Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

6 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 58% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Great Hotel

by tunce2mac about Westin Kaanapali Resort

Great Timeshare style resort, beautiful resort, great clean rooms, awesome ammenities.

If you are going to Maui with a family go on ebay and buy one of these for a week its well worth it The room we had a partially blocked view of the ocean but it was still beautiful

Our private Luau on Maui. As...

by svillegirl

Our private Luau on Maui.

As a part of our cruise, we took part in a private Luau held at the Westin Maui Prince Hotel. They did a fantastic job!

If you can't have your own private Luau... go to the Lahaina Luau. This Luau is consistently voted the best! But book early, when I was there the first week of August, it was booked for the entire month!

The 'fire dancers' are a must see! I can tell you that my favorite item wasn't Poi!
It has the consistency and flavor of Elmer's School Paste.

Just returned

by TripAdvisor Member kimberlyarvizu

We just returned from the Westin Kaanapali Villas with our three children. Although we had booked an ocean view room, the room we were given upon arrival was a studio with a hideous view of a construction site/ parking area. There was not even a glimpse of the ocean. After a complaint and a wait of about thirty minutes, we were given a larger room one floor up, which still had very little view, but was more comfortable in size. Once we were settled, we definitely enjoyed the nicely sized kitchen, lovely bathroom, and the great, heavenly bed! It was a very comfortable accommodation for traveling with family. Because it is a timeshare resort, service is a bit sketchy. We had to call each day for maid service; my understanding is that it is weekly if you are timeshare owners, but daily if you book it through westin as a hotel room. The pool and waterslide was wonderful, and my children enjoyed them very much. There were lots of families here, and moderate pressure to attend the timeshare presentation. Not our style, but I will say that the people we met who were owners there seemed thrilled. The poolside restaurant was casual but with a wonderful atmosphere and very good food. Pool area was very comfortable and relaxing with thatched umbrellas and high quality chaises for laying in the sun. Beautiful location on Kaanapaali beach, and a lovely break from the crowds of other area resorts. The construction noise was a factor, but not to the point of disturbing sleep or anything. Overall, a very nice stay!

truly fabulous resort

by TripAdvisor Member mmeoww

We spent 5 nights here at the end of September, and it was fabulous. We were upgraded to a one bedroom suite that seemed to be nearly as big as our house. There was a huge, fully equipped kitchen - but all we made was coffee! The maids came every day, but at widely varying times - so what, we were on vacation. The one day they were there when we were ready to return to our room we were able to lounge by the pool for a while while they finished. We didn't have any problems with the construction noise, but the buildings next door look very close to being substantially completed. We loved the pool, the water slide, the 24 hour jacuzzis, the turtles swimming in the water right off the beach - pretty much all of it. The poolside restaurant has great food & very friendly service. We also enjoyed the free shuttle to the Westin Maui to use their pool and the Sheraton at Black Rock for their fabulous restaurant & torch lighting at sunset. It was a wonderful trip. This is a great place if you want the space and plan to hang out and relax.

great vacation

by A TripAdvisor Member

We just came back yesterday after a 5 night/6day timeshare offer. The quality and service of the stay was worth the 2 hr time share presentation. We stayed at a Villa studio, complete with heavenly bed ( and it is!), kitchenette, washer/dryer, huge shower and jucuzzi tub. The grounds were prestine and rooms were comfortable.

We went to Safeway, a short drive away to purchase enough food for breakfast/luch/ and snacks. Pool and beach was above average-also well maintained. In Nov. the Marriott and surrounding resorts have no beach at all due to tide shifts. This beach has perfect sand and very useable swimming beach.

Minor issues: No room service, no full restaurant, no in-house pay per view movies. Plan on entertainment outside of the grounds. Either drive to Lahaina or take the free "Play at all" shuttle to the Sheraton Black Rock or Westin Maui.

Westin is an excellent hotel chain. Their beds are sooo good they sell them in catalogues.

AWESOME! So glad we are owners here!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

AWESOME!! What more could I say. My husband and I purchased a vacation ownership at this property last summer before it was built, sight unseen. When we arrived this summer on June 6, it exceeded all of our expectations. Friendly staff, especially Steve, Duke, Jr, Kaeka, and many others. We had a wonderful Ocean front unit on the 4th floor. Perfect!!!!!! As great as the view was for us, I would stay here without the great view because the beach is nice, uncrowded, and I got my view every morning and evening while sitting on the sand or driving all around Maui.

West Maui is great--everything you need right there, but do go adventuring to other parts and enjoy all Maui has to offer. Looking for cheap eats--Maui tacos is nothing over 7 bucks. And thank goodness for our fridge and microwave, we were always able to save leftovers and have them the next day, saving us money. And I think Maui tacos is better the 2nd day!!!!! They are delicious.

