Every time we go to Maui we visit Napili Beach and say to ourselves that we should stay up here somewhere, so this time we did. After some research I found Napili Village and thought it looked like a pretty good deal. It is only a 5 minute walk to Napili Beach and a 10 minute walk along a narrow, busy road with limited sidewalks to Kapalua Beach. So location is pretty nice for the price. To find lodging right on the beach is a lot more money than we choose to spend. Our second floor unit had a limited ocean view but a nice view of the sunsets. We normally stay in condos whenever we travel. We have stayed on all the major Hawaiian Islands and also been to the Caribbean a couple of times. Every unit we have ever rented with a complete kitchen has always had a few cooking items that previous guests have left behind such as spices, seasonings, sugar, etc. Our unit had none of these and to buy them for a few days of cooking seemed pretty expensive so we made do with salt and pepper. The bed spread was very worn and had a stain on it but it appeared clean. The float valve in the toilet made a high pitched noise quite frequently, especially during the night. The unit had beach chairs and a boogie board for us to use and pool/beach towels were available in the laundry room for us to use every day. The pool area was nice even though it had no hot tub and the coffee pot was on every morning down by the pool. They didn't have gas grills down by the pool, they were charcoal. This was the only place we have ever stayed on any of the Hawiian islands or in the Caribbean that didn't have gas grills. Charcoal grills are slow to heat up and hard to clean up so we never grilled our dinner. Generally we grill something up ourselves for dinner at least half the time. This was disappointing! Overall the unit and the facility was clean and neat and had most of the things we have come to expect. The managers were nice and they were helpful. We had maid service everyday which was convenient. The location is close to Lahaina, and Ka'anapali but it is at the far end of the island compared to other locations. I like to scuba dive with a company out of Lahaina so that was convenient but it is a long drive to other parts of the island, especially with traffic. Overall, it is a decent place to stay if you know what to expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Napili Palms is one of the best kept secrets on Maui. This privately owned condo is only a few steps from the famous Napili Bay Beach. This property is a garden setting with local orchids, plumeria, hibiscus, bananas, mangos and papayas. Relax by the pool viewing the gracious palms. Dine on your private lanai or poolside. Stroll to the beach and enjoy the breathtaking sunset at Napili Bay between the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Napili General Store is on site to meet your every need for an island vacation. Snorkel Bob's is also on site to arrange all your island activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Napili Village Hotel Lahaina
- Napili Village Maui/Lahaina