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10 Reasons to Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

We stayed as a guest of the Ritz-Carlton

When planning a family vacation on the island of Maui, there are so many choices of places to stay. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what resort is the best fit for your family to create special memories. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a top choice for families visiting the area, and these are 10 great reasons to stay at this resort when visiting Maui.


Spacious Rooms
The resort offers plenty of room for growing families. There is lots of space surrounding the beds, added drawers for storing clothes and large bathrooms.






In Room Kitchens
When planning our stay at The Ritz-Carlton we reserved a one bedroom Residential Suite. The room featured a large dining table, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, sink, dishes and cooking utensils. This type of room is especially helpful for families who are traveling with a child who has food allergies. We were able to purchase groceries from the local supermarket, and prepare meals in the comfort of our room.



Sprawling Grounds
There is grass forever and ever for children to run, frolic, and play. When making our reservations we requested a room on the bottom floor so that our children could play on the green belt outside our room. Our kids were able to get all their extra energy out while playing and exploring around the lush property.







More than Just a Childcare
When placing your children in the care of the staff at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, they will have a full educational experience. The property offers Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment where children can participate in immersive educational fun.


Educational Tours
Not only can children have educational experiences when in the care of the staff at the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment but families can also take tours through the program. They offer tide pool walks, whale watching, canoe adventures and more. During these activities, a guide will help teach families about the ocean and animals that live in the waters surrounding Maui.

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Gourmet Family-friendly Dining
Most resorts that offer gourmet dining do not normally have a kid-friendly environment except at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Parents can enjoy some of the best sushi on the island at Kai Sushi, experience an international buffet at The Terrace Restaurant or have their culinary desires met with poolside dining. All of the restaurants offer the highest quality cuisine while still having tasty kid dining options. The resort is all about families so your family will see kids dining at all the restaurants throughout your stay.


Kai sushi 1



Endless Water Fun
The resort has a three-tiered pool with two jacuzzi’s, private kid pool, and a small playground. The center pool is reserved for adults while children can splash and play at any of the other pools. There is a soothing waterfall that separates the three-tiered pool and always plenty of chairs for guests to relax. Families don’t have to worry about running out at 6am to leave towels in an attempt to save a chair at this resort. There is always plenty of chairs and an accommodating staff to help get families set-up and comfortable by the pool.










Helping Families Stay Active
Families are encouraged to stay active when staying at the resort by using the on site basketball court, tennis courts and numerous walking/running trails. Guest will find the trails surrounding the 22,000 acre resort full of families jogging in the morning before starting their day exploring the island.




Courteous staff
It is the staff that truly makes a resort special, and the staff at The Ritz-Carlton is ready to help make your vacation relaxing and enjoyable. There was never a moment that we were not being checked on by a staff member, and the service at all the restaurants was impeccable. Everyone was friendly while taking the time to also ensure our children were having a relaxing vacation.




Beautiful Beaches
The resort is located in front of DT Fleming Beach where families can have the ultimate body boarding experience. There are also rocks, tide pools and lots of places to explore. On our first morning at the resort, we took our children to explore the tide pools where they saw an entire underwater world. For families looking to snorkel the resorts offers a free daily shuttle to the neighboring Kapalua Bay.











The Ritz-Carlton is a magical place for families to embrace the spirit of Hawaii. Families are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience when staying at the resort. Reservations are available online.




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  1. Beautiful pics, Shelby! Looks like the kids had a blast, but they are happy anywhere you take them 🙂 We stayed at the RC Kapalua years ago, unfortunately, the weather was not great, but the hotel and staff were amazing!


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