For the millions of people who visit Maui every year and the thousands who look for condos for sale in Kapalua, the breathtaking views, white sand beaches and pristine blue waters are often enough to make the area seem like a dream destination. While those elements may be at the heart of what makes Kapalua one of the most sought-after real estate markets in the world, there are many more factors that make it one of the most relaxing, enjoyable places that you can possibly live. If you’re considering a move to Kapalua, be sure to consider some of the most fun things that the area offers.
Snorkeling in Kapalua Bay
Situated on the west side of Maui and close to the prestigious Kapalua Bay Villas, Kapalua Bay is a sheltered white sand beach that is flanked on each side by two reefs that create a large c-shaped basin that is perfect for snorkeling. What makes Kapalua Bay even more appealing to snorkelers is the fact that the water is so incredibly calm. Whether you’re a first-time snorkeler or an avid marine-adventurer who wants to take your children out for a day in the water, the peaceful, serene waters of Kapalua Bay are absolutely perfect for a leisurely snorkeling trip. With such a wide variety of ocean life calling Kapalua Bay home, your snorkeling adventure is almost guaranteed to put you in close contact with several different species of fish and other ocean life.
Improve Your Golf Game
Kapalua Maui is a golf lover’s dream destination. The best part is that there are options available for avid golfers or people who have just purchased their first set of clubs and are looking for a way to enjoy their weekends. A unit at the Kapalua Golf Villas provides you with quick access to a training facility and two of the most beautiful courses in the world. Designed by three-time US Open Champion and golf icon, Hale Irwin, the training academy at Kapalua Bay has won countless awards for the quality of instruction that the teachers provide.
Once you’re ready for the links, you’ll be ready to start spending some time on the courses. The Bay Course, which has hosted more than 20 professional events, is known for its 17th hole that allows you to play over the ocean on Maui. You can also play the Kapalua Plantation Course which has been named the number one golf course in Hawaii. The plantation course has been played by Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and many other golf legends.
Gourmet Dining at Cane and Canoe
If you opt for a home at Montage Residences Kapalua, you will have easy access to one of the finest dining experiences in the state of Hawaii. Cane and Canoe is one of the most popular restaurants in the Pacific region because of the breathtaking views of Kapalua Bay and the world-class Hawaiian cuisine. The menu at Cane and Canoe is made up of the freshest catches and high-quality meats that provide the best of both land and sea. Designed to look just like a traditional Hawaiian canoe house, guests at Cane and Canoe enjoy a magnificent, curated wine list in addition to some of the greatest food in Hawaii. Be sure to swing by for breakfast between 7a.m. and 10 a.m. for breakfast which is known as the “Morning Ritual.”
Stroll the Kapalua Coastal Trail
Nature lovers who make the move to Kapalua can enjoy more than a day at the beach. Kapalua has miles of hiking trails that can truly put you in touch with nature. The most popular option for hikers is the Kapalua Coastal Trail which starts at the ocean’s edge and runs north from Kapalua Bay, across Oneloa bay’s sand dunes, past the Kapalua Bay Villas, through the Ritz Carlton, and culminates with the stunning views at D.T. Fleming Beach Park. While you can access the trail from any of those locations, make sure to try to enjoy the trail from one end to the other in order to get the most out of the hike.