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Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

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Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

Just wanted to get opinions on the Ritz Carlton and surrounding area in January as it is one of our options for a honeymoon! I like it because it seems more secluded, quiet, but not too far from other areas of Maui with restaurants and shops. Any advice will be helpful!

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1. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

I personally like the Ritz Carlton I love the location, the entire area, the beaches, the pool, etc. And you are just a moment's drive into Kaanapali or Lahaina for more action.

The spa there is really nice also.

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2. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

You described it well! You will love the open spaces, the whales, and the serenity there. And when you want more "action", it's an easy drive.

Depending on your plans and flight options from PA---you might want to fly into the Kapalua airport (code is JHM). It's 10 minutes from the Ritz.

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3. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

I love Kapalua but I wouldn't stay there in January.

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4. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

It's a lovely location & adjacent DT Flemming's Beach one of the best but @ close to $1000/night I would spend it on a luxury rental & gain more privacy. Also if you are doing East Maui day trips there's an hour one way penalty vs. Wailea/Makena area so maybe split your stay.

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5. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

From Wailea/Makena to the Hana/Haleakala highway junction is about 20-25 minutes longer each way..........not an hour.

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6. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

Yes better defined about 45 minutes one way Kapalua to North Kihei. Or about 25 minutes Makena to North Kihei. That is why I prefer North Kihei logistically to get faster access to Paia , Hana, Haleakala, etc.

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7. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

I meant the Hana Haleakala junction, not north Kihei. Or, perhaps the easier point would be by OGG.

I drive from NW to Central every day for work, and it takes me 45 minutes to reach near OGG. Last time I left the Wailea area (Pita Paradise!), it took me 40 minutes to reach the same point.

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8. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

We spent our honeymoon at the Ritz and thought it was perfect. :) I love Kapalua any time of year.

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9. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

We have stayed at the Ritz several times.

It is a nice property and the staff was great.

The pool area can get very windy as it faces right into the wind with no protection.

No beach umbrella set up, just a small area on the grass overlooking the beach

We had a big room but a very strange large area with no furniture

Plus it is way up there about as far as some of the places people visit as you can get

I think there are better choices based our stays there and other resorts on Maui.

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10. Re: Ritz Carlton Maui for honeymoon in January?

that’s great to hear!! we have finally decided to stay there for our honeymoon :)

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