Napili Bay Resort
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Wow, we want to live here! You won't be disappointed.
kiwisla from Los Angeles on 05/11/2013 said:
Absolutely fantastic updated condo right on the beach, literally 20ft to the water, with a killer view. Beautiful gift basket waiting for us when we arrived, clean well stocked kitchen and a dishwasher so no washing dishes on your relaxing holiday. Large shower with plenty of hot water. Very comfortable bed and big screen TV. Lanai where you can soak in the view, supplied with cooler, boogie board, chairs, beach umbrella, etc. Easy parking right outside. We had such a relaxing holiday, spent mostly in the water snorkeling with turtles and reef fish, or just bobbing around in the warm water watching the spectacular sunset. Breakfast to the left side of beach, happy hour to the right side and BBQ for dinner at the condo. Bliss! Booking and confirmation was a very easy process via email and very friendly too. The folks in the condo next door had been visiting every year since the condos were built, and we can see why. But this condo is the best due to the updated interior and superior facilities. Book it, you won't be disappointed. But make sure you leave us a free week as we will be visiting again next year :)
Beautiful location and excellent facility
Susan from Carlsbad, Ca on 05/05/2013 said:
We enjoyed our stay at Napili Bay resort and found condo unit 102 a very comfortable and lovely unit. Perfect ocean breezes and wonderful amenities will assure our return.
The Perfect Place to Stay!!
KB from Sacramento CA on 02/17/2013 said:
My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary in Maui. We decided to stay three nights in Napili at the Napili Bay Resort - unit 102. It was perfect. The condo had every possible amenity. The condo is on the bottom floor, directly on the beach. We sat on the patio and ate breakfast every morning as we watched the whales frolic in the ocean. The resort itself was also very well appointed. There is a bbq area that has two gas grills, an outdoor kitchen area and a picnic area. We used the area several times and often walked by as others were enjoying the facilities. The property is well kept, clean and truly added to our wonderful vacation.
Relax and Enjoy
ibutler12 from Edmonton on 12/22/2012 said:
The condo was excellent. It was exactly as the pictures show and had very nice renovations completed recently with new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, etc. It had nice amenities like beach chairs and boogie boards as well as a dishwasher which was a very nice surprise. The location was fantastic - on the beach at Napili. We loved Napili Beach. It wasn't crowded, the water was nice for swimming, and snorkeling was great. Although the dining options in Napili Bay are limited, there are a few top notch places. We did go to The Gazebo for breakfast and I would highly recommend it. We never made it to the Sea House at Napili Kai Resort but it would be fantastic for a sunset dinner. We loved our stay in Napili Bay. It was exactly what we were looking for - away from the crowds in a less touristy location. The condo had everything that we wanted and couldn't have asked for more.
Great condo for the price
ch from Portland, OR on 12/05/2012 said:
Beach front, nice furnishings, ample space for two. This is a great value for West Maui.
Just what we'd hoped for!
Erica from Santa Maria, CA on 10/10/2012 said:
Napili Bay Resort condo 102 was just what we'd hoped for. Right on the beach, clean, comfortable, and cozy...great for our taste! My husband thinks it's the best of all we observed. (we saw a lot of the island...it was our first time on Maui. If we have a chance to go back we will be staying right here! Napili Bay is such a beautiful place to be.
Denise from Albuquerque on 09/13/2012 said:
The Condo is simply beautiful. It has been wonderfully updated and had everything we needed. Including beach chairs, a boogie board and small cooler. The condo complex also has a BBQ and picnic area which was great. The condo location was perfect and just feet away from the beach. Really, the beach is right there. We fell asleep and woke up to the sound of the waves. The bed was very comfortable. No safe but felt very secure leaving laptop, etc. in condo while we were out. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai, which has a panaramic view of the bay, and had coffee every morning. The sunsets are amazing. A short walk to the little Napili store and Snorkel Bob's. The bay on the other side of the rocks is the place to snorkel if you want to see turtles. That is where they seem to live so you will definitely see several. Snorkeling is also good around the coral at Napili Bay. The Sea House restaurant on the bay has a reasonable breakfast, and drinks and appetizers in the evening is an amazing view of the bay from the bar. Dinner is pricey. It is just a nice walk on the beach to get to. The little bohio restaurant on the other side of the bay by the rocks has a breakfast but you have to get there early as a line forms. They have great tuna sandwiches during lunch time. In short, this condo is perfectly located on the best beach in Maui in my opinion, and we have been to or stayed on almost every beach in Maui. It is more laid back and peaceful. Kaanapali beach is also nice but can be quite busy with all the resorts. What is amazing is this beach has a side that has good waves for boogie boarding and the middle and opposite side is calmer for snorkeling and paddle boarding. This condo was perfect and close to everything we needed. I noticed other condos were nice but not as nice as this one with all its upgrades. We will definitely stay here again! If I had one wish it would be that more could stay in the condo as we have 2 older kids in their 20's.
The best of Maui
The Smiths from Tigard, Oregon on 05/28/2012 said:
Perfect condo, perfect location. Couldn't ask for more. We love this condo and will definitley be back. It is so well appointed with all the amenities one could want. Having owned a beah condo in California we know that upkeep can be a pain but attention to detail is obvious here. Kudos to the owners and their service people. Morning coffee and evening mai tais on the lanai was very special
Corey & Diana from Kapolei, HI on 04/21/2012 said:
We came back to Napili Bay to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (we were married at the Napili Kai Resort) and really enjoyed the condo. The upgraded decor, kitchen, bath, etc., is very nice and of course you can't beat the view from the lanai. We hope to return in December.
Tracy from Croton on Hudson, NY on 01/03/2012 said:
Excellent accomodations. Clean, bright, right on the beach, great deck overlooking the water, nice bed, nice kitchen, and a comfortable bed. What more could you ask for.
Our new favorite place on Maui
Shelly from Anchorage on 12/14/2011 said:
Napili Bay Resort 102 was idyllic. Having stopped at the Sea House last year for cocktails we thought we'd try a few nights at Napili Bay. Found unit 102 online, oceanfront and reasonable and booked it. Directions there were great, unit is remodeled and beautiful. Beachfront is awesome. Everything we needed to play was there...snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and beach chairs. We love happy hour at the Sea House. Found the bay south at Napili Point with all the turtles. I will admit I assumed there was a pool and probably wouldn't have booked if I had known there wasn't one and would've missed this gem. We will be back and I'm hoping to bring all my relatives next time. It seems like the perfect place for a family reunion.
Condo 102 provides the ideal accommodations for R & R.
Anne from Richland, WA on 12/02/2011 said:
Spectacular stay! The room is extremely nice. The welcome basket was very much appreciated. There was snorkel gear, beach chairs, towels, and boogie board available for the beach. The view is gorgeous of Napili Bay. We will return to #102. Other inlets to swim/snorkel in within walking distance. We snorkeled with turtles each day. The waves do seem louder at night, so be prepared for loud voice level wave volume through parts of the night. I would recommend this to anyone with the caution that walking can be hilly and on roadway in places, and parking is not always easy even if you have a disabled parking tag outside the resort.
A bargain of a perfect place! Loved it!
Dan and Amy, Longmont CO from Longmont, CO on 11/07/2011 said:
We stayed here on our honeymoon, and it was absolutely perfect. Although small, the condo was stylish, functional, and comfortable and the location was perfect. Loved the beach right outside our back door! The snorkeling right out our door was excellent and we even saw a sea turtle. Several restaurants, a convenience store, and a snorkeling/beach equipment rental store are all within a short walk's distance. We feel for the price, you would be hard pressed to find something nicer or at a better location. If we're lucky enough to go back to Maui, we would definitely stay here again.
Trish from San Diego on 10/27/2011 said:
To say "we couldn't have asked for better" wouldn't even express how much we loved this condo. It had everything! From the picture perfect view of Napili Bay to the plush bed, everything was just perfect. My husband and I stayed for only eight days and in that short time it definitely had a feeling of home. The condo has been very nicely remodeled, had all the cookware we could have asked for and was right on the beach. While others had to trek their stuff to the beach each day, we simply walked out of front door, through the gate and were there... sand in our toes! The snorkeling at Napili was really nice too, lots of turtles just around the point and Honolua Bay just a few minutes up the road we really felt we had it made. The coffee shop and Napili market up the street were really all we needed. It's a pretty low key area but if you want some nightlife Lahaina is about 10 minutes away. We appreciated how mellow the area was, just what we were looking for. Next trip to maui I wouldn't even consider staying elsewhere! Mahalo!
The best condo I've stayed at in Napili Bay
Catman from Newcastle, California USA on 07/11/2011 said:
Napili Bay #102 was recently remodeled. It was beautiful inside and had state of the art fixtures and appliances. The kitchen was equipped with high quality utensils (I like to cook so I appreciated that). The view from the lanai was a beautiful view of Napili Bay. The grounds of the facility are impeccably-maintained by a very nice groundskeeper. He even went to the effort to prepare an area for fireworks (we stayed over July 4th). The BBQ area is really nice with beautiful plants, high quality gas grills, chairs and eating tables. A snorkeling rental business and small grocery store are a couple minute's walk away. Napili Bay has excellent snorkeling right out the back of the condo area with many sea turtles feeding from the lava rocks in the mid afternoon. The variety of colorful fish in the bay was better than what we experienced when we went on a snorkel cruise. Mid week, the waves built up as the weather changed and we had fun with boogie boards on the same beach. It's a great place and in writing this review, I wish I were there again. It's quite likely that this condo may be the best one in the complex.
Wonderful beach front location!
KT from Beaverton, OR on 06/27/2011 said:
We stayed at this condo because we both love Napili Bay and we were not disappointed! This condo is well-equip with everything you need and it's so comfortable! It has a stunning view of the beach and ocean and is just a few steps away. It's very nice to not have to walk through a lobby when you're coming right off the beach. We also loved the covered lanai because of the privacy and the protection it provided from the afternoon showers and tradewinds. It was a lovely condo and we hope to go back soon!
The sound of the Pacific lulled us to sleep each night.
Dick and Karin Roth from Santa Fe, NM on 05/05/2011 said:
This was our third stay at Napili Bay and our first with a beach-front condo.. It had been recently refurbished, and was lovely. The welcoming gift was a delightful surprise, and much appreciated. Thanks to all! Karin and Dick Roth
Best deal on Maui!
San Diego Visitor from San Diego, CA on 03/07/2011 said:
Napili Bay Resort Condo #102 was an excellent choice for us. The condo building was recommended by a colleague who has been staying there many years. The location is right on the beach, and within driving distance of many attractions. Unit 102 was recently remodeled (from what we could tell from getting glimpses at open doors), and the kitchen area and bathroom were exceptionally clean. There is a market about a mile away, and a convenience store within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again! The only "complaint" would be that when the people upstairs were walking around, the noise was distracting.
Everything you could hope for and more
Ed and Lottie Mann from Caledon, Ontario on 02/16/2011 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and our first experience in renting a private condo. If only all of life's experiences could turn out so well. We were close enough to the action for convenience but far enough away so our stay was peaceful. The beach was just a few footsteps from the condo. Our morning breakfast was on the lanai looking out at the ocean and our late evenings were spent listening to the surf. We had all the comforts of home in an incredible and convenient location.
Can't wait to return
Crystal from Southern California on 02/11/2011 said:
We loved the condo the minute we walked in. Beautiful condo. Perfect location. Great TV for Superbowl. Restuarant within walking distance.
Amazing ... again!
Kim from Boise, Idaho on 08/24/2010 said:
This is our third summer in a row vacationing in Maui and our third staying in this very unit. We continue to come back because it is absolutely wonderful. Napili is an excellent swimming beach with great snorkeling right there. Truly - there is no need to beach hop. The unit was clean, modern, and great for two people. I am already thinking about booking year #4!
Exactly 21 steps to the beach!!!
Lisa from Portland, OR on 07/21/2010 said:
We were very impressed with this condo. I did a lot of research before our trip, and found this to be the very closest location to the beach. Can't be beat for a gorgeous oceanfront West Maui beach at great price. Very classy updates and kitchen furnishings. I would definately recommend this condo for everyone wanting to stay on beautiful Napili Bay.
I will definately come back
Nurdy from Los Angeles on 06/29/2010 said:
Overall a great experience with this condo. Very comfortable, well appointed and conveniently located. Napali Bay is fantastic in and of itself but Unit 102 makes it even better. I couldn't believe how easy it was to stay there. The kitchen has every utinsil you could use in your time there, they have beach equipment and anything you could need in your time there. You can see from the pictures how beautiful the condo is as well. Only complaint would be the noise of the beach can be a bit much, especially if you are sleeping with the windows open.
Wonderful vacation spot
DandyOmar from Fort St. John BC Canada on 06/24/2010 said:
My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Maui and #102 Napili Bay immensely and plan to return to the same place next year. The condo was very clean, comfortable, quiet and the sound of the ocean as you fell asleep was the perfect therapy for anyone vacationing to ease work stress. We had coffee each morning on the lovely lanai as we listened to the surf and watched people enjoying their morning walk on the beach. There was a wonderful gift basket waiting for us as we arrived too! A perfect touch and a superb holiday.
Couldn't be better
liz & Chris Townley from Santa Barbara, Ca on 04/24/2010 said:
We had a wonderful time there even though it was mostly cloudy and somewhat rainy because that beach front condo was so very comfortable with nicely updated amenities and tastfully decorated. The best part was being right on the beach because you can see the beautiful view and hear the crashing waves from everywhere inside the condo. The condo was perfect and we can't wait to come back.
Feet in the sand.
BF from Seattle on 03/22/2010 said:
I have been back in the States for one day & am ready to return. The Napili Bay Resort was fabulous. I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore & then to get up and be only steps from the beach. It was so relaxing. Unit #102 has been very nicely remodeled. It feels more like a home (on the small side since it is a studio) but not like a basic hotel room. Drawbacks are the lack of pool & bathtub. Didn't even notice that there wasn't any A/C as the breeze kept it cool. Will love to return next year.
Everything it's advertised to be!
guest from Seattle on 03/17/2010 said:
We had a wonderful vacation here on Napili Bay. The condo was fantastic! Everything we needed and more. Great snorkeling a short walk away at Kapalua Bay.
The Sound of Surfe
The itching couple from Seattle on 10/29/2009 said:
Everything was absolutely as promised on the website: we found a well equipped, tastefully furnished and conveniently located beachfront studio apartment on beautiful Napili Bay. A few issues should be considered though: this is a condo without A/C; we had quite a few mosquitos that cohabited the unit and, hence, needed to buy benadryl-cream to deal with the recurrent itch. Also, the lanai is small and does not allow you to stretch out. I don't want to blow this out of proportion but one should be aware of it.
cottage on the sand
julie from santa cruz ca on 10/01/2009 said:
Love the feeling of this condo 102. The style, and the view..so perfect 30 years going to Napili..this was the best. Thanks for ordering the sunsets and the rainbow. (love the fridge and dishdrawer. very efficient kitchen! mahalo I would have loved a little bigger deck/ gate onto the sand
It was incredible!
B & N Moore from Woodinville, WA on 09/17/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort is a hidden gem. Our condo has been beautifully upgraded and had everything we needed for a two week stay. We met some wonderful people and there was an unspoken camaraderie you don't get in larger complexes or hotels. The grounds are kept meticulously clean which only made the place more magical. We can't wait to go back!
Buck219 from Atlanta GA on 09/01/2009 said:
This was our 4th time to Napili Bay and our second time in unit 102. It is like going home for a week...HEAVEN. Great rays, smooth waves, and even swam with two sting rays....COOL
Right on the beach
Maui fan from Redwood City, CA on 08/05/2009 said:
This complex is tremendous, and this room is really superb. Steps from the beach with the surf at your back door. You hear the waves all night. I have stayed at Napili Bay many times and this condo is one of the nicest I have encountered there. Interior is beautiful, staff is gracious and helpful, parking next to your room. Since it is so close to the beach you might get woken up at 7:30 by kids playing on the sand, so that was the only issue for us. Otherwise a perfect place for your relaxing vacation.
Great little beachfront condo
GolfGirl from Seattle, WA on 06/18/2009 said:
This was my second time staying in Napili and I would definitely rent this condo again. The owners have done a great job of upgrading the entire unit with high end finishes. And what a view! I had read in Maui Revealed that the x01 and x02 units have the best view and they weren't kidding. The unit is literally right on the beach with a great view of the bay mostly unobstructed with the exception of the tree off to the left. The only thing that would have made the unit perfect was if you could get to the beach from the lanai, which I understand for security reasons, it's not practical. The owners provided snorkeling gear, boogie boards and beach chairs so there wasn't a need to rent any gear. The only negative was the bed and pillows weren't that comfortable and the linens and towels were sub-par. For as nice as this condo is, I would have expected them to be much nicer. But, the view more than made up for this. I would definitely rent this condo again as it's a good value for what you get.
Can't wait to return
Ron and Kim from Elk Grove, California on 05/28/2009 said:
This was our second trip to Napili Bay Resort. We loved it the first time and returned to rent a beachfront condo this time to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was exactly as the photos on the website show, the view was fantastic from the lanai, quiet enough, even with the surf crashing at night. I just have no negative remarks at all. We were very comfortable and relaxed at Napili Bay, our favorite vacation spot!
Trying to figure out how to get back!
franbeyer123 from Stevens Point, Wisconsin on 04/25/2009 said:
Found the place thanks to TripAdvisor and had one of the best trips of my life. The condo was perfect! The view was amazing, some of my favorite things to do were to have morning coffee on the lanai and a margarita on the beach while watching the sunset. The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise and made us feel right at home. We had everything we needed there. The location was ideal, we really felt right at home. I loved having so much beach to ourselves, no fighting for space like you do at a hotel beach. I slept like a baby every night, even if there wasn't air conditioning-you don't need it! The ocean waves did keep me up the first night, but then closed the blinds and all was well. I'd love to not tell people how great it is and keep it a secret, but I can't help but tell everyone I know that is going to Maui that they have to stay there!
Perfect for relaxing
Margie & Bob from Seattle, WA on 04/25/2009 said:
Aloha Condo #102 has style, is clean and has everything that you need in the kitchen and for the beach. We would stay there again, as the location is perfect and right on the beach. We have stayed in another unit and perfer #102.
102 is wonderful!
Kelies from Oakland,CA on 04/24/2009 said:
This was a beautiful condo right on the beach. You couldn't get a better location! The condo was beautifuly decorated and updated. It had a small table for inside dining and a pub style dining table outside on the patio. We used and enjoyed both. We had many mornings drinking our coffee outside and watching the whales in the distance.I also loved the boogy boards the owners provided. These were used daily. I also really appreciated the lovely welcome basket waiting for us upon arrival. There was nothing we wanted for here, and look forward to a return trip to condo 102.
Location and charming
dwight from Campbell, CA on 04/16/2009 said:
If you are a couple - and if you want a quiet little slice of heaven - then this is the place. Right on the sand (you must walk out the front door around a condo to get there, but really no big deal) beautiful scenery and well appointed inside. I wanted to stay longer, but... Two restaurants within walking distance, grocery store about 1/2 mile and really just a great place. Open air - you can hear the waves crash...Tranquility!
R & J from Smith River,Ca on 04/09/2009 said:
We would recommend this place to anyone. It is a beautiful area, right on the beach. Room was nicely furnished and very comfortable for a couple. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend.
Last minute fun!
S and K from Spokane, WA on 04/04/2009 said:
In January, we decided we needed to get some sun, so we blocked off a week in February to get away. We really lucked out when we were able to book this beautiful spot with no prior knowledge of the area. The location was perfect and the condo was lovely. We loved the lanai and enjoyed looking at the whales and water by day and the stars by night. It was a perfect place for 2! We hope to be able to come back for another week someday!
Really Wonderful Condo
LMPowski from SoCal on 04/02/2009 said:
This is a really beautiful place to stay and it was exactly as advertised. I liked that it had easy access to the beach. Wonderful touches throughout the condo. Family friendly beach. You can walk along the beach to a restaurant (a little pricey) and the snorkeling is great. Grocery stores are pretty close so you can stock up on essentials Many people that stay there are the owners and they look after you and each other. Very nice people stayed near or next to us. Overall I'd recommend this place. The owners made it feel like you were staying in your own apartment instead of at a stale hotel.
Millzo from Sonoma County, California on 04/02/2009 said:
Condo 102 at Napili Bay for us is the ultimate Maui get away. I've stayed on many of the 5 star resorts on Maui and yet I keep coming back to condo 102 at Napili Bay. Nothing beats being right on the beach and having a kitchen so you don't have to eat out ALL the time on your vacation. I've introduced so many of our picky friends to the Napili Bay condos and everyone so far has just fallen in love with them.102 is a very well appointed, modern condo and one of the nicest condos there. I will not hesitate staying here every time we are on Maui.
Grapedad from Portland, OR on 04/02/2009 said:
Nice stay at Unit 102 at Napili Bay Resort. I liked the fact that we were 10 feet from the sand and mere steps to the ocean. Nicely appointed and updated appliances.
motoman from Wichita, KS on 04/02/2009 said:
Awesome Beach and view. Nice room with all the amenities. Great location on the island. Beautiful sunsets. Local dining and shopping.Close proximity to Kapalua.Nice outdoor grilling area. Laundry facilities. We'' be staying here on future trips!
Incredibly hard to leave...
Shirley from Cochrane, Alberta on 04/01/2009 said:
My 18 year old daughter and I stayed in 102 at the end of our 2 weeks in Hawaii and wished we had been there for the whole time. It was clean, cozy, close to everything we needed, equipped with everything we needed. I loved the decor, I loved the lanai, and I loved the fully equipped kitchen. We watched people, we ate at restaurants along the beach and we watched whales for an entire afternoon while it rained; when it didn't rain we stepped onto the beach and into the bay to play. We intend to return as soon as possible.
Napili Bay Memories
Dougherty from chandler, az on 04/01/2009 said:
I just want to say thank you for our lovely stay, quiet complex, and welcoming basket when we arrived. We loved it and will come again and recommend it. Thank you to the Adams for our stay
Emily from Redondo Beach, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
My husband and I stayed here for a week in July of 2008 for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it. It was fantastic having a condo right on the beach. I've stayed at most of the condos on Napili Beach and really felt like Napili Bay #102 was one of the best. The owners were so helpful and clear throughout the whole process of booking and the stay. I also loved the decor of the condo -- very tasteful and comfortable. Highly recommended!
Right on the Beach!
Seattle Travel Guy from Seattle on 04/01/2009 said:
This is a beautifully appointed studio unit with newly remodeled kitchen and bath. Lanai opens right out to the white sand beach of Napili Bay. Hear the waves lapping on the beach as you fall asleep in your comfortable accommodations.
Baer from Lawrenceburg, IN on 04/01/2009 said:
Oh my gosh! I travel alot so being in Hawaii was absolutely spectacular but when you have a room and facility this accomidating and yet private it makes it all worth while. The beach very nice and quiet. The amenities were great we had access to beach, restaurant, bar, and free use of snorkeling equipment and beach chairs. We plan to saty there on our return trip this December.
Christmas in Paradise
Vince & Terri C. from Seattle, WA on 04/01/2009 said:
Christmas on Napilii Bay was even more than we had imagined. This beach front unit was indeed that. Any closer to the beach would result in wet feet. The pictures from the unit don't do it justice. One of the most senic settings we have ever enjoyed. The interior at first seemed a bit too cozy but it was just the two of us and it worked quite well. The furnishings and art are first class as are the kitchen ammenities. We had stayed on Napilii some 20 years before and it was one of our most enjoyable vacations. It didn't disappoint this time. Low key, low rise structures, near perfect beach and fine snorkling (observed my first octopus, a treat)put it at the top of our list. Excellent restaurants within walking distance was nice also. We'll be back!
kbrydges from Boise, Idaho on 04/01/2009 said:
My sister stayed at this resort for part of her honeymoon so when I started looking into lodging on Maui it was an easy choice. We LOVED the unit which was very nicely furnished and decorated. Top of the line appliances and all the comforts of home within a studio space. I will be honest that I was at first a bit alarmed at the lack of air conditioning (Hawaii in August ... eeks) however the ceiling fans and the fresh air in from the outside were enough to cool down the unit. What an amazing experience to literally fall asleep to the crashing waves each night and wake up to the same thing in the morning. The beach is BEAUTIFUL and with quality snorkeling right there the convenience cannot be beat. I loved it so much I already booked another stay for this summer! -K
DC Honeymooner from Washington, DC on 04/01/2009 said:
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon vacation about 1 year ago (April 08) and we were just amazed. The first thing I said to my wife after we arrived was "call the owner, we have to stay longer!" This initial impression only became stronger over our 5 day stay. Each morning, we woke up and took a quick swim in the sparkling blue waters before cooking breakfast in the ultra-nice kitchen and eating on the incredible-view lanai (back porch). We watched whales jump in the distance and lizards scury across flowers/trees as we ate. After breakfast, we'd lounge on the beach (again, 5 steps from the front door) making frequent trips back to the kitchen for drinks, snacks, etc. Frequently, we'd walk 10 min across the beach to the next bay to snorkel with families (6-10 at a time) of large sea turtles. For dinner, we'd use the community grill to cookout and then watch movies on the zillion-channel satelite TV/flatscreen or play DVDs. Or we might walk down the beach to one of two restaurants overlooking the water. Suprisingly, the beach really was not crowded during the daytime - even with beautiful weather - we never had to fight for a spot. The beach is small with gentle waves and the crowd is very mellow/family (not much surfers or bikini babes). It was expensive but - we think worth every penny. We can't wait to come back!
Already making plans for next year!
Ric and Monique from Meridian, Idaho on 05/02/2013 said:
From the moment we walked in the door and out onto the lanai, we new we were coming back. The condo is very clean and updated. Although there is no air conditioning the cross breeze kept the condo real cool and comfortable. We loved being right on the beach. The BBQ area is a great way to meet new people and is also very clean. Parking is great, there is a little general store that you can walk to for last minute items or a bottle of wine. We enjoyed every minute of our experience there. See you next year!
Maui Wowie! It's the Best Man
The Hawk from Los Angeles on 08/04/2012 said:
5 Star Do It Yourself Lodgings. The Best for Less!
stan from carson city on 06/14/2012 said:
Clean, great location, and great snorkeling. will rent again in the future.
Right on the front steps of a very beautiful beach
Allan from New Hampshire on 04/25/2012 said:
Napili Bay was a beautiful beach with excellent snorkeling - that's why we chose this location. No dissapointments with the snorkeling with some good coral heads and lots of fish and turtles. Prepare for a busy beach with lots of people... not a secluded beach by any means. It's surrounded by condos. This condo was in excellent condition, clean, comfortable bed with all the amenities you could ever need. Sunsets were stunning. Apparently a good breakfast spot 100 yards to our left on the water, but we did most eating at the condo. We did eat at the restaurant at the north end of the beach and had an excellent late lunch with several delicious appetizers and drinks at happy hour prices.
Steve from Seattle on 03/17/2012 said:
The condo was above expectations in comfort and cleanliness. The beach chairs, boogieboards and the like were great to have available. The combination of the scenery, food and waves make Napili Bay the favorite place I've stayed on Maui. Hope to stay again...
We had a wonderful relaxing time in a beautiful unit with a kill
Nancy L. from roseburg on 02/12/2012 said:
The first thing we noticed was how beautiful our unit was . . with granite counters, beautiful cabinets, stainless appliances, including a dishwasher and garbage disposal! Then we opened the back door and wow, what a view!! Next, we noticed a gift basket with our names on it containing many wonderful hawaiian treats from the owners. A bag of ice was waiting for us in our freezer, also. Love is in the details! From our lanai we watched the whales play in the distance and the sea turtles eat and rest where the waves break on the shore. Everything you need or want is there . . washers & dryers, ice machine (for all units to share), our unit had 2 body boards, beach umbrella, some snorkel equip, beach towels, beach bag, beach chairs,rain umbrella and all the usual stuff you would expect. One more thing I think is worth mentioning is the comfort of the bed. Very, very comfortable!
Walked in the door and I was ready to go as what I needed was pr
Hawaii Bound from Modesto, CA on 01/16/2012 said:
This was my first experience staying in a condo. Everything went well and I would consider returning. The condo was spotlessly clean and easy for me to maintain the standards to keep the property up. I especially liked the access to the beach.
Mele Kalikimaka Paradise
Sheryl from Happy Valley, Oregon on 01/04/2012 said:
We had the most wonderful Christmas holiday and your condo was a huge part of that! It is a beautiful and well kept "home away from home". The updates and furnishings were 2nd to none. The view was stunning although the protected tree blocked some of it. We even had a monk seal rest on the beach directly in front of us! We will definitely come back and hopefully be able to stay at 106! We will cherish the memories of this trip. Mahalo!!
Condo #106 exceeded our expectations and made our first trip to
Jeanne C. from Sacramento, CA on 09/27/2011 said:
We chose Napili Bay Resort based on Frommer's recommendation and the Napili Bay Resort website, but were a little concerned that the condo would really be as good as both made it sound. It was! Frommer said the studio condo was small; We felt we had plenty of room. The kitchen was modern and very well-equipped (we cooked most of our meals), and the king-size bed was very comfortable. We were glad to have both the laundry and barbeque facilities. And to have our own beautiful beach right outside our lanai was very convenient and delightful. The only drawback was the noise from the ocean--it was constant, and did keep us awake at night until we (sort of) got used to it. I think reviews of the condo should mention this for people who are sensitive to noise.
Ann & Monty from Tumbler Ridge B.C on 09/13/2011 said:
We had a wonderful time. We had everything we could possibly need. The room was very clean. Comfortable bed and sofa. I loved that the furniture on the lanai was bar style. So you could see well over the railing. Also loved that the fridge came with an ice maker.We are "beach people" so it was so nice not to have to get in the vehicle and drive to the beach. Snorkeling was terrific!
Blissful vacation getaway
PoetLover from Oregon on 08/20/2011 said:
We loved the beachfront location, great for sitting on the deck in the morning people-watching with your coffee. The condo is recently (and nicely) remodeled, and had a well-appointed kitchen. The bed was even comfortable. For a small unit this was very well laid out. Snorkeling in Napili Bay was better than that trip to Molokini that we payed for. Next time we won't bother with the boat trip.
Most excellent Hawaiian vacation
SAARobert from Seattle on 05/16/2011 said:
Thanks to the adams for the warm welcoming gift. This was our first stay at Napili Bay. We found unit 106 to be clean, modern and fully equipped. Recommended by a friend, the accomdation exceeded our expectations. Best memories will be falling asleep and waking with the soothing waves just off our balcony and daily snorkeling with sea turtles and colorful fish and coral. Napili Bay is the best beach we have found in all our Hawaiin visits.
Our needs and desires were met in Everyway.
V. RUFH from MESA, ARIZONA on 05/03/2011 said:
My sister and I spent our teenage years on this beach so we loved returning and spending time here before a family reunion on Molokai..The condo was lovely with every convenience up to date. The owners left a lovely gift of Hawaiian goodies we enjoyed as we spent time on the deck watching others on the sand right at our feet. The bed is so comfortable;the furnishings are reflective of Hawaii; the fancy shower cooled us off ; the ocean waves lulled us to sleep;the sand warmed our feet; the turtles mated at the waves edge... We would rent this condo again and again. Thank you so much for making our 5 day stay perfect. Mahalo, Vivan R.
Perfect Beach Vacation
Skip from San Diego, CA on 12/28/2010 said:
Besides the amazing location literally just a few steps from Napili Bay, this condo had everything we could have wanted. It was spotless, with a great kitchen and comfortable living area. The surf was a bit loud during a storm, but that just added to the experience of actually being on the beach.
Perfect vecation rental!
Patrick from Elk Grove, CA on 09/12/2010 said:
I loved this condo! We had a great stay in an amazing place. It's right on the beach with easy shoreline access through two security gates. There isn't direct room access to the beach but it didn't bother me a bit. I would recommend this condo to anyone. It has been updated with new appliances and a great bathroom. I literally have no complaints!!
We can't wait to come back!
