The fantasy begins in the lobby, where waterfalls spill into a pool stocked with flamingos and black swans. The lavish grounds wind around an 87,000-square-foot water wonderland with five pools and an extra-speedy, 128-foot-long waterslide. After enjoying the pool action (often rather noisy from the sound ricocheting off the hotel wings), hit the beach for snorkeling, stand-up paddling, kayaking, or parasailing (in season)—the sky truly is the limit. Recharge at Relish Burger Bistro, the poolside restaurant, but save your appetite for Wailele Polynesian Luau, the resort’s 3-hour luau experience ($115–$145; www.westinmauiluau.com) that’s heavy on the fire-knife dancing. (Note: Kids can get an all-day dining pass for $20.) Stroll two doors down to shop at Whalers Village; when you’re ready to drop, your Westin Heavenly Bed offers no fewer than five different pillows and a divine mattress. If you need further revivifying, hit the Heavenly Spa for a Hualani fruit scrub and lomilomi massage. In keeping with Westin’s wellness theme, the hotel also offers a “mind and body” studio for yoga and meditation classes and a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, with loaner workout clothes at the ready, courtesy of New Balance.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaanapali Phone 866/627-8413, 808/667-2525 Prices Double $290–$689; suite $691–$1,339. Extra person $89. Children 18 and under stay free in parent’s room. Daily $30 resort fee. Valet parking $35, self-parking $30. Amenities 3 restaurants; 3 bars; babysitting; bike rentals; children’s program; concierge; 36 -hole golf course; fitness center; 5 pools and whirlpools; room service; spa; tennis courts; watersports equipment rentals; free Wi-Fi. Units 759 units Web site The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Map2365 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina Maui
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