Because of its location on the “leeward side” of West Maui Mountains, West Maui offers a warm climate and miles of oceanfront to choose from. The sunset views and the whale sightings during the months from November to May is what all visitors to Maui rave about but it's also what the residents like as well. As you enter West Maui, you first come across the new agricultural subdivisions of Launiupoko, Olowalu, Makila and others that up until the late 1990's, was sugar cane land. Next is historic Lahaina Town, once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom and prime central to all the sugarcane industry in West Maui. Lahaina Town has morphed into a major visitor destination walking town with tons of shops, entertainment choices and cultural history at your feet. Beyond Lahaina is Mauiʻs first attempt at a visitor destination community resort, Kaʻanapali. Kaʻanapali was envision by the State of Hawaii in the late 50's to offer travelers an outer island destination to complement the offerings of Waikiki and Honolulu. The Maui planners also created the mix residential/visitor communities of Honokowai, Kahana and Napili and finally, the destination resort of Kapalua. Like Kaʻanapali, Kapalua offers upscale condominiums, hotel accommodations and golf courses.