Great Napili Home Away From Home
Submitted: August 10, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
I have always thought that Napili was the prettiest and most family friendly beach on Maui, so when I decided to take my wife and five daughters to Hawaii, I was eager to find accommodations there that could handle our family and offer access to this gem. When I read the reviews on this site, I suspected that this would be the place for us. While not on the beach per se, it is adjacent to the Napili Kai Beach club resort and a short walk through the complex takes you there. Jeff has equipped the condo with beach chairs, plenty of beach towels, (and a nice washer and dryer as well), mats, a snorkel and mask, and lots of beach toys for the little ones. The showers at the beach get the first layer of sand off you and a convenient hose outside can get the second layer before your shower.
We took fulll advantage of the kitchen and stocked up at the Costco in Kahului with groceries, and supplemented during our 9 day stay there at the Safeway in Lahaina, the very nice Honolua store in Kapalua, tropical fruit stands, and various banana bread and coconut candy stands thoughout our travels on the island. The well equipped kitchen, stainless grill on the lanai, were well planned and not a single need was unmet. Dishwashing detergent, washing detergent, and supplemental housekeeping supplies were all provided.
The pictures give you a good idea of the very nice appearance of the home and the good condition of the facilities. The wifi and nice televisions were all top notch, the beds very comfortable, and the condominium complex quiet.
Jeff is a great host, and checked on us by text during our stay several times. Although I was familiar with Maui and didn't avail myself of his offers for assistance, he can act as a concierge and help you with suggestions about where to eat, what to do, etc. The condo has a nice current collection of Maui guides for activities and dining that I found very helpful to supplement my knowledge base.
Our recreation centered around the lovely beach, sunning, body surfing, swimming, and snorkeling. We did do some adventuring, driving around the north side of West Maui (yikes! beautiful but not for the faint of heart), the road to Hana (bush league compared to the West Maui loop), Haleakala, and an upcountry horseback ride. The fairly far north location of Napili means that you have an extra 20-30 minutes if you go to East Maui, but I wouldn't trade locations with anybody, Napili is so nice. Aloha!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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