I seriously had second thoughts about staying in this hotel based on what I read in Tripadvisor. I was worried about the rainy weather, service and damp smelling room. The Ritz Carlton, thankfully, ended up being a wonderful hotel and I should not have worried. The rooms were elegant and stately, even though I did smell dampness upon arrival, I totally forgot about it for the rest of our 10 day vacation. Every employee was courteous and was eager to help. The hotel grounds were beautiful and well cared for - and you do have to walk a ways to get to your room, but just consider it working off last night's dinner. We had wonderful weather and everyone was laying out at the beautiful pool.
The beach is small and has good waves for bodysurfing. It was nice to be a little secluded from other hotels - rather than staying at "resort row" in Lahaina where the beach is huge and beautiful but everywhere you go there's a crowd. When we return to Maui we will definitely stay at the Ritz Carlton again- they helped make our vacation truly wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on 54 acres in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, warm wood floors, travertine bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The spa beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottoes, heat therapies, and a fitness center with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment offers all levels activities from land to sea. Also featured are six restaurants, indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas. It is enveloped by picturesque Kapalua Resort’s two championship golf courses, dining and a century-old pineapple plantation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Hotel Kapalua
- Ritz Carlton Maui
- Ritz-Carlton Lahaina
- Ritz Lahaina
- Lahaina Ritz-Carlton
- The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Maui