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Winter Vacations in Maui

Monday, October 27th, 2008

If you are researching locations for your next winter vacation, look no further than Maui, Hawaii. Maui is the best choice for escaping the bitter cold of the north but there are many other reasons why visiting Maui during the winter is a great vacation.

Did you know the waves in Maui are much bigger in the winter months than in the summer? The large waves attract the more athletic surfers and many championship surfers to the area. They can be found showing off their talents on any particular day. Some of the largest waves in the world can be found in the Hawaiian islands during the winter.

The whale-watching season is also during the winter months. Whale watching attracts a large number of tourists to Maui each year during this season. The humpback whale, which is on the endangered species list, can be seen simply by taking a leisurely stroll on any beach. Several tour companies offer day trips to great whale watching locations. The shallow waters found here provide protection for the whales against shark attacks.

Maui is a great place to visit any time of the year, which is why it is such a wonderful vacation destination. It has a moderate temperature all year round, which makes it a perfect place to escape the hot summers of the deep south and the frigid winters of the north. The days are fairly long due to the fact that it is in the tropics. An 11 hour day is typical for Maui in the winter months and you can enjoy 13.5 hours of daylight in the summer. You can swim in the warm waters all year long. The lowest the water temperature will get is 73-74 degrees in the months of February and March.

Maui is voted by the locals as having the best beaches of all the islands. It’s the best island for lots of things – snorkeling, diving, surfing, and, of course, whale watching. Maui has everything one could want for a perfect escape from the winter cold and dreary winter months back on the mainland.

A good way to escape the winter blues is to book a vacation to Maui now. Leave the winter woollies behind and pull out the bikinis and come soak up the sun on a Maui beach. Our condo is located directly on the beach in South Kihei, Maui - just a few yards from famous Wailea! Check out our availability & amenities before looking elsewhere to book your Maui vacation!

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Maui Whale Watching Season Fast Approaching

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Our Mana Kai condo is the perfect choice for visiting the island of Maui during the humpback whale watching season. The official season begins mid-December through about mid-April but we are expecting the first sighting any day now. Peak season is usually in February and March. These gentle giants migrate from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii each year at this time. Large populations of them are drawn to Hawaii because of the warm, protected water here.

Lahaina Harbor, not far from Mana Kai, offers some of the best whale watching excursions in the world. A wide range of whale watching tours lasting from 2-4 hours are offered. Being up close and witnessing a humpback whale rising from the water and splashing down is a breathtaking experience. It is very addicting. Once you have heard a whale song you will never forget it. A whale song is the most complex song there is. It is different in each part of the world and is constantly evolving. It can be heard underwater for up to 12 miles away. Who would not want to experience these beautiful sights and sounds?

You don’t have to make the trip to Lahaina Harbor to see the whales. You can often see the whales breach, blow, and show off their tails from the shoreline and from the lanai! As you drift off to sleep, you can hear the songs of the whales carried by the breeze. It can’t possibly get any better than this. Get away for winter to the tranquil beauty of our Mana Kai condominium. We still have plenty of dates available during prime humpback whale watching time. So act now to book your winter vacation to Hawaii!

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