I stayed at the Westin Maui Spa & Resorts for 6 nights in July 2012.
-Beach is directly behind the hotel, so you can easily go between your room, pools and beach without having to bring any stuff with you.
-The beach directly behind the hotel was never too crowded. You can easily walk up and down the beach to all the nearby hotels and find waters more to your liking.
-All the restaurants and services immediately surrounding the hotel will let you charge stuff to the room. This includes their partner hotels like the Sheraton.
-Multiple large pools including one that is adults only. There’s even a hidden pool by wave cave entrance, and a full-sized water slide.
-Heavenly brand bed was super comfy. One of the most beautiful hotel lobbies I’ve ever seen. Open air (but never muggy) with a giant waterfall, rock cliffs, and tropical birds.
-Next door to Whaler’s Village outdoor mall.
-They make you pay an additional $20 service fee (wish this was just included in the general price of the hotel), but it includes free internet use for your entire stay, 2 bottles of water each day, and hourly shuttle service to other hotels along the beach including the Sheraton Black Rock and Westin Villas, as well as Old Lahaina town (tons of restaurants and sites), and Cannery Mall.
-They gave us 2 for the price of one coupons for the breakfast buffet for each morning of our stay.
-You can choose between eating breakfast in the ‘OnO restaurant next to the pool, or the Pacifica Restaurant which is facing the ocean front (definitely recommended for the better view during breakfast).
-The ‘OnO restaurant next to the pool has a great lunch menu with a lot of options even for picky eaters like me!
-The hotel rooms are your typical generic hotel rooms with nothing distinctly Hawaiian about them. But that’s not a knock against the quality which is great. Just an aesthetic thing.
-Quality of the breakfast buffet food was serviceable, but overpriced. Obviously breakfast buffets are never going to be the best, but I've certainly had better on the mainland. My wife appreciated that they had Japanese style breakfast though, which is a contrast to the usual sugar bomb. I found that if you order items a la cart, the quality of the food (especially the pancakes) was better, but obviously more expensive.
-Hot tub was a bit small.
-Our canvas tote bag with camera and towel cards was stolen while we were in the pool. Up until that point we felt completely safe on the premises, but obviously that put a sour note at the end of the trip.
The Wailele Polynesian Luau, the nightly luau held at the Westin, seemed less impressive compared to others available. We walked up the boardwalk a half mile to the Hyatt Regency which had a nicer one that was still in the same price range and took our reservation one day in advance (the best Luaus often need like a month’s notice!).
Even though it’s more expensive to order things a la cart, it’s worth ordering the Macadamia Nut pancakes at the Westin at least once! I ordered mine with macadamia nuts, bananas, and coconut syrup, which isn’t on the menu but they won’t charge you extra for.
If you want to go snorkeling, take the shuttle bus over to the Sheraton Black Rock (or just walk up along the boardwalk). The beach near the Sheraton is more crowded because the coral reefs along the black rock provide a lot more fish and sea turtles to check out!
Maui Fish & Pasta (formally Cane & Taro) Probably our favorite place to eat in the neighboring Whaler’s Village. Great seafood and desserts! Ate there twice during our trip to Maui. Mahi mahi & swordfish steak were good. The ono was fantastic. Atmosphere was also fairly casual but much nicer than eating by the pool! The apple tart (with Roselani’s ice cream) was unbelievable. Don't leave without it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Commanding Ka’anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa presents the ultimate Hawaiian getaway. Appealing to leisure and business travelers alike, unrivaled amenities are designed to inspire renewal at this island paradise. Unwind amidst well-appointed accommodations with signature Westin touches. Or enjoy splashing fun within the magnificent aquatic playground with five pools, cascading waterfalls and gardens with exotic wildlife. Adventure seekers can pick their favorite watersport steps away from the resort such as stand-up paddling, kayaking, para-sailing, snorkel and sunset cruises. The resort also offers spa rejuvenation, oceanfront dining, cultural activities, kids club, weddings center, meeting facilities, watersport, shopping, golfing and shuttles to historic Lahaina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Maui Resort And Hotel Lahaina
- Westin Maui Hotel
- Westin Lahaina
- Westin Maui Resort Spa
- Lahaina Westin
- Westin Maui Resort And Spa Lahaina