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Review: Hyatt Residence Club Maui - One Bedroom Villa

The Hyatt Residence Club Maui is the flagship resort within the Hyatt Residence Club portfolio.  The resort is a vacation ownership property (timeshare) featuring one, two and three-bedroom villas with expansive lanais, spectacular ocean views, full gourmet kitchens and luxurious master baths.

For an in-depth review of the property, check out my detailed review of the Hyatt Residence Club Maui.

Overview of the Units / Villas
There are a total of 131 units with the breakdown as follows:
  • 19 one-bedroom units available 
    • 10 ocean view 
    • 9 mountain view
  • 100 two-bedroom units
  • 12 three-bedroom units
All units are direct ocean front with expansive views of Kaanapali Beach and the ocean.  There are nine one-bedroom units with a mountain view on the back-side of the building. 

One Bedroom Villas:
This review will focus on the one-bedroom units.  The floorplan of the unit is shown below.
The first thing you'll notice is that this is not a hotel room and is more like a condominium or apartment, showcasing resort residence living at its finest.  

All of the units offer 869 sq ft of space and feature a full bedroom, kitchen, living room, washer/dryer and a huge outdoor lanai.  This resort is perfect for family vacations or large groups, as you have more room than a typical hotel room.  It's also great as you can save money on food costs instead of eating out for every meal with the gourmet kitchen.  

For comparison, a similar type of accommodation next door at the Hyatt Regency Maui would be a hotel suite, which still wouldn't have a full kitchen, an in-room washer/dryer or the expansive outdoor lanai area as featured at the Hyatt Residence Club Maui.

1 Bedroom Ocean View Villa
There are ten ocean view villas with one bedroom offering great ocean views and retractable walls of glass leading out to a spacious lanai for seamless indoor/outdoor living.

The living room area is a good size and also has a dining table perfect for family meals.

The gourmet kitchen has everything you'd possibly need and features high-end stainless steel Bosch appliances.

The bedroom has ample space for getting a good night's rest and offers access to the lanai.

The master bathroom offers a free-standing tub, shower and double vanities.

The view on the lower level of one-bedroom ocean view villa is still very nice and overlooks the pool areas as well.  The higher up you go, the nicer and more expansive the views get.  This side of the tower also offers great sunset views in the evenings.  

Each unit features a stacking washer and dryer, perfect for cleaning all of your beach wear.

1 Bedroom Mountain View Villa
The one bedroom mountain view villas have a slightly different floor plan from the ocean view units.  The mountain view villa floor plan is more of an "L shape", as seen below in the photos.  

The bedroom and bathroom is similar to the ocean view villa, but doesn't offer outdoor lanai access.

There is a lanai off of the living room area that offers great mountain and golf course views.

The Hyatt Residence Club Maui is a top-notch resort on Kaanapali beach surrounded by 40 lush tropical acres and boasts two pools, the Pau Huaka’i Tiki Bar, a locally-sourced gourmet deli and grocery, and a fitness center.  The property shares amenities with the Hyatt Regency Maui next door including pool access for two additional pools, kids pool area and waterslide, seven dining options, spa, concierge, activities and room charging ability.  Valet parking is also provided complimentary at the resort.

The Hyatt Residence Club's newest location on Kaanapali Beach is a prime example of what vacation ownership can offer and is perfect for families.  The one thing I will say about the price, is that it should be comparable to a lifetime of vacations and if you do the math, you might conclude they aren't so bad, depending on the location and the company offering it.  Timeshares should never be viewed as investments, as purchase prices and yearly fees can add up fast, but they should be viewed more as a vacation lifestyle.

Like I discussed in my previous post about timeshares, vacation ownership programs aren't for everyone and in lots of cases the arguments against them can outweigh the benefits one could have from them.  But if you've done your research and believe you can benefit from timeshare ownership, there can be a lot to love about them.  I detailed the pros and cons of timeshares in a previous post here.

If you're interested in learning more about the Hyatt Residence Club Maui, check out their website for the latest offer.

Special Offer:
For readers of The Family Travel Guy, there may be a special targeted offer available for a 6 day/5-night stay at either the Hyatt Residence Club Maui or the Hyatt Regency Maui hotel.  Note that a 90-minute sales presentation is required and the offer is dependent on availability and minimum qualifications.  If you're interested in learning more, send me a message and I can share more details.

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