Kapalua Tourism

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

Essential Info

  • 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
  • How safe is Kapalua for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kapalua.

    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 88.24 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 92.19 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.75 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.89 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.7 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kapalua

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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