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The Napili Bay
Ranked #22 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Warrenville, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Great location, fabulous view, fantastic value!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Second time staying at Napili Bay in last ten years. We love this location. The building is only two stories and the units are quite lovely. The lanai offers a beautiful view. Although there is no air conditioning, you get a lovely breeze from the ocean and sleeping to the sound of waves is so relaxing. Although it is a bit of a drive to get to other parts of the island, we have never minded because the resort is just so perfect!

Room Tip: Go for a unit on the second floor facing the ocean!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Incredible views of the ocean, lava rocks, sunsets, neighboring island, etc. easy beach access and good food and drinks just at the end of the bay (or in your own room). Loved relaxing on the beach, under the rare tree on the beach or on our lanai. Location is pretty close to a few restaurant options and not far from Kanannapalli beach.

Room Tip: Top floor (2nd floor) better to avoid noise in case you have noisy neighbors
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My wife and recently returned from a week at Napili Bay for a wedding. The location and condo were so nice that we hardly left, the beach is right out the door, great snorkeling (equipment can be rented just around the corner), and the condo is comfortable and well equipped with a very nice kitchen. I loved getting up every morning, starting the coffee, and jumping in the ocean while it brewed.

No A/C turned out to be a treat, the cross breeze keeps the place comfortable while sleeping to the sounds of the Ocean rather than the hum of A/C!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I recently returned from our second stay at Napili Bay. I find this place ideal for several reasons:
1. Napili Bay is my favorite beach in Maui (maybe anywhere)-- it is great for snorkeling, swimming, floating, boogie boarding, SUP, people watching, sunsets. Trade winds aren't a problem (like they can be in South Maui in the afternoon).
2. Great value. I'm not aware of anywhere you can stay this close to such an amazing beach-- much less for less than $200/night oceanfront (our unit, 205, was $160/night, oceanfront-- some of the more updated units are a little more).
3. Smaller, basic, intimate complex. I'm not a big fan of big resorts, so Napili Bay suits me well in this regard. Despite being smaller, there were the essentials on site--well maintained grills, laundry facilities, and an ice machine. Our unit (and as far as I could tell most the others) were well equipped with kitchen essentials and beach gear (chairs, boogie boards, etc.).

A couple things that could be negatives for some (but didn't really bother me... so I am still giving a 5 star rating):
1. There are usually a good number of people on the beach in the afternoon. A lot of people come from the resorts in Kaanapali and Kapalua to Napili since it is such a great beach. If you are a morning person or like to sit on the beach at sunset, there are a lot less people at those hours.
2. No A/C... but like others said, there is a nice ocean breeze. Another couple we talked to had issues one evening with people hanging out on the beach at night keeping them awake. We were never bothered by this on the 2nd floor, but I could see it potentially being a problem. Also, the waves are kinda loud... I could see that bothering light sleepers.

In conclusion, if your priority is staying as close as possible to as nice of a beach as possible, Napili Bay is for you. If you need A/C, a pool, fancy amenities, daily maid service, try Napili Kai (at the other end of the Bay) or a resort in Kaanapali.

Room Tip: For oceanfront rooms, second floor is a little quieter and more private.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MO
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 pre-teen children) stayed in this Unit for 11 days in late-May/early June. There are only 2 units in the entire complex that can sleep up to 4 people, so it's slim pickings. I would highly recommend staying on the 2nd floor as there are many people on the beach during the day (and sometimes at night) and it can get very loud if you are on the first floor.

We had a beautiful oceanfront view. There is a large shade tree located directly in front of the room, but it is trimmed and therefore not blocking your ocean view.

Literally steps to the beach. The beach is amazing. We swam with multiple sea turtle every single day!!

The condo is a bit tight for 4 people, however, we managed just fine. You cannot beat the price for an oceanfront condo on Maui. With that being said, I would not stay in Unit #205 again until the following items were addressed:

1. There is no dishwasher in this unit. We ate in for breakfast & lunch every day and it was not fun washing pots, pans, dishes & cups on vacation. With very limited counter space, it was hard to wash the dishes & have no space to let dishes dry.

2. No screens on front door or back door. Both doors have louvres which can be turned to allow air. We kept the louvres open at all times to get airflow since their is no AC. There were no screens which allowed bugs to fly in. Also, it did not feel 100% safe at night with the louvres open knowing that anyone could have stuck their hand in the front door & unlocked it since there were no screens. I checked the other units & they all had screens on the doors. Also, some of the louvres on the door & windows were jammed shut and we could not turn them to allow air in.

3. The lanai furniture is not very comfortable. Counter height and nowhere to put your feet.

Other than these items, we had a wonderful stay. I also noticed many of the other units had gorgeous updated kitchens with ample counter space & granite countertops & updated appliances. I think this unit is need of a kitchen update.

Room Tip: Second floor is much quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto
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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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Maryland
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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.

  • Stayed August 2013
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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
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Ranked #22 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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