Time to say ‘aloha’ to resort fees


Travel writer Christopher Elliott would like to see Hawaii’s infamous “resort fees” go. And he doesn’t mince words, calling the mandatory fees unfair, unethical and unconscionable. From Elliott’s blog: “The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui charges an eye-popping $25 per day mandatory resort fee. So does Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort.” Some resorts that don’t charge the fees include the Four Seasons Manele Bay Hotel, the Hotel Hana Maui and the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa.