Breezy oceanfront sophistication in a serene setting.
Located five minutes from the smaller Kapalua airport and about 45 minutes from the larger Kahului airport, the luxurious 463-room The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is perched on a knoll overlooking the splendid D.T. Fleming Beach. The property underwent a multi-million renovation in 2007, adding residential suites. In addition, rooms were treated to all new furnishings, dark-wood floors, flat-screen televisions and marble bathrooms. Executive chef John Zaner presides over seven kitchens, including The Terrace Chef-Crafted, that offer diverse and award-winning cuisine. Also on-site is an ancient Hawaiian burial ground called Honokahua which was discovered during the original construction in 1991; it has since been preserved and contains over 900 ancient Hawaiian burial sites. A fantastic spa features 17,500 square feet of bliss. Other good excuses for escaping to this elegant place are tennis, scuba diving, the celebration of the arts events and outstanding packages. Guests and visitors can attend the seasonal Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, which will bring them in touch with Hawaiian values, traditional herbal medicines and Hawaiian art. This cultural program also offers activities for children. The Kumulani Chapel awaits any romantic couple that wishes to start life together here. Golfers will appreciate a choice of two exceptional eighteen-hole courses, both certified sanctuaries by the Audubon Society.