Free nights on Maui's Napili Bay

 
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Tahiti sound appealing this summer? How about Tuscany? Family vacation options range far and near, including Anaheim. Many deals let kids stay free or provide an extra day or two of lodging. Below is a sampling of recent offers. Note that many have limited availability or other restrictions. F...


By Jane Engle // 05.01.09
 

Tahiti sound appealing this summer? How about Tuscany? Family vacation options range far and near, including Anaheim. Many deals let kids stay free or provide an extra day or two of lodging. Below is a sampling of recent offers. Note that many have limited availability or other restrictions.

Free nights, free meals at a Maui resort:Napili Kai Beach Resort, on 10 beachfront acres on Maui's Napili Bay, has been offering a fifth night free after a stay of four nights in an ocean-view studio; rates start at $335 per night. The special, called the Economic Stimulus Package, is for stays June 13 through Aug. 15.

The deluxe resort also has a children-eat-free program that offers kids age 12 and younger a free entree when accompanied by an adult who purchases an adult entree

Napili Kai has 163 hotel rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom suites in 11 low-rise plantation-style buildings. Parking is complimentary, as is the in-room Internet service.

For reservations or information, call (800) 367-5030, or visit www.napilikai.com.

Family stays in Italy, with car rental: TourCrafters has put together some relatively inexpensive family packages to Italy that combine city stays with country and seaside destinations and throw in a rental car or minivan. All apartments have kitchens, which will help save on meals.

One of the packages (not including airfare) features four nights at the Palazzo Ricasoli apartments in Florence, seven nights in the countryside at the more rustic Principe del Trasimeno apartments on Lake Trasimeno in Tuscany, and a seven-day car rental. The price, for a family of four, starts at $2,559, or $639.75 per person, from July 13 to Aug. 31.

For details, call (800) 482-5995, or visit www.tourcrafters.com.

Two more nights free at Disneyland: Throughout 2009, you'll get free admission to the theme park on your birthday, but don't miss a summer offer that adds two free nights to a three-night stay.

Guests pay for three nights of hotel accommodations and three days of theme park admission, and then receive two more nights at the hotel and two more days at the theme park.

Until Sept. 26, the offer is valid at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. It's also available at participating local Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Hotels.

No need to stay over? Don't forget the 3-Day Summer Fun Pass, available to Southern California residents for use June 1 or later. The $99 ticket gives three days' admission to both Disneyland and California Adventure. The days do not have to run consecutively, but must be within 45 days.

To book a Disneyland Resort vacation package, call (800) 854-3104 or go to www.disneyland.com.

For general Disneyland Resort information, park hours and entertainment schedules, call (714) 781-4565 or visit www.disneyland.com.

Tahiti, including kids and airfare: For a limited time, kids receive free airfare, lodging and meals on their Tahiti vacation, meaning a family of four can enjoy five nights on the French Polynesian island from $1,698 per adult.

Besides round-trip air from Los Angeles, Air Tahiti Nui's family packages include transfers and daily adult breakfasts. Bookings, which must be made by May 15, are good for travel through May 31; July 10 to 17; and Nov. 1 to Dec. 10.

The "Tahiti Family Vacation" features a five-night stay in a Garden Suite at the new Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. Family-friendly activities on Tahiti include four-wheel-drive expeditions, helicopter rides, shark and ray feedings, canoe tours and hiking.

With each paying adult, the package covers one free child, age 2 to 11. Prices are based on double occupancy and include fuel surcharges.

For more information, call (877) 824-4846.

Budget bailout in Hawaii: As part of its Vacation Bailout program, Aston Hotels & Resorts is taking up to 40% off its room rates in Hawaii and giving each guest a book of discount coupons for dining, shopping and activities. The offer is good for travel June 12 to Dec. 21.

Throughout the year, Aston's Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free program lets young people age 17 or under stay free (using existing bedding). Children 12 years and younger, when accompanied by a paying adult, also get free meals at a range of restaurants and free admission to attractions such as the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu and the Honolulu Zoo.

Aston runs a variety of condominium resorts and hotels on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. For more info, call (866) 774-2924 or visit www.astonhotels.com.