Check into a partial oceanview room at a 4-star Marriott directly across from Waikiki Beach for $199 per night. Stay through Dec. 20, including weekends and Thanksgiving. This deal trims 40% off rates compared with similar hotels.
Rooms with a full ocean view are an extra $50 per night.
Dip into one of the freshwater pools at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, or take advantage of free scuba and snorkel clinics (offered three times a week).
Shops, restaurants and nightlife are nearby at the Beach Walk. Visit to the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo and the most famous volcanic crater in the world, Diamond Head, all within 2.5 miles of the resort.
Note: There is a $25 nightly resort fee, which covers high-speed Internet access, daily fitness and cultural classes and one Mai Tai drink per day.
Travelzoo Tip: Visit Oahu's famed and nearby North Shore to take a private two-hour surf lesson for $69 (reg. $150).