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*****Ritz Carlton, Kapalua,...
*****Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui (SEE PHOTO)
This hotel is more than just crystal chandeliers and Persian rugs – the staff, the services, and the amenities are absolutely amazing. Concierge was fabulous – they kept my husband’s golf clubs and had them ready, in our car, with the motor running, when he was ready to go play. The Kapalua resort also offers a shuttle service which takes guests wherever they would like to go within the resort – shopping, golf, restaurants, other beaches… The rooms were large and cozy, and the room service was wonderful. We returned to our room each night with orchids on our pillows and soft Hawaiian music streaming from our entertainment center. The pool – glorious. Restaurants – wonderful. The only reason we left Kapalua was to visit Roy’s and Maui Tacos!
The Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua lives up to it's reputation as a top notch, classy and luxurious hotel. We didn't afford the ocean view room but our room was very nice with a view of the golf course. Very comfortable bed with plenty of pillows. Big screen TV, wireless internet, large bath tub, bath robe provided and quiet airconditioning made for an extremely pleasant stay. We had direct access to Kapalua Bay beach. The swimming pool area with several separate pool areas made for several of opportunities to find a lounge chair right at the pool's edge. Lounge chairs facing the beach in a grassy area was also very nice. Especially with the bar just off to the side. I would recommend to anyone to stay at this hotel if you can swing the price. Just 15 minutes from Lahaina and 5 minutes from Honoloa Bay where the snorkeling was amazing!
Enjoy the beaches
All beaches on Maui (and I also believe in Hawaii) are open to the public. Since we stayed at the Kapalua Villas, we had access to the beaches infront of the Ritz-Carlton/Kapalua Resort...totally awesome!!!
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui
Although we could never afford to stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, we were able to spend one magical afternoon at this stunning resort.
The hotel is situated on an historic, 23,000-acre working pineapple plantation . It is surrounded by 54 holes of golf on three courses as well as the Kapalua Golf Academy. There are 548 rooms in the hotel which offer wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with fresh flower leis.
The resort includes recreational facilities such as 10 tennis courts, a 10,000-square-foot three-tiered swimming pool, two outdoor whirlpool spas, nine-hole putting green, bocce ball lawn, and a secluded beach!
In addition, there is a 7,000-square-foot fitness center and spa, including steam rooms, saunas, and spa treatments as well as weight training equipment.
They also have a "one of a kind" room in all of Hawaii: The Aloha Outdoor Ballroom as well as the two indoor ballrooms.
All of the 548 rooms and suites have spacious, private lanais; many of the rooms and suites have partial ocean or ocean views.
1. Twice-daily maid service and turndown service is given.
2. Plush terry bathrobes.
3. Marble bathrooms with separte showers and double vanities.
4. Plush non-allergenic featherbeds, comforters, and pillows
5. Non-smoking and barrier-free rooms available.
6. Choice of one king or two-double beds.
The main dining room is called "The Banyan Tree", and it offers contemporary Australian cuisine. There is also a beachfron restaurant called "The Beach House Bar & Grill".
In addition, there is "The Terrace" where the Plantation breakfast buffet is served. For sushi, the "Kai" is available. "The Lobby Lounge" is the place to enjoy a cocktail, and "The Pool Bar & Cafe" offers, drinks, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads to sunbathers and swimmers. Allan and I walked the grounds, took photographs of the famed three-tiered pool (see Photo), shopped in the Gift Shoppe, had a drink at the Lobby Bar, and did a good deal of "people gazing." This is certainly where the "well-heeled" stay!
We stayed at Kapalua Villas...
We stayed at Kapalua Villas and rented one of the many private, executive residences available during our visit.
The home we rented costs $3,500 (US) per night with a 5 night minimum. However, that price covers from 1 to 8 occupants. Mid-December to January 1 prices are HIGHER! Immaculate 4 bedroom, 5 bath home with inground, heated pool and spa with spectacular ocean views! Kapalua Resort has 3 championship golf courses, 3 white sand beaches, 12 restaurants and lots of unique shopping.
