ABOUT PAPAKEA RESORT
Papakea Resort is one of the fortunate few properties in West Maui to border the Kahekili Marine Reserve. The reserve is one of 3 conservation zones in Maui. It was established in 2009 with the goal of protecting and enhancing the coral reef and native marine life in the reserve. The double reef that fronts Papakea tends to keep the waters calm, allowing for easy snorkeling. Our resident honus (Hawaiian sea turtles) love it, and we hope you will too.
Beyond the reserve lies the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. This is where humpback whales, traveling thousands of miles from the waters off Alaska, come for breeding and birthing season. It is one of the most important humpback whale habitats in the world, & is the only humpback whale breeding grounds in the United States. At Papakea during the winter months, you have a front-row seat for whale-watching. Our owners even provide binoculars in their units for you to use during your stay!