Perfect week overlooking beautiful Napili Beach
Just returned from a 7 night stay in A205 at Napili Shores resort and can't wait to return to this property again! We arrived after 10 days on the Big Island staying with friends, and really just needed a place to chill out and relax which Napili provides beautifully. This studio condo is well appointed, very clean, and perfectly situated at the southern end of Napili Beach with access to the sand just steps away. The second-story setting gives you fantastic views of the beach and ocean looking toward Molokai, and the vaulted ceiling provides great circulation of the breezes off the water with the added bonus of making it feel more spacious. You fall asleep to the sounds of ocean waves and palm tree leaves rustling in the breeze and nothing more - it's so quiet. In the morning, you awake to hear marvelous bird songs, though also a bit of clatter from the kids playing shuffleboard behind the building while they wait for breakfast at the Gazebo. We skip the Gazebo line and make our own breakfast after an early morning ocean swim and paddle with the turtles. I rented a SUP board for the week from Greg at the shop right on site at Napili Shores--great selection and very fair prices on everything you need for a great beach experience. Napili Shores has two pools, use the upper pool and hot tub if the wind picks up on the beach and the lower pool for sunset. We love Napili so much we rarely venture away from that beach, but we can recommend happy hour at the Sea House on the north end of the beach, lunch at Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina behind the cannery mall or at the Honolua Store mixed plate line at Kapalua (best lau lau ever!), and my all time favorite Maui restaurant MaLa in Lahaina. Highest quality food on the island, sit at the bar for best service ever -- see Lance. To celebrate the 4th of July we took a sunset dinner cruise on the Hula Girl sailing charter who parked us right in front of the fireworks barge off Lahaina for the show. Hula Girl is worth the money -- beautiful luxury 65-foot catamaran, great crew and quality food, amazing views of Maui from the water. I've heard their snorkel cruises are also good. Other sites to recommend from previous Maui trips: sunrise viewing at Haleakala, hike in the Iao Valley, drive to Hana but plan an overnight stay, visit Kihei and Makena beaches, see Hapa perform at the Stella Blues Cafe.
Mahalo to owners Marlene & Geoff Wiggins for sharing your piece of paradise, and for the overall ease of transaction!
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: After reading the above I just want to go back to Napili Shores next week. Next time you go you should try the breakfast at the Gazebo and if you do not want to wait in the line up, you can call in your order and then enjoy the delicious food on your lanai overlooking the ocean. I am so glad you were able to use the new store to rent your water gear, this has been a plus having the store right at Napili Shores. Hopefully you will be back soon to enjoy the beautiful grounds and beaches once again.
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