Kapalua Vacation Guide

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About Kapalua

Kapalua, a hidden gem nestled amidst lush greenery and dramatic cliffs

Located on Maui's West Side amid the writhing ocean and peaks of the West Maui Mountains, Kapalua Resort puts an emphasis on world-class amenities and offers a unique blend of luxury and privacy.

Here, you can indulge your senses with championship golf courses, explore pristine hiking trails that wind through ancient lava fields, or simply bask in the tranquility of the secluded beaches.The perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure, sprinkled with sun, sand, and a whole lot of aloha!

Areas in Kapalua

Kapalua Bay Villas

Kapalua Bay Villas

Kapalua Golf Villas

Kapalua Golf Villas

Highlights of Kapalua

For those wishing a quiet location with unbounded natural beauty and activities ranging from sunbathing to spas, hiking, tennis, championship golf, snorkeling, swimming with the turtles, zip-lining & more, this is the location for you.

The crown jewel here is the world-renowned Kapalua Bay, a crescent-shaped beauty that consistently ranks among the world's best beaches. 

Things to do in Kapalua


Kapalua has 2 Championship Golf Courses.  You'll see these on TV - If you're a golfer, consider helping out at one of the majors. Discounts may be available to Guests staying in some of our properties.

  • The Bay Course (once host of the Kapalua LPGA Classic)
  • The challenging Plantation Course, home of the PGA's Hyundai (formerly Mercedes Benz) Tournament of Champions.

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Where to Find a Place to Stay in Kapalua

Want to stay near the beach or on a golf. course? You're in luck! You can find vacation rentals right here on Maui Owner Condos (MOC)! Our rental listings are 100% managed by the property owner or manager. Ditch the pesky third-party fees and interference - no middle man (Or woman) here! Look no further. Our website has some amazing vacation rental options in Kapalua. CLICK HERE TO SEARCH

Should you have a legal, permitted rental we would love to take a look and if appropriate, add it to our site. CONTACT US

Accommodations in Kapalua

  • Kapalua Bay Villa residences in 27 buildings located adjacent tp a secluded beach ocean front on Oneloa Bay.
  • Kapalua Golf Villas: 186 one & two-Bedroom condos in 16 buildings surrounded by & overlooking the Bay Course and the ocean beyond.
  • The Ridge at Kapalua: 28 2 and 3-story buildings with 161 apartments set throughout Kapalua's Bay Course.
  • The Montage and Ritz Carleton (AAA 5 Diamond Hotel) offer many amenities
  • Kapalua Tennis Garden offers structured games and night Tennis.
  • The Montage and Ritz Carleton (AAA 5 Diamond Hotel) offer many amenities

Transportation for Kapalua

Two Airports Service Kaanapali and West Maui

  1. Kahalui International Airport (OGG)*
  2. Kapalua West Maui Airport (JHM) - small planes, private jets

*Planning your time is also important when heading to the airport. An accident on the highway can cause the road to close for up to 5 hours!!!. The road around the north west side of the island is often 1-way with no way to turn around. It can be dangerous. When Google maps offers it as an alternative - forget it.

Your mailing address when staying in Kapalua is Lahaina don't be confused you are not in the TOWN of Lahaina, that's just the closest post office. All of the hotels and condos on the west side of Maui have Lahaina mailing addresses, but few are in Lahaina.

You do pass through Lahaina to get to other parts of the island, including the airport unless you choose to take the very dangerous at times 1 lane road around the north west side of the island. Most who do that don't repeat it. If you must try it, use it to get to Wailuku or Kahului, don't come to Kapalua that way.

Plan to leave early for the airport. An accident can keep the road closed for 3 hours - a fatal accent, for 6 hours.  Your flight crew might have the same issue but I like to plan to get to the airport 5 hours early, check my luggage and then head to Paia for lunch.  Mama's Fish House is a great way to end your stay on Maui - great food in a spectacular beach setting just a few minutes from the airport.  Book Early

Car Rentals and Other Transportation on Maui.

For Discounted car rental info as well as links to the Maui Bus and plenty of tips for getting around on Maui check out our  Maui Car Rentals & Other Transportation page.

Statistics about Kapalua

1+ Properties for rent

Prices range from $1228/night

Weather for Kapalua

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