I have recently returned from a lovely visit to Maui and Lana’i. The Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we felt embraced by genuine island hospitality and authentic culture. With 50 residential-style accommodations, three restaurants, and a fabulous spa it is perfect for multi-gen families, or couples. Recognized as the top golf resort in the world, Kapalua Bay features two championship golf courses. The Plantation Course and the Bay Course. The Plantation Course is consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in Hawaii by Golf. We played the Bay Course at Kapalua which is known for having the only hole to play over the Pacific Ocean in Maui. Golfers of all skill levels appreciate this championship course for its gorgeous views. Kapalua Bay also features white sand beaches, coastal hikes, two marine sanctuaries and more.
The Four Seasons Lana’i was another over-the-top experience! A short ferry ride from Lahaina to Manele Bay was just the start of our fun. Authentic Hawaii comes alive at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, where your tee time is any time and the gorgeous Pacific is your backyard. From our oceanfront suite, we had spectacular views of Hulopoe Bay which offered swimming and snorkeling. The property offers many activities including horseback riding, 4x4 sport vehicle exploring, eight restaurants and bars, a great gym, spa and flowering gardens and lagoon-style pools. We chose to play golf at Manele Golf Course which boasts beautiful views of the Pacific. Built on lava outcroppings, the course features three holes perched on cliffs, enlisting the Pacific Ocean as a water hazard. On average the course gets just 30 rounds per day so it’s easy to complete a round in three hours. We played 36 holes one day and almost stayed for another nine! With five different tees all players will be challenged but happy with tee shots over natural gorges and ravines. Views of humpback whales are common in season. Truly a ‘must play’ course in Hawaii!