The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas: Our Family-Friendly Stay in Ka’anapali

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas: Our Family-Friendly Stay in Ka’anapali

Maui is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world — especially for families. The beaches are perfect for little legs and there is action and adventure around every corner. But with all those kids running around, no one wants to cram into a standard hotel room. That’s where the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas come in! For our trip, we stayed five nights in a spacious two-bedroom villa in Westin’s newest resort on Maui.

Westin Nanea | Pool View

The Rooms

The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas. Each come with their own fully stocked kitchen, a dining room, and a spacious living room. We visited Maui with friends as well so it was nice to have everyone over and cook dinner in our room. The bathrooms are similarly sizable — and the two- and three-bedroom villas come with an awesome freestanding bathtub.

We also loved the balconies, large enough for a full dining table. It was a great spot to hang out with friends, catch the sunrise, or read a book. The rooms really felt like we were staying in a nice apartment, but with all the conveniences of a resort.

The Pools

The pools at the Westin Nanea are so perfect for families! There is a large lagoon pool, which is great for all ages. Next to that is a splash pad for the little ones who just want to splash around and have some fun. And further down the walkway is a zero entry sand pool with a slide! The sand pool was our favorite, but they’re all great.

Like everywhere, the pool fills up pretty early, but we were always able to get seats with umbrellas. And there are prime lounge chairs and cabanas available for rent that come with TVs and plenty of seating. While there is a ton to do on the island, I think spending a day at the pool is a must-do!

Westin Nanea | Pool View

Westin Nanea | Kids Club

The Activities

Jimmy is still too young for us to drop him off unattended at kid’s clubs, but we still got the chance to enjoy the Kid’s Club at the Westin Nanea and join one of their classes. Multiple classes are offered each day for various prices (for kids and adults). We took Jimmy and his friend to a coconut painting class and they absolutely loved it! The class was reasonably priced (under $20) and Jimmy was able to take his coconut home with him as a souvenir.

After the class, he ran around and played with a few of the toys in the facility and had a blast. I’m excited to be able to drop him off one day, but until then, I love when kid’s clubs offer scheduled activities for all ages.

The Beach

The Westin Nanea is a beachfront property so you’re never more than a quick walk away from dipping your toes in the sand. The beachfront is pretty small, but it’s a perfect spot to catch the sunset after a long day out exploring. We headed out to the beach for nearly every sunrise and sunset and it was more beautiful and peaceful each time!

Westin Nanea | Beach

The Food

There is one restaurant on the property, plus a pool bar and market, which also sells local gifts and toiletries. The restaurant is casual, but still on the pricier side. So, we opted to eat at some of Maui’s more popular restaurants for most of our meals. And like I mentioned before, the kitchen in our room was too good to not be used, so we cooked a few meals at home too.

I loved having the market available as well. Since we forgot a few things (like sunscreen), it was super easy to pop in and pick something up. The pool bar was also great to have for the days we spent at the pool. If you’re in the mood for a tropical drink, my favorite was the Lava Lava!

Westin Nanea | Beach

We really enjoyed our stay at the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and hope to return someday for another visit!

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  • Wow, what an incredible hotel in a stunning location. I would do the same as you in terms of eating in local restaurants rather than at the hotel every day, that’s one advantage of not being all inclusive, you get to experience the local cuisine. The pool there looks stunning and it’s great to have the space of a villa rather than all being in one room. Thanks for linking up to #familytraveltips

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