The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua vs Waimea Plantation Cottages

Waimea Plantation Cottages and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua are both highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua ranks significantly higher than Waimea Plantation Cottages. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua comes in at 89 with approval from 11 reviewers like Oyster, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
8 / 10
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761
From $499 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Forbes Travel Guide
4 Stars
"The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has views of the Pacific stretching all the way to Molokai." Full review
"Luxe hilltop resort overlooking a dreamy beach, offering true Hawaiian cultural and eco experiences." Full review
"This elegant hillside property features luxurious service, upscale accommodations, a spa, restaurants, and pool, along with an education center and an enhanced Hawaiian sense of place." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This Ritz is set apart by its Hawaiian cultural program, including hands-on activities, entertainment, special events, seminars, and exhibits."
""Putting on the Ritz meets hula" at this "beautiful", "secluded" Maui resort... whose "exquisite" rooms feature "spectacular" views and a "friendly" staff that's "professional" yet "fun.""
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Waimea Plantation Cottages
8 / 10
9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
From $216 /night
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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"That’s what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers." Full review
"Located about an hour from the Lihue Airport, this beachfront collection of vintage-themed cottages is a wonderful place to relax and renew your mind and soul."
DK Eyewitness
"Step back into old Hawai‘i at these wonderful seaside plantation cottages, set in a coconut grove at the gateway to Waimea Canyon."
"History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s." Full review
"Completely unlike any other hotel accommodation on Kauai, the upper-middle-range Waimea Plantation Cottages offers visitors a unique approach to the typical Hawaiian vacation." Full review
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