The Latest Offerings for Celebration Travel in Hawaii

According to MMGY Global’s 2013 Portrait of American Travelers, nearly two-thirds of leisure travelers took a vacation to celebrate a life event or another celebration vacation during the past 12 months. Travel Agent rounded up some of the best deals and offerings for clients looking to do some celebrating in the Aloha State.

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This year, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has added more features to its Kids Eat Free program, which is available to guests booking the resort’s popular “4 for 3” room package, which already includes a fourth night free, breakfast for two adults and free Internet plus many other hotel amenities, including nightly turndown.


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A minimum stay of four nights is required for the package and the Kids Eat Free program. The Kids Eat Free program is available from Scenic to Beach Front Lanai categories. Wholesaler partners can offer the program from Partial Ocean View room category and up. 

The features of the Kids Eat Free Program provide for up to two children who are 12 years of age or under, per room or suite, and include one daily breakfast buffet at The Plumeria Beach House, one daily lunch item from the children’s lunch menu, one daily dinner item from the children’s menu, a daily gift from The Kahala Boutique and one daily smoothie for each child. The Kids Eat Free program can also be combined with The Kahala’s Suite Amenity Program for all suite bookings. 

The Suite Amenity Program itself features generous offers, including airport transfer in a sedan car, daily breakfast for adults in the suite, welcome amenity, lei greeting and other complimentary suite services depending on the suite category. A minimum two-night stay is required for the Suite Kids Eat Free program.

The Kahala Kids Eat Free Program is available with the fourth-night-free-plus-breakfast package and suite rates for dates of stay from March 18 to December 19.

Agents should contact Kahala’s Director of Sales, Roger Bright, at [email protected] or 808-739-8888.

Just two years after its grand opening, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, the first Disney Resort located outside of the U.S. mainland, welcomes families to explore a new expansion of its popular Waikolohe Valley water play area: Ka Maka Landing.

The new enhancement features a spectacular infinity pool with a realistic grotto, a dynamic fun splash zone for smaller children and a new location for poolside and beachside dining.

The resort is also home to Disney Vacation Club Villas, providing families with spacious accommodations and beautiful views of the island. Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, provides families with the flexibility to personalize their vacation experiences and the ability to choose from a variety of different accommodations at Disney Vacation Club resorts such as Aulani.

The Napili Kai Beach Resort offers special amenities for family reunions and other small groups. Book four or more units for a minimum of five nights at Napili Kai Beach Resort and receive a guarantee of specific unit locations at the time of booking, tropical flowers in each unit upon arrival, a complimentary group photo session and Napili Kai t-shirts for everyone.

Most of the resort’s rooms come with kitchens. Other amenities include complimentary beach gear and a putting green just for children. The Family Studio units provide lots of space for families with young children, and it is also offering a complimentary Keiki Club program for children (ages 6 to 10) seasonally (Easter, mid-June to late August, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Year’s).

Agents should contact Diane J. Farnsworth, director of guest operations, at [email protected] or 808-669-9502.

Families heading to Maui this summer should explore and experience 553 newly refreshed guest rooms and suites in The Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Tower.

Roughly $70 million has been invested for the stunning transformation, with redesigned accommodations featuring brand new in-room furnishings with Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed, contemporary elegance and island-inspired decor. New glass-enclosed showers and transparent balcony railings add touches of inspiration, creating vibrant energy. Its new Executive Suites with separate bedroom and living area appeal to families with young children and teens.

Agents should contact Sumithra Balraj, spokesperson for the resort, at [email protected] or 808-667-3200.

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