Welcome to the blog page for Aloha Vacation Villas. We are so glad you’re here, and we look forward to sharing some of the many benefits and amenities you can enjoy at Kapalua Bay Villas. With rentals that offer ocean, mountain, and golf course views, you are sure to find the ideal beach vacation rental for your family. Be sure to check our blog page often, as we update our posts regularly to give you the tips, advice, and suggestions you need to make your time in Maui the best. Contact Aloha Vacation Villas today to learn about our available rentals in Kapalua Bay Villas.

In our last post, we began discussing the topic of space and how vacation rentals provide ample space for you and your family to more fully enjoy your vacation. We discussed living room space, bedroom and bathroom space, as well as cooking space. Space is a valuable commodity, especially when you are on vacation. Whether you choose to spend the day relaxing at the pool, playing a quick round of golf, or complete an all-day hike, you will appreciate coming “home” and stretching out. Let’s take a look at some of the other areas where Kapalua Bay Villas can offer your family the gift of space.

Play Space

Kids seem to know no limits in terms of an energy supply. Long after they have worn out the rest of their family members, they still have energy to spare. One great feature of a vacation rental is space to play. Kapalua Bay Villas boasts plenty of green space for running around and playing games. Reserve your vacation play space at Kapalua Bay Villas today.

Whether you’d prefer to swim in the ocean or relax in one of our pools, we have your water play covered. If you simply need to have a place for your kiddo to expend some more energy while you relax consider keeping an eye on them from the comfort of a lounge chair, poolside. They can swim and splash to their heart’s content as you watch them play.

Kapalua Bay Villas believes the patio should be an extension of the living area. Take time to enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony as you listen to the waves crashing against the beach. Indulge in an afternoon nap as you inhale healing salt water and feel the gentle breeze. Eat a meal with your family as you watch the awe-inspiring sunsets. Our patios extend your living space to the outdoors.

Multi-family Space

If you enjoy vacationing with extended family, a vacation rental with Kapalua Bay Villas can provide all of the space that everyone will need. One of the best aspects of vacationing with family is the ability to talk freely with one another throughout the day. While the kids are playing games in the living room, the adults can relax on the patio and have much-needed adult conversation time. Meal times turn into an enjoyable affair as everyone works together to prepare and cook the food. Washing dishes becomes even less of a chore when sharing good memories and laughter with family. Kapalua Bay Villas offer vacation rentals ranging in space from a one bed, one bath, up to a three bed, three bath condominium. Make the most of your Hawaiian vacation by inviting your extended family to join you at one of the many rentals we offer at Kapalua Bay Villas.

Laundry Space

Most of us don’t think about doing laundry when we’re on vacation. When the trip is over and we’re headed home, however, we would prefer to not have a suitcase filled with dirty laundry. Kapalua Bay Villas affords the opportunity to rent a vacation condo that includes laundry amenities. This offers two benefits for travelers. First of all, you will be able to do laundry just before you leave, which will provide you with a suitcase full of clean laundry. Second, you could choose to pack fewer clothes for your trip knowing that you will be able to wash them and wear them for a second time. Of course, this leads to a third benefit, which is filling all of that extra space with the gifts and mementos you purchased during your time here.

Contact Kapalua Vacation Villas today to reserve your vacation rental. Let our home offer the space you need to truly unwind. Aloha.

South Maui


When you tell someone you’re going on vacation there is an immediate spark of excitement and energy in the conversation. Everyone enjoys taking a break from their day-to-day lives and spending some time in a relaxing environment. While the thought of the destination and activities is the cause for much excitement, thinking about how cramped things will be in the hotel room can drain some of the energy of anticipation. At Kapalua Bay Villas, we know just how important it is to have sufficient space to relax and fully enjoy your time on vacation. Continue reading to learn about the areas where you will enjoy the gift of space during your stay in Kapalua Bay.

Living Space

One area that most everyone appreciates in their home is the living room. Typically, this is where the family gathers to watch TV, play games, read books, or just spend time together in conversation. At the end of a full day of fun activities, the living room provides the much-needed space to spread out and relax. While we may take the living room space for granted, we certainly notice its absence. Kapalua Bay Rentals offers beautifully appointed living spaces for your enjoyment. Call today to book your reservation.

