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If you have always wanted to visit Hawaii and you want your trip to be perfect, then you should consider what activities most interest you to determine the best time of year to plan your vacation. Aloha Vacation Villas is located in Kapalua Bay, and we are happy to share our insider’s tips with you about the ideal time of year to hike, snorkel, or sunbathe. Be sure to read to the end and then call to learn what we have to offer for your Hawaiian vacation rental.

Surfing

Whether you are a beginner surfer, or you have been an avid surfer your whole life, you know that a becalmed ocean is never enjoyable for those who want to surf. If you are hoping to come during the perfect time when the waves are breaking set after set, then you want to plan your Hawaiian trip for the winter months, especially in December and January, when the biggest waves tend to hit the north shores of all of our islands. For those of you who are true beginners, be sure to stick to the south sides of the islands, or plan your vacation during the summer months when waves are calmer.

Snorkeling and Swimming

If snorkeling and swimming are more your speed, then you definitely want to plan your Hawaiian vacation during the summer when the waters are warmer, the waves are calmer, and the skies are sunnier. These conditions all make for the best viewing experiences when you are snorkeling. In fact, you can snorkel and swim year round, but if you are looking for the ideal time to fully enjoy either of these activities, then make sure to book your trip during the summer months and call Aloha Vacation Villas to book your Hawaiian vacation rental today.

Hiking

It is no secret that Hawaii has a multitude of gorgeous hiking trails that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you want to explore the mountains, or hike near the coastline, you will find the perfect trails to enjoy. Summer is once again the best month to plan your trip if hiking is high on your list of things to do, given that there are more daylight hours and the trails tend to be drier. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen, as it does get pretty hot here during the summer.

Whale Watching

Each year, whales make the journey from Alaska to Hawaii to give birth to their calves during the winter months. The best time to plan your visit is between the months of February and April as this is peak season for them to be seen. Make sure to travel to our western shores for the best opportunities to spend your time whale watching, and don’t forget to fully charge your phone so that you can take pictures and videos to your heart’s content. 

At Aloha Vacation Villas, we know just how special your time in Hawaii will be, and that is why we want to help you make the most of it by offering the best hawaiian vacation rentals for your enjoyment. Be sure to call us today and reserve your place during the best time of year for you to visit Hawaii!

When you hear the word Hawaii, you probably immediately picture a gorgeous beach on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by lush mountains, palm trees, and exotic tropical flowers and plants. If you have never been to Hawaii, but have wondered if it’s worth the time and money to take the trip, then continue reading to learn five enticing reasons that you should visit Hawaii, and call Aloha Vacation Rentals in Kapalua Bay to reserve your Hawaiian vacation rental today.

Continue to check back on our blog posts to learn all of the experiences that Hawaii has to offer. Aloha Vacation Villas knows how important it is to be able to enjoy time with family without feeling as if you are on top of one another. This is why we offer Hawaiian vacation rentals that afford the space and amenities that you need when you’re traveling. Call today and see what we have to offer you!

The Beaches

The beach is one of our favorite spots at which to spend time, and we know that many people will agree with us that beaches are incredibly relaxing environments. Hawaii’s beaches are some of the most spectacular in the world. While there are plenty of beaches with the type of sand that you would expect to see, there are also beaches with black sand. Waianapanapa State Park has granules of sand that are pitch black and were created when the surf pounded on a fresh lava flow. If you’ve never set foot on a black sand beach, then you need to be careful if you choose to walk barefoot, as it gets much hotter than white sand.

The Culture

Hawaii has one of the most ethnically diverse populations and culture of any of the states. You will find influences from many foreign cultures in addition to the Hawaiian culture. The Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, and Spanish are just a few of the cultures that deeply influenced and shaped Hawaii into the amazing place that it is today. With all of these outside influences, you will be pleased to know that the Hawaiian culture is still alive and well. It is not uncommon to hear people speaking in Hawaiian in the grocery store, and many of the streets, cities, and beaches still retain their Hawaiian names.

