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SPG Hawaii Resorts Offer ‘Pack for Paradise’ Travel Promotion

July 18, 2017, 1:01 PM HST
* Updated July 18, 12:17 PM
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Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa and Keauhou Bay. Courtesy image.

All Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Resorts in Hawaiʻi are running their lowest sale of the season, offering discounted prices on rooms statewide and sharing packing tips for travelers.

SPG Resorts including the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay are offering special room rates starting from $179. Travel accommodations can be booked online  or by calling (866) 716-8140 now through Sept. 30. Rates are valid for stays through Dec. 20, 2017 on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaiʻi Island.

To help travelers prepare, SPG Resorts has released a free “How to Pack for Paradise” guide for those planning a vacation experience in the Islands.

The guide recommends essential necessities like sunglasses, sunscreen and a swimsuits for beach trips and pool-side visits, as well as island-specific items to help visitors get the most out of their trip.

Image courtesy of SPG Resorts.

“Packing for paradise is relatively easy given Hawaiʻi’s casual lifestyle and gorgeous weather year-round, but it’s always helpful to plan for the distinct features and characteristics of each island,” said David Richard, area director of sales for Marriott International.

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Here are some tips to help you pack for a specific Hawaiian Island destination:

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All Islands – Keep it light because comfort is key. Hawaiʻi is known for casual dress wear and most people spend the majority of their time outdoors. Day-to-day attire may include casual shirts, shorts, tank tops, dresses and a pair of jeans. If you are planning to go horseback riding, zip lining or take an ATV tour, bring a pair of closed-toe shoes.

Hawaiʻi Island – Portable GPS will make navigating the vast bread of the “Big Island,” which is larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined.

Kauai – Good hiking shoes and gear. Kauai’s most famous hike is the rugged Kalalau Trail that travels along the Na Pali Coast. If you’re planning on hiking, be sure to pack a durable pair of hiking boots or shoes to prevent slipping. The trail is for experienced hikers, and most people hike and camp two nights before heading back.

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Maui – A thick jacket or sweater. If you’re planning to visit higher elevations like Haleakala National Park to experience a Maui sunrise, it will be chilly in the early mornings, especially at high elevation.

Oʻahu – Binoculars. Oʻahu’s North Shore is home to big wave surfing in the winter. Bring your towels, hats – and binoculars – and snag a spot on the beach to watch the annual surf competitions. During the rest of the year, surfers of all skill levels migrate to Oʻahu’s South Shore, home of world-renowned Waikiki Beach. Binoculars will come in handy to get a close-up view of surfers, outrigger canoe paddlers and an occasional pod of dolphins.

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