Bluegreen Resorts offers dozens of comfortable, luxurious, affordably priced vacation accommodations in popular locations across the United States and the Caribbean. Select your favorite destination among Bluegreen’s resorts from New York to Montana, Miami to Southern California, New Orleans to the Wisconsin Dells, and many other colorful places in between. If your family loves nature and outdoor fun, Bluegreen’s affiliate on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i could be the spot where you find heaven on earth.
At Pono Kai Resort, you’ll vacation on 13 acres along the island’s beautiful Coconut Coast. Visit luscious forests nestled among the outlines of jagged cliffs, or take a quiet stroll along a sandy shore lined with clear water. Enjoy a kayak trip, a boat ride to the picturesque Fern Grotto, or a hike through the trails of Waimea Canyon State Park. However, the most memorable part of your Kaua’i vacation may be your encounter with some of the world’s most magnificent animals on a whale-watching tour.
Every year, humpback whales come to the waters off Kaua’i to give birth to their calves. Visitors to the island from December through April or May can catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures by taking a chartered boat tour, or even by walking along the shoreline or an upland trail. Known as “kohola” in the speech of the islands, humpback whales migrate some 16,000 miles annually. They spend their summers feeding in the southern hemisphere, and in winter travel north to breed, give birth, and care for their young. One full-grown whale can weigh as much as 40 tons.
Some of the best spots on Kaua’i for observing whales spouting, breaching, and slapping their tails against the white-capped waters include Poipu Beach on the southern part of the island, the Kapaa Overlook on the east side, and the trails of the Napali Coast on the northern shore. Other prime locations include the Kilauea Point Lighthouse on the northernmost tip of the island, as well as Maha’ulepu Beach and Barking Sands at Major’s Bay. Some experienced whale-watchers recommend late afternoon as the best time to spot whales offshore.