Kawena from Orange County, CA on 08/30/2010 said:
We knew we were in for a treat just coming to Maui and were especially ecstatic knowing we were staying in Lahaina area. We have stayed in Napili Bay a few times before so was very much looking forward to its laid back pace that can only be labeled as "island style." On this trip, we were coming in from Oahu where we were there for 2 "tourista" whirlwind days so were very much looking forward to some bumming and soaking in Maui's natural beauty. All our expectations and then some were met at our condo. We were beyond pleased when we stepped into our actual condo and were welcomed by a basket of goodies (even had Cookkwees), breezy spaciousness (for twirling happily), fully equipped kitchenette (for preparing yummy local eats), comfy furniture (for pure getting really good sleep, and lounging with Maui onion chips and cold beer), cleanliness (very important), and overall, good style/design (island themed, and elegant). We enjoyed watching some Food Network/Travel Channel once we got back to our room on the flat screen TV. We also enjoyed falling asleep to the crashing waves at night right outside our windows and hanging out on the lanai in the morning watching the sunrise over the water. We enjoyed the 30 second walk (it really is a 30 second walk!) from our condo to the beach. The beach itself was very scenic and romantic, with tidepools and awesome black lava rock formations to the south, Molaka'i west, and to the north, more peaceful resorts (Kapalua is also very close). The condo also provides body boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and an umbrella, all in fair condition. We enjoyed the location also. It's a 2 minute walk to eat at The Gazebo restaurant. A 3 minute walk to snorkel with tons of honus (my favorite part) as well as other colorful fish! A 15 minute drive to Front Street where all the shops/restaurants are located. We really can't wait to come back soon to this unit. Maybe in the spring so we can see the whales from the lanai...:)
Location! Location!! Location!!!
Oasis from Cohasset, MA on 05/20/2010 said:
Aloha. We absolutely loved our stay at the Napili Bay Resort. Our Unit 106 was exceptionally clean and very well appointed. Stock up at Costco right by the airport - the big fridge and freezer will hold all the food and beverages you need for the week! The complex has two gas grills, this makes barbecueing very easy. The beach is one of the best on the coast, with great swimming and snorkeling. Listening to the ocean waves each evening is awesome too! While relaxing on the Lanai we saw brilliant rainbows stretching from Maui to Molokai, gorgeous sunsets, whales breaching off shore, and giant sea turtles bobbing in the waves. We highly recommend this condo as the perfect place to stay in paradise. Mahalo.
Exceptional room, wonderful views, great whales and a warm frien
General Walt from Eagle, Idaho on 04/27/2010 said:
This was an overall extraordinary experience filled with good friends, a warm breeze and a comfortable room; all armed with the exact Maui feeling...It is historic and now a family tradition...General Walt
Napili Bay 106
jackson77 from alberta on 04/22/2010 said:
This was my 4th stay at unit 106 at Napili Bay.....and as always it was great. Nothing beats the location of this condo and it is always clean and welcoming when I arrive. I plan on booking again for the 5th year in a row.....
T & V from Wyoming from Wyoming on 04/08/2010 said:
Our weeklong stay at Napili Bay Resort Condo 106 was fantastic! The condo, beach, location was a perfect fit for us. Not one complaint and we will try to stay there again if we ever get the opportunity. As other reviewers stated, there really isn't a reason to leave the area. We snorkeled, relaxed on the beach, boogie boarded, watched whales from the beach and from our lanai. We wished we could have stayed a lot longer!
Bill & Cindy G from Vancouver, British Columbia on 04/01/2010 said:
Everything was just as we expected. The key was in the lock box as instructed and a lovely gift basket was waiting for us on the counter. The condo was very clean and decorated tastefully. The grounds were well maintained and the staff we encountered were very pleasant. The barbecue area was very clean and convenient to use. The sunset dinners from our lanai were better and more relaxing than we had in any restaurant. Napili Bay is a beautiful beach but the surf was high the first 5 days we were there so swimming wasn't great although there were plenty of people who didn't seem to mind the big waves. The beach is very active in the day but as soon as it gets dark everything quiets down. I must admit the surf is very loud. It took us a few days to get used to it but we both grew up around the ocean and we love the sound. There is a general store just down the road with all kinds of supplies and there are restaurants within walking distance. A shopping plaza with a grocery store is also very close by. Parking was never a problem at the condo. Kapalua Bay is within walking distance and is somewhat calmer for beginner snorkeler's. We definitely enjoyed staying in the condo more than our 3 nights at a fancy resort. It was so much more relaxing and you have all the comforts of home there as well.
DCM from Vancouver, Canada on 02/13/2010 said:
My wife and I spent a wonderful week on Napili Bay. The directions to the complex were clear and concise. The condo was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to make our week easy to enjoy. The condo is beautifully situated with a great view of the beach for the balcony. We highly recommend this condo as a carefree place to stay.
Best Vacation Ever
AnnaRayburn from Brookings, Oregon on 10/30/2009 said:
The location is perfect. The condo was clean, neat, very nicely done with a newer kitchen and bath. It came with lots of goodies, like boogie boards and beach chairs. We watched the incredible sunsets right in front, on the sand or from the Lanai. We loved it so much, we had to make ourselves go visit the rest of the island. You can eat in or dine just down the beach. Close enough to Lahaina to shop, go to a Luau, or hop on a boat for a variety of activities. Loved it that we could go out and snorkle every day. We saw turtles right in front. Beach even has a little shade, which was especially nice for families or the easily sunburned. It was our best vacation ever.
Staying here is a MUST...
Ross-and-Kerry from Atlanta, GA on 06/18/2009 said:
Can't praise the owners and management of #106 at Napili Bay enough. We just got back from the most amazing week in memory, and this was largely due to such a hospitable condo experience. The beach is a leap away, snorkeling is good, turtles frequent the rocks / coral to the right, and there's even a great little restaurant/bar walking distance up the beach in a neighboring condo that made the whole bay a treasure. The condo had all amenities of home that we needed-- we cooked a lot and the kitchen was stacked with all the right things... cookware, spices, towels, and a dishwasher. #106 was extraordinarily clean, and felt cozy from the walk-in. The lanai was our favorite spot where we enjoyed our meals as we look over the beauty of the island. Huge thumbs up-- we're so going back.
Ginnie from Southern CA on 05/22/2009 said:
This was a great place!!!! Right on the beach. I highly recommend this condo!!!!
Excellent location, great value
Sean D from Sydney Australia on 04/26/2009 said:
Wonderful spot to be on our honeymoon, would love to return again to stay some day. Would give it a 10/10!
Great Location and Amenities
oceanracer from Redondo Beach, CA on 04/24/2009 said:
My wife and I found this spot after a colleague highly recommended the Napili Bay area. The snorkeling right in front of the condo is excellent - we saw giant sea turtles every day we were there as well as a wide variety of other sea life. The beach, common areas and the units are kept in immaculate condition. There are several restaurants within easy walking distance in addition to a well stocked super market close by.
Relaxon the beach
Pete Peterson from Banning, CA on 04/24/2009 said:
I RENTED THE PROPERTY LOOKING FOR A RELAXING STAY, AS I HAD MY HIPS REPLACED AND DIDN'T GET AROUND WELL. UNIT 106 FILLED THE BILL. IT HAD A LANAI WITHIN FEET OF A SHADE TREE WHERE MY SON AND HIS WIFE SUNNED. WE WERE ONLY A FEW MORE FEET FROM THE BEACH. THE UNIT WAS STOCKED WITH EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT NEED AND WAS SPICK AND SPAN. wHILE WE WERE THERE, THERE WAS A HAWAIIN BURIAL AT SEA WITH CONCH SHELL PLAYING AND THE WORKS. THE VIEW FROM MY LANAI WAS BREATH-TAKING EVERYWHERE WE LOOKED. WE'LL BE BACK THIS AUGUST.
Dave Cohan from Roanoke, Virginia on 04/23/2009 said:
Great property. Literally on the beach, about 20 yards from the water. Fully renovated, all first class appliances. Napili Bay is beautiful. Highly recommended.
Fantastic little gem!
bensyd from Sydney, Australia on 04/03/2009 said:
We spent four fabulous nights at this fantastic condo at The Napili Bay, can't speak highly enough how beautiful this part of Maui is and how peaceful and relaxing the beach was. The condo itself is clean and comfortable with a very decent size kitchen if self catering is on your list. There is nothing better than being right on the beach, and this condo is literally only 10 meters from the sand. We'll definitely be back again!
Buck219 from McDonough GA on 04/02/2009 said:
Napili Bay is a fab location and is breathtaking at sunset. Unit 106 is perfect. Updated and elegant. The waves hitting the shore is so relaxing. Perfect for a 2 person getaway.
The Whale Whisperer, views from the Lanai
Rae Watterworth from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
Okay I am not kidding THE best holiday ever! It is over a month since I have been home and I still yearn and dream about my stay at Napaili Bay Resort. What a beautiful, easy, comfortable, groovin place to stay. I usually always want to do many things, go many places, see many things on a holiday (and I did to a degree) but it also just seemed ridiculous to ever leave our condo, The beach is like, 30 steps away from the room, coffee on the lanai offers views of whales and turtles. I mean really what else does one do on a holiday. Perfect, gorgeous, comfortable, wanted to live there home!!!! I so hope and that this home is ours again many many times in our life! May it be so. Rae and Russ
Everything and More
Blair & Gail from Vernon British Columbia Canada on 04/01/2009 said:
Our first vacation in 32 years of marriage. This was much much more than we ever expected. My wife cried when she went snorkeling and came face to face with a turtle. Walks on the beach, a couple of Marqarita's at sunset, trips into Lahaina, endless pleasure! Wish we could have stayed all winter. Everything written about this unit is true..it was awesome. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be back in that same unit again.
Great Condo & Location
jordanhm from Scottsdale, Arizona on 04/01/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort Condo 106 is a wonderful place. My wife and I have stay in this condo 2 times and love it. We have not been back since we recently had a child, but will certainly come back to this unit when our son gets a little older. You cannot get closer to the beach then Napili Bay Resort. It is great to be so close and be able to go back and forth from the beach to your condo to each breakfast and lunch. We typically only ate dinner out to save money, but is great to be able to have the luxury to eat in the condo and on the patio of the unit looking at the beach.
bonjohn from boston ma on 04/01/2009 said:
You know you've stayed someplace special when, after more than a year, you still smile when you see a picture of it. In fact, Napili Bay was so wonderful, I have a picture of the view from the room as my screensaver. Napili Bay is in a quiet area, with easy access to the rest of Maui. The beach is imaculate and gently slopes to the ocean. There is a beautiful shade tree right outside your door and it doesn't get too crowded because it is in sort of a cove. We were there for our 25th anniversary and found it perfect for our needs. The unit was quite clean, the bed very comfortable, and the tiled bath was great. Everything was modern with a wonderful, fully equipped kitchen. I prepared several evening meals and breakfast every day, which helped maintain our leisurely pace. It was truly magical to fall asleep every night to the sound of crashing waves just 50 yards away. We were there in June and it was perfectly lovely, no air conditioning was necessary. The view from this room is spectacular and we saw several rainbows after early morning showers. It's just a short ride to some great snorkeling and all the other attractions and about 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Laihaina. My son plans to honeymoon in Maui next year and I will definitely recommend Napili Bay!
