Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on March 31, 1968 · Page 71
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 71

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Sunday, March 31, 1968
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Hawaiian Hotels Continuing Skyrocketing THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC State Pumping Mittiom Into Tourist Attractions % fftOMAS B. tESURE RepttbHe Travel Correspondent Like its <J6toffal flowers, Hawaii IS bursting out all over with new enticements to enchant the jrowing throng of island-bound travelers. Indeed, recent developments and soon-to-be lures are among the greatest in a short time in years. You can even feel it Part of it Is plainly visible if you approach Honolulu by sea, as we did on the P & 0 Lines' SS Iberia, with the ship sailing past Diamond Head to Aloha Tower. Yet all the growth, fortunately, adds to rather than detracts from the islands' charm. Last year, for the first time in history, Hawaii chalked up more than a million visitors. This year's increase is conservatively forecast at 22 per cent. It could go higher. As usual, new hotel develp- ments lead the list, as anyone looking at the Waikiki skyline can plainly ascertain. Yet not all the salient developments are along or near this famous strand. One of the most significant is the new Makaha Inn and Country Club going up on the long tourist - neglected west: em coast of Oahu within easy • drive of Honolulu. Part of the Western Hotel chain of which the posh Dl- kai now is the Hawaiian leader, the Makaha development will cover a whole valley of peaceful mountain-backed beaches, lush grounds with a 36-hole golf course and mod- iern - Polynesian style struc- •tures and guest cottages that ' promise to become one of Hawaii's top major destination : targets, to be ready in De;: cember. .'• Right in Waikiki, the Inter; national Market Place is "- planning a $20 million hotel : with twin-circle towers rising -32 stories and having 1,200 rooms. Even higher is the proposed 34-story, twin- towered-Ala Moana complex which could go up to 46 stories and cost more than $31 million. On beautiful Kanai, an* other destination resort lias been approved with the oftt» eial go-ahead given the $8* million Coconut Plantation Resort at Waipont) Beach. And on Maul, the sit * story Maul Hilton now is helping the Kaanapali section just above Lahaina look like • miniature Waikiki. There's more to do and see, too. Latest of the "exotic" lures is Paradise Park covering 13 acres in Honolulu's upper ManOa Valley, about a 10- minute ride from Waikiki and up the valley from the University of Hawaii campus. Open from 9:30-5:30 daily, this $1 million recreation garden makes full use of the verdant valley setting to show off lush island flora along coral-paved paths where some sections are thickly jungle-like and full of birds and flowers. There are displays of native birds both live and extinct, a flock of trained flaming pink flamingoes, the Kamehameha Amphitheatre with an unusual bird circus of 25 trained and performing macaws, cockatoos and parrots and a sideshow of golden spider monkeys. There are also carp fish pools, moss rock falls, a photographer's lanai, Mark Twain Tree House, nursery of rare plants, a native village and a Polynesian restaurant. At Honolulu International Airport, the Aerospace Museum of Hawaii has been started between the main and foreign arrivals terminals. Off Waikiki, two contrasting new cruises are being run. One is aboard the Honolulu I, said to be one of the world's biggest glass-bottom boats, which carries % passengers and leaves hourly from the Kewalo Basin Fisherman's Wharf; the fish-and-coral Phoenix, Sunday, March 31,1968 C-S jifiiiiw^ Where in the World? Can you name the highest mountain in Wales? SNOWDON - Towering 3,650 feet high, Mount Snowdon is not only Wales' highest mountain but the second highest in all the United Kingdom. Only Ben Nevis in Scotland is higher. Recently Snowdon became part of Britain's Snow- donia National Park. Many lakes are located here, and the landscape is ruggedly beautiful. JVetD Luxury Hotels Spring Up Near Hawaii's Famed Diamond Head viewing trip costing $3. The other is on the Adventure IV, at $6 per person, for a two- hour starlight dance cruise — with complimentary mai tais or beer — along Waikiki and in Honolulu Harbor. On Maul, the 85-foot cruiser, "Luna See," now is making six-hour excursions between that island and little- visited Lanai, the so-called Pineapple Isle. And there is glass-bottom boat sightseeing on a 150- passenger boat operating out of Lahaina. Also on Maui, train buffs are in for a treat with rides on the new Lahaina - Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad which features a six-mile scenic trip between Lahaina and Kaanapali on a 200-passenger Civil War era train. In other sightseeing news, HATS has a new "See Hawaii in a Day" tour of all eight islands and has been joined by a competitor, Sky Tours Hawaii, with a slightly different all-day, all-island air-land tour for about $10 more. Happy Hawaiian Airlines, meanwhile, now has its DC-9 fan- jets in inter-island service. Newest airline is Hawaii Jet- Aire using 20-passenger, twin-engine turbo prop planes. Tourists seeking "controlled adventure" now have their answer on the Big Island of Hawaii in the form of jaunts conducted by Hawaii Island Safaris in Hilo. Two or three-day trips cost $70-$170 per person, including land rover transportation, camper 'accommodations, all meals and guide services. Aimed at getting travelers easily into out- of-the-way spots, they feature such themes as the volcanoes, fishing, wildlife, botany, history, art, ranches, marine life, bird-watching, photography - painting - art or a combination of these and other lures. Especially popular is the two-day week-end tour around the island. Also on the Big Island, the state has plans for Kona Coast developments that include $175^million worth of new airstrips, better roads, harbor facilities and recreation - historic areas. Like recent developments and those soon-to-be, it all spells better island fun and amenities in the burgeoning blossom - filled Aloha State. And, for the moment, at least, none of the essential charms is being forsaken for the improvements. MEXICO ••••••••iHHHHM 15 Years Experience in MEXICO AUTO INSURANCE AZTEC TRAVEL 3015 E.Thomas Road 956-2150 NOGALES IN NOGALES ... 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