Steve drove our shuttle almost all the time. He had a "no worries, laid back" style and we loved chatting with him. He gave us several helpful tips, and was always happy and kind, even when he came to get us at 10:05 p.m after the shuttle service had ended. He took us to the Sheraton, Westin Maui, and Whaler's Village area. We were able to stay at one and play at 3 hotels--we charged everything we did at the Sheraton and Westin Maui hotel to our Ocean Resort Villa--this is great because it racks up points in our membership plan.

For anyone thinking about owning, it is a great place and MEMBERSHIP HAS IT'S PRIVILEGES. We used points from our purchase of the condo to pay for our non-stop airfare by converting those points to air miles. It was nice to only have to budget for a rental car.

Yes, there is construction, but it was minimal when we were there. Only one drawback I could see was if you were staying in the current unit on the outside. We were on the corner, so we had ocean front and side views, but the side view is a grassy field with some building materials, and views of the big pink hotel. Not a great side to stay on if you must have an awesome view of the beach.

And last but not least, many are confusing balcony with patio. The balcony is just that--a small standing room only balcony. The patio has tons of room. We had 4 chairs, a long chaise lounge chair, and a teak table on ours. Sunset views will leave you breathless. With our ownership privilegs, we take many small trips for little or no cost to us, and have even booked Starwood Vacation Ownerships around the world for guests of ours at a discounted rate.

We have already started planning our next trip here for 2005 and can't wait to return!!!! Aloha and Mahalo!


by A TripAdvisor Member

We are owners at the WKORV and just spent a wonderful week there in July. I just want to clear up a few misconceptions. Another poster said that when construction is finished there will be over 600 units. Actually, the current resort will have 280 units when completed, and Westin is also building a sister resort with 258 units next door. However, the new property next door will be completely self-contained, and will have it's own pool and other amenities. (The pool is going to be fabulous, too!) Guests at the two sister properties will be able to use the amenities at both properties.

Maid service - Staying in a timeshare is more like renting a condo than staying in a hotel, and most timeshares do not have daily maid service. At the Westin Ka'anapali, you usually get maid service once, near the middle of the week. We found that if we had a problem, or needed extra towels, we got very quick and friendly service, and I understand that you can arrange daily maid service if desired.

Beach - Someone also mentioned that the beach was very narrow in front of the resort during the winter. This is a natural phenomena that occurs along this part of the coast every winter. It was even worse along the main Ka'anapali beach area, where they even lost palm trees and landscaping in front of the hotels. The winter storms wash away the sand in the winter and then it comes back in the spring and summer. However, the beach is somewhat steep and it is pretty deep for real little ones, so the toddler pool at the resort is probably better a better choice for them. The snorkeling right off the beach is great for adults and older children!

Shuttle - the free shuttle goes to the Sheraton Hotel (Black Rock) and the Westin Maui Hotel (Ka'anapali Beach) but not to the Kapalua Bay Hotel. In fact, Kapalua Bay has sold, and will no longer be a Starwood property.

Hope that helped!

Very Noisy

by A TripAdvisor Member

My family just returned from staying at the Ocean Villa Resorts. Although the rooms were very nice, new, and spacious, it was so loud from construction noise that it was hard to enjoy anything there on the property during the day. Construction started prompty at 7am (you could set your clock by the horn of the crane) and didn't stop until 6pm. After awhile it gets to you. We didn't find the staff particularly friendly either-especially since they advertise world class service. I was scolded for not returning a towel at the pool, for using the stairs, etc. The plus side was the excellent snorkeling right off the beach in front of the hotel, lots of fish, coral, and sea turtles. Not a bad place to stay if you can stand the construction noise.

Awesome Resort

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just got back from Maui and stayed at this wonderful resort. You'll feel the aloha spirit the minute you walk in the resort. The lobby is a little dark but tastefully decorated and overlooks the ocean. The resort itself is very quiet compared to the other resorts at Kaanapali, but it is definitely a kid-friendly place. The grounds are well-maintained and the kiddie pool is an added bonus for parents. It is only a foot deep and there are lounge chairs around it so you can just lay out in the sun while the kids swim. There are bbq grills on the resort which overlooks the ocean. Very nice! There is also a nice fitness center in the basement. The restaurant by the pool has good food and kids eat free. They also have a general store where you can buy souvenirs or things that you have forgotten to bring. The villas are well-appointed. We stayed at a 1- bedroom unit that has a partial ocean view. This unit can definitely accomodate 4 people. The heavenly beds are definitely heavenly and the heavenly showers are just heavenly. There is even a jacuzzi with folding dividers that open up to the room. The kitchen is well-stacked with all the utensils that you may need. The Bose audio system is another bonus in the unit. There are two TV sets in the unit with a DVD player. We never had any problems with maid service our entire 5-night stay. The beach here is okay. It's not as nice as the beaches at Kapalua, Wailea or at the Black Rock but it is not bad. It is pretty good for snorkeling and just laying out or for kids playing. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We haven't encountered any staff member that is not helpful or friendly. Special mention to Susan at the Vacation Services who made sure that the guests were comfortable and had everthing that they needed. It is nice that the resort has shuttle buses that go to Sheraton and Westin. We used the facilities at both resorts and just had a great time. If you want a nice dinner, go to Tropica at the Westin. Good food and good ambiance. Overall, this is a great resort to stay at in Maui. If you want a nice, quiet and a friendly resort, this is it!

