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“Small Friendly Hotel with Nice Rooms and Beautiful Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Napili Surf Beach Resort

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Napili Surf Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Summit, New Jersey
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small Friendly Hotel with Nice Rooms and Beautiful Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at one of the rooms on the last building. It was still only 3 minutes walk from the beach. Napili Beach is a relatively small beach (maybe a mile long) surrounded by several small hotels like this one. But the beach doesn't feel crowded and it is a beautiful beach. The room was very nice with a big balcony and a kitchen with all the necessary gadgets and then some.

If you walk one bay south towards Lahaina , you get to a small bay where you can swim with giant turtles. Rent a car and explore the island. It is a beautiful island.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Napili beach may be one of the few tourist beaches in all of Hawaii that is unencumbered by a large high-rise hotel/"resort and spa." Instead this soft sandy beach, with the world's best view of nearby Molokai, has only a few oceanfront 2-story properties, like the Napili Surf.

There's no spa at the Surf, or gym, or infinity pool, or assortment of fancy restaurants (not even one), or elevators, or valets, bellmen or "resort fees."

All you get is the Pacific ocean, which is about 30 steps from your room (I counted). And, the room has a fully stocked kitchen, modern bathroom, plush bath and beach towels, and decent beds. All for just $ 200 + per night.

Now, be warned, there's no A/C, and the cloth window drapes will let the early morning sunshine into the bedroom, and the landscaping crew is hard at work each morning with various loud mowers and weed whackers. And then there's the famous northwest Maui weather, with some breezes, clouds, raindrops. These are minor annoyances in an otherwise perfect setting.

We saw whales from the shore, and at the north end of Napili beach there are several turtles who've taken up residence. You can walk over to see them in the tidepools, or snorkel near them in the shallow (5' deep) water near the shore. It's a turtle's life at the Napili Surf.

Room Tip: North facing rooms will get lots of morning sun.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank andsank
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SUllrich, General Manager at Napili Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Aloha,

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Napili Surf Beach Resort. Thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments about our resort.

A Hui hou!
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Columbia, Maryland
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139 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here for four nights in an ocean view room 215. Everything was perfect. Our unit was newly remodeled It had a walk-in shower (one step up), comfortable bed, and included a well stocked kitchen with full frig (and icemaker), dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker (with complementary Kona), ample plates, dishes and implements. It left very little to be desired. I don't seem to remember seeing a potato peeler or funnel in the drawer, but am certain that one could be obtained from the management office. Did I mentioned the complimentary cut pineapple waiting for us in our refrigerator after check-in?

In addition, to our unit I made arrangements for four other couples and everyone was thrilled with their lodging. Even though each unit is individually owned it is apparent that Napili Surf is well managed with high standards.

If you go there between January and May, bring your binoculars. We were treated to breaching whales and spinning dolphins out in the Molokai Channel as viewed from our second floor lanai. Napili Bay is at your doorstep. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui. The bay offers excellent snorkeling and lots of sea turtles. Note that the beach is sandy and steep. and can get very crowded during mid-day. Napili Surf offers a pool and its own private lounge area along the beach keeping you out of the crowds. Did I mention the Mai Tai party every Wednesday at 5:30 PM?

If you want to party until 3AM and need to text your every move to your "friends", or spend more than 37 minutes a day on your cell phone, this is not your place. They actively discourage use of cell phones on your lanai and in other public areas. Nobody stops you from doing this unless you are loud and disturb the ambience for others.

I would not hesitate booking a unit here for a week or more in the future.

Room Tip: Ocean front is great, but second floor ocean view is also wonderful. Some end units have side balco...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank hankski
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

As I sit here on the Lanai of Studio 215, I think I have found a slice of heaven. It's not a fancy place, but I really feel like I am in Hawaii and you will never find a more beautiful setting or cleaner place than this! I mean clean, clean, CLEAN. It's quiet, not too crowded, and the people are very nice and welcoming. Napili Bay is our favorite spot on Maui. We are situated between two fabulous restaurants, the Gazebo and the Sea House. Nothing to complain about at all! Aloha!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Northern CA
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

stayed here for 9 nights. I stayed here ~23 years ago also it was very much as I remembered it. I had a studio in garden view. I spend very little time during the day at the condo so was not interested in an ocean view unit. Maui has so many places to explore. It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with every amenity imaginable. Great place to watch the sunsets. The beach was very popular with guests and with people from outside the area. It was always crowded by late morning. As indicated this is not a place where a young couple may want to go to party until the cows come home. It is very quiet, some would consider dull. The Ritz-Carlton is ~ half a mile away so anyone interested in night life could check it out in the evenings. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CAdiverNorthernCA
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Iowa
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just returned from a 5 day stay in early March and the place was as advertised. We had a ground floor garden view room and it was very comfortable. We loved Napili bay.Even in the garden view rooms you can hear the sound of the surf at night.There was a pineapple boat awaiting us in the refrigerator when we arrived. We ate most of our meals here and the unit was well stocked. If you are looking for a resort with lots of activity and a younger crowd this is probably not the place for you. If a quiet,beautifully maintained property on a great beach is what you are looking for Napili Surf will do fine. We plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jlbtg
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lancaster pa
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here 4 night in early February and couldn't have been more satisfied. This place completely fit our casual style. We felt right at home immediately with the warm welcome and wrapped pineapple in our unit.
We had a garden view room. We left windows open on both sides of the unit which allowed the most beautiful cross-breeze to flow through, day and night! The sounds of birds, breezes and surf and the floral scents were a constant reminder that you're in a tropical paradise.
The beach is world class, with great snorkeling on either end and turtles grazing or sunning on the rocks. The pool area is nice, and particularly nice is the small "private" beach area with sun and shade for hotel guests only.
A delicious, famous breakfast spot is just a few steps away at Gazebo, and the supermarket was just up the street. We picked up lunch there a few times, and also a dinner for back at the room. Perfect for travelers on a bit of a budget!
Granted, this place doesn't pack the latest and greatest in Mega-resort amenities and decor, but look at the traveler photos and you'll see it is exactly what it intends to be: a modest, unpretentious place to stay in comfort, in one of the most beautiful locations you'll find anywhere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank jpawson
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Property: Napili Surf Beach Resort
Address: 50 Napili Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9038
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#10 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Napili Surf Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint beachfront property is right on beautiful Napili Bay, a mere 50 to 150 steps into the amazing clear ocean water. Swimming, snorkeling, sun-bathing and stand up boarding are all available a few feet from your room. We are located along Kapalua and its world-class golf courses, Napili Surf Beach Resort is minutes away from Kaanapali and historic Lahaina Town. Fully-equipped condos offer the amenities and convenience of a resort, including daily housekeeping service and complimentary wireless Internet, with the comfort of your own home. Beautiful oceanfront grounds, two swimming pools, three barbecues, each with its own herb garden. Napili Surf Beach Resort is a non-smoking property. Please note that our rooms do not have air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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Napili Surf Beach Lahaina
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