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The Four Seasons Resort Lanai package includes round-trip airfare, four nights' accommodations, and ferry transfers.
updated 7/18/2008 9:51:16 AM ET 2008-07-18T13:51:16

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare, four nights' accommodations, and ferry transfers, from $1,039 per person—plus taxes of about $399 per person.

When: Through Dec. 14, 2008.

Gateways: L.A.; add $225 for Dallas; $309 for Philadelphia; $329 for Boston; $335 for Ft. Lauderdale; $339 for New York City; $355 for Hartford; and $359 for Baltimore; additional gateways may be available.

The fine print: Included are hotel taxes, round-trip ferry transfers between Maui and Lanai, and a fresh flower lei upon arrival. Airport taxes are an additional $399 per person. Round-trip transfers between the airport and the harbor on Maui are $59 per person. The Four Seasons Lanai will collect a mandatory $36 per person fee upon checkout, which covers unlimited shuttle service to various parts of the island, including to and from the ferry. Prices are per person based on double occupancy; single supplement is $559. Trip ID: 1094120. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Oct. 31, 2008.

Contact: Online Vacation Center, 800/787-0937, onlinevacationcenter.com.

Why it's a deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares between L.A. and Kahului, Maui, start at $756 for departures in mid-September (American Airlines). For an additional $682, including taxes, the Online Vacation Center package includes airfare as well as round-trip ferry transfers to Lanai and four nights' accommodations.

Trip details: The Four Seasons Resort Lanai package includes round-trip airfare, most likely on an American or United carrier to Maui, where you'll catch a ferry to Lanai. A shuttle bus will take you to the Lodge at Koele, your home for the next four nights.

Each of the 102 rooms at this elegant Four Seasons resort are adorned with paintings by local artists and feature four-poster beds, a comfy window seat, a secluded lanai (balcony), a ceiling fan, an LCD flat-screen television, and a bathroom with a soaking tub and a shower. The package includes accommodations in a garden room; add $80 per person for a 'deluxe garden room' and $160 per person for a Koele deluxe room.

Set on 21 acres in Lanai's central highlands, the resort has beamed ceilings, fireplaces, English gardens, and croquet lawns. It also boasts a 1,052-square-foot spa, a fitness room, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, three restaurants, and a bar with live music. And thanks to the resort's unlimited shuttle service, you'll have easy access to beaches, golf courses, and the sister resort at Manele Bay, where you can rent snorkeling equipment.

Some of the most popular attractions on Lanai, formerly an island-wide pineapple plantation, include Mount Lanaihale, Lanai's highest peak at 3,368 feet tall; the Puu Pehe Rock, an 80-foot tall rock formation that juts out of the sea; and Keahikawelo, a cluster of reddish rocks and boulders resembling a lunar-like landscape.

Not ready to go home? You can extend your stay at the Lodge at Koele for an additional $186 per person per night.

Before you go, learn more about the island by visiting the official tourism Web sites for Lanai and Hawaii.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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