Napili and Kapalua, Maui
are two ways to spend your time in West Maui: Staying close to
the resorts, or in the ocean. The Kapalua, Ka'anapali master-planned
Resorts include excellent shops and galleries, posh restaurants,
carefully crafted pools and romantic bars. But, if your vacation
requires more than a memorable tan, West Maui offers snorkeling
off your Hotel beach, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving
on Molokini, or cruises to Lana'i. West Maui's panoramic view
of the pacific is the premier vantage point to watch whales spouting
and breaching in the sun.
extends over 500 acres lined with nearly three miles of white
sand beaches. You'll also find condominiums, six hotels, two
golf courses, and the famous Whalers
Route 30 continues past
Kaanapali taking you by Napili,
which are somewhat hidden from the highway. Turn off the Honoapiilani
to Lower Honoapiilani and you'll travel through the hearts of
these small condominium lined villages. Though they are somewhat
cluttered together, these are West Maui's best accommodation
is a jewel in the end of the resort chain on the West side.
A former pineapple plantation, Kapalua was transformed into
a 1500-acre resort. Blanketing the gently rolling hillside from
the white sand beach of Kapalua Bay to the base of the West
Maui Mountains are two high-end hotels, three of the finest
golf courses on Maui, and beautiful upscale villa communities.
Here to visit The Kapalua Online Internet Store!
Kahana Bar&Grill & Nicolina Restaurant, Maui
- Pacific Rim w/asian influence 669.6999. Famed ROY YAMAGUCHI
has been the recipient of innumerable awards. His delicious blending
of East and West cuisines has made Roy's Kahana Bar & Grill
a favorite with visitors and locals alike. There are five Roy's
restaurants serving Hawaii. The management and staff are top notch.
And don't forget to save room for their unbelievable desserts!
Reservations are recommended.
- Sports Grill 4405 Hono'piilani Hwy., Maui 669.3474.
Fish & Games has been so well received in Maui that they
have recently expanded. Only the freshest seafood and fresh
fish are served. You can even purchase seafood to prepare at
home from their restaurant market case. The preparations are
superb. With their expanded seating area Fish & Games has
also added a micro brewery. Reservations are recommended.
- Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 115 Bay Drive Kapalua
Shops, Maui 669.6286. Sansei is Maui's best sushi bar
and more. They feature all of the usual sushi, along with an
array of their own creations. But Sansei is also a full-on restaurant
offering inventive dishes like Chef John's Miso Garlic Prawns,
Fresh Island Fish, Tempuras, slow roasted Black Tea Duck, Japanese
Specialties and their "Award-Winning" Asian Rock Shrimp
Cake. Late diners can enjoy their food & drink specials
Tacos - Napili
Plaza, Napili, Maui 665.0222. Maui Tacos is fresh, healthy and
inventive. If you're hungry for mexican food in a laid back,
very casual dine-in or take-out setting, this is the spot. Owner
Mark Ellman is also the owner/Cook of Avalon Restaurant in Lahaina.
You can expect the same creative approach to cooking at Maui
Tacos and the food is very affordable. Four convenient Maui
- Steak & Seafood - 2290 Ka'anapali Pkwy., Maui 667.7477.
Overlooking the 18th green in the Ka'anapali Golf Course Clubhouse,
Reilly's has built a strong following with their USDA Prime
Steaks. This open air restaurant takes pride in what they serve.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Reilly's also
features live sporting events on their two satellite TV's. Golfers
love this place, but you don't need to caddy to enjoy the food.
Village - Located
along Route 30 (Honoapiilani Hwy.), in the Kaanapali Beach Resort
Containing an outdoor museum, and a good number of stores.
Walk - 210
Nohea Drive, Kaanapali, Maui 667-2848. Set in the open-air lobby
of the Hyatt Regency, the area is filled with rare & exotic
birds. It's simply a Must-See!
The Kapalua Bay Hotel - Kapalua, Maui. Housing yet another upscale shopping area.
Market - Well
stocked and open from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm located at the Napili
Plaza off the Honoapiilani Hwy, in Napili.
Grill - 667.6636.
Live Hawaiian music & hula nightly from 6:30 pm to 9:00
Makai Bar -
At the Maui Marriott 100 Nohea Kai Drive, Kaanapali 667-1200.
Features soloists and duets performing contemporary Hawaiian
- Located at The Sheraton Maui. Just before sunset you can watch
the torch-lighting ceremony and cliff diving.
- A beautiful white-sand beach that sprawls along for roughly
three miles. Great for swimming & snorkeling. Excellent views
of Lanai and Molokai. To get here take the public beach access
from any of the Kaanapali resort hotels.
- A small beach in comparison to Kaanapali, there are picnic
tables, restrooms, and showers. Swimming & snorkeling are
adequate. Located on the Lower Honoapiilani Road past Kaanapali
Bay - Though
surrounded by condominiums and often crowded, the bay offers
excellent swimming & snorkeling. Good surfing for beginners.
Located several miles past Kaanapali, you'll find rights-of-way
to the beach from Lower Honoapiilani Road via Napili Place or
Beach - Just
past Napili Bay, and just as beautiful but not nearly as developed.
Great for swimming & snorkeling. Access is off the Lower
Honoapiilani Road near the Napili Kai Beach Club.
North Golf Course
-- Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, 96761. (808) 661-3691. Director of
Golf: Ray DeMello. Resort. Greens fee: $120 w/cart every day.
Seasonal twilight rate.
Ka'anapali South Golf Course -- Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, 96761. (808) 661-3691. Director of Golf: Ray DeMello. Resort. Greens fee: $120 w/cart every day. Seasonal twilight rate.
Kapalua Golf Club, Bay Course -- 300 Kapalua Dr., Lahaina, 96761. (808) 669-8044. Head golf Pro: Matt Mitchell, PGA. Resort. Greens fee: $140 w/cart every day. Resort guests: $95. Twilight rate (after 2:00 pm): $65
Kapalua Golf Club, Village Course -- 300 Kapalua Dr., Lahaina, 96761. (808) 669-8044. Head golf Pro: Doug Bohn. Resort. Greens fee: $140 w/cart every day. Resort guests: $95. Twilight rate (after 2:00 pm): $65
Kapalua Golf Club, Plantation Course -- 300 Kapalua Dr., Lahaina, 96761. (808) 669-8044. Head golf Pro: David Pritchett. Resort. Greens fee: $150 w/cart every day. Resort guests: $100. Twilight rate (after 2:00 pm): $70