When you envision taking a vacation in Hawaii, the beach is probably the first location you think of. While there are many beautiful beaches to see during your time on Maui, there are also many other recreational activities that you should be sure to take advantage of. From golfing and hiking to ziplining and tennis, there are a wide variety of activities for all ages and interests.

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some of the other recreational options available to you during your next stay in Kapalua Bay. If you’re looking for the best Hawaiian Vacation Rentals, then be sure to contact us today and book the perfect Maui beachfront rentals available.

Golf

Kapalua has two championship golf courses that are absolutely breathtaking! As guests of Aloha Vacation Villas, you can enjoy the best golf discounts available for the Bay and Plantation courses. In fact, you can even reserve your tee times up to 45 days in advance! With more than fifteen golf courses to choose from, you could golf every single day of your vacation if you wanted to!

Hiking Trails

One of the most amazing things about Maui is that it offers dozens of climate zones and a wide variety of hiking trails. Whether you are interested in hiking some of the alpine desert trails, rainforest trails, or even trails that end at stunning waterfalls, you are sure to find the perfect trail that matches your skill and interest level. The Waihee Ridge Trail is about two and a half miles in length with moderate difficulty. You will be able to see Waihee Gorge and Makamakaole Gulch. Mahana Ridge Trail connects the Maunalei Arboretum to the heart of the Kapalua Resort. While you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Mokupe’a and Honokahua Gulches, you should be prepared for a strenuous hike of approximately 20 miles.

Ziplining

One of Maui’s most popular activities, ziplining allows you to take advantage of a unique view of the island’s plant and wildlife. There are several different zipline tours available, which means that you can choose the intensity, duration, and location. No two tours are alike, so be sure to try them all for the ultimate experience! There are zipline tours of plantations, bamboo forests, and the Pacific coastline.

Tennis

Kapalua Resort offers Kapalua Tennis Garden for your enjoyment. Lushly landscaped, the tennis complex offers 10 PLEXIPAVE™ courts that are paired in tiered clusters. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, you will find many things to enjoy, including their live ball clinics! They offer weekly, drop-in doubles and clinics, so that guests can meet other players of similar abilities for additional play time during vacation. 

At Aloha Vacation Villas, we get to enjoy the paradise that is Maui each and every day. We want to share this paradise with you, which is why we offer a wide variety of Hawaiian vacation rentals for your convenience. Call today and let us share all of the available Maui vacation rentals available.

Going to the beach is one of the top-rated vacations for most people. Sun, sand, and surf provide the ideal environment to relax and play for kids and adults alike. At Aloha Vacation Villas, we know that the beach has so much to offer, and so today, we will take a look at some of the beaches of Maui. We hope that they give you ideas to try for your next vacation. Call today to book your Hawaiian Vacation Rental today!

Oneloa Beach

Also known as Ironwoods Beach, Oneloa is a quarter mile of uncrowded sand and surf next to the Kapalua resort. Oneloa means “long sand.” If the wind is something you don’t enjoy, then schedule your visit during the morning, as the afternoons can become very windy. There is a shallow reef near the shoreline, towards the eastern end of the beach, and this is where the parking lot path will lead you. However, you can just keep walking until you discover the nice sandy bottom at the far end.

D.T. Flemming Beach Park

If you’re looking for a beach with lots of sand, full facilities, and shade, then you will want to check out the D.T. Flemming Beach Park. It is much less touristy than other beaches on Maui, which will mean more space to play. If you enjoy surfing or boogie boarding, keep an eye out for the right combination of wind, tide, and swells to catch some great sets. Be careful to pay attention to the surf forecast, however, as conditions can sometimes become dangerous with high surf and strong rip currents.

Kapalua Resort Bay

Winner of the title of America’s Best Beach in 1991, Kapalua Bay boasts picturesque views, plentiful palm trees, luxuriously soft sand, and pristine waters. Whether you prefer to soak up the sun or explore the marine life, you will not be disappointed. The waves are gentle, and there is vibrant marine life due to the sheltered sanctuary that Kapalua Bay provides.

Honolua Bay

For those of you who enjoy snorkeling and diving, Honolua Bay is one of the best places to enjoy these activities. As part of the Marine Life Conservation District, there is no fishing allowed. Honolua means “two harbors” in Hawaiian and was historically used for shipping and receiving supplies. You are sure to see plenty of fish, turtles, and coral if you swim out a little from the beach.

Mokule’ia Bay

Mokule’ia Bay, more commonly called Slaughterhouse Beach, is a gorgeous, crescent-shaped beach. The beach earned its common name due to the slaughterhouse that used to be situated on the edge of the cliffs. Today, however, the building is no longer in existence, so you don’t need to worry. There isn’t a lot of parking available, so you will need to be careful when you do park, as the beach is right off the highway. Sometimes the water is cloudy, but on calm days, you can enjoy quality snorkeling. 

Kapalua Bay offers so many exciting activities, events, dining and shopping opportunities that it can be hard to choose which ones to try. Aloha Vacation Villas knows that one of the reasons you are interested in a Hawaiian vacation rental is so you can enjoy all that our beaches have to offer. Now that you know a little bit more about each of these beaches, call us to book your Hawaiian beach rental today!