Napili Kai Beach Resort
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First all the positives A really lovely hotel with a great laid back atmosphere in a wonderful location. We had ocean front rooms which were divine and the small kitchens were really useful for drinks, snacks and a couple of breakfasts and lunches. Staff are fantastic and so helpful. We had turtles outside our room and the beach and bay are perfect. The restaurant is unfortunately very average and we had much better food in town and in the little mall which is five minutes' drive away.The negative -- having been told we wanted to see dolphins the concierge recommended a tour which basically sped us to another island, left us on the beach for three hours alone, then sped us back via a snorkel stop literally five minutes from the start point where we could see the car park. For a princely sum. Bizarre given that obviously he knew we were staying at this resort with a far better beach and better snorkelling than the stop we made. He had professed to be a very keen snorkelled himself so we can only draw our own conclusions.The absolute positive? - when we explained to the hotel our upset at this ruined day, Hazel the manager was exceptionally kind and understanding and not only gave us a full refund but also sent a little gift and invited us for complimentary drinks. Now that is classy service and she should be recognised for that. The hotel does say that the concierge operates independent of them so ...... just beware. There are shops up in the mall where you can book all the activities probably cheaper and better.But apart from that this is a great place and fabulous for families, and all ages.
We stayed at Napili Kai for our first trip to Maui during mid-July for 8 nights. Many will recommend a condo when staying in Maui but its not for us. I don’t like the inflexibility/paying in advance/fees/no housekeeping/cooking etc. that goes with renting a condo. Napili Kai gives you the convenience of a condo with a kitchen but also has resort amenities. The resort is in a great location in West Maui on a gorgeous stretch of beach with spectacular views. It is a small property made up of low rise buildings with beautifully maintained grounds. It was quiet at night and such a bonus to be able to enjoy Napili Bay before the crowds arrived for the day. No need to lug all your beach gear around and find parking if you stay here, everything you need is steps from your room. Our unit was a 2nd floor ocean view studio by the lobby, ahola building. The room overall was nice and had a king bed and a huge lanai. The view was amazing from the room. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need if you choose to cook. There is a fridge/freezer, microwave, stove top and all utensils and dishware. The biggest downfall of the room was no air conditioning. The way the room was situated it had no air flow from the trades. Not having been to Hawaii in the summer I was shocked how hot it was. Previous trips to other islands in the winter did not require AC. We had to run all the fans (luckily extras were provided in the room). I am not sure if this is any savings to the resort having to run so many fans, they really need to install air conditioning in all the rooms especially given the price point of this accommodation. The activities and amenities are top notch and are all included. I dislike resorts that nickel and dime you and that is not the case here. Parking is included and there is no resort fee. There are chairs and beach towels for guests. There are daily cultural demonstrations and once a week, not to be missed Napili Kai Children’s Foundation hula show and the informative horticultural tour. We also took part in the putting and mai tai parties which were great for getting to know some of the other guests. There are several pools throughout the property and they were never busy. There were always plenty of chairs for everyone. The resort is very family friendly and during the summer a kids club runs from 10 – noon. There are food options on site, a snack bar that you can charge to the room only and the lovely Sea House restaurant. Many of the guests staying here are repeat visitors and you can see why, Napili Kai has it all! There is lots to keep you busy nearby when you aren’t enjoying time at the resort. Kapalua Bay is right next door for more snorkeling. The Kapalua Costal trail is a great little hike, go in the heat of the day and you’ll nearly have some of the trail to yourself. Be sure to go out to the point. For shopping, fun restaurants and more activities Lahaina is less than 15 minutes away. We went to Lahaina several times and I was thankful we didn’t have to fight the traffic with those coming from Kihei. We went diving with Extended Horizons, surfing with Maui Wave Riders and took the ferry to the cat sanctuary in Lanai organized by Lost on Lanai. We had a fun lunch with a view at Lahaina Pizza. Be sure to stop by Ululani for shave ice early in the day before the line gets crazy. We also went to La Perouse Bay for a hike early one morning followed by lunch at Sugar Beach bakery, more Ululani shave ice and a visit to the Maui Ocean Centre. I am so happy we chose to stay at Napili Kai for our first time on Maui. It was an exceptional experience in a stunning location. A few tips I have for your stay:-pay the extra to secure a room with air conditioning-arrive before it gets dark. Not having been to Maui and arriving late after a long travel day made for a scary drive-spend time at the beach early in the day and late in the afternoon to avoid the huge crowds.-Go snorkeling and watch for turtles (but keep your distance and wear reef safe sunscreen). You can rent gear from nearby Snorkel Bob’s, they also have boogie boards to rent for $7.50 a day to play in the waves.-Also nearby is 808 Boards for paddleboard rentals as the resort does not provide boards.$35 for 2 hours and $45 for the day.-Walk the beach over to the Gazebo for white chocolate macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup but get there well before their 7:30 opening. The line gets seriously long.-Take part in the free resort activities-Pick up groceries and drinks at the nearby Napili Market-Don’t over plan and schedule every minute of your trip. Take time to relax and if you miss something you have a reason to return to beautiful Maui and Napili Kai!
I liked the beautiful sites and sounds at the Napili Kai, my only complaints would be the ANTS. We had housekeeping spray the bathroom every other day until they finally decided to move us on our last night to the luxury sweet. The upgrade was nice, but what did we find on the pull-out couch? More ants! I will pick another resort if I ever visit Maui again...sorry :(
The swimming pool ranges from three to seven feet in depth. It is not heated, which meant it was a little cooler at 9 a.m. Because the pool was a small size, I swam in circles to avoid having to constantly stop and reverse direction. The hours are short, from 9 a.m. to sunset, which was inconvenient for me because I am an early riser, and I was frustrated that I could not use it before 9 a.m. And when we came back after touring the island for the entire day, it was too late to swim. We stayed three nights in a ocean view room at a special nightly rate. It was relaxing to listen to beautiful Hawaiian music from the television free of charge. On the first night, we noticed some noise from people chattering on the beach in the distance. We would like to thank Hazel at the front desk for helping us with switching rooms the next day. The towels were large and comfortable to use. Each room has a full kitchen, but there was no tea or coffee inside the room. The hotel did offer tea and coffee at the reception area only for a limited time each day, which was inconvenient for our schedule. There were no free water bottles in the room.There were two ceiling fans which helped to keep the room cooler without the air-conditioning. We kept the Jalousie windows open to let the air through. At night, when it was quiet, we could also hear the soothing sound of the ocean waves.
We stayed here for our honeymoon almost 10 years ago - we loved it and felt the staff were kind and accommodating. The only downside was that it RAINED the entire trip except for the day we left! But even so, we were pleased with the location and enjoyed the privacy. Hopefully our next trip will be a bit less soggy...
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- 163 rooms
- Snack bar
- 4 pools
- Fitness centre
- Spa (fee)
- Gift shop
- Laundry facilities
- Wi-Fi internet
- Conference facilities
- 4 Outdoor BBQ areas with 3 charcoal & 2 gas grills with Picnic area and Garden/Patio Area
- Putting green
- Hula lessons
- Lei Making
- Bocce ball
- Horticultural tours
- 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
- Full bathroom
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board
- Maximum # of guests: 3
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Napili Kai Beach ResortMaui,United States
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5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9094
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