Here's is a review of our stay at napili bay resort-maui 8/9 to 8/16. After checking many reviews we rented condo#102 and the condo is even better than the pictures show it's a steal at $190 a night. Unit comes fully loaded and was redone recently.
Napili beach is a beautiful bay with sandy shoreline and reefs for snorkeling close to shore with lots of fish and sea turtles too. There is a tree right on the beach in front of the condos if the sun is to hot for you.
Napili is in a great location in between kaanipali and kapalua
close to lahaina also.
Road to hana can be a great trip or a long day I've had both. The trick is to leave real early we left at 6 a.m. and zipped up the mountain with no traffic and plenty of room to park and see the waterfalls along the way also black sand beach,by the time we made it to the 7 sacred pools some people were already there but
not very many. This place is well worth the trip it is unbeleivable seeing the waterfalls run right to the ocean. If you like to hike the 2 mile hike up the falls trail and through a bamboo forrest the payoff at the end is a great 400 foot waterfall. If you want to see some of the island that only the helicopters get to see take the back route home we asked a ranger and she said it would be a faster way home because of the traffic comming up the front way (remember alot of 1 lane bridges) You will hear its to rough to go that way but we made it with a mustang the road is a little rough in spots but most of it is just fine and the last 2/3 of it is a breeze. The scenery is just crazy goes from rain forrest to desert to volcanic canyons down to the ocean and large lava fields and you get to see some of the upcountry.
Our 2nd trip was to the Ioa valley very easy to get too and looks like some of the movie jurasic park's scenery a great short day trip.
Our last trip was to the volcano a must do the drive up was easy and going through the clouds was fun at 10,000 feet high you do get some great views of the island if the clouds aren't to heavy. The volcano itself is like a painting of colors and different landscapes from the red sliding sands to black volcanic rock and some green vegitation. there are some good hiking trails and you can hike to the rim of the cones that erupted so many years ago.
Maui is just a great place to explore and if you don't explore it you will miss some of gods best work !!!