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The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua - Local Attractions
Kapalua Zip Lines
West Maui's only all dual zipline course & home to the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the state of Hawaii!

While the facility is not operated by The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, guests can reserve a zip line adventure through the hotel's Concierge department or directly with the facility. Kapalua Zip Line tours provide guests with a unique and memorable experience, and is conveniently located within minutes of the resort. For information, visit
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Kapalua Golf & Tennis
Resort guests will enjoy discounted rates and preferred tee times at Kapalua's two championship golf courses. Kapalua Golf & Tennis is proud to maintain its place among the best golf courses, teaching facilities, golf shops and resorts around the world. Recognized as the best golf course in Hawaii for twelve consecutive years by Golfweek, the Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR's Sentry Tournament of Champions. The Bay Course has hosted over 20 professional tournaments - the most of any neighbor island course - and features the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. 

Kapalua Bay
Voted #1 Beach in the United States for 2018.

With gentle breaking waves above and vibrant marine life below, Kapalua Bay offers a sheltered sanctuary for exploring the wonders of the ocean. Kapalua Bay features a beach activity hut offering a snorkel and other water equipment rentals. Located at the end of the Kapalua Coastal Trail, or you can access with your vehicle or by utilizing the Kapalua Resort Shuttle. Kapalua Bay offers a parking lot and full facilities.
Ironwoods Horseback Riding

Ride into the sunset through the West Maui Mountains - located less than one mile from the resort.

For the adventurer at heart – take a ride through pineapple fields and Ironwood trees, with dramatic scenery of West Maui, Moloka'i and Lana’i. Rides are suitable for both the novice rider and experienced horseman.  

Honolua Bay
World famous surfing and snorkel destination located just north of the resort.

Honolua Bay is located just north of Kapalua Resort. Since 1978, the area has been protected by the State of Hawaii as a Marine Conservation District. Fishing is strictly prohibited. Honolua Bay is an excellent location for summer snorkeling especially on the west (left-hand) side of the beach. In the winter months it attracts top surfers from around the world, with large winter swells and one of the best surf breaks on Maui. Surrounded by high rocky cliffs on both sides the bay is sheltered from the wind and keep the water calm during the summer. The cliffs also provide a great vantage point to watch surfers and the waves. Although Honolua Bay does not have a sandy beach, access to the snorkeling can be a fun adventure with an easy walk through a jungly tree shaded dirt path. There are no facilities or rental equipment available. 
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Hike along Kapalua's impressive coastline.​

This 1.76-mile coastal trail runs along the ocean from Kapalua Bay Beach to DT Fleming Beach, passing through the sand dunes of Oneloa Bay and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
Village Hiking Trails
This collection of six trails ranges from moderate to difficult follws the former cart path of the Village Golf Course and features panoramic views and a hidden lake.
D.T. Fleming Beach
Fronting The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Honokahua Bay (D.T. Fleming Beach) is a long golden sand beach that is perfect for running and sunning. This a popular location for is known for boogie boarding and surfing. Beach chair and umbrella service is available, beach parking and barbecues are a favorite among the locals. Beach front dining is available at the Burger Shack, dine at the outdoor restaurant or take your lunch to-go and enjoy on the beach!
Meditation Labyrinth Walk
Labyrinths used for meditation are based on patterns that date back thousands of years and have roots in many cultures and traditions. It is both kinesthetic and introspective, a complete mind-body integrative activity, while we visit a few of Maui's treasures including some of the most beautiful weathered rock formations.
Napili Farmers Market
The Napili Farmers Market offers fresh Maui-grown produce, as well as locally-made, unique products, such as Hawaiian honey, fresh juices, cultured macadamia nut spreads and dressing, along with handmade jewelry, artisan crafted organic kombucha, baked goodies, essential oils, organic and naturally leavened bread, locally sourced hot sauce, plants, and live Hawaiian music. 
Nakahele Blowhole
To find the trail to Nakalele Blowhole, drive north from Kapalua for approximately 8 miles, and park when you see the mileage marker that says 38.5. There are numerous trails that criss-cross the landscape, and they all lead down to the blowhole, but the trail from mile marker 38.5 is not only the safest route, but also offers a look at the famous heart shaped hole in the rock. Please use caution as rocks are slippery - as a rule, stay on dry rocks.
Whaler's Village Shopping
Beachside mall with boutiques, restaurants, a whaling museum, hula lessons & other activities.
Old Lahaina Lu'au
Beachside eatery & luau spot offers package rates for Hawaiian dinner & a show amid tiki torches.
Helicopter Tours
The exquisite beauty and mystique of Maui is captured in this all-encompassing flight. Soar into the sky and experience the serenity of Maui, also known as "The Valley Isle," on this complete circle island expedition.
Maui Ocean Center
Experience the rarest and most unique marine life Hawaii has to offer. Discover over 60 breathtaking marine exhibits and daily presentations. 
Maui Winery
Scenic vineyard & commercial winery, bottling sparkling, pineapple, grape & raspberry dessert wines. 
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
Storied, nonprofit art center in a 1917 mansion offering tours, galleries & classes in many mediums.
Alii Kula Lavender Farm
Sprawling property growing 45 varieties of lavender & a gift shop with a range of scented products. For more details, please visit
Kula Botanical Gardens
Kula Botanical Garden is located on the slopes of Haleakala and encompasses 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit. 
32nd Annual Celebration of the Arts

32nd Annual Celebration of the Arts at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua.

MARCH 29-30, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers during the annual Celebration of the Arts.

Opening ceremonies include traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula will be continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

The Celebration of Island Tastes will culminate the weekend festivities and is a brand new twist on the traditional Celebration Lu’au and Show!

The Celebration After-Hours Party is the grand finale. The finest talent in Hawaii will take the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflects upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for.
43rd Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

JUNE 6-9, 2024


The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival at the award-winning Kapalua Resort is a weekend of culinary delights, premium and hard to find wines and celebration of the good life. Celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer along with other industry notables, join us to honor and celebrate our Love for Lahaina with special guests and fundraising opportunities throughout the weekend.
Locale Magazine
Kapalua is an area of Maui on the northwest shore known for its white sand beaches, high-end restaurants, luxury resorts and sparkling bays. Among those draws, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is one of the best resorts in Maui, offering a sprawling golf course, a gorgeous pool, several delicious restaurants, a luxury luau experience and a diverse variety of events and adventures to choose from. Ready to pack your bags? Here are seven epic things to do on Maui this year!
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