Napili Bay Rocks!
schmidts from Comox, British Columbia on 04/01/2009 said:
We spent a week in this condo for our honeymoon. Everything was beyond perfect...from the lovely gift basket awaiting our arrival to the gorgeous sunsets we viewed everynight from our lanai. Check in couldn't have been easier, as all we had to do was key in the code we were given and there was our key! No long lines like in a hotel. (same for checkout) The kitchen was fully equiped and top of the line. The condo came with all sorts of beach toys and chairs so it was nice not to have to rent those separately. There were plenty of towels and supplies stocked within the condo...never ran out. The beach was fantastic. After touring around the island and checking out different beaches we were the most pleased with Napili Bay. Perfect white sand and nice calm water. There was an awesome tree right on the beach and it provided us with shade when needed. We saw lots of turtles and even a monk seal on the beach one day! We would return to Napili Bay in an instant and probably stay in this same room again - absolutely zero negatives.
Your own private little slice of Paradise
Abby & Keith from California on 04/01/2009 said:
This review is based on our stay in Dec. 2005, so it's been awhile. We really enjoyed our stay. The unit was super clean and organized. The kitchen was fully stocked and handy for making pina coladas!! The bathroom was clean and had a spa-like spacious shower. There was a nice wall-mounted lcd television. Our favorite part was sitting on the balcony, which faced the ocean, and enjoying the sunset. The beach is incredible! It feels very private and is pristine! Parking was conveniently close to the unit. Management was easy to deal with in terms of reservations and refunding deposits. Everything was great!
AWESOME place to stay!
gracie from Texas on 04/01/2009 said:
We stayed at a Beachfront unit 106 at the Napili Bay Resort last summer and it was better than we could imagine. The location is perfect- right on the water. Napili Bay had such a private family feel to it. It was not crowded, but the people who were there seemed to be locals. The room was just as i was on the internet, very updated and beautiful. It was nice to have a TV that had DVR, not that we used it that much. The balcony is right on beach and has wonderful slatted windows that open. It was incredible and I would stay there time and time again. It was very easy to make the reservations and I always had a response quickly. I would reccomend this place to anyone!
really nice in so many ways
joyce from kneeland, ca on 04/25/2013 said:
the kitchen and bath are beautifully upgraded. very clean and comfortable. the lanai is really nice, perfect view, feeling of privacy even though being ocean front it is not. easy to get to beach but the gate lock is not working well at all and needs to be fixed. great family beach, great snorkeling with turtles.
Best home away from home ever
Dave and Carol from Washington on 03/31/2013 said:
Back to see the whales again this year and stayed in 107 which was just a beautiful place to spend the week. The condo is exceptionally nice with a super comfortable bed, corner couch, and nice upgrades especially the shower!! Can't wait to visit again next year!!
our favorite get away!
Joan Priestley from San Juan Capistrano on 10/03/2012 said:
The view is perfect, the ocean lulls you to sleep. The Manager is quick to fix any "problems." The outside BBQ/table facilities are great. Very comfortable bed -- other beds in the complex have not been... The only thing we did not like, was that we had to leave to go home... We rent multiple condos (family vacations.) at Napili Bay.
Kim from Boise, Idaho on 08/29/2012 said:
This was our first visit to this particular unit, and it was the ideal vacation for what we were seeking. The unit has been newly remodeled and is decorated well; it is perfect for couples looking for a quiet escape on Maui!
Tracy from Anchorage, Alaska on 06/09/2012 said:
This condo (and location) was recommended to me by a co-worker who visits Maui often. Wow! It was amazing! The condo was exceptionally clean, had everything we could possibly need and the bed was so comfortable! You can not beat the location! Far enough from the busy tourist areas, yet close enough to check them out. The beach is incredible! We loved seeing the turtles every day and had an exceptional time snorkeling. We will be back for sure!!!
A great condo with an unbeatable view
Beachgoers from California on 05/10/2012 said:
We had a fantastic time at the Resort! The view was beautiful, the location was nice, and the Napili Bay was the most serene beach. The condo was perfect for what we needed; it supplied everything to make our stay enjoyable, although we couldn't find the ironing board. The best part was being able to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and open up all the windows to the beautiful view of the bay. The only odd thing in the condo is the lack of bathroom privacy since the walls don't extend to the ceiling. Otherwise, this place was perfect. We would definitely come back here again!
A little slice of heaven
Cindy from Lehi, Utah on 01/04/2012 said:
What a great place! We absolutely loved our stay at Napili Bay. The condo was perfect. It had everything we needed and was decorated so beautifully. The sound of the ocean put us to sleep every night. I can't wait to get back to condo 107.
wow ! luxury on the best beach
carolyn from canada from sidney b.c. on 11/26/2011 said:
I can truly say this condo is top notch, my husband and i just spent 9 nights here and can highly recommend it. It is even better than the pictures as they have added a new bed and couch. The kitchen and bathroom are beautifuly done, huge fridge, lots of pots and pans everything you need. Walk out onto the deck and you are a few feet from the water, the waves coming in are quite loud but this adds to your holliday experience. Checkin was easy and there was a Gift basket waiting there, with chocolates and coffee This was greatly appreciated after the trip over. There are good restaurants nearby, we ate at mamas ribs and chicken at the napili plaza. Good value , the terriaky chicken is the best. , The seahouse at the napili kai resort at the end of the beach was excellent. I thought the prices would be higher but they were reasonable and had great pupus and drink specials from 2 till 5. I had the bannana pancakes for breakfast it was so huge i had to take a picture of it and it was only 7.00 comes with macadamia nuts on top this was the best ive had and you didnt have to wait for an hour like at the gazebo restaurant. Snorkel bobs is one minute away and can supply your needs. I rented a rx mask and snorkel because i need glasses and what a difference. They also rent boogie board flippers for 2.00 a day. The weather is a little finicky in the napili area but when the sun is shinning you cannot rival the beauty of this area. The beach is a beautiful but filled with many people. There are turtles near the left side of beach most of the day , just look for the people pointing and taking pictures. We hope to come back next year to condo 107. The condo could use a cooler for beach days i hope they add that for our next trip.
Location, location, location!
Dana B. from Carlsbad, California on 09/04/2011 said:
My favorite place on the island is Napili Bay! Condo #107 was perfect in every way, beautifully appointed, clean and right on the beach.
A little piece of paradise
StephCap from San Jose, CA on 04/30/2011 said:
Napili Bay Resort is a hidden gem! I traveled here with my boyfriend and we spent a week enjoying excellent snorkeling, beautiful views, amazing sunsets and just overall relaxation. The condo itself is small, but perfect for 2 people. The location is the best part about it. I appreciated that we didn't have to leave the area for anything. We snorkeled, swam and body surfed right in front of our unit. There was a store and many restaurants within walking distance. I liked the proximity to Lahaina and other great snorkeling spots (Honolua Bay is a must do! We swam with 8 turtles without a person in sight!). We had a delicious and romantic dinner at Merriman's (walking distance). This condo definitely is beachfront, the waves are extremely loud at night, even with the windows shut my boyfriend had trouble sleeping. At times there will be families and noisy children on the beach pretty early in the morning, so don't expect to sleep in too late. This wasn't an issue for us, but Napili Bay gets a lot of visitors, so it's not exactly a quiet place (the beach, not the place itself- I thought the whole complex was very quiet and mellow). For the value of everything, we felt that we got an excellent deal. Booking, check-in and check-out were a breeze. All of the items in the condo are top quality (coffee maker, blender, pots/pans etc) and everything has been remodeled to reflect a lovely, modern, yet Hawaiian decor. I only wish that a beach umbrella was provided along with the great beach chairs. We ended up renting one from Snorkel Bob's for $15/week. Overall, our experience at the Napili Bay was just perfect. We met many folks who were returning to this area for their 9th or 10th time! We can't wait to come back!
Second time back at Room 107
beehay from Vancouver, BC on 03/20/2011 said:
We have enjoyed our stays very much at Napili. We love being able to sit outside and watch the ocean, or if we want to swim, to be able to step out onto the beach. If you're a golfer, Kapalua is in your backyard. We look forward to visiting again.
107 lover from San Diego on 03/14/2011 said:
The condo, the location, the views are amazing. Lots of turtles and whale spouts all day long. Hard to leave.
The condo exceeded our expectations
Don Speer from Frankfort, KY on 10/31/2010 said:
The condo was very clean and comfortable and my wife loved the kitchen cabinetry and bathroom layout so well, she took pictures to re-create it somewhat in our home. We are already thinking about our next trip to Maui and we will look to stay at the same condo again.
poschic007 from Washougal, WA on 05/11/2010 said:
This was our third time staying in unit 107 and it's comfort and beauty always seem to amaze us. We could not imagine vacationing anywhere else! The views are SPECTACULAR!!!!!
sleeping in the surf
john in east van from vancouver b.c. on 10/01/2009 said:
wonderful location very nicely renovated. swam with the turtles every morning and afternoon. two very small quibbles; there is no light on the veranda and access to the front door from the parking lot would be much improved with a path at the corner of the lot through that small patch of grass. we love the whole area and hope to visit again soon. Mahalo!
The best vacation of my life
Kristin and David from San Diego on 09/26/2009 said:
This place is amazing! The remodel is gorgeous. The place is right on the beach; but raised above ground enough so that nobody can see in. All the appliances and dishes are the top of the line. The waves are loud, though, you really should have ear plugs. We will stay again. The last night we walked down the beach and ate at the restaurant right in the cove. Different perspective of the cove, even prettier, and beach walk to dinner..nothing greater. The food was good too.
Amazing Condo with a few Roaches
BBCheese from Eugene, Oregon on 07/28/2009 said:
I stayed during July 19th - 26th. I absolutely loved the condo; the bed, the furniture, the kitchen, the view, the sound of the ocean, everything. Would definitely recommend staying there to other people. Only negative aspect was the 5th day of our stay we started seeing cockroaches in the bathroom and kitchen cabinets(only ended up seeing 3 total, two full-sized ones and a smaller one). My wife and I are from Oregon and evidently we aren't psychologically accustomed to seeing bugs of such enormous, tropic-sized magnitude. Perhaps we're just wimps. Either way, it was a minor unpleasantry in an other wise fantastic vacation.
Perfect in every way!
