that embrace the island’s lifestyle. Spend your days relaxing by one of the four swimming pools complete with waterfalls and a waterslide, treat yourself to a spa treatment or sit back and enjoy the live entertainment on offer. Being centrally located you’re within easy access to the lush mountains in the north and Waimea Canyon in the west and everything in between.
Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort
At this fantastic beachfront resort you will experience personal service and the warmth of ‘Aloha’. Every room in the beach and ocean wings face the sea and greet the morning sunrise. For those who prefer quiet beauty, the garden wing rooms overlook acres of vibrant tropical blooms and sparkling waterfalls. Relax, unwind and enjoy delicious fresh food and refreshing speciality drinks at Lavas on Poipu Beach – the Island Spiced Lava Wings are a fantastic choice.
KAUA‘I ZIPLINE TOUR
WAIMEA CANYON AND WAILUA RIVER
An amazing Zipline experience that combines zipping high above the treetops with exciting bridge walks. Soar through the canopy’s of Kaua‘i’s silent giants and you’ll see why Kaua‘i is called the ‘Garden Isle’.
Discover the stunning beauty and fascinating history of Kaua‘i on this tour of the island’s natural attractions. See the breath-taking expanse of Waimea Canyon and float through tropical paradise filled with rich history on a Wailua River cruise.
KAUA‘I MOVIE SITES TOUR
NI’IHAU AND NA PALI COAST SUPER SNORKEL CRUISE
See Kaua‘i through the lens of Hollywood. Explore the island’s historic towns and natural wonders that have made starring appearances on TV shows and films such as Jurassic Park, The Descendants and South Pacific. Along the way, learn some trivia and watch clips of films shot on Kaua‘i.
Uncover the ancient legends and dramatic landscapes of the Na Pali Coast and the ‘Forbidden Island’ of Ni’ihau on this sailing and snorkelling adventure.
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MOUNTAIN TUBING ADVENTURE Sit back, relax and have fun as you ride inflatable tubes along the gentle flowing waters. You will follow the course of historic irrigation channels that were once used for sugar crops and were built over 100 years ago. Pass through tunnels and see some beautiful scenery as the currents navigate your path for you.
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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
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Naalehu South Point (Ka Lae)
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO
HAWAI‘I ISLAND Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai‘i (known as the Big Island), is one of the few places where you can actually see new land being created as molten lava plunges into the sea. The sudden meeting of hot rock and cool water creates a vast steam cloud that can be seen from miles away, but to see it after dark is even more impressive, glowing red against the black lava field and night sky. Volcanoes aren’t the only reason to visit the island of Hawai‘i however. On the west coast is Kona, a cute little waterfront town that today is famous for its coffee and World Ironman championship. Great men have walked this land – this was the last royal residence of King Kamehameha the Great, while nearby Kealakekua Bay is where Captain Cook first set foot on the island and where he was later killed.
Volcanoes National Park – Dramatic, diverse, vast and still growing! To best appreciate the volcanoes, plan to spend at least a day exploring the park.
Punalu‘u Beach – Visit the black sand formed from hardened lava that has been crumbled into tiny particles. This is a popular spot for beachgoers and is also a habitat for honu (turtles).
‘Akaka Falls State Park – After a short hike you’ll first see the 30 metre Kahuna Falls, then continuing on the loop track witness the towering ‘Akaka Falls plunging 135 metres from the cliffs above. Deep Sea Fishing – A great place to hook big mahimahi, ono, ahi and Pacific blue marlin is off the Kona Coast.
Golf Capital of Hawai‘i – Their wide open spaces, dramatic contours and elevation changes make the 18 golf courses here a fantastic challenge.
Helicopter Ride – Take a ride and view some of the most incredibly diverse and interesting landscapes in the world.
Kona Coffee – Don’t forget to try one of Hawai‘i’s most famous exports and take a couple of bags home for yourself.
Manta Rays – Discover these beautiful creatures that can be found near the Sheraton Kona Resort. And if you’re staying at the property watch them from the shoreline in the evening or head out on a short boat ride to learn more about them.
