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Kapalua Bay Beach Tops 2018 Dr. Beach List

Kapalua's star beach rises from second place in 2017 to first place in 2018.
June 01, 2018

Kapalua Bay Beach Tops 2018 Dr. Beach List

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!

Blogs for June 2018

Live in Luxury in Kapalua at this Exquisite Home

Posted on June 29, 2018


Are you in the market for a beautiful, high-end luxury home in Maui? Are you someone who loves spacious floor plans, tall ceilings, one-of-a-kind decor and a home where you can live out your island dream? Then we have a perfect fit for you! This 1212 Summer… Continue Reading

Beachfront Kapalua Home Sold for $12 Million

Posted on June 22, 2018


Beachfront Kapalua Home Sold for $12 Million

If you're in the market for luxury West Maui real estate, you'll find some of the island's most exquisite properties in Kapalua. Just last month, a sale closed for $12 million on a gorgeous beachfront home, with our own Roy Sakamoto… Continue Reading

West Maui Real Estate Statistics for May 2018

Posted on June 16, 2018

West Maui Real Estate Statistics for May 2018

Maui home and condo sales rose in May, while prices remained flat, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. That's island-wide data, and while we're going to go over the numbers as usual, we're also going to touch on the data… Continue Reading

Buying a New Home vs an Old Home in Maui Hawaii

Posted on June 08, 2018

Buying a New Home vs an Old Home in Maui Hawaii

A common question we get from buyers is whether you can get the same value from an old home as you would from a new home. When you're making a substantial investment in Maui real estate, it's only… Continue Reading

Kapalua Bay Beach Tops 2018 Dr. Beach List

Posted on June 01, 2018
Kapalua Bay Beach Tops 2018 Dr. Beach List

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… Continue Reading

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