For Sunday, December 12, 2010
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2010
Poipu, Kauai » Golfers will be back on the Poipu Bay Golf Course Thursday when the course reopens following a nine-month greens refurbishment project.
The course was closed in April while Seashore Paspalum, a warm-season turf that requires less water and chemicals, was installed. Bunkers and tee boxes also underwent improvements.
Kids can tag along for free when the Star of Honolulu sets sail Wednesday on its first whale-watching cruise of the season. One child per paid adult can sail for no charge.
The 2 1/2 -hour cruise, which runs daily through May 8, departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace and cruises beyond Diamond Head.
The cruise includes narration, handouts, a video presentation and educational and cultural activities, including lei making, ukulele and hula lessons.
Kamaaina and military prices are $44.31 for adults and $26.66 for keiki (ages 3-11).
An Early Bird Whale Watch is offered from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. for a discounted price. On Maui the Spirit of Lahaina's Whale Watch Eco-Adventure Cruise sails three times daily.
For more information about the whale watches, call 983-STAR (7827), toll-free at 800-334-6191 or visit www.starofhonolulu.com.
The Park Shore Waikiki is offering a special family rate of $119 per night for an ocean-view room, plus gifts and free admission to Waikiki attractions.
The Waikiki Ocean Family Promotion includes:
» Admission to the Waikiki Aquarium for up to four persons (two adults and two children or one adult and three children).
» Two Hawaiian gift totes with sea animal crackers and a fluffy sea animal toy from Diamond Bakery.
For more information about the hotel, visit www.parkshorewaikiki.com or call Aqua Hotels & Resorts at 924-6543.