Cooking Space

One of the biggest expenses of any trip is food. Eating out is fun and definitely offers a break from cooking and washing dishes, but it comes with a price, literally. Buying your own groceries and preparing your meals at home can provide you with huge savings while on vacation. We recommend that rather than buying groceries for the week, you purchase them daily. You may start your week off with great intentions to cook every dinner, but after spending a whole day of walking or other vacation activity, you may not feel like cooking at all. Purchasing groceries on a daily basis will save you from the problem of leftover food at the end of your stay. If you or a family member deals with food allergies, eating out may not be the easiest option. A bonus of having your own cooking space is that you have complete control over the ingredients that will be used. Whether you want to cook on the stove or on the grill, Kapalua Bay Villas has a rental just for you. Call today to check availability.

Bedroom and Bathroom Space

Most of us love the ability to have our own dresser and closet in our bedrooms. Personal space for our clothes, shoes, and other items is highly valued. If you are traveling with children, they will be able to take naps in separate rooms which will provide a much more solid sleep time.
The bathroom is one of the most heavily used rooms in any home. Whether we are getting ready in the morning, washing up for the evening, or simply using the restroom during the day, we all appreciate not having to wait for the door to open. Most hotels offer one bathroom per room regardless of whether that room is hosting one or four persons. At Kapalua Bay Villas, our vacation rentals offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms that will help to make your stay feel more like home. Check out our calendar to book your vacation today.

Finding the perfect vacation rental for your island getaway can be difficult, but with Aloha Vacation Villas, it doesn’t have to be! While many rental companies charge premiums and hidden fees, Aloha Vacation Villas makes it easy for you to find the Kapalua Bay villa of your dreams. In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at three different ways that you can get the most for your money with Aloha Vacation Villas. Once you’re finished, be sure to get in touch with our friendly team to learn more!

At Aloha Vacation Villas, we’re more than just the best online resource for renting your next Hawaiian vacation rental. In fact, we continue to offer a number of value-added services not found on our competitors’ websites. Not to mention, with more than 50 vacation rentals to choose from, we make it simple for both individuals and families alike to find a Kapalua Bay villa that meets their needs. From full kitchens and multiple bedrooms to private patios, we know that you will be more than pleased with all that we have to offer. Learn more about our value-added services by reading more below.

Better Prices

As we mentioned above, competing rental companies often include hidden fees and additional charges that you might not be fully aware of. This can turn what appears to be a good deal into a costly expense that you may not have accounted for. At Aloha Vacation Villas, we list our prices directly on our website so that you know exactly how much you’ll be paying for one of our vacation rentals. And, if you ever have any questions during the process, you can always get in touch with our friendly support staff that will be more than happy to help you find a Kapalua Bay villa that aligns with your needs and budget.

A Variety of Amenities

We know that you may find it difficult to track down a vacation rental that offers the amenities you need to make your next trip to Maui truly unforgettable. With amenities not found elsewhere, like substantial golf discounts, complimentary parking, and grocery delivery service, we do everything in our power to ensure that you worry less about small stressors so that you can enjoy all that Maui has to offer.

Useful Info

Although locating a villa that suits your needs may be easy for some, planning your trip might prove harder than expected. This is one of the reasons why we offer a wealth of useful information directly on our website. From the best food in Maui and can’t-miss hiking spots, to learning more about the islands of Hawaii, we constantly strive to offer the most in useful resources for our visitors.

These are just a few of the ways that you can receive the most in knowledge and value when working with Aloha Vacation Villas. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would simply like to learn more about how we can help you get the most for your money, then get in touch with our team of friendly professionals today.

Rarely do people visit Hawaii to embark on several hikes throughout their trip. However, Hawaii is home to a number of picturesque hikes that will leave you stunned by the overgrowth of native foliage and abundance of wildlife. If you are a hiker that also enjoys a fair share of rest and relaxation, Kapalua is the perfect tropical destination for you. That’s why, in today’s post, we will be looking at a few of Maui’s top hiking spots so that you will have a better understanding of the many trailheads available to outdoor enthusiasts. While these hiking locations are not within the regions of Kapalua, they can be traveled to easily by car or shuttle.

