Perfect location with ocean view: Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
There were amenties galore at the Westin Kaanapalli Ocean View Villas--everything you might wish or need was provided at this hotel resort*. We booked a comfortable and well equipped studio, which overlooked a lovely inner garden/pool area. Our comfortably sized room held a washer and dryer, kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher), DVD player, soaker tub with jets, separate shower, small table and chairs and a large dresser/table for clothing, ample closet, queen size bed, full size mirror, telephone, hair dryer, bath products: shampoo, condition, body lotion and shaving/make-up mirror. Wi fi in your room can be had for a daily charge, but three computers can be used by guests in the lobby for no charge--we never found this area the least bit crowded.
A gift shop/general store offered breakfast items: scones, pastry, muffins, yogurt, cereals, dairy products and a selection of coffees/teas/beverages. Starbucks coffee/lattes could be ordered--this of course, helped with the transition from one's usual routine to vacation mode! Packaged salads, sandwiches, cheeses and other snacks could be found here, as well. Colorful beach towels, Maui t-shirts, hats, totebags, pharmaceutical items and other small souvenirs were also available. All in all, this little shop allowed us to save a great deal of time each morning. We thought the prices were moderately priced.
The Westin was situated in a quiet area along the ocean, had several pool areas for the kids and seemed very family friendly. Assorted activities were planned each day, running the gamut from making leis, to sand art to exercises and other fun things. A daily schedule of these activities was given at the time of check-in. Three restaurants were on the premises. A hotel shuttle ran regular trips to Lahaina, where you would find multiple restaurants, boutique and souvenir shops, entertainment, art galleries.
The concierges were 'at your service' and always helpful! We would be thrilled to return to the Westiln Kaanapali Ocean View Villas anytime!
*Although the rooms were pricey, every three days scheduled at the hotel brought a free night, so we enjoyed two free nights out of 8 spent there
Great family destination--several beautiful pools and play areas, quiet rooms, excellent service all around, convenient location for road trips, etc.