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Make it what you want -- a romantic getaway, a sunny retreat, an active beach vacation or what have you -- Hawaii has become a place you have to see. With deals like these, now you can.

Aloha4Less (tel. 800/256-4280; www.aloha4less.com) has some low-priced land-only deals for some of the island's prettiest resorts. A five-night trip with rental car to the Sheraton Kauai Resort which includes all accommodations at the resort located on the serene Poipu Beach starts at $656. Travel is good through December 20, 2005 while availability lasts. Prices are based on double occupancy with accommodations in deluxe garden rooms. Use the reference number 84971 when mentioning this package to an Aloha4Less representative. Another five-night trip, this one to the Sheraton Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, also land-only, starts at only $607. In addition to accommodations at the beachfront hotel, this trip includes a free night at the hotel and a $75 dollar dining credit. The hotel is large and elegant in its architecture and it harkens back to the early days in the Hawaiian tourist boom. Mention reference number 93126 when inquiring about this deal.

A unique air and hotel package to Hawaii offered by Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com) includes an iPod shuffle for your listening pleasure. Talk about all-inclusive; you don't even have to worry about the music you're going to be listening to while kicking back in the sun. All you have to do is book a minimum of a 5-night air/land deal to any Hawaiian destination by September 30, 2005 for travel good from September 5 to December 15, 2005 and you get a free iPod shuffle. The deals aren't inflated in price either. A six-day package out of Los Angeles to Waikiki starts at from $465. The Waikiki trip is good for travel from September 7 to November 10, 2005. It includes airfare, accommodations at the Ohana Maile Sky Court, all airport transfers and that free iPod shuffle. Departures are out of Los Angeles for Wednesday and Thursday flights. The hotel is a centrally located high-rise close to Waikiki Beach and other nearby sites. It has a pool and large sundeck for lounging about close to your room.

If you're not in the Los Angeles area, Pleasant Holidays has trips to Hawaii from several other U.S. gateways. From Chicago, a five-night trip to heavenly Maui starts at $893 with air, hotel, rental car, and that iPod shuffle all part of the package. Travel dates are the same as the above Pleasant Holiday deal. Accommodations are at the Aston Maui Lu, a hotel with quiet and sprawling grounds directly across the street from the beach. The hotel has a quiet pool in a secluded section of the pretty landscape. In addition to air/land trips, Pleasant Holidays has airfare to Honolulu, Hawaii starting at $320 from Los Angeles on ATA airlines. Speak to a Pleasant Holidays phone representative for air deals from other U.S. cities.

Funjet Vacations (tel. 888/558-6654; www.funjet.com) has some five-night land only deals to several Hawaii locations including Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. The deal gets you the fifth night free. A five-night trip to Oahu at the Ohana Waikiki West starts at approximately $269. You get $25 dollars in Big Kahuna Bucks a discount booklet to dining at the hotel. To Maui, a five-night package starts at $399 for a stay at the Outrigger Napili Shores, an 152-room property built in 1972 with a small pool looking out onto one of the island's prettiest bays. Rooms are in the style of Hawaiian-style condominiums. These stays are good through October 9, 2005 as long as availability lasts. Funjet can also help you with discount airfare to any of their destinations.

Remember, air and security fees for all the above trips are not included in the price of the package deals.

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