Kapalua, HI, USA

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Kapalua, HI, USA

Kapalua vacation rentals

White-sand beaches and boutique shopping in Kapalua

With its sun-drenched beaches and upmarket atmosphere, Kapalua is a Hawaiian daydream come true. The master planned resort is home to a string of award-winning restaurants, as well as some of Maui’s best boutique shopping. Fringed by white, sandy beaches, secluded bays, and marine sanctuaries, Kapalua is made for soaking up the sunshine. Relax on the beach, or get your hair wet with snorkeling just offshore. Kapalua vacation rentals keep things fresh with private swimming pools and sparkling ocean views.

Sun, sand, and fairway sunsets in Kapalua

Regularly voted one of America’s best beaches, crescent-shaped Kapalua Bay is backed by swaying palm trees and lush lawns. Gentle waves and a sheltered location make it perfect for families, as well as those wanting to try snorkeling or stand-up paddle boarding. Feel like working up a sweat? Kapalua Bay is also the starting point for Maui’s famous Coastal Trail. For golfers, teeing off in Kapalua is a must. If you can’t get enough of the fairway, why not stay local? With Kapalua vacation rentals, you can unlock exclusive access to a host of golf villas big enough for the whole family.

Hit the Hana Highway in Maui

By far, Kapalua’s biggest attraction is its coastline. But if you tire of the beach, there’s plenty to do. Just a 20-minute drive to the south is Lahaina, an historic town that offers a unique glimpse at Maui’s colorful past. Stroll down Front Street, and take a self-guided tour of the Lahaina Historic Trail. Pint-sized Maui is perfect for road tripping, so why not get behind the wheel and cruise along the ultra-scenic Hana Highway? The 64-mile-long stretch is peppered with highlights, including Twin Falls, Ho'okipa lookout, and the Garden Of Eden Arboretum.

Year-round sunshine in Kapalua

December brings high season in Hawaii, when flocks of sun-seekers descend on Kapalua. Summer can also get busy, especially during school breaks and long weekends. For a laid-back vacation, try visiting in late spring or early fall. The weather remains balmy, but crowds cool off and tee off times are easier to snag. Maui serves up some of the best whale watching in the world, with the season running from December to May. Book one of the many oceanfront Kapalua vacation rentals and you could be lucky enough to spot humpbacks frolicking in the shallows, without leaving your balcony.

Welcome to the Valley Isle

Fringed by the Pacific on one side and the West Maui Mountains on the other, Kapalua is astoundingly scenic. The island is anchored by Haleakala National Park, home to the mighty Haleakala Volcano. If you’re an early bird, watching the sunrise from the summit is a must. Cool off in the cascading waterfalls of Ohe’o Gulch, or roll down the windows as you cruise along the famous Hana Highway. For a glimpse at Hawaii’s tropical underwater ecosystems, head to Honolua and Mokule`ia Bays. Sitting just north of Kapalua, the Marine Conservation Districts boast some of Maui’s best snorkeling.