Montage Kapalua Bay
What We Love
- Laundry machines in all accommodations
- The three-tiered Sunset Pool
- Twice-a-day housekeeping
- The dramatic wooden entrance at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, inspired by a traditional Hawaiian canoe house
What To Know
- Starting at 1,250 square feet, the residential suites here are some of the island’s largest
- The resort offers direct access to Kapalua Bay Beach
- Personal trainers are available at the onsite fitness center
- For total seclusion, book a meal at the Cliff House, an intimate venue with Pacific Ocean views
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
It’s best to skip a formal itinerary at this luxurious Polynesian playground, a collection of 50 tropical one- to four-bedroom condos (originally imagined as a timeshare) on Maui’s best beach, whose pair of lava rock outcrops protect it from the strong winds that often whip at the island’s other seafronts. The tranquil coves here are made for snorkeling—and partly why this resort teems with families. The kid-friendly spirit also surfaces in other perks like Paintbox (an aquatic adventure-based menu for 5-12 year olds) and M-Teens, aimed at older children, while a Montage Merits program invites pint-size guests to complete a range of island activities, from spotting whales to hula dancing. For parents, there are lomi lomi massages and soothing seaweed cocoons at the acclaimed onsite spa, and daytime piña coladas by the pool. Regroup as a family at the Old Lahaina Luau, a lavish traditional barbecue, which the concierge can help secure seats to. Or, simply order a pork-and-grilled pineapple pizza (a kids menu is also available) from the comfort of your roomy, couch-laden suite as you recover from a sun-and-surf soaked day.
In the Area
The resort’s appeal lies in its remoteness: you’re a 65-minute ride from Maui’s Kahului airport. From a clutch of complimentary guided hikes, which explore nearby trails rich with guava trees and monarch butterflies, to private stand-up paddle-boarding tutorials at Kapalua Beach, guests can indulge in a variety of bayside adventures. Further afield, other essential island excursions include the infamously curvy Road to Hana, a swim with the turtles at Ka’anapali Beach, and a day at Iao Valley State Park, a 4,000-acre expanse with awe-inspiring rock formations like the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot geological marvel blanketed by tropical foliage.
How to Get There
Hotel and amenities sensational
Our family has spent our second visit to this first class hotel. The accommodation from cleanliness housekeeping and views are without any viable solution .The staff from check in to needs fulfillment has no bounds. My wife son and daughter in law and two young grandchildren had every need accommodated .The grounds and pool areas are perfect for all needs .This hotel is first class without any doubt. This a family trip to remember
Our family recently returned from another amazing stay at the beautiful Montage Kapalua Bay.
This place is just outstanding in every way. The level of service you receive is next to none, and each and every staff member goes above and beyond to make you feel like royalty.
The property is kept up impeccably, with every attention to detail taken care of. The rooms and suites are spotlessly clean, and I always notice when staying here this is one of the few places I’ve stayed where the housekeeping service does NOT taper off throughout your stay.
The private room elevators and entrances really make you feel relaxed and like your living in your own house, plus it’s nice to able to leave beach toys etc outside the front door and they remained untouched and undisturbed. Our son left his scooter outside the front door just like home! The pools here are something else, so many different little areas with waterfalls and neat spots to swim on top of the main pools, all connected in a myriad of ways, always keeps it fun and interesting to go for a refreshing swim.
And they are SPOTLESS. ALWAYS. I’m extremely discerning when it comes to swimming pools and the Montage has nailed it. You can tell they take extreme care in making sure the pools are vacuumed daily and they have a rigorous program in place to keep it immaculate.
We also love the in house photography service. Pacific Dream Photograhy. This was the second year in a row we purchased the family photo shoot and both times our pictures turned out GREAT! Tiffany does such a beautiful job, she is professional but still makes it easy and fun!
It’s a real highlight of the trip AND we have spectacular family photos to bring home!
The Montage surprised our daughter on arrival with the most extravagant dessert/candy tray for her 13th birthday, she is still talking about it!!
My husband and I as well as our kids love Henry at the pool bar and he is one of the best bartenders we’ve ever encountered in our travels. Friendly, professional AND so good at his job, concocting delicious cocktails with grace and style, all filled with his amazing Aloha spirit.
I could go on and on, In our opinion, the Montage Kapalua is complete paradise. You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
Of all of the places my wife and I have traveled, this has to be one of the best places we have had the pleasure of temporarily residing. From the moment we arrived until the time we sadley departed the service and attention to detail were second to none. I have never experienced so much sincere caring from a hotel staff in my life. Everyone on staff was just so intent on making our stay a beautiful memory. A special shout out to Kiha and Brandon who made us feel like family. They were interested in learning about us and went out of their way to give us many insider tips about Maui. Kiha, an accomplished artist as it turns out, surprised me with a beautiful painting on the day we departed show casing our Georgia Bulldogs football teams Logo surrounded by accident Hawaiian tribal tattoo designs. To say I was surprised is an understatement. Words cannot describe our short stay at the Montage but I can assure you we will be back really soon. Our plan is to seek information about the fractional ownership of the resort so that our entire family can experience the resort for years to come. If you plan a trip to Hawaii, I highly recommend staying at the Montage on Maui, but beware you may not want to leave. 🤙
Mahalo (thank you!) to the Kapalua Bay Beach Crew at Montage for helping make our beach time great! We have been fortunate to visit Kapalua many times, and can say from experience that your enthusiasm sharing your ocean and marine life knowledge, and water sports skill made for a wonderful aloha spirit at the beach. While we were enjoying relaxing by Kapalua Bay, we came to appreciate your excellent work helping keep all (from people to turtles) safe, from cautions about currents to be aware of snorkeling, to cautions about not touching turtles (to avoid spreading harmful bacteria to and from them) and how turtles need adequate space to feed and rest. Again, many thanks to Mahe and crew Brandon, Eli, Jo and Ricky!
when we first booked at Montage Kapalua, we weren't sure about being so far away from everything but once we arrived and checked into our gorgeous spacious suite which felt more like a luxury condo villa with a separate bedroom, giant bathroom, gourmet kitchen, huge living room and an enormous patio thats larger than most hotel rooms, we knew we'd made the right choice. It was our anniversary trip and they welcomed us with a beautiful floral towel arrangement and a bottle of champagne which was a very nice gesture. We loved the multi level pool area which was never crowded during our stay and we enjoyed the easily walkable and swimmable beaches near the property even more- Kapalua beach which is to the left is pretty famous and gets crowded during the day but not in the early morning or the late afternoon and we even spotted a giant sea turtle up close and personal. Namalu bay beach to the right has rougher surf but is far less crowded and was great for body boarding. We hiked around the nature reserve and cliffs where there was a ladder down to the water so you can swim in the little bay or jump off the rocks for the brave ones. We walked over to the Ritz once for brunch and the buffet was nice but the whole place seemed so much more crowded than the Montage. There's a Hanaloa store a little past the Ritz where you can get everything you need including toiletries, snacks and food, drinks and souvenirs. We enjoyed the restaurants on the Montage property and on our last night walked under the full moon along the beach to Merriman's where we enjoyed dinner with live jazz. It was all around a perfect romantic end to a fantastic anniversary trip.