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West Maui

West Maui

An oceanside oasis.

Welcome to West Maui

An oceanside oasis

A highly sought-after place to buy real estate, West Maui has plenty to offer both residents and tourists. This sunny area is home to Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua. It is known for its rich and fascinating history, amazing sunsets, and spectacular resorts, shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and golf clubs. 
 
With its impeccable views and sunny climate, it’s not difficult to understand why West Maui once served as a retreat for Hawaiian royalty and was the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Today, this area is known for its thriving resorts and championship golf. It remains a popular place for vacationers to visit and get a taste of all that the island has to offer.

What to Love 

  • A rich and fascinating history 
  • Experiencing PGA golf tournaments up-close-and-personal 
  • World-class resorts and restaurants

Lifestyle

West Maui offers a slice of the quintessential beach lifestyle, with a casual ambiance and upbeat atmosphere. The area offers picture-perfect tropical scenery wherever you look, with luscious, green mountains and sparkling water. West Maui is more developed than other parts of the island, making it a popular spot for vacationers and tourists. Kaanapali serves as the hub of the region, as well as the primary resort area. Here, the shore is lined with luxury resort hotels and vacation rentals, all interspersed with shopping and dining options.
 
A short shuttle ride from Kaanapali is the historic whaling village of Lahaina, a charming town that boasts world-class shopping and excellent eateries. Up the coast are Napili, Kapalua, and Kahana. These areas offer a quieter, more private ambiance than the hustle and bustle of the Kaanapali resorts.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Be sure to spend an afternoon exploring Lahaina Front Street, which was awarded one of the “Top Ten Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association. In addition to a variety of shops and restaurants, this eclectic street boasts a handful of historic stops. Immerse yourself in history by stopping by the Lahaina Harbor, Old Banyan Tree, or U.S. Seamen's Hospital. 
 
If you’re hungry after a full day of shopping and exploring, then grab a bite to eat at Lahaina Pizza Kitchen. This local landmark offers famous deep-dish pizza and unbeatable views. Treat yourself by enjoying an exquisite meal at Merriman’s, located in Kapalua. This famous oceanside restaurant offers farm-to-table cuisine, with a 90% locally sourced, award-winning menu. If you’re looking for a more casual meal out, then stop by Leilani’s on the Beach. This beachside eatery specializes in seafood fare and tropical drinks.

Things to Do

Life on West Maui is anything but boring! This bustling region offers plenty of adventures and activities for both locals and tourists to experience first-hand. Immerse yourself in nature at the Kaanapali Beach Walk, which is one of the most popular paths in Maui. Stretching for 1.4 miles, this beachfront walkway will allow you to soak in the sights and sounds of West Maui.
 
Honolua Bay is another gem that is definitely worth exploring. Located just north of Kapalua, this bay is a popular place for snorkeling and surfing. While snorkeling or swimming here, you’ll most likely see lots of fish, turtles, and coral. 
 
If you’re a golfer or golf enthusiast, then we’ve got just the event for you. The Sentry Tournament of Champions takes place at the Kapalua Resort. This PGA event has been around since 1999 and remains one of the most highly-anticipated events on this side of the island.

Schools

West Maui is served by the Hawaii Department of Education and is home to a number of top-notch schools including:

  • King Kamehameha III Elementary School, PK-5
  • Lahainaluna High School, 9-12
  • The Preschool at Kapalua, PK
  • Maui Preparatory Academy

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