If you’re on the hunt for West Maui real estate, chances are good that you love the ocean. Beaches on this magnificent side of the island are some of the finest in the world, and according to Dr. Beach, Kapalua Bay Beach has broken through from second place to first, as the best beach in the nation. Happily for you, if you’re planning to buy a home in Kapalua, this heavenly stretch of powdery white sand is about ten minutes from most properties in the area.
So, what made the beach rank highest this year? To answer that, you need a bit of background on the creator of this popular top 10 list. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. Given his Ph.D. in Environmental (Coastal) Sciences, which he earned from the University of Virginia, we know two things. This man is an accomplished scientist, and he loves beaches.
Fueled by his passion, Dr. Beach created a top 10 list based on 50 in-depth criteria, including things like water temperature, wind speeds, sand softness, and the number of sunny days. As you might imagine, the results shift between different beaches from year to year, and as they do, they are graded according to how hospitable they are in a given year. This is how the amazing Kapalua Bay Beach jumped from No. 2 in 2017 to No. 1 in 2018. Want to learn more? Check out Dr. Beach’s 50 Criteria.
According to his report, Kapalua Bay Beach brings all the best factors together, including its variety of soft sandy areas, and places where you can snorkel around coral reefs that are teeming with marine life. It boasts many sunny days each year, and the crescent shape of the land surrounding it provides shelter from the wind, and more importantly, the waves.
If you’ve never visited Kapalua Bay Beach, perhaps you’ll find an opportunity soon. When you arrive, you can bask in its incredible natural beauty yourself. You’ll find a concession hut at its north end that rents out snorkeling gear so you can make the most of your exploration. As you explore the reefs, you’ll find many species of marine animals that can be found nowhere else in the world. Also, when you’re in need of refreshment, you’ll find delightful restaurants just a short stroll from the sand, such as Merriman’s Maui, perched on a low cliff overlooking the bay.
If you’d like to enjoy the charms of Kapalua Bay Beach regularly, what better way than finding real estate nearby? There are many delightful Kapalua condos for sale, and some stunning Kapalua homes for sale. Whatever strikes your fancy, we will be happy to put our expertise to work for you as you search for the perfect West Maui real estate investment for your needs and your tastes. Should you need us, feel free to contact us. Mahalo!