TRAVEL DEALS

Big Island of Hawaii, Air, 3 Nights, From $709

Spend a long weekend relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii's Big Island.

By , Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012, 10:00 AM

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Treat yourself to a beautiful Hawaiian sunset with this Real Deal.

(Courtesy SteveD/flickr)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from San Diego to Kona on United Airlines, three nights at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, and airline fuel surcharges, from $699 per person—including airport taxes and fees.

When Feb. 6, 2012 ($709); additional dates also available.

Gateways San Diego ($709); additional gateways also available.

The Fine Print Package price includes airport taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $210. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800-682-3333, gate1travel.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from San Diego to Maui starts from $539 in late-January (American Airlines). Add to that $136 per person including taxes for three nights at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, and you're spending $675 for airfare and accommodation alone. For just $34 more, this package gives you airfare, three nights' accommodation in Kona, and all taxes and fees.

More Several optional tours are available, including a full-day circle island bus tour—with stops at Volcanoes National Park, Parker Ranch, and several other popular Big Island attractions—for $85 per person, a dolphin and glass bottom boat cruise from Kailua-Kona to Keauhou Bay for $89 per person, or an authentic hula experience at the Royal Kona Luau for $79 per person.

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