Each winter dozens of humpback whales migrate to Hawaii's warm waters, and Kaanapali Beach Hotel is honoring their return with a package to help guests get up-close and personal with the largest creatures on the planet.
The west Maui property's four-night Whale Encounter package comes with use of a compact rental car, daily buffet breakfast for two, whale watching tour for two, a pair of admissions to the Maui Ocean Center, two bottles of water per day, two beach towels, picnic lunch in a keepsake backpack and a one-day rental of a beach umbrella and two chaise lounges.
The package, which can be booked through April 1, 2012, for travel through April 8, costs $1,388.
Calling itself Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel, the oceanfront 432-room Kaanapali Beach Hotel features such guest programs as a sunset hula show, nightly live Hawaiian entertainment, lau (leaf) printing, ukulele lessons, poi pounding, lei and ti leaf skirt making, hula classes and garden tours. Each visit also includes a welcome breakfast and farewell lei ceremony.