Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is offering a Summer Discovery Special of $370 per night for Ocean View accommodations (published rate, $670), and $400 per night for Deluxe Ocean View accommodations (published rate, $715) from May 1 to September 30, 2006. These special rates are per room per night based on single/double occupancy and space availability. All rates are subject to Hawaii State Taxes. A minimum three-night stay is required. This offer cannot be combined or used with additional special rates and/or promotions and is subject to change without notice.
Families are invited to participate in the following Mauna Lani's Summer Discoveries on a complimentary basis:
Twilight at Kalahuipua'a, June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9: To celebrate the monthly full moon, Mauna Lani's cultural historian Danny Kaniela Akaka, one of Hawaii's living legends, is joined by local musicians and storytellers to "talk story" at the historic Eva Parker Woods Cottage.
Turtle Independence Day, July 4: Mauna Lani Resort celebrates the release of juvenile honu (turtles) each year with live entertainment, games and canoe rides for keiki (children), educational displays, and food booths.
Fish Feeding Tour: Join the Loko I'a (Fishpond) Manager as he leads participants through the resort's fishponds, feeding the colorful koi, baby honu and sharks while providing information about Hawaiian reef fish and Mauna Lani's salt-water ponds. Schedules are available through the resort concierge.
Historic Tours: Danny Kaniela Akaka leads participants in exploring the ancient fishponds and petroglyphs around the resort. Schedules are available through the resort concierge.
Eva Parker Woods Cottage Museum: Dedicated to the people of Hawaii, the Eva Parker Woods Cottage features historical displays of an ancient Hawaiian canoe, fishing gear, household items, spears, shark tooth objects and gourds.
Hawaiian Lessons: Ukulele and hula lessons and Hawaiian weaving are available for all guests. Schedules are available through the resort concierge.
Additional Resort Amenities:
o Nightly Hawaiian entertainment in the hotel atrium
o Lap pool and fitness equipment at the Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness Club
o Beach hammocks, cabanas and snorkeling equipment
o Camp Mauna Lani for children age 5 to 12; pricing available through the resort concierge.
Other Summer Discoveries:
Ke Kumu 'O Mauna Lani, June 8 - 12: Ke Kumu, "the source," is a four-day event featuring presentations by Hawaiian cultural and spiritual elders and international lifestyle authorities. Through traditional and contemporary lifestyle seminars, workshops and wellness activities, participants have an opportunity to join intimate presentations by innovators in lifestyle and well-being. Special Ke Kumu room and event packages include four-night ocean view accommodations at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows starting from $1,780 (double occupancy) plus applicable taxes, and admission to the Ke Kumu activities:
o Welcome and Opening Reception (elaborate pupus/appetizers), June 8
o Daily workshops, June 9 - 11
o Final Night Garden Party (dinner), June 11
Heralded for its dedication to preserving and enhancing Hawaiian culture and history, Mauna Lani offers the comforts of world-class hospitality in a relaxed, family-friendly oceanside setting. Earlier this year, Mauna Lani Spa was ranked #4 Top Resort Spa in North America in Condé Nast Traveler 2006 Readers' Spa Awards and received a WAVE Award by TravelAge West for Best Full Service Spa Resort in Hawaii. In 2005, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows was rated #7 among the top 20 Hawaii hotels in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" while the resort's Mauna Lani Spa was one of the Top 25 hotel spas in the United States and Canada. In regards to its spectacular golf courses, Mauna Lani Resort was #8 among the top 100 golf resorts in North America according to the 2005 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Poll. In addition to award-winning cuisine, a bounty of complementary services and activities make Mauna Lani Resort a hot destination for summer vacations.
For more information or to make reservations: book on-line at www.maunalani.com, call Mauna Lani toll-free at 800-367-2323 or 808-885-6622 in Hawaii, or consult your favorite travel agent.