Beach Destinations (tel. 877/433-4378; www.beachdestinations.com) is offering a six-night trip to Hawaii this spring, from $935 with airfare for travel in May.
Beach Destinations allows you to customize your itinerary, but this one comes with three nights in Oahu at the Aqua Waikiki Wave, with breakfast daily. The hotel is a block from Waikiki Beach, and you can soak up the breeze on your room's private lanai. Also a block away is the Royal Hawaiian Center, with restaurants and high-end stores like Fendi and Kate. Spend three nights, and then take a 35-minute flight to Kauai. In Kapaa, a partial oceanview room at the beachfront Aston Islander on the Beach will be your home base for the next three nights.
Why is this a deal? The multi-stop itinerary on American Airlines (and local carriers within Hawaii) costs about $605 per person; this covers the flight from Los Angeles to Oahu, an onward flight to Kauai, and the return flight from Kauai to Los Angeles. Three nights at the Aqua Waikiki Wave will cost you $479, or $239.50 per person with taxes. Three nights at Aston Islander will run you about $545, or $272.50 per person with taxes. If you booked this trip independently, you would have to pay at least $1,117 per person. Booking this package easily saves you about $182 per person.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Oahu (returning from Kauai) and a flight from Oahu to Kauai; three nights in Oahu at the Aqua Wave Waikiki in Oahu with breakfast daily; three nights at the Aston Islander on the Beach in Kauai; airline fuel surcharges; hotel taxes and service charges; and government taxes and fees
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Transfers (add $32.50 per person for round-trip transfers in Oahu; add $51.50 per person for round-trip transfers in Kauai)
Book By: As soon as possible for best availability
When: May 9, 2012
Single Supplement: $338
Other Departures: Phoenix (from $965), Seattle (from $978), Chicago (from $1,147), New York (from $1,176)
Other Details: Optional tours are available, such as hiking Waikiki's Diamond Head (about $35 per person), or touring Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial (add from about $47 per person).
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.