Hawaii is perfect for a tropical getaway that doesn't require too much effort, not even a passport. The island hasn't been known for its discounts, but occupancy concerns have caused hotels to start advertising themselves as cost-effective retreats. The Associated Press
leis lays out the not-so-flowery situation: "Truth is, it's getting down right cheap to stay here with only two-thirds of hotel rooms booked."
Hotel-industry consultant Joseph Toy chimed in, "It's the steepest discounts we've seen since we started tracking the industry." Hotels large and small are offering unprecedented deals and incentives; you'll find major scores no matter your price range.
You can only afford to pay $90 a night? No problem, the Aston Maui Lu in West Maui will charge you $88 a night. Searching for a more-affordable luxury vacation? The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island will give you a $1,000 resort credit to be used for anything that can be charged to the room (minimum four night stay).
Will you be saying aloha any time soon?