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Stunning Ocean View at Kapalua Bay Villas
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Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Stunning Ocean View at Kapalua Bay VillasKapalua translates to "arms embracing the sea" in Hawaiian. Enjoy one of the most special places on Maui at this 1-bedroom 1-bath Kapalua Bay Villa. Enjoy expansive views & the fresh island breeze from this second level unit with large bay windows & two patios. At the tranquil Kapalua Bay you'll find a sandy beach with incredible snorkeling. Just steps away is the spectacular Oneloa Beach. Many other incredible beaches, sites, activities & restaurants are all within walking distance.
Garden View 1 Bdrm Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
Entire serviced apartment · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Garden View 1 Bdrm Napili Shores Maui by OutriggerNapili Shores Maui by Outrigger has always been renowned for its breathtaking views, spectacular oceanfront setting and gracious island hospitality. The grounds are spacious and beautifully landscaped with palm trees, hibiscus, and plumeria. During the winter months, Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger offers front row seating for the magnificent humpback whales that can be seen in the waters fronting the property.
REMODELLED KAPALUA BAY VILLA, WALK TO BEACH, VIEW
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Entire condominium (condo) · 5 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
REMODELLED KAPALUA BAY VILLA, WALK TO BEACH, VIEWGreat location 1-bedroom 1-bath Kapalua Bay Villa #37G2, 5-min walk to Kapalua Bay Beach and Oneloa Beach, 10-min walk to Napili bay. Remodeled in 2020 with all new furniture and appliances, new AC, amenities galore. Enjoy expansive views and fresh island air from this ground-level unit with large bay windows and a walk-out patio. Walk to Montage, Ritz Carlton, Honolua Store, several restaurants (Cane & Canoe, Merriman's, Taverna, Sansei, Seahouse), golf, and tennis.

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Amazing Kapalua Villa at an incredible rate.
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Bay Villa 37G4 - 2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom | Sleeps 6
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Contemporary Remodeled Ocean View Villa in Kapalua
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Ocean View Studio steps away from Napili Bay! w/AC
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Your guide to Kapalua Bay

Welcome to Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay makes an impressive first impression, with its crown of swaying palm trees fringing calm and crystalline waters protected by crescent-shaped outcroppings of ancient volcanic rock. The waters here are among Maui’s most picturesque, and offer one of the most placid spots to swim on the island. These features, alongside the proximity of showers and restrooms, make Kapalua Bay extremely popular with families, among other travelers. If you’ve never snorkeled but want to give it a try, the bay is an excellent natural beginner’s pool where you can safely learn without serious concerns about currents — a common worry elsewhere. There’s a colorful aquatic community of local creatures awaiting beneath the water, including starfish clinging to rocks and schools of bright tropical fish. If you’re inclined to spend more time out of the water and relaxing in the sun, there’s plenty of sand to stake a claim to here.


How do I get around Kapalua Bay?

Kapalua Bay is located on the northwestern side of the island of Maui, about an hour’s drive from Kahului Airport (OGG) through the midsection of the island, then northward along the coast to reach this stretch of beach (thankfully, the entire drive is rather scenic). The easiest and quickest way from the airport is by car; like most Hawaiian destinations, while a rental car is not mandatory, it is recommended if you plan to visit other parts of the island. Car rental agencies are available a short distance from the airport terminal, with frequent shuttles delivering customers from baggage claim. Designated taxi, rideshare, and privately operated shuttle services are stationed across Floor 1 of the Kahului Airport, but note the distance from airport into town means these trips can be expensive.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kapalua Bay?

Maui’s reliably mild weather makes the island an inviting place to vacation year-round. The most pleasant time to visit the northern-situated Kapalua Bay is between April and May, when the days stay comfortably warm and evening temperatures dip to a degree where sleeping with the windows open feels like the right thing to do. This is thanks to the northeasterly trade winds that blow across the island for the majority of the year. If you’re planning a summer trip, you may want to consider arriving in June for the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, an annual four-day event established in 1981 and attended by some of the world’s most famous chefs and sommeliers. Kapalua Bay becomes more crowded during the winter months, part of the seasonal ebb and flow of vacationers seeking escape from colder mainland temperatures, so plan accordingly if crowds are a concern.


What are the top things to do in Kapalua Bay?

Kapalua Bay Beach

It’s really all about the beach life while staying in Kapalua Bay. The waters are calm and shallow and the sand lightly golden, with tall overhanging palm trees offering shade at the far ends of the beach. Currents are subdued to a gentle lapping of the shoreline. And anyone with a snorkel mask can commune with a vibrant community of brightly colored fish, including the reef triggerfish locally known as humuhumunukunukuāpua’a.

Mahana Ridge Trail

If you tire of the beach life and want to burn off a few calories, rest assured this 10-mile trek starting at D.T. Fleming Beach Park can transport you to another world. The Mahana Ridge Trail offers an ascension 2,000 feet above sea level through lush tropical forest to the secluded Maunalei Arboretum.

Kapalua Labyrinth

The Dragon’s Teeth at Makaluapuna Point is a natural ragged rock formation resembling its namesake. The small rocky peninsula on the outskirts of Kapalua near the start of the Mahana Ridge Trail also hosts a fascinating circular labyrinth design, a flat maze made of grass, white coral, stones, and volcanic rock that invites contemplation.