PRE SNOKEL DAY AT ONE OF THE TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN MAUI
Kapalua Travel Blog› entry 10 of 33 › view all entries
September 23rd, 2008 – by: mellemel8
HERE ARE MORE HIGHLIGHTSâ€¦â€¦
We came back to Kapulau bay to take some solo photos of us on the rocks and such.
I am A and Hâ€™s bag bitch.
I was wearing pants to the beach. I did not want my tat to bleed the ink.
We had our own cove.
I lay down on my towel and watched the wave crashed on the shore.
I did self shots of me while the girls were swimming.
My Galapagos hat matches my outfit.
It started to drizzle 30mins after we arrived.
I moved our things under the cove. so my lappy won't get wet.
I took solo photos of me while the girls swam.
We saw more people leave as the rain drizzled. we tuff it out. we in a hawaii.
After 15min. it was perfect timing as we were leaving, it started to rain harder.
i took photos of the girls near the rock area.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS TO ADD AS I REMEMBER THEM....
HISTORY OF KAPULAU BAY
Kapalua Bay is a sheltered white sand beach on the north west side of Maui. The bay is protected by two reefs that extend out on both ends forming a C-shaped cove making it ideal for snorkeling.
The bay's calm water makes it one of those perfect places for beginner snorkeling and is an ideal spot to take the kids. Getting into the water couldnâ€™t be easier. The ocean will literally be a few feet from your beach towel.
Kapalua Bay is a fairly popular beach because of itâ€™s peaceful beauty and convenience, but you still should have plenty of room to lay out your beach towel. Somehow Kapalua Bay retains an un-crowded look and feel.
Insider Tip: The center of the bay is sandy so the water will be slightly cloudy, especially if itâ€™s windy. Walk to the north end of the beach and snorkel along the rocky edge. There will be less sand there so the water visibility will be better and there will be much more fish. The depth along the northern edge is about 10 feet or less, so youâ€™ll get an up close view of the reef.
Hereâ€™s just some of the fish Iâ€™ve seen in Kapalua Bay: butterfly fish, parrot fish, damsel fish, surgeon fish, moorish idol, tang, wrasse, box fish, perch, chub, trigger fish, the former Hawaii State Fish Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, goat fish, porcupine fish, hawk fish, scorpion fish, jacks, cornet fish, crustaceans, and invertebrates.
Beach parking is conveniently located next to the public showers and restrooms. The parking lot is a little on the small side for the popularity of the beach so be sure to go in the morning to guarantee yourself a stall. From the parking lot and bathrooms, simply walk down the steps and under the small â€śtunnelâ€ť and youâ€™ll be over looking picturesque Kapalua Bay.
There is another shower located just before you step onto the sand for those that might want a quick rinse after their swim. There are no concession stands on the beach so youâ€™ll need to bring your snacks and drinks with you. There is also no lifeguard on duty.
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, HawaiĘ»i, United States. The town is a resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company in Lahaina, HawaiĘ»i, bounded by the Honolua Bay surf spot. The population was 467 at the 2000 census.
Kapalua is located along the west coast of Maui at [show location on an interactive map] 20Â°59â€˛48â€łN, 156Â°39â€˛11â€łW (20.996739, -156.653073).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.
From its location in a natural lava cove, Kapalua has a view of Molokai and Lanai.
Recreation & leisure
Kapalua Resort offers three major accommodations for leisure rentals: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Kapalua Villas, and Kapalua Luxury Homes. Villas and luxury homes can be rented through a number of companies for vacations, or the properties themselves can be purchased through Kapalua Realty, Sakamoto Properties, Ridge Realty or Sullivan Properties. The Resort has a variety of restaurants providing gourmet French, Italian, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim, Asian, and fresh Hawaiian cuisine.
Kapalua Resort Logo
Kapalua also maintains two golf courses: The Bay Course and The Plantation Course, and the Kapalua Golf Academy. The Bay Course and The Plantation Course were recognized as #1 in Hawaii for Best Golf Resort by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine. The Plantation Course is the perennial host of the PGA Tourâ€™s season opening Mercedes-Benz Championship every January.
Kapalua Resort has five beaches: Kapalua Bay, D.T. Fleming Beach, Oneloa Beach, Honolua Bay, and Mokule'ia Bay. Kapalua Bay has been voted the "Best Beach in the World" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, "America's #1 Beach" on the very first annual list of Dr. Beach's Top 20 Beaches in America, and the "Best Beach in America" by The Travel Channel, among other honors. Kapalua Bay was previously known as Fleming Beach, but was renamed when the Kapalua Resort was built.
As of the census of 2000, there were 467 people, 186 households, and 132 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 272.9 people per square mile (105.4/kmÂ˛). There were 831 housing units at an average density of 485.6/sq mi (187.6/kmÂ˛). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.31% White, 0.43% African American, 11.35% Asian, 13.28% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 15.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.
There were 186 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,292, and the median income for a family was $61,875. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $32,321 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $75,992. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
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