Let’s take a vacation from tax day with these Hawaii vacation news morsels.
- The rumors of a Delta and Northwest merger have become much more than rumors. Sean O’Neill explains what this merger means for you.
- Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort is in the process of renovations. This resort is Hawaii’s only Waldorf=Astoria Collection property. I’m guessing that the Wailea Baccarat Resort construction may be prompting this multi-million restoration project.
- USA Today is ranking and counting down the top 25 US golf courses. The Challenge at Manele Bay on Lanai is the first Hawaii entry at number 18.
- For the first time in months the average Hawaii hotel room rates dropped. I am seeing deals pop up much more frequently.
- It’s that time of year again when fishing for onaga, opakapaka, and five other “bottom fish” are off limits in Hawaii until August 31st. For the second consecutive year, fishermen are banned from catching any of the “Deep 7”. Don’t worry though, there’s still lots of other great fresh Hawaiian fish that you’ll definitely find to be ono (delicious). Oh, and fortunately Ono is not one of the seven banned fish.
- In a rare event, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was forced to close for two days (April 8 and 9) last week due to high sulfur dioxide levels. The park is back open, though some areas continue to be off-limits due to the noxious gas.
As this is tax day, I’ll close this roundup with a nice relaxing sunset photo to help lower your stress. 🙂