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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 #6 of 29 Hotels in Lahaina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

stayed for 5 nights in a beach front room. View was terrific. Paid for a ocean view room but was upgraded to a beach from room without even asking. The room was great. Loved cooking breakfast/lunch. Room was clean and quiet. The kitchen had most of the essentials one would need to prepare a meal. Also enjoyed the Mai Tai free happy hour and the daily tea party.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

Beautiful views from the expansive balcony including the whales blowing by. Don't miss the snorkeling in the bay or a catamarran trip over to Lanai. Thai food close by to the sounds of folk surfer music drifting over the beach. A great birthday trip with plenty of scenery.

Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Excellent food! We ate at the restaurant 3 of the five nights and they havea great bar. We were there for our honeymoon, and will be back again and again especially when we have kids

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Rockton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

We totally agree with all the 5 star reviews. Forget the Kaanapali high rises on a skinny stretch of congested beach. Yep, they have stunning lobbies, lots of fun shops and restaurants within walking distance, but for sheer relaxation, try Napili Kai Beach Resort.

We booked an Ocean View Studio via Expedia. We didn't expect the incredible view from room 77 in the Aloha building. My wife actually said "Did they give us the wrong room?" Wow indeed.

The grounds are impeccable, with grills and picnic tables stashed away in several areas. Small swimming pools scattered throughout the resort, a large Jacuzzi tucked in a garden area.

The low rise buildings blend into the grounds. The resort never felt crowded, and is definitely not suited for those seeking loud nightlife.

The Sea House restaurant was fantastic. Not the cheapest Maui restaurant, download their menu from napilikai.com, but a great value for creative cuisine, and it compares quite well with the nicer places on the island for imagination and quality The Whale Watchers bar at the Sea House has one of the coolest bar views ever. Don't miss enjoying a couple of breakfasts and lunches at the Sea House as well. Absolutely the best island pancakes on Maui. Don't believe the hype surrounding the place on the other end of the beach.

Napili Bay beach never has crashing waves, unless the weather is crazy. It's well protected, and great for lazy snorkeling, floating and just hanging out. Super clear water, even when it's 20 feet deep, you feel as if your feet are just skimming the bottom!

The room was perfect for two people. A galley kitchen with full sized fridge, glass cooktop, and a convection microwave. My only complaint was that the cocktail glasses were too small for making ginormous Gin and Tonics. Oh, my....such a pain to have to walk all the way from the lanai to the kitchen for a refill. Perhaps the Napili Kai deserves just a one star review for such a travesty?

Our room did not have A/C, and even if it had, we wouldn't have needed it or used it. The ceiling fan provided any additional air movement we needed when the trade winds weren't gently blowing. Closing the windows and doors would have been unthinkable. Even with the daily temps in the upper 80's, every evening was perfect for sleeping.

We are already planning to visit NKBR again...and I almost hesitated to provide a review, not wanting to share this gem.

I could ramble on forever. Drop me a line if you have any more specific questions.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

I could not say enough great things about this place. This was our 7th trip to Napili Kai. and still we would not think of staying at another resort on Maui. The location just can not be beat. Yes, Those big hotels with the big pools are very impressive, but I'm not interested in walking a 1/2 mile to the beach every morning to have to fight for a chair. Or to open my window to hear the sound of cars. At Napili Kai we always stay in a beach front room. We open the large slider door & walk less than 20 paces to put our feet in the sand. They have tons of chairs to use on the beach. Large open lawns to sit and read a book or play a lawn game. And the BEST OCEAN VIEWS!

The ground keepers keep the landscaping looking very nice. They have a 18 hole putting green that my husband really enjoys.

The staff is kind, informative and very friendly with the kids. The maid service is very nice. In fact we've had the same maid for the past 7 years. Viola your great!!!

The Sea House is right on the beach. We like the breakfast and lunches that seem to be pretty reasonable in price. Dinner is a bit pricey and a limited selection. I suggest going to the Pineapple Grill for dinner on the Kapalua golf course.

Oh yes. Did I mention that all the parking, towels, chairs, coolers, swim masks, putting green, morning coffee, tea, lemonade & pineapple are all FREE! How great is that.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Napili Kai Beach Resort just gets better every visit.
Wonderful accomodations, excellent food, greatest scenery, beach and snorkeling,
friendly people, always consistent service. Great walking, it's no wonder that people
return to Napili Kai Beach Resort year after year.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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 September 17, 2009

As part of a multi island trip we stayed in an Ocean View Studio (Lani 2) in Napili Kai for 5 nights. The family consensus was that this was our favorite hotel of the trip.

The attitude of everyone on the staff we met was terrific and we appreciated the philosophy of the resort of not trying to charge for every little extra.

The grounds are nicely landscaped.
The beach was terrific and for those travelling with children you might find yourself having a hard time getting them away to explore the rest of the island. The beach has a nice reef that starts around 100-150 feet away from shore and features an abundance of fish and invertabrates. If you want to see the humuhumunukunukuapua'a (state fish) look no further. Try and get out earlier in the day or when winds and waves are minimal for best visibility.

Our studio in Lani 2 did not have air conditioning and we found that sleeping with the windows open and screens door shut was very comfortable. If we had AC we would have chosen not to use it.

The studio had been recently refurbished including new kitchen and bathroom both of which had granite counters and tile and nice appliances. The kitchen was well stocked with basics and we appreciated being able to have breakfast and a meal or two in the room.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#6 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Napili Kai Beach Resort 3.5*
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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Napili Kai Beach Hotel Lahaina
Napili Kai Beach Lahaina
Napili Kai Beach Resort Maui/Lahaina

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