AN EXCLUSIVE JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU’S AMBASSADORS OF THE ENVIRONMENT EXPERIENCE
This underwater photography and snorkeling expedition travels amid the living communities of fish, coral and algae. Naturalists guide you on an interpretive and exciting snorkel with underwater digital cameras.
Exclusive Pu’ukukui Watershed Hike Experience – Email for customized pricing
Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a guided hike at Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve. Led by Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve staff, the hike will focus on the unique natural communities of the Hawaiian mountain bogs and cloud forests, and the rare native flora and fauna found there. Enjoy lunch and an interactive Q&A session with your tour guide. Follow up your hike of a lifetime with an unforgettable dinner at the signature Banyan Tree Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua.
Sunset Ceremony Nightly in the Hotel Lobby, Complimentary
Nightly at sunset on the lanai of the hotel lobby overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the sound of the conch shell will echo throughout the lobby to summon the energies of the day and allow us to say mahalo (thank you) for such a wonderful day in Kapalua. The beat of the pahu (sacred Hawaiian drum) signify the heartbeat of the day’s light and a short oli (chant) will put the day to rest.
Hula Lessons, Complimentary
Learn this unique dance and how it preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. Our hula instructors will teach a traditional hula along with the story of the dance.
Sense of Place, Complimentary
The complimentary Sense of Place program begins with the presentation of Dr. Elizabeth Kapu‘uwailani Lindsey’s award-winning documentary, Then There Were None. The film is followed by a discussion of the history and subjects broached in the documentary. Then, guests are led on a walking tour to the border of the Honokahua Preservation Site, where they discover its significance to ancient Hawaiians and role in today's cultural renaissance.
Self-Guided QR Code Cultural Art Tour, Complimentary
Guests can take a self-guided tour to learn about the cultural significance of artwork throughout the hotel. By scanning the code, you will receive an image of that piece of artwork along with an explanation from the Hawaiian Cultural Advisor, Clifford Nae‘ole, detailing out how that item relates to the local culture and traditions of the Hawaiian people.
Origami Class, Complimentary
Learn the delightful Japanese art of paper folding with our complimentary origami class.
Lei Po‘o Workshop
With the help of the island's top lei makers, handcraft your own beautiful Lei Po‘o (Hawaiian flower crown) with fresh local blooms, sourced from an Upcountry Maui farm.
SOUND HEALING MEDITATION
Using gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes, bells, and many other instruments to send a wide range of frequency through the body, matching the frequencies within the body removing negative and stuck frequency which causes the body dis-ease or disease.