Aloha Vacation Villas is the leading luxury villa rental company for both small and large groups alike. With more than 50 properties scattered throughout Kapalua, customers can choose from a variety of Kapalua Bay rentals with ease. Not only can you find every available vacation rental listing directly on our website, we also make it incredibly easy to find your ideal luxury villa with our intuitive filtering tools. Customers can sort our vacation rental listings by size, average rating, number of bathrooms, and so much more for the most in search convenience. If you would like to learn more about some of the best hiking areas surrounding Kapalua, read more on the subject below.

Waihee Ridge Trail

If you are in the mood for a moderately difficult hike that rewards travelers with views of an incredible waterfall, Waihee Ridge Trail is the hike for you. While the initial uphill climb can be difficult for many hikers, Waihee Ridge Trail eventually tapers off where hikers can witness breathtaking views of Maui. Since Waihee Ridge Trail is a four-mile out and back hike, you should consider bringing plenty of water, snacks, and a jacket if you are expecting rainy weather. You should also be prepared to get your feet wet, as frequent rains can cause the trail to become muddy, which could be a potential hazard if you are not equipped with a proper pair of hiking shoes.

Iao Valley State Park

Those who love the feeling of being surrounded by towering mountains and an overgrowth of vegetation will find comfort in hiking throughout Iao Valley State Park. With several hiking trails, visitors can choose their own adventure while experiencing the tropical climate of Hawaii. If you decide to hike through Iao Valley State Park, consider trekking through the park’s Ethnobotanical Loop that showcases some of Hawaii’s native plant life. With more than 4,000 acres of territory, and nearly 10-miles of hiking trails, there is plenty to see at Iao Valley State Park. Most notably, hikers come to Iao State Park to get a glimpse of the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot peak with an incredibly steep mountainside. Parking starts at five dollars per car, so be sure to bring extra cash if you plan on hiking through the Iao Valley wilderness.

West Maui Forest Reserve

While Iao Valley State Park is located within the West Maui Forest Reserve, there are a number of trails within the reserve worth discovering. For example, located in the Southern region of West Maui Forest Reserve lies Lahaina Pali Trail, a strenuous 10-mile hike that offers the most stunning views of Maui as well as its surrounding islands. Lahaina Pali Trail may not be suitable for everyone, however, its travelers will gain nearly 1,600 feet of elevation in less than three miles of hiking. To make your hike as enjoyable as possible, consider bringing an excess of water and food, as the Lahaina Pali Trail hike can take several hours to traverse.

If you would like to learn more about the many different hiking trails located throughout Maui, we suggest using one of the several hiking websites found online when planning which trailheads you would like to hike most. However, if you are looking for the leading vacation rental company in Kapalua, visit Aloha Vacation Villas’ website today. We make it easy for customers to locate their dream villa rental, and are always available to assist you if you require more information before booking your reservation. We look forward to speaking with you, and can’t wait for you to experience all that Kapalua has to offer!

While Hawaii is known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear water, there are many other activities around Kapalua where visitors can enjoy peace and tranquility away from larger crowds. If snorkeling or lounging on one of Kapalua’s many beaches is not for you, the good news is that there are boundless areas surrounding Kapalua that are waiting to be explored. In today’s blog, we will be looking at three of Kapalua’s lesser known attractions so that you can find the sense of calm that you have been searching for.

If you are traveling to Hawaii but are considering your lodging options, view the most luxurious villa rentals currently available on Aloha Vacation Villa’s website today. With a number of properties to choose from, we make it incredibly easy for families and individuals to find the luxury vacation rental of their dreams. With amenities like full kitchens, multiple bedrooms, and spacious patios, our Kapalua Bay rentals offer the most in convenience that resorts around the island simply cannot match. To learn about some of the lesser trafficked areas of Kapalua while planning your next Hawaiian escape, continue reading more on the subject below.

Maunalei Arboretum

Discovered by hiking along Mahana Ridge Trail, Maunalei Arboretum is an expansive forest that was planted by DT Fleming himself. While Maunalei Arboretum is accompanied by a hike spanning several miles, few make the effort to hike deeply into Hawaii’s lush forests. While hiking along Mahana Ridge Trail, you will be able to view native plants and wildlife while being enveloped by Hawaii’s dense foliage. Since no vehicles are allowed near the trailhead, it is a good idea to carry an adequate amount of water, snacks, and suitable clothing. Since inclement weather can sometimes be unexpected, you should also consider checking weather conditions before embarking on this daylong hike.

Napili Park

One of Kapalua’s lesser known parks, Napili Park is a great location for both families and individuals to enjoy a day of fun while soaking up the sunshine. Home to a baseball field, walking paths, soccer fields, and tennis courts, Napili Park offers the most in physical activity. Above all else, individuals visiting Napili Park seem to love its disc golf course most. Players will have to navigate through wooded areas and rolling hills while taking part in this five-basket course, and will enjoy picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean while competing against their friends.

Honokeana Bay

If you are looking for the best spot in Kapalua to view turtles while snorkeling in the warm waters of the Pacific, pay a visit to the quiet Honokeana Bay. Access to Honokeana Bay is limited, and can only be entered by climbing over rocky terrain, which makes it unsuitable for children and older individuals with impairments. This seldom visited cove is overrun with sea turtles that can be observed along the rocks or while snorkeling. Visitors who are looking to escape some of the crowded beaches of Kapalua will love Honokeana Bay for its seclusion and abundance of marine wildlife.

Kapalua Zipline

One of the best ways to see all of Kapalua is by taking a guided zipline tour offered by Kapalua Ziplines. Available as a five-line, six-line, or seven-line tour, Kapalua Ziplines offered unmatched views of the island while guests experience the wonderment of flight. If you happen to be traveling to Kapalua in the summer, consider Kapalua Zipline’s moonlight zipline, a special tour that allows guests to experience breathtaking views of Kapalua during the starry night. Zipliners will even have the chance to walk across the tallest and longest suspension bridge in all of Hawaii during their guided tour, making this a can’t miss opportunity adrenaline junkies.

The activities listed above are ideal for those who are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle that resorts generally experience. There are a number of hidden gems located throughout Kapalua, so outlining your trip before visiting is one of the best ways that you can take advantage of all that Hawaii has to offer. If you are looking for the top vacation rental company in Kapalua, browse Aloha Vacation Villas today. Our Kapalua Bay rentals offer the most in both quality and price, and are available year-round for the convenience of our customers. Contact our staff today to learn more!

Hawaii is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the entire world. While many choose to soak up the rays on their beach towel, there are some individuals who would rather spend their time in the warm waters of Kapalua. Luckily, there are a number of spots around Kapalua that are ideal for snorkeling and observing marine wildlife. That’s why, in today’s article, we will take a look at some of the best spots around the island for snorkeling enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the wonders of the Pacific Ocean.

If you are planning your next tropical getaway in Hawaii, consider Kapalua as your vacation destination! Aloha Vacation Villas offers a variety of luxury vacation rentals at a price point you will love. From cozy one-bedroom condos to sprawling three-bedroom retreats, our Kapalua Bay rentals are suitable for both individuals and families alike. With more than 50 different luxury rentals to choose from, Aloha Vacation Villas make it easy for you to find a property of your liking when planning your next trip to Hawaii. To learn about some of the can’t miss snorkeling spots around Kapalua, read more below!

Molokini Crater

Known for its abundance of marine wildlife, Molokini Crater is a notorious snorkeling and scuba diving location. While you cannot get to Molokini on your own, there are several snorkeling tours that take guests out to sea to experience hundreds of marine species. Interestingly enough, the Molokini Crater was not established as a Marine Life Conservation District until 1977. This ruling made Molokini a state seabird sanctuary, which restricts individuals from stepping foot onto its land. However, there are plenty of marine species such as parrotfish, moray eels, and yellow tang that can be observed up close underwater.

