Land and Ocean Activities

The Kapalua® Coastal Trail

The Kapalua® Coastal Trail

One of the perks of staying at The Ridge Villas is the easy access to the Kapalua® Coastal Trail. This 3.5 mile trail winds its way along some of the most stunning coastline in all Maui.

The trail can be accessed from several different locations. However, we suggest beginning at either the Oneloa Beach access at Kapalua Bay, or, at Fleming beach. There is free parking at both locations; however, it is a pretty easy walk from your front door.

From either access, you will see a path and signs that will direct you along the Kapalua® coastline. The trail changes from pavement to lava rock, and from time to time, a boardwalk. Along the trail you will see some of the most beautiful vistas of the island of Molokai and Lanai, of Fleming beach, and of the Oneloa and Kapaula® beaches. You will also see our Honus (sea turtles) floating in the inlets along the pathway. During whale season you are in for a special treat! Looking out from the trail, it is not unusual to see the great humpback whales at play!

Location: Kapalua
Kapalua® Ziplines

Kapalua® Ziplines

The Kapalua® Ziplines are an adventure that will get the `ol heart to pumping! This course is conveniently located in the Kapalua® Resort, and features over two miles of parallel ziplines! The course offers adventurers the chance to fly over water falls and forests, and also features breathtaking views of all three islands along the way!

Guests start their zip line tour at the Kapalua® Zipline office, located near the Honolua Store in Kapalua®. After check-in, you will board a 4-wheel drive Polaris, and begin your exciting twenty-minute drive up the Maui Mountains.

The course features three different thrilling tours: a 4-line tour, 7-line tour or their 3-line full moon tour. Whichever tour you take, be assured that the experience will be the memory of a lifetime.

Location: 500 Office Road Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-808-756-9147
Hiking

Hiking

For those who may wish to explore Maui by foot, there are an abundance of trails at your disposal.

Hikes on Maui can range from easy walks along the coastline, to more advanced hikes that require more experience and stamina. Whatever experience you may be in search of, Maui has it!

In addition to the Coastal Trail in Kapalua®, we also remind our guests about the Village Walking Trail. This trail will take you along the golf cart path of the old Village Golf Course in Kapalua®. There are two options, either a 1.5 mile cardio loop, or a 3.6 mile lake loop. Once you reach the lake, you can feed the birds and the fish if you thought to bring a bit of bread along.

To access the Village Trail, simply walk or park to the Kapalua® Village Center, and walk on the paved path to the underpass. There you will find trail signs that will lead you in the correct direction.

Another hike that is popular with guests, is the Maunalei Arboretum Trail. Much of the mountainside was planted back in the 1920s with a large variety of different plant species from all over the world, which is what makes this 2.5 mile hike so fascinating. D.T. Fleming was the general manager of Honolua ranch during that time, and made it his passion to preserve the watershed with the introduction of these species. During your hike, you will come across some of the most exotic flora and fauna, as well as coconut trees, guava trees, papaya and coffee trees, plus many others.

You can hike the trail on your own, or you can take a guided tour provided by the Ambassadors of the Environment at the Ritz Carlton.

Location: Kapalua
Kapalua® Dive Center

Kapalua® Dive Center

The Kapalua® Dive Center is conveniently located at the beach shack on Kapalua Bay. Why go anywhere else when Kapalua Bay was named, The Best Beach in the World," by Conde Nast Magazine? Magazine. This protected bay offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in all Maui.

If you have not been certified to dive, no problem! Kapalua® Dive Center can get you certified in their classes offered at the Ritz Carlton pool.

Location: Kapalua
Phone: 1-808-669-3448
Kapalua Bay Beach Crew

Kapalua Bay Beach Crew

While at Kapalua Bay, visit the Kapalua Bay Beach Crew; their stand is located right on the beach.  If you may be in need of snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, an umbrella, a kayak or paddle boat, you can rent these items and more, right on the spot. And, if you are looking to try Stand Up Paddling (SUP), the staff can get you up in a jiffy. Kapalua Bay is the ideal location to learn this sport, as the beach is wonderfully protected, making the waves and currents very gentle and mild. That is also exactly why the Bay is a favorite snorkeling spot. For those who may be interested, The Kapalua Bay Beach Crew offer guided kayak and snorkeling tours.

Open daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Location: Kapalua Bay Beach
Phone: 1-808-649-8222