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Napili Kai Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

I stayed at Napili Kai with my husband for our first trip to hawaii and our honeymoon.
I loved the location! It was wonderful, we had a studio on the beach. It was great falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up and walking out to the beach right in front of our porch. My family stayed down in Wailea their hotel was a beautiful resort but I was so happy we got to be right on the beach it was a totally diffrent feel from what they had.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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pasadena CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

On this vacation trip my wife and I traveled with our two young children (boy and girl, 5 and 3).

Suite that we stayed was clean, spacious, nicely decorated with an amazing views to the Napili bay and a beach that is great for everybody specially kids, the room that we stayed had all the amenities, CD player (for music and movies), flat screen TV, etc etc.
If you have kids same age than ours this is the place to stay. This coming from somebody that usually stays at the four seasons.

We absolutely enjoyed each day of our stay and highly recommend to all.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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san francisco
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

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.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

My husband and I stayed here in April 09. Having never been to Maui....boy did we get lucky! We chose Napili Kai randomly off of hotels.com and it was the best choice we could have made. The staff are warm and friendly. They seem more like a family and in fact we learned that several generations of some familys work there. The grounds are beautiful and kept impeccably. There are 3 pools and a hot tub. The pools are quite small. The beachfront is sandy and great for sunbathing or for children to play. Its in a bay that is great for snorkeling. You can check out towels, coolers, and various other items for free. Juice and fruit are served in a beach cabana at 11am every day. There are various free activities every day. i.e lei making. I loved our room. There was no air cond. but we didn't mind. There were great big tropical ceiling fans that kept us perfectly cool. Our room was only considered ocean view but it was only about 30 ft from the beach. We could sit on the lanai and see Launi and Molokai. The on site restuarant, The Sea House, is fabuluos! They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ate at several different places on Maui but we ate the most at The Sea House because the food and staff are so great. Also it is RIGHT on the beach with the best view of the Maui sunset and we also spotted whales right from the deck. We are definitely going back next year and taking the kids with us.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

This was our first trip to Hawaii. We were supposed to have a destination wedding in Mexico, but that was cancelled due to the swine flu situation. My fiance and I decided to go to Maui and tie the knot there. From the moment we stepped into Napili Kai, we knew we made the right decision to come to Maui. It was more gorgeous, tropical, and relaxing than I had anticipated. We had our wedding the 2nd day there. Everything went smoothly. There were so many places on napili bay to get wedding shots. It is usually busy around sunset, but for some reason we lucked out and there weren't very many people on the beach.

We had dinner under the stars (hosted by Seahouse Restaurant) and it was AMAZING. The BEST dinner I have ever had, excellent service, and we even got married at the site where the dinner was held. The wedding couldn't have been more perfect.

The complex is in a very good location. We enjoyed barbequing at night by the ocean and spending time in the Hankipanki Wirlpool. Napili Bay has excellent snorkelling. Some days the waves are really big, and some days it is calm. My husband bought a skimboard, as Napili Bay is on a slope. We also liked how you get beach chairs, towels, and a cooler. We signed out the cooler at the beginning of the trip and used it the whole time we were there. We also enjoyed the mini golf and mai tai party.

The room was very comfortable, amazing views of the ocean. My only complaint would be the birds chirping at 5:30 a.m. every morning, but I was already up at that time anyways.

There isn't much transportation from Napili to Lahaina. An hour bus ride or pretty expensive taxis, but we had such a good time driving in the rental car. We were able to explore and stop at the beaches along the highway.

All in all I would have to say this was our best trip ever! We already want to go back and we have only been home for 1 week. Hope this helps you in your decision!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Ma
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

Very nice people and beach. Our room was not equipted with any a/c. It wasn't broken just not there. Too muggy. Glad we only stayed one night. Dogs on beach and just sand chairs that don't recline on the beach. The pool had lounge chairs. "Free" snorkel equiptment did not include fins or any sort of live preserver. Quite a hike to the parking lot as well. No elevators. Glad we were on the first floor with all that luggage.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

Just got back from a 5 day stay at the Napili Kai and we had a great time. We have a 3 year old and really enjoyed the pools and the calm bay. Our unit was 50 steps from the beach and very well appointed. Overall, I would say this is a great place for families. The free snorkel gear, rafts& boogie boards were an added bonus. The grounds were imaculate and the putting course was great for Dad. Staff was excellent as well! Make sure you ask for a room with Air Conditioning if its going to be hot.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#9 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Napili Kai Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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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