24 Oct 2013

TBT - The Westin Villas, Maui

In July 2013 when we went to Maui we stayed at the beautiful beach front property of The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Villas. During our seven nights stay we were placed in Villa 4123 which was a one bedroom with mountain views.


  • Large apartment for a family of 3 there was a lot of room to move around especially for my toddler who loved doing laps around the bedroom and bathroom.
  • A one bedroom villa consisted of a kitchen, dining and living room area as well as a separate bedroom space. A massive bathroom with spa bath, twin sink basins and wardrobe.
  • The bedroom was also very roomy we could fit all our luggage inside the bedroom and still have room to move around.
  • Large balcony area with outdoor table, seats and sunbeds available.
  • Kitchen was stocked with basic cooking appliances, large fridge, electric stove, microwave and cooking utensils.
  • Apartment also had a washer and dryer and upon arrival inside apartment there was a small welcome pack provided which had washing detergent for kitchen and laundry.
  • Large flat screen tv in both the lounge room and bedroom with ample channels available. There was also a DVD player, and MP3 stereo you can connect to.
  • The Westin is a massive property with lots pools for both adults and children, spas which can be used 24hrs a day and direct access to an amazing beach.
  • There are restaurants, 2 general store onsite, gym facilities and a kids club.
  • Resort is very family friendly with lots of families on site during the time we were here.
  • Free shuttle bus commuting patrons between the two Westin’s, The Sheraton and shops.
  • Ample staff everywhere, very friendly and kept the resort in its immaculate state.    


  • Pricey for non timeshare patrons. Don’t know if its also because we came during the peak July break season that played a factor but this resort was very very expensive but we wanted to stay here especially since we had a young toddler.
  • Our view was not of the mountains but of the lobby drive way.  This was probably one of the most disappointing component of our stay, the room location considering how much we paid to stay here.
  • Almost all activities are at a cost. I would say 10% of the activities the resort runs are free everything else has a cost associated to do them. There weren’t that many activities available either.
  • Everything cost money to hire even the non motorised sports such as snorkeling. It was going to cost $18 to hire snorkel gear for 24 hours but you can buy your own from an ABC shop near the Sheraton for $15.
  • Beach umbrella and chairs also cost money to hire every day.
  • Our room was located in a dim part of the resort, even with the curtains open it was very dim so this meant we had lights on even during the day to see. 

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