Kapalua, located at the foot of the West Maui Mountains, is known for its panoramic ocean plateaus, Eucalyptus, Cook and Norfolk pine trees, five bays, three beaches and surrounding breadfruit, lychee, mango, ginger and ti leaf plants. Honolua Ranch manager, David Thomas Fleming, once planted many of the Cook and Norfolk pines that line the area today.
Sitting on 23,000 acres of pineapple plantation, Kapalua is a 1,650 acre resort area that includes more than 100 miles of hiking trails. One of our favorite hiking trails is Mahana Ridge Trail, which offers stunning panoramic views of neighbor islands, gulches and the Pacific Ocean.
Through the dedication to preserve Kapalua’s environmental and cultural heritage, including wildlife sanctuaries and the legacy of Pu‘u Kukui Preserve, home to 20% of Hawaii’s native plants and one of the largest private nature reserves in the state, Kapalua remains a source of true Hawaiian heritage and pride.