Aloha from Honolulu

FANCY something out of the ordinary? Aloha Holidays are offering special land packages in the Hawaiian Islands that can be centred on one or up to four of the islands.

The company offers seven night packages that include hotel accommodation in Honolulu and tours from €699 (not including airfares), and eight night stays on four of the islands from €1,495.

Those sample prices are valid up to December 8 and there is no requirement for clients to book air fares with the company.

Typically, return airfares from Dublin to Hawaii this summer start in the region of €1,100 (plus taxes) but drop to around €800 in the Autumn. Tel: (01) 210 8391 or visit www.aloha-holidays.ie. For further information visit www.gohawaii.com

* STENA LINE’S day trips to Oakwood Theme Park in South Wales have become one of the ferry company’s most popular programmes.

The Oakwood programme operates on the Rosslare to Fishguard route until September 25, and the introduction of a new schedule, which includes an early morning fast ferry sailing from Rosslare, means that day-trippers can now enjoy a full day at the popular theme park.

Oakwood prices start from €46 per adult and €40 per child, and include return sea travel on the Stena Express fast craft, coach transfers to and from Oakwood, and entry to the theme park where all rides and shows are free, excluding Vertigo, which carries a supplement.

For more information on Oakwood or to make a booking, customers should call Stena Line on 01 2047600 or 053 61560 or click on www.stenaline.ie/oakwood. Groups should call 01 204 7755.

* IT doesn’t take long for companies to pick up on marketing opportunities, and the release of the Da Vinci Code has prompted travel firm Canvas Holidays to highlight some famous Parisian sights featured in the film.

The mobile home and camping operator is also highlighting a choice of campsites all within easy reach of the capital.

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday for two adults and up to four children arriving on-site between June 16 and 22 costs €828 per party with accommodation-only in a Festival Midi mobile home.

Details of ferry sailing and any additional costs are available on 1890 923 045 or www.canvasholidays.ie.

* GOLF addicts will be interested to note the July opening of a new resort hotel, the Killerig, which overlooks the Killeshin hills in County Carlow.

Des Smyth designed the course which sits next to a new boutique hotel that has 42 bedrooms and a number of suites.

The leisure facilities include a 25m swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, steam room and serenity room, as well as offering a range of deeply relaxing treatments by highly qualified health therapists.

For reservations, or further information contact Killerig Resort on (059) 9163070.

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