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Ritz Carlton Kapalua

Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Our rating: Deluxe

Located on the western edge of the paradise island of Maui at Kapalua, this extensive resort sits between lush inland foliage of rolling hills and beautiful white sandy beaches in the middle of a century-old pineapple plantation.

With two championship golf courses framing the hotel, the Ritz-Carlton is the annual home to the PGA tour's season-opening championship and offers a wealth of facilities including an impressive 10,000-square-foot, tri-level swimming pool, sundeck and children's pool, an extensive spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a variety of water sports. Dining opportunities are plentiful, from The Banyan Tree signature restaurant with its expansive Pacific views, to Kai Sushi, the Alaloa Lounge, Poolside Bar and Café and Beach House.

Recently refurbished, the 463 attractive bedrooms feature island-inspired décor with private, spacious lanais, dark wood floors, marble bathrooms and the latest amenities including air-conditioning, flat screen TV, iPod docking station and alarm clock and wi-fi.

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