Is there anything dreamier than a trip to Hawaii? In case swaying palm trees and soft, sandy beaches aren't enough to convince you, consider two offers from Maui's Honua Kai Resort and Spa -- offering suite stays for as low as $230 per night this fall.At the all-suite property, a Hawaii $5-0 promotion shaves $50 off the nightly room rate, bookable until October 2 for stays through December 20. The lowest special rate is $274 per night for one-bedroom mountain view suites, which we saw is available throughout the travel period except on October 9, 12, and 21. (Over Thanksgiving weekend, November 27-30, prices jump up to $324.) Add $10 more and you can check into a one-bedroom resort view suite.
Those who don’t mind some construction work outside their room can save even more with the Hard Hat special. You'll still stay in one of Honua Kai's lovely one-bedroom accommodations, just one that overlooks the neighboring Westin property that's under construction. But your reward for putting up with some noise is paying as low as $230 per night. Again, this price point is generally available through December 20, though the prices similarly jump November 23-30, to $260. (If you're springing for the Hawaii $5-0 promotion, rest assured -- you'll be placed in rooms away from construction.)
More about the hotel: Honua Kai Resort has 600 studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites that come equipped with a full kitchen -- plus a washer and dryer, lanai space, and other amenities like an iron and ironing board to make you feel right at home. Onsite, find the services of a concierge desk, two restaurants, and a spa. Since it sits on North Kaanapali Beach, the property is also a great base for whale watching, snorkeling, and boogie boarding. Five hot tubs, lazy river, water slide, waterfalls, shallow pool, and children’s play area top it all off.