Part of visiting paradise is being able to simply take a short stroll from your beachfront vacation rental and enjoy the warm Hawaiian water that gently kisses your sandy toes. And it looks like we aren’t the only ones who appreciate the tropical weather here in Hawaii! The Pacific Humpback Whales, Maui’s favorite gentle giants, are making their annual debut to escape the chill of winter as well as spend the season breeding. In the safety of the shallow waters protected by the surrounding islands, mother humpbacks also give birth as well as raise their calves just off the coasts of Maui and more often than not we can catch glimpses of them playing in the distance.
So where would the best seat on the island be for some whale watching? Out on the water offers the closest look at the exciting show the whales tend to put on and thankfully there are a number of Maui boat tour companies to choose from, most of which are just a short drive from your home away from home. Check out the nonprofit organization, Whale Trust Maui’s “How to Choose a Whale Watching Tour.” The informational guide provides helpful insight on deciding which tour best suits your needs. However if getting a little salty from a potential blow does not sound like the ideal way to spend your Maui vacation, you can watch the excitement right from the comfort of your oceanfront condo villa!
Resting between 40 and 150 feet from where the waves meet the shore, Kahana Village guests have a choice in how close their 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom vacation rentals are to the beach. Along with uninterrupted ocean-side views, each condo villa boasts the unique opportunity of admiring Maui’s finned visitors play in the sparkling Pacific Ocean from almost any area within the rental as well as the property grounds.
So sip an evening beverage, perhaps our famous mai tais, and lounge on the private lanai as you relax to whales splashing against the golden background. Let’s snag the second best seat in the Valley Isle and enjoy the warm island air with our oceanic friends, book with Kahana Village today!