Travelers looking for an low-key getaway with local flavor and the peace and quiet of a mostly unplugged getaway need look no further than the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Nestled on a serene stretch of Napili Bay, the resort is not for those seeking the lively atmosphere of a mega-resort, and in fact, those with kids may find some of the "rules" a bit of a turnoff.
The resort's somewhat strict standards like no rambunctious kids or cell phones in public areas have created a hard-to-find atmosphere that has garnered a loyal following among those seeking a certain type of vacation. Kids are definitely welcome; the hotel has daily activities and programs for all age groups in peak and holiday seasons, but it may be a better fit for families with older kids. While there are no cell phones allowed in public areas, guests of course have free rein in their rooms and complimentary Internet access.
While all rooms have ocean views, not all rooms are created equal when it comes to interiors. Rooms closest to the beach don't have air conditioning, but because Napili is drier with constant sea breezes, it's not necessarily needed. Our Deal Experts recommend snagging a room in Puna 1, Puna 2 or Lani 1 since they have recently been fully renovated. Rooms in other buildings are scheduled for renovation, but guests may find them a bit worn at present.
Guests can take a dip in any of the four pools, while adults can retreat to the adults-only whirlpool that overlooks the bay. Parties are frequently hosted on the two 18-hole putting greens where guests can also play croquet and bocce ball. A watersports rental store is a five-minute stroll away as is a convenience market, though the hotel provides mats, snorkels and coolers.
The resort prides itself on authentic Hawaiian activities. No overblown luaus here -- guests instead can attend weekly mai tai parties, take a horticultural tour, experience ti-leaf weaving over morning coffee and more. An on-site restaurant is open all day, and the limited-service spa offers affordable relaxation.
From the press:
"Spread across 10 beautiful acres along one of the best beaches on Maui" -- Fodor's
"Located right on the sands of one of the island's best snorkeling beaches, Napili Bay" -- Gayot
"This low-key yet sophisticated resort ... tastefully blend[s] Polynesian decor with Asian touches" -- Lonely Planet
"The weekly mai tai and golf putting parties are blasts from the past, but the modern conveniences in each unit and startling ocean views will focus you on the splendid here and now" -- Frommer's
Infant cots / cribs
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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The resort is 55 minutes by car from the Kahului Airport.
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