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The Napili Bay
Ranked #23 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Review: The condo was spotless, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The location gave us a completely relaxing sun filled vacation that greatly exceeded our expectations. Large supermarket is a 10 min drive. Wifi is fast and reliable. Very quiet complex with no traffic, bars or restaurants to disturb the evenings. "Travel brochure" swimming, weather and sunsets.We swam throughout the day and walked to restaurants. Coffee on the lahai every morning.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We had an excellent time in unit 108. Napili Bay is a great location in Maui. We were able to snorkel each day, walk to restaurants at night and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. We could not ask for more.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

As the other reviewers have said, this unit is really *right* on the beach. You are up about 4 feet above the sand and back 25 - 30 feet from the water. The view from little lanai is astonishing: turquoise water with darker areas of coral blending to an open channel facing Molokai. Usually you can see whitecaps in the distance. The surf sound is ever-present and comforting.

I take strong issue with previous reviewers who described this place as 'quiet'. They may have been referencing the lack of nightlife on Napili. Perhaps they are suffering from serious high frequency hearing loss. During the day, the visitor is transported to a playground for vocal enthusiastic 8 year olds. They are having the times of their lives, shrieking with delight with each big breaker. Imagine first graders being let out to recess after a long boring class. The wind carries that high frequency shrieks to the condo very effectively. This goes on for 8 - 10 hours per day. After the kids have retired for the evening, it is quiet except for the ever present surf.

This complex is on the south end of the magnificent Napili beach. This part of the beach is rather narrow. The condo complexes to the south do not have beaches (just rocks) so their guests tend to spread their lawn chairs in front of the Napili Bay. The density of people is fairly high. Since you are so close to their lawn chairs, you can easily eavesdrop on their conversations from the lanai. I did not pick up anything of great interest from this activity. There is a venerable Malo nut tree in front of the condo - it gives wonderful shade.

Although the complex is aging, unit 107 was recently redone. The small kitchen is very elegant, with a beautiful refrigerator, cook top and microwave oven. The owner has left all the kitchen utensils you could want. The bed is very comfortable as is the couch. There is a 3 foot ceramic Buddha next to one of the chests of drawers. He is very calm. No one comes every day to straighten up, empty the trash or give you little bars of soap. You can buy your own soap at the Napili Market, which is a short car ride away. This place is not the Ritz Carlton but it is very comfortable.

Chuck, the rental agent is very responsive and helpful via email. There is not a rental office on site. If there is a problem with the unit, Chuck has local representatives.

When you arrange to rent one of these units, you make the contract with the owner of the unit (Chuck arranges the details). If for some reason you want to move to another unit (for example noise), this cannot be arranged.

If you intend to spend most of your time on the beach and don't mind kid noise, you will love 107. It is so close to the beach that you are there even when you are inside the unit. If you are looking for quiet relaxation, consider one of the non-oceanfront units.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a terrific unit at a great price. Well maintained and steps from the water. Perfect little studio for couple or small family. Great manager. We thought we were going to get stuck in Tropical Storm Flossie flight cancellations. It all worked out but Donna was really reassuring when we thought things might go sideways.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Napili Bay is the perfect opposite to the high-rise, high-density resort. Secluded, homey, quiet, with friendly guests and right at the beach where many turtles visit. The condo had great ventilation with the jalousies; we rarely used the overhead fan. It was fully appointed with matching dinnerware & glasses, new cooking utensils, blender, wi-fi and (unlooked for) 2 beach chairs and boogie boards. Shops and snorkel rentals a walk away.

Room Tip: 2nd story rooms are quieter since no one is walking around above you. We loved 207.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband & I have stayed here several times, in 2 different units. Unit 108, very updated, granite, dishwasher, beautiful. Unit 205, nice, not as updated, no dishwasher, but less expensive. We love it here! The sound of the crashing surf, being beach front, the small homey atmosphere, just perfect for us! Walk down to the Seahouse Restaurant for drinks, have breakfast at the Gazebo (macadamia pancakes!). December to March watch whales right from your lanai! Great snorkeling right off the beach, or walk to Kapalua beach for calmer waters snorkeling. Snorkel Honokena Bay next to Napili Bay for viewing many sea turtles. Small supply store half block away with a Snorkel Bobs right there. Walk the Kapalua trail and end up at Honolua Store on Office road for breakfast. There is just so much to say about this resort and this area. We do prefer the second floor, as it is a little more private (you truly are beachfront, so you have people on the beach in front of your lania all day).The only negative is there is no pool, but we never leave the beach, so not a problem for us. These units also do not have a/c, but Maui is usually so temperate, and with the trade winds you really don’t miss it. Overall, a wonderful little property that we love, and will return to as often as possible!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous condo. Found through vrbo. Location was absolutely perfect. Napiili Bay is a great beach..sandy bottomed with a reef that protects from huge waves. Saw sea turtles just offshore and lots of snorkelers. Also lots of places to eat and shop just minutes away.

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Additional Information about 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 #23 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range: $1,163 - $2,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A romantic beachfront getaway 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 
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