Maui, Air, 3 Nights, From $489
From towering volcanoes to colorful reefs, see it all on a four-day jaunt to West Maui.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Maui on Alaska Airlines, three nights on the western-most part of the island at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges, from $489—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of up to $38.
When Dec. 5, 12, 2011 ($489).
Gateways Oakland ($489); add from $20 for Seattle; from $40 for San Diego; from $111 for San Francisco; from $124 for L.A.; from $154 for Denver; from $314 for Chicago; from $335 for Newark; from $336 for Dallas; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $38 in airport taxes and fees or ground transfers (which are available for from $154 round-trip, based on single or double occupancy). Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $610. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Contact Pleasant Holidays, 800/742-9244, pleasantholidays.com.
Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from Oakland to Maui starts from $984 with taxes for travel in mid-November (Hawaiian). Add to that $211 per person including tax for three nights at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, and you’d be paying $1,195 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $514 less than that, this package covers the flight and three nights’ accommodations, plus round-trip airport transfers and all taxes and fees.
More Additional activities are available for a fee, including a trip up 10,023-foot-high Haleakala Volcano to watch the sunrise (includes coffee and pastries) for from $96 per person, and a half-day catamaran cruise out to Molokini, a half-sunken crater, to snorkel the crystal-clear waters for from $109.50 per person. Upgrade to an Oceanfront Studio for from $93 per person. Extend your stay for from $39 per person per night. Note that airfare may change, based on availability.
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