Kapalua means “Arms Embracing the Sea”
Where the road continues, the view opens up to the vast ocean also revealing fields of golden pineapples. Manicured golf greens framing the natural beauty. You have reached one of Maui’s premier resort areas, Kapalua.
Kapalua is located in Northwest Maui about 1 hour from Kahului Airport. It is snugly nestled at the foot of the Kahalawai or West Maui Mountains. Attributes of the Maui location include good conditions for swimming and snorkeling. It boasts a crescent-shaped bay that boasts white sand and tropical fish offshore.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua Beach
Let’s take a Turn down Office Road to reach the luxurious and exclusive Ritz Carlton. It is located between two bays which are protected marine life preserves. It used to be known as Honolua Ranch and then the Honolua Plantation. Now, it is the Ritz Carlton.
The property boasts three golf courses, including the Plantation Course, home to the prestigious PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January and the Bay Course, home to the 2009 Kapalua LPGA Classic. Also, there is a golf school, an open air rain forest preserve, and many historic features. The Ritz Carlton Maui property is open to the public. It is certainly worth a visit.
The Montage Kapalua Bay
The Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui was ranked in the top two Best Hotels in Hawaiʻi and among the top four best hotels in the US in the new 2017 ranking released by U.S. News and World Report.
Maui has six resorts that have obtained Gold badge status, including: Montage Kapalua Bay; Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi (Lānaʻi); Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Andaz Maui at Wailea; and The Fairmont Kea Lani. Maui also tied for fifth place for the city/location with the most gold badge winners
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June)
The small community is host to the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival which takes place every June. This spectacular area frames the event in beautiful Cook pines and acres of pineapple. The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival could be the perfect getaway to luxuriate in Maui. For more information: Kapalua Food and Wine Festival
Reports Maui News Now on May 31st, 2017. Click above to read the article.
Below is a list of the top 10 locations selected for the 2017 list:
1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
2. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaiʻi
3. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
4. Grayton Beach, State Park, Florida panhandle
5. Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
6. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
7. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida
8. Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaiʻi
9. Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina