"If you are looking for a high quality, beautifully appointed ocean-front condo with extraordinary views, you've found it.
We've stayed at kapalua bay villas a few times in the past, and always opted for "gold" ocean view condos. This one was by far the best we've stayed at, for a number of reasons:
1. The view. I cannot emphasize this enough. We have been lucky enough to enjoy many ocean front vacations in beautiful accommodations, and I have never seen anything like the view from the second story bedroom. It is a truly panoramic view of the ocean and the point in front which includes a bird sanctuary. The windows are floor to ceiling on two sides of the enormous master bedroom. We slept with the blinds open every night, and watched the sun come up in the east every day. In the evening, you can see the sunset from the same room, and there are two seating areas to watch the ocean in different directions. Magical. There are louvered windows for cross breeze, and it was amazing to listen to the wind and the ocean and the birds every night. Even though the weather was very hot, no air conditioning was required. Absolutely amazing (and I am not prone to hyperbole).
2. The owner, Don. (I had to put the view first, but Don was an equally extraordinary host). He was very responsive, very helpful, and very accommodating (not to mention extremely charming with a good sense of humour). A real class act and a true pleasure to deal with.
3. The condo itself. Beautiful (photos really don't do it justice - the place has a high end Tommy Bahama kind of feel to it), and really well stocked so you basically just have to buy groceries and enjoy.
4. The location. Kapalua is our favourite part of our favourite island. Two amazing beaches (one which is fab for snorkelling, the other for surfing) in walking distance via an ocean front path that is literally right in front of the condo. Two of our favourite restaurants in Maui within walking distance (Merriman's, which has amazing food and a gorgeous sunset, and Sansei for sushi). Tip:. the Montage Spa (a 5-minute walk) lets you buy a pass for unlimited fitness classes (i.e. yoga, pilates, spinning, etc)and the facility is absolutely gorgeous (with huge and well equipped gym); and the instructors are great. But there is so much to do right outside your door as well, that this is just a bonus for the fitness enthusiasts.
Thanks, Don. You'll be our first call when we plan our next visit."
Guest: Joanne B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 13, 2016