$394 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 24, 2015 Check-out: Sep 25, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

5 stars
View map of One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, HI 96761

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
515 reviews
Great relaxing stay

The Ritz in Kapalua is a beautiful resort with lots of amenities. The staff is wonderful and our... See full review

  • Jacob B.
  • Aug 19, 2015
Dream Vacation

This was our first time to Hawaii and we are extremely happy that we chose to stay at the Ritz!!!... See full review

  • MAVSgirl
  • Aug 14, 2015
The atmosphere at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is one of relaxation, but you'll need to make reservations for spa treatments, massage services and the golf courses.

Multilingual staff can help out with luggage storage and complimentary shuttle services, and the concierge gladly makes arrangements for limos and town cars (charges apply).
General
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Maui, HI
Location
Soft Hawaiian music drifts on the breeze, welcoming you to the tropical seclusion and lush beauty that make the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua a paradise. Relax by one of three languid, tri-level pools, indulge in a beachside massage, and savor fine island cuisine. Surrounded by swaying palms and sculpted gardens, this resort offers premium accommodations and outstanding guest services. Guests can don their swimwear and flip-flops before stepping straight out onto award-winning D.T. Fleming Beach using the hotel access point. After a dip in the sea, head back to your room to wash away the sand with soapy bubbles in your luxurious marble bathtub, then dress for dinner and head to Kai Sushi for raw seafood delights.
Dining
  • 463 guestrooms
  • 140 suites
  • Club Lounge
  • 9 floors
  • 3 pools
  • Restaurants and bars: The Banyan Tree Restaurant, The Terrace, Kai Sushi, The Beach House, Alaloa Lounge, The Pool Bar & Cafe, Aina Gourmet Coffee
  • Gift shop
  • Conference and event spaces: 18 rooms
  • Ballroom and banquet facilities
  • 15-room spa
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour fitness facility
  • Business center
  • Valet and self-parking (at cost)
Rooms
Tranquil views of Fleming Beach stretch across the sheltered waters of Honokahua Bay, inviting you to enjoy this remarkable Maui property. The island's natural beauty is yours to explore with the Ritz-Carlton's exclusive access to Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment experience (charges apply). Practice photography under the ocean while you snorkel through brightly-colored coral reefs, or take a hiking tour deep into the Hawaiian rainforest. Two nearby golf courses offer world-class links with vistas set among historic pineapple plantations. Area dining selections range from farm-to-table barbeque, to exquisite sushi and exotic island fare. From on-site shopping excursions to horseback rides along the beach, design your days and nights around sunshine and starlight.
Highlights

The 54-acre Ritz-Carlton hotel, located on the 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort, offers numerous on-property and nearby activities. Avid golfers can play on one of two championship golf courses: The Bay Course and The Plantation Course. The Ritz-Carlton maintains the native Hawaiian sacred area called the Honokahua Preservation Site, giving visitors opportunities to witness honored Hawaiian traditions. Guests can enjoy miles of hiking trails through the rain forest, tennis in the Kapalua Tennis Garden and water sports, including sailing, swimming, surfing, canoeing and snorkeling among the Maui coral reefs. The hotel features six dining areas: The Banyan Tree, Kai Sushi, The Beach House, The Pool Bar and Cafe, The Terrace and the Aina Gourmet. Each of the dining areas serves traditional island fare, such as fresh seafood, organic vegetables and herbs grown in the on-site organic garden.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Rooms

