When deciding on where to stay on Maui, you should consider the beautiful 1500 acre resort area known as Kapalua.
Nestled on the west coast of Maui, Kapalua is the home of luxury accommodations, wonderful golf courses and award winning sandy beaches. Just a few miles north of Kaanapali, Kapalua is the top Maui destination for those looking for a taste of the high-life without blowing the budget.
The Kapalua Villas are a wise accommodation for anyone wanting to have the conveniences of the Kapalua area amenities along with the added space. They are ideal for families and those wanting an extended stay as the villas all have kitchen and laundry facilities. See more about why staying in a condo is a savvy Hawaii vacation choice. We stayed in a Kapalua villa on our very first visit to Hawaii, where our love for the Hawaiian Islands began.
The Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel & Spa
This high end hotel was renovated in January 2008. This beautiful resort is perched above some of Maui’s most scenic beaches and sits on 50 acres of fantastic Maui coastline. It is surrounded by championship golf courses, mountains and pineapple fields. Stay at one of the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel fabulously decorated rooms and enjoy gentle breezes drifting through open walkways while enjoying the Hawaiian art that adorns the walls. Step outside and enter paradise. The three level pool that greats you at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel & Resort is simply incredible, with friendly staff ready to bring you soft towels or tall Mai-tais. See our review of Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.
Kapalua Golf Courses
No matter where you stay during your Maui vacation, you’ll find easy access to the great golf courses that sit between the Kapalua beaches and Maui mountains.
The Plantation Course is a must for anyone interested in playing golf while staying in Kapalua, Maui. Home of the annual
Mercedes Hyundai Championship, the Plantation golf course offers a challenging but highly enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels. Tee-off next to Kapalua homes owned by celebrities and watch your ball soar into the air with the island of Molokai as its backdrop. If you’re lucky, your Plantation golf course experience will include the sight of Humpback whales (from December through April) playing off the coast of Maui.
The Bay Course at Kapalua, twists, turns, rises and falls through the West Maui foothills. A serene trek through Hawaiian headlands, the Bay golf course is complex enough to challenge the seasoned golf professional yet can be every bit as enjoyable for beginning golfers as well.
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