In contrast to the hotel-style Westin (see below), this elegant condo complex is so enormous it has two separate lobbies. The 26 acres fronting serene Kahekili Beach function as a small town with two grocery stores, three pools (yes, that’s a life-size pirate ship in the kids’ pool), three restaurants (hit the sports bar Pailolo Bar & Grill during a game), a Hawaiian cultural advisor, the luxurious Spa Helani (the 80-min. Polynesian ritual is unforgettable), and a high-energy gym with its own steam rooms, saunas, and lockers. Managed by Westin, the individually owned units (ranging from studios to two-bedrooms) are outfitted with trademark Heavenly beds, huge soaking tubs with jets, and upscale kitchens. Despite its seemingly massive footprint, the resort has accrued awards for its eco-friendly practices. One fun example: On July 4th, the resort ditches the usual fireworks display (which spreads ash on the fragile coral reefs) and opts instead to celebrate with “flower-works,” dropping 60,000 orchids on the property. The lucky guest who finds the rose amid the orchids gets a free spa treatment or snorkel cruise. Tip: Ask for some leeway with the 4pm check-in and 10am checkout times.
The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Dr., Kaanapali Resort
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaanapali Phone 866/716-8112, 808/667-3200 Prices Studio from $399; 1-bedroom from $559; 2-bedroom from $829. Extra person $89. Valet $20, self-parking $15 Amenities 3 restaurants; 2 bars; babysitting; children’s program; concierge; 36-hole golf course; 2 fitness centers; 6 outdoor pools (including children’s pool w/pirate ship); 4 whirlpools; room service; shuttle service; spa; tennis courts; free Wi-Fi Units 1021 Web site The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Map6 Kai Ala Dr., Kaanapali Resort Maui
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