The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hawaii Reviews
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua was the perfect place to kick off our honeymoon (we went to Kaui for the second half). Our Deluxe Ocean View Room was luxurious and tranquil with a terrace overlooking the expansive golf course. It was relaxing to stroll around the hotel and sip cocktails in the open air lounge or the terrace on the club level. The beautiful ocean views and serene atmosphere created the perfect romantic getaway, and the food at the Banyan Tree, merriman's, and Kai Sushi was fresh and delicious. There is so much to love about this resort - the location, weather, amenities and service are outstanding. It was incredible to walk out onto the pristine beach and dive into the ocean. The club level was truly exceptional in terms of service and presentation. Here, we had access to amazing breakfast, lunch and evening food presentations everyday, not to mention signature cocktails any time of day. The concierge was absolutely superb. We got great tips from Athena on the best routes and things to do around the island - the Haleakala Crater, Lahaina, the road to Hana, hiking through Haleakala Park to see the bamboo forest and wade in the Seven Sacred Pools. What was also so amazing was the way that Renee was there via email to answer any of our questions and make recommendation while we were there! Between The Ritz-Carlton and Unforgettable Honeymoons, we were truly in great hands.
Name of couple: Jenny & Asaf
Honeymoon date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Unforgettable Honeymoons
How did the honeymoon turn out in general? Our honeymoon exceeded our expectations. The staff at the Ritz-Carlton treated us like VIPs and made our experience there so special. We were so impressed by the friendly, professional service and would recommend all of our friends to stay at the Ritz-Carlton if they visit Maui.
And about the destination(s) in general? Maui is literally paradise. The weather, ocean and people are incredible. We enjoyed the shops and nightlife in Lahaina, taking a nap or reading on the beach, hiking through the misty rainforest at Haleaka Park (amazingly no mosquitoes!), and driving around the island to take in the sights. There is so much for everyone to see and do, whether you love to shop, hike, eat or relax.
The least? We have to admit, it was pretty scary driving back to the resort along the curvy road from Hana in pitch darkness and a torrential downpour. It was a bit of an adventure but we regret nothing about our honeymoon in Maui and can't wait to go back.
Highlight of the honeymoon? There were so many high points to our honeymoon in Maui so we can't choose just a few. But we do know that the resort location, staff and service allowed us to forget about everything and just enjoy the moment. Looking back on our honeymoon pictures, and reminiscing on our time there, we are so happy that we chose The Ritz-Carlton and have Unforgettable Honeymoons to thank for helping us to make that happen!
Anything that you wish you knew beforehand that you could pass on to us for future clients? Unforgettable Honeymoons prepared us so well for our honeymoon. Their assistance with our itinerary enabled us to make the most of of our six nights there. One piece of advice we would give is, give yourself plenty of time to go through the security check at the airport. We experienced some stress when we almost missed our flight out of Maui due to the incredibly long security lines.
Was our service what you expected? The service exceeded our expectations in every way! Renee was amazing to work with: she was knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to all of our needs.
Could we have done more to make your trip smoother? Everything was perfect!