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
The Guest Services are number one at the Montage. Let me frame my background. I worked in may hotels in NJ, NYC ,etc.... as a Director and stayed at many hotels across the US and Europe thus I'm very familiar with how a hotel works behind the scenes and what it takes to "Wow" the guest.
No where did I experience the level of guest experience than I did at this jewel of a hotel called the Montage. There is a particular Ambassador of the hotel I want to give "props" to is Byron Blais. By the time we engaged to the time we left, I felt like this gentleman was part of my "Ohana" (family). Many details too long to write, but trust me as an ex-hotelier at the executive level, this young man and this hotel is the "real deal."
Mahalo Nui Loa Byron and Montage. A Hui Hou!
This is our second stay at the Montage and I hope we will be back again. The property, the staff, the pool, the food was all awesome! The rooms are very spacious and the views are wonderful. There are a lot of activities for family members of all ages. The pools are beautiful and very relaxing. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. 10 10 10!!
So last year this place was so amazing!! Great staff, great atmosphere, just an overall great value! This year, 5 days for 16k not bad, but my last day here, I cant wait to leave! Staff is sad, room cleanliness is sad, should have gone to the best western for 89$ a night, instead of 3000 a night here. I get here, super excited, I'm putting my clothes away, and there are some black boxers in the drawer..gross! My kids scream, there is a roach in their bathroom. What happened to this place?? Ok let's move forward, I'm in room 5403, so im trying to get some rest around 11pm, bang, bang, bam, bam..is there someone wrestling upstairs?? So I wait few minutes, then 20 minutes, then 45 minutes..this is not stopping!!! I call the front desk..sorry they say, they will put a stop to it..ok. next evening great time on Maui, same type of noise!!! call the front desk...sorry, they will take care of it...manager is a clown, says he talked to the people upstairs..guess what..next 2 days , same thing..there must be like 15 kids upstairs..this place has no control of their property..its supposed to be a luxury residence..I cant get any rest here..I can spend my 16000$ anywhere, why should I do it here? 2nd and Last time..the MONTAGE name has gone down the drain, call it the Best Western, if that's how you will operate it..but if you're gonna charge a premium, then shouldn't you operate it as a premium? The answer is YES you should! Next year, Ritz Carlton..if I'm paying a premium, let me go with the professionals who know their business.