WIMCO Expands Aloha from Maui to Oahu: Announces New, Luxurious Oahu Collection

NEWPORT, RI, March 11, 2010Wimco Villas, the award-winning leader in luxury villa rentals, announces an extensive selection of villas on Oahu. This is the second Hawaiian island to be singled out by Wimco after its successful launch on Maui in late 2008.

“We’re engaging in a highly selective expansion into Hawaii and into Mexico to offer our high quality and high service villa vacation experience to those who prefer the convenience of West Coast alternatives to the Caribbean,” said Stiles Bennet, vice president of marketing.

Bennet added that April villa reservations can be timed to the annual Kokua Festival 2010 April 23 and 24 that brings world-class performers to the stage in a charity benefit. Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Jake Shimabukuro, and Hawaii’s own Anuhea are scheduled performers. The popular event benefits the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and promotes eco-friendly living. All proceeds from the festival go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson in 2003 to support environmental education programs in the schools and communities of Hawaii.

Wimco Villas new collection can accommodate many types of vacations, from honeymoons and weddings to family reunions and corporate retreats.

Oahu has been named “Best Island in the World” 12 of the last 13 years in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Poll.

The expanding collection currently features exceptional properties ranging from two to eight bedrooms. The villas are located in Kailua, Kahala, Diamond Head, Laie and North Shore.

About Wimco Villas

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional private villas. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 270 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of privately owned villas throughout the region including The US and British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, Barbados, Mustique, Nevis, St Martin, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. In Europe, Wimco represents villas in Italy, the South of France, and Mykonos. In the Americas, there are villas in Maui and Oahu, Hawaii and Punta Mita and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

For additional information on Wimco Villas please visit www.wimco.com or call 888-751-7366.