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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

1 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Kapalua, HI 96761  [SEE MAP]Kapalua, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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There are plenty of kids amenities on-site
Guests must pay a daily $35 resort fee
Located less than a mile inland from D.T. Fleming Beach on Maui's northwest coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – with its epic views of Molokai Island – is popular with travelers in more ways than one. The rooms are spacious and are dressed in a tropical-yet-refined style brought on by yellow and green decor and wrought-iron lanais (Hawaiian patios). Accommodations at this Ritz-Carlton also feature flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and high-speed internet access. Past visitors are also bowled over by the quality of this resort's customer service: Guests say that the staff here worked hard to ensure a comfortable stay. While you're here, travelers recommend taking advantage of the pool. And if you're looking to unwind even further, splurge on a treatment at the spa. Others enjoyed the hiking excursions and other outdoor ventures with the Ambassadors of the Environment program. And at the end of the day, refuel with a full plate of fresh Hawaiian cuisine with a twist at Banyan Tree, one of the resort's six restaurants. Staying here will cost you a pretty penny, especially if you include the $35 daily resort fee. This Marriott-affiliated property participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so guests can earn and use points by staying here.
Kapalua, HI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 466 rooms
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  • 5.0Hotel Class


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The Ritz offers one of the best club lounges in the state, serving gourmet coffee and pastries, a lunch buffet, cookies in the afternoon, and hot appetizers and drinks at sunset. Additional amenities include several superior restaurants; a 10,000-square-foot, three-tiered pool; and the 17,500-square-foot Waihua Spa, with steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools surrounded by lava-rock walls.



One of Maui's most notable resorts, this elegant hillside property features luxurious service, upscale accommodations, a spa, restaurants, and pool, along with an education center and an enhanced Hawaiian sense of place.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4191 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4191 reviews 4.5 (based on 4191 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms are decorated with Hawaiian-inspired decor, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and small balconies with a table and chairs.
  • Free Wi-Fi connection in all rooms and suites as part of the $35 daily resort fee
  • Bathrooms have marble floors and counters, as well as a separate shower and bathtub
Nightly resort fee$35

Standard room size440 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton is located in northwestern Maui, and is a bit more secluded than other hotels on the island, leaving little within walking distance. Shopping and restaurants off the property can be found in Kaanapali, which is about 7 miles south of the resort.
  • There is a shuttle available for transportation to nearby beaches, restaurants, shopping and golf courses within the resort area
  • The resort is set back from the beach, but the D.T. Fleming Beach Park is just a short walk
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel's six restaurants and bars offer a variety of options, from fine dining at the Banyan Tree restaurant to the more casual Burger Shack. Most dining options have views of the beach
  • The Alaloa Lounge serves specialty cocktails and light fare in an ideal location for watching the sunset
  • Ulana offers a breakfast buffet
  • ‘Olu serves lunch favorites like poke bowls, salads and tacos
  • Kai Cafe serves salads and on-the-go meals
  • 24-hour room service is available

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort has a three-level, 10,000-square-foot pool, in addition to a kids pool and whirlpools. The poolside deck leaves guests with a view of the Kapalua coast. A variety of cabanas are available for rent.
  • Ample cushioned lounge chairs available
  • Towel service
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 17,500-square-foot spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers separate men's and women's facilities, a co-ed relaxation area, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, cedar saunas and indoor and outdoor whirlpools. Services range from mini treatments to all-day sessions.
  • Salon services available
  • Couples treatments offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Jean-Michel Cousteau "Ambassadors of the Environment" program offers educational activities and programs for kids. Most are half-day programs open to kids ages 5 through 14, and they usually have to do with the environment on Maui. The resort also does offer some free kid-friendly activities, such as snorkeling lessons.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and is reserved for guests ages 18 and older. The resort offers a number of classes, such as yoga and pilates, in addition to the cardio and weight equipment available in the gym.
    • On-site and nearby activities include tennis courts, basketball courts, surfing, sailing, kayaking and hiking
    • Minors ages 16 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult or have a signed Minor Authorization and Release Form to use the fitness facilities
    • Some fitness classes are part of the resort fee, others cost $20 per session.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has 27 venues that can accommodate meetings from 10 to 2,000 guests with the largest indoor space being the 15,288-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Full audiovisual and creative services available. The on-site business center is run by a third-party contractor.

      Number of meeting rooms27

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Kapalua Resort is home to two 18-hole courses: the Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane-designed Bay Course and the Plantation Course. Both courses are oceanfront.
      • Guests get discounted rounds
      • Unlimited golf packages are also available.
      • The Kapalua Golf Academy can help beginners or even seasoned players hone their skills
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop


      The resort offers a variety of spaces for couples to choose from, plus on-site wedding advisers and a number of packages are available. Couples can take advantage of the 35,288 square feet of indoor space as well as nearly 173,120 square feet of outdoor space with gardens overlooking the ocean
      • Resort can host everything from the bachelor party to the honeymoon
      • The Ritz can host up to two weddings per day

      Maximum wedding guest capacity500

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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