Hawaii is a gorgeous state and fortunately I’ve had the opportunity to visit several islands including Honolulu, the Big Island and Maui. After the beautiful sceneries I experienced during my travels, there is nowhere else more beautiful to own a home than Hawaii. According to Forbes, the best destination is at the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay. The residences are unique and may be some of the last opportunities to own a turnkey luxury home in West Maui on the ocean “with unprecedented access to superb amenities.”

Montage Residences Kapalua Bay launched in 2014, originally consisting of 84 oceanfront luxury residences. Now it’s grown to be one of the upmost desirable communities in all of Maui to live in; it may even be the best in arguably all of Hawaii, according to Forbes. Montage is on the rise with its luxury hotel brands that offer an incredible array of amenities to its homeowners.

When looking for a second home location, it is good to keep the seasons in mind. Unlike most other second homes, Maui is a four-season destination. While Maui is reported to have an average of 276 sunny days each year, it does enjoy the other three seasons as well.

The average temperature throughout Maui during the hottest months of the year, August and September,  is an average high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 71 degrees. The coldest months, January and February, feature high temperatures of 79 and average lows of 65 degrees. Maui tends to rain more from November through March and tends to be more dry from April through October. Although Maui has a “rain schedule,” this does not apply to Kapalua Bay. Where the resort is located, is a region of the island that tends to remain dry and sunny virtually all of the time.

Montage’s 24-acre resort provides the opportunity to live on spectacular oceanfront with breath-taking views in the distance on Molokai and Lanai, as well as the rugged Kapalua coastline. Every evening allows the chance to witness stunning sunsets, seen from many of the residences at the property.

Aside from the beautiful oceanfront views, homeowners at Montage Residences Kapalua Bay also gain access to all resort amenities and activities at the resort. Some amenities offered include five white sand beaches, a variety of water sports, two marine-based sanctuaries and endless amounts of trails to hike or bike.

The facilities within the resort are beyond comparable. Truly one-of-a-kind as Kapalua Bay is home to an incredible array of fish and other sea life. The area is protected by an offshore coral reef, making it one of the Island’s most beloved swimming and snorkeling spots.

Need to hit the gym? No problem, there are also plenty of fitness and sports facilities  for residents and hotel guests to use freely. There are two championship golf courses and a tennis complex to keep guests busy. Golf Digest magazine consistently ranked the two golf courses as the top-rated golf course in Hawaii.

the 7,411-yard, par 73 Plantation Course fits all skill levels; it still challenges the pros, yet its wide fairways and generous greens make it fairly playable for golfers of every difficulty. The second golf course is called the Bay Course. This course in particular hosted more than twenty professional tournaments. Bay Course opened in 1975 and is known for having the only hole in Maui that plays over the ocean.

The resort offers three-tiered lagoon-style swimming pools that are 8,500 square-feet in size. Wherever you go, there will be a quiet private spot to relax, thanks to the many nooks and crannies throughout the virtual oasis. There is normally a limited number of guests and residents that stay at the resort for a given amount of time, so the pool area is rarely crowded.

My favorite is the 30,000 square-foot full-service, Spa Montage Kapalua Bay. The spa offers a full menu of relaxing spa treatments, therapy, beauty treatments and wellness offerings. Instead of typical ingredients, the spa features customized treatments that consist of local ingredients harvested in the West Maui mountains. You can choose between private outdoor treatment and indoor plantation. The spa also offers a variety of fitness classes including yoga, Kinesis, mat Pilates, spinning and personal trainer services.

Located around the property are several restaurants and bars such as, a signature fine dining restaurant, poolside dining and waterfront event venues. Homeowners can even enjoy a private club paired with casual dining. More amenities offered are laundry and dry-cleaning services, messenger service and packing and unpacking services.

Montage Residences Kapalua Bay took it a step further by offering services for your dogs as well. These services include grooming, walking and sitting. In addition, Montage is capable of arranging the purchase and delivery of groceries so that residents’ kitchens are stocked before they arrive.

Montage Residents Kapalua Bay is extremely dedicated to the island of Maui and therefore desire an authentic island experience for its residents and hotel guests. To help achieve this goal, the property has a Cultural Ambassador on the staff; Silla Kaina, a 10th-generation native of Maui. She shares her heritage with the residents and hotel guests which is offered five days a week through a variety of cultural discovery programs.

There are currently only five Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay on the market. Out of those five, two are already in contract to be sold. The company set the bar exceptionally high for condo sales in the area, with more than $40 million homes sold so far in 2018. In 2017, one listing sold so high, it surpassed multiple records in Maui.

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