7 Reasons to Stay at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort

Fun family pool Montage Kapalua Bay Resort

Located steps from award-winning Kapalua Bay, the 24-acre Montage Kapalua Bay Resort is the perfect place for a family vacation on Maui. Here is why I love to stay at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort and think you will too.

SUP Montage Kapalua Bay Resort
Photo Credit: Kapalua Bay Crew

Prime Kapalua Bay Beach Location

The resort overlooks sparkling Kapalua Bay and the Montage Kapalua Bay Crew excel at providing resort guests with all of the essentials for a fabulous day at one of America’s best beaches. Lounge chairs, towels, ice water and complimentary snorkel gear – it’s all there for you at Kapalua Beach. If you feel like some more action, rent an SUP and explore the turquoise waters.

Beach lounge chairs Montage Kapalua Bay Resort
Photo Credit: Kapalua Bay Crew

Experienced boogie boarders & surfers may want to visit nearby D.T. Fleming Beach Park for bigger waves. For a different type of adventure, you can access a scenic trail system and hike along the water or into the hills about Kapalua Resort.

Spacious Luxury Accommodation

Montage Kapalua Bay provides guests with the best of both worlds – five-star resort services and amenities including twice daily housekeeping, on-site restaurants and more, along with the space afforded by a private villa. Choose from spacious luxury accommodation ranging in size from 1250 square foot one-bedroom residences to an over 4000 square foot four-bedroom Grand Residence and live your best life on Maui.

Guest room kitchen Montage Kapalua Bay Resort

Montage Kapalua Bay Resort Paintbox 

If you travel as a family, an excellent onsite childcare program like Montage Kapalua Bay Paintbox can make the difference between a good and an exceptional vacation. While the kids meet new friends, play, and explore, adults can go to the gym, spa, or enjoy some quiet time.

Montage Kapalua Bay Paintbox, designed for children 5-12 years old offers supervised arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and lunch as well as special dinner and movie nights.

M-Teens Program at Montage Kapalua Bay

At Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, the fun doesn’t stop once the kids are too old for Paintbox! M-Teens fills the void for families traveling with tweens and teens by offering a supervised age-appropriate activity program for 12 – 17-year-olds. Activities include exploring Kapalua Bay on an SUP, snorkeling, and hiking.

Snorkel Montage Kapalua Bay M-Teen Program

Fabulous Pools

Multiple pools, abundant lounge chairs, private cabanas, and attentive service make for an unforgettable day poolside at Montage Kapalua Bay. Splash around in the family pool complete with waterfalls, chill by the serene adults-only pool, or lounge close to the ocean at the Beach Club pool.

Tranquil adult pool Montage Kapalua Bay Resort
Adult Pool at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort

Dining at Cane & Canoe

Cane & Canoe restaurant overlooking Kapalua Bay is the signature restaurant at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort. The open-air restaurant resembles a traditional Hawaiian canoe house where locals and visitors gather for breakfast and meet for cocktails and dinner in the evening. The creative menu features locally sourced ingredients and many irresistible items. Don’t miss the freshly prepared malasadas with lavender and lilikoi butter on the breakfast menu.

Hawaiian French Toast Cane & Canoe Restaurant
Keiki Hawaiian French Toast with apple banana, caramel, and candied pecans

Ohana Vibe

Ohana means family in Hawaiian and after only a short time at Montage Kapalua Bay, I felt like we were visiting the home of a close friend or family member. For me, it is often the little touches that make the biggest impact and the genuine care exhibited by many of the staff at Montage Kapalua Bay left a lasting impression. On one occasion our housekeeper delivered a special homemade dessert for the family and then returned on the day of our departure with fresh leis for all of us. I was so touched by this unexpected generosity.

Travel Tips

  • Cane & Canoe is the signature restaurant at Montage Kapalua Bay but it isn’t the only place to dine. Information on the other restaurants at Montage Kapalua Bay can be found here. A keiki (children’s) menu is available throughout the resort.
  • Visit the Montage Kapalua Bay website for the best offers.
  • You can find out more information about Montage Kapalua Bay Paintbox Program for children here.
  • For more information about local hikes around Kapalua Bay, click here.
  • When you are on Maui, consider a day trip or extended visit to Lanai, Hawaii. It’s accessible by a scenic passenger ferry from Maui. You can read more about the exclusive island of Lanai here.


Although I enjoyed a media rate for part of my stay at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, my opinions are always my own. If I don’t love a resort, I won’t recommend it.

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