The Weather

For those of you who live in places where winter can be brutal, you will probably smile when you hear that Hawaii does indeed have a winter season. While it is nothing like what you experience, you will probably notice that the natives bundle up, as 75 degrees is a little chilly for them when the average year-round temperature is 85. If you live somewhere that experiences a true winter season with lots of snow and ice, then you will enjoy our winter season in Hawaii with temperatures that will seem quite balmy in comparison.

There are countless reasons why you should visit Hawaii, and we will continue this discussion in our next post. When you are ready to come to our beautiful island, be sure to contact Aloha Vacation Villas to learn about the variety of Hawaiian vacation rentals that we offer and then reserve yours today!

Vacations are something that everyone needs, but many people choose not to take them because of the cost involved. When you have a family, the cost can be even more prohibitive. Aloha Vacation Villas understands this concern, so we have compiled a list of some of the benefits for renting a villa to help your family save money, as well as enjoy a more comfortable stay in Kapalua Bay. Continue reading to learn about these benefits and then call us to reserve your space today.

Kitchen Space

While the idea of cooking and preparing meals on your vacation might not be appealing at first, consider this — fewer meals out means more money in your pocket for other activities. Let’s face it, when you take a family out for a meal, it is never a cheap enterprise. Factor in the cost of the food, drinks, and tip, and you have a hefty ticket for just that one meal. Three meals a day, plus snacks and treats can really add up. When you choose a Hawaiian vacation rental, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the savings add up as you reduce the number of times you eat out. The money you save can be put towards other fun experiences that will create memories your whole family will treasure.

Space

Unlike hotels, your family will have room to spread out and not feel as if you are “on top of one another.” With bedrooms that are separate from the living room, you will have the space you need to unwind after a busy day of fun experiences. Family is great, and spending time together is wonderful, but so is having quiet time to yourself. A Hawaiian vacation rental through Aloha Vacation Villas offers you the benefits of both worlds – a place to be with your family, and a place to have space to yourself.

Laundry

Like meal preparation, doing laundry might be the last thing on your list, if it’s even on there, but think about it this way — access to laundry facilities means packing fewer items. Doesn’t it seem that everytime you have traveled, you have never had enough luggage space, especially after buying some souvenirs? Knowing that you will have access to a washing machine and dryer, will allow you to pack fewer clothing items which means more room for souvenirs and gifts! An additional benefit is that you won’t have to dread opening your children’s suitcases and the smells that are sure to emanate from them!

“Home”

Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Resort

Due to the very nature of a vacation rental, you will find that you feel as if you are home even though you are on vacation. In fact, you may start to feel like a local as you return to your “home” each night. Unlike a hotel, you will have a private entrance which means not having to traipse through a lobby each time you want to leave or return. Depending on the rental you choose, you could even have a private balcony, or backyard space. When you take your next vacation, make sure to create the most relaxing time possible by reserving your Hawaiian vacation rental today.

Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay knows how important your vacation time is for your family. Make sure to return home fully relaxed when you stay in one of our Hawaiian vacation rentals — your home away from home. Reserve your spot today!

In our last post, we covered a few activities that your whole family would enjoy here on Maui. Today, we will cover some more options that you should be sure to try on your next visit. Aloha Vacation Villas knows that family vacations can become expensive pretty quickly. Contact us and learn how your Hawaiian vacation rental with us will help you save money and make you feel at home during your time on the island.

Nakalele Blowhole

Nakalele Blowhole is a natural geyser on Maui’s island where seawater that is trapped in an underwater lava tube seeks a path of escape. If you visit on a day where there is a strong wind and big surf, then you might be entertained with an eruption every few minutes! Make sure to keep the sun to your back so that you can catch a glimpse of the rainbow that appears in the mist of the eruption. An even bigger bonus is that whales are frequently spotted breaching the surface near the blowhole during the months of December through May. Make sure to find dry rocks to stand on and stay a safe distance from the blowhole. For all of its natural beauty, there are dangers to be respectful of.

