Kapalua, which means “arms embracing the sea,” is one of Maui’s most luxurious resort areas. It is located on the north western coast of the island at the base of the lush green Kahalawai Mountains. Kapalua’s famous shoreline includes five bays and three of America’s best white-sand beaches. Kapalua’s location is in close proximity to Honolua Bay, Ka’anapali Beach, and Lahaina which are home to some of Hawai’i’s finest resorts.
Not only does Kapalua provide access to all of western Maui’s treasures, but it’s also home to two of Hawaii’s best golf courses. The Plantation Course, which holds the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January, and the Royal Kaanapali Course designed by Robert Trent Jones. If you’re more the adventurer type, kayaking and snorkeling are available offering views of Maui’s incredible coral reef system which is home to hundreds of species of tropical marine life. Maui’s Kahalawai Mountains present beautiful hiking trails that capture breathtaking views of Kapalua’s lush green countryside and amazing shoreline.