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From breakfast with Santa to gourmet tasting menus, this ocean-front Maui resort is bound to bring the holiday spirit to life this season

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – November 1, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host a not-to-be-missed New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball in partnership with Veuve Clicquot featuring live music by Nuff Sedd, passed hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, photo booth and festive party favors.  Entry is $250 per person, but for those with New Year’s Eve dinner reservations at The Banyan Tree or Terrace, entry into the Masquerade Ball will be only $200 per person. A limited number of VIP Private Tables are available starting at $700 per couple and include one bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.  Reservations are available by calling 808-665-7089.

For those looking for a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the hotel’s Ānuenue Room is hosting a sensational performance by 5-time Grammy nominee Amy Hānaiali'i. The 18-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner will fill the stage with song, cultural history and holiday joy on her triumphant return to the Ānuenue Room with her brand new show.  Only two dates remain, December 15 and 22.  For ticket information, please visit

In addition to the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball and Hawaiian Room Concert Series, visitors and the local community alike are invited to experience the magic of the season as The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. With a picturesque “winter” setting alongside dramatic ocean views and warm island breezes, the resort has put a signature Hawaiian twist on classic holiday traditions. From festive celebrations and family-friendly activities, to seasonal spa treatments and unique gourmet experiences, this luxury island resort is sure to inspire holiday splendor all season long

See a selection of festivities below and be sure to visit for even more information.

Culinary Delights:
Delight your culinary senses this season with these festive dining experiences:

Breakfast with Santa at The Terrace
Saturday, December 23 - Monday, December 25 from 6:30 – 11 a.m. Reservations recommended. $45 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Enjoy a memorable breakfast buffet with specialty items and whimsical keiki buffet station plus a visit from Santa himself.  Your family will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus throughout the morning.

Christmas Day Feast at The Terrace
Monday, December 25 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$108 per adult; $48 per child ages 6 to 12 years (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Raise a glass as the culinary team presents a lavish holiday buffet with an array of delicacies, highlighted with live entertainment.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Banyan Tree
Sunday, December 31 – Two Seatings: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$218 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Ring in the New Year with a caviar bar, glass of Dom Perignon and a four course dinner menu at The Banyan Tree. Live entertainment and will set the stage for a memorable celebration.

New Year’s Eve Buffett at The Terrace
Sunday, December 31, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$138 per adult, $48 per child 6 – 12 years of age, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Guests seeking endless options can indulge in a lavish buffet of island-inspired tapas and interactive chef stations – complemented by traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancers.

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar and Resolution Specials at The Terrace
Monday, January 1 from 6:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Reservations recommended.

$45 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity
Start the New Year off right with our Bloody Mary Bar and Resolution specials to help you reenergize from festivities the night before.  This special breakfast buffet will be the perfect beginning to 2018.

Seasonal Spa Specials:

Melt away holiday stress with these festive specials available at The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua from December 19, 2017 – January 8, 2018:

Knesko Diamond Facial
80 minutes; $345 per person
Dramatically restore youthful radiance to your skin with Knesko Diamond infused face, neck and décolleté treatment. This indulgent and luxurious facial combines the healing and anti-aging powers of this precious gemstone resulting in instant reduction of the appearance of fine lines wrinkles while reducing signs of stress, fatigue and dark circles.

Knesko 24 Karat Gold Facial
80 minutes; $345 per person
Instantly Repair and firm your skin with Knesko 24 karat Nanogold infused face, neck and décolleté treatment. This hydrating facial combines the healing and anti-aging powers of this precious mineral to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing inflammation, redness and puffiness.

Vanilla Winter Mint Body Wrap
80 minutes; $225 per person
Winter mint + Vanilla are gently laced throughout this holiday skin treat to revive the mind, body, and spirit. Slough away winter’s dull layer with an invigorating minty white sand body polish in preparation for an application of a creamy mint mask. Wrapped in a warm cocoon for 20 minutes. The grand finale is a head-to-toe vanilla crème.

Vanilla Winter Mint Sparkle Manicure
40 minutes; $65 per person
Tis’ the season for a refreshing Vanilla Mint manicure. Begin with a mentholated hand soak, followed by a minty sugar scrub. After your manicurist massages away any stress or tension, your nails are perfectly prepped and polished with a beautiful holiday sparkle of color. Includes a glass of champagne during your service (for guests 21 and over).

Vanilla Winter Mint Mistle’toes Pedicure
50 minutes; $85 per person
Warm up those mistle‘toes’ and welcome the holiday cheer! This wintertime pedi-retreat begins with a mentholated footbath to soften and prepare the skin for a minty sugar polish. Next, a foot and calf massage eases any tension from the holiday hustle and bustle. Nails will sparkle after a classic pedicure and perfect polish. Receive a complimentary glass of champagne during your service (for guests 21 and over).

Those who reserve a spa treatment will enjoy complimentary access to the spa facilities on the scheduled day of their treatment.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit