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Review: The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, located in the heart of North Kaanapali, Maui, provides an unparalleled experience combining the comforts of home with the resort amenities perfect for families. 

Resort Overview:
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas and Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas North are perfect for families who want to experience villa-style living, individually designed with modern decor, as their inspiring home away from home. The resort offers innovative floor plans comprised of studio villas and one bedroom villas, which can be combined to make a two bedroom villa.  Combined with the fact that these two great resorts sit next to the all new Westin Nanea Ocean Resort Villas, makes for an alluring value as you can have access to all of the great amenities all of the resorts have to offer.

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas are comprised of two separate resorts with 1,021 villas situated on 26 acres of Maui's North Kaanapali Beach. 

The South Buildings were built first in 2003, with the North building being completed in 2007.  Both resorts have undergone renovations since opening, with the South buildings being done in 2016 and the North buildings being updated in 2014.

The resort is a vacation ownership location and a part of the Vistana Signature Network.  The resort offers villas as part of the vacation ownership program and also reserves a percentage of units for leisurely sales, i.e., regular booking similar to a hotel program.

Resort Amenities include:
  • Magnificent recreation lagoon, swimming pools, and children’s pool with pirate ship
  • 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio
  • Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and rollaway and the all new Heavenly Crib for younger guests
  • Luxurious Heavenly Bath includes whirlpool tub and separate shower
  • Two lighted tennis courts
  • Oceanside and poolside barbeque gas grills
  • Two Fresh Trade Markets
  • Business Center with computers and Internet access
  • Three outdoor whirlpools
  • Westin Kids Club (kids program available daily, year-round)
  • Housekeeping services
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Whalers Village and Lahaina
  • Award-winning Spa Helani with 13 treatment rooms including a couple’s tree house massage suite, hydrotherapy and steam rooms, manicure/pedicure salon, meditation garden and outdoor relaxation lounge 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (available in all guestrooms and public areas)
  • Cabanas available at the pools and beach (fee)
  • Award-winning Puˉ lehu, an Italian Grill featuring an extensive wine list
  • Pailolo Bar & Grill, Maui’s premier oceanfront sports bar

  • Ocean Pool Bar & Grill, a fresh local take on Maui featuring Westin Superfoods
  • Auntie’s Kitchen, serving dishes inspired by local favorites and Hawaii’s melting pot cuisine
  • Pre-arrival grocery service (Cost of food + $5 delivery charge)
  • Concierge service
  • Oceanfront wedding and event venues
  • The Starwood Maui Aloha Experience with dining sign-back privileges and shuttle service
  • Parking is $15 for self-parking or $20 for valet-parking
  • No Resort Fee
  • Reciprocal Pool Privileges, The Westin Villas – Guests of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas are invited to enjoy the pool facilities at the neighboring sister property, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas during their stay

Rooms can be categorized into three different categories with two view options at the Westin Kaanapali:

  • Island View or Ocean View Studio Villa - 480 square feet of space for up to four people 
  • Island View or Ocean View One Bedroom Villa - 750 square feet of space for up to five people
  • Island View or Ocean View Two Bedroom Villa - 1280 square feet of space for up to nine people
Accommodations feature masterfully designed and richly furnished studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom villas featuring queen-size sleeper sofa, dining area, flat screen high-definition television, DVD player, Bose Wave stereo, kitchen/ kitchenette includes refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, flat stove top, microwave/convection oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dinnerware, washer and dryer.

During my visit here, I toured a Two Bedroom Ocean View Villa and was impressed by the design, decor, layout and views from the villa.   The Two Bedroom Villas are comprised of a connecting Studio Villa and a One Bedroom Villa. These spacious 1,230 square-foot villas are the perfect
vacation retreats as they feature two kitchen areas, dining areas, and living areas with pullout sofas.  The private lanais offer an abundance of space for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. Lockable doors between the two villas can ensure privacy or open up for a large, flowing layout accommodating up to nine guests comfortably.

The ocean views from the lanai are spectacular:

The living room area and kitchen offer ample space for families looking for more room:

The master bedroom has a private lanai and a luxurious bathroom:

The second bedroom (Studio Villa) offer a fully equipped mini-kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

If you're planning a trip to Maui, the Westin Kaanapali is a great option to consider!