Residential Garden View Suite
Residential Suites are 900 square feet in size and feature partial kitchens, spacious living rooms with pull-out sofa beds, private lanais, marble bathrooms with separate showers and deep soaking tubs, 42 inch LCD flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, wireless internet access, in-room safe, clock radio, DVD player, iron and ironing board, plush terry robes, dark wood floors, Hawaiian inspired artwork and area rugs. Steeped in traditional Hawaiian culture, kitchens in each Residential Suite features a handsome gathering "Calabash" table, named after the traditional wooden bowls for storing poi, where families can come together and forge new traditions and memories. Partial kitchens include a microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher. Kitchens are fully stocked with china, glassware, cutlery, cookware, utensils and appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker).
Residential Ocean View Suite
Residential Suites are 900 square feet in size and feature partial kitchens, spacious living rooms with pull-out sofa beds, private lanais, marble bathrooms with separate showers and deep soaking tubs, 42 inch LCD flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, wireless internet access, in-room safe, clock radio, DVD player, iron and ironing board, plush terry robes, dark wood floors, Hawaiian inspired artwork and area rugs. Steeped in traditional Hawaiian culture, kitchens in each Residential Suite features a handsome gathering "Calabash" table, named after the traditional wooden bowls for storing poi, where families can come together and forge new traditions and memories. Partial kitchens include a microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher. Kitchens are fully stocked with china, glassware, cutlery, cookware, utensils and appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker).
Deluxe Room
Each guestroom is 440 square feet with island-inspired artwork, dark wood floors and area rugs with authentic Hawaiian designs. Enjoy furnished lanais with partial views of the Pacific Ocean from your Deluxe Ocean View Room or picturesque views of the resort, pools and gardens from your Deluxe Room. Amenities include a 32-inch LCD flat-screen television, high-speed wireless internet, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker with complimentary coffee packets, clock radio, DVD player, iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, plush terry robes, blackout drapes, and three telephones. The marble bathroom has a shower and separate bath, double vanities, make-up mirror, hair dryer and tropical scented Lather amenities. Choose from one king bed or two queen beds. All guestrooms are non-smoking and barrier-free accommodations are available upon request.
Ocean View Suite
One-bedroom, ocean view suites encompass 900 square feet including the furnished lanai that spans the entire width of the suite. All suites have an elegantly furnished, large living room with pull-out sofa bed, French doors connecting the Master Bedroom with king bed, and two marble bathrooms. Island-inspired dcor includes dark wood floors, Hawaiian artwork, and contemporary furnishings with colors inspired by the natural beauty of the islands and fabrics that reflect the tropical locale. In-suite amenities offered are two 42-inch LCD flat-screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet access, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, clock radio, DVD player, iron and ironing board, coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea refreshed daily, plush terry robes and black out drapes.
Deluxe Ocean View
Each guestroom is 440 square feet with island-inspired artwork, dark wood floors and area rugs with authentic Hawaiian designs. Enjoy furnished lanais with partial views of the Pacific Ocean from your Deluxe Ocean View Room or picturesque views of the resort, pools and gardens from your Deluxe Room. Amenities include a 32-inch LCD flat-screen television, high-speed wireless internet, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker with complimentary coffee packets, clock radio, DVD player, iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, plush terry robes, blackout drapes, and three telephones. The marble bathroom has a shower and separate bath, double vanities, make-up mirror, hair dryer and tropical scented Lather amenities. Choose from one king bed or two queen beds. All guestrooms are non-smoking and barrier-free accommodations are available upon request.
Club Room
The Club Level guestrooms are 440 sq.ft. and suites are 900 sq.ft.; with Hawaiian dcor, dark wood floors and contemporary furnishings. Club Level guests have private access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, an exclusive lounge with five complimentary food presentations daily, unlimited courtesy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the attention of a private Club Concierge, a selection of periodicals, games and computer stations with internet access. Each Club Level accommodation has a lanai and marble bathroom with shower, separate bath, double vanity, make-up mirror and hair dryer. Amenities include one king or two queen beds (suites offer king beds and sofa bed), goosedown featherbeds and pillows, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen LCD televisions, wireless internet access, complimentary in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea refreshed daily, clock radio, DVD player, iron and ironing board, plush robes and blackout drapes.
Ocean Front Suite
Experience breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Moloka'i from the one-bedroom, ocean front suites with 1,200 square feet of space including the furnished lanai that spans the entire width of the suite. All suites have an elegantly furnished, large living room with pull-out sofa bed, French doors connecting the Master Bedroom and two marble bathrooms. Island-inspired dcor includes dark wood floors, Hawaiian artwork, and contemporary furnishings with colors inspired by the natural beauty of the islands and fabrics that reflect the tropical locale. In-suite amenities offered are two 42-inch LCD flat-screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet access, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, clock radio, DVD player, iron and ironing board, coffee maker with complimentary coffee packets, plush terry robes and black out drapes.
Terrace Room
Terrace Rooms are 440 square feet with resort views on lower floors, featuring island-inspired artwork, dark wood floors and area rugs with authentic Hawaiian designs. Amenities include a 32-inch LCD flat-screen television, high-speed wireless internet access, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker with complimentary coffee packets, clock radio, DVD player, IPod docking station, iron and ironing board, plush terry robes, blackout drapes, and three telephones. The marble bathroom has a shower and separate bath, double vanities, make-up mirror, hair dryer and tropical scented Lather amenities. Choose from one king bed or two queen beds. All guestrooms offer a furnished lanai (balcony) and are non-smoking. Barrier-free accommodations are available upon request.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Brailled elevators

