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Destination guide

Don't like to do things by halves? Nor does Kapalua

Dig out your biggest pair of sunglasses and your loudest shirt, and get ready for some serious pampering, because this super-chic resort in north-west Maui is going to test your decadence threshold. Kapalua vacation rentals are a big hit with the more discerning traveller – thanks to the championship golf courses, luxury spas, and fine-dining restaurants – but it's also a resort with something to suit all tastes. Surfers make for Honolua Bay, snorkellers bob around the reefs looking for turtles, and hikers stroll the coastal trails. Come evening, though, they'll all be back at the resort, sipping sundowners by the ocean.

Things to do

Head out of town for a different kind of blow-out

There's so much to love about Kapalua vacation rentals that you might never want to leave the resort, but you should, because the area's begging to be explored. For a bit of natural drama, head along the coast for a careful hike down to the Nakalele Blowhole, where water fountains high into the air from the sea below. For more historical distractions, you could check out the historic downtown of Lahaina – just a 20-minute drive away – or the 19th-century Bailey House Museum. Then there's Maui's absolute must-see, in the form of a sunrise trip to Haleakala National Park.

Activities

It's golf clubs and linen caps in Kapalua

Kapalua vacation rentals put you right by gorgeous white-sand beaches that regularly feature on lists of the best in the US – and even the world. And folk who come to Kapalua like to go world-class in all things, whether they're teeing off on the 2 championship golf courses or pampering themselves rotten in the spas. Even the surfing round here is something special, with Honolua Bay being the top spot. And if you prefer to dial down the decadence, why not get out on one of the local hiking trails, with mountain or coastal options to suit your mood.

Weather

The climate keeps it excellent in Kapalua

Maui's mountainous terrain means the weather can be pretty varied, but in Kapalua you're essentially looking at warm year-round temperatures and fairly high humidity. Kapalua's on a drier part of the island, but it's still a bit wetter in "winter" (November–April). If you're here to surf, then winter typically sees the biggest swells, and surfers aren't the only seasonal guests, since December–April also sees humpback whales passing on the annual migration. There are events going on in Kapalua year-round, but you'll find Kapalua's especially popular in early January, when the PGA Tour Tournament of champions comes to the Plantation Golf Course.

Natural features

And the award for dreamiest island in the world goes to...

Kapalua's set on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and when you conjure up visions of paradise on earth, it's probably Maui that you're picturing. This jaw-dropper of an island features high mountains and volcanoes, white-sand beaches, pristine coral reefs, and protected rainforests. The vast volcano of Haleakala makes up the majority of the island, and sunrises here are so popular that you even have to reserve a spot. Kapalua itself is over on the north west coast, set among pineapples and pine trees. There are 2 marine sanctuaries within easy reach, so grab your snorkel and see if you can spot a sea turtle.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kapalua

Fly into Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Kahului, HI (OGG), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kapalua?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,701 house rentals around Kapalua. From 389 Villas to 3,136 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kapalua is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Villas in Kapalua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 389 Villas in Kapalua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kapalua include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,136 lodging choices
  • Houses: 233 lodging choices
  • Resorts: 581 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kapalua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,134 vacation homes with pool available in Kapalua.