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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This property, staff, location condos, pools, food, spa....is unsurpassed. I have travelled around the world and this property by far was the most beautiful place I have been. I used to think it was Cape Grace in Cape Town. From the moment we arrived until our departure the attention to detail was amazing and consistent, rarely can you find consistency from one day to the next, staff changes, chefs, housekeeping. They obviously have high expectations from their employees and it shows. If you have the ability to stay at this 5 star resort I encourage you to go. The Wagyu burger is a must.
My wife and I stay here almost every year. We have stayed at different times of the year. Each stay is always unbelievable. The pool area is separated very well between kids and adults. The view of the ocean is one of the best! One thing I have noticed in the reviews is the lack of mentioning the fitness center. I love to work out. The spa and fitness center have a great selection of free weights and machines for working out. They could probably add more weighted plates to their free bench but more reps is ok. The staff is of course what you would expect for a place like this, very accommodating and friendly. The residences are very nice and roomy. If you want to spend the money for a higher end accommodation, this is definitely a place you will want to try.
We stayed at the Montage during the first part of our honeymoon and had a peaceful time. The bellmen and concierge were all very friendly! We had a wonderful room with a lovely view of the grounds and ocean. The rooms were clean and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne and honeymoon cupcakes. All of the food was pretty good. I would recommend this hotel more for families than honeymooners. It is a little too spread out/quiet. The area is great though and on the pretty side of the island and the grounds itself are drop dead gorgeous.