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8 Reasons to Plan a Mindful Fall Getaway to This 5-Star Maui Resort

Level Up Your Hawaii Vacation With Luxury Luau Experiences, Seaside Golf and More

Maui has seen its fair share of hardship over the past few months, so we’re taking a moment to show this beautiful place some love. If you’ve been craving a trip to the Hawaiian islands but haven’t yet made the voyage in the fall season—you’re about to find out what you’ve been missing. The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is officially welcoming guests back on Oct. 8 and has everything you can imagine for an ultra-luxurious resort experience in this beachside dream destination. From spectacular sunsets and stunning scenery to exclusive lounge privileges, divine dining displays and colorful cocktails—not to mention a pristine pool and a panoply of daytime excursions—you’ll want to relax and stay for a while. Get ready to rediscover Maui’s magic and return to aloha! Here are eight reasons to plan a mindful getaway to this five-star Maui resort.

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Your Stay Gives Back

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In lieu of the recent wildfires that took place, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is making it easy to do our part and give back in more ways than one. When guests book The Malama Hawaii Package, they’ll receive 20% off for stays of five nights or more, along with a $300 credit for Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program. This program introduces guests of all ages to the cultural traditions and natural beauty of Hawaii through guided eco-friendly adventures and offers a choice of volunteer experience. 

Local Insight: For those who can’t catch a flight this fall or winter but want to donate to those who were affected by the Maui fires, they can visit and


Pristine Beaches

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The Kapalua coastline hosts six bays and a perimeter of stunning white-sand beaches—all within a 10-minute drive from the resort. Kapalua Bay was named America’s Best Beach and plays host to an array of outdoor activities. Head to the activity hut to rent kayaks, snorkels and stand-up paddleboards for a daytime adventure. Take to the sea, where you’re likely to catch a glimpse of some of the most vibrant and colorful marine life in the world, or spread out on the sand for some low-key fun in the sun. Booking a fall stay at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua means less crowds and more breathing room, space and exclusivity.


Luxury Luau Experiences

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This mesmerizing luau experience goes beyond the status quo. Every week, the resort hosts Tales of the Kapa Moe—a luxury luau that takes place in the newly renovated Aloha Garden Pavilion. These epic evenings showcase authentic Hawaiian chanting and hula, beautiful handmade costumes, an aerial performance and a dramatic fire knife dance designed exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua to showcase its sense of place. Guests also have access to a gourmet spread of food, served buffet-style, which includes a fresh poke station, signature cocktails, Hawaiian-inspired dishes and exquisite desserts. You’re going to want to add this to your vacation bucket list!


Seaside Golf

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Every day is a good day for a round of golf, and The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is home to two of the most breathtakingly beautiful courses in the country. Perfect your swing on the Plantation Course or shoot for a hole-in-one on the Bay Course—framed by panoramic views of the Pacific. Choose one of the hotel’s premier golf packages to practice your short game—the Birdies at the Bay Golf Package includes two rounds of golf for two players at the Bay Course (after 11 a.m.) and up to 25% off luxury accommodations. If you like to spend time on the green, don’t miss out on this exclusive offer!



Adventure Awaits

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From zip lining and horseback riding to hiking trails and ATV tours, there’s something for everyone at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Explore the local terrain at your leisure with the help of an equestrian companion at Ironwood Ranch, or for a higher intensity tour, book a four-seater ATV with Maui Off-Road Adventures. Discover the spectacular scenery right outside your front door; learn more about the local environment with personalized guided eco-tours in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment.


Wellness Experiences

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For an afternoon of indulgence unlike any other, make your way to the spa at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Explore the menu of treatments and wellness offerings infused with local herbs and natural botanicals, which keep with the ancient traditions of the indigenous region. Treat tired muscles to a soothing hot stone or Lomilomi massage, immerse yourself in a relaxing CBD detox wrap or exfoliate dehydrated skin with a full-body coconut scrub. A variety of facials, massages and styling services make for the perfect panacea with a day of personal pampering.


Local Flavors

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With six unique dining concepts—featuring fresh tropical cocktails and sweeping sunset views—prepare to take your taste buds on a culinary journey. Start the day with a balanced breakfast and lush garden vistas at Ulana, or order a poolside bite and kick back in the privacy of your own cabana. Fine-diners will adore sampling coastal cuisine at The Banyan Tree—an upscale eatery with a reimagined menu of consciously curated dishes, infusing local elements and sustainable ingredients. Sumptuous sushi and craft cocktails await at the Alaloa Lounge, where live music will delight audiences of all ages, while ‘Olu Cafe and the Burger Shack make for the perfect pit stop for a leisurely lunch.


Luxury Rooms + Suites

Step into your own idyllic island oasis when you reserve the Luxury Lanai Ocean View Room. Slip into a plush robe and sip a mai tai by the glow of your own personal fire pit while watching the sun slowly sink below the horizon. Enjoy a tropical breeze on your private lanai, flanked by majestic palm trees, and admire the vibrant vegetation and lush landscape surrounding your beachside retreat. After a soothing soak in your spacious tub and a restful night’s sleep in the crisp linens of your king bed, you’ll wake up refreshed and ready for another day in paradise.

Local Insight: If more living space is ideal for your Maui vacation, The Ritz-Carlton is also home to a Kapalua Suites Collection with one- and two-bedroom suites! Enjoy extra space to relax along with beautiful ocean or garden views.

Can’t make it this fall? Plan your holiday escape and experience all of the festive holiday magic The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua has in store this winter!

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
1 Ritz-Carlton Dr
Kapalua, HI 96761

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Keri Bridgwater is a freelance writer covering travel and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in Fodor’s Travel, Marie Claire, Matador Network and InsideHook, among other outlets and publications.




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