This is a great resort with uninterrupted views of the Kona Coast. It is located close to all of the local facilities and features two oceanfront swimming pools on the sundeck, a tropical atrium and panoramic views of the coastal horizon. This is the perfect place to view a stunning Kona sunset. With one and two bedroom apartments, the resort is sure to have something to suit everyone.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is an upscale property set along a beautiful beach on the Island of Hawai‘i’s northwestern Kohala Coast. Dining options are tasty and they include a Mediterranean eatery, casual poolside restaurant, sushi spot, and a market with grab-and-go items. A variety of features include an adults-only infinity pool and family-friendly pool, a full-service spa and wide stretch of beach with loungers and umbrellas.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Discover private beach life at its absolute finest at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Located on the North-West coast of the Island of Hawai‘i, this elegant resort looks over its own slice of the Kohala Coast. Each of the 252 spacious guestrooms feature a private balcony and contemporary, high quality comforts. With L’Occitane amenities, media hubs, and coffee makers with Kona Blend coffee, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve escaped to a tropical paradise!
Royal Kona Resort
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With a dramatic oceanfront setting overlooking Kailua Bay on the west coast, this hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the quaint village of Kailua-Kona. It has comfortable rooms at an affordable price so you can afford to spend more of your hard earned dollars on sightseeing, shopping and the many other fun-filled activities that the ‘Big Island’ has to offer. Don’t miss the oceanfront Voyagers of the Pacific Luau, definitely a must-do for the whole family.
Aston Kona by the Sea
Sunbathe and watch the waves from the sandy pool deck and unwind in the shade under the coconut trees along the stunning rocky shoreline. Explore the many charming boutique shops and restaurants of nearby historic Kailua-Kona town or head off for a round of golf at one of the championship golf courses. You won’t be short on activities to keep yourself active during the day, and in the evening sit back and enjoy spectacular sunsets from the private balcony of your one or two bedroom apartment.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Nestled in the lush oasis of Keauhou Bay, the hotel has a great blend of adventure and culture. Explore the reefs, learn about Kaukulaelae (the point where the hotel is located) on a cultural tour and dine overlooking manta rays at Rays on the Bay. There is a fun 61 metre water slide and an oceanfront fantasy pool, this is the perfect place to experience Hawai‘i Island.
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Kulaniapia Falls © Heather Goodman
BIG ISLAND HELICOPTER FLIGHT
THE MAUNA KEA STELLAR EXPLORER
Experience the fiery lava vents of Hawai‘i Island’s active volcano, Kilauea. The intensity of the live volcanic landscape will surely take your breath away. Then be whisked through the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls.
Hawai‘i’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system.
BIG ISLAND GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
NIGHT MANTA RAY SNORKEL
Bringing you closer to the wonder and diversity of Hawai‘i Island, you’ll tour the south coast and visit Kealakekua Bay. Continuing on, you’ll discover Volcanoes National Park where you’ll see amazing formations at Kilauea Iki Crater and much more.
Have a unique Big Island experience snorkelling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE TOUR Embark on an adventure into the most active volcano on earth. You’ll learn about the landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of this stunning park. This tour has you hitting so many of Hawai‘i’s hot spots.
Exploring Hawai‘i by car is easy. Driving on the right hand side of the road may be different, however the roads are excellent, well sign-posted and spacious. Just remember the centre line should be by the driver!
Choosing your Rental Car
Things to think about:
Take into consideration the size of the vehicle you require. If the vehicle is to be used for day touring from a central base, then a smaller vehicle may be adequate and easier for parking. If doing longer travel, remember you will have luggage to transport around as well as the shopping, so a midsize to larger vehicle should be considered. We suggest you book before leaving home, as this will save you money and ensure that you get the vehicle of your choice.
Driving licence requirements
Minimum age restrictions and driving restrictions
Additional driver conditions
One way rental fees
Optional equipment e.g. child seats, roof racks
NeverLost is recommended
When you collect your car Hertz will take an imprint of your credit card as security. The credit card must be in the renter’s name. Depending on rate type booked, additional taxes, fees and insurances may also apply at this time
Emergency Roadside Assistance While each vehicle is serviced and cared for individually there may be an instance that you need some assistance. You can rest assured that in Hawai‘i, Hertz provides Emergency Roadside Assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
DRIVING IN HAWAI‘I
The Connect device is a navigation and WiFi solution available at an additional cost, in certain vehicle types at selected airport and downtown locations across the country. The device has online and offline GPS, city guides, currency converter, Hertz location guide and free calls to Roadside Assistance. Ideal for the independent traveller as you get to see and enjoy your surroundings instead of trying to read a map.
