Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Offers Hawaiian Culture, Luxury

West Maui resort houses signature restaurants, spa, and special packages
Shaena Engle

West Maui resort houses signature restaurants, spa, and special packages

The 463-room AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort is located at the far end of the island on west Maui, approximately 10 miles from the historic town of Lahaina.The resort houses a 10,000 square foot swimming pool, 10 tennis courts, a full fitness center, spa, and nine hole putting green.

Guest rooms feature dark wood floors, Hawaiian-inspired furnishings, travertine bathrooms with double vanities, iPod docking stations, LCD flat screen televisions, and wireless internet access. 

The resort features a variety of restaurants incorporating fresh produce and seafood. The Terrace offers ocean views and dishes incorporating organic seasonal ingredients including ahi poke, snapper ceviche, lamb pork belly sliders, Kona seafood paella, opakapaka with corn cannelloni, and cider brined pork chops.The new Chef-Crafted menu by Chef John Zaner uses sustainable ingredients from Maui’s local farms and Pacific coastlines.The Terrace also offers a daily expansive breakfast buffet.

Located inside the lobby, Kai Sushi offers over 20 varieties of fresh sushi and sashimi.The Alaloa Lounge featres a black lava stone wall, onyx bar, live entertainment and light fare and appetizers.

Guests can choose to enjoy the Maui sun at the expansive three-tiered pool or follow the path to the secluded D.T. Fleming Beach.The Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment programs offers a variety of outdoor excursions by trained naturalists including underwater photography, snorkeling sessions, seasonal whale-watching excursions, and hikes through the Kapalua rainforest.

The 17,500 square foot spa includes 15 treatment rooms with two outdoor couples’ cabanas, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs and relaxation areas.

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The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua also offers a global Hawaiian honeymoon package. Couples who get married at any of the 85 Ritz-Carlton Hotels and resorts worldwide can obtain preferred rates, services and amenities available at the Kapalua location.