The rugged terrain, cascading waterfalls that plummet down into a lush blue ocean, palm trees slowly swaying over sparkling sand—Hawaii compels visitors to explore the land as much as it encourages relaxation. On a recent trip to idyllic Maui, I chose the latter.
Some secrets are just too good to keep, and Spa Montage at Montage Kapalua Bay—the 24-acre oceanfront resort that hugs the northwest coast of Maui—is one of the best-kept secret gems on the island. Founded in 2014, the Montage Kapalua Bay is a painfully beautiful postcard come to life; the all-encompassing resort boasts a three-level sunset pool, panoramic views of the beach at every turn, and a Champagne Hale (house) at Cliff House perched over Namalu Bay—you’d be hard-pressed to find anything to complain about at Montage.
So what on earth would cause anyone to want to stay indoors and book a spa treatment? The Maui Maluhia treatment at Spa Montage, that’s what.