Yesterday, I realized that I had blogged about the Hawaiian moorhen after blogging about Kauai’s chickens on Monday. I have to wonder if this Hawaii vacation blog has gone to the birds. 😉
Okay, let’s move on and check out the Hawaii vacation news.
* Oahu’s popular Diamond Head Trail will be closing again for improvements. I was hoping the improvements would include replacing those seemingly endless stairs with an escalator, but, alas there will be no escalator installation in this round of improvements. 😉 The trail will be closed January 10-13, 18-20, 24-28 and again January 31 through February 4. (Source)
* Fly to Hawaii in style with Hawaiian Airlines’ sale on first class. You must book by January 18, 2011 for travel between April 12 and June 9, 2011. Here’s a sampling of the round-trip first class airfare sale prices:
- Las Vegas – Honolulu $948
- Los Angeles – Honolulu $1068
- Portland – Honolulu $878
- San Jose – Honolulu $888
- Seattle – Maui $948
* The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a “20 Years of Sunshine Sale” package. The sale includes your fifth night fee, daily buffet breakfast for two, $20 resort credit per day, and 20% off at both Anara Spa and Poipu Bay Golf Course. See this link for more information.
* Here’s a cool Hawaii cruise combo. It includes a 2 night pre-cruise stay in Honolulu, guided tours, up to $300 shore excursion credit, transfers and a 7-night cruise aboard NCL’s Pride of America. Pricing starts at $1,059 per person. Departure dates range from March 3 through December 29, 2011, but you must book before January 15, 2011. See all about this deal here. (Thanks to my friend Tanya Taylor for sharing this deal!)
* When you visit the Big Island’s Akaka Falls, it’s gonna cost you $5 per car if you’re not a Hawaii resident. Grrr, I don’t like these new fees that only out-of-state visitors are required to pay.
* The islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai have recently banned plastic bags at check-out counters. Paper bags will be offered instead of plastic. Consider being a super savvy visitor by bringing your reusable bags on your vacation. (See Protect Hawaii’s Environment with a Double Duty Beach Bag)