Ka’anapali is one of Maui’s premiere resort destinations on the west side of the island. This area is also Hawaii’s first master planned family resort communities. There are several major resorts in Ka’anapali including the Westin, Sheraton, Marriott, and other major chains as well as world class golf courses. With its awesome beaches and perfect views of West Maui Mountains, Ka’anapali is a very popular area for vacationers and residents wanting to live in Maui. One of the island’s best beaches, Ka’anapali Beach, Dig-me Beach by the locals, occupies a three-mile stretch of the west coast of Maui. In fact, Dig-me Beach was voted “Best Beach in the US” in 2003.
The population of full time residents in Ka’anapali is just over 1,515. Most of the residents work in the tourism industry with most of the jobs being at the resorts and area shops that cater to tourists. Because this is such a resort oriented community, the residents are more affluent and have a median household income is about $105K.
Locals and tourists enjoy heading over to Black Rock for snorkeling and the daily cliff diving ceremony. For shopping and dining out, Whalers Village is a main spot for shopping with national and local stores.
The housing market in Ka’anapali features single family homes and condominiums in resort communities. For those in search of a vacation or second home, Ka’anapali Shores and Maui Eldorado are ideal spots with studios starting the low 200s with list prices climbing to over $2 million for large, luxury condos with perfect ocean views. Other resorts like Ka’anapali Plantation offer townhouses that start in the mid $300s for one-bedrooms and mid$500s for two bedrooms. There are also several luxury condos in Ka’anapali that have homes starting in the high $600s to low $900s and climb well into the millions.
Single-family homes are mostly situated in beautifully landscaped neighborhoods like The Pinnacle, Ka’anapali Hillside and Ka’anapali Vista. Homes in in these neighborhoods start under $1 million. Grand estates list for several million dollars and have glorious views of the mountains and ocean.
Selling a home in Ka’anapali takes patience as the average number of days on the market for a residential listing is about 393 days (October 2011). Many people looking at real estate in Ka’anapali are considering it for a second or vacation home or real estate investment so they take a little more time to buy.
For buyers, there are so many options to consider. From studios in the resort communities to luxury homes in neighborhoods, you can find a home to fit any budget. For investors, Ka’anapali is a solid investment as this resort town is very popular for tourists and rental income is constant. For those who want to buy a second or vacation home, Ka’anapali is a perfect spot.
Our real estate specialists are very knowledgeable about Maui and the West shore. We can help you create a plan to achieve your goals for selling or buying Kaanapali real estate in paradise.