Napili Bay

If you are wanting to snorkel along a reef located near one of Kapalua’s top beaches, consider visiting Napili Bay for your next snorkeling adventure. Located near the Napili Bay Resort, the sandy beaches of Napili Bay are located less than 100 feet from a popular reef that is home to a variety of marine wildlife. Napili Bay is the perfect snorkeling destination for beginners as its waters are shallow and its waves are calm. With a max depth of eight feet and an incredibly convenient entry point, Napili Bay is one of the more trafficked areas due to its accessibility.

Honolua Bay

Another one of Kapalua’s Marine Life Conservation Districts, Honolua Bay is home to calm waters and an incredibly dense population of marine wildlife. Located near Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, Honolua Bay features an immense area of coral that is home to hundreds of different marine species like parrotfish, turtles, hawkfish, and much more. While this is a moderately popular area, there are no lifeguards on duty at Honolua Bay, so it is always best to take caution when snorkeling in this gorgeous area. It is also important to note that there are no nearby restaurants, so consider packing a picnic if you plan on snorkeling Honolua Bay over the course of a day.

Kapalua Bay

A hot spot for snorkeling that is located near Kapalua Coastal Trail, Kapalua Bay is graced by white sands and easy snorkeling. Since Kapalua Bay features two unique reefs, the waters are extremely calm making this the ideal snorkeling spot for beginners. Kapalua Bay is easily accessible, as there is a parking lot nearby that welcomes beach guests daily. While swimming along either of the two reefs located in Kapalua Bay, you can expect to see marine species like parrotfish, hawkfish, and even crustaceans! If you plan on visiting Kapalua Bay for your next snorkeling expedition, consider arriving at the beach fairly early as its nearby parking lot fills up with visitors quickly.

While these are just four of the many popular snorkeling destinations located around the island, you should consider researching the difficulty of each snorkeling spot beforehand so that you can make an informed decision based on your skill level. To learn more about Kapalua, or to find an affordable luxury rental for your next Hawaiian getaway, visit Aloha Vacation Villa’s website today! We list all of our available Kapalua Bay rentals online so that individuals and families alike can find a luxury villa that suits their needs.

Music is a powerful tool for bringing people together from different parts of the world. A unique form of art, music has the power to influence and shape culture while unifying individuals from all walks of life. Hawaiian music, for example, conveys the laid-back lifestyle that many know and love. In fact, music is so prominent in Hawaii that there are several instruments that originate from the island, such as the ukulele. That’s why, in today’s blog, we will talk about some of the most notorious Hawaiian musicians while highlighting some of their greatest pieces of work.

If you are planning on traveling to Maui and are looking for the most luxurious villa rentals in Kapalua Bay, view Aloha Vacation Villas’ website today. We have several luxury villas to choose from that all offer a wide range of amenities. Best of all, our Kapalua Bay rentals are designed to accommodate both individuals and families alike. Not only do we offer the widest selection of villa rentals in Kapalua, we even equip your villa rental of choice with the amenities you will need while you enjoy your stay. From washers and dryers to full kitchens, our Kapalua Bay rentals are loaded with features that you will love. If you are planning your next trip to Hawaii and are looking for a high-end villa rental offering the most for your money, look no further than Aloha Vacation Villas.

A Brief History of Hawaiian Music

In the late 1700s, immigrants from around the world brought their musical influence to the island of Hawaii. With varying styles of song came a diverse offering of musical instruments like the guitar, and what is now known as the ukulele. In fact, the origins of the ukulele can be traced back to Portuguese immigrants who brought a small, stringed guitar with them known as a braguinha. The ukulele would later give Hawaii its notorious sound from the unique four-stringed instrument. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when Hawaii began to develop their own sound and style of music. This was an important moment in Hawaiian history, as the 1930s marked the beginning of the golden age of Hawaiian music.

