The Westin Ocean Resort Villas, Ka'anapali, Maui


The Westin Ocean Villas is a new fractional ownership property with 1,021 units, 1.5 miles north of The Westin Maui Resort on 14 acres. It's hard to argue with the brochure description: ""luxurious Hawaii vacation experience featuring a unique blend of resort and condo living with custom studio and one-bedroom villas of extraordinary comfort and convenience, masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished.""

The lobby area is large and very open, nicely decorated with warm colors and invites you to sit, relax and start a very enjoyable vacation. The center grass & courtyard area are spacious and open. There is a water slide at the pool but it does not feel overcrowded, and 12 oceanfront BBQ stations on the property. They have a general store and a deli where you can purchase sandwich supplies, microwaveable meals and such. There is only one restaurant/bar for breakfast/lunch and dinner.

The property does not have a resort fee and internet use is free, daily maid service is provided. The north building has balconies, which the main wing does not. Each one bedroom or studio has a maid entrance door from the hallway and then separate entrances to the rooms from an entryway beyond that. You can book one or the other or you could also book them as connecting rooms. Each studio has a small kitchenette with sink, small counter top range, microwave and studio size refrigerator. In every unit you have a stackable washer and dryer. The one bedroom units have full kitchens with full size ovens and refrigerators and dining area large enough to seat 6. They are all very nicely decorated with earth tones and have carpeting in the bedroom/living area, with tile flooring in the kitchen/bathroom area. All granite counter tops in every unit, also some start-up amenities such as dish/laundry soap, sponge cleaning supplies, etc.

They have a small gym and a game room with pool table and video games. There is a lounge area with showers for either early check in or late check out use available. The beach area is large and has plenty of room for lounge chairs without being crowded. Child care and activities are offered on property and can be booked for both full days and half days as needed. Families with small children will want to request accommodations in the North Building, where they will have a children’s pool and amphitheater with popcorn & other snacks.

You can make out a grocery list prior to check in and the bellman will go shopping and have the kitchen stocked upon arrival. The cost for that service is $10.00 plus the cost of supplies.