Location. Location. Location. It is truly the best spot on this unusual beach. No one will be on one side of you, and you are right by the beach entrance. We could see whales, turtles, and surfing just sitting on our patio. It is probably the closest you can be to the ocean, without being in it. It was nice to hear the ocean at night. They have everything you need including beach chairs, coolers, binocs, etc. No A/C, but you don’t need it (in March). Noise starts early on the beach, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. This is a basic accommodation, that is fine for one couple. We were just thinking of it as a place to sleep.
Ants. The little bitty ones that get on the counter. It’s a constant battle to keep them away. (no biggie, not a deal breaker) You cannot leave any food out, ever.
Roaches. We called and the staff promply brought these little black traps- they didn’t really help. I was a little shocked when they said new group was coming in behind us. I don’t think anyone else should stay there until it is fumigated and everything washed. Roaches (all sizes) were on the dishes, and especially in the spice cabinet and utensil drawer. I put all the dishes in the dishwasher and ran it, then we used the dishes out of the dishwasher, until I saw a roach come out of there. At the price we paid for this unit (total price of $900 for 3 nights including everything) and the money spent traveling to Maui, we should not have had to deal with this problem. I have been all over the caribbean, and we have always dealt with the little ants, geckos, and bugs, but the roaches are a little too much for this budget traveler.
Had it not been for the roaches, i would have rated this condo VERY GOOD simply for the proximity to a really cool beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic beachfront getaway for 2 on amazing Napili beach. Adjacent to Kapalua Bay & 15 minutes North of Lahaina. This laid-back, relaxing resort has guests coming back year after year who say it's the best beachfront location in Maui. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Napili Bay Hotel Lahaina
- Napili Bay
- The Napili Bay Maui/Lahaina