G E S Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Maui’s Kaanapali North Beach is known for its incredibly spacious studio,
one, two and three-bedroom suites with all the comforts of home. A full gourmet kitchen. In-room
washer/dryer. Large lanai (balcony). And a private bath in each room. But unlike your home, there’s
a 3-acre aquatic playground with towel service. A luxurious spa. Housekeeping every other day. And
assistance from the front desk or concierge is just a phone call away. If only home was this amazing.
There’s no place like home. Away from home.
recently introduced two Hawaii
tours that take memory-making
to new heights. Each excursion
combines thrilling flightseeing
with land-based adventures that
appeal to all ages.
The Volcanoes and Waterfall
Swim package on Hawaii Island
starts with a helicopter trip
from Hilo to Kilauea, one of the
world’s most active volcanoes.
After providing aerial views of
sizzling lava flows and steam
vents, the chopper touches down
on a 1,000-acre farm, where
guests snack on seasonal fruit
and fresh macadamia nuts. Next,
clients swim, kayak and paddle
around and under a private
120-foot-high waterfall, building
up an appetite for a picnic lunch
($444 per person, with 50 minutes of flight time and 2½ hours
of ground activities).
On Oahu, guests can sign up
for the Kualoa Expedition Tour,
lifting off from Kalaeloa Airport.
Through large windows, clients
gaze down at Pearl Harbor, home
of the USS Arizona Memorial.
Then they fly farther east and
north for lofty photo ops of some
of the island’s most dazzling
landmarks, from Hanauma Bay
to Sacred Falls. After landing
at 4,000-acre Kualoa Ranch,
families pick one of three out-
ings: a horseback riding tour, an
ATV ride or a zipline experience
(from $719 per person for up to
6½ hours). www.paradisecopters.
com — Marty Wentzel
High-Flying Fun in
Families get bird’s-eye views of
Oahu on Paradise Helicopters’
new Kualoa Expedition Tour.