Hawaii Hideaways, which has varied Hawaii accommodation options for those seeking high-end vacations, says our strengthened dollar is leading to heightened interest in Hawaii holidays. Anne Pawsat-Dressler, president of the luxury villa company, has been creating trips for Canadians for years and says the past six months to a year has seen a noticeable increase in interest. "We used to work mostlly with top-tier executives and entrepreneurs, but now we are also seeing a lot of interest from familes and groups that appreciate the privacy,space and customized service a private villa vacation can offer," she says. "And instead of booking one or two special activities, our guests are booking chefs for the full week and enjoying high-end experiences, such as private island tours and sunset cruise charters. There has definitely been an explosion in demand for luxury experiences from our Canadian guests." Hawaii Hideaways has more than 115 private homes on Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai and Molokia for rental. The homes range in value from US$2-million to US $34 million, and there is a "focus on newly built beachfront, oceanfront or exceptional ocean-view villas." Most villas feature the likes of swimming pools, saunas, Jacuzzi, billiards table, tennis courts, exercise rooms, kitchens and private beach access. Arrangements can be made for the likes of personal chefs, limousine service, jet charters, personal shopping, childcare, instruction in windsurfing or scuba diving, cultural tours and other excurstions. Hawaii Hideways says the villas can be used for family vacations, weddings, romantic getaways, corporate events and private retreats. There is a seven-day minimum stay and weekly rentals range from US$7,000 to US$95,000. For further information, call 1-866-96-ALOHA or visit www.hawaiihideaways.com