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Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com) takes you to Kauai this fall from $485 per person, including airfare and three nightsÂ? hotel.

Stay in Kapaa at the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel, on Kauai's only protected swimming and snorkeling beach. The recently renovated rooms have refrigerators, perfect for storing snacks. The resort is next to the Wailua River, which is popular for kayaking. Consider viewing the Wailua Falls or hiking the Waimea Canyon.

Why is this trip a deal? An early October flight from San Jose to Kauai starts around $400 per person for a Monday departure, according to a Kayak search. The rack rate for a garden-view room at the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel starts at $127 per night; a three-night stay comes to about $427 with taxes, or about $213.50 per person. According to Pleasant Holidays, parking would average $10-$25 per night, which would average $30-$75 altogether (or $15-$37.50 per person). If you were to book independently, you could expect to pay about $613.50 per person. If you factor in the parking, the trip would cost $628.50-$651 per person. Booking the trip with Pleasant Holidays saves you $143.50-$166 per person -- and that's before you factor in the free kid meals that the coupon book includes.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare between San Jose, California, and Kauai, Hawaii; three nights in a garden-view room at Aston Aloha Beach; airline fuel surcharges; government taxes and fees; hotel taxes; and free parking. Kids 16 stay and eat for free; this package also includes a book of Aloha coupons valid at various restaurants and attractions.

What Else You Will Have to Pay: $10 daily ($30 altogether) in resort fees, which includes a PlayStation 2 console in room and unlimited access to DVD movies and PlayStation 2 games. Add $52 for round-trip transfers booked through Pleasant Holidays.

Book By: As soon as possible for best availability

When: Monday departures Oct. 1 through Dec. 10, 2012

Single supplement:
$641

Other Departures: Chicago (from $1,018); D.C. (from $1,025); Atlanta (from $1,035) Other Details: If you would like to bring your child or children, the price for airfare starts from $325 per person. The Hawaii promotion also includes three nights in Oahu from $429 and three nights from $455 on Maui.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.