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Staying in Kapalua on Maui Island

On the coast of West Maui just a 15-minute drive north of Kaanapali, the resort area of Kapalua is made up of two bays, exclusive hotels and manicured golf courses. Kapalua is quite tucked away in its corner of the island, but there is plenty to do, from golf and tennis to hiking and enjoying the award-winning beaches.

Choosing a Hotel in Kapalua

Accommodation in Kapalua ranges from affordable three-star hotels to deluxe five-star resorts. You can cool off in outdoor pools, unwind in onsite spas, cook at barbecue grills or hop on the hotel’s shuttle service for a trip into Kapalua. High-end resorts have beachside restaurants and golf courses.

Free WiFi and cable or satellite TV provide in-room entertainment. Or you can relax on your furnished lanais with a drink from the coffeemaker. Some hotels offer self-catering condos with fully equipped kitchens. Take a room in a five-star hotel for those luxury touches from premium bedding to marble bathrooms.

Golf in Kapalua

Most of Kapalua’s hotels and resorts are within walking distance of the area’s prestigious golf courses. The Bay Course has a stunning location right on the coast, while the Plantation Course is right at the base of the West Maui Mountains. Ranked one of the world’s best courses, the Plantation Course is home to the island’s annual PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Kapalua Beaches

Kapalua Bay is known for its sheltered location and diverse marine life. Gentle waves make it the ideal spot for first-time surfers to take to the waves. Head to the beach activities desk to hire a range of equipment for water sports.

Popular with surfers and boogie boarders, D.T. Fleming Beach is also a favourite amongst joggers. This long beach has plenty of facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, and is watched over by lifeguards.

Activities in Kapalua

Surrounded by tropical greenery, Kapalua Tennis Garden holds regular tournaments and classes on its award-winning courts. Four of its courts are artificially lit to allow games to continue into the evening.

For a bit of adrenaline, get your fix at Kapalua’s two miles of zip lines across the gorges in the West Maui Mountains.