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OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS Aston Hotels & Resorts offers families accommodations to suit every lifestyle, taste and budget. AstonHotels.com Destination Resorts Hawaii - A premium collection of 1- to 5-bedroom holiday rentals and villas in seven beachfront and golf-front resorts in Wailea/Makena, Maui. DestinationResortsHawaii.com DriveAway Holidays - Australia’s leading self-drive specialists, possessing over 25 years’ experience. Book discounted car hire & motorhome rentals with leading suppliers in 130 countries at 8,000 locations. Call 1300 723 972 or visit driveaway.com.au Embassy Suites Waikiki - Relax in one – or two- bedroom serviced apartments with micro-kitchen and enjoy complimentary full breakfast daily, nightly poolside reception, Wi-Fi, and no resort fees. embassysuiteswaikiki.com Hilton Hawaiian Village - Discover Waikiki’s favorite oceanfront playground offering a full range of resort activities. The best choice and the best value for families. HiltonHawaiianVillage.com Hilton Waikoloa Village - A resort like no other, the Hilton Waikoloa Village is a family destination in itself. With its cool pools and slides, kid’s club, dining, cultural lessons, golf, and interactive dolphin program, you may never want to leave. hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/ specials-and-packages Honua Kai Maui – Discover more of Maui together with Honua Kai’s Room & Car Package. Go to honu- akai.com or call 866-260-9712 for details. honuakai. com/DealsPackages/RoomCar.aspx Kaanapali Beach Hotel - Beachfront on Kaanapali Beach, enjoy complimentary children’s program, hula show and cultural activities. Experience family-style hospitality, aloha at its best! KBHmaui.com Makena Beach & Golf Resort Maui – For the most affordable Maui vacation, consider Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s packages with a Family Values add-on – kids eat free and more. makenaresortmaui.com Mana Kai Maui - Where Heaven Meets Earth is at the far southern end of South Kihei Road bordering Wailea. manakaimaui.com Pride of America – No-one lets you capture the soul and spirit of Hawaii quite like Pride of America. Offering inter-island cruises weekly to all four main islands. Giving you ample time to explore and see more. norwegiancruiseline.com.au Outrigger Resorts - Whether you’re looking for iconic beachfront resorts, vacation condos or convenient accommodations, let Outrigger be your host. Outrigger.com Paradise Helicopters offers unique and fun air adventures. Feel the power of lava and hover next to 2,000 foot waterfalls. paradisecopters.com Sunquest Vacations - Come visit us on the spectacular Kona/Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. SunQuest Vacations offers a wide variety of vacation homes and condos to become your home away from home. sunquest-hawaii.com FAMILY HAWAI‘I 35 MAJOR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2015 New Year’s Day Jan 1 Martin Luther King Day Jan 19 Presidents’ Day Feb 16 Prince Kūhiō Day Mar 26 Good Friday Apr 3 Memorial Day May 25 King Kamehameha I Day Jun 11 Independence Day Jul 3 Statehood Day Aug 21 Labor Day Sep 7 Veterans’ Day Nov 11 Thanksgiving Nov 26 Christmas Day Dec 25 ECO VOLUNTEERISM You can sign up for an afternoon or multiday activities to help with a variety of projects: Visit: Preserve Hawaii preservehawaii.org The Nature Conservancy nature.org/about-us/volunteer 34 FAMILY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: Fast facts BASIC COSTS Coffee – $US3; Beer – $US5; Club Sandwich – $US8; Glass of Wine – $US7; Soft Drink – $US3. When you purchase an item, you will be charged an additional five percent in sales tax. TIPPING GUIDELINES US standards on tipping apply: Restaurants – 15-20% (note that a service charge may be automatically added to a bill, especially for party sizes of six or more, so check your bill for these charges before tipping); Bar – US$0.50-$1 per drink; Housekeeping – US$1 per bed per night; Luggage porters – US$1 per bag; Doorman – US$1 for calling a taxi; Room service – 10-15% of total bill; Taxi – 15% of fare. LEGAL DRINKING AGE 21 years of age. Please note that ID is required to enter bars or buy alcoholic drinks. CLOTHING Casual daywear and semi-casual clothes with a light jacket for evenings. AREA TELEPHONE CODE FOR HAWAI‘I: 808 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CONTACT DETAILS Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i (VASH) was established to assist visitors who have been victims of a crime or other adversities. Hawai‘i is among one of the safest tourist destinations in the world but unfortunately crime against visitors can never be completely prevented. VASH O‘ahu – (808) 926-8274 VASH Hawai‘i Island – West (808) 756-0785 VASH Hawai‘i Island – East (808) 756-1472 VASH Kaua‘i – (808) 483-0111 VASH Maui – (808) 244-3530 Download your safety eBrochure at travelsmarthawaii.com WATER SAFETY Hawai‘i’s ocean is beautiful, but it can also be dangerous. Strong, hidden currents can overpower even experienced swimmers and standing on rocky outcrops can be dangerous due to sudden, powerful rogue waves. Conditions in the water constantly change. Remember: • waves come in sets and conditions can be calm for up to 20 mins between dangerous sets of waves • swim only where lifeguards are on duty • do not fight a rip current (keep calm, float and wave for help, and go with the current to conserve energy) • use the buddy system – never swim alone and know your limits • when in doubt, don’t go out • nude bathing and nude sun-bathing is prohibited across Hawai‘i. HIKING SAFETY Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for hiking but some trails are for experienced hikers only. Make sure you do your research (degree of difficulty and length), let people know where you’re going, carry a mobile phone and hike with a partner. Visit hawaii.gov/dlnr/brochures/ HikingSafety.pdf GENERAL SAFETY TIPS Be as security-conscious as you would be at home. Don’t leave valuables unattended or in plain sight in a hire car, on the beach, or in restaurants or lobbies (lock them in the hotel/ room safe). Take only essential items to the beach and put keys/valuables in a waterproof bag and keep them with you. Carry little cash and leave extra cash/credit cards in the hotel safe. Make use of travellers’ cheques, ATM facilities and/or credit cards. SUN SAFETY Apply sunscreen often (year-round). Wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. SNORKELLING SAFETY Check ocean conditions prior to snorkelling in order to avoid high surf and strong currents. PRE-DEPARTURE SAFETY TIP Leave a copy of your itinerary with family/ friends back home and carry emergency contact numbers with you.
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