Fast Facts

    Resort Profile
  • 1,650 acre destination set amidst a 23,000-acre working pineapple plantation
  • The resort is situated on the northwest coast of Maui, 10 miles past Lahaina.
  • The resort is 50 minutes from Kahului International Airport and 5 minutes from the inter-island Kapalua West Maui Airport.
  • The Kapalua butterfly logo symbolizes the metamorphosis of pineapple plantation to master-planned resort community.
  • The center of the butterfly is a pineapple.
  • Kapalua is poetically interpreted as "arms embracing the sea."
  • Historic Sites exist on the property such as an ancient Hawaiian preservation site, country preschool, plantation homes, Kumulani Chapel and the Honolua Store.
  • Pu'u Kukui is the highest peak in the West Maui Mountains and is the site of an 8,661-acre rainforest preserve dedicated by Maui Land & Pineapple company in perpetuity to protect the West Maui Watershed and its endangered species.
  • Kapalua Bay rated America's Best Beach in 1991.
  • Kapalua Bay Hotel has 194 rooms.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has 548 rooms.
  • The Kapalua Villas offers 280 rentals: 1- and 2-bedroom villas rentals and 3, 4, and 5-bedroom luxury homes.
  • All three accommodations were voted in the top 20 tropical resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 1998.
  • Packages are available at all 3 accommodations
  • Kapalua is Hawaii's first and only Audubon Heritage Resort under the auspices of Audubon International
  • Kapalua's Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR's season-opening Mercedes Championships.
  • Kapalua is a winner of GOLF Magazine's prestigious Gold Medal Award for 6 consecutive times.
  • Hale Irwin is Kapalua's touring professional.
  • Kapalua has 7 residential communities. A new project, The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, will break ground mid-1999.
  • The Art School at Kapalua offers classes for visitors and residents.
  • Kapalua Nature Society oversees the resort's environmental and cultural programs.
  • Kapalua Discovery Center exhibits ancient artifacts and historic plantation memorabilia.
  • Year-round average temperature is 71 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Climate is moderate with northeasterly tradewinds year-round.
  • Average annual rainfall varies, between 25 - 45 inches per year.
  • The resort opened in 1975
  • The Developer is Kapalua Land Company, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.
    Amenities
  • Three white sand beaches
  • Twenty tennis courts including an exhibition court, lit for evening play
  • 54 holes of award-winning Golf on The Bay, The Plantation and The Village Courses
  • Exercise and Fitness Centers at the Hotels -- spa treatments available at The Ritz-Carlton and massage available at both beauty salons
  • Ocean activities such as snorkeling, scuba, kayaks, boogie boarding, sunset sails, wind-surfing and deep-sea fishing
  • Scenic jogging and walking trails
  • West Maui Mountain Hikes and Pineapple Plantation tours
  • 11 Dining Outlets
  • ATM and groceries at The Honolua Store
  • International shops and galleries located within the resort and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
    Guest Services
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from West Maui Airport (5 minutes).
  • Airport transportation from Kahului Airport (45 minutes) can be arranged for a fee by the concierge.
  • Safe deposit boxes at all three accommodations
  • Car rental desk at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Kapalua Villas
  • Valet parking at the Hotels
  • Same day laundry service at the Hotels
  • 24-hour room service at the Hotels
  • Executive business services at the Hotels
  • Babysitting
  • Children's programs at the Hotels
  • Two Full service beauty salons at the Hotels
  • Multi-lingual staffs
  • Complimentary shuttle to & from golf course and complimentary bag storage
  • Check cashing at all three accommodations
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