Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hawai'i's Big Island Erupts with Big Savings for Kama'āina!

Kama'āina Specials Launched on www.bigisland.org/getaway

The Big Island Visitors Bureau woos kama'āina travelers with irresistible lodging, activity, dining and other offers that last through much of 2010 on www.bigisland.org/getaway.

There are places here that you will not find on any other island:

  • Four national parks and more marine life conservation districts than any other Hawaiian Island.
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is Hawai'i's only World Heritage Site and active Kīlauea volcano is putting on quite a show at Halema'uma'u Crater (right - photo by HTJ), and the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area is heating up again with new flows oozing towards the sea.  
    • To witness the recent activity at Kīlauea, both at the summit and at sea level, you can set out on your own or compare locals-only deals by KapohoKine Adventures, BikeVolcano.com and Hawaii Forest and Trail.
    • Or soar above it with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' Circle Fire Waterfall tour.

Always wanted to be eco-friendly when traveling?  Plan a free visit to Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historical Site, and stay at the new, eco-friendly Hawai'i Island Retreat, which just completed its spa, for only $250/night for a two-night minimum. Includes a sumptuous breakfast, free upgrade, 15 percent off spa services and a complimentary Legends and Lore hike through the 50-acre coastal property.

If you’re a water person, discover the pristine underwater world of Kealakekua Bay aboard a Captain Zodiac rafting adventure, more than $20 off charters for Hawai'i residents, or plunge 100 feet beneath the surface of Kailua Bay, aboard Atlantis Submarines, for only $35 for adults, $15 for keiki.

There are lots of lodging options too starting from as little as $85/night at the Bougainvillea B&B in Ka'u to unprecedented specials at the luxury resorts along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast or from $89/night at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Nearly 45 spectacular Big Island offers await residents on its kama'āina website, check it out at www.bigisland.org/getaway.

2 comments:

Barbados Hotel said...

How many active volcanoes are there in Hawaii? How do they affect resorts in the Island?

SANDI_PR said...

There is only one active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (Kilauea) and it has been erupting for over 20 years. Because of the location and type of eruption, does not pose any threat to homes or resorts.

Depending on which way the wind blows, some days the volcanic smog will reach Oahu but it does not impact airline flights.