Black Rock Beach

Black Rock was formed from one of the last lava flows on this side of the island. Situated on the north end of Ka’anapali Beach, it is a beautiful rocky outcrop that is perfect for cliff jumping. While that phrase may make this activity sound scary, this is actually a popular activity for people of all ages. In addition to jumping into the ocean, there is ample opportunity for snorkeling and even spotting some of the famous Hawaiian sea turtles! If you have younger children, you should be aware that the water does get deep pretty quickly and they would probably have more fun playing in the surf at the edge of the sand.

Horseback Riding

Take some time to explore the mountains and experience stunning scenic trails in Maui. Whether you are an experienced rider, or this will be your first time, you are sure to enjoy yourself on any of the tours available on the island. Consider taking a ride on the west side of the island, or even one at sunset. You will be in awe at the beauty of the colors the setting sun creates as it disappears beneath the ocean. These guided tours are friendly for people of all ages, including kids.

Whale Watching

Kohol, or Humpback whales, migrate to the waters off of Maui every winter. If you have never experienced the pleasure of whale watching, then you definitely want to make time for your family to go on a whale watching tour! For the best opportunity see whales, make sure to book your trip between January and March. Humpback whales are in the waters off of Maui in the winter as this is their breeding and birthing time. This is also a time to raise their calves in safety.

With these additional activities that offer fun for the whole family, we know that you are probably getting excited about your trip to Maui. Make sure to book your Hawaiian vacation rental with Aloha Vacation Villas to get the most fun and savings from your trip.

Hawaii is paradise for couples and families alike. Today we will share with you some of the most fun family activities that you can find in Kapalua Bay. Whether your family is looking forward to swimming in the ocean, hiking the mountain trails, or experiencing local culture, we offer suggestions to cover all of these options. Continue reading to learn about some of the fun things you can do in Kapalua Bay and then call Aloha Vacation Villas to learn how one of our rentals can benefit your family.

Snorkeling

The Molokini Crater is one of only three volcanic calderas in the world, which makes this snorkeling trip an absolute must on your list of activities to do. There is incredible underwater marine life that is easy to see due to the excellent visibility and water quality in this area. You and your children will be amazed at the beauty of the thriving coral reef that is situated in the center of Molokini, protecting it completely from the ocean waves. There are a number of snorkeling tour companies to choose from when your family is ready to visit this popular tourist destination.

Hiking

Depending on the age of your children, a hike in Iao Valley State Park might be the perfect choice, but if you have younger children, we suggest that you book a Maui Treasure Hunt. This is a hike designed for kids that includes family hiking, swimming in a private lagoon, and searching for pirate booty with a special treasure map. This activity is designed for families with children five years of age and older, as it is three hours long. Make sure to carve out time during your family trip for this fun bonding experience, and don’t forget your camera!

Luau 

Nothing speaks to Hawaiian culture like the luau. In ancient Hawaii, men and women did not eat together, but King Kamehameha II removed all of the religious laws that forbade this. In a symbolic act, he ate with women and this began the tradition of the first luau parties. Make sure to plan on attending one of the events at the Old Lahaina Luau. Your family will have the opportunity to experience some of the aspects of traditional Hawaiian culture, such as ceremonies, crafts, and foods. Some of the traditional foods that you can expect to enjoy are Haupia, Kalua pork, poi, and poke. In fact, the pork is cooked in the traditional Hawaiian underground oven known as an Imu. Experience the thrill of fire dancing and the beauty of the hula as you watch professional dancers tell stories of the ocean and creation through dance.

Hawaii has so many things to offer, and your family is sure to find a wealth of activities to choose from, and we have gathered just a few suggestions of fun activities for you to learn about. When you are ready to plan your family vacation to Hawaii, make sure to contact Aloha Vacation Villas and see how we can help with your Hawaiian vacation rentals.

