MAUI - NEIGHBORHOODS
Kaanapali is located on the west coast, close to Lahaina, one of the biggest destinations on the island, set on 3 miles of white sand beaches with crystal clear water, an abundance of water activities including snorkeling, diving, and windsurfing. The area features hotels, beaches, shopping, and 2 great golf courses, with the open air Whalers Village, a world class shopping center with numerous restaurants and a renowned whaling museum. Black Rock is on Kaanapali`s beach famous for daily cliff diving ceremonies held at the northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa.
Kapalua translates to `arms embracing the sea`, located at the foot of the verdant Kahalawai or West Maui Mountains in one of Hawaii`s largest nature preserves situated 23,000 acres. This luxurious location is home to some of Maui`s premier resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, featuring award-winning restaurants, more than 20 boutiques, spas, historic sites and 2 renowned championship golf courses. The shoreline of Kapalua is lined with 5 bays and 3 white sand beaches and clear waters perfect for snorkeling. The area has won awards for the Best Beach in the World and features award winning restaurants and accommodations. The Kapalua Wind and Food Festival is held here in June.
Kihei located on Maui`s southwest shore near the Haleakala volcano, famous for the 6 mile stretch of beaches it is a popular destination for families. The beaches are known as Kihei, Kalama, Kalepolepo, Waipu`ilani and Kama`ole with swimming, snorkeling, surfing and kayaking with shady lawn areas perfect for picnics. The National Wildlife Conservation features endangered Hawaiian stilts and coots is here too. You will find small shopping malls, a farmers market, a golf course and Hawaiian Regional Cuisine with nightlife including clubs, sports bars and karaoke joints.
Lahaina was once known as Lele meaning `restless sun` is a historic town once a whaling village that has since been transformed into a Maui hotspot. A vibrant town often called the `jewel in the crown of Maui`, a cultural center featuring dozens of museums and art galleries with scenic views and historical sites. The areas oceanfront setting makes it the perfect place for a variety of activities, dining, and entertainment. Front Street can be found here a lively area with restaurants, shops, and galleries and is a popular area during the winter months for whale watching.
Napili located just to the south of Kapalua, the area is lush in vegetation due to the wetter climate and has the feel of old Hawaii, one of Maui`s best kept secrets. The beach is one of Maui`s nicest swimming and snorkeling locations with beautiful crystal clear waterand picturesque white sand. Napili Bay sits between two rocky points and the area provides great waves in the winter for surfing.
Wailea is Maui`s resort capital, located in the south nestled at the base of the Haleakala, an oasis of multimillion-dollar resorts, luxury hotels and private homes with 2 miles of palm-lined beaches. There are so many attractions to enjoy in this upscale area such as championship golf courses, world class tennis complex, a shopping village, and award-winning restaurants along with world renowned spas with five beautiful crescent shaped beaches and staggering ocean views.
Kahana is located in the west on Maui, a great location on 3.5 tropical landscaped acres, minutes from Kapalua and Kaanapali resort areas and close to Lahaina town. Kahana Village offers beautiful beaches world famous for windsurfing, great for swimming and diving and a popular spot for locals.