Built on the site of the old Kapalua Bay Hotel, this 24-acre compound offers just 50 impeccably furnished rental residences, from one-bedroom to four-bedroom (1,250–4,050 sq. ft.). The low density—and astronomical prices—means there’s never a crush at the terraced Sunset Pool with gorgeous Lanai and Molokai views, or the more intimate infinity-edged Beach Club Pool, or anywhere else on the beautifully landscaped grounds. It’s hard to leave the cocoon of the roomy villas, which offer gourmet kitchens, high-end linens and robes, spa-like bathrooms, and lanais or balconies with massive daybeds. Still, you don’t want to miss the chance to “talk story” with cultural advisor Silla Kaina over lei-making, ukulele classes, or another of the free Hawaiian-themed activities. (Look for Kaina’s portrait by local artist Pegge Hopper, supplementing the series she did for the Kapalua Bay Hotel.) The 30,000-sq.-ft., two-story Spa Montage Kapalua Bay includes a vast fitness center with a raft of weekly classes, infinity-edge pool, and well-stocked boutique. The open-air restaurant Cane & Canoe epitomizes most of the culinary offerings at the resort: expensive, not particularly exciting, but satisfying enough and graciously served. An in-room poke-making cooking class (among others) with Executive Chef Chris Damskey, however, is an exceptional experience, as is renting the Cliff House overlooking Namalu Bay for a private meal. Note: It’s hard to believe at this price level, but room rates do not include the $48 daily resort fee.
Montage Kapalua Bay
1 Bay Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kapalua Phone 808/662-6200 Prices 1-bedroom (sleeps 4) $701–$1,495; 2-bedroom $998–$1,845; 3-bedroom $1,381–$2,425; 4-bedroom $2,401–$4,825. Daily $48 resort fee. Valet parking $30. Units 50 units Amenities Concierge; 3 restaurants; 2 bars; 2 pools; fitness center; luxury spa; beach services; children’s and teen programs; business center; market; resort shuttle; in -room laundry; free Wi-Fi. Web site Montage Kapalua Bay
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