Over the last few months I’ve shared info about several of the Deluxe and First Class hotels found in our Hawaii vacation packages, but today my focus will be on budget, economy and “saver” hotels. Aloha Hawaiian Vacations utilizes three of these in our series of Saver Vacation Packages. We offer these to help those wanting to save on their Hawaii Vacation, yet be in good locations, and for those who are not wanting to spend much money on their hotel room and who will be satisfied with basic room accommodations. These rooms and properties are OK – but are not for those seeking First Class or Deluxe.

We offer the Aloha Surf Waikiki on Oahu. This property is located in the heart of Waikiki near to most of Waikiki’s best activities and restaurants. It’s near the Ala Wai Waterway and the famous Ala Wai Golf Course is nearby. The rooms at the Aloha Surf Waikiki are small but nice – and are some of the best budget rooms found in Waikiki – especially when considering the excellent location of this property. I own a condo in Waikiki near this hotel – and have spent years in this excellent location.

On Kauai, we offer the Kauai Shores Hotel which is a beachfront property. This hotel is located near Kapaa – which is the perfect location for exploring and enjoying Kauai. A recent Hollywood movie was filmed at this hotel. Again, may I state that this is Not a Deluxe property, but a Budget property, and it offers an excellent value for those needing to save.

On Maui, we offer the Kaanapali Ocean Inn. This oceanfront economy hotel has budget rooms –  and the ocean view rooms are only a stone’s throw from famous Kaanapali Beach – Hawaii’s second most popular beach. It is located on the grounds of the Royal Lahaina Resort and is less than a 10-minute drive from historical and quaint Lahaina – the “night-place” to be in Maui. This economy property is three stories and has no elevators; however, the Bellman will handle your luggage of course.

Each of these hotels is our choice as best economy (budget) hotels for Oahu (Waikiki), Kauai and Maui, but may I again remind you that these rooms are basic at best. You can learn more about these by clicking the links below.

Oahu (Waikiki): http://www.hawaii-all-inclusive.net/

Kauai: http://www.hawaii-all-inclusive.net/kauai-all-inclusive-hawaii-vacations-package

Maui: http://www.hawaii-all-inclusive.net/maui-all-inclusive-hawaii-vacations-package

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wayne Overman, founder and CEO of Aloha Hawaiian Vacations, has lived in the heart of Waikiki for more than twenty years and calls Waikiki Beach his “front yard.” He has devoted over thirty years thoroughly exploring, photographing and authoring publications about Maui, Kauai, the Big-Island of Hawaii plus Hawaii’s lesser islands – as well as his home island of Oahu. He has been privileged to have personally known, and has worked and “rubbed-shoulders” with, many of Hawaii’s legends throughout the years – such as Al Harrington (Hawaii Five-0), Don Ho, Chuck Machado, Doug Mossman, Hoku, Charro, Roy C. Kelley & The Kelley Family, George Correia, Tom Moffatt, Ron Howard, Bruno Mars, Jim Nabors, TV’s Lost stars, Hawaii Five-0 stars, and many other prominent figures in Hawaii’s Tourism and Entertainment Industries. **** Today Wayne is recognized as one of Hawaii’s foremost authorities on Hawaii and Hawaii tourism. He is quoted in international travel publications – and Fox News has consulted him for Hawaii news stories. His travel writing and photography are enjoyed worldwide. Wayne’s writing also qualified him a top-runner in an 80’s National Poetry Contest – with awards being presented in Los Angeles by Red Skelton and Phyllis Diller. He is also considered an authority on Hawaiian art and is a close acquaintance of most of Hawaii’s prominent artists, including Wyland, Roy Tabora, Heather Brown, John Pitre, Americo and Eva Makk, Avi Kiriaty, Thor, BH Freeland and Juno Galang – to name a few; and he has sketched and collaborated with several of these artists to create some unique Hawaiian art “collectibles.” **** Wayne founded Aloha Hawaiian Vacations as a young man – and has enjoyed the company’s growth from a small regional business – to an international Company – which is today a world leader in Hawaii tourism. He designed and developed America’s first non-tour All-Inclusive Hawaii Vacation Package. “Good Quality With Good Value And Service” is his motto. He also owns a Hawaii tourism consulting firm. **** Wayne is a seasoned world traveler – and has seen 93 countries. His travels have taken him around-the-world seventeen times cumulatively. He says, “I have traveled the entire world to see if there is any place to match the glory of Hawaii – and there is none! Hawaii is God’s gift to the world and mankind, and is probably a tiny glimpse of what Heaven is like.” **** He holds a degree in Business Administration and was also working toward a degree in Engineering – which he left to attend an East Coast Bible College after becoming a Christian. Wayne believes travel is one of life’s best educators – and agrees with former US President John F. Kennedy’s quote, “I learned more in one summer traveling abroad than I did in all my years at Harvard University.” However, Wayne also believes that the study of God’s Word trumps all forms of education. He challenges the young people he mentors to read a chapter of Proverbs each day to receive wisdom from above. He volunteers his time as a Hawaii church leader and has also served his country in the military. **** Wayne says that his greatest life accomplishment was raising his two awesome children (Haven & Joseph) who are now leaders of Aloha Hawaiian Vacations. He also believes we are to share that which God has blessed us with – and his family financially supports three Waikiki churches, the annual Resurrection Sunrise Services held on Waikiki Beach, world missions, plus many mainland Christian ministries; and his family also cares for many children-in-need worldwide. Wayne gives “all glory to God - for ALL.”