Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: February 10, 2010

View from Lanai at Kauai Marriott
Ocean View from Kauai Marriott Resort

* Enter to win a million HawaiianMiles (Hawaiian Airlines frequent flier miles) or a five night stay at an Outrigger resort in Waikiki. Use this link to enter the giveaway.

* This week’s top hotel deal pick is the Kauai Marriott Resort’s $199 for an ocean view room. I’ve seen garden view rooms at this resort going for $189, so with this deal, you pay another $10 for a ocean view. That’s a bargain, in my opinion. This resort has been newly renovated and is in a nice, central location for exploring Kauai. (See my review of Kauai Marriott Resort.)

* The 8th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM® Event is set for the last Saturday in April, the 24th, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. As you may recall, Hawaii loves Spam, and this event celebrates that love affair. The event is free, though guests are encouraged to bring a can of Spam to support the Hawaii Foodbank.

* If you plan to kayak Kealakekua Bay, you need to be aware of a new permit policy required for those seeking to land vessels along the Ka‘awaloa shoreline or moor at the wharf adjacent to the Captain Cook Monument in the bay. This new policy takes effect on February 23, 2010.  For information on how to obtain a permit contact the State Parks office in Hilo at (808) 974-6200.

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