Hawaii Travel News: Organic Amenities, Car and Breakfast Specials

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Hawaii Travel News: Organic Amenities, Car and Breakfast Specials

Published 04/15/2010

(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii) – Specials travel deals and new special features are the theme in parts of Hawaii. One resort on the Kona coast is offering breakfast with a car rental, while a new garden-inspired restaurant and a new day spa feature ingredients made from Hawaii’s natural resources.

Keauhou Beach Resort in Kailua-Kona is hosting the “Drive, Dine & Doze” package. This inclusive deal enables hotel guests to explore the majestic Kona coast in a complimentary compact rental car and dine by the sea at Kamaaina Terrace’s breakfast buffet. This offer starts at just $169 per night and is valid through December 21, 2010.

The resort overlooks some of the most beautiful tide pools and coral reefs in all of Hawaii. Its offers a unique slice of Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage, featuring many sacred sites and native artifacts for guest to explore. However, with this great new package, the sightseeing continues outside of the property boundaries.

The day starts at the hotel’s Kamaaina Terrace restaurant, where the breakfast buffet offers a generous variety of meal options. This complimentary buffet is available for all in-house guests that book this package. Dine on scrambled eggs, toasted hash browns or warm potatoes, alongside crispy bacon and savory sausage. Or go tropical and indulge in fluffy pancakes, topped with creamy coconut syrup paired with freshly cut fruit. Classic breakfast items such as oatmeal, assorted cereals, pastries and yogurt are also available. After guests have dined to their content, an automobile from Dollar Rent-A-Car awaits them to begin their explorations.

Guests can easily stay in touch with family back home with free high-speed Internet access available for all hotel guests.

The Keauhou Beach Resort “Drive, Dine & Doze” package starts at $169 for a partial ocean-view room, per night for two persons sharing. Rates and specials cannot be combined with other offers and are subject to availability and change. A compact car is supplied by Dollar Rent-A-Car; mid and full-sizes are also available for an additional cost. Additional restrictions may apply.

“Our new ‘Drive, Dine & Doze’ deal gives visitors to Hawaii the freedom and ability to truly explore the vast beauty of the Kona coast, without the extra hassle of arranging to rent a car,” said Paul Horner, general manager of Keauhou Beach Resort. “We invite guests to wake up to a savory meal, have an adventure on the road and then come back to relax in our refreshed, modern guest rooms.”

Hotel reservations can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent or call toll free 1-866-326-6803, the hotel direct at 1-808-324-2515 or visit www.keauhoubeachresort.com.

In the Waipouli, Kauai area, a new island-inspired restaurant and plantation-style spa have opened under new management at the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort. Locally grown produce and freshly caught fish swathe the mouthwatering menu at the new Oasis on the Beach restaurant, while Spa by the Sea boasts an organic product-line. Both amenities aim to complement the resort’s naturally pristine atmosphere by incorporating Hawaii’s incredible natural resources.

The new Oasis on the Beach restaurant is a casual and tasteful culinary retreat, located just steps from the beach at Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort. It is the product of owner-operator Stefan Mandel with talented local chef Zack Sato bringing his expertise with local ingredients to the menu. Organic ingredients, over 80 percent of which are locally grown, are incorporated into a delightful, island-inspired menu. Examples of the delicious local fare include locally-caught fresh fish glazed in miso-butter and topped with crispy onion strings, or a local grass-fed rib-eye steak with a red wine sweet onion butter, over a taro mash and braised greens.

At the 5 p.m. happy hour, guests can watch the spectacular sunset and sip on refreshing ginger-lime infused Mojitos or classic Mai Tais.

Oasis on the Beach is open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, with dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. Watch for lunch service to begin at a later date. For more information or reservations, call direct to (808) 822-9332.

Spa by the Sea offers guests a full-service spa, including an extensive menu of facials, massages and other pampering treatments. Nestled on the beachfront property of Kauai’s eastern shore, the 4,000 square-foot spa boasts services that are unique to Hawaii, while using only pure organic ingredients in its treatments.

Revitalize with a volcanic clay facial or lomi lomi massage, and repair sunburned skin with a Noni Body Wrap. Known for its legendary healing powers, the Hawaiian people use the juice of this tropical fruit to heal burns, soothe and tighten the skin. In this cooling and healing treatment, the body is soothed with Noni Gel then gently massaged with warm coconut milk for a healthy tropical glow. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, the plantation-style spa is a must-visit when vacationing at the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort. For more information, log on to www.spabytheseakauai.com.



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