Looking for inspiration for your Hawaiian getaway? Our On Location partner Worldstar, and Hotel Partner, Hyatt are here with all the details you need to plan your trip.
Cary Math, Operations Supervisor for Worldstar destination management fills you in on the latest in Hawaii travel.
Q: What makes Hawaii so special for visitors?
Each island has its own unique personality and is a separate vacation. Where else can you have 4 vacations in one?
Q: What services and tours do you offer?
We offer excursions, transfers and rental cars from economy to SUV’s; vans to convertibles on all islands. We also provide custom and private excursions including ’create your own excursion’. My favorite tours are ziplining (available on all islands), whale watching (in season), and on Hawaii, the Twilight Volcano tour, Manta night snorkel (absolutely amazing), and the Mauna Kea summit and stars (going up to 14,000 feet above sea level, see the observatories and watch sunset as well as star gaze.)
Q: What tours do you recommend for families?
Most land, sea and air tours, and activities are great for children of all ages. Premier on the islands is whale season – from December 15 to May 15 every year, Humpback whales migrate from the Alaskan Waters to the warm Waters of Hawaii. A Pearl Harbor excursion is also a must-see – it is the number one visited spot in the State of Hawaii, full of history and awe. Another must-do is a luau – an evening feast and show in the traditional Hawaiian way.
Q: Tell us about your excursions to see the Mt. Kilauea eruption?
We offer many excursions as it is one of the most popular things to see in Hawaii. The all-day Twilight Volcano tour features an incredible range of ecosystems and climate zones before experiencing first-hand the phenomenon that makes it possible – an erupting volcano. You’ll also witness the awesome power of lava as it enters the ocean at sunset. Helicopter rides are another great way to experience the power of Kilauea.
Q: What’s new in Hawaii destination weddings?
What makes Worldstar Hawaii unique is that we provide the total experience of the Hawaiian culture and ensure that it is woven into the couple’s special day. Weddings can be performed throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
We offer the most intimate and remote locations for weddings. Our local wedding specialist is in touch with all of the best locations that are unique and memorable. Destination Hawaii even provided the right spot for a non-traditional wedding in the ocean on a sand bar surrounded by water!
We caught up with Ellen Schuster, Director of Global Luxury, Lifestyle & Leisure for Hyatt Sales Force, to find out about Hyatt’s Hawaiian resorts.
Q: Tell us about the special features and family-friendly amenities Hyatt brings to its Hawaiian resorts.
Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii is where ’Aloha’ is more than just a greeting – it’s a way of life. Our resorts on Kauai, Oahu and Maui offer unique programs, family-friendly amenities and Hawaiian cultural experiences.
Q: What are some of the Hawaiian treatments available at the spas?
From aromatherapy employing tropical Hawaiian scents, to the Hawaiian lomilomi spa treatment in a beautiful garden setting, our spas offer unique, rejuvenating treatments. At Kamaha’o Spa in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, experience our Ali’I Indulgence – deeply relaxing healing treatment created with mineral-rich organic clay and Hawaiian coffee fruit extract to deeply cleanse and detoxify. Includes a full-body brushing, the use of pohaku, hot stone, and our Hawaiian facial refresher for complete relaxation.
Q: Tell us about golf at your resorts.
Whether you are looking for a challenge or to simply practice your swing, our resorts feature golf for you including famed championship courses. Ask about the Royal Package (7-days unlimited golf, range and rental club use at a special price) available at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa featuring the renowned Ka’anapali Golf Courses.
Q: Describe some of the settings at Hyatt’s Hawaii hotels for destination weddings.
We offer wonderful wedding packages at all of our beautiful resorts in Hawaii with ceremonies taking place at these spectacular venues:
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