In just the past year, my family stayed in two Westin vacation resorts – the Westin Lagunamar near Cancun and the Westin Mission Resort and Spa in Palm Springs.The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas might be even more amazing, with a beachfront location right on Maui’s most famous beach.
There are no fancy waterslides or crazy activities – just beautiful pools and even more beautiful beaches in a classic Big Island black rock setting.
Kids will love exploring the historic fishponds of King Kamehameha on site (look for the moray eels hiding in the rocks) or just spending a day in the hammocks on the beach.
While most guests simply think of a booking hotel room, what makes Aulani awesome for families is the large inventory of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites that allow families to spread out.
You can rent these rooms directly from the resort, from an owner by renting DVC points, or through Vacatia which often offers discounts you can’t find elsewhere.
Aulani was made for families, with a lazy river, tube waterslides, a water play area for the little ones (Menehune Bridge), plus beach activities like stand-up paddleboarding.