The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


"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. 

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  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • 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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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

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.
  • 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 50 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: USD 150 (subject to availability)

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 36.76 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.

Renovations and Closures

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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