The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Phone (800) 241-3333
5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761
Luxury resort in northwest Maui.

• Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Low Rise
• Building: Resort • Accessibility: Self-Operating Pool Lift
• Accessibility: Van / Accessible Parking • Accessibility: Wide Doorways
• Property: Dining On Site • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board
• Room: Kitchens Available • Room: Mini Fridge
• Room: Safe • Recreation: Beach
• Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Kids Club
• Recreation: Pool • Internet: Free In Room
• Parking: Electric Car Charging Station • Parking: Paid Self Park
• Parking: Paid Valet

Full Description
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a high end, luxury resort located in west Maui. This area is known as Kapalua, though still technically the city of Lahaina, and is just steps away from D.T. Fleming Beach Park (to the right) and Oneloa Beach (Ironwoods Beach) (to the left).

Property Overview

It's a large and very upscale property that sit on 54 acres of land. The entire place just feels like a Ritz and those looking for luxury in this area are likely to be very pleased. It's large overall but with only 463 rooms (including suites, etc) it's not a mega resort and never has that over crowded feeling.

The pool area is very nice but, as you would expect, leans more towards the elegant side in terms of design rather than fun and playful. They do have a little playground area for young kids, as well as a keiki (kids) pool, but you won't find any slides or lazy rivers here. Not to worry, Ritz Kids will love it here and will really enjoy spending time at the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment.

This is an ideal location for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the Ka'anapali Beach resorts but still want to be in this general part of the island.

A $35 per day resort fee (see Hotel & Resort Fees & Taxes) will give you amenities such as free pool towels, free internet access, and other such items. Yes, the ability to have things charged to your room is actually listed as a perk that is part of the daily resort fee.

If you're parking a car, The Ritz will charge you another $22per day to self park and $30 more per day to valet (not including the tip, see Tipping). So you're looking at $57 to $65 in daily fees (plus taxes) on top of your room rate, but this is The Ritz and if you're staying here you probably don't care about such fees anyhow!


Onsite dining options at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua include The Banyan Tree, Kai Sushi, The Terrace, Alaloa Lounge, Burger Shack, The Pool Bar & Cafe, and Aina Gourmet.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa is the place to go when you want to indulge in the healing powers of Waihua (the name ancient Hawaiians gave to water that is pure in every sense). This luxurious spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies based on native Hawaiian healing traditions and the potent plants, flowers, fruits and herbs abundant in Hawaii.


Ready to hit the links? Then you'll love the 18 hole Kapalua Golf - The Bay Course and Kapalua Golf - The Plantation Course. The Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed Bay Course features ocean views on 16 of its 18 holes. The Plantation Course was designed by Coore & Crenshaw and has been recognized in America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.


The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Weddings sets a new standard for destination weddings in Maui by expertly combining the timeless romantic setting of Hawaii with the tropical elegance of a luxury resort.

Sunny L
Joined: Dec 2017
Reviews: 17
Likes Received: 0
If you have the money or find this with the right deal this is a wonderful place to stay. The resort is immaculate and the rooms are lovely. I love everything about this place even though it's not right on a beach (requires a short walk).
Joined: Apr 2017
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
This place is amazing and perfect, made my vacation more satisfied :)
Sharon A
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
This place is amazing. The most beautiful ever. Service was wonderful and staff amazing. I hope to go back someday.
Sharon W
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 25
Likes Received: 0
Perfect! Amazing and beautiful!
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has an overall 4.5 star average rating from thousands of online reviews.
Robert H
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 1
I would say perfect is about right. I loved this location. Beds were like clouds, the staff were not only helpful and friendly, but they were extremely relaxed and sincere. When the lottery brings me the big bucks, this will be where I call home. The location is away from all the other side by side locations. I loved it.
Kem W
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 2
Likes Received: 1
This is a fantastic property in west Maui, Kapalua. I have stayed here several times and love the location. It's perfect for golfers playing Kapalua. The beach is accessible only by golf cart or a short walk, but worth it. The pool is heavenly and staff is five star. I love to walk pineapple hill in the mornings. The food at all restaurants is wonderful and the fresh seafood phenomenal. The sunsets are breathtaking and there is always something to do or nothing if that's what you want. This is a little slice of heaven.
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