Forty years ago, Sandy Beall had an epiphany—he would open a casual restaurant that serves handcrafted dishes made with quality ingredients, such as 100% USDA Choice or Prime ground beef, vine-ripened tomatoes, and applewood-smoked bacon. Ruby Tuesday opened near the University of Tennessee in 1972, and it proved to be so popular, that it is now an iconic American institution with about 900 restaurants across the United States and the world. Local culinary kings Ted Davenport and Rick Nakashima oversee the Ruby Tuesday Hawaii locations, teaming up to bring flavor that has earned their eateries mentions from Hawaii Sports Memories and MidWeek.
At Ruby Tuesday Hawaii, customers select dishes from the menu, such as jumbo skewered shrimp, top sirloin steaks with roasted spaghetti squash, or chunks of rich lobster meat swimming in a creamy mac ’n’ cheese. Cocktails from an ample bar menu compete with craft beer and frozen drinks.
Ruby Tuesday Hawaii’s staffers aren’t just concerned with making their customers happy—they also want to make Mother Nature happy and do so with a variety of green efforts and massages for trees. Recent programs include discussions on storm-water management and school rewards for students who perform well academically.
If you're suffering through a hangover, forget the aspirin and the hair-of-the-dog. Instead, head to Ba Le Vietnamese Food for their recommended cure: a bowl of spicy, savory pho, simmered for 10 hours with fresh bone marrow and brisket flanks. Even if you aren't recovering from a rough night, the restaurant has plenty to offer—bahn mi sandwiches with pickled vegetables and house-made mayonnaise, refreshing green papaya salad, and lemongrass-marinated meats are a few specialties. Patrons can also sip bubble tea or take home freshly baked french bread and croissants.
Like the force of the tide, Royal Lahaina's alluring beach and wealth of activities often pulls guests into staying near the resort grounds. A 3,500-seat tennis stadium holds clinics on its 10 courts and has hosted championship events. Other on-site lessons indulge crafty sojourners, such as the lei-making class. Families can wash out the taste of bad stamp flavors at the on-site ice-cream parlor, which dishes out locally made scoops of the frozen treat. A diverse spread of regional Hawaiian fare populates the menu at the alfresco Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge, where hula dancers sway to the melodies of a house musician.There's plenty of life beyond the resort, too. Coconut trees, lava rocks, and natural canals dot the landscape on the Robert Trent Jones–designed Ka'anapali Golf Course, whose two courses with gently sloping fairways often neighbor the shoreline. Royal Lahaina's activities desk attendant arranges trips for whale-watching cruises, parasailing trips, and helicopter tours.The historic town of Lahaina—founded by Polynesian settlers more than a thousand years ago—blends its rich cultural heritage with abundant shopping opportunities. A stroll along the iconic Front Street reveals resplendent restaurants and scores of knickknacks at souvenir stands, and nighttime hums with dynamic nightclubs.
A Cup of Tea Victorian Team Room Restaurant and Boutique immerses guests in a Victorian tearoom experience. Doily-clad tables and patterned wallpaper complement lamps fashioned like teapots. Teacups and saucers adorned with colorful flowers hold earl grey, darjeeling, and chai varieties, along with special mixes from around the world. Guests can enjoy their tea with freshly baked scones, soups, sandwiches, and sweet treats.
With a stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa (Kohala Coast - Waikoloa), you'll be within the vicinity of Hapuna Beach State Park and Waikola Village Golf Club. This 4-star resort is within the region of Mauna Kea Beach and Big Island Country Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 1,241 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private lanais. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or 3 spa tubs. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 13 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Lahaina (Kapalua), you'll be minutes from D.T. Fleming Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course and Napili Bay.
Make yourself at home in one of the 463 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private lanais where you can take in beach and golf course views. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and double sinks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or 2 spa tubs and enjoy other recreational amenities, which include an outdoor tennis court. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a beach bar or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).