West Maui coastal towns

The real estate professionals at Advantage Maui Real Estate can assist you in finding just the right condo, single family home or vacation rental investment in the Maui resort area best suited for your needs and interests.

Let’s start by exploring the most popular resort areas of West Maui in Lahaina, Ka‘anapali, Napili-Honokowai, and Kapalua.

Following information on each of the West Maui resort areas, you’ll find general information on restaurants, beaches and parks, shopping, schools, churches and synagogues, and urgent care centers in West Maui.



Lahaina is a bustling waterfront town packed with visitors from around the world year round and is considered the center of Maui! Front Street is home to leading art galleries, some of Hawaii’s most excellent restaurants, boutiques and cafés. Sunset cruises and other water excursions depart from Lahaina Harbor daily.

Real estate varies from entry-level homes to high-end beachfront estates – and everything in between. Browse home listings in Lahaina.

There are a variety of condominiums available in the Lahaina area including furnished or unfurnished oceanfront or mountain views, low-rise and high-rise, garden variety and sleek, ultra-modern condos in all sizes – studio, one, two and three bedroom plus with amenities that can include pools, bbq grills on site, sports courts, picnic tables, etc.

Driving north from Lahaina you’ll find the very popular area of:


You’ll find this popular area family-friendly with the world famous white sand Ka‘anapali beach the focal point. The popular resort strip of Ka‘anapali features world class golf, luxurious, high end resorts, excellent restaurants and exclusive shopping opportunities for those who want to be in the center of the action!

Real estate opportunities range from beachfront condominiums to single family homes and gated communities all offering luxury resort living in the land of Aloha!

Ka‘anapali Golf Resort is home to two outstanding and very popular golf courses:

The Royal Ka‘anapali Golf Course – 18 hole, par 71,  with the following amenities – Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Golf Lounge and Snack Bar
The Ka‘anapali Kai Course – 18 hole, par 70, with the following amenities – Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Golf Lounge and Snack Bar

A little farther up the road lie the condo-filled beach towns of Napili-Honokowai, Kahana and Kapalua:


Perfectly nestled along the coast, Napili is most recognized for the beach at Napili Bay which is famous for some of the best snorkeling on Maui and the green Hawaiian sea turtles. Featuring a quaint resort-style community with oceanfront Napili properties and affordable Honokowai condominiums, the area offers an unparalleled lifestyle with easy access to championship golf courses, world-class beaches and so much more! Browse condominium and home listings in Napili and Honokowai.


Kahana offers a variety of low-rise and mid-level oceanfront, ocean view and mountain view condos in studio, one, two and three bedroom units each with its own amenities, most with Internet access. Amenities at the various condo resorts may include pools, bbq’s, work-out or fitness areas, some feature washer and dryers and more.


The upscale and elegant Kapalua is a 23,000 acre resort that provides one of the most incredible landscapes and vacation environments on the island of Maui. You’ll find this resort set on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains, stretching down to the sea overlooking beautiful bays. The resort features world renowned golf at the Bay Course and Plantation Course, breathtaking white sand beaches, hiking trails, spas, fine dining and more.

Real estate offerings include oceanfront, oceanview and mountainview single family homes and condominiums.  The recently opened high-end, luxury Montage Kapalua Bay Resort (which was formerly branded The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences at Kapalua Bay) sits among 24 acres of beachfront gardens and features one to four bedroom condos, an outdoor pool area with poolside bar, a day spa, restaurant and gift shop.

Kapalua features two world class golf courses:

The Bay Course at Kapalua is the older of the two courses – 18 Holes, Par 72 with the following amenities: Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Restaurant
The Plantation Course at Kapalua – 18 Holes, Par 73 with the following amenities: Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Restaurant

Miscellaneous information for the West Maui area:


So many to choose from – we’ve put together a partial list to get you started!

