Relaxed, Ocean front, affordable favorites with small beaches yet action is close by
Located on Maui’s West Side between popular Ka’anapali and the luxury resort of Kapalua. Prices are a bit lower here. Family friendly smaller resorts with nearby shopping and small coves with private beaches abound off Lower Honoapi’ilani Road.
The Napili-Kahana-Honokawai area offers some gorgeous beaches farther from the action but easily accessible to it. The West Side has a bit more wind and rain than the South Shore, but not enough to interfere with that golf game or jet ski. This is the preferred area for many honeymooners.
Views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai predominate. Swim with turtles, take a catamaran or other snorkel cruise to Molokini from the harbor in Lahaina. The Kapalua West Maui Airport (JHM) is actually adjacent to Honokowai & Kahana. It services small, private plane traffic, commercial propeller air carriers and commuter/air taxi aircraft only. Mokulele Airlines offers scheduled service to Honolulu several times a day. Their flight map shows direct service to Kona (Big Island) and Ho’olehua (Molokai)
Many of the condos here are older and have been favorite destinations for years for the repeat renters who abound. Often when the South Shore is sold out, you can still find accommodations on the West side. There are just more condos here.