Lahaina, Maui, is a 19th century whaling village that has morphed into a touristy town filled with oceanfront restaurants and T-shirt shops. It wasn’t that way in the late 60s when I first visited this plush, lush island.
But 10 miles north is a AAA Five Diamond-rated resort: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
It’s a favorite honeymoon spot. It’s ranked as the #5 Golf Resort in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. It’s got three championship courses, three diverse beaches, a first-class spa, Golf Academy, restaurants, and it’s a luxe family resort to boot.