Hawaii - an island paradise

by ets


It was a promotion by the Westin Maui Hotel that triggered this vacation to Hawaii. With room rates lowered 75%, who could pass up the opportunity, despite the lingering fear of traveling following the September 11 NY Twin towers tragedy. Hawaii badly needed tourist revenue!

"Waikiki Beach"

But first, Susan and I had to meet in Honolulu my golfing buddy, Sawa San and his wife Yoko, who had arrived earlier in the day from Kyoto. There were no direct flights to Maui from Osaka (KIX). We stayed a couple of nights at the Ashton Waikiki CIrcle hotel directly across the street from Waikiki beach in downtown Honululu.

"Diamond Head"

Nothing beats staying in downtown Waikiki, with Diamond Head in view, shops and restaurants nearby, not to mention Mr. Hawaii himself: Don Ho. Did you know that he is actually member of the Navajo nation? Get it? It was one of his jokes (smile)


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Forum Posts

What is the best place to have lobster

by etalk888

Hi there:
My fiance is a big lobster fan, and I would like to take him to the restaurants who has the lobster. Does anybody has suggetion on the restaurant (fairly priced also) for both Oahu and Maui. Thanks :)

RE: What is the best place to have lobster

by Jamesr3939

On Maui it would have to either Kimo's in Lahana or Jameson's at Napili (also try the baked artichoke).

RE: RE: What is the best place to have lobster

by YVRDave

Sometimes the Westin Kaanapali has a Lobsterfest. You may want to check www.westin.com

RE: What is the best place to have lobster

by travelgourmet

Aloha. The place I go to eat shrimp on Maui, also has great lobster. My wife and I always stop at Buzz's Wharf Restaurant on the way to our hotel after landing at Maui's Airport in Kahului. Located on Hwy 30, only about 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from Kaanapali, and 15 minutes from Wialea. Great view of the Ma'a laea Bay and Marina with a tropical setting for the restaurant. Across the street from the Aquarium. Great vibes inside with tropical decor, drinks, and most of all an excellent pupu menu, sometimes tastier than main courses at many restaurants. Priced in the middle $$. Oahu has many seafood restaurants and I enjoy Nick's Fish Market at the Waikiki Gateway Hotel on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki for lobster from around the world. Aloha oe.

Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by jjohnston3102

I am looking to find a nice hotel with an ocean front room and a whirlpool tub, preferably $500/night or less. Is that even possible? If so any suggestions?

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by travelgourmet

Aloha, I know of one location in the Ka'anapali area, north of Black Rock, that might be the requirements you desire. Try the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas at their website: http://www.westinkaanapali.com/

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by Odinnthor

Aloha nui...

Good one Larry. I could only remember the Westin having en suite whirlpool tubs, but there are others. I thought the Four Seasons did too, but it does not appear so.

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by Jamesr3939

You might look at the Ka'anapali Alii. It is a condo complex with many units rented/owned directly from the owners. You might have to do some research to find a room with a whirlpool tub as the older units won't have them, but somebody may have remodeled to include one. It is cheaper to rent off www.vrbo.com directly from the owner as to deal with the property manager. But it might be faster to deal with them to find exactly what you want.

There is no finer place to stay directly on Ka'anapali beach than the Alii. We have stayed there many times and our friends just returned Sunday from their first visit since the major remodel of the pool and grounds. It was great before and is now awesome.

If you can do without the whirlpool tub I can turn you on to a great unit with an awesome view for a little more than half what you want to spend.

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by jjohnston3102

Does the Westin have a whirlpool tub in any other room than their $2,400 per night room?

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by travelgourmet

Which Westin are you talking about? The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Ka'anapali Parkway or The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas at Kai Ala Drive further north in Ka'anapali area. the Westin Maui Resort & Spa is quite expensive. The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas have whirlpools in all their rooms and an oceanview room is about $450+ a night. I can't vouch for where the oceanview room is side or front.

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by Odinnthor

That would be the Ocean Resort Villas, that have the whirlpools in all or most rooms and suites.......

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by jjohnston3102

OH, I was looking at the wrong place I think. I found it, and it looks like just what I've been looking for! Thanks everyone for your help!

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by travelgourmet

'A'ole pilikia.

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by jjohnston3102

I just called them, and it seems all the Ocean Front rooms are owned. I really would like an ocean front room instead of a view room.

Re: Hotel with Whirlpool tub

by Jamesr3939

Try www.vrbo.com and see if you can rent directly from one of the owners. We have used VRBO a few times and it works great.


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 Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Westin Lahaina
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Westin Ka Anapali Ocean Hotel
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Hotel Lahaina

Address: 6 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States