Dining

Kai Sushi
Kai Sushi fuses the island's freshest and finest grade sushi and sashimi with authentic ingredients, and sophisticated presentation. Immersed in an eclectic ambiance, guests can interact with award-winning Chef Tadashi Yoshino and savor his one-of-a-kind Japanese-inspired culinary delicacies while sipping the finest sake' wines. The restaurant's design is inspired by the story of the native Hawaiians' arrival across the sea, with hand-carved ceiling beams that recall the shapes of the outrigger canoes. The glowing back of the sushi bar and carved wood columns are inspired by traditional Hawaiian art forms in print. The warm tones of wood, woven grasses, honed plaster and gold-hued stone set a natural tableau for the bright colors of the fresh sushi delicacies. Kai Sushi is open for dinner Thursday through Monday and features more than 20 varieties of the most popular types of sushi and sashimi and innovative Japanese cuisine.
The Alaloa Lounge
Named "Best Lobby Lounge" on the island by the readers of Maui No Ka 'Oi, The Alaloa Lounge offers an extensive menu of specialty cocktails, domestic and imported beers, premium spirits and signature appetizers and desserts. The Alaloa Lounge offers a casual lunch and appetizer menu. With its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, The Alaloa Lounge is the place to view the Maui sunset, enjoy an informal lunch or, from December to April, enjoy whale-watching. A spacious lanai offers outdoor seating or guests may choose to sit inside to enjoy the entertainment in the evenings.
Aina Gourmet Cafe
Guests can enjoy specialty breakfast and lunch items from a menu focused on homegrown products. The market is conveniently located within the hotel on the lobby level, and offers grab-and-go coffee, homemade pastries, cereals, salads, sandwiches, soups and more. Additionally, fresh juices and smoothies are blended to order using fresh, local ingredients. Aina Gourmet is open daily from 5:30am to 2:30pm.
The Pool Bar & Cafe
The Pool Bar & Caf offers tropical drinks, smoothies, appetizers, sandwiches and salads at the bar or served to the guest's chaise lounge. Twice daily, the pool servers present complimentary fresh Maui pineapple to guests. If you are lounging in the pool, don't worry about being left out; the servers will enter the water fully dressed to serve you. Lunch is served daily from 11am to 5pm with cocktails from 10am to 8pm. Casual light fare dinner is available Sunday and Monday nights only from 5pm to 8pm.
The Beach House Restaurant
Sip on tropical delights while enjoying the waves, surfers and sometimes, the whales. More than 40 fully-grown coconut palms form a natural canopy over this beachfront restaurant where guests delight in a selection of tropical cocktails and fresh, light fare for lunch.
The Terrace
The Terrace restaurant offers the ideal, tropical setting to start your day. Sip coffee and indulge in a myriad of breakfast choices from a bagel and fresh fruit to delectable macadamia nut pancakes while taking in sweeping resort and ocean views. Taste the local flavour each morning with a different, complimentary smoothie sample. Plantation-inspired design with green and gold and textured fabrics reinforce the connection with the landscape. Slow-moving fans and wood screens illustrate the relaxed pace of island life, a sense of place that is peaceful and verdant. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30am to 11am.
The Banyan Tree
Embark on a culinary journey while taking in spectacular sunset views from this open air, ocean view restaurant and lounge. The Banyan Tree features farm-to-fork concepts highlighting locally sourced ingredients, including those from the hotels abundant organic garden. Hawaii's freshest fish, meat and produce are prepared with simplicity for the perfect flavor balance. Innovative garden-to-glass cocktails are infused with fruits and herbs and served alongside Hawaiian-inspired share plates to create a culinary adventure that is as inspiring as it is memorable.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 515
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.5

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Diva
Friends
San Jose
Jun 2, 2015

It was nice

For what I paid I expected it to be spectacular, but it was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
deep six
Friends
San Rafael, California
Jun 21, 2014

Excellent

Everything was perfect! The only thing I may do differently next time is stay in wailea because it's more centrally located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at sensei sushi after 10 pm. It's 50% off.

