A superb “vacation ownership” property that nonetheless offers nightly rentals, this 18 1/2-acre bluffside resort is a winner with families and couples seeking condo-style units with resort furnishings and amenities. Besides Westin’s justly famed “Heavenly Beds,” the roomy studios and one-bedroom suites (which can be combined into two-bedroom units) have immaculate, well-stocked kitchens, washer/dryers, and huge bathrooms with separate glass showers and deep whirlpool tubs. Playful statuary and fountains mark the centrally located children’s pool next to the main pool; adults will appreciate the quieter, bluff-side plunge pools. Nanea Restaurant and Bar, one of the better hotel restaurants on Kauai, has substantial discounts for children 11 and younger, and creates a bimonthly tasting dinner with wine pairings for a farm tour at the off-site Waipa Foundation. Note: Since the nearby unmaintained trail to Anini Beach is steep and often muddy, most guests opt to take the free shuttle to the St. Regis Princeville, where they walk down nearly 200 steps to Puu Poa Beach, or drive themselves to Anini or another beach.
Westin Princeville Ocean Villas
3838 Wyllie Rd., Princeville
Our Rating Neighborhood The North Shore Phone 808/827-8700 Prices From $360 studio; $495 1-bedroom; $810 2-bedroom. Parking $13 Amenities 2 restaurants; bar; deli/store; barbecues; children’s program; concierge; fitness room w/steam room and sauna, plus use of Makai Club Lap Pool and Fitness Center, 1 mile away; golf at Makai Club; 4 pools; free resort shuttle; free Wi-Fi Units 346 Web site Westin Princeville Ocean Villas
Map3838 Wyllie Rd., Princeville Kauai
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