Explore Hawaii in our best fleet ever. Whether you’re touring the spectacular scenery in an SUV or cruising to the beach in a sports car, Hertz offers a range of vehicles to make your Hawaii trip unforgettable. Be sure to drive like a local with Hertz Connect. Our
enhanced mobile device* offers local discounts and
tickets, precise navigation, and more. Plus, 24hr Roadside Assistance is always available to keep you moving. To start your adventure today, call or visit your local travel agent. *
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C RUI S I N G
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE Hawai‘i is paradise on earth. Perfect weather year-round, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, colourful coral reefs, the birthplace of modern surfing and the Hula! Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, Pride of America, sails roundtrip from Honolulu yearround. Along the way, experience superb dining with no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating, spectacular entertainment and more freedom and flexibility to cruise how you want.
7-Day Hawai‘i, Roundtrip Honolulu 8 days/7 nights Only with Norwegian Cruise Lines can you discover four islands in seven days and enjoy overnight stays in Maui and Kaua‘i. Their award-winning itinerary gives you up to 100 hours in port so you can capture the spirit and soul of Hawai‘i. Port Arrive Depart Day 1: Honolulu, O‘ahu Day 2: Kahului, Maui 8.00am Day 3: Kahului, Maui Day 4: Hilo, Hawai‘i Island 8:00am Day 5: Kona, Hawai‘i Island 7:00am Day 6: Nawiliwili, Kaua‘i 8.00am Day 7: Nawiliwili, Kaua‘i Day 8: Honolulu, O‘ahu 7:00am
7:00pm 6.00pm 6:00pm 5.30pm 2:00pm
*When conditions permit, the ship will sail by Kilauea Volcano
Departures: Weekly departures, every Saturday (year round) Inclusions: 7 night cruise aboard Norwegian’s ship Pride of America, main meals (excluding specialty restaurants), onboard entertainment, port charges, taxes & gratuities, non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, water & ice tea) during meal service Price Guide From: $2920
HAWAI‘I ISLAND PACIFIC OCEAN
The price guide shown is per person, per cruise, twin share in lead interior category based on the 17 Oct 2020 departure. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date. Subject to change and availability at time of booking.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read these booking conditions carefully CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT The guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will apply to services supplied by us except where they are acquired, or held out as being acquired for business purposes. 1. OUR SERVICES AND OBLIGATIONS 1.1 House of Travel Ltd (‘we” or “us” as the case may be) supply services consisting of arranging and co-ordinating travel facilities and services, and making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers of travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services (“Suppliers”). House of Travel Ltd is part of the House of Travel group. 1.2 We undertake to perform these services with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or agents, or any cause independent of human control. This includes (but is not limited to), loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruptions, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of Governments or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. 1.3 We are not able to exercise control over services we do not supply directly, therefore we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from: • Any booking made directly with a service Supplier by your travel agent, or • Any services which are not directly provided by us and which are additional to those recorded in clause 1.1 above. 1.4 We will endeavour to provide the most suitable travel arrangements to meet the particular requirements you make known to us. However, travel is an individual experience, and your preferences and opinions may vary from our own. For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your individual satisfaction. 2. SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES 2.1 When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Supplier.
