After finishing up our time in Kihei, I had wanted to spend some time in the north West Maui area and finally decided on staying at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua hotel. I redeemed 120,000 Marriott Rewards points for two nights in a standard room.
The main reason that I picked the Ritz-Carlton was for their large pool area which with three kids is obviously very important to them. My kids were also excited about the prospect of going in the hot tub without any restrictions as most community pools require a minimum age of 14 to enter the holy grail of hot water.
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Review of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui Hotel
We drove from Kihei up to the Ritz-Carlton property and went to check-in. The rooms are gorgeous. A 55 inch flat-screen TV was pretty popular with my kids. There were dark wood floors and two queen beds overlooking the pool.
We spent the majority of our time at the pool and doing various activities.
There is a children’s pool, a hot tub, several open pools, plus an adult hot tub, and adult pool.
There are plenty of free pods, lounger beds, and regular chair everywhere. In addition, there are rentable covered cabanas for $100 and rentable deluxe cabanas for $300 including a sofa, TV, water, etc.
On the property, there are lots of games for kids and adult including a putting green, shuffleboard, bocce ball, bean bag toss, and croquet. There is also a dedicated area for a playground.
There is a beach that is a bit of a walk from the main resort area called D.T. Fleming Beach where the kids enjoyed doing boogie boarding.
Ask the front desk for some fish food and you can feed the fish right by the front entrance.
There is a mandatory resort fee of $35 which includes internet service, shuttle service within the resort, photo session, and resort activities. In addition, there is a self-parking fee of $22 per day and $30 for valet parking.
The property is first rate, the pool is vast, this property is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the area. It truly is a secluded beautiful property – just be prepared to pay a premium for luxury.
– 463 rooms
– Six restaurants
– Kid’s pool
– Tennis court, basketball court, swimming, and surfing.
– Shuttle is available for transportation within the resort.
– 24 hour fitness center
– 24 hour business center