My husband and I just returned from our stay at Napili Kai Beach Resort yesterday. It was wonderful.
This hotel has the most comfortable bed and pillows I've ever slept on. I even asked housekeeping if they could get me the brand because I slept so soundly. The rooms don't have air conditioning, but they do have a couple ceiling fans and two wall fans that kept the room pretty cool. Each room has stunning views of the ocean and comfortable patios to enjoy your complimentary coffee. It was great waking up to the sounds of the waves each morning. I didn't realize this at the time, but our room had a full kitchen, which was great for in-between meals. We were a little hesitant to use the oven, since our room would have gotten too hot without the AC, but I'm sure it would have worked great.
The grounds are very well kept and the main pool is a decent size. If you want an umbrella for the beach, you'll have to rent those (roughly $14.99/day) from the front desk concierge, but the hotel provides beach towels and chairs, which worked fine for us.
The only downside, which some might not even consider a downside, is that there isn't much entertainment. The hotel did provide a few small events, but it's not like the larger resorts that have shows every night. The hotel is located about 15 minutes from Kaanapai and about 5 minutes from a grocery store. Everything you need is within driving distance.
I would highly recommend staying here.
Traveller from Minneapolis
Set on 10 beachfront acres in West Maui, Napili Kai Beach Resort is adjacent to Kapalua and 12 miles north of Lahaina Town …More
No air conditioning was a concern although it wasn't as bad as we thought. The pools need adult swim hours. Two pools although one is by the restaurant that is open until 2pm and who wants to be on display for restaurant goers. Need a better location for restaurant it should be moved from pool area to vacant spot by the lobby. The restaurant needs more seating anyway. Close to the beach. Clean hotel, nice location and friendly staff.
Traveller from Seattle, WA
Kaanapali is home to Outrigger Napili Shores, a low-key haven set on Napili Bay in northwest Maui; an ocean-side path leads …More
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