We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for a week as a timeshare exchange and had a wonderful time. The resort is beautiful and very well maintained. Location is perfect - walking distance to the Whaler Village and a short drive to Lahaina.
Room: Very comfortable and a good size for 4 to 5 people. Having 8 in the room would be extremely crowded. It did feel a little smaller than the quoted square footage, but that is probably from the size of the lockoff. Having two kitchens and two washer/dryer units was a plus. We were given an "oceanfront" unit on the first floor, but it looked out onto the pool and had a building obscuring most of the view. You could get a peek of the ocean, but I would call it partial ocean view at best. It was nice to be able to walk from the patio directly to the pool. The only negative is that the carpet was dirty with several large spots on it.
Staff: Really great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Check in was efficient and the bell staff outstanding. We made the requisite stop at Costco and Safeway and they brought everything to our room. Concierge was very helpful and the pool staff were super. We received one message for our welcome gift, which we ignored since the timeshare presentation was sure to be pushed. It was quite refreshing to not have to deal with constant calls and pressure for timeshares.
Facilities: Resort was fairly busy but we never had any problems finding loungers by the pools. The nice size of the pools was really great and seemed to give a nice sense of variety. The onsite BBQ's were great and we used them often. They get quite busy in the evening, but we never experienced much of a wait and people were good about sharing. We did find a a couple burners that would not light. The beach is fantastic for both snorkeling and swimming. It never seemed to be very busy and you could always find a bit of shade (if you did not want to rent an umbrella). One other minor item is the parking for the north villas. The spaces are very small and lots of people took up two spaces. This was not to be selfish, but rather to be able to get in and out of your car.
Food: We did not eat at any of the restaurants but used the kitchen often, especially for breakfast. We did dine at Duke's (up one resort to the right at the next resort) which was a little pricey but good. Hard to pass up the view and convenience though. Our favorite was Aloha Mixed Plate behind Safeway which was, by far, one of the most reasonable places in the area. One other note on markets, the Times Market (left at the light toward Kapalua) was much closer and more convenient that Safeway.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay. I would highly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains, makes The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas the perfect island retreat. Each spacious and stylish one and two-bedroom villas include private lanais, full-sized kitchens, washers and dryers, generous living and dining room areas, and complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Hotel Lahaina
- Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
- Westin Lahaina
- Westin Ka Anapali Ocean Hotel
- Westin Villas Maui
- Lahaina Westin
- Westin Maui Villas
- The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Maui/Lahaina