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“Napili Bay Resort Unit 109 The Good, Bad, and Ugly” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Napili Bay
Ranked #22 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
dallas
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Napili Bay Resort Unit 109 The Good, Bad, and Ugly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

The Good:
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.

The Bad:
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.

The Ugly:
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.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank happy2beachme
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

I have stayed in numerous condos in Maui over the last seven years and this by far is one of the best. The location can't be beat, as it is 15 seconds from blender to beach. Napili Bay is beautiful with great swimming and snorkeling. If you are looking for a large unit, this complex is not for you. These are studios that have everything you need in a compacted space. The units are exceptionally clean with updated furnishings. I rented from aloha condos (chuck is great to deal with.) I would rahter stay in one of these units than a busy and loud resort with kids running around everywhere. These units are great for couples.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Capitals1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2011

Great place to stay, with all the basic needs. Cozy studios, individually furnished, full basic kitchen, views, steps to beach.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank klewis77
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Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

We rented out condo through VRBO and were very pleased with everything. The location on Napili Bay is perfect. From our first floor condo we could see the beach, the whales, the overall view. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed; appliances were new and well maintained. There were beach supplies (chairs, mat, boards). From our peeks into other condos in the small complex, all seemed to be well maintained. We were greeted with a welcome basket with Maui style foods for our enjoyment. The only "complaint" we had was that the sound of the surf is very loud,, because you are right on the beach! Gazebo restaurant just steps away. Snorkeling best one beach further up the road. Pineapple Grill restaurant excellent. Lahaina Grill not quite as good. We even had wireless right in the room, no fuss.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FNProf
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Caledon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2011

Wonderful , convenient location. Well equipped, clean and well maintained condo. The condo is located right on the beach facing the ocean with just a few steps to the water.
Everything you need is provided by the owner. All that is required is a bathing suit and suntan lotion. A quick walk to restaurants and just a 5 minute drive to a large grocery store.
We had a great time and we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ed-Lottie
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2011

This was our first time to Hawaii and stayed at 116 Napaili Bay. I was concerned when it was a studio that we would be crowded with our suitcases but there was lots of room for them in the closet. The Kitchen had everything we needed, and we found the unit very clean. BBQ and laundry facilities a few steps away and a very short walk to a beautiful beach where we snorkeled, swam and sunned. Everyone was very friendly My daughter and her husband were staying a couple of miles away and there they found people very snooty. We really enjoyed sitting out on the lanai and had a good view of the beach and water from there. Grocery shopping and two restaurants close by. Would we come again, DEFINITELY.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Marilyn649
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Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

Our second 10-day stay in last 4 years. Room 211 is a gem. Studio is top caliber for 40 year old building. Renovation of Granite countertops, glass/tiled shower, neat lighting, and high-end appliances is all you practically need. Side view of Beach is excellent with both islands in view. Sound of waves in nice sedative for great sleep. Absence of Air Conditioning is really a non-issue, nice cool breezes. Favorite issue is only a 45 second walk to soft sand beach with great shade available (Milo Tree) if needed. A real bargain financially for what you receive. Had 2 sets of friends who accompanied us with similiar view. General Store and Snorkle Bobs only 5 minute (really) away. Laundry and Pavilion is nice plus. The fact of only 30-40 units eliminates the Crowd Effect of staying on Condo/Hotel Row (like Kaanapili). Also, really like to Lava Field (for view and sunsets) on left side of beach. Snorkling is good on left and right end of Napili Bay. Over-all, a really great value. We will be back in a couple of years.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Haleigh1986
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Additional Information about The Napili Bay

Property: The Napili Bay
Address: 33 Hui Dr, Napili, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8702
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 33
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
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