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Hawaii Becomes an Affordable Fall Getaway

With airfare and hotel prices falling, Hawaii is becoming more affordable than ever.

Aston Hotels & Resorts is making it easier for families on a budget with its new sale offering some of the best rates of the year. Guests can save as much 50% on 22 hotels across Oahu, Maui, Kauai and The Big Island. This is the perfect deal to explore multiple islands at an affordable rate. Quick intra-island flights are available for as low as $100 per person. Flights to Hawaii from the mainland start at $149 each way with sales from United Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

Travelers can find some rare deals on Travelzoo’s Hawaii hotels page, including high-end properties such as The Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. The resort regularly goes for well over $400 a night, but because of a few renovations around the property, it has slashed its rates by 50% for travel this fall.

Many hotels offer rooms or suites that sleep more than just two people. Some of them even include fully-equipped kitchens, which can save families a significant amount of money; pick up groceries from the sundry store and cook at your leisure instead of eating out at restaurants for every meal.

If you plan on exploring the islands with your family, a car rental may be a cost-saving method of transportation (as low as $13 a day in Honolulu through Hotwire). But if you plan on staying in Waikiki, skip the rental car (parking is hard to find and expensive), and opt for a cab to go to and from the airport. The beach, restaurants and shopping are within walking distance from most hotels. If your hotel is a bit further away, hop on the Waikiki Trolley’s Pink Line for $2 per person, which runs every 10 minutes.

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Deal Expert, Las Vegas
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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