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I received an offer from Westin to stay at the Ka’anapali in Maui, Hawaii for 6 days and 5 nights for 2 adults and 2 children for $798. It includes a $75 resort credit and a 6-day Avis rental car. I just wish I had more vacation time!
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
The Westin Ka’anapali is located in Maui, Hawaii and looks to be a really nice property. The property is large, sitting on 26 acres and located on North Beach. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit Maui yet, but I look forward to relaxing there with family in the next few years.
With this deal, you will be staying in an Island View Studio Villa with a king bed, a full-sized sleeper sofa, and a kitchenette. Kitchenettes usually mean a small fridge, microwave, sink, and a coffee maker.
I performed a quick search for March 2017 to see what the room rates would be for 6 days and 5 nights. The price for the room was at least $519 per night or 16,000 SPG points per night. For the 5 nights, that would be a total of $2,595 plus taxes of 13.41%, which brings the total cash to almost $3,000!!! Or, you could spend 80,000 SPG points for the 5 nights. Personally, I’d rather convert those 80,000 SPG points into 100,000 airline miles.
$75 resort credit
Since Hawaii is so far from the US mainland, everything costs just a little bit more. I was in Hawaii in March 2016 and the groceries, gas, and food were priced a little higher than the prices back home. With the $75 resort credit, that will help offset some of these costs.
You have to pick up your $75 resort credit certificate at the Lobby Concierge within 24 hours of checking in and it can be used at any time throughout your stay. It is redeemable for any combination of on-site activities, dining, shopping, or spa services.
6 day car rental from Avis
I searched and searched for the best deal on a rental car for our Honolulu, Hawaii trip, and the best deal I could find was $238 from Costco Travel. Your results may vary, but it would be hard to beat a price of $30 a day.
You will receive an “intermediate” sized vehicle with this offer, and if you want to upgrade, you will receive a $185 credit towards another car.
Assuming a normal search would yield a car rental of price of $250 for 6 days, the package cost would be brought down to $548 for 5 nights, or $110 a night.
Parking at the Westin Ka’anapali will be charged at a rate of $10 per day under this deal.
Westin Ka’anapali offer details
A deal this good means that they’ll be trying to sell you a timeshare under the Starwood Vacation Ownership brand. Timeshares aren’t for everyone, but we love the timeshare units we have and use them all the time to travel all around the world by ourselves and with friends and family.
As much as most people hate attending timeshare presentations, I figure a couple hours of saying “no” is worth the $2500 in savings you’d receive over paying cash for the same vacation.
You need to book by April 26, 2016, pay with any American Express, and stay by May 31, 2017 to take full advantage of this offer.
They make things a little easier on you by allowing you to pay $498 to accept the deal, then pay the remaining $300 when you reserve your arrival date.
If you’re interested in the deal, call 800-346-6561 Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm Pacific Time to discuss all of the fine print details to determine if this Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas 6-day, 5-night package is right for you.