Intimate Destination Gatherings Come Alive at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Buyout all 17 beachfront cabana rooms and three suites starting at $9,221 per night

Travelers planning intimate gatherings and events with their close family members or friends can experience the “Cabana Club,” 17 beachfront cabana guest rooms and three cabana suites combined at the oceanfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island, perfect for a secluded experience in paradise.

Starting at $9,221 plus tax, per night, guests will receive contemporary accommodations featuring private lanai (balcony) with stargazing telescopes and relaxing hammocks tucked just footsteps away from the resort.

The resort’s Sous Chef Jayson Kanekoa will escort the group on a “Chef’s Shuttle” foodie excursion to the local farmers markets in Waimea. Together, they will purchase the freshest local produce and seasonal items, which will be taken back to the resort to be prepared that evening at a complimentary evening reception to celebrate in island style. Chef Kanekoa can tailor each event to the group’s liking, with themes including a backyard barbecue or a girlfriend adventure getaway.

“This package works well for occasions such as his or her getaways, retreats, family reunions or destination weddings,” said Bill Countryman, general manager of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

“Guests will enjoy a cozy atmosphere set slightly apart from the rest of our guests, while still being able to experience island fresh dining at Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge, three swimming pools including the Infinity pool, renowned Mandara Spa, Hawaiian cultural activities, and the white-sand ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay.”

Valid through December 23, 2011. Three-night minimum required. Based on availability, restrictions and blackout dates may apply. For more information, call the resort at (808) 886-6789.

About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings’ Shops and the newly-opened Queens’ MarketPlace. For more information or reservations, please visit our website or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.

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