Hawaiian Hospitality at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Descending on Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it’s easy to image yourself a member of James T. Kirk’s landing party (hopefully not wearing a red shirt) touching down on an exotic planet. As you drive or hike across the island, the otherworldly fantasy blossoms in the bright red pineapples, pink and yellow plumeria, and mossy green dormant volcanoes. It could be as frightening as it is enthralling, were it not for several centuries of taming, first by missionaries and colonizers, then the tourist industry, which exploded after the Second World War. On the northwest tip of Maui,

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