Kapalua is ocean front property and houses a hotel, villas, restaurants, pool, shops and golf course. This place is not toursity at all. The setting is screne and peaceful. The views are magnificient and service superb. The hotel portion is currently being remodeled into more condo/villas. I highly recommend staying in one of the villas - definately a lot of room for your money with great views and a kitchen. Each usually has at least two and a half baths and two bedrooms with a pull out couch. They have ocean front villas as well as golf course villas. So much to do in a very quiet peaceful setting. Great for whale watching. Home to the PGA Mercedes Golf Championship.
Great place to stay
This condo complex has large units (1 bdrm - 1300 sq.ft.). Grounds are beautiful. You have access to the Kapalua Bay Hotel (unfortunately soon to be demolished) and the Ritz Carleton Hotel. A shuttle takes you one of three beaches, the golf courses, hotels and store. People are friendly - many live there year round and you have much privacy. We rented owner direct and were very happy! Private BBQ's, choice of 4 pools (two at condos, two at hotels), no crowds, great views. peaceful evenings.
Condo in Paradise
Very nice and comfortable two story condos with open patios,kitchens and 1-2 bedrooms. Perfect for a week stay and families. Located up towards Kapalua golf courses and only 15 minutes to Lahaina. On site restaurants, common grounds, pool and walking to local beach.
A perfect view of Pailolo Channel
This is a condominium located in Kahana which is right on the west coast of Maui between Kapalua and Ka‘anapali. It is only minutes down to Lahaina. It is definitely oceanfront with only about fifty meters from the back of the building to the water's edge (check out my Maui Travelogue for more photos).
It seems to be completely run as a hotel. Although you can book directly at the resort or with the owner, we found a better rate through Chase 'n Rainbows.
Because we did not satisfy the minimum stay requirements, we were charged a higher daily rate. We only wanted 4 days there and they require a 5-day minimum. This was especially evident when trying to book direct. They were willing to make the reservation at a higher daily rate plus cleaning fees. But Chase offered the stay without the $60 (or was it $80?) cleaning charge, thus, making it cheaper to book through them. We had room 1206 overlooking the ocean. Our lanai had a commanding view of both Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. Since we were here in late February, we were also treated to a show of humpbacks playing in the water not too far from shore. And the view of the sunsets? Simply spectacular!
If there is one thing that literally hangs a dark cloud over this place was the one simple fact that it rained everyday but one while we were here. It has to do with the way the tradewinds flow over the mountains which in turn form and drop infrequent showers on this area. However, all was not lost. A short drive to Lahaina gave us clear skies and dry weather. And a drive up to Kapalua, although still a little cloudy, it was not raining. And on the morning we checked out it was perfectly clear and I was able to take this picture with the perfectly blue sky in the background.
Although the rain was a negative, it is its commanding view over the water that certainly manages to bump its score higher in our book. We will definitely consider staying here again.
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Thre-Tiered Swimming Pool
Feedback for Ritz Carlton Maui & Mandele Bay Lanai
We booked our Honeymoon at both of these hotels. Anyone have feed back on either of these? I would love to hear!
Re: Feedback for Ritz Carlton Maui & Mandele Bay Lanai
I think you will like both. They are different in that Ritz Carltons are decorated very similar everywhere. The Manele Bay is alittle more flowing with iron 4 post beds and larger grounds
Re: Feedback for Ritz Carlton Maui & Mandele Bay Lanai
I KNOW you will like Manele Bay ... we used to sail down there and sneak over to poolside and try to pass ourselves off as hotel guests... Some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii is on the reef right there by the hotel and VERY calm water and lots of fish.
There's a shuttle bus that will take you up the hill to the other ritzy hotel, the Lodge at Koele, think that's where Bill Gates got married when he rented the island.