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The exterior of the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. 
All photos courtesy: Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

The roomiest rooms at Maui's Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Opened earlier this year, the villas are as large as an apartment.

It was bigger than my Honolulu apartment. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living-dining room, kitchen and a lanai (patio). This is the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, located in Maui’s beautiful and luxurious Kaanapali. There’s room to relax everywhere at Westin Nanea, from the rooms to the swimming pool and wandering the manicured grounds that lead to the beach. But the resort doesn’t feel too large it’s overwhelming. I didn’t get lost trying to get around.

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A view of the pools and ocean from Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. 

You won’t find there’s-no-room-for-my-suitcase rooms here. Every room is spacious and not just in the penthouses. As the resort’s name implies, they’re all villas.

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The master bedroom in a villa. 

The resort has one, two and three-bedrooms, each with a fully equipped kitchen, a living-dining area and a lanai that fits a six-person dining room table. (A must-do: Watch the sun set from your room. Plus, you can see the island of Lanai from here!) Did I mention it’s roomy?

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A view of the living room and lanai. 

Each villa features modern wood furniture complimented with island-inspired art and Hawaiian cultural motifs, such as light fixtures that resemble traditional fishing nets and wood paneling that evokes woven baskets.

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The modern wood decor and Hawaiian-inspired motifs in the dining room.

The best part of my 1,470-square-foot haven was the bathroom in the master bedroom. Not just any bathroom, but one that featured a stand-alone bathtub and giant shower with an 8-inch rain showerhead. It was the best thing to come home to; I felt like I was at a spa.

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The bathroom contains a standalone tub AND a roomy shower.

As you can probably tell from the abundance of space, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is perfect for families. Or the perfect getaway all for yourself.

45 Kai Malina Pkwy., Lahaina, Maui, (808) 662-6300, westinnanea.com.