Our Hawaii digs

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Arriving at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii was like being transported into a tropical paradise. We’d heard the property was amazing, but this was something else. Pink Flamingos greeted us on arrival from a lagoon in the open-air atrium. There was a waterfall, a bunch of exotic parrots and a smoothie bar, and we hadn’t even left the lobby.

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

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We’d usually dump our bags and set off exploring, but The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is no ordinary place. With luxe rooms, two golf courses, five pools, an alfresco gym and their signature Heavenly Spa (we recommend the Relax Heavenly Massage), it’s the kind of place where you can spend a few days without leaving the grounds of the resort. And after visiting five cites in two weeks across the east and west coast of the states, there was no way we were going further than a 500-meter radius.

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

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With an amazing bunch of bars and restaurants to keep us satisfied, we weren’t going anywhere. We feasted on grilled fish, fresh fruit and coconut water for breakfast, and dined on ribs and cocktails in the evening. Pop into the Tropica Bar and settle into island life with a Dragonberry Bomb: Bacardi dragonberry rum, elderflower liqueur, fresh blackberries, squeezed limes and sugar cane syrup. And an Okole Wow: Okolehao Hawaiian liqueur, muddled fresh Maui Gold pineapple, fresh lime, hibiscus reduction, soda – garnished with an edible hibiscus bud.

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

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Set on the idyllic Ka’anapali Beach, the oceanfront resort was just what we needed. You can go surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling, or just float around in a neon inflatable tube. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa has a great array of stores where you can buy all your island life needs, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s a shopping village a short stroll up the beach that even has Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Plus, we discovered our new favourite sunglass brand selling sunnies right on the beach!

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One of the highlights of our stay was the traditional Wailele Polynesian Luau on our last night. It was clear that we were staying at the right hotel. Guests from different resorts had made their way to the beautiful flame lit outdoor area that was surrounded by lush plants and tropical waterfalls. We spent the evening watching the talented performers, sampling delicious local cuisine and taking in the breathtaking sunset as it formed the perfect backdrop for an evening of entertainment.

We stayed at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa as guests of Hawaii Tourism.

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As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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