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jamira
Friends
Nashville, TN, USA
Jun 8, 2014

Wonderful relaxing stay

Great girls getaway. Beautiful grounds. Definitely need a rental car to get off the resort- explore Haleakala, drive to Hana, luau in Lahaina, shop on Wailea. Try some excursions- snorkeling on Molokini, helicopter ride. The beach is about a 5-10 mins walk down a path but there is a golf shuttle to take you there and back. Room was clean and comfortable, turn down service comes early around 6. The pool and beach service end at 5, but the pool and hot tubs are open 24 hrs. The pool service is not like that of the Four Seasons (Evian face water spritz, sunglasses being cleaned, complimentary fruit and smoothie etc) which is why I didn't give all 5 stars, but it was good. I ate at the sushi restaurant which was good with attentive service, but overpriced ie $20 for a roll. I also ate at the beachside restaurant which was good with fast efficient service- the Kahlua mud pie was yummy. There are beach lounge chairs on two separate grassy areas overlooking the beach- one is sunny the other has shade. You can't take lounges onto the beach itself. The resort fee is $30 a day and includes wifi. I liked the gym facilities, but some of the equipment is dated. I did a full day at Montage Spa at Kapulua Bay which was fabulous and is a must do- the gym is brand new, there's an outdoor infinity edge pool, hot tub, poolside service, steam room, sauna. I didn't use the spa at the Ritz and can't comment on it. You can't see the sunset well from the resort but you can see the sunrise over the West Maui mountains. There is a shuttle which will take you around Kapalua.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are several places to eat off resort which are excellent- Lahaina Grill, Roys, Mama's Fish House, Merriman's- make reservations before your trip for the popular times around sunset. Good breakfast places- Gazebo (long line but moves quickly), Slappy Cakes- yummy! The resort is about 15 mins from Whalers village at Kaanapali Beach for shopping and other restaurant options. Enjoy your vacation and embrace the Aloha spirit

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chia2
Friends
Nashville, TN
Nov 11, 2013

Paradise

First class in everyway! From the greeting at the front door and personal valet's to local venues, we didn't want to go home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Baddy333
Friends
El paso Texas
Jun 20, 2012

Fantastico familiar

I loved it!!!!!!!! Best beaches! Nice restaurantes friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Quince
Friends
San Jose, California
Mar 30, 2012

Excellent, if pricy, West Maui Resort

The hotel is very clean, well organized, and the staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive. Our room came with a minifridge and had a nice balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean. The pool and hot tub were fun and the pool-side bar made excellent drinks. I found the General Store (a minute's walk away) key for groceries, snacks, and drinks. The hotel is quite large, and the three-minute walk to the room from the lobby became slightly annoying as our week went on. The Ritz is basically the last hotel on the highway headed north, so to go almost anywhere means driving for a while. Kahului airport is an hour away and many of the activities we scheduled ended up being half-an-hour away or more. Nearby restaurants include Pineapple Grill in Kapalua, reachable by resort shuttle in very few minutes, which served us tasty burgers, and Roy's in Ka'anapali, which had an excellent menu. An hour away, past the airport, is Paia, where we had a fantastic meal at Flatbread Company.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Actually an hour-long drive (not an option under "distance" on this form) - Flatbread Company makes fantastic pizzas, salads, cocktails, and desserts. They made me feel welcome and right at home and the garlic chicken flatbread pizza we had was delicious.

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paradise
Friends
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Dec 20, 2011

What a Wonderful Experience!

My very 1st visit to the Hawaiian Islands couldn't have been spent at a better hotel. We booked our trip using an online travel site and everything was so easy for start to finish. We got the airfare, rental car & hotel for a steal (7 nights/8 days)!!! The hotel was beautiful & the staff truly reflected ambiance of a luxurious experience. I would definitely reccommend this hotel & would love to stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JJF3
Friends
San Jose, CA, USA
Sep 19, 2011

Well it is the RITZ

perfect - enough said. I mean it is the Ritz, and they live up to the hype.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ruths Chris is amazing

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Traveler
Friends
Orange, California, USA
Aug 18, 2011

Beautiful Kapalua!

Fantastic location...a true get away. I loved all the nature and views. It was so peaceful and quiet. The beach was gorgeous..the water was clean and warm. The staff was over the top great! Loved the shuttles to surrounding top restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Friends
New mexico
Jul 20, 2011

Beautifully secluded resort

Very nice resort... The staff were amazing!!! The reason for bookin the Ritz was because their service was always wonderful!!!! I had friends who were there a day before and i wanted to be on the same wing .... Front desk guy was great and gave me a room not to far and ocean view and poolside!!!! They have many wonderful restaurants a walk away... Or they will take u to them... And the pool was great and large not crowded like at other hotels!!! The place was breath taking!!! We rented a car and did outside activities which was nice to go out and wander around!!! I didnt like how they charged 25$ resort fee every day u stayed there.... For the money we paid.... I think wifi and shuttle should b included!! And i also think the cabanas should b a first come first serve .... Overall i would definitely come back!!! The custumer service there were 5 stars!!! I loved this hotel and loved how nice and classy it was!!! Would definitely come back!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pineapple grill!!! Amazing food!!!

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