This resort prides itself on two things: their pools and the beach. And their boasts ring true. Their part of Ka‘anapali Beach is outstanding. This is the kind of beach scene you’ll always remember. The pools consist of an outrageous 87,000-square-foot water playground that includes two waterslides and waterfalls, swim-through grotto, a family-friendly pool and an adults-only pool.
The larger Beach Tower rooms achieve their goal of “modern luxury” with their trademark Heavenly Beds and tasteful decor. Rooms come as either two queens with a shower-tub combo or one king with a full-size sofa bed and shower-only bathroom. (Plus, the TVs are slightly larger in these rooms.) The Ocean Tower building has smaller rooms with modern décor, including showers-only with handhelds in all bathrooms and glass paneling on lanais for a less-obstructed view. They have a long list of items that guests may request, including “Heavenly” dog beds and “Heavenly Cribs” for your other little angel.
They have a full wedding services department. Many activities—such as ukulele lessons, lei making, hula lessons, wildlife tour, fish feeding and a few other things—are provided by their “Fun Team.” They don’t offer these programs every day at certain times of the year. The casabella chairs (two chairs and a retractable cover) and cabanas range are available for rent by the beach or pool (depending on type, location and amenities). The beachfront ones are particularly outstanding and remind of us Hawaiian architecture. Their fitness room offers classes (some conducted oceanside on their lawn) for an extra fee.
In short, the Westin is a pleasant place with a dynamite location. It tends to feel busier and more crowded than other resorts in the area. Rooms are 380–450 sq. ft., suites are 700–2,063 sq. ft. They offer many specials on their website.