West Maui moderate price restaurants

Star Noodle – Asian shared plates, noodle dishes & sake cocktails in an airy, light, wood-trimmed space
Mala Ocean Tavern – Intimate locale on the beach features Pacific Rim & Mediterranean dishes, plus a variety of wines.
Kimo’s – Relaxed seafood spot with harbor views features local seafood, prime rib & famous Hula Pie dessert.
Leilani’s on the Beach – Beachside eatery known for its seafood-driven menu, tropical drinks & family-friendly vibe.
Duke’s Beach House – Honua Kai Resort’s open-air beach eatery offers island menus, surfer decor, tiki torches & vistas.
Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill – Big, lively bar & grill offering Hawaiian food & umbrella drinks, with live music, DJs & billiards.
Java Jazz & Soup Nutz – Cafe & coffee shop offers Hawaiian java, jumbo portions of eclectic fare, quirky decor & live music.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar – Inventive, colorful sushi dishes are served in a festive, colorful space with weekend karaoke.

West Maui fine dining, expensive restaurants

Lahaina Grill – Historic, art-filled space for elegantly plated seafood, steak & Hawaiian specialties with wine.
Gerard’s Restaurant – Plantation Inn restaurant serving locally inspired French fare in romantic, indoor-outdoor setting.
Merriman’s Maui – Renowned oceanfront restaurant features seafood and farm-to-table cuisine in an elegant setting with views.
Plantation House Restaurant – Hawaiian eatery on the Plantation Golf Course offers views from the 19th hole & elegant island fare.


Following you’ll see a partial list of the popular beaches and parks located along the West Maui Coast.

Kaanapali Beach features a 3 mile stretch of beach that is a very popular snorkeling area. No life guards.

D.T. Fleming Beach Park is a quiet, out-of-the-way beach, a great beach for families to enjoy with life guards, bbq areas, restrooms and grassy areas.

Wahikuli State Park is a great place to enjoy a beach barbecue with friends and family but not best for small children. Public restroom facilities, barbecue grills, picnic tables, grassy areas. No lifeguards.

Alii Kahekili Beach Park is also known as Kahekili Beach, Airport Beach and North Ka’anapali Beach. This scenic beach offers lots in the way of facilities but has steep drop-offs, not best for small children. Public restroom facilities, barbecue grills, seating area, covered pavilion, grassy areas. No lifeguards.

Kapalua Beach has crystal clear, calm waters that are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Facilities include showers, restrooms, and lifeguards.


The Outlets of Maui – Oceanfront mall for national and Hawaiian-brand outlet shops carrying clothing, accessories and shoes

Old Lahaina Center – The Old Lahaina shopping center offers more than 35 stores, shops and services, located in downtown Lahaina

Lahaina Cannery Mall – Colorful mall with clothing shops, restaurants, a 24-hour supermarket and frequent hula shows.

Whaler’s Village – Beachside mall with boutiques, restaurants, a whaling museum, hula lessons and other activities.


King Kamehameha III Elementary School – 1st thru 5th
Lahaina Intermediate School – 6th, 7th & 8th grades
Lahainaluna High School – 9th thru 12th


Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Lahaina
Lahaina Baptist Church, Lahaina
Lahaina United Methodist Church, Lahaina
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina
The Maui Mitzvah Center, Kahului


Urgent Care West Maui (formerly West Maui Healthcare Center) is a walk-in clinic that serves the West Maui areas Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, Honokowai, Kahana, and Kapalua and is conveniently located in Lahaina in the Kaanapali Resorts Fairway Shops. Open 365 days a year from 8am – 9pm.

Minit Medical is located in the Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center. Open seven days a week. Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 8am – 4pm.

NOTE: West Maui Hospital Medical Center is scheduled to open in Lahaina in late 2018. The facility will include a 25-bed critical access hospital facility and a 24-hour emergency room along with a 40-bed skilled nursing facility, a 40-unit assisted living facility and two medical office buildings.

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