Best Hotel Kids' Programs
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui, HI
Hotel Kids’ Program: Kapalua’s Ambassadors of the
Environment kids’ curriculum, developed with preservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau, features
snorkeling expeditions, underwater-photography classes, and workshops on turtles, whales, and
ancient Hawaiian navigation techniques. The three-hour Ambassadors sessions are $59–$79
apiece, while a room for four starts at $299.
Setting: The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is situated on the 23,000-acre Kapalua
Resort, a former pineapple plantation, with quick access to both rainforest preserves and the reefs
of Kapalua Bay’s pristine waters.
For the Whole Family: Whale Wonders, a whale-watching excursion the Ritz offers
from December through April, gets you up close and personal with humpbacks. And North
America’s longest zip-line system begins at the Kapalua Adventure Center.