Escape to the St. Regis Princeville Resort

January 31, 2013

An iconic tropical luxury hideaway and one of my favorite resorts is the St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the exclusive North Shore of Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands.  A luxurious haven, overlooking Hanalei Bay (so majestic that many songs have been written about this paradise) explore the quaint communities of Kilauea and Hanalei, ride horseback along the majestic Na Molokama mountain range or kayak the gorgeous Hanalei River. Resort guests enjoy a wide range of ocean sports and eco-adventures from surf lessons, snorkeling, stand up paddle boards and scuba diving.  Make sure you fit in hiking the dramatic Napali coastline.

Princeville Ranch Adventures offers exclusive ziplining, kayaking and hiking tours on 2,500 acres of private lands on the North Shore of Kaua’i. These guided tours take you away from crowds to pristine areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public.

Contact the Travel Gal about free nights, upgrades and current airfare promotions.

Call me at 800-644-6659 or email today!

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Ritz Carlton Kapalua Celebrating Legacy of Aloha!

August 29, 2012

The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui is celebrating its 20th anniversary this October!  The Ritz Carlton overlooks the famed surfers paradise of Honolua Bay and is surrounded by premier Kapalua Golf Courses. This gorgeous luxury hideaway is a paradise resort immersed in legendary Hawaiian culture and magnificent beauty.

In celebration of this amazing resort, the Ritz Carlton is offering a “Legacy of Aloha” accommodation package from September 1st - December 18th, 2012. Deluxe accommodations will be offered at a 20% discount off the nightly rate making this is a platinum anniversary that can’t be missed.

This package will also include a commemorative insider’s guide that offers amazing savings and showcases the top 20 must do experiences at this destination resort in Kapalua.

For more information on all the Ritz Carlton Kapalua has to offer
contact the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email

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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i - Free Nights!

October 24, 2011

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, (Hawaii’s newest Luxury Hideaway) Buy 4 Nights in Paradise, Get the 5th Night Free! Plus a Limited Time Offer of a $500 Disney Gift Card!

Aulani Resort provides activities for all age groups. Its the perfect combination of Hawaii and Disney Magic. This fantastic Grand Opening Offer enables your family to experience Aulani - the newest Disney Resort - and enjoy your most magical vacation yet when you stay 4 nights and get your 5th consecutive night free! In addition to this great special, we are offering for a limited time $500 Disney Gift Cards with a minimum 5 night stay at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. The Disney Gift Card may be used for dining, spa treatments, family recreation activities and at the front desk upon checkout.

Travel 11/27 - 12/24/11, 01/04 - 01/31/12 (blackouts may apply), book 10/14/11 - 12/16/11
Children under 18 stay free in same room with parents using existing bedding

Call your South Pacific Specialist today at 800 644-6659

Be sure to mention “BSKY CODE”

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Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay - Paradise is still available for Christmas!

September 9, 2011

Looking for a fabulous family vacation resort for Christmas?  Perhaps a “luxury hideaway with the little ones“? A little slice of heaven in Hawaii? Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay is where you will want stay!

This Five Star resort offers impeccable service and is the perfect island getaway… so relaxing. While you are lounging by their lovely pool you will be treated to Evian spritzers, ice water, chilled towels and fruit kabobs. Steps from the resort, just down the beach path, you will find Hulopoe Bay and a great stretch of white sand beach. You can sit back and enjoy the sun or snorkel and explore the underwater world at best spot on the island for snorkeling and swimming. It will be the perfect time of year to see the Humpback whales and Spinner dolphins.

The Island of Lanai is a wonderful playground where you will find * Horseback riding * Golf * Snorkeling & SCUBA diving * Mountain biking * Skeet shooting * Lanai Art Center

The Spa is incredible and has 11 treatment rooms including red cedar dry heat saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms and rainforest showers. Dining is fabulous at both Manele Bay and their sister resort, The Four Season Lodge at Koele! You can also take a complimentary shuttle to the Lodge for the day or just to have a nice dinner.

The Four Seasons Manele Bay is a fantastic resort for children: they will be greeted with a welcome amenity, child size bathrobes, complimentary infant and children’s toiletries, welcome milk and cookies on the evening of arrival and even a teen center is available.

Two Island Tip: If you are looking for something a little extra, would like to visit 2 islands but don’t want to deal with the airports, a Maui-Lanai combo vacation is a great idea! Expeditions Ferry cruises five times a day with service between Lahaina Harbor, Maui & Manele Harbor, Lanai. The pleasant 45 minute crossing makes a Lanai add-on to any Maui stay easy and affordable!  Plus you’ll be getting a whalewatching opportunity so be sure to bring your binoculars!

