Kapalua Vacations

Convenience, plenty of activities and some of the best beaches in Maui suggests that Kapalua has it all. While Ka'anapali and Lahaina have sagged in recent years under the weight of their own popularity, Kapalua has retained more privacy and breathing room. Home to the expansive Kapalua Villas community and Maui's Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua was built to ... Read more
create the perfect vacation experience. Restaurants range from local sushi to Hawaiian-Mediterranean fusion. Looking for a little action? How about a zipline run at Kapalua Adventures, a pineapple plantation tour, or a round of golf at Plantation Golf Course?
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Kapalua things to do and experiences

  • Honolua Bay
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  • Kapalua Bay Beach
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  • DT Fleming Beach Park
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  • Kapalua Coastal Trail
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Maui has two high seasons: the winter, when mainlanders flock to its sunnier and hotter (78F/25C) shores, and the summer, when families take advantage of school vacations. The irony is that the best times to go ... Read more
are actually the spring and fall, when winter rains won’t spoil your tanning time and the summer’s 90F (32C) days won’t leave you searching for air conditioning. This is also the time when you’ll get the best hotel rates and airfare. Do keep in mind that the island is full of microclimates, so while it may look like there are clear skies from your hotel in Lahaina, if you decide to take a trip into the interior, you might need to bring an umbrella.

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Austin, Texas

The Ritz is a gorgeous hotel in this part of northwest Maui. The are has nice restaurants, shopping, and golf. The beaches provide great snorkeling.

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San Luis Obispo

A beautiful calm bay on the far northern tip of West Maui, Kapalua is one of my favorite places for a sunset swim. Though it might look like a private beach resort, by law anyone can use the public beach access parking lots and walk down to the shoreline for a dip. If you want to save money on hotels, check into the Kapalua Villas condos, which can be quite a good bargain.

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Belmont, California, USA

Kapalua is gorgeous, and you'll find multi-million dollar homes and luxury resorts here. The only reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it seems to be overcast and rain a lot more there than other parts of Maui. While the rainfall isn't usually for a long period of time, it is pretty consistent, except for during summer months.

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Sydney, Australia

Personally - this is my favorite resort area on Maui. Many people like Wailea better. Good for you. I love the classic white sand beaches and relaxed luxury feel of Kapalua's West Maui strip. Wailea on the East side has more of a honeymooners meet Paris Hilton vibe - its a little too LA for my tastes but trust me most people prefer that resort area. I'll take Kapalua + Lahaina everytime.

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Middlefield, Connecticut

Watching surfers

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Vancouver, BC

Kapalua is golf, pricey homes and condos, dramatic weather and cliffs.

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Sandy

This was my husband favorite place to snorkel

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Saint Albans, West Virginia, USA

Loved Kapalua.....beautiful views!

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Palo Alto, California
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San Francisco
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