your travel agent is advised of changes which occur after booking, your travel agent is able to contact you. 4.3 Maps and Photographs: Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Photographs may show places in the geographic area which are not included in your booking. Hotel room photographs may not be the actual room occupied. 4.4 Property Information: Descriptions featured in this brochure are drawn from information provided by our Suppliers. Any facilities or services shown are subject to change at any time. Please advise your travel agent if you have any special requirements. 4.5 Room Bedding: Based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for specific bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking but can not be guaranteed. For example, twin share may consist of single beds or a shared double bed. 4.6 Rental Cars: We cannot guarantee to provide a particular model or colour within the car category. Availability of car categories is subject to confirmation at the time of booking. We reserve the right to substitute different models. If a vehicle is returned prior to the end of the reserved rental period or if the vehicle is picked up later than the reserved date, NO REFUND will be made for unused rental days 5. PRICES 5.1 The prices provided are a guide only based on low season, per adult share twin and are correct at the time of printing. The actual price may differ to that indicated due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Prices for tours are based on per adult per tour for share twin based on low season travel. Prices for cruises are per person for the complete cruise based on the lead-in cabin category on a low season sailing. 5.2 We will guarantee the price of the portion of the booking as processed by us, against currency fluctuation for a period of seven (7) days from the time of confirmation of the booking; note: special conditions apply for cruise bookings. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the date of confirmation. If your booking remains unpaid after the seven (7) day guarantee period it will be subject to currency fluctuation, up to the time full payment is received by us. 5.3 Events beyond our control, such as changes to the prices of aviation fuel or changes to the cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different from those shown in the brochure. You should check all prices with your travel agent before making reservations, and before ticketing.
9. RESERVATION AMENDMENTS We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a $25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees. 10. INSURANCE We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will be able to provide you with further information. 11. ITEMS NOT COVERED Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry, insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa application fees are not included. 12. VISAS/PASSPORTS For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information. 13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier. 14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate people who because of a health condition or disability may require services or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with your travel agent. 15. SERVICE SATISFACTION
5.4 Prices may also be liable to variation between the time of booking and the date of departure due to events beyond our control. Due to unforeseen events we reserve the right to vary the price up to the time of your departure.
During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey.
6. HOUSE OF TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION RATINGS
16. LEGAL CLAIMS
• Where for any reason, a Supplier is unable to provide particular facilities or services, then that Supplier may be entitled, under its contract with you, to substitute those services or facilities with comparable or equivalent facilities or services without incurring any liability to you. You should check your contract with each Supplier.
To assist you with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. Please note that these gradings are to be used as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Please check with your House of Travel consultant to ensure you get the property that best suits your needs.
Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.
• All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier.
• We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage relating to your baggage, personal possessions, health or welfare, or delays or travel disruptions unless these arise directly from the service we provide to you.
7.1 A non-refundable deposit will be required by your travel agent and must be paid at the time of booking. This is in addition to any deposits imposed by Suppliers.
3. BUSINESS PURPOSES
7.2 A communication charge may be made for bookings requested less than 72 hours prior to departure.
2.2 All travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions: • We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services. • The provision of those facilities or services is subject to the terms and conditions of your contract with each Supplier.
Images used in this brochure are courtesy of Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
You agree that where our services are acquired for business purposes, or where you hold yourself out as acquiring our services for business purposes, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any supply of goods or services made under these conditions, and we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused.
7.3 Final payment must be made in full before we can release travel documents (including tickets).
4. INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE
8.2 If you cancel your booking or any part of your booking, we will impose a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent. These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and administrative charges which have already been incurred by us, Suppliers and your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what cancellation fees may be applicable.
4.1 While we attempt to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct, accurate, and up to date at the time of printing, the contents of this brochure are drawn from information supplied to us by Suppliers. We do not have, and cannot be reasonably expected to have, personal knowledge about all of the facilities or services provided by each Supplier. 4.2 Facilities or services may change after the date of printing. We endeavour to keep travel agents informed of any changes to information in this brochure which are brought to our attention. Prior to completing your booking, you should ask your travel agent whether they are aware of any changes to the published information. You should also make sure that if
8. CANCELLATION 8.1 If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must advise us in writing through your travel agent as soon as possible.
8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10.
ALL OUR HOUSE OF TRAVEL CONSULTANTS LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU AND HELP PLAN YOUR NEXT GREAT HOLIDAY.
We’ll take your ideas then add our own tips and suggestions on how to make your time away very special.
But just as important we’ll help you avoid the various pitfalls when booking flights, tours and accommodation along with lengthy flight connections, sudden cancellations, forgotten visas, lost luggage and missing passports to name a few. It’s what we’ve been doing every single day for the last 30 years now. Making Kiwi holidays even better by working together.
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