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A hike through the lush rainforest, a round of championship golf, the warmth of golden sand beneath your feet, the excitement of a young mind as it learns about the wonders of nature. These are among the experiences that await guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Our oceanfront hotel introduces visitors to the culture and natural beauty of Maui while pampering them with luxury amenities to meet every need and desire.

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Resort Features & Amenities

Boasting 54 stunning acres, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua proudly maintains the Honokahua Preservation Site, a recognized “wahi pana” (sacred site) that lies adjacent to the resort and serves as a destination where Native Hawaiians can gather to conduct ceremonies and protocol. In addition to this beautiful sanctuary the resort offers guests the following features:

  • 463 hotel rooms, suites and Club Level accommodations featuring dark wood floors, marble bathrooms, vibrant island-inspired décor and designs 
  • Six dining experiences featuring local ingredients from the resort’s sustainable organic garden, fresh seafood and Pacific cuisine 
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua featuring treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions and an array of body treatments, massage and facials, and a fitness center with cardio equipment and daily fitness classes so that you may “e malama kou kino,” which translates to “care for your body” while on Maui 
  • On-property and nearby recreational activities include tennis court, basketball court, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddling. Whale watching, snorkeling, hiking and more via the Ambassadors of the Environment program
  • Kapalua Resort shuttle available for transportation to nearby beaches, restaurants, shopping and golf courses within Kapalua Resort. Please visit the hotel's maps and directions page for further information 
  • Full-service wedding and vow renewal coordination 
  • Electric vehicle charging station coming soon

Kapalua Resort Features & Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled within the pristine 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort, giving guests exclusive access to amenities and activities hosted within this Maui beach hotel and within the legendary resort, including:

  • One of Hawaii’s largest nature preserves with two marine sanctuaries
  • Signature Maui events each year: Celebration of the Arts, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Wellness Week, XTERRA World Championship and PGA-TOUR Tournament of Champions
  • Two championship golf courses, The Bay Course and The Plantation Course, along with the award-winning instructions of the Kapalua Golf Academy
  • Exciting outdoor adventures and activities including miles of hiking trails, and the Kapalua Tennis Garden designed for novice and pro players alike
  • Variety of dining options featuring local cuisine including Pineapple Grill, Merriman’s Kapalua, Cane and Canoe, Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Wine Palette, Taverna and The Plantation House

Hotel Policies

Maui Resort Fee
The daily resort fee of $35 USD (plus tax) per room includes select fitness classes offered complimentary, Enhanced High Speed Internet Service, Kapalua Resort Shuttle Services (travel within Kapalua Resort), Complimentary Photo Session, Discounted Golf Fees & Preferred Tee Times, Cultural History Tours and Resort Activities (Basketball, Tennis, Shuffleboard, Croquet).

Resort Fee is subject to change without notice.

Hotel Parking
Valet Parking $30 USD (plus tax) daily

Cancellation Policy
Two nights' room and tax will be charged 72 hours after the reservation is confirmed.  Cancellation is permitted 21 days prior to arrival.

Third Person Charge
$100 USD for ages 13 and older on Club level
Third person charge is subject to change without notice

Awards and Accolades

  • 2018, American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond Hotel
  • 2018, American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond Restaurant, The Banyan Tree
  • 2018, US News & World Report Travel “Best Hotels in the US”
  • 2018, Best Golf Resorts – Hawaii, 2018 Editor’s Choice, Golf DigestAlvin Savella – The Banyan Tree, “2018 Chef of the Year”, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine ‘Aipono Award
  • 2018, The Banyan Tree, “Best Pacific Rim Cuisine – Silver Award”, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine ‘Aipono Award
  • 2018, Alaloa Lounge, “Best Lobby Lounge – Gold Award”, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine ‘Aipono Award
  • 2018, Alvin Savella, “Fan Favorite Award”, Maui Agricultural Festival
  • 2017, American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond Hotel, 21 consecutive years
  • 2017, US News & World Report Travel “Best Hotels in the US”
  • 2017, Travel + Leisure, “Best Resorts in Hawaii”
  • 2017,  travAlliancemedia, Silver Travvy Award, Best Destination Wedding Hotel/Resort, Hawaii
  • 2017, Best Golf Resorts in Hawaii, Golf Digest
  • 2017, Top 100 Luxury Hotels,™ Loved by Guests award


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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