Live in Kapalua
Kapalua embodies the Maui resort lifestyle. Kapalua residents benefit from an easement that allows them to cut through the Ritz Carlton to access Fleming Beach and the golf course.
The Plantation Golf Course becomes the focus of the golf world each year when it hosts the annual kick-off to the PGA Tour, the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Residents can literally drive golf courts into town or down for a massage at the Montage Spa – considered the best spa on the island by many on Maui. You can also purchase a membership at the Montage and enjoy access to a private clubhouse for entertaining and private pools.
Put simply, those seeking a luxury resort living experience on Maui that provides manicured surroundings and easy access to world-class golf courses, hiking trails, and ocean sports will love Kapalua.
Also, Maui is full of microclimates, and the weather in Kapalua tends to be cooler and breezier than other parts of the island.
Maui’s main gateway is Kahului International Airport. Kahului is well-served by major US domestic carriers, which offer nonstop service to Maui from cities across the US. The US West Coast has ample flights, with multiple departures from LA, San Francisco, and Seattle, and nonstop service from several secondary airports. Nearby Kapalua Airport, which serves West Maui, is preferred for private and inter-island flights due to its proximity.
According to Maui MLS, the median price of a single-family home in Kapalua in Q1 2023 was $4,962,500.
To get a better sense of the higher end of the market and popular neighborhoods, let us look at the communities of Plantation Estates and Pineapple Hill. These communities sit above the coast. Those in the Plantation Estates border the world-famous Plantation Golf Course. All locations boast iconic views of the ocean and Molokai just across the strait.
The Plantation Estates is a luxurious residential community located in Kapalua, on the northwestern coast of Maui. It is known for its expansive, elegantly-designed homes, stunning ocean and mountain views, and world-class amenities.
Many homes feature large, open floor plans, high ceilings, and expansive windows that offer stunning views of the golf course, ocean and Molokai. Some homes boast additional features like home theaters, wine cellars, and private swimming pools.
Homes at a premium in Plantation Estates, often selling in the $5 – 8 million range.
Pineapple Hill Estates is another exclusive residential community in Kapalua that features luxurious homes offering stunning ocean and mountain views. Residents also have access to a range of world-class amenities. Homes here sell for $5 million or more.
Kapalua has several in-demand condominium complexes. These residences are often built along the ocean and offer resort-like amenities. As of Q1 2023, the median sale price for condo residences in Kapalua was $1,474,000.
Lots in the Kapalua Resort are limited and highly prized. As of Q2, 2023, a lot in Kapalua is running about $1.7 million.
Kapalua residents with keiki or children can choose from the following public and private schools.
- Mana'o'io Baptist Academy (Pre-School - 12th Grade)
- Maui Preparatory Academy (Pre-School - 12th Grade)
- Montessori Eagles international (Pre-school)
- Sacred Hearts School & Early Learning Center (Pre-School - 12th Grade)
- ELEMENTARY King Kamehameha III Elementary School
- ELEMENTARY Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary
- INTERMEDIATE Lahaina Intermediate School
- HIGH SCHOOL Lahainaluna High School
Things to Do
The Plantation Golf Course
Kapalua is a golfer’s mecca. The Plantation is an 18-hole golf course at Kapalua Resort that offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and includes dramatic elevation changes. It was designed by well-known golf course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore and is named after the former pineapple plantations that once occupied the area. Each year when it hosts the annual kick-off to the PGA Tour, the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
The Bay Course at Kapalua is a world-renowned golf course located in the Kapalua resort area on the western side of Maui. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane and offers stunning ocean views and challenging play.
For Spa lovers, Spa Montage at Montage Kapalua is a major draw. The spa is considered by some to be the best on Maui. One of the benefits of living in Kapalua is that you have golf cart privileges to drive throughout the resort, meaning you can ride from your home to your spa appointment and back in your cart. Things could not be more civilized!
There are plenty of water sports to enjoy in Kapalua, including surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Kapalua Bay Beach is an iconic beach in West Maui and has been ranked as Hawaii’s best beach. Its sandy beach and clear turquoise water make it excellent for snorkeling and swimming. The beach is a marine sanctuary and home to corals, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Hawaii’s famous Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and Morrey Eels!