Legendary Hawaiian Musicians

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

One of the most notorious Hawaiian musicians of all time, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, or Iz for short, is known for his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.” Nicknamed Braddah Iz, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was revered as a Hawaiian activist whose main goal was to promote the independence of not only Hawaiian citizens, but Hawaii as a whole. This message can be heard throughout his discography, which changed many people’s view of what it actually means to be Hawaiian. Due to Iz’s weight problems throughout his life, he died in 1997 when he was just 38 years old. However, Iz’s music, as well as his legacy, lives on in Hawaiian culture today.   

Alfred Apaka

Born in 1919, Alfred Apaka is a Hawaiian musician that is noted as one of the most influential musicians in Hawaiian history. Although he professionally recorded music for less than 10 years, Apaka was able to make a great deal of impact on Hawaiian culture in a very short period of time. After touring along the Pacific coast, Apaka was signed to Decca Records where he worked with legendary musician Bing Crosby. Though he began to gain notoriety in the early 1950s, he died shortly thereafter at the young age of 40. His album titled “The Immortal Hawaiian” pays tribute to his legacy by offering some of Apaka’s greatest hits to listeners.

Don Ho

Most known for his hit titled, “Tiny Bubbles,” Don Ho was a Hawaiian legend whose musical career began to skyrocket in the 1960s. Along with a number of hits that charted for nearly a year straight, Don Ho was also a TV personality. Making cameos on shows like The Brady Bunch and Batman, Don Ho’s superstardom later propelled him into receiving his own show in the 1970s that was called “The Don Ho Show.”  Ho later suffered from heart failure in 2007, but his legacy lives on to this day.

Gabby Pahinui

One of the greatest slack-key guitarists to come from Hawaii, Gabby Pahinui is a Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame member with a discography that exemplifies his importance in Hawaiian culture. Growing up in Honolulu, Pahinui worked during his childhood years to help his family. Pahinui would later go on to form the “Gabby Band” in the 1970s, and release four subsequent albums that solidified his place in Hawaiian musical history. A Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Pahinui’s sound can still be heard in Hawaiian music today.

Though these are just four prominent artists to originate from Hawaii, there is an endless amount of musical talent that has helped shape the overall sound and feel of Hawaiian music. Music has played a major role in how Hawaiian culture has grown and developed, and continues to remain as a focal point of Hawaiian tradition.

If you are ready to experience the laid-back music and lifestyle of Hawaii, and are considering visiting Maui, contact Aloha Vacation Villas today. With numerous luxury villa rentals to choose from, we are confident that we have the perfect Kapalua Bay villa rental to fit your needs. If you would like to learn more about our available luxury rentals, or have any additional questions or concerns, reach out to our friendly staff today!

Are you planning your dream getaway to Hawaii? If so, then you’ve probably started looking for the best vacation villa rentals at a cost that falls within your price range, while also offering you the leading amenities to make your trip truly unforgettable. However, before you book a room at an overcrowded resort, consider getting in touch with Maui’s best vacation villa rental service at Aloha Vacation Villas. Having rented countless Kapalua Bay villas to both individuals and adults alike, we are confident that you will be able to easily find the Hawaiian vacation rental of your dreams from the comfort of your own home.

At Aloha Vacation Villas, we strive to offer the highest quality service possible, and that starts by helping all of our customers find the vacation rental of their dreams. We know that no two individuals’ needs are the same, which is why we continue to provide our customers with a broad selection of vacation rentals that range in both size and amenities. If you are interested in learning more about why you should consider renting your Kapalua Bay villa from Aloha Vacation Villas, then continue reading more on the subject below. 

The Latest Properties

While many vacation rental companies feature a select few rentals to choose from, Aloha Vacation Villas is constantly adding new Kapalua Bay villas to our online rental database. In fact, we currently offer more than 50 vacation rentals to choose from so that you can easily find a property that not only meets, but exceeds your needs. To learn more about our full selection of Hawaiian vacation rentals to choose from, browse our vacation rentals page today!

Quality Information

If you are currently searching for the best Hawaiian vacation rentals at an affordable price, then you are more than likely also searching for things to do and see during your trip to Maui. However, many vacation rental websites are only concerned about maximizing their bottom line while providing little to no additional value to their customers. This is one of the reasons why we have a number of educational resources designed to help you plan your trip before you visit Maui. From our extensive blog covering the must-see spots in Maui to our page dedicated to the best restaurants in Kapalua and the surrounding area, everything that you need to know can be found directly on our website!

