Montage Hotels & Resorts opened the Montage Kapalua Bay, spanning 24 acres above Kapalua Bay, on the northwest coast of Maui, following a $15-million renovation of the former Residences at Kapalua Bay.
Montage Kapalua Bay has 50 residential-style suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms. It also has 54 Montage branded residences for purchase. Each room has large "lanais" (balconies), offering a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands. Guestrooms include a new color palette and furnishings, including day beds on the balconies, creating a flowing indoor and outdoor entertainment space. Suites are also equipped with full gourmet kitchens to prepare meals or where Montage chefs may prepare dinner for guests.
Other comforts of home include signature Montage bedding, a living area including a sectional sofa with an additional bed, and a washer and dryer. Bringing a touch of the authenticity of the island into the experience, each guest suite will have an original piece of hand-painted local artwork.
Montage Kapalua Bay's signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe, is reminiscent of a traditional Hawaiian canoe house, where locals and artisans would socialize, make sails, shave wood and weave baskets. It is under the direction of executive chef Riko Bartolome.
The restaurant's interiors honor the Hawaiian culture with wood scrollwork, woven textures and floral touches. This homage to the past is juxtaposed with modern luxury, including sofa banquettes.
For a more casual dining experience, the outdoor Sunset Patio offers an all-day menu suited for leisurely poolside dining. The adjacent Hana Hou bar also serves as a gathering spot to end the day and take in the Hawaiian sunset.
At the new Mahana Market, guests may purchase an array of Hawaiian gourmet goods.
Spa Montage Kapalua Bay, designed with inspiration from the mountains and ocean, is a 30,000-square-foot tropical wellness venue. A fitness center and wellness program complements the spa therapies. Highlights include circuit training machines, the Kinesis System, free weights and a range of cardio equipment.
Montage Kapalua Bay also offers a pool surrounded by circular day beds; three white sand beaches near the property; and signature Panama Jack bikes for guests to explore the property.