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Maui's best front-row seats for humpback whale sightings


Oceanfront Maui condos at Outrigger Royal Kahana and Outrigger Napili Shores offer fabulous views


 NAPILI, MAUI, HAWAII – 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 and pec-slapping of these behemoth visitors to Hawaii, and guests staying at the beachfront Outrigger Royal Kahana or Outrigger Napili Shores on Napili Bay can witness these magnificent sights, just offshore.


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.  These playful behemoths favor the calm waters along the West Maui coast, which provide spectators lots of opportunities to spot whales slapping and rolling close to shore.


“If you’re considering a trip to Hawaii, or have always wanted to see endangered humpback whales in their natural habitat, now is the time to book a stay at Outrigger Royal Kahana or Outrigger Napili Shores,” said Teri Orton, vice president, condominium resort marketing for Outrigger’s Condominium Collection. “For families, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, our oceanfront Maui condos provide unbeatable settings to view whales breaching, diving, and occasionally cavorting with their young calves.  It's simply amazing!" 


At Outrigger Royal Kahana, get a front-row seat on the beach or a spectacular high-rise view from an oceanfront or ocean view unit.  At Outrigger Napili Shores, guests can see whales from the resort's lookout at the ocean's edge. It's a tradition to ring the “whale bell” when sighting a “spouter!”


Outrigger Royal Kahana - Rates from $155

Outrigger 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.


Outrigger Napili Shores - Rates from $195

Outrigger 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.


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