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“Paradise!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Napili Surf Beach Resort
50 Napili Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Paradise!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We returned to Napili Surf with our boys for a family reunion after staying here on our honeymoon thirteen years earlier. Immediately, we asked ourselves, "Why did we wait so long to return?"

The grounds are immaculate. The friendly grounds crew seem to take pride in their work each day. The daily service in the room was done flawlessly. The front office staff was always willing to answer a question or help. We appreciated the chance to mingle with other guests on their weekly Mai Tia night and the Friday breakfast. Napili Surf creates a low key atmosphere that is very relaxing. You are steps away from the pool, beach, or just a lawn chair under the tree overlooking the ocean. The sunsets are amazing! Straight out of a postcard. We loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean each night. We will certainly return to the place our eight year old son has been telling everyone was "paradise".

Tip: The Slack Key Guitar night (Wednesdays I think) is a short 10 min. walk from Napili Surf. It is fabulous! They begin tuning up and jamming at doors.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yorba Linda, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We were searching for a low rise condo on the water with good snorkeling for a group vacation with family members and trusted the Trip Advisor reviews of this resort. It couldn't have been better! All four of our rooms were steps from the sand and very clean with fully equiped kitchens. (The kitchens even had a full spice rack, a pack of coffee, filters, cream and sugar.) Several of us opted for full ocean view rooms and the views were spectacular.

The friendly staff members and the scheduled events, (Fri. AM continental B-fast, Wed. nite mai tais and a pot luck BBQ), made this resort seem like our own vacation home and we met many wonderful people. We stayed over the 4th of July holiday and the resort hired a dance troup that put on a luau show that was superior to the one we had paid for in Lahaina! All of the quests furnished an individual side-dish and the resort provided prime rib, salmon and chicken that was cooked to perfection. After the show and dinner, everyone went down to the beach and watched all the kids put on their individual fireworks shows.

This resort is located on Napili Bay, which has decent snorkeling and a group of giant turtles that seem to come out every afternoon around 4 PM and graze on the algae covered rocks to the left. They're amazing to watch....but don't touch. Great snorkeling is a quarter mile away at Kapalua Bay. Drive out of the resort, turn left and look for the public access/parking lot next to the Sea House Restaurant. The parking fills up around 9:30 AM, but there is overflow parking across the street at a tennis club. Follow the signs.

Here are a few tips:

Best take-out food: Okazuya (about 3 miles south on Lower Honoapiilani Rd) and
Mama's Ribs (next to Napili Market 1/2 mile away) Get the Portugese
Bean Soup or Teriyaki Chicken
Best Gourmet Market: Foodland Farms (in Lahaina across the Hwy from Safeway)
Best Liquor Selection & Prices: Longs Drug Store (in the Lahaina Safeway Center)

Needless to say, we had such a good time that we've already booked our vacation here for next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

This condo complex is one of the nicest places we have ever found and relatively resaonable for the location, first time reviewed but have stayed here numerous times. It is a very family oriented place with the beautiful Napili Bay just steps away from your room. It has two nice pools also and lots of space and area to just lounge around. The ocean is lovely to just float in, snorkeling is great in the bay. The rooms are extremely well furnished and have full kitchens so you can eat in if desired. Also numerous gas fired bbq's spread around the facility. It is a wonderful place for couples, families and groups. Only two stories allowed on this bay so no high rise building within view. We just love it.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berkeley, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We come here as a family and meet friends who have been staying here for 30 years. I wish we could come every year, but alas, we are not millionaires! It is so wonderful to have your own kitchen, beautiful lanai and short walk to the beach. (0ne of the most beautiful beaches in Maui.) I hate to give away our secret, but it is a great place to stay.

Room Tip: Go online to see the room layouts. We prefer the bedroom in the front to access ocean breezes.
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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

When we reserved this place, we didn't know what to expect. Posted pictures aren't always true to the property. What a pleasant surprise when we arrived to this well hidden piece of paradise. The suite we stayed in was very clean and the furnishings were up to date. The suite was fully self-contained and we took advantage of the full kitchen amenities. The patio doors opened up to a nice pool. We loved the gardens that surrounded the property. Everything was well maintained. The staff was warm and friendly and everything was peaceful. It's a short walking distance to the beach area and snorkeling. There are some great lava rocks on the beach for sitting on and watching a beautiful sunset or exploring the tidal pools. Good fun for families with children. It's a great location for visiting other attractions in the area. Do your research, there's plenty to do and see for all ages!

Room Tip: Always call the property if you have concerns.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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13 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

Although a decent somewhat dated property in a spectacular location one should note: If bathtubs, air-conditioning, jacuzzi and privacy are a concern for you, try a little more upscale place like the Ritz-Carlton. It would be my choice next time.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011 via mobile

I read the reviews before booking this property and somewhat knew what to expect... In the end, this is our favourite place we have stayed in Hawaii, ever. And we have been here many times.

When I read this property was dated, I interpreted this as possibly meaning a bit run down. We stayed in unit 222 (garden view), and a discerning customer may call the unit dated. To me, it has charm. It is impeccably clean and it's clear that the people who run the place take pride in the upkeep and cleanliness of the property. We will definitely be back.

One note: the nearby Gazebo restaurant, though highly rated in many reviews, was not worth the wait to us. The view was gorgeous, the service excellent, but the food wasn't anything special and we waited nearly an hour to get in. We asked our waitress when to arrive to avoid the wait, and she said noon is quietest.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 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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Address: 50 Napili Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront on Napili Bay, nestled up against Kapalua and its world-class golf courses, Napili Surf Beach Resort is minutes away from Kaanapali and historic Lahaina Town. Fully-equipped condos offer the amenities and convenience of a resort, including daily maid service and free wireless Internet, with the comfort of your own home. Beautiful oceanfront grounds, two swimming pools, three barbecues, each with its own herb garden. Napili Surf Beach Resort is a non-smoking property. ... more   less 
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Napili Surf Beach Hotel Lahaina
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