Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Maui: The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas




January 24, 2017

Visit Maui: The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas

The weekend before school went back into session, our family spent an amazing weekend at The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas.  We simply wanted a fun-filled, yet relaxing getaway before we all went back to the daily grind.

Check-in time is at 4pm, but we arrived at the resort early to start our weekend.  We obtained towel cards and left our luggage with the bell desk so the kids could spend time at the pools.

The expansive 26-acre property boasts six pools, including a kids' Pirate Ship pool, a water slide, water basketball, and four outdoor whirlpools.

The kids loved the water slide, and they spent hours at the Pirate Ship pool.

Water slide
Pirate Ship Pool
Surrounding the pools were plenty of lounge chairs, and despite the number of guests at the resort, it was not difficult to find a spot to relax.

The pools were always busy, but not overly crowded

Huge pools

Lots of room to lounge

So many pools!

Adult pool
There's also a shaded playground near the Pirate's Pool!

Just after 4pm I received a phone call that the villa was ready, so I returned to the front desk to get the keys to our Ocean View 1-Bedroom Villa.

The 750 square-foot villa was decorated in warm, natural tones, and included a pull-out queen sofa, a large dining table, two large flat screen televisions, and a king Westin Heavenly bed.

Living room
TV, large dining table

In the villa is a full kitchen with granite countertops, a convection microwave, and a dishwasher.

Fully-equipped kitchen

You can get groceries delivered!

The large bathroom included a double vanity, separate water closet, a whirlpool tub, and a stand-up shower.

Love the large bathroom

Stand-up shower
The villa was spacious and extremely comfortable.  Of course my husband loved that there were two TVs, so he could watch football on one TV while the kids watched cartoons on another.

Unfortunately, upon checking in we found cracker crumbs all over the floor in one of the closets.

However, despite that oversight, service throughout our stay was fabulous.

For instance, my kids wanted to take a bubble bath, but the jets weren't working, so we called maintenance.  We went out to dinner, and by the time we returned, it was all fixed!

The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas is great for an extended stay.  With a full kitchen, you can cook up entire meals for the family.  The property has its own grocery store, Kai Ala Market, from where you can purchase groceries, or you have the option of ordering groceries online.  It's just a $5 service charge to get everything delivered to your villa!

Water and snacks from Kai Ala Market were ready and waiting for us!
There are also numerous grill stations on property, where we often saw guests grilling steaks.

Grill stations
One of my favorite features of the villa was the washer and dryer.

Although we only stayed at The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas for a just a weekend, clothes for a family of 5 sure add up.  Prior to checking out, we did a load of laundry, which meant one less load of laundry to do when we got home.

For those staying longer, a washer and dryer means you can pack less clothes, and there'll be more room for souvenirs!

From our large lanai we had a lovely view of the ocean.
The view from the lanai

The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas is just steps from Ka`anapali Beach, with beautiful views of Lanai and Molokai, and if you're there during the months of November through April, it's possible to see whales frolicking in the ocean!

Winter weather at the Westin - just perfect!
The views all around the property were just gorgeous.  The sky lit up in all hues of purples, pinks, reds, and oranges throughout the mornings and evenings.

Check out the colors at sunrise

Morning hues

Can't get enough of the blues and greens!
The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers guests several ways to relax, immerse themselves in the local culture, or nurture their adventurous side.

Guests can lounge at the beach, go on an outrigger canoe tour, take hula lessons, get pampered at Spa Helani, and so much more!
Lounging on the beach
You really don't need to leave the property at all during your stay, as The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers so many activities, a general store, and several restaurants (you can read my review of Pulehu, an Italian Grill here; Auntie's Kitchen here; Pailolo Bar & Grill here).

And if you do leave the property, you have the option of catching the free shuttle to Lahaina town, Whalers Village, and other Starwood properties on Maui!  If you have your own car, you'll find that the resort is conveniently located, and is just a short drive away from numerous shops and restaurants.

I really love how kid-friendly the resort is.  In addition to the super fun Pirate Ship pool, kids (and kids at heart), can play shuffleboard, make candy lei, and even learn Hawaiian at the Pu'uhonua Cultural Center!

Playing shuffleboard

There's even a Westin Family's Kids Club!

Westin Family Kid's Club

The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas' large rooms, numerous amenities, and great location are just a few of the reasons why it's ideal for a family getaway.

A great big Mahalo to The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas, for the warm welcome and wonderful stay!

The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Dr
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 662-2644

For rates and more information, click here.

Thank you to The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas for the media rate.  Gratuities were paid on my own.

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