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Kauai, air/car/5 nights, from $621

Explore the many natural preserves on this Hawaiian island with an included rental car.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Lihue on a major carrier, five nights' accommodations at the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel, a five-day economy car rental from Hertz, and fuel surcharges, from $621 per person—plus about $40 in taxes.

When: Departs Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 21–March 10.

Gateways: Seattle; add $92 for San Francisco, $98 for L.A., $315 for Houston, $323 for Chicago, $330 for Atlanta, $334 for Miami, $336 for New York City.

The fine print: Does not include about $40 in taxes per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $240. Kids 12 and under stay and eat at the resort for free. All cars are automatic-transmission vehicles. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Pleasant Holidays, 800/742-9244,

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $344 flight for travel between Seattle and Kauai in early February (United). A five-night stay at the hotel costs about $282 per person with taxes included, and an economy car rental will cost about $90 per person for a five-day rental, with taxes included. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $716 per person. This package costs about $661 with taxes included—a savings of $55.

More: Add nights from $48 per person per night. Other hotels at other locations within Hawaii are available; for instance, upgrade to the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island from $126 per person.