Chandra from Tempe, Arizona on 07/02/2009 said:
This condo made our already wonderful trip in Hawaii perfect. Upon arrival, we found the condo to be exactly as pictured in the website photos. The owner left us a wonderful gift basket to congratulate us on our anniversary. The view was beautiful and the condo itself was very nicely appointed with top of the line kitchen appliances and amazing granite countertops. The beach at Napili Bay turned out to be one of our favorites on the island - soft and clean sand, protected from afternoon winds, and wonderful off-beach snorkeling. We loved this condo and it's beautiful beachfront views. We truly don't have anything negative to say. We can't wait to come back!
no ka oi
upcountry guy from maui/malibu on 06/17/2009 said:
what a pleasure to walk into a condo that is so tastfully done and right, I mean right on the beach!...Great bay outside with warm waters and snorkeling with the turtles...and...the Gazebo restaurant only steps away.. Mahalo 107! M.O'Bryant
welovehawaii from DC on 05/19/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort Condo 107 provided a lovely vacation spot for my husband and I to spend our 1 year anniversary. Check in was so easy we didn't even need to track anyone down, the instructions given were simple. The studio condo size was just right for the two of us. The condo was stocked with everything we needed for cooking and going to the beach: chairs and boogie boards for the beach, and towels. There is also a grilling area on the premises. Entire condo looked newly remodeled, with nice taste in design. Bed was comfortable and it was very easy to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean waves. Though we were on the first floor privacy was not a problem, since the first floor lanais are raised at about 4 to 5 feet above ground. Views of the beautiful water about 50 ft away from us on the lanai were amazing. The beach was nice too, we saw alot of marine life while snorkeling throughout the day right in front of our condo. The location was nice also because of it being away from the high rises. Yet still a very short walk to a few restaurants and a short 15 minute drive to the town of Lahaina. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we can't wait to visit again! It was so relaxing.
Really ON the beach
LDenise from Medford OR on 04/23/2009 said:
This lower level condo had top of the line furnishings and appliances, and incredible views & sunsets! The surf was so loud we couldn't watch TV! Too bad! We came for the beach, and got what we wanted. Even though it was spring break, no wild parties disturbed our sleep. During the day the beach is fairly crowded and noisy. Not secluded or private, it was still a nice stay in a great neighborhood 15 min. from Lahaina.
honoluluhine from Honolulu, HI on 04/14/2009 said:
This is a wonderful condo. It was clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. Comfortable in every way. The kitchen well-supplied. We absolutely loved it. Sleeping to the sound of the ocean is heaven on Earth. No problem with noise or any other problems.
Just What We Needed
Charlene from Toronto, Canada on 04/06/2009 said:
This was a marvellous, albeit small, condo/studio right on the beach. Napili Bay is wonderful, it was like a family seaside place...no posers, just families, couples, everybody relaxed, chillin'. The suite itself was, as mentioned, very small, and I'm unsure how honeymooners have enjoyed the place given that there is NO privacy (no windows, and you can hear everything going on in every suite!). I enjoyed so many walks along Kapalua Coastal Trail, and "The Village" walk, etc. I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this condo again, for location, for comfort, for convenience. It was great.
Experience of a Lifetime
chazz from Denver, CO on 04/03/2009 said:
Napili Resort Condos is the place that everyone dreams about when dreaming of vacationing in Hawaii. You wake up to a cool breeze, the aroma of the ocean filling your head as you arise to look out to a perfect sandy beach not a stone's throw away from your bed. What do you want to do today? Go swimming or snorkeling out your back door? Go surfing down the Maui coast? Maybe go conquer Haleakala Crater? Or maybe just chill all day sippin' a cold one by the beach. Cause guess what, it's Maui, and you're on vacation. With an amazingly serene location, Napili Bay Resort Condos offers superior privacy, cleanliness and quality. This condo offered us the freedom that we were hoping for on our honeymoon- the opportunity to come and go as we please, cook what we wanted in our own private kitchen, and be on the shore the entire time.
Johnson's from Valencia, Ca on 04/03/2009 said:
This was the most wonderful condo. So quaint and furnished with so much thought. They thought of it all. Newly decorated , very clean, and just a wonderful location. Thank-you for sharing this wonderful place with us. We will be back and hopefully we can rent the same place.
KatieC from Orange, California on 04/02/2009 said:
I stayed here with my adult daughter and we both loved it. The condo is located right on the beach, so the view is gorgeous. Having a balcony was wonderful. We sat out there regularly. There is no direct access to the beach from the balcony which made us feel very safe. Access on either end of the building was very convenient. I had been concerned that it would be hot or noisy with there only being screens & blinds on the windows, but that was not the case at all. It was great hearing the waves on the beach. There is a grocery store up the street and the kitchen was fully stocked for preparing food. Being right on the beach we ran back and forth for meals, snacks & drinks. It could not have been more convenient. There were boogie boards, beach chairs & towels. The condo was very cozy and had everything that we needed. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, low-key place to stay.
Not worth the risk-go elsewhere
Kemur from Seattle on 04/01/2009 said:
Right on a beautiful beach with great snorkeling, how could anyone possibly screw this up? Well, have rude, disrespetful, and unaccountable management/owners. When we found a huge cockroach nest in our kitchen cabinets and coffee pots; management was nowhere to found. Call the phone # on the office door- too bad, wrong person- call someone else- the number is in the book someplace-get their voicemail-no response ever. But when its time to leave and your scramling to go but 15 minutes late, now they (Andrea?? owner of an adjacent condo)shows up to push you out the door, verbally chastising us along the way as if we were squatting. She even blamed us for not calling the "right" Managers # when dealing with the cockroaches. This treatment to "guests" paying a lot of money, coming during a major recession where the place was half empty, is mindboggling. Your vacation is too valuable to risk staying here. If something goes wrong (and it will at some point), your completly on your own and you may even get yelled at. There are plenty of other nice affordable places in Napili to stay. We didn't even initially mind a run-in with cockroaches-this is the tropics, but we would expect someone will help get rid of a huge nest or at least return our call. Despite the great beach, we won't ever stay at this place again. They don't deserve your business, stay someplace they will treat you with some respect.
Vickie G from Clifton, NJ on 05/16/2013 said:
This condo is stocked with everything you might need- including beach chairs, umbrella and boogie board!!. There was nothing I needed- to cook or serve a meal- that was not found in the kitchen. The layout is perfect for 2 adults or 2 + 2 children on the pull out couch. The King bed was very comfortable and the view from the lanai was the best- particularly the sunsets. The beach is just around the end of the building- about 50'. The condo is walking distance to a few very nice restaurant; and a short ride to a mall with ample groceries. Other guests were friendly and considerate- absolutely quiet at night. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
This is a perfect Maui beach location
wbriggs from Arrowsic, ME on 03/18/2013 said:
The condo was clean, well-appointed, new appliances, all the kitchen implements and supplies we needed. The tempurpedic mattress was a nice touch. Yeah, but, really it's all about that gorgeous location. Right on Napili Bay, which is a beautiful beach, easy swimming, great snorkeling, and perfect temperature. We loved our time there.
Perfect in all ways.
Napili Bay Fan from San Diego on 03/04/2013 said:
Condo 108 and the Napili Bay resort are perfect. From the furnishings and amenities to, of course, the view and beachfront location, we never want to leave to see the rest of the area. The best day for us was to be watching whales from the lanai, sipping mai tais, watching a college basketball game and waiting for the sunset. The rainbow to start the day was beautiful. We'll be back next year.
Another wonderful visit to Maui, closest possible to the beach.
Dori from Pasco, WA on 01/29/2013 said:
This was our second stay at Napili Bay, first time in Unit 108. Comfortable bed, gorgeous proximity to the beach. Would stay there again.
great place to stay in maui!
carman c. from irvine on 01/04/2013 said:
excellent location and the condo got everything including a full kitchen (blender, toaster..all cooking needs, more equiped than my own home!). very convenient...saw a bunch of turtles while snokeling just down the bay :) will love to come back here again! it does get a little busy since its right on the beach, we didn't mind it much but there were a lot of family right outside during the day :)
Len & Liz from Livermore on 07/23/2012 said:
If you want a high rise, don't come here; if you want a partial little sliver of a view, don't come here; if you want something quaint, then come here; if you want the most incredible ocean front view, then come here; if you want the best time of your life, come here. We have been to Maui seven times - always in Napili. We went to the Westin one year - and got our money back because the ocean view we got, wasn't and the "balcony" was six inches wide. This was our first time at Napili Bay Resort - we are already planning on coming back again. When you open the door you see nothing but ocean - it's phenomenal! The room was impeccably clean. The amenities were amazing - including an iPod docking station. Everything is at your fingertips - boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella - it was simply amazing and the best time ever. This was a spontaneous trip celebrating our 37th anniversary - it was the best!!! Thank you to the owners - it was spectacular!
the best location.
Krystyna and Marian from Chicago on 05/15/2012 said:
The Napili Bay Resort is the best location for the first time visit, it had every thing snorkling,two restaurant close by and sunset every night.
I would return at the drop of a hat!!
Vicki & Denis from Victoria, BC on 12/14/2011 said:
Nothing we didn't like. The beach was wonderful, surf was great, whales, spinner dolphins and turtles provided entertainment. Everything in this condo was top notch including fridge with ice maker, nothing missing. Napili Bay was relaxing and everything we could imagine. Bbq area was clean, well maintained and provided a friendly atmosphere. Laundry room was troublefree even provided a library of books (read and return).
jessabut from garibaldi highlands on 12/04/2011 said:
We loved Napili Bay condo #108. Chuck was very friendly and helpful when we were booking. The condo itself is very nicely renovated, clean and well laid out with all of the amenities we needed which we really appreciated. We very much enjoyed being so close to the ocean, listening to the waves at night. I would definitely return to Condo #108. It certainly didn't bother us at all but, if you are looking for a very quiet and private condo I would recommend renting a garden view unit instead as this suite/lanai overlooks the beach which was busy during the day. Also there was a strong mothball odor in the condo which seemed to dissipate with all windows open and fans blowing.
This is a true Gem!!!
The Hills from Bellevue, WA on 11/21/2011 said:
If you want to experience "old Hawaii" in a totally updated condo right on beautiful Napili Bay, then this is the place for you! We loved staying there and plan to return again. Mahalo!
Awesome condo and vacation
Marshall from Las Vegas, NV on 09/18/2011 said:
This was our second stay at Napili Bay Resort this year. We loved #108 and will reserve it every time we go to Maui. The condo is very well appointed and has a fabulous view of the bay and beach. The convenient beach access from this unit is wonderful. We definitely found our favorite vacation spot!
Whale Watching in February
ShrumK from Pleasant Hill, CA on 07/06/2011 said:
This is a wonderful Condo. I will always come back here!
What a memorable vacation!
