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Napili Beach

Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Victoria, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great sand, good location for boogie boarding, not very crowded. And sea turtles come here to eat stuff growing on the rocks so we got to see two up close and personal!! Very very cool!!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Want to swim with the turtles? Take your snorkel gear and go! Great beach to snorkel, swim, and boogie board. Right next door, eat and get drinks at the Gazebo Restaurant (at Napili Shores). I hear they have a great breakfast, but we didn't make it there for breakfast. The cheeseburgers were great, though!

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Washington, DC
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314 reviews 314 reviews
64 attraction reviews
2,374 helpful votes 2,374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A nice snorkeling point but also a great spot to see terrapins in their natural habitat. Well worth the visit even if you don't snorkel.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed at Napili Kai Resort so it was right there. In Dec. there can be some waves but we loved it! You can see Molokai and there are nice walking trails surrounding the bay. There is decent snorkeling too.

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Burnaby, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I grew up coming to Napili Bay so it is like home for me. The sand is amazing, the water is perfect, the view is outstanding and there are even some reefs around which is great for snorkeling. I will definitely be back. Parking is a bit of a pain if you are not staying in the condos around the... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great waves, not to large wonderful sand. Have returned time and again. Can hardly wait to go back. Young kids should use a life vest as their is a strong undertow. Family really loves it here in Maui.

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north bend oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

took a bus for 3 dollars from lahaina, walked trough shops to the beach, beaches are not private in Maui so enjoyed the beach and some cocktails from the resort bar. lounge chairs were free

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited this beach on my last day while staying in west Maui. Should have come here sooner! We wanted to do snorkeling and see sea turtles - which we did! Didn't have to go very far out or wait very long before we saw our first one, and pretty soon we saw at least two more, including the biggest one... More 

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Galt, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a great beach to visit at different tides. The snorkling is great for high tide (so you can float over the corak reefs). There are pretty good breakers for paddle boarding, wave jumping, or boogie boading. The sand is wet enough for castles. High and low tide has some excellent pools to check out.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Beautiful beach, fun snorkeling and whale watching. You can sit here all day. Tough to park if you're not staying here so come early.

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