As a first-time traveler to a place you’ve never visited before, it can become overwhelming when planning activities to fill your schedule. With so much to do and see, it can feel like you’ll never truly be able to do everything that you’d like. However, with proper planning beforehand, you can be sure that you’ll be able to see everything you’d like without stress. During part two of our “Things to Do in Kapalua” series, we’ll highlight several prominent spots around the island that you won’t want to miss out on. If you have yet to read part one of this series, consider reading both articles to find the best activities that are right for your lifestyle.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Looking for a day of relaxation and tranquility? Look no further than The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Treat yourself to a day of pampering with a loved one or by yourself and let your worries melt away. Visitors can choose from a variety of services offered such as couples massages and facials, to luxurious hot tubs and steam rooms. With a limitless amount of peaceful amenities, your mind and body will surely be put at ease, allowing you to relax and indulge in being treated like royalty. After making reservations for your treatment, you will be able to use the spa’s facility for the duration of the day including whirlpools, wet lounges, locker rooms, and more. With gorgeous views of Kapalua Bay and plenty of perks to bask in, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Mahana Ridge Trail

After a relaxing day at the spa, why not spend time exploring the island? Experience breathtaking views and the indigenous plants and wildlife that inhabit Kapalua by hiking the Mahana Ridge Trail. With nearly seven miles of wild trail, you can begin your journey along Mahana Ridge Trail at two locations; D.T. Fleming Beach Park, or at the Kapalua Golf Academy. Hikers will be amazed by the stunning views along the Mahana Ridge Trail and will be able to see Honokahua Bay in all its glory. It is advisable to wear shoes while hiking instead of flip-flops or sandals, as the Mahana Ridge Trail can become muddy at several points throughout the trail.

Kapalua Bay Beach

Located just behind The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Maui. Kapalua Bay Beach is known for its crystal clear water allowing perfect conditions for snorkeling and viewing marine wildlife. Voted “America’s Best Beach” in 1991, Kapalua Bay Beach is large enough for plenty of visitors to find a perfect spot to lay out a towel and soak up the sunshine. If you’re looking for a sense of adventure while visiting Kapalua Bay Beach, there is plenty of rental gear for snorkeling, scubaing, kayaking and more at the beach’s activity center. If you forget to bring food and drinks with you, you can order salads, sandwiches and much more from The Ritz-Carlton’s Beachhouse Cafe.  

Village Walking Trails

If you’re searching for beautiful views on Maui without hiking deep into the island, be sure to check out the Village Walking Trails. This unique network of walking paths offers a scenic alternative to some of the more rigorous trails around Maui, but still provides hikers with breathtaking views of the island. For travelers seeking seclusion along the Village Walking Trails, consider taking the Lake Loop route, where you’ll see different species of waterfowl and a picturesque lake located on the former Village Golf Course. Depending on the route you choose to take, the Village Walking Trails span from one to four miles with little to no incline, making this a great stroll for casual hikers.

Slaughterhouse Beach

For visitors looking to escape the crowds that can accumulate on some of Kapalua’s more popular beaches, check out Slaughterhouse Beach. Located on the backside of The Plantation Golf Course, Slaughterhouse Beach is home to sandy beaches and optimal snorkeling around Honolua Bay. Waves at Slaughterhouse Beach are far tamer in the summertime, but surfers and bodyboarders should be mindful of the larger swells that can form in the wintertime. If you are interested in visiting Slaughterhouse Beach, it is a good idea to arrive earlier, as there is limited street parking available to visitors.

Exploring Kapalua

The more you research all that Maui has to offer, the more you’ll begin to realize that there are many great activities, beaches, and hiking trails around Kapalua which are worth exploring. If you’re considering visiting Kapalua, get in touch with Aloha Vacation Villas. Our friendly staff is here to assist you in finding the perfect Kapalua Bay villa for your specific needs, so that you can enjoy your stay in beautiful Hawaii. Browse all our available vacation rentals by visiting our website today! We have several options to choose from varying in size and location, and price our villa rentals competitively for your convenience. Get started now by booking your luxury vacation rental today with Aloha Vacation Villas!