We hope that you enjoyed learning about how we work to provide our customers with the most in service, knowledge, and value! If you are interested in learning more about any of our properties, or if you would simply like to speak with one of our friendly representatives, then consider visiting our website today or calling us at 877-854-9070 today! As Kapalua’s best online vacation rental service, we are confident that you will be able to find the perfect vacation villa for your needs that fits within your budget. Get in touch with us today to learn more. We look forward to helping you experience the perfect tropical getaway!

Hawaii is a unique vacation destination for visitors as there are eight different islands to choose from that all offer different things to do and see. From endless beaches to overgrown hiking trails, there is something for everyone to experience while visiting Hawaii. That’s why, in today’s blog, we will highlight the eight islands of Hawaii while discussing the island’s characteristics and history.

If you are ready to plan your Hawaiian getaway and are looking for the finest vacation villas available in Kapalua, contact our team of professionals at Aloha Vacation Villas. With a variety of Kapalua Bay villas to choose from, we offer luxury villa rentals for both families and individuals alike. To learn more about the eight islands of Hawaii, continue reading more below.


Niihau is one of the most unique islands in all of Hawaii. Also known as “The Forbidden Island,” Niihau is restricted to most individuals that visit Hawaii. In fact, Niihau is also restricted to residents of other Hawaiian islands. The history of Niihau dates back to the 1860s, when the island was purchased by the Sinclair’s. One of the stipulations that were put into place when the Sinclair family purchased Niihau was that only Niihauans could occupy the island. To this day, the rule still holds true where you can find as little as 30 people inhabiting the 70-square-mile island. While Niihau is technically off-limits to tourists and local Hawaiians, some individuals can take private tours of the island after paying the right price.


Nicknamed the “Garden Island,” Kauai is the oldest island in all of Hawaii. Kauai attracts the active tourist who is seeking adventure, as there is an endless amount of hiking, ziplining, and a variety of other outdoor activities worth considering. From overgrown cliffsides to breathtaking waterfalls, there is never a dull moment while exploring Kauai. Kauai is also home to some of the best Hawaii regional cuisine, a highly specialized style of cooking that utilizes the islands fruits, vegetables, fish, and cattle to create a delicious offering of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.


Oahu is the third largest island in Hawaii, and is home to some of the most popular beaches. Tourists visiting Oahu can experience the vastness of the island by taking one of the many offered helicopter tours. If you feel more daring, however, you can experience the thrill of flight by going skydiving above the island. If you prefer a laid-back day of lounging by the ocean, you can visit Waikiki, one of the most famous beaches in all of Hawaii. Home to Honolulu, the state’s capital, you can be sure that you will never run out of fun activities to fill your day with while you enjoy your vacation.


The second biggest island in Hawaii, Maui is where Hawaii regional cuisine originated. Since then, the surrounding islands of Hawaii have been able to adopt the outstanding style of cooking that uses fresh ingredients local to Hawaii. Maui is also home to Kapalua Bay, and D.T. Fleming Beach, which we have covered extensively in our previous posts of things to do in Kapalua. With plenty of walking trails, beaches, and excellent restaurants, it’s no wonder that Maui is repeatedly voted as the best island in the United States. If you are looking for the perfect location to experience all that Hawaii has to offer, Maui is a clear frontrunner.


Molokai is the fifth biggest island in Hawaii and sports some of the tallest sea cliffs in the entire world! There are plenty of fun activities for visitors to experience like snorkeling, hiking, swimming, and more. Since Molokai offers moderate temperatures year round, there is never a bad time to visit the lush island. For tourists that love trekking deep into the wilderness, Molokai is home to Halawa Valley, a moderate hike that is home to gorgeous views and towering waterfalls. For this reason, Molokai is one of the best islands to visit if the seclusion that comes from nature is something that interests you.


