Pristine white sand beaches, 2 legendary golf courses, world-famous surf, and luxury dining experiences all with a cool ocean breeze.

Discover Kapalua

Welcome to Kapalua, a breathtaking haven nestled on the northwest coast of Maui, where the beauty of nature meets the luxury of island living. With its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and a wealth of activities, Kapalua is a paradise waiting to be explored. The name Kapalua loosely translates to "arms embracing the sea." Whether you're looking for a vacation home, an investment property, or a permanent residence, Kapalua offers a unique blend of natural beauty and a vibrant community that's sure to capture your heart.


Kapalua's tropical climate ensures that every day is a beautiful day. Situated on the windward side of West Maui, the constant trade winds keep the air fresh and the temperatures cool with an average ranging from 75°F to 85°F year-round. The winds also bring frequent showers, especially in the winter, keeping the landscape green year round.


Kapalua's diverse community includes a mix of homeowners from various backgrounds. Many residents are drawn to Kapalua's beauty and serenity, making it a popular choice for retirees. However, it's not just a haven for retirees; families, professionals, and vacation homeowners all find their place in this welcoming community. This diversity adds to the rich tapestry of life in Kapalua.


From world-class golfing to hiking the Kapalua Coastal Trail, there's no shortage of activities in this paradise. Kapalua Golf is home to the top ranking Plantation Course and the stunning Bay Course as well as a Golf Academy and Tennis Garden. Kapalua's active lifestyle is complemented by the warm waters of the Pacific, which invite you to snorkel, paddleboard, or simply soak in the sun.


Annual Events
Kapalua offers an exciting calendar of annual events, including the prestigious Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament, where the world's top golfers compete on Kapalua's stunning fairways. The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, which showcases culinary delights and fine wines, is another highlight that residents and visitors eagerly anticipate.


Top Beaches
Kapalua boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Maui. Kapalua Bay, named one of America's Best Beaches, is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. D.T. Fleming Beach offers fantastic waves for boogie boarding and body surfing, while Oneloa Bay (Ironwoods Beach) provides a secluded escape for those seeking tranquility.


Top Restaurants
Indulge your palate in Kapalua's culinary scene, featuring a wide range of dining experiences. From the award-winning Merriman's Kapalua, serving farm-to-table cuisine with an ocean view, to Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, where you can savor delectable seafood, there's something for every taste.


Kapalua is more than a destination; it's a lifestyle, offering the perfect balance of natural beauty and vibrant community. Whether you're seeking a primary residence, a vacation home, or a sound investment, Kapalua is where dreams of island living come to life. Let us help you find your piece of paradise in Kapalua, Maui. Explore our real estate listings and make Kapalua your home today!


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Overview for Kapalua, HI

384 people live in Kapalua, where the median age is 57.5 and the average individual income is $113,793. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Kapalua, HI

Kapalua has 173 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kapalua do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 384 people call Kapalua home. The population density is 79.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Kapalua, HI

There's plenty to do around Kapalua, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tiki Pizza, SurfSupBeaches, and Aloha Salon & Skin Care.

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Dining 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.37 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

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