Home Sweet (second) Home!
If I had a dollar for every time I thought about Hawaii, I’d be RICH! Using a conservative estimate, I would probably be
at least a Billionaire by now. 😉 My obsession with Hawaii continues to grow with each and every visit and I can’t help but be completely fascinated with all things involving those incredible islands: the culture, the food, the experiences, the surf competitions, the sites, and the amazing community, just to name a few. It’s a place where I feel like I truly belong and a place that brings me peace.
Aside from staying up-to-date on Hawaii’s happenings when I’m on the mainland, I often find myself researching new things to do, new restaurants to try, and new places to stay for our next visit on the horizon. We’re no stranger to the many different types of lodging available on the islands, and Maui is no exception — we’ve spent a couple of nights in the middle of the jungle near Hana, we’ve stayed in a few different condos along Maui’s west side (including our favorite pent-house condo with dream-like ocean views), and on our most recent trip we spent an entire week living in luxury.
Throughout my research I’ve often daydreamed about the beautiful resorts dotted along Maui’s famous Ka’anapali Beach, and the time had come to stop dreaming and start doing. With six additional family members in tow, this was the perfect time to finally stay along that famous stretch of sand.
The Westin Maui caught my eye from the beginning with its exotic tropical grounds, dramatic waterfalls, and resident wildlife — including five outrageously-cute pink flamingos and a graceful black swan. As I read about the four different pools (complete with a water slide and secret grotto) I realized that this resort had it all, and the absolute best part was the unbeatable location.
Not only does the resort call Ka’anapali Beach Home but it’s also next door to my favorite shopping destination on the West Side: Whaler’s Village. With a plethora of shopping and dining options it has a little bit of everything, and I can’t mention Whaler’s Village without mentioning my favorite beachside restaurant on Maui: Leilani’s on the Beach. (Mmmmmmmmm… Does anyone else hear those Angel’s singing? No? Just me…?) 🙂 Most nights my family and I would walk next door to browse our dinner options simply because of the convenience factor.
I loved starting my mornings with coffee and a quiet walk along the beach path and my favorite way to end our evening was a moonlight stroll along the beach after dinner. Our afternoon whale watch with Trilogy Excursions even departed right from Ka’anapali Beach which was an additional luxury — we were spoiled with the convenience of being right in the middle of it all — and I loved every single second of it.
Our memories at the Westin Maui will go down in the books as absolutely fantastic; and while this trip was a definite splurge, I am whole-heartedly looking forward to staying here again in the future.
Have you stayed along Ka’anapali Beach?