For more Christmas vacation ideas call us at 800 644-6659 or email today!

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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i opens its doors for business

September 6, 2011

The newest luxury hideaways opens its door - it will combine the wonders of Hawai’i and the magic of Disney.  Mickey & Minnie arrive on the island of Oahu on August 29, 2011 where a whole new kind of family vacation is beginning, the Island that truly is the heart of Hawai‘i.

Aulani will be a Resort like no other. Inspired by the wonders and traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani has been uniquely designed for families. Perfectly placed on a beautiful beachfront cove, Aulani will offer kids, adults and families Hawaiian vacation experiences with a special magic that only Disney can create.

The resort was designed by Walt Disney Imagineers working hand in hand with locals to create a place celebrating Hawaiian culture and history. Everything from the wondrous volcanic peaks to the breathtaking Resort architecture honors the fundamental connection between nature and humanity that the Hawaiian people have cherished since the beginning of time. And because Hawaiians layer rich meaning in their words, so the name “Aulani” has more than one meaning. It is “the messenger of a chief”, yet it is also “the one who delivers a message from a higher authority.”

Lushly detailed rooms and suites as well as two- and three-bedroom villas invite you to unwind. Handmade distressed quality furniture welcome everyone home to their very own beach place. Families can look forward to experiencing amazing spaces created to bring everyone together.

Stay tuned for incredible packages and more details.

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The family vacation - as good as it gets at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

May 26, 2009

Hyatt Maui PoolThe Hawaiian family holiday is alive and well at the Maui Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa with an offer that makes it easier than ever to experience everything you’ve always loved about getting away together.

Discover the ultimate Kaanapali Beach hotel surrounded by 40 beachfront acres, this breathtaking Maui hotel presents an astonishing array of delightful ways to spend your days and nights. Frolic in the water playground, pamper yourself at the world class spa, play championship golf and tennis, scuba diving, ride the waves, its all here for all of your family.

The summer family vacation special includes:Hyatt hotel room

- Full breakfast for all registered guests
- 15% discount on Hyatt Pure spa services
- 15% discount on dining
- Free 1/2 day kids program at Camp Hyatt
- Locally inspired in-room kids snack amenity
- Exclusive 20% discount valid in National Geographic’s online store
- 1 free movie per stay
- 1 bottomless cup per child per stay
- Coloring book amenity for all kids

Plus get 50% off a second room - including full breakfast for up to four kids.

When you stay six or more nights get one night free plus a one room category upgrade.

Enjoy The Classic Family Vacation at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide through September 7, 2009. Terms & conditions apply.

To Reserve Your Stay with any Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa,

call 800 644-6659

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Mauna Kea Beach Resort - the Grand Dame of the South Pacific is open again!

March 17, 2009

Mauna Kea BeachLaurance S. Rockefeller built The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna’oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day.

The famed Big Island of Hawaii resort re-opened following an extensive multi-million dollar restoration to the delight of new guests and loyal, long-standing returning patrons who have enjoyed the resort’s signature hospitality since it’s grand opening.

“The ‘Grand Dame’ of the Big Island of Hawaii will continue to perpetuate the true Hawaiian traditions of aloha, coupled with the classic elegance of the Hawaiian Islands that it has been known for,” says the resort’s new General Manager, Jon Gersonde. “The goal of the restoration has been to update and refine The Mauna Kea’s reputation as a sophisticated and intimate luxury beachfront resort. We have reopened with new luxurious accommodations and amenities of the highest caliber, a revitalized golf course with new clubhouse, and, of course, our signature tradition of excellent service.”

New amenities at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel include a spa offering an array of exotic treatments; exciting new culinary experiences stewarded by Executive Chef George Gomes; and newly refurbished guest rooms. The total room and suite count has been reduced from 310 to 258 as a result of rooms being enlarged in the main building. Many of the resorts popular services and activities will also return, including the 13-court Seaside Tennis Club, the Salon at Mauna Kea & Hawaiian cultural experiences.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers the perfect location on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.mauna kea golf Situated on a beautiful crescent beach, the luxury resort offers guests the ideal setting for a relaxing getaway in paradise.

Resort Proximity
When staying at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, you’ll be just…

40 minutes from Kailua-Kona
30 minutes from the Kona airport
20 minutes from Waimea
2 hours from Hilo

If you would like to visit the Mauna Kea Resort
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The Maui Prince Resort was Fantastic!

