We just returned from staying for 8 nights at the Westin Villas! What a nice place to stay! We stayed in the North Towers which are the newest ones in a studio room. Such a convenience to have a washer and dryer in our room plus a full size fridge, a microwave, dishwasher and 2 burner stove. We had a small balcony that we could sit on. There are 2 pools, one at the North Towers and another at the South Towers. Both are very nice, the one at the South Towers usually has more children around it as it has slides and kiddie pool sections to it. There are lots of lounge chairs but they tend to get taken fairly quickly. You can buy Cabanas for the day. They cost $40 for a Cabana for 2. They also do have Cabanas for 4 but I don't know the cost. We had such fun walking along the beachwalk each day and keeping an eye out for the whales. The Westin provides its guests with the use of two buses. Bus #1 goes at about 20 minute pick up intervals to the Sheraton and another Westin hotel that are close by so you can shuttle from one to another and eat at the other hotel restaurants. If you eat at the Shearton or other Westin hotel, you are able to charge it to your Westin Villas room which we found a great convenience. Bus #2 has pick up about every hour and goes to the other Starwood hotels as the first bus but also will take you to the Canery Mall where with several stores in it along with a grocery store in it and a pharmacy. It continues to Hilo Hattes store and from there it is a short walk down to Front Street where there a shops and restaurants.