updated 2/22/2010 8:46:16 AM ET 2010-02-22T13:46:16

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare on American Airlines, arriving in Kona on the Big Island, and departing from Honolulu on Oahu; a flight on Mesa Airlines between the Big Island and Oahu; three nights each at the 436-room Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island and the 500-plus-room Ohana Waikiki West on Oahu; breakfast daily; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges, from $688 per person — plus airport taxes and fees of $70.

When: The starting rate is based on departures April 8, but the package is available on an ongoing basis.

Gateways: Seattle; add $78 for Phoenix; $99 for L.A.; $199 for Denver; $201 for Houston; $263 for New York City; $285 for Chicago; $376 for Miami; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are an additional $70 per person. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are $99 per person on the Big Island and $29 per person on Oahu; both based on two passengers. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $310. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Beach Destinations, 877/433-4378, beachdestinations.com.

Why it’s a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, multicity fares (Seattle to Kona, Kona to Honolulu, Honolulu to Seattle) start at $445 per person, including taxes, for travel in early to mid-April (United/Hawaiian). For an additional $313, this Beach Destinations package includes multicity airfare, as well as six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, hotel taxes, fuel surcharges, and all other taxes and fees. Slideshow: Hawaiian paradise

More: Optional activities include a tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial ($39 per person) and a Go Oahu one-day card valid at more than 20 attractions ($55 per person). Additional nights start at $61 per person per night at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island and $43 per person per night at the Ohana Waikiki West on Oahu.

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