Maui Activities

Found 15 blog entries about Maui Activities.

THE RITZ-CARLTON MAUI KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS WITH TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY ON DECEMBER 2, 2022     Ritz Carlton Kapalua Tree Lighting CeremonyPhoto courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua   To kick off the holiday season and celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is proud to host a special Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.     Guests will be delighted by the resort’s handcrafted gingerbread house and Santa’s grand arrival, then enjoy live music by Hawaiian legend Henry Kapono, keiki hula dancing, photos with Santa, a holiday craft fair, and the much-anticipated lighting of the trees.    “We are thrilled to welcome in the festive season and celebrate our milestone 30th anniversary with our guests, families, and local…
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The Montage Kapalua Bay is introducing a new Luau to its offerings at the Beach Club at Kapalua Bay (one of my favorite locations on the island, the Beach Club is located overlooking Kapalua Bay).

Montage Kapalua Bay Luau

Unlike most public luaus in Hawaii, The Beach Club Luau at Kapalua Bay will be an intimate affair, providing guests with a more personal and authentic Hawaiian luau experience. The up-close event will only host up to 40 people. While guests at The Beach Club Luau will still sit at communal tables, its small size will afford all guests a front row seat.

Each guest will receive coursed gourmet luau bento boxes, curated by Executive Chef Eric Faivre filled with modern luau favorites. For more information, click here.

Held on Tuesdays.  For

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The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Week: June 6-13, 2021Kapalua Wine and Food

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a modified format hosted by several Kapalua Resort partners.  The events will be intimate affairs with wonderful food and outstanding wine. As of this post, the following events still have availability:


Banyan Tree Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Winemaker Dinner featuring Hartford Court Wines & Cardinale Vineyards

Hosted by winemakers Jeff Stewart/Hartford Court & Chris Carpenter/Cardinale Featuring….
One Master Sommelier (Five-time “Sommelier of the Year”)
Two World Famous Winemakers! (Both famous for making wines with perfect “100 Point” score!)
Four Great Wineries: Cardinale,

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Plantation Course Kapalua

Avid golfers dream of playing Kapalua's Plantation Course, which consistently ranks amongst the top courses in Hawaii and rated as one of the top 100 courses in the world.  The course is the home of the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions which returns to Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course from January 1-5, 2020. Tickets for the PGA TOUR's champions-only event are available at

In preparation for the tournament, a 9-month, multi-million dollar enhancement project began in February 2019.  Both the course and the Plantation Course clubhouse and golf shop reopen to the public on November 23rd.  In preparation for the tournament, tee times will be limited on the

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 Blessing of the Plantation Course

Photo: Kapalua Golf, From L- to R - Mark Rolfing, Clifford Nae'ole, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore at the Plantation Course

Kapalua's famed Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR's Sentry Tournament of Champions, an invitation-only tournament featuring an elite field of tour winners from the year before.  Consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in Hawaii, with numerous awards and accolades, playing the Plantation is a must for golfers visiting Maui.

It has been said that the course has become easier over the years for the pros, yet harder for the recreational user.  The course closed early in 2019, for an extensive refinement project with the assistance of one of the original designers, Ben Crenshaw, along with Troon's Design Development and

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Veuve Clicquot and the Cliff House at Kapalua: a perfect pairing

Cliff House at Montage Kapalua Bay

Dates: Thursdays - Sundays through September 1 (excluding August 4)
Time:  4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
What: Rosé Celebration, Exclusive Pours & New Food Pairings

The Montage Kapalua Bay, is a five-star resort with private residences, situated overlooking Kapalua Bay.  The grounds are home to one of my favorite spots on the whole island, the Cliff House.  When I was growing up, I would accompany my father to meetings there.  In spite of being bored at the meetings, the journey always thrilled me, because I knew we would be swimming in the crystal clear waters below as soon as he finished.

The Cliff House is usually only available for private rental, so this pop-up bar and lounge provides one

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PLAY the Plantation Course

In just a few days, Kapalua will welcome golf's greatest players for the PGA Tour's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Sentry Tournament of ChampionsWhile the golf's superheroes will play the course from January 3-7, 2018, the Plantation Course is open to mere mortals to play as well.

Both the Plantation Course and the much loved Kapalua Bay Course are open to the public.  Managed by Troon Golf, reservations to play the courses can be booked by calling 808-669-8044 or 877-527-2582.

Tomorrow, Friday, December 29, 2017 is last day of play for the course prior to the tournament, with limited tee times from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The course closes to then prepare for the tournament, reopening to the public Monday, January 8, 2018.  The course is

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The Montage Kapalua Bay Trunk Shows

For those of you looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping, the Montage Kapalua Bay has several trunk shows for the last two weeks of November.  The trunk shows held both at the Spa Montage and the Resort Lobby, feature spa products, jewelry, clothing and art, perfect for a unique Maui gift.

Montage Kapalua Bay Shopping

November 20 & 21: Nara & Kai Chow, Woodwork and one-of-a-kind jewelry
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: Montage Kapalua Bay Resort Lobby

November 21: Zensiva Luxury Spa Products
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Spa MontageLobby

November 24 & 25: KenSu Jewelry
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: Montage Kapalua Bay Resort Lobby

November 28 & 29: Lani Lace Lingerie
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: Spa Montage Lobby

The Montage

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Sentry TOCImage Courtesy of Getty Images and Sentry TOC


Sentry Insurance has signed a five year agreement as title sponsor for the PGA TOUR's premier event, the invitation only Tournament of Champions.

Golf's brightest and best flock to Maui each year for this winner's only tournament.  The defending champion is Justin Thomas (2017).  Past winners include Jordan Spieth (2016); Patrick Reed (2015); Zach Johnson (2014); and Dustin Johnson (2013).

The prestigious tournament dates back to to 1953, starting at Las Vegas’ Desert Inn Country Club, as an event for winners from the previous season. After moving from Las Vegas to California for thirty years, it finally settled

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The Hōkūleʻa returns to Kapalua, Maui

After three years of sailing around the world, the Hōkūleʻa is returning to Honolua Bay, Maui.

Back on May 1, 1976, the Hōkūleʻa set off from Honolua Bay on it's inaugural sail to chart the course to Tahiti.  I was fortunate enough to be there, along with my father, Duke, to witness their departure for, what was to be, an historic voyage and the beginning of a movement to Mālama Honua, or care for our island earth.

Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage: Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage: 3-minute overview video

Now, some 41 years later, the Hōkūleʻa has returned to Honolua Bay on the Mahalo, Hawai'i Sail.  The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) has announced that this will be a six month journey throughout the

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