Less than 500 of the people at Kapalua at anytime are native to the resort community. Everyone else is a tourist. The town is famous for its two magnificent golf courses, its many pretty beaches, coral reefs, lava rock formations, energising spas, and invigorating coastal walks. You wouldn’t have guessed that once upon a time this was highly important pineapple and coffee plantation land. Today, that land has been completely overhauled to cater to tourists. If you’re in Maui though, a weekend trip to Kapalua is cannot be left off your vacation plan.
There’s not much nightlife to speak off. Most of the action is concentrated either in the Village Centre, the Ritz Hotel or the Golf Course. The handful or restaurants outside of hotels that you’ll find serve up excellent local and international cuisine. Off the main attractions, the final activity you may consider is to sign up for one or more of the local pineapple plantation tours. After all, Hawaii is famous for that fruit (despite it not being native to the land), and it really boosted the local economy back in the day. The history lesson could be unexpectedly fascinating.
Essential travel information and Kapalua tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC -10:00.
- Currency: USD
- Languages: English, Hawaiian, Pidgin
- Internet: Usually available in hotels.
- Tipping: 15% tips in restaurants and to taxi drivers. USD 2-3 for staff such as valets or housekeeping.
- Voltage: 120 V
- Frequency: 60 Hz
- Power sockets: type A / B
- 1/61 chance of being a crime victim. Take standard travelling precautions.
- Maui Memorial Medical Center: +1 808-244-9056
- Lahaina Police Department: +1 808-661-4441
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