Kapalua Bay Beach
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has several beaches. Kapalua Bay is the resort namesake at 20°59′58″N 156°40′0″W. The name kapa lua means “two borders” in the Hawaiian language. Oneloa Bay at 21°0′17″N 156°39′31″W and Honokahua Bay are also backed by the resort. Mokuleʻia Bay and Honolua Bay are to the north in Honolua and Nāpili is to the south. Kapalua Bay was named “Best Beach in the World” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, “America’s Best Beach” on the first annual list of Stephen Leatherman’s Top 10 Beaches in America, and the “Best Beach in America” by the Travel Channel, among other honors.