Whale Watching on Maui
It’s not too late for a front row seat to one of the biggest shows in town! Whale watching season in Hawaii runs through May, so there’s still time to catch the breaching of these behemoth visitors to Hawaii. Each year, as many as 10,000 humpback whales are said to make their annual 3,000-mile-long journey from the North Pacific to warm Hawaiian seas to give birth and mate. While visiting the islands, these majestic creatures, some weighing up to 45 tons, are often seen in spectacular acrobatic displays. They play in the calm waters along the West Maui coast, which provide spectators lots of opportunities to spot whales slapping and rolling close to shore.
Guest staying at the beachfront Outrigger Royal Kahana or Outrigger Napili Shores on Napili Bay can witness these magnificent sights, just offshore.
Outrigger Royal Kahana
The Royal Kahana is a high-rise West Maui condo right on the beach. Its spacious vacation apartments feature outdoor balconies that allow guests to savor views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai, and enjoy the gentle onshore breezes typical of the area. Nearly every unit offers an ocean view, and the panoramas from oceanfront units are in top demand during whale season. Roomy accommodations are furnished with a full kitchen and washer/dryer. There’s also ample free parking. Outrigger Royal Kahana is located in the quiet, friendly neighborhood of Kahana, just steps from Kahana Gateway Shopping Center with renowned Roy’s Kahana Bar & Grill and the award-winning micro-brews at Maui Brewing Co. It is only a few minutes drive to shopping and nightlife in Lahaina and Kaanapali, and the acclaimed golf courses at Kapalua Resort.
Rates start at $155/night.
Outrigger Napili Shores
The Napili Shores is located on Napili Bay, where the West Maui coast is in full view from the peaceful ocean side setting. Guests who prefer a more intimate, low-rise atmosphere will find this Maui condo’s central lawn, two swimming pools, and shoreline walking path to the beach, all perfect amenities for a relaxing getaway. Completely solar-powered, Outrigger Napili Shores helps to keeps Maui eco-friendly. Recently remodeled studios and suites offer full kitchens and free Internet access. And free parking is a plus as most guests choose to rent a car to get to nearby Kaanapali, Lahaina, and Kapalua Resort. It’s a tradition here to ring the whale bell when sighting a spouter.
Rates start at $195
Other Outrigger properties offering attractive options, although not located on the beach, include:
- Outrigger Palms at Wailea at the Wailea Resort
- Outrigger Maui Eldorado at Kaanapali Beach Resort
- Outrigger Aina Nalu in Lahaina
- Kapalua Villas at Kapalua Resort
Condos offer an attractive vacation option for many travelers to Hawaii. Perhaps one of the Outrigger choices are right for you.