When visitor arrivals go down, Hawaii's hotels and resorts offer more and better deals. The closer you are to your departure date, the more deals you're likely to find. Keep in mind, hotels and resorts have one goal and one goal only. Fill those rooms.
Almost all of the major hotels and resorts in Hawaii are offering free nights. Some are offering two free nights. This means that if you book your stay for a minimum number of nights you'll score one or two additional nights free.
A number of hotels and resorts are also offering additional freebies, such as free breakfasts, kids' meals or dining credits, free rental cars, and free parking. These can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars in savings.
Here are a few links to the numerous specials and packages being offered at select hotels and resorts in Hawaii:
Kaua'i and Maui Deals
The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel typically always has several specials for guests, ranging from the romantic "Hearts in the Sand" package for couples to the "Sweet 60" package for older guests, that include plenty of amenities, such as reduced room rates, buffet breakfasts, and dinner for two at the Tiki Terrace restaurant.
Halekulani has a plethora of packages and specials that feature everything from room upgrades to daily full breakfasts to spa treatments to dinners for two. Some packages feature admission to the island's top arts and cultural venues including the 'Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Contemporary Museum and the Honolulu Symphony concerts.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort has a number of specials including "The Explorers" package that features daily breakfast buffet for two guests, two tickets to the Bishop Museum, and pool, beach and bike rentals. Other specials offer every fourth night free and a 15% savings for pre-payment of hotel charges.
These deals are just the "tip of the iceberg." Many smaller and/or independently owned hotels across the islands are offering similar deals.
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