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 is our last day at the Montage, and this resort is amazing! We are traveling with 5 kids ranging from 15-10 yrs old and they are having a blast. The pool at the resort is kinda divided into little areas, great for the kids to explore. One of the pools is 16yrs and up but the others are for families with young children. I LOVE the fact that I don't have to run out the pool at some godly hour to save seats for my family, We have not had an issue with finding chairs together (12 people all together) at any hour of the day. The service by the pool has been great, they are prompt in bringing menus and servicing our group. They also bring around ice cold water and little snacks! The rooms are great! They are new and have plenty of room for the whole family. We're staying in a 4 bedroom. The room has an amazing kitchen, and patio! Ask for room 1101 if you need a 4 bedroom! This room is on the ground floor with amazing views, it also has a huge grassy area for the kids to run around. That has been so nice for the kids to run outside and throw the ball or just hang out! I would highly recommend this room to anyone with a large family with kids!!! The room is also positioned right between the pool and the beach! Couldn't have asked for a better location on the resort. The beach is small but clean and safe for the kids to run around and swim in the water. We also were able to rent SUP,Boogie boards, snorkel gear and chairs for the day. I believe the chairs are complimentary if you are staying at the Montage but I have to be honest, I've kinda given up on keeping track of what we are charged for. :) This resort has been perfect, and we will definetly stay here again! We were planning on staying at the Ritz, but I'm glad that we chose Montage becuase the Ritz is not on a beach and even further from town then the Montage.
We have now stayed at 3 different Montage locations. Hard to say which was better as they have all been amazing.
This location had a great pool and a short walk to Kapalua Bay beach. Kids found turtles 10 feet off the beach after about 5 minutes of snorkeling.
We stayed in an ocean front villa and the views were great. Morning coffee and sunsets on the open air balcony couldn’t be better.
Great trip and location. We will be back.
Such a wonderful resort. I am from Hawaii although I no longer live there so I know many properties. This one is superb. Quiet. Luxury while also feeling like home. These are residences, so you have washer/dryer, kitchen, powder room and huge lanais (balconies). Great pools, and even though it was almost full, never felt crowded.