Introducing West Maui
Simply put, West Maui is where the action is. Whether you want to snorkel beside lava rocks, zipline down the mountains, thwack a golf ball, hike through the jungle or sail beneath the setting sun, the adventures are as varied as the landscape. Kaʻanapali is the splashy center of it all, a look-at-me town luring travelers with world-class golf courses, stylish resorts, oceanfront dining and a dazzling, mile-long crescent of beach.
Further north, Hawaiian history and swanky exclusivity have formed an intriguing, sometimes uneasy, alliance in Kapalua, where a world-class resort preens between a lush mountain watershed, a PGA golf course, an ancient burial ground and several gorgeous beaches. To escape any semblance of a ‘scene,’ hunker down in Kahana or Napili, lovely seaside communities known for their condos and budget-friendly prices. For off-the-grid excitement, only one adventure will do – a breezy, sometimes hair-raising, drive around the untamed northern coast.
Honeymoon. Reunion. Three-day frolic. Kaʻanapali is a place to celebrate. Maui’s flashiest resort destination boasts 3 miles of sandy beach, a dozen oceanfront hotels, two 18-hole golf courses and an ocean full of water activities.
Sights in West Maui
Activities in West Maui
Restaurants in West Maui
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Kapalua & Northern Beaches
Kapalua is a posh resort sprung from the soil of a onetime pineapple plantation. Long known as a world-class golf destination, Kapalua is now making an all-out effort to broaden its appeal. An awesome zipline is taking people skyward for new thrills, trails in a once-restricted forest have opened to the public and the dining scene is among the island’s best.