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Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

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, HI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,811 vacation rentals around Kapalua. From 406 villa rentals to 3,193 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kapalua?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kapalua:

  • Montage Kapalua Bay: 478 vacation rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 607 vacation rentals
  • Halama Street: 281 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Lahaina: 455 vacation rentals
  • Plantation Estates: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kapalua?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kapalua. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course: 5,231 vacation rentals
  • Kapalua Resort: 5,273 vacation rentals
  • Kapalua Coastal Trail: 5,229 vacation rentals
  • Jean Michele Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment: 5,581 vacation rentals
  • The Bay Course: 5,509 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kapalua listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Kapalua?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 406 Villas in Kapalua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kapalua include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,193 rentals available
  • Houses: 215 rentals available
  • Resorts: 603 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 4,270 vacation rentals with pool available in Kapalua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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