Kapalua is a beautifully created outstanding destination resort on the northwest shore of Maui. Located about 20 minutes north of Lahaina, Kapalua is home to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and world-class golf courses known all over the world. In fact, The PGA’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions is held annually at the Kapalua Resort. With a small population of only about 515 people and a median household income of $112K, the Kapalua area consists of a very diverse population who love where they live. In addition to their world renowned golf, there are several festivals and events such as the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival and the Celebration of the Arts. All of the events in Kapalua draw people to the resort from all over the world. Additionally, the Kapalua Airport services all of the areas around West Maui providing easy and convenient access to this part of the island.
Kapalua residents have a strong affinity for the land and life around them. Some of the ways that they take care of the environment are the Pu’ukukui Preserve Watershed which provides water to the entire Kapalua Resort and much of West Maui from a summit atop the West Maui mountainside; the world class golf courses in the resort are certified Audubon sanctuaries; and, finally, Honolua Wao Kele is a special project designed to protect restore plant life that is indigenous to the area.
Surrounding Kapalua are five bays and beaches that offer some of the most beautiful vistas and ideal atmosphere for various watersports anywhere in the world. DT Fleming Beach, adjacent to Kapalua Resort, is a great area for surfing and waterboarding; Kapalua Bay is a beautiful beach that is great for snorkeling, diving and kayaking; Honolua Bay is another hot spot for surfing during the winter months and snorkeling and diving in the summer; and, finally, Oneoloa Bay, the “secret” beach in the area.
Switching gears to Kapalua real estate, the homes available are situated, for the most part, in the Kapalua Resort. The resort features condominium and townhome communities as well as exclusive single family homes in gated neighborhoods. These areas are home to full time residents of Maui as well as residents who own second and vacation homes. Additionally, there are many homes that are owned by investors who are interested in owning rental property at Kapalua Resort because of its popularity.
Kapalua Golf Villas has one and two-bedroom townhomes that are priced from just under $900K to just over $1 million. Another resort community, Kapalua Bay Villas features one- and two-bedroom townhomes starting at just under $800K and topping $1 million. Kapalua Golf and Bay Villas are popular areas for short term vacation rentals. Coconut Grove and Kapalua Ironwoods are two more luxurious townhome communities that start at just over $2 million.
If single family homes are more desirable, Kapalua Resort has several opulent estate sections that boast large homes, large lots with several acres, and some of the most magnificent views of the water and neighboring islands. Plantation Estates, Honolua Ridge, Pineapple Hill, and Kapalua Place each offer homes that are priced from $2.5 million to almost $10 million in gated communities.
With the average sale price in November 2011 at just under $2.2 million, Kapalua Resort is definitely luxury living at its finest level. There is so much from which buyers can choose to lay down roots. Those people who want to see a lot of local activity can be in Kaanapali and Lahaina in around 20 minutes. Kapalua Resort is ideal for people who want to live a more luxurious lifestyle with the conveniences of the beach and top notch golf courses at their fingertips.