Let’s face it, wherever you stay in the Hawaiian paradise of Kapalua, you’ll likely have a good time. With stunning views over the islands of Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi, several world class beaches, plenty of accommodations, numerous restaurants, and several championship golf courses, it’s the perfect place to grab some R&R. If you want to up the ante and take that “good” to “amazing”, a stay at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua comes highly recommended. With first-class amenities and enough on offer to satisfy even the most demanding guest, the resort is guaranteed to make for a truly awesome break. To discover more reasons to visit the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, keep reading.
1. A Prime Location
The Ritz Carlton’s prime position in Kapulua will make you never want to leave. Situated within a stone’s throw of the stunning Oneloa Beach and D.T. Fleming Beach Park, you’ll have access to all the sun, sea, sand and sangria you could ever want. If you’re a keen golfer, you’ll love the easy proximity to the Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course, while if you’re a nature lover, you’ll find much to delight you in the resort’s beautiful natural surrounds.
2. The Best Rooms in Town
Featuring 462 air conditioned rooms with every comfort and convenience you could wish for (from ipod docking stations to espresso makers, from down comforters to Egyptian cotton sheets), the resort is guaranteed to make you feel at home. With complimentary wired and wireless internet access in every room, private furnished lanais, LCD TV’s with cable programming, and private bathrooms with luxurious full-sized tubs and rainfall showers, you may never want to leave your suite.
3. First-Class Amenities
If you’re looking for the kind of holiday where your every want, whim and desire are catered to, you’ll not find better than the Ritz Carlton. Among its range of first-class amenities is a premium spa, offering a full range of massages, facials, and relaxing body treatments, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a full-size outdoor tennis court. You’ll also enjoy access to wireless internet services, concierge services, and, for those who can’t resist a spot of retail therapy, a range of gift shops and newsstands. If the walk to the beach seems too demanding, you can relax- the resort offers a very handy complimentary shuttle service that makes the process of getting from your bed to the sand a positive breeze.
4. Best for Business
If you’re looking to plan a conference or business meeting, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua could well be the ideal venue. With express check-in and express check-out for busy businesspeople, along with a business center and 200,000 square feet of conference space and meeting rooms, you’ll find everything you need to guarantee a successful event.
5. A Food-Lovers Paradise
Whether you prefer candlelit dinners or alfresco picnics, seafood or burgers, salads or barbecue, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your taste buds at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants. If that wasn’t enough, the Ritz Carlton also offers superlative beverages at its onsite coffee shop and a range of local specialties and custom infusions at its choice of 5 bars. If you’d rather dine in the comfort of your own room, you can- the resort offers 24/7 room service featuring a wide selection of tasty treats.
6. Championship Golf Facilities
If you can’t imagine a holiday where you can’t practice your swing, fear not- the Ritz Carlton Kapalua is not only home to the renowned Kapalua Golf Academy, it’s also ideally located next to 2 of Hawaii’s best golf courses. The Bay Course is described as a “player friendly resort course with ocean and neighbor island views on 16 of 18 holes.” As a fun fact, it also happens to be the only golf course on Maui to feature a hole to play over the ocean. The Plantation Course, meanwhile, offers keen golfers the chance to walk in the footsteps of their heroes: as the home of the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, the course has been played by some of golf’s leading lights, and is one of the most consistent winners of Golfweek’s award for ‘Best Golf Course in Hawaii”.
7. Fun for all the Family
If you’re concerned about your kids getting bored while you sip cocktails around the pool, relax. The resort is well-equipped to deal with the needs of all kids, from the smallest to the biggest, from the easiest- to- please toddler to the most demanding of teenagers. Ritz Kids aims to entertain and inform by encouraging kids to interact with the resort’s beautiful natural surroundings. Whether it's searching for green sea turtles, making pizza’s in the hotel’s kitchens, learning the basics of survival, or venturing into the night to discover more about the island’s nocturnal creatures, the range and scope of activities on offer will leave you jealous you can’t join in.
8. Helpful Staff
The hotel is situated on the doorstep of some of the most wonderous attractions in Hawaii, but if you’re new to the area, you might struggle to decide what to do and where to go. Thankfully, the resort’s helpful concierge service is on hand to help you draw up an itinerary. Whether it’s suggesting horseback riding through the dramatic scenery of West Maui, hiking through the majestic waterfalls of the inland, scuba diving off the coast of Lana’I, or taking a sunset sail on a catamaran, the Ritz Carlton’s friendly staff will help you get the very best out of your vacation.
9. The Perfect Wedding Venue
If you’re looking for the ideal wedding venue, the Ritz Carlton may be just the ticket. Its comprehensive wedding packages will ensure you get the wedding of your dreams. Whether you want to make your vows by candlelight, walk down the aisle in a lush outdoor garden, or celebrate your first dance in a dreamy ballroom, the resort’s dedicated planners will work with you every step of the way to create your very own fairy tale.
10. Sports Galore
If spending your entire vacation lounging around the pool doesn’t appeal, you’ll find plenty of sports and activities to keep you busy. Swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddling, whale watching, snorkeling, hiking…with its prime location next to some of the best spots for activities in Hawaii, a stay at the Ritz Carlton is unlikely to leave you bored, that’s for sure.
Written by Liz Flynn
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