We’ve visited Kapalua almost every year for the last 25, generally staying at the Bay Villas. But sometimes we like a change of scene and this year decided on the Golf Villas. This one is outstanding vs. any Golf or Bay villa we’ve seen. It is tastefully and beautifully decorated, and fully equipped with all you need to enjoy your stay. If you like to cook sometimes, as we do, you’ll find the kitchen has everything you need.
I’ve never reviewed Maui or Kapalua before because, frankly, I didn’t want to encourage more crowding! But, if you’re interested in the islands, Maui is a wonderful place, with amazing things to do from the beach to 10,000 feet up the volcano. And it is far prettier than most of the Caribbean islands.
Kapalua is like an oasis for us, beautiful and serene, away – but not far away – from the bustle of Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach. it’s easy to get to both if you wish. But there are great beaches and much to do right at Kapalua, as well.
Although the villa is at the top end of the property, you are still in easy walking distance of most of what you would want. If you do choose the beach, the villa has stocked towels, beach chairs, etc. for you to use.
All in all, an excellent property on a wonderful island.
One bonus is that, if you are arriving late, Dave is happy to take your shopping list and stock the villa with supplies before you arrive – a great convenience if you’re getting in late, as we did. Although we know the island and didn’t need it, Dave is also a great resource for places to go and things to do.
One of the really nice things about this particular golf villa is that it is in the last building, up at the top of Pineapple Hill – it is peaceful and has wonderful views out to Lanai and Molokai. Sitting on the lanai over morning coffee is a great way to start any day. The late afternoon sun is intense, of course, but the windows are well-shaded, so no problem. As the view as the sun sets is a perfect accompaniment to dinner on the lanai.
Property: Hale O Ho’aloha
Guest: Mikem (Houston, TX)
Date of Stay: May 2016