Kapalua at its best
KAPALUA – Just five miles north of the famous sandy beaches and resorts of Kaanapali, nestled in the western foothills of the often-misty West Maui Mountains, lies the unique resort community of Kapalua. Kapalua means “embracing the sea,” which this peaceful paradise does. The rugged, forested, misty mountain ridges sweep down over a patchwork of sculptured emerald fairways to five fabulous bays, bringing cool trade wind breezes and refreshing showers. The streets are flanked by towering Cook Pine trees and edged with hand-built blue rock walls, perfectly framing the sparkling turquoise to cobalt waters of the Pacific and the peaks of Molokai.
Kapalua includes the natural beauty of D.T. Fleming’s Maunalei Arboretum; the legendary Bay and Plantation golf courses, which are both certified Audubon sanctuaries; and a protected rain forest.
Kapalua is bound by two marine preserves. Its breathtaking, pristine, sandy, horseshoe beaches include Kapalua Bay, Dr. Beach’s first 1991 “Best Beach;” Fleming Beach, the 2006 winner; with the less-known sandy Oneloa Beach between. It also has two miles of zip-lines, the state’s longest suspension bridge, a scenic coastal path, and hiking trails with dramatic elevations and views that will leave you marveling.
With the perennially popular Ritz-Carlton Hotel at its center, the world famous resort overflows with attractions. Whether you want to be soothed by awe-inspiring natural wonders; unwind at the elegant, three-story Spa; indulge in gastronomical thrills at Pineapple Grill, Plantation House, Sansei, Banyan Tree, Merriman’s and Honolua Store; or participate in a superb range of activities at the Kapalua Adventure Center, Kapalua delights even the most discriminating.
The series of signature events begin with the season-opening PGA Tournament of Champions. The Billabong World Surfing Championship just up the road at Honolua Bay follows, with the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival taking place in June and the Celebration of the Arts in March. Kapalua Tennis Garden and the state-of-the-art instructional Kapalua Golf Academy also host events.
Not surprisingly, the real estate is of the highest quality, too.
In the early 2000s, Pineapple Hill Estates became Phase II of the already popular Pineapple Hill Kapalua development. Overlooking the gently rolling 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th fairways of the Bay Course down to the Pacific Ocean, it is a fabulous location to take in nightly sunsets and seasonal whale watching. Pineapple Hill Estates has 31 custom home-sites of approximately a half-acre within the exclusive gated community. The amenities within Pineapple Hill include two tennis courts, swimming pool, cabanas, barbecues and party pavilion. Owners also enjoy reduced rates at the Kapalua Golf Course and Tennis Garden as well as access to Kapalua Resort privileges and activities.
I have the pleasure of offering 238 Crestview Road for sale.
This is a beautiful, single-story, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, custom island home located in the prestigious Pineapple Hill Estates. The luxurious retreat has 4,121 square feet of living area and is situated on nearly a half-acre of prime Kapalua real estate. It is set up for indoor/outdoor island living, with pocket sliders seamlessly extending the spacious indoor living space right out to the expansive lanai, pool and spa. Enjoy the nightly, famous West Maui sunsets all year-round, with sweeping views of Molokai as well as a full view of Lanai. High-end, exquisite custom finishes are featured throughout, from the gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, butler’s pantry and attached wine cellar for all your entertaining needs, to the two matching, private spa-like master suites both incorporating outdoor showers.
Please call Robert Myers, R(S), direct at (808) 283-3067 or toll-free at (888) 781-3548. Be sure to check out the Interactive Kapalua Search Map under Kapalua on the Blue Banner on my website at www.mauihomesales.com. It will help you explore the homes for sale in all the areas of Kapalua.