The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from San Diego to Honolulu, then from Maui to San Diego on Alaska Airlines, three nights in Oahu at the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel, three nights on the Big Island at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, three nights in Maui at the Aston Maui Lu, airline fuel surcharges, and intra-island flights, from $1,149 per person—including airport taxes and fees.
When Mar. 12, 2012 ($1,149); check website for additional dates.
Gateways San Diego ($1,149); additional gateways also available.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare from San Diego to Honolulu and Maui starts from $357 in mid-March (United/Continental Airlines). Add to that $188 per person with taxes for three nights at the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel, $271 per person with taxes for three nights at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, and $266 per person with taxes for three nights at the Aston Maui Lu, and you're spending $1,082 on airfare and accommodations alone. For just $67 more, this package gives you airfare, nine nights' accommodations on three Hawaiian Islands, flights between them, and all taxes and fees.
More A number of optional tours are available, including a full-day circle island tour of Oahu with stops at the famous Dole Pineapple Plantation, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, the "Blowhole" Lookout, and other popular Oahu attractions for $69 per person; a full-day circle island tour of the Big Island of Hawaii—complete with stops at Kealakekua Bay, Volcanoes National Park, Parker Ranch, Thurston Lava Tube, and other popular attractions for $85 per person; a full-day trip to Hana (on Maui), for $119 per person; and a full-day trip to Haleakala National Park and Maui's scenic Iao Needle, for $89 per person. Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and the Punchbowl Cemetery on Oahu for an authentic World War II history lesson, for $35 per person. On the Big Island, treat yourself to a glass-bottom boat dolphin adventure cruise for $89 per person, and for a unique taste of Hawaiian music, dancing, and culture, attend the Royal Kona Luau for $79 per person—on Maui, the Royal Lahaina Luau offers a similar experience for $99. While on Oahu, enjoy dinner and a show at the Paradise Cove Luau, with choices ranging from $79 per person for the standard Luau experience, to $139 per person for the show and drink options.
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