From Po‘ipu to Kona and Waikiki to Ka‘anapali, Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for a summer vacation getaway. Hawai‘i offers more to do, more to see, and more to experience with activities, events, music and food festivals to please every palate.
In celebration of the summer season, Hawai‘i resorts in the Starwood Preferred Guest portfolio will kick off “Sixty Days of Summer” from June 16 to Aug. 14, with dozens of can’t-miss activities, events and experiences that will leave indelible memories to last throughout the year.
SPG is one of Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programs. In Hawai‘i there are 12 SPG resorts on four islands representing the Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands, with something new to offer visitors every day this summer.
“A stay at one of our SPG resorts in Hawai‘i is the ideal way to enjoy Summer 2017, offering the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, authentic culture, and island romance,” said David Richard, area director of sales for Marriott International. “Whether it’s golfing with immaculate views of Hawai‘i’s crystal-clear waters, experiencing and learning about Hawaiian culture, or indulging in the culinary flavors of the Islands, our Hawaii resorts offer fun-filled summer experiences for every visitor.”
New Charity Bungalow Program at Sheraton Kaua‘i
Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort has launched a new charity program to enable guests to support Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. Sheraton Kaua‘i will donate proceeds from one of its eight private, poolside bungalows overlooking the resort’s Ocean Pool and beachfront to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The bungalow, which has been renamed the Children’s Miracle Bungalow, is available for advance reservations for a minimum $150 donation.
The Westin Princeville Charity Golf Tournament
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas invites guests to play with a purpose at its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits local Kauai charities. The event kicks off on Sunday, June 25 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., followed by a “19th Hole” Luncheon on The Westin Princeville’s main lawn. Single players and teams of four are welcome. The charity golf tournament, which has raised more than $100,000 since its inception, will be at the Princeville Makai Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and ranked among the Top 100 of America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Just minutes from The Westin Princeville, the 18-hole championship Makai Course winds its way around serene lakes, native woodlands and the most spectacular coastline Kaua‘i’s North Shore has to offer with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay.
Kaua‘i Summer Fun Package
“Cruise” into summer with The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas’ Summer Fun package. Discover the island of Kaua‘i in a midsize rental car, relax in a spacious deluxe island-view two-bedroom villa and enjoy two resort activities for two guests daily. Minimum four-night stay. Book now through Aug. 31. To book, visit www.westinprinceville.com or call (866) 837-4254 and ask for rate plan LBPKG1.
Explore Local Culture & Cuisine on Kaua‘i
In partnership with the Waipā Foundation, He ‘Aina Ola, which translates to “A Nourishing Feast” in the Hawaiian language, allows participants to experience Kauai in a new way. Discover Hawaiian history, cultural stewardship and the island’s bounty through a walking tour of the Waipā Foundation’s orchard and gardens, followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings and items grown at Waipā and prepared by The Westin Princeville’s culinary team. Held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Walking tour begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Waipā Foundation, past the town of Hanalei. Contact The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas (808-827-8808). The $135 per person includes farm tour, dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
Looking for mini-adventures that will keep the kids engaged and spark a sense of wonder in their young minds? The Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s Westin Family program offers a kids’ club, photo safaris, net fishing, Wipe-Out Wednesday beach play and other exploration activities.
Hoping to rejuvenate the body and mind? The new Nanea Ritual at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, is designed to create a blissful state of relaxation, or nanea in Hawaiian.
Have a sweet tooth? Indulge in beachside s’mores, island style, at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s beachfront fire pits. Try the local s’mores kit, which comes packed with Island treats like macadamia nut pieces, coconut flakes, li hing mui sugar, bananas, pineapple, and s’more.
Seeking the ultimate underwater adventure? Head to the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay to dive with the majestic giant manta rays.
Yearning for a more traditional Hawaiian experience? The oceanfront ‘Aha’aina Luau at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, held every Monday and Thursday, provides a cultural journey of the Islands through music, dance and food.
To learn more about “Sixty Days of Summer” and view the complete 60-day schedule, visit www.onlyinhawaii.com or call 866-716-8140 for information, packages, reservations, and inspiration.