6 Super Low Cost Hawaiian Vacation Packages for 2015



If you’re eyeing a Hawaiian vacation for the upcoming year, then now’s the time to start planning. The travel market is ripe with vacation packages and discounts that can help you book your rejuvenating, unforgettable vacation without breaking the bank. For those on a budget, planning a 2015 Hawaii vacation may seem daunting, but you don’t need to be wealthy to spend several blissful days on one of the world’s most desirable island destinations.

From resorts on the big island to getaways in more remote locations, here are six super low cost packages that can help you reach those sparkling waters and sandy shores.

Royal Kona Resort, The Big Island

For around $900 per person, you can spend 5 glorious days and nights at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island. Enjoy an ocean-view room, breathe in the infamous salt air that circulates the islands, and take in the waft of the perfumed tropical flowers.

This deal gets you the whole shebang – airfare, 5 nights accommodations, American breakfast buffet, luau, sunset cocktail, and dinner cruise. Overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is in walking distance to shops, restaurants, historical sites, and activities. The spacious guest rooms feature a large lanai with incredible ocean views, a private saltwater swimming lagoon, oceanfront pool, tennis courts, and spa. The resort’s signature Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Bar provides a perfect setting for a tropical theme. This is an affordable Hawaiian vacation you don’t want to miss for 2015.

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Oahu

For $1,065 per person for 5 nights including airfare, you and your party can be a part of the action in this hip part of town just across from Kalakaua Avenue and a fantastic stretch of the infamous Waikiki Beach. Kids under the age of 17 years stay for free at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, and a “Breakfast on the Beach” program is complimentary. This contemporary hotel is perfect if you’re searching for an urban resort atmosphere that’s designed with vibrant tropical colors and retro decor.

Eighty-five percent of the rooms offer full or partial ocean views, with most featuring a quaint lanais where the scenery can be soaked in from your own room. If you love soaking in the sun, you’ll appreciate the large pool deck overlooking the legendary beach. Within walking distance from the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel are plenty of amenities, including dining, entertainment, shopping, cultural activities and festivities, and attractions such as the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani, right at your doorstep.

Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, Maui

For $999 per person for 5 nights including airfare, you’ll get a great deal at the Ka`anapali Beach Hotel in Maui that includes free Hawaiian activities every day (including hula classes, cultural garden tours, lei making, ukulele lessons, pineapple cutting, sand images, Hawaiian language lessons, and note card making, among others), and an Aloha Passport program for kids. Free nightly hula shows and Hawaiian entertainment in the courtyard is also included. Kids 17 and under stay free, and kids 5 and under eat free! An added bonus? There are no resort fees that you’ll get stuck with at the end of your stay.

The Ka`anapali Beach Hotel is located in the heart of Maui’s stellar stretch of resorts, and fronts on a three-mile length of the famous Ka’anapali Beach. Throughout four separate wings are over 400 rooms, a poolside bar and grill and two restaurants. The Tiki Terrace Courtyard is the site of a nightly hula show and torch lighting ceremony, after which dancing and singing continue until 9pm. The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is where you can experience the little touches that you’d only find in a Hawaiian home, such as Hawaiian designed bed quilts and tropical furnishings. It’s a great way to spend a few days in tropical paradise, away from the frigid cold that you left back home.

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort, Kauai

You can spend 5 glorious nights for $1459 per person including airfare in 2015 at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort in Kauai. Extra value is added to this deal, including one free night, a dining credit and daily breakfast buffet for two, courtesy shuttle service, and no resort fee. Kids under 17 stay for free. The villas of this spectacular Hawaiian resort are perched up on a bluff about 200 feet above Anini Beach on the largely untouched North Shore of Kauai. Two cliff-side plunge pools are both exciting to experience and gorgeous to look at.

The resort’s surroundings are breathtaking, thanks to the rolling countryside, amazing canyons, and mesmerizing sand dunes. The newly built resort features studios and one-bedroom villas with private lanais and plenty of amenities. Enjoy unique resort features, such as 20 BBQ grills, a steam room, outdoor/indoor massages, and a kid’s pool equipped with a slide. Plenty of culinary delights are available to tempt your palate, including formal dining, quick eateries, and the Wailele Bar for tropical beverages you’ll only find in Hawaii.

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, The Big Island

If you’re looking for an affordable way to spend a few days on the Big Island, check out the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, with 2015 deals as low as $1,225 per person for 5 nights including airfare. The deal gets you one free night and daily buffet breakfast for two. Kids 17 and under stay for free! This fabulous resort is situated heart of Keauhou, and provides a gateway to the rich heritage and unparalleled beauty of the island. You’re only a short 100 yards away from the scenic Keauhou Bay.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a comfortable distance away, with gorgeous landscapes to be seen everywhere you look. Take advantage of unique Hawaiian cultural tours that are designed for resort guests, such as a trip to the Keauhou Holua Slide on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain, and the massive temples that honor Hawaiian ancient places of worship. The enormous fantasy pool is the ideal place for the whole family to have a fun-filled, sun-soaked day, and comes equipped with a 200-foot water slide, waterfalls, two jacuzzis, interactive fountains, and a kid’s sandy-bottom play pool.

Royal Lahiana Resort, Maui

Experience the most bustling town on Maui with a five-day package starting at less than $800 per person! Stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort, located on the northwest corner of the island along some of the best beaches for paddleboarding, swimming and tanning. Then, head to happy hour or dinner at any number of fun, delicious eateries, many of which offer unobstructed views of some of the best sunsets on earth.

From Lahiana, the entire northwest corner of Maui is within reach, with the town of Kihei about 30 minutes to the south. Visit the world’s oldest Banyan tree, hike through tropical rainforests or take a romantic dinner cruise with your significant other. Lahiana offers the perfect blend of nature and nightlife, and this vacation package puts you right in the midst of the fun.

There is much fun to be had in Hawaii! These are just some of the great deals that can help you kick off your shoes on some of the world’s greatest beaches.

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