Haven't made your vacation plans yet? Lucky you. This year the best deals come to those who waited.
WHY IT'S A DEAL
The slump in high-end travel and bankruptcies of ATA and Aloha airlines hurt tourism so much that this normally pricey destination is the cheapest it's been in years. You can fly from L.A. to Maui for as little as $340 roundtrip, 30% less than last year. And at resorts, "there are discounts like I've never seen," says Judi Chaitman of Great Getaways Travel.
WHAT TO DO
As the locals say, "Maui no ka oi" - Maui is the best. Enjoying white-sand beaches and temps in the 80s, you'll see why scores of honeymooners (and second-honeymooners) agree. Take your blanket and your sweetie to see the sunrise atop Haleakala, a dormant volcanic crater.
WHERE TO STAY
Luxury hotel: Four Seasons Resort Maui (fourseasons.com). Nearly all rooms at this five-star hotel have an ocean view; rates start at $495 a night, but the fifth night is free.
Mid-range hotel: Hyatt Maui (hyatt.com). Rates at this beachfront resort start at $260 vs. $437 last year.