Melissa from Yakima, WA on 06/13/2011 said:
My husband and I enjoyed our stay while visiting Maui to celebrate our anniversary as well as attend a family wedding. We loved the condo and resort with the beautiful view and easy access to the beach. Should we ever visit Maui again we would definately check to see if this resort and condo are available!
dale and karina sando from pomona, california on 05/15/2011 said:
luxury condo compromised by lack of privacy. Can hear others at all hours due to open screens, not windows.
h d grimshaw from Irvine, ca on 05/08/2011 said:
Been to Napili Bay many times in the olden days. Bay is always great. Condos were fantastic this time. 108 has been redone and is beautiful! We are coming back!!!
Excellent low key holiday!
BC Couple from British Columbia, Canada on 05/04/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed in Condo 108 for a week in april. For us, it was perfect and exactly what we had hoped! We are very low key and liked having a condo to ourselves, where we could cook our own meals, and eat them on the lanai looking out over the beach to people watch, look for sea turtles and whales spouting in the distance (there were binoculars in the condo). We intended to drive our rental car to Lahaina for dinners out, but ended up cooking every dinner on the barbecues (we purchased groceries in Kahului on or day trips) and looked forward to our private lanai dinners. We also made good use of the blender for tropical cocktails! Perhaps it was the time of year, but we saw no bugs, nor had any complaints about cleanliness. The only thing we noticed was that folks sitting on adjacent lanais did not seem to realize that their conversations were easily overheard... The sound of the waves, which we loved, covered most noise from people on the beach. The beach itself felt safe, and true to other reviews, had snorkeling, boogie boarding, and even on higher surf days, people trying to surf! The condo was small, but after 1/2 hr, we stopped noticing. Perfect holiday for people wanting a quiet Maui getaway.
Angie from Maumee on 04/05/2011 said:
My Hubby and I have traveled to Maui multiple times and usually stay at a larger resort. From now on, I'll be booking at this smaller, intimate spot. Loved it! I was concerned about the "no air conditioning" but it wasn't an issue at all. The lovely breeze off the ocean was perfect, even during the warmest part of the day. The condo itself has everything you would need...even a nice cooler to take to the beach, beach chairs, boogie boards,,,everything! The view faces the ocean and is perfect for the sunsets. Can I book again now for next year??? Thanks for a wonderful time!
Maui on the Beach
Its Maui Time from Calgary on 02/25/2011 said:
This condo has everything we needed but I found the layout of the kitchen a bit awkward, the tall counter towards the living area could be a bit shorter and the length of the cooking area extended but that was my preference. The shower could be adapted by installing a door or a curtain as the configuration allows the spray from the shower head to bounce out of the stall if not careful. Other than that everything was pretty good. We love sitting on the lanai watching the folks on the beach and the whales.
A couple of Oregonians from Salem, Oregon on 02/19/2011 said:
This condo was exactly as specified on the website. No surprises. The view is exactly as pictured. It is in an excellent location for beach access. The appliances are top-notch and the condo is quite modern with granite countertops and a beautiful bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. We had no problems with bugs. There were more than enough linens and paper goods supplied for our stay. We did not find the rules unreasonable (as another reviewer implied) because almost everything listed were things we wouldn't do anyway. Just common sense. The only reason we're not giving it 5 stars is because of size. It is quite small but really is big enough for two. Plus the use of mirrors prevents it from being claustrophobic. We enjoyed our stay. The sound of the surf is quite loud as someone else mentioned. We didn't find voices on the beach to be a problem. If you walk along the main road toward Kapalua Bay you will find a wonderful coast walk called Kapalua Coast Trail. We unfortunately did not discover it until the day before we checked out but still did the short hike a couple of times. It is very easy and beautiful. The beach here in Napili Bay is quite popular so there were a lot of people on the beach everyday. It is nice for swimming and snorkeling. There is a coffee place up in Napili Square that has a wonderful ice blend mocha drink that my husband thought was better than a Starbucks Frappacino. Occasionally we heard people talking on a neighboring lanai and a couple of times got a whiff of cigarette smoke outside but these were very minor. As someone else mentioned, this is not a resort and there is no maid service, but it is a nice condo to use to enjoy a stay in the tropics.
2 weeks in paradise
belated honeymooners from Sacramento, California on 02/14/2011 said:
If you can't tolerate the sound of the surf putting you to sleep at night, the beautiful unobstructed sunset view from your patio and the abundance of whales just offshore while being surrounded by the most friendly people you will ever meet, then this is not the place for you!
We loved our stay in Unit 108.
gpitzer from Portland on 02/06/2011 said:
This unit was well appointed and recently fully remodeled. It was great to enjoy meals on the deck, right at the edge of the beach. The only surprise was how loud the surf is at night.
Was one of our best trips to Napili yet
michael faustino from Studio City, Ca on 10/14/2010 said:
The Napili Condos are a spectacular way to spend time in Maui. Located in the best bay on Maui in my opinion. Great spas and Restaurants located close as well as the famous Kaanapali golf courses. Loved our trip, will be back next year!
Little Bit of Paradise
Jan from Half Moon Bay, California on 07/28/2010 said:
Wow! What a great little condo! You couldn't be any closer to Napili Beach, which is my favorite beach on Maui. Yet the the condos' slightly raised first floor location affords plenty of privacy from beach goers. The interior is very modern and well maintained, in addition to being well appointed and supplied with all basic necessities. We really wanted to "hang out" on the property, with the beach right there, and perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunning. We will be back!!
Fantastic Vacation Location
Nattypat from Napa, CA on 06/02/2010 said:
Had a great weeks vacation staying at Napili Bay in condo 108. Beautiful beach and relaxing atmosphere overall. Great falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves rolling in. The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay (although I'd recommend bringing your own pillow to maximize your sleep experience!) The only annoyance during our stay were a group of people from a neighbouring complex who would 'reserve' the shaded area of the beach everyday. We are not sure what the connection was these people had, to be able to put up chain barriers and leave out their beach chairs (even overnight!) so that that area of the beach was permanantly unavailable to other guests. Very cheeky and very selfish. Otherwise, I would definantely recommend a stay at Napili Bay. We are hoping to return there for future vacations!
I've been coming to napili bay for 40 years and have not had that experence. they should not leave those chairs out all night or keep others out of that shaded area. I'm sure that wont happen again.
Mahalo for your input.
Winter in Hawaii
Teresa from Council Bluffs, Iowa on 03/19/2010 said:
The condo was just as described, although it was smaller than it looked in the photos. The reviews stated everything was included, but no one stated if a hair dryer or ironing board was included and they were as well as a curling iron. We also were concerned if there would be beach chairs and of course there were. The only thing I couldn't find that we needed was a sheet pan. I liked the decor and the layout of the condo. The beach was gorgeous and right off the lanai. We loved the roar of the ocean surf. We did kill 5(five) roaches though, even though we took out the trash daily and vacuumed daily. We were there during the Tsunami warning and the owner was considerate to phone and advise up to move to higher ground. Unfortunately there were not a lot of restaurants/lounges to walk to. We were hoping for Tiki bars on the beach. We drove to Lahaina every day. We tried to go to one nearby restaurant one morning and the line to get a table was horribly long and they didn't serve cocktails so we again drove to Lahaina. However, if I got the opportunity to return, I would definitely stay in condo 108 again.
This is an immaculate and very pleasant accommodation for two.
Riverwest from Victoria, B.C. on 03/06/2010 said:
We love this unit as it is clean, on the beach, is generally a small complex, has attentive owners and is in a beautiful area with no need to travel far. We don't like shops and commercialism so this fits the bill, but grocery stores and convenience stores are very close. Service was extraordingary. The beach is lovely but a bit steep, however, hundreds of children on the beach seemed to have no problems with it. I want to go back ASAP. .
Sleeping to the Oceans Song
JIM & PATTI from PLACENTIA, CA on 02/04/2010 said:
My wife and I loved the condo and its position approximately 50 feet from the edge of the water. The sound of the waves lulled us to sleep every night. We have missed that "song" every night since returning to the mainland! We only have one suggestion: Provide a couple of luggage racks upon which to set the suitcases. There is no current location except the floor for them.
Greg from Minneapolis on 01/14/2010 said:
We loved it at The Napii Bay. Will be back. Best site on a great beach. Saw whales or spouts everyday. Snorkeled with sea turtles within 30 ft of the beach. What made it even better was that it was -20 degrees back home.
Napili Bay #108 - Paradise
Deenie from Fresno CA on 06/25/2009 said:
What a find! This was a wonderful home base for our vacation. The location was perfect, the condo was great, and the proximity to the beach is unbelievable! We were lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the waves. What a dream. I actually had trouble sleeping at home the first night because it was so quiet! I would definitely recommend #108 as a fantastic stay in paradise. Mahalo!
What a beautiful place to stay.
missing hawaii already from Idaho on 06/19/2009 said:
Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us. We enjoyed ourselves so much. It was wonderful listening to the waves break at night. The condo was beautiful and had everything we needed. The view was absolutely gorgeous. The beach was nice and not very crowded. I had an unexperienced snorkler with me and Napili Bay was easy to teach someone how to snorkel. Wish there were more restaurants close by, but we managed just fine. Thank you again and we will definatley be staying again in the future. PS - my aunt is a travel agent and I told her to make sure her clients new about these condos. Thank you Tonya Bradley from Idaho
What a wonderful week
nhz from Wisconsin on 04/29/2009 said:
I had promised my wife that we would go to Hawaii for our Honeymoon because she and I had never been there and the stay was fantastic. Staying in this Napili Bay Condo was a great decision. It is resonably priced and it has the advantage of a Kitchen and being located right on the beach. My wife and I could not have asked for a better spot to be for our vacation it was private, good sized and located in a gorgeous area with a lot of nice little shops and restaurants close by. My wife and I would highly recomend these condos to anyone.
cheryl from NYC from Sunnyside Queens, New York City on 04/25/2009 said:
My husband and I spend five gorgeous days in 108 last November. The condo is lovely and comfortable, with everything you need to have a great stay. The beach is steps away and beautiful at night. We missed the sounds of the crashing waves when we left... We found the local fish market (ask around for directions) and bought fresh fish on several night and cooked on the BBQ! So much better than eating out for every meal and staying in a condo is so much better than staying in a hotel - there's a level of comfort and homeliness that I really love. The on-site managers are very friendly and helpful as well!
Jesaj01 from Bowie, Maryland on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed at the Napili Bay from September 1st to September 7th, 2007 in unit 108. We had a great time. The view is fantastic... you could not be closer to the water. It was apparent that the owners of the condo took great care to decorate and remodel. It took about one day to get used to the lack of a/c but the sound of the waves every night was a great trade off. We stayed at 3 other places while in Maui and hands down we preferred the Napili Bay condos. We plan to stay here on our next trip to Maui. I would definitely recommend this unit.
