In these economically downtrodden days, you can get more for your money all over the Hawaiian Islands, even at the first-class Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
The deal: The special current rate for standard mountainside rooms is $395 per night (not including taxes), but the extras are where you'll find the value: use of poolside cabanas; a lei greeting and oshibori towels upon arrival; canoe excursions off Wailea Beach; daily intro fitness classes; oceanfront yoga classes; use of snorkel equipment plus an hour of snorkeling every day; introductory scuba clinics, twice daily; and a children's program. No extra resort fee is charged. This rate is available now through June 26. From June 27 to Aug. 22, the rate increases to $445. It dips down again to $395 from Aug. 23 to Dec. 17. The projected rate, as of now, for most of 2010 is $552 a night.
Info: Four Seasons, (800) 332-3442, www.fourseasons.com.
-- Susan Derby