We found a great deal on a travel web site for Ritz and decided to try it. Normally we stay In Wailea. The hotel itself is very nice and in a beautiful location (it's Maui after all). The staff were all very nice and helpful. There are a few drawbacks to it though in my opinion: the beach is quite a ways down and it is a public beach so the hotel doesn't offer chairs or umbrellas on the beach. there are three pools, one of which is designated as an adult pool but that designation is neither followed nor enforced. There are no umbrellas around the pool so the only option for shade is by renting an expensive four person cabana but nearly all of those were taken up by one of three conferences at the hotel which would be the most disappointing aspect of the visit: loud groups of people everywhere which for me is not really conducive to a relaxing vacation.