Best Things To Do in Kapalua, Hawaii

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  • Kapalua Beach: Great snorkelling at the northern end of the beach.
  • The Plantation Golf Course: Quite possibly Hawaii’s best golf course. Tournaments are held in January.
  • The Walking Trails: Several trails take your around ridges, beaches, lakes and areas that used to be plantations. These are: Coastal Trail, Village Walking Trails, Mahana Ridge Trail and the Honolua Beach and Maunalei Arboretum Trails.
  • DT Fleming Beach: Family beach with excellent amenities. Swimming and snorkelling only possible when the water is calm.


  • Jean Michele Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment: An outdoors Educational Programme on ecological principles and sustainable living.
  • Honolua Beach and Maunalei Arboretum Trails: Three moderately difficult trails that take you through the Maunalei Arboretum. You’ll need to take the resort shuttle to the start of the trail.
  • Mahana Ridge Trail: Connects Maunalei Arboretum to the Kapalua Resort, and has terrific views of gulches and lands that used to be coffee and pineapple plantations.
  • Pineapple Plantation Tours: There are four such tours. The travel guides have quite an intimate knowledge of the land, and are the best persons to ask about local history.

Below we have a list of things to do in Kapalua and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Kapalua getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Kapalua with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Kapalua

Here is the list of things to do in Kapalua and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Kapalua Bay Beach

    4.8 (656 Votes)
    Kapalua Bay Beach

    Beach, Water Body, Walking Area

    In 1991, this was named America’s best beach; that 15 minutes of fame turned into steady popularity. The two reefs that form the bay also form a shelter; the water is always gentle. This makes the beach an excellent place for snorkelling, especially for beginners and kids. The water at the centre of the beach tends to stir up the sand, but the northern side is pretty clear, and gets clear...Read more
  2. Kapalua Plantation Course

    Outdoors, Golf Course

    Hawaii’s greatest golf course earns its title for its impeccable infrastructure… and also for its impeccable view. There’s no part of the course from where you can’t enjoy spectacular views of either the Pacific Oceans or the West Maui Mountains. Famed for it’s rolling landscape, it’s quite large - 7411 yard par 73 layout, spread over 700 acres – and f...Read more
  3. D . T Fleming Beach Park

    4.7 (462 Votes)
    D . T Fleming Beach Park

    Beach, Water Body, Park, Picnic Spot

    The beach is named after the man who introduced pineapple farming to Hawaii. It’s one of the most popular beaches on the island, especially with surfers and body boarders in the winter. The water can get pretty rough, so swimming and snorkelling is advised only when the water is calm. There are lifeguards. The beach is fully kitted out for a family day out, though. There are picnic tables...Read more
  4. Dragon's Teeth

    4.7 (350 Votes)
    Dragon's Teeth


    It’s pretty easy to make out the reason for this attractions impressive name. It’s the rock. Their jagged lines resemble the jaws of some great beast. Though there’s not much to do here, the sight itself is impressive enough for a 15-minute detour from wherever it was you were going to. Word of warning – there’s a golf course nearby, and there’s a chance that...Read more
  5. Ritz-carlton Waihua Day Spa

    4.9 (183 Votes)
    Ritz-carlton Waihua Day Spa

    Leisure, Spa

    This spa is opulent. There’s no other word for it. Waihua is the Hawaiian for ‘pure water’. The treatments at this spa are all based on Hawaiian healing, making a mix of natural remedies and native massages. Everything is beautifully laid out – grottos, eucalyptus steam rooms, whirlpools, cedar saunas, 24 hour fitness centre, and couples cabanas. The most popular treatme...Read more
  6. Oneloa Beach

    Beach, Water Body, Walking Area, Water Sport

    A simple, uncrowded, windy, quarter mile beach. The word Oneloa means ‘long sands’. Don’t be turned off by the reef at the eastern end (it’s a common misconception that the reef stretches the whole length of the beach; it’s probably why the beach is usually empty). The far west end of the beach has a nice sandy bottom and is good for swimming. When the sea is calm,...Read more
  7. La Perle

    4 (132 Votes)
    La Perle

    Village, Specialty Shop

    This family run jewellery store in Honolua Village specialises in specialty Hawaiian style ornaments. The merchandise is usually a mix of Kapalua butterfly logo jewellery (of which the store is the exclusive maker) and designer jewellery by Hawaiian goldsmith Denny Wong. and pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas. Stones are set into lariat necklaces, earrings, rings and pins. The selection is g...Read more
  8. Kapalua Logo Shop

    4.8 (134 Votes)
    Kapalua Logo Shop

    Specialty Shop

    Though the jewellery featuring the iconic butterfly logo is left to the La Perle, this store features all other related merchandise. Most of the items on sale are clothes for men, women and children, but there are also Maui and island themed gifts and decorative items. The resort wear are all very eye-catching, the golf apparel is spot on.
  9. Village Walking Trail

    Trail, Village, Golf Course, Walking Area

    A short walk from the village centre will take you to the trail head. Ask for directions, though the way is easy to find. Here, there are two loops you may take – the 3.6 mile Lake Loop (difficult), or the 1.25 mile Cardio Loop (moderate). Being loops, they both end right were you started. The two loops together make up six routes. The trails run through what used to be the village golf c...Read more
  10. The Ritz-carlton, Kapalua

    4.6 (27 Votes)
    1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
  11. Kapalua Coastal Trail

    4.7 (462 Votes)
    Kapalua Coastal Trail

    Outdoors, Trail, Walking Area

    Of all the walking trails in Kapalua, this is the easiest to do and the most popular. Its about two-kilometres long, running from Kapalua Bay to DT Fleming Beach. It may be the best way to get your Kapalua vacation started, as it takes you through some major highlights – lava formations, the Dragon’s Teeth, sand dunes at Oneloa Bay, and stunning views of the beaches and the ocean. I...Read more
  12. Kapalua Beach

    4.7 (6 Votes)
    Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
  13. Fleming Beach

    4.6 (8 Votes)
    Fleming Beach, Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
  14. Mokuleia Beach, Kapalua, HI 96761, USA