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The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

6 Kai Ala Drive | Lahaina, HI 96761 [See Map]
#10 in Best Maui Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2563 reviews
Property Type Resort with 1,021 rooms, 6 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Families
AMENITIES Shuttle Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

About 28 miles west of Kahului Airport, the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas overlook the white sand beaches on Maui's northwestern tip. The resort's studios and one- and two-bedroom villas function as timeshares, so they are each outfitted with a washer and dryer and a kitchen or kitchenette. However, the booking process resembles that of a regular hotel. Prior to your arrival, you may pre-order groceries online, which Westin staff will place in your villa. The property also houses three distinct restaurants, as well as two markets where you can stock up if you run low on supplies. Recent guests who brought their families praise the resort's outdoor swimming pools and water slide, but suggest choosing a villa away from the pool, as the sounds of children playing can become irritating if you're looking for a romantic or quiet getaway. Should you require an extra dose of peace and quiet, you can always make an appointment at the in-house Spa Helani. Westin is part of the Starwood family of hotels, so Starwood Preferred Guests can redeem and use points here.

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Travel + Leisure

“The Ka'anapali's location adds to the serenity: It's a few yards from a blissfully underused stretch of one the best beaches in Hawaii.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended

Guest Rooms

This property is not a typical resort. Instead, it is a vacation ownership property where the villas are individually owned but maintain Westin standards. There are studio, one- and two-bedroom villas with spacious accommodations that are especially conducive to families.

  • Full kitchens are available in all accommodations and groceries may be purchased at the on-site store
  • Guests who choose to defer daily housekeeping services are rewarded with resort credit

Standard room size:

460 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Amenities

  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Westin has an enviable location on 26 acres alongside Ka’anapali Beach on Maui's northwestern coast. The Westin is a world unto itself, with plenty of amenities, a recreation lagoon and spacious guest accommodations.

  • A complimentary shuttle transports guests to three Lahaina locations for shopping and dining opportunities

  • 24-hour valet parking ($12)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($10)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Dining

Pulehu is open only for dinner and features a sophisticated setting with a classic Italian menu. Pailolo Bar & Grill shows off a typical sports bar vibe with daily special drinks and sports programming, while Ocean Pool Bar & Grill features all-day dining with a view. Both restaurants offer live entertainment. Two on-site marketplaces offering everything from grocery staples to fresh fish for grilling.

  • Kids menus available
  • Guests can order groceries through an online form to be delivered prior to their arrival
  • Starwood’s Dine Around program allows guests to dine at other properties on Maui

Number of restaurants:

3

Cuisine types:

Italian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Westin welcomes guests to unwind at two outdoor pools, a children’s pirate ship pool and four outdoor whirlpools. Water sports, including stand-up paddleboards and a full-service PADI-certified scuba center, round out the comprehensive beach and pool activity offerings.

  • On-site rentals for cabanas, toys and beach chairs and umbrellas

Number of pools:

6

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Spa Helani takes its inspiration from the lush tropical setting of the island of Maui. The spa’s 13 treatment rooms include a romantic and unique couples "treehouse" suite. The spa lanai allows guests to unwind outdoors in a tranquil setting complete with water fountains.

  • Treatments are both Westin signatures and locally influenced
  • Special services designed for guests ages 12 through 17

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

From its spacious accommodations and thoughtful amenities to its pirate ship-themed kids pool, The Westin is ideal for families. The Kids Club offers full- and half-day programming for kids ages 5 through 12. Programming ranges from water and outdoor adventures to arts and crafts. A night camp is offered during the high season.

  • Must cancel Kids Club reservations at least 24 hours prior or be subject to a $55 fee per child
  • $75 for full-day; $55 for half-day Kids Club programs. Additional siblings are $37.50 for full-day programs 

  • Kids club ($55 to $75 )
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

This Westin has a 24-hour fitness center with weight-training and cardio equipment. The Fresh Fitness programming offers a wide variety of yoga, cardio and water-based fitness classes, for a fee.

  • New Balance Gear Lending Program available for $5
  • Fitness assessments are available with coaches for $50
  • Fitness classes are $15 per class; a $99 pass provides unlimited classes for five days.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The business center provides computers and complimentary Wi-Fi, available throughout the resort.

  • Outdoor space for smaller events

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Wedding

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort better suits smaller weddings for less than 100 people in its multiple outdoor locations, most with impressive views. The oceanfront Kai Lani lawn is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Receptions can be held outdoors under a tent or indoors at the on-site restaurants.

  • The hotel partners with a wedding planning company, Platinum Weddings & Events

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

100
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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