March 10, 2009

Maui sunsetTeresa ~

My Sister, Daughter and I have returned from our week at the Maui Prince. All was great!

1. The upgraded room to a suite was fantastic! Thank you for getting this for us.
2. Thank you for the $25.00 credit at the resort.
3. We received champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for my daughter’s Law School Graduation achievment ~ Thanks for alerting them.
4. We took the snorkel trip that leaves from the Maui Prince and it was great. Saw turtles, eel and dolphins as well as the fish and coral.
5. Took the all day trip to Hana through Temptation Tours at it was very beautiful and interesting.
6. Went to the Luau at the Marriott.
7. Went to Longhis for dinner
8. Went to Nick Fishmarket at the Kealani Resort for dinner.
9. I drove us to Io Needle, Mama’s Fishhouse and Paia (town before Mama’s Fishhouse)
10. We lounged at the pool, I went to yoga, and we swam in the ocean every day.

Thank you!


The Maui Prince is one of my favorite romantic resorts in the Hawaiian Islands. It is a quiet haven infused with aloha and style. The laid back atmosphere belies the quality of service available to the Guests staying at the Maui Prince.

Secluded on a perfect crescent beach at the foot of Haleakala, the Maui Prince Hotel was designed for tranquility and rejuvenation. All rooms surround an Asian meditation garden with stone paths, quiet corners for contemplation, waterfalls and streams plentiful with multi-colored carp. This creates a spectacular open-air atrium on the inside, while on outside, every guest room vista frames the blue Pacific.

If you too would like to visit my favorite “Island of Aloha”
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Take a step back in time - visit Hana, Maui

February 6, 2009

hana coastlineHana is a sleepy little village located on the back side or east side of Maui shrouded in the mists of ancient Polynesian song and story. Safe anchorage for canoes, fertile soil and good fishing made it a natural haven for early Pacific navigators.

When you travel to Hana, you are stepping back in time and visiting a part of the island that few tourists rarely get to enjoy. The drive to Hana is absolutely lovely and an experience in itself. The residents of Hana (and Maui for that matter) have no intention of making the treck any easier as this is a way of protecting “old Hawaii”. However, it is worth the effort.

You will be traversing over 54 one way bridges and 600 hairpin turns (including roads so narrow you should honk your horn as you travel around the corner just in case someone is coming from the other direction) it takes to travel 34 miles to Hana town. Waterfalls, bamboo forests, banana trees, lilikoi, guavas and papayas and every color of green will greet you as you make your way down the road. You will also enjoy the shorebreaks, views from cliffside vantage points, and waves crashing along the craggy shorelines.

Plan on spending the day driving to Hana as the trip will take you at least 3 hours if you dont make any photo and/or hiking stops. Also, there aren’t any little cafes, etc along the way so I suggest stopping off at a deli, purchasing an inexpensive cooler, loading it up w/ice, sodas, snacks and perhaps sandwiches.

While you are loading up your cooler, keep in mind there are very few restaurants in Hana. Hotel Hana Maui offers a wonderful happy hour as they will have beautiful hula and song. The 2nd (and only other choice) is outdoor dining at the Hana Ranch. I like their breakfasts of fish, eggs and rice (very local).

The key to Hana is take your time getting there - it really is the time to “stop and smell the flowers!” Have a fabulous time - you get to experience old Hawaii - no golf courses, tv or radio!

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The Plantation Course • Kapalua Resort, Maui - January 5-11, 2009

December 10, 2008

kapalua bay courseJoin us for the excitement at The Plantation Course for the Mercedes-Benz Championship, the 2009 PGA Tour.

The Mercedes-Benz Championship, the season-opening event of the PGA Tour, is scheduled for the week of January 5 - 11, 2009 in Hawaii. Eligible PGA Tour Professionals competing in the 2009 event include the Champions from the 2008 season. This unique field of approximately 36 professionals will compete on The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort for the first title of the 2009 season. This annual event is one of the most prestigious on the PGA TOUR - only champions from the 2008 season may compete.

Kapalua Resort is located on Maui’s northwest shore, the pristine Kapalua Resort stretches from emerald mountain peaks to the edge of the glistening Pacific Ocean. A 23,000-acre natural paradise unfolds, featuring award-winning accommodations, premier Maui real estate, two world-class Maui golf courses, unspoiled beaches, misty mountains, ancient lava flows and fields of fresh pineapple.

Say aloha to the cold weather of the mainland and “hele” on over here to the white, sandy shores of Hawaii to watch some championship golf!

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