05/22/2015 – 5/29/2015 – My vacation at the Kapalua Golf Villas was the most rewarding vacation I have ever taken. After booking our stay, “Partners in Paradise” property owners Gary and Geri Skardina contacted me with links to their guest website which had everything from access instructions to printable parking passes. Gary was also great at communicating some “hidden gems” on the Maui coastline.
Upon my arrival, I immediately fell in love with the view. The tile patios, or Lanais as they say on the island, are perfectly situated on top of a hill overlooking Kapalua Bay and both the Island of Molokai and Lanai. My favorite part was our Villa faced west, which provided an epic sunset every night of our stay.
The location of the Villa has easy access to plenty of the island’s adventures. We snorkeled in Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay, both sites only a stone’s throw from the Villa. The beautiful, neon coral in both of these quiet harbors attract a myriad of tropical fish, including the Humuhumunukunukuāpuaa, Hawaii’s state fish. We hiked historic Iao Valley and took the drive to Haleakala Crater to watch the sunrise above the clouds at 10,000 feet. The Road to Hana was another favorite activity and by far one of the more beautiful drives on earth. The small towns of Paia and Lahaina are complete with café’s and restaurants, gift boutiques, art galleries, and enough Maui charm to make them worth visiting.
Our explorations also revolved around discovering the food in Maui. The Villa was perfect for staying in and cooking the beautiful cuts of fish we found at the fish market in Lahaina. The kitchen was very well stocked and allowed for multiple people to cook. We enjoyed our easy-going breakfasts at the Gazebo Restaurant, where you can...