Kapalua, HI

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Kate Searby
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Fodor's calls it "one of Maui's most notable resorts"
  • Rooms are ultra-luxe with marble bathrooms and private lanais
  • Environmental Education Center hosts guided rainforest hikes and snorkeling trips

"One of Maui's most notable resorts" -- Frommer's


Map & Directions

The resort is close to an hour's drive from Kahului Airport. Self-parking is available at the hotel for $22.

Rooms & Rates

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"This resort is a complete universe" Frommer's says of the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, blending effortlessly into the tropical hillside high above D.T. Fleming Beach along Maui's western coast.

The location is a bit remote, but with plenty of amenities -- four restaurants and two bars serve signature favorites like scallop, prawn and onaga bouillabaisse and macadamia nut pancakes, with many ingredients sourced from the on-site organic garden. 

The 17,500-square-foot spa is "gorgeous" and "blissful" (Fodor's) with island-inspired treatments like pineapple-papaya or Hawaiian red sea salt and coconut oil scrubs. A three-tiered 10,000-square-foot pool flows through the center of the grounds (open 24 hours) and there is a separate pool area for kids.

Families will love the offerings from the Environmental Education center and Ambassadors of the Environment program, which hosts learning experiences like guided rain forest hikes and snorkeling trips to nearby coral reefs. Try to arrange your stay around one of the signature events held at the hotel like the Celebration of the Arts Festival or the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. 

The accommodations are elegant and just as luxurious as you would expect from the Ritz-Carlton name: dark wood floors, dazzling marble bathrooms and private lanais that look out onto the lush grounds and stunning coastline. The rooms are on the smaller side by luxury hotel standards, though.

It is a 10-minute walk to the beach, but there is a complimentary shuttle to the sandy shore, as well as the shops, dining and championship golf courses within the surrounding Kapalua Resort. There is a $25 daily resort fee that includes local calls and Wi-Fi. 

From the press:
  • "Perched majestically on a knoll above D.T. Fleming Beach, this resort is a complete universe, where you can while away whole weeks without leaving the grounds" -- Frommer's
  • "One of Maui's most notable resorts, this elegant hillside property features luxurious service, upscale accommodations, a spa, restaurants, and pool, along with an education center and an enhanced Hawaiian sense of place" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 39 for adults and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22.92 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 31.25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 150

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 36.46 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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