The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Air Pacific, four nights at the Sonaisali Island Resort, transfers, breakfast daily, fuel surcharges, hotel taxes, and a flower lei greeting, from $1,229 per person—plus about $98 in taxes.
When: Through March 31, 2010.
Gateways: Honolulu, L.A.
The fine print: Does not include taxes of about $98 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $476. Note that the two components of this package—airfare and hotel stay—will be booked separately through Travelscene. The cost breakdown is $365 each way for the flights ($730 round trip) and $499 per person for the resort stay. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: July 31, 2009.
Contact: Travelscene, 866/914-4463, travelscene.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $1,447 fare for round-trip travel between L.A. and Fiji in mid-August (Air New Zealand).
The resort stay costs about $547 per person. So if you booked independently, you could expect to pay about $1,994. This package costs $1,327 with all taxes included—a savings of $667. Also note that the package has been reduced from its typical price of $1,798, including taxes.
More: Extend your stay from $113 per person per night. There are a few upgrades available: Add $365 per person for four nights at the Castaway Island Resort, where water-sport equipment is free to use, or $1,059 per person for five nights at the Vomo Island Resort.