One of our most favourite places to travel to is the island of Maui. The Rewards Canada family has made Maui nearly a yearly vacation destination since 2008. Each trip has involved points and miles somehow, whether it was redeeming Aeroplan miles to fly to Kahului in Business Class or to earn thousands of extra miles thanks to bonus mile and point offers. For each of our trips to Maui we have only stayed in one place, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and all but one those stays were booked via Maui Hawaii Vacations.
Hotel Review: Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas – Maui (2012)
Hotel Review: Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas – Maui (2016)
The reason why we book through Maui Hawaii Vacations and not Starwood directly is that Naomi who owns the company has negotiated amazing rates and perks for staying at the amazing resort. Typically rates are up to 50% less than what Starwood charges and usually 25% or more cheaper than OTA’s like Hotwire and Hotels.com! Well for the past couple of years a new resort has been under construction just North of the current Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and that resort is the Westin Nenea Ocean Villas. The resort itself opened up to great fanfare on April 15th of this year and looks a lot like the older villas except they are brand new of course! The main difference between the new Nanea resort and the older KOR Villas is that Nanea is made up of true 1, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom villas compared to KOR’s Studio and 1 bedroom villas which meant when you booked a 2 bedroom villa you actually received a 1 bedroom lock off with a studio room.
The great news is that Naomi has once again scored an exclusive deal with the newest resort to offer huge discounts and perks for stays here! Her rates actually just dropped per an email I received yesterday!
You can now book a 1260 square foot two bedroom villa through Maui Hawaii Vacations for only US$524 per night when you book 7 or more nights. A three bedroom villa runs US$952 per night. We checked out Starwoodhotels.com for a week long stay over the Family Day holiday and they are asking US$879 per night with their non-refundable rate however the AAA/CAA rate which can be cancelled starts at US$854 per night while Hotels.com seems to be cheapest OTA with rates at C$1,092. As you can see with Maui Hawaii Vacations you are still saving over $300 per night just on the room rate. The crazy thing is you save even more since Naomi’s rates includes everything including parking which you would have to pay $15/night when you book with Starwood or the other sites.
Here are some photos of the new resort (Courtesy of Maui Hawaii Vacations)
Have you tried the new resort out yet? I know we may early in 2018! Although we weren’t planning on returning to Maui that soon the prospect of the new resort and easy direct flights from Calgary (although Air Canada has now Rouged the route which is a bummer) that make going their that much enjoyable on a tight schedule we may just end up there for Family Day or Easter break. If you have stayed at the new Westin Nanea Ocean Villas please let us know below what your thoughts are of the newest resort on the Island!
To find out more about Maui Hawaii Vacation’s offer for the Nanea Ocean Villas or to go ahead and book please visit their dedicated website for the resort at https://thewestinnaneaoceanvillas.com/ or call Naomi and her team at 1-855-424-MAUI (6284)