Hawaii's Royal Kona Resort Combats Quakes, Makes One Heck Of An Offer

In honor of yesterday's earthquake, we are going to alert readers about a special at the Big Island's Royal Kona Resort, located in the quaint town of Kailua-Kona. Those who book two nights at the hotel will receive a third night free. Yes, it's true: If you book six nights, you will receive two additional free nights. And so on, down the line. The offer is valid through December 20, 2006.

Guests can add daily breakfast buffet for two for an additional $24, or add a daily car rental for $26 per day. The hotel was recently renovated, and our good friend Keith Mallini has revamped the entire food and beverage program to offer quality fare and libation. The hotel is home of Don's Mai Tai Bar--opened by the originator of the Mai Tai over 70 years ago.

An additional special being run by the hotel is geared for travel agents. The resort is offering a "Royal Travel Agent Appreciation Package", which gives agents a free night with two paid nights, plus any additional nights for $89. Daily complimentary buffet breakfast at Don The Beachcomber is included. This special is valid from November 1 through December 20.

Visit www.royalkona.com for more information, or call (800) 22-ALOHA.