second time staying at Napili Kai. 5th trip to Maui. returning in late september. the hotel is old school and is very well kept up. not sure what kind of place the people that post alot of negatives about here have stayed at. we have stayed all over south east asia and europe and africa in 4-5 star hotels and the Napili is great in it's own special way. that's why we love to stay there.because it isnt like those other places. the location is the high light. if you want lots of late night action this is not the place. we stay in the beach front studios when we go. so we just walk out the door and you are on the beach. the rooms are a little dated but always very clean. the complaints about ants or bugs may be valid (we had some ants on the patio and they came and sprayed immediately upon request) but come on people you are in the tropics. we have both traveled around the world extensively and loved the fact that this is not the 4 seasons or a high rise complex that you have to deal with elevators and long treks to the beach from your room. the restaurant food is good however we don't eat there much. we snorkel, hike and explore when we go. right next door is the Ritz . if you head up to the driving range area you hit the trail heads to hike on the closed golf course about the upper highway. great for exercise and the views/serenity and not many people around. you can also hike out o the old lava flows along the ocean. we live in San Francisco and dine out often. so we are used to a pretty big selection of high quality restaurants. San Sei (sushi and japanese) is up on the Ritz property. we eat there for dinner most of the time and the food is fabulous in our opinion. (go early and get the discount) also some of the best lunch and breakfast food and prices can be found next to San Sei at the Honolua Store. check it out. I gave up searching for great food at great prices after my first trip to Maui 20 years ago. so it can be pricey and it can be bad if you dont find a good place. we love the kicked back style at Napili and have never had any complaints. if you are in a hurry in Maui, better shift down out of 6th gear and just enjoy yourself. also if you use tripadvisor you can find incredible prices through different travel sites. the value was great compared to the rack rates. if you have questions concerns regarding air conditioning, or any other hotel ammenities email or call beore you go or book and they will take care of what you want/ need. if you need snorkel/dive gear/ beach umbrellas etc etc walk one block to Snorkle Bobs and get a good deal. we already booked for september and can't wait to get back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plantation-style Resort on secluded beach; 3 miles from Kapalua-West Maui Arpt; 9 mi from Lahaina & 36 mi from Kahului Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Napili Kai Beach Hotel Lahaina
- Napili Kai Beach Lahaina
- Napili Kai Beach Resort Maui/Lahaina