Our condo is a lovely air conditioned, first floor, one bedroom condo with a lanai situated in the lush tropical garden setting of the world famous Napili Shores Resort. Right next to Napili Shores is the gorgeous Napili Bay Beach where guests love to snorkel, swim, and sunbath. On-site is the Fish & Poi Restaurant (serving fabulous dinner fare), the Gazebo Restaurant (right next to the ocean, with great breakfast and lunches), a full bar, and convenience store. Also on-site are two pools (one right next to the ocean and the other with a jacuzzi), free gas barbeque's, picnic tables, laundry room, and activities desk with concierge to help make your vacation truly memorable. Napili Shores is also ideally situated for sunset and whale watching across the channel between the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and is conveniently located just a short distance from all the main activities on the island including the major tourist destination of the port town of Lahaina.
Note to the Cleaning Fee : The $130.00 Cleaning Fee is for a one time only cleaning in that the unit will be clean upon your arrival. We do not provide daily room cleaning however we can provide interested parties with our housekeeper's contact information if they wish to arrange something with her on the side.
The Cleaning Fee moreover also provides for towels and linens which include freshly laundered beach, bath, and hand towels as well as wash clothes and bed sheets. A small starter kit of cleaning supplies is also provided which includes a limited amount of toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish washing detergent, and liquid hand soap. It is the responsibility of the guests to purchase more of these items if they wish them during their stay.
We have stayed at Napili Shores many times in the past always booking thru Outrigger directly, this was the first time booking directly with an owner and I have to say I did have initial concerns. We emailed Randy and talked to him directly and he was always very prompt in responding and answering all of our questions.
It almost felt like the price for this unit was to good to be true, less than half of booking directly thru Outrigger or the Shores itself but I have to say everything about it is as represented. It was across from the pool but it wasn't noisy at all. The unit was nicely decorated and it had an air conditioner, which we've never had staying at this property, so that was a welcome addition. The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any condo we have ever stayed at, with more dishes, pots, pans, knives, serving bowls than we ever needed. You name it they had it! Two very nice beach chairs and boogie boards for us to use as well. My husband and I had the bedroom and the bed was extremely comfortable. My son slept on the sofa bed and he said that was also very comfortable. The location was great being close to the pool and bbq's, which we used frequently. It also felt very private since there was very little foot traffic. We LOVED this unit and hope to return many, many times!!!
We would recommend snorkeling at both Napili Bay and next door in the bay by Napili Point. We did both and swam with the turtles at both locations. The bay by Napili Point is like being in a fish bowl with all the coral, fish and turtles but it is a little more difficult to access as you have to climb in and over rocks. Napili Bay has easy access from the beach and if you swim out you can follow the reef from one end of the bay to the other, also lots of turtles. Parasailing was great and we booked thru the Expedia travel desk at the resort, best prices in town. Eat at the Gazebo at least once, they come from near and far to eat there. Everything is great but they are known for their pancakes. Also if you have a chance to get to Paia eat at Mama's Fish House, pricey but fantastic!! We also ate at Lahina Grill. If you're a foodie you'll love it.
Thank you Randy and Barbara for sharing your wonderful condo with us. We hope to be back many times in the future. A hui hou......
We stayed at Napili Shores after hearing very nice things about the beach. The beach was great, although the winter waves were not suitable for young children.
The condo was as described, although the couch inside the unit was very smelly. The upper pool outside the unit was nice, although children under 12 are not allowed in the hot tub. This rule was strictly enforced by the numerous old ladies who seemed to patrol the pool. The other downside was the back wall, which backed on to the parking lot(bedroom wall) was not insulated properly for sound. You could hear the cars coming and going, especially early in the morning when people were coming to the restaurant.
If I was going to stay at Napili again, I would book into a unit facing south to get the sun, and into one that had been renovated. I would recommend staying in this unit if the couch was replaced.
My husband and I as well as our 12-year old daughter spent two weeks in this unit in July 2008.
The unit is very clean and very nicely maintained, providing everything you'll need during your stay (beach towels, linens, completely stocked kitchen), etc. The unit is located directly across from the larger pool and spa which makes it really nice to come and go throughout the day... and is especially nice in the evenings to take a dip in the spa before calling it an evening.
We also loved having the gas BBQ outside of the building next to ours where my husband could tend to BBQ'ing our dinners most nights.
The beach isn't too far from unit, and it's absolutely gorgeous walking through the property with the aeromatic plumerica trees throughout and well-groomed landscaping throughout.
The property is very family-friendly and the unit itself has something everyone... including a very nice television with remote, vcr and stereo system... as an added surprise there's a "free" internet connection, should you feel the need.
We can't wait to return in the summer of 2009, and your dealings with Randy who coordinates the property, as well as Barbara the owner are a 10+... both very nice and accommodating.
Napili Shores is a perfect spot for those that like snorkeling, swimming in the ocean, swimming in a pool, dining or shopping. We were minutes away from everything we wanted to do. This condo is very nice with tile floors, a comfortable bed and an easy kitchen to work in. The pool and the barbecue were steps away, the grounds were pretty and fragrant with plumeria, gardenia and other tropical plants. I highly recommend this condo. My husband and I agreed that we would rather stay here than in some fancy resort.
My brother, sister-in-law, and I stayed in this condo in January, 2008. The condo itself was spacious, well-furnished, and comfortable. The owner was friendly and made the condo easy to rent. The only drawback during our trip was that they were repaving the parking lot during our visit, so there wasn't much parking or time to sleep in. My brother and sister-in-law LOVED the banana pancakes offered at the Gazebo restaurant, which is on the property. However, get there early because apparently a lot of other people enjoy them too. It is a small trek to the beach, but a stroll along the seashore is one of the bonuses of going to Maui.
Located on the northwest side of the beautiful island of Maui, Napili Shores resort and our condo E141 is ideally situated for all manner of fun and activities. Lahaina the main tourist destination on the island is only minutes to the south of Napili while one of the best beaches (Napili Bay Beach) on the island is located right next to Napili Shores Resort. Aside from the swimming, body surfing, and sunbathing at the beach, some of the activities guests enjoy is the whale watching between Jan to Apr and snorkeling with the turtles in nearby Turtle Bay. A convenient shopping center is also located right around the corner as well as the West Maui Airport where one can easily catch an island hopper flight to any one of the other islands.