Hawaii’s cuisine is composed of distinct styles of food which come from the history of both how the islands were settled, as well as immigration. The dishes reflect influences from European, American, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Puerto Rican, and Portuguese cultures, as well as their roots in Polynesia. Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay helps you to plan your perfect trip by providing information and tips so that you can get the most from your Maui vacation. Today we will look at some of the most unique regional foods that you must try on your next visit. Be sure to call us today to reserve your spot at one of our beautiful rentals!

Main Ingredients

Some of the ingredients that are spotlighted in Hawaiian cuisine are unique not only to the dishes they help to flavor, but even in their other, non-edible uses. The primary ingredients that you will see you used in many creative ways are taro, breadfruit, candle nut, coconut, Polynesian arrowroot, Ti, Winged bean, and Jicama.

Taro

Taro is a popular plant that can be used to make poi, as well as taro starch or flour. Poi is a Hawaiian staple made from ground taro and commonly served with kalua roast pork. It has a paste-like consistency that is sweet in flavor. Consumption of taro is primarily the leaves and corm. It must be cooked, however, because it is toxic in its raw form. In addition to being edible, it is also sometimes sold as an ornamental aquatic plant.

Breadfruit

Breadfruit is actually a species of flowering tree. Its name comes from the texture of the moderately ripe fruit when it is cooked, which is similar to freshly baked bread and has a potato-like flavor. A common way that it is prepared is for it to be mixed with coconut milk and baked in banana leaves. The wood of the breadfruit tree is lightweight and resistant to termites and shipworms, which makes it perfect for use in constructing outrigger canoes. The pulp from the wood can also be used to make paper.

Candle Nut

While you may not be familiar with the name, you are probably more familiar with its more common name, Kukui. The nuts come from the kukui nut tree. The name candle nut is well earned, as they can be burned to provide light. Each nut will actually burn for about 15 minutes. The Hawaiians would make leis from the shells, flowers, and leaves of the tree. The ink from charred nuts was used in tattoos and a varnish could be made from the oil. They are also the main ingredient in a traditional Hawaiian condiment known as ‘inamona. ‘Inamona is used in Hawaiian dishes such as poke and occasionally in sushi.

Coconut

Coconuts have traveled around the world and even been immortalized in songs. Few people are still strangers as to what the coconut is, or how it is enjoyed. Since we are writing about Hawaiian foods, let us share with you how it used in this region of the world. One of the most common dishes in Hawaiian cuisine is coconut pudding which is call haupia and is a staple at every luau. The seeds of the coconut tree provide oil for frying, while the white fleshy part can be used to cook delicious desserts such as macaroons. 

Polynesian Arrowroot

Polynesian Arrowroot is part of the yam family. The tubers contain starch which in Polynesian culture, is typically prepared into a flour to make a variety of puddings. The flour is mixed with mashed taro, or breadfruit and then mixed with coconut cream to prepare the puddings. A local favorite in Hawaii is haupia. The starch can also be used to stiffen fabrics, which is important when weaving those fabrics together to create mats.

Ti

Not to be confused with tea plant, the Ti plant is actually part of the asparagus family. Its starchy rhizomes are actually very sweet once the plant has reached maturity. In Hawaii, the rhizomes are fermented and distilled to make a liquor called okolehao. The ancient Hawaiians believed that it had great spiritual power and only the high priests or chiefs were allowed to wear the leaves around their necks during certain rituals. The leaves would also be planted at the corners of homes to ward off ghosts or evil spirits.

Winged Bean

The winged bean loves to grow where it is hot and humid, making Hawaii a perfect place for it to thrive. Its leaves can be eaten just like spinach, and its flowers can be used in salads. In fact, if you do not have spinach, there’s no need to run to the store as you can simply use cooked winged bean leaves in the same way you’d use spinach leaves. If you are using the leaves raw, then younger leaves would better than older.