One of the less trafficked islands in Hawaii, Lanai is ideal for visitors who are looking for solitude in a tropical paradise. While Lanai is home to luxury lodging, it is also known for its backroad adventures and offroading tours. Not only is Lanai known for its outdoor tours, it also features three of the highest rated golf courses in all of Hawaii. Manele Golf Course has been graced by some of golf’s greatest athletes as it’s challenging holes are accompanied by beautiful oceanside views. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of some of the major Hawaiian islands, Lanai is the perfect choice for your needs.


What once was home to a bombing site for the United States military is now an uninhabitable island that is restricted to the public. Kahoolawe is the smallest of the Hawaiian islands, and can only be visited during volunteer opportunities to restore the island’s natural vegetation. Choosing to volunteer on the island of Kahoolawe is a brave task, as the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission has repeatedly stated that the island and its surrounding waters are home to unexploded ordnance from when it was a bombing range for the United States military. If you are seeking to restore Kahoolawe’s habitat, consider learning more about its available volunteer opportunities.

The Island of Hawaii

Rightfully nicknamed the “Big Island,” The Island of Hawaii is the largest of the eight islands. A unique experience when compared to Hawaii’s seven other islands, The Island of Hawaii lets visitors experience every type of climate as it is home to sunshine, snow, volcanoes, and tropical forests. One of the most intriguing points of interest, however, is The Island of Hawaii’s Punaluu Beach. Punaluu Beach is made up of completely black sand, making it one of the most interesting beaches in all of Hawaii. With a number of volcanoes and beaches to explore, the Big Island is one of the top places to see while visiting Hawaii.

As you can see, each of Hawaii’s eight islands offer unique characteristics that attract all walks of life. If you are considering visiting Maui and are looking for the most luxurious vacation villas available for rent, look no further than Aloha Vacation Villas. Our Kapalua Bay villas are loaded with amenities such as a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and many other perks not offered at Hawaiian resorts. To learn more about any of our available properties, or if you have any additional questions or concerns, contact our friendly staff today at Aloha Vacation Villas. We look forward to speaking with you!

Weddings are one of the most special moments in an individual’s life, and as such, finding the perfect venue to accommodate you and your guests is of utmost importance. If you have considered having your wedding in a location such as Hawaii, there are several outdoor venues located around Kapalua that are home to countless weddings each year. That’s why, throughout this article, we will highlight some of the top spots in Kapalua for hosting weddings.

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The Kapalua Lawn

Located just outside of The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, the Kapalua Lawn is the perfect venue for hosting an outdoor daytime wedding. Not only is the Kapalua Lawn just a short trek to D.T. Fleming Beach, one of Kapalua’s top beaches, the Kapalua Lawn can easily accommodate up to 300 of your friends and family members. This is the perfect location for larger weddings, and will surely leave a lasting impression on all those who attend. If you are looking for sprawling green grass with expansive areas for your wedding reception, consider the Kapalua Lawn for your special day.

Kapalua Cliff House

One of the most unique venues in all of Kapalua, the Kapalua Cliff House is located outside of the Montage Kapalua Bay. The Kapalua Cliff House was built in 1940 and is the perfect intimate setting for smaller weddings, as it can seat anywhere from two to 40 guests while offering upper and lower levels for dining and relaxing. With a full kitchen, BBQ, and breathtaking beachfront views, your wedding will truly be a memory that you will never forget.

Hale Hokulani

Since Hawaii is graced with exceptional weather all year long, many love the idea of having an outdoor wedding with their friends and family. Fortunately, the Hale Hokulani is the perfect location for your outdoor wedding. Featuring an open-air structure designed to accommodate up to 150 wedding guests, the Hale Hokulani is ideal for large wedding parties. Guests will love the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean which will create a serene setting for your special day.

 These three amazing locations are all available for weddings as well as private events, and each offers their own unique characteristics that both you and your guests will love. If you would like to start planning your vacation to Hawaii today, start by viewing all of our available Kapalua Bay rentals by visiting our website! Our friendly staff is here to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have, so that you can be completely satisfied with your luxury vacation rental. Contact us today or visit us online to get started!