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Napili Beach

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Address: Napili Bay, Lahaina, Maui, HI

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Turtle hangout!

I've been to Napili three times and turtles have been spotted every time. You can see them from the rocks munching on algae or find them while snorkeling. The public access is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Napili three times and turtles have been spotted every time. You can see them from the rocks munching on algae or find them while snorkeling. The public access is a little harder to find but you just look where all the cars are parked along the road and follow someone who looks like they know where they're... More 

Thank Riphie
Brandon, MB, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to do on this beach but it is difficult to walk if you have mobility problems. Its a steep beach and when we went it was wavy.

Thank Ilove2Swim
Sahuarita, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To access the beach, the trail starts out well, but becomes quite narrow and slippery. Entry into Napili Bay is rocky and can be a bit rough in December. The green turtles swimming with you and the fish are not to be missed.

Thank Helga K
Sparks, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard that this was a beautiful beach and good for snorkeling, but when we got there two different couples warned that there was a rift current in the middle of this area. That was enough for us, we packed up and went back to Kapalua beach just down the street.

Thank Deborah R
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessed through the Napilli Kai Resort. Unfortunately, I couldn't snorkel on this trip but folks were saying there was lots to see on the calmer days. Rough days stir up the sandy bottom and restrict visability. Stick to the reefs on either side of the Bay. one fellow reported seeing a turtle. The excellent Seahouse Restaurant is located overlooking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous beach. Do your research on where you can park. There is no public parking area other than off street parking which can be confusing. Be aware that in the winter the waves can be very strong. Lots of great snorkeling and turtle viewing from the lava rocks.

Thank beavertongal
Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Napili Beach is a busy spot for swimming and snorkeling with so many condo complexes that front it. The protected bay is not too rough for the children. There is a beautiful view of Molokai from the bay. Napili Bay is known for its beautiful sunset views.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard to find the beach access but a great beach. There is reef on both sides with plenty of fish to see snorkeling. There were also several turtles. The reef isn't great in itself but good for snorkeling overall. Also had great waves for body boarding in the afternoon.

Thank travelsteph59
Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice bay to go to. Lots of activities go out of here. Use the beach, take a boat to see whales, see the historic town, snorkel, spinner dolphins .

Thank molelady
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we went to view sea turtles and weren't lucky enough to see any, it was still an amazing beach to visit. The views right before sunset were spectacular.

Thank DebGFtraveler

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