Jicama

Jicama was brought over to Hawaii from Spanish colonialists. It is sometimes called a Mexican yam bean, or a Mexican turnip, but it actually belongs to the bean family. Hawaiian cuisine embraced this food and you can find it in a number of dishes. Due to its consistency, when cut into matchstick slices, it will provide a water chestnut-like crunch and possess a savory apple flavor. Jicama can be used in salads, soups, and stir-fry dishes. The seeds of the jicama actually contain a toxin which is used to poison insects and fish.

It is always interesting to learn about foods that have become such an integral part of our island nation’s culture. We hope that you learned some new and interesting facts about these foods and are looking forward to trying them in some of our native dishes when you visit Kapalua Bay in Maui. Make sure to check back on our blog where we will look at popular regional dishes. Aloha Vacation Villas wants to help you plan your perfect vacation. Call and reserve your spot today!

Hawaii is paradise. A more simple and true statement was never made. With its balmy ocean breezes and tempting azure waters, it is a paradise for those who love to surf, swim, and snorkel. The mountain peaks enshrouded in fog call to hikers, rock climbers, and explorers. The warm sandy beaches and colorful foliage invite beachgoers to stay and relax. No matter what your favorite activity is, Hawaii offers something for everyone. Kapalua Bay Rentals love introducing others to the paradise we call home, as well as welcoming returning visitors. Today we will look at the top six excursions that everyone should make time to enjoy when visiting the great island of Maui.

1. Napili Bay

This coastal area is surrounded by full-time residents and vacation communities alike. Napili is a well-kept secret as it remains a sleepy little area located between the busier areas of West Maui and Lahaina. This is an immensely popular spot for snorkeling with the beautiful Green Sea Turtles that call Hawaii home. Don’t worry about stuffing fins and snorkels into your suitcase though, there is a rental booth nearby for your convenience.

2. Farmer’s Market

One of the best things to take advantage of when you are on vacation is the ability to try new foods, especially ones that are representative of the area you are visiting! There are two farmers’ markets for your shopping pleasure. The Napili Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It is well-known for its all-local produce such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. The Honokowai Farmers’ Market is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Not only can you find delicious fruits and vegetables here, but many vendors also offer samples.

3. Gazebo Restaurant

The Gazebo is a West Maui breakfast institution. This restaurant prepares the most heavenly macadamia nut pancakes that you will ever enjoy. Compared to other local breakfast restaurants, it is also much more reasonably priced. With its growing popularity, you may have to wait for a table, but with the gorgeous ocean view, and coffee served while you wait, we know that you’ll agree with us that it was worth the wait!

4. Slack-Key Guitar Show

For those of you who may not know, slack-key guitar is a fingerstyle genre of guitar music that actually originated in Hawaii. Essentially, the tuning is achieved by slacking one or more of the strings until together, they form a single chord, usually G major. Stop by the Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion for a chance to hear world-renowned Hawaiian slack-key guitarist, George Kahumoku Jr. You will not be disappointed!

5. Maui Brew Co.

Maui Brewing Company began in 2005 by selling their beers wholesale. They eventually opened their brewpub in Kahana. Not only have they achieved international success, but they have a brewery and tasting room in Kihei. Their happy hour is one that you do not want to miss. Their specials include $1.00 off beer, $3.00 off cocktails, and ½ priced house-made specialties. Happy hour is daily, and if you wear one of their many MBC logo shirts or hats on Wednesdays, you get to enjoy $2.00 off their beer all day long!  

6. Honolua Bay & Marine Preserve

Honolua Bay is the focal point for the conservation district and offers wonderful surfing opportunities for experienced surfers, snorkeling and jaw-dropping views from Lipoa Point. In addition, it also has one of the most beautifully colored beach landscapes in the Hawaiian islands. If you prefer to take in the view from Lipoa Point, you might also get to enjoy watching any surfers catching the break and at the close of the day, there is always a gorgeous Maui sunset to take in. Call Kapalua Bay Villas today to reserve your vacation spot and let us share with you even more details to help make your trip to Maui the best yet!

 

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!