KTeach from Seattle, WA on 04/23/2009 said:
The first place we stayed in was room 108. We were switched the next morning because this home had a cockroach infestation. The first place was very nice, great decorations, nice kitchen, great up to date bathroom with a very nice shower. If it weren't for the cockroaches I would recommend it. The person in charge of the rentals moved us to an open home and the rest of our time was much nicer. This vacation property was right on the beach and I would stay at this property again just not this room.
We try hard to make sure there are no bugs in the units, but be warned; this is the tropics, if you leave the doors open and leave food and trash out you could get bugs.
Jocelyn from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 04/22/2009 said:
Great price, great location! Snorkel Bob's is close by and for $5 a day, you can snorkel right in the bay. We swam with 3 huge turtles. We stayed in 2 different condos as we booked last minute and they were very accommodating. All newly renovated. Barbeque area is great to purchase your own groceries and cook your own meals.
A watchers delight
Bob&Betty from Olympia, Washington on 04/12/2009 said:
We're senior citizins and not able to do a lot of the physical activities available there but there was much to entertain us anyway! I watched the morning swimmers leave ane return as I read on the lanai, watched the turtles on the rocks, watched the people play in the water and sunbathe, and watched the awesome sunsets in the evening. We were convenient to great shopping, restaurants, and Lahaina town. The room was small but perfect for the two of us and clean and adorable. The jalousie windows, however, didn't block out any noise, a problem at night.
MY FAVORITE PLACE
raenylsangels from BELL GARDENS CALIFORNIA on 04/08/2009 said:
I LOVE THIS PLACE. I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS IF THEY WANT THE PERFECT VACATION, LOTS TO DO,LOTS OF PEACE AND QUIET AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY RIGHT ON THE OCEAN WHERE YOU SLEEP LIKE A BABY TO THE SOUND OF THE OCEAN RIGHT IN YOUR ROOM , THIS IS THE PLACE AND THE GREATEST RESTRAUNTS TOO. OR STAY AT THE CONDO AND COOK INSIDE OR OUT. I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.THE PARASAILING IS GREAT TOO . NEXT TIME I'M GOING ZIPLINING. AND IM NOT SO YOUNG ANY MORE. I'VE TAKEN MY CHILDREN AND MY THEN 16 YEAR OLD GRANDAUGHTER AND THEY LOVE IT AS I DO THANX ALOA CONDOS FOR GIVING ME A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL CONDO AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE TOO. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
My Piece of True Paradise
Stacy from New Mexico on 04/03/2009 said:
I have stayed at three different units at the Napili Bay Resort Condos and each stay and unit has been amazing. I have traveled there with my best friend on our friendships 20th anniversary, traveled with my husband to enjoy a second honeymoon and most recently traveled alone to contemplate life. The property is low-key and right on the best beach in Maui. The water and the sand are beautiful in this spot. There are great restaurants and groceries nearby. It is a quick drive to Lahaina. The sound of the waves will lull you to sleep each night. This particular unit has been beautifully remodeled and is kept up very well, extremely clean, comfortable and practical. You will find everything you need in the kitchen (and the rest of the unit for that matter). This is not a "resort" and if you are looking for a high-end resort experience this may not be the place for you. If you are looking for the true Maui experience, the beach, beautiful views and sunsets, a "real" experience, I promise you that you will not be disappointed. In this unit the beach (public)is literally right outside of the lanai and there will be noise sometimes earlier in the morning than you might like, but remember, there is always time later in the day for a nap!I have burned the beautiful views into my mind to get me through the days at home. As I write this review I wish that I were there on the lanai sipping a cool drink and breathing in the beautiful smells and sounds of this breathtaking place.It is tempting to keep this place a secret, to be sure I can get in the next time the opportunity presents itself, but it would be selfish to hide this gem from anyone who is able to make the trip. Visit this property with confidence that it will be everything you have dreamed of! Aloha!
Brenda from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 04/03/2009 said:
I had one of the most memorable vacations of my life & I have travelled extensively. Very beautiful location! Very peaceful with all the amenities required.
Peace and comfort
Joanna from Berkeley, CA on 04/02/2009 said:
I adore this place and Maui in every conceivable way. I actually came here by myself after Christmas 2 years ago in an effort to find some peace and quiet and beauty. I was not disappointed. My unit was small, comfortable, clean and every night I listened to the waves slapping the beach...a sound I have not heard since childhood. Complete heaven.
My favorite on Maui
Mauilicious from Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
We loved our stay at Napili Bay. It's a beautiful relaxing spot. Romantic sunsets, and great for swimming and snorkling. I can't wait to go back! The condo was clean, well supplied, and comfortable. The best spot on the beach!
nice secluded beach
ray and deb davis from vancouver b.c on 04/02/2009 said:
Our plan was to hang out at the beach,stock the fridge with easy food and drinks and stay in Napili for most of our time. But that did not happen. we wanted to snorkel, read, swim and generally relax. The condo was right on the beach. But the beach access was a little disappointing as we could not access from the lanai. Great beach. great spot. adequete condo. Nice and modern. Did not like the window shutters. Too dark when closed. ( which is why the lights get left on i suspect) And when closed at night did not shut out the noise. Lapping waves is not how I would describe our experience. The noise was deafening. But we did get used to it after the first two nights. Unlucky for us the weather did not co operate one little bit. Just sheer bad luck. We had incredilby high surf, high winds, and very cool weather. we were there for 6 days. Most days it rained. we had been warned that this end of the island has less sun but were not prepared for what we got. Had the weather been good we may have had a different experience. But we had to leave the area and go to Kihei most every day to catch some sun. Unable to enjoy the area due to bad weather. But no one can control the weather so just plain bad luck i suppose. Surf so high dangerous to even attempt to swim. Snorkelling out of the question. So unfortuately it did not work out too well for us. Also a bit too secluded and not much in the way of places to eat. The condo was great. Nice and clean and very well equiped. We thought too many notes and rules and regulations about switching lights off and cleaning the shower stall. after every use!!!. they have sand issues in the condo. And its on the beach!! I did not feel like a paying guest. More like a non paying aquanitance owners appear paranoid about thier granite counter tops. I have granite in my own home so not sure what that was about. Perfect for two adults. Dont bring your kids unless you want to clean all the time. We wont be back. Sorry!
The weather at napili bay is usually great. the high surf like that is usually fantastic to watch sincce it doesnt happen that often. aloha
Piece of Heaven
flyawaygirl from Ohio on 04/01/2009 said:
This is such a wonderful condo,right on the bay. What more could you ask for. It is in a lovely,quite neighborhood. A spectacular view and a great beach right at your doorstep.
Amazing location and access
Sheri from Billings, Montana on 04/01/2009 said:
Napili Bay and #108 helped make my first trip to Hawaii (and seeing the ocean for the first time) the most incredible experience ever. Everything was perfect! I spent Valentine's Day grilling steaks on the BBQ and taking in the most beautiful sunset imaginable. I could not have wanted for more. I have recommended it to many. ; )
Cute, Campy Hawaiian Decor, but no air conditioning!!!
hawaiibeachgirl from Olympia,Washington on 04/01/2009 said:
We chose to stay at Napili Bay because of the fabulous location. I chose unit 108 because the decor looked the happiest and more updated then some of the other units. The website was an exact representation. I'm an interior designer so my surroundings count! However, I do appreciate the "campyness" of Hawaiian Decor. This room was a bit "campy" It had a cute hula lamp etc. The unit did have a nice tiny,little kitchenette. But be careful,you can hear everything your neighbors are doing & saying clearly. This unit is compact & not having air conditioning was challenging. Blow drying my hair was not a pleasant experience!!! When we made reservations we requested a "towel trade" mid week because we didn't want to do laundry during a vacation, we were charged extra for this service. We were here for 10 days and then moved to a Hotel for our last week. My husband and I were both happy that we booked a luxury hotel for our last week on Maui. I guess when we are on a tropical escape we do prefer more amenities,services and pampering.
Napili bay is a very special place in hawaii. it is not a big hotel,it is a high end condo right on the beach , with a beautiful kitchen etc. four ceiling fans for your comfort,in the warmer months. aloha
Best Vacation Spot...ever!
Paul Richards from Salt Lake City, UT on 04/01/2009 said:
A beautiful condo right on the beach at Napili Bay. The condo is nicely remodeled and very comfortable. If you go in the winter, you can watch the whales from the Lanai.
Great location, well equipped, and clean
MH from Eugene OR on 05/16/2013 said:
We stayed in condo 109 for 3 nights in May 2013. Everything was as described. Great beachfront location. Well equipped, clean unit. Unit is small, but well designed for a couple. We would stay here again.
JStrange from New Zealand on 05/09/2013 said:
We loved the Napili Bay Resort Condo 109. The location is amazing, right on the beach with an amazing view of the ocean. The Condo was very quiet and the sound of the sea at night was the perfect way to drop off to sleep. The Condo was very well equipped with everything that we required and it was lovely to receive a welcoming basket on arrival. The kitchen was well stocked so it was easy to self cater and the bed and couch were very comfortable. The beach outside the Condo is great for swimming (as well as snorkelling and swimming with Turtles!) and there are very good restaurants in walking and close driving distance. We would definitely stay at Condo 109 again, it was bliss!
Wonderful Home for 7 Days and nights!
Bucket list from Santa Clarita on 05/03/2013 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and to our most Pleasent place to hang our hats and to wake up to each and every day of our 7nights on Maui.We had all the comforts one could want or expect.We had a very Pleasent stay in 109 and will book next years trip there if it is available when we are able to go.Top of the line from mgmt to furnishings,Location,and what a place to come home to.We would say much more about our stay,our total and complete satisfaction,but we want to keep this place for ourselves.That's just the truth.
Convenient snorkelers' paradise with a view.
Snorkelers from San Diego, CA on 04/22/2013 said:
Cozy Unit 109 suited us perfectly with its easy access to Napili Bay. Although small, it's designed well to accomodate a leisurely vacation lifestyle. (The multiple clothes hooks were great!) It's well-equipped for cooking indoors and out, with a great BBQ area. We enjoyed the location and walking to several of our favorite restaurants and our friends' home by the general store. After staying at another resort in Napili for years and not being pleased the last 2 times, this year we decided to try somewhere different on the bay. We were so happy with The Napili Bay that we're already looking forward to staying there next year for our annual trip to Maui. Aloha!
Don Logsdon from Douglass Ks on 03/11/2013 said:
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The condos were close to the ocean, close to several very good resturants. everything including the wash house was clean and neat. I do not believe I had slept this well in years. The sound of the waves on shore was great. I was totally relaxed. I am disabled to some extent, grab bars in the bathrooms would be nice. I should not complain, this was the best vacation in years.
The best "seat" in the "house"!
tom and donna from Lexington, KY on 02/22/2013 said:
My husband and I couldn't have chosen a better place to experience Maui! We toured all over the island and saw amazingly beautiful sights, but our favorite spot, when we weren't on the beach itself, was right on our lanai balcony! Breathtaking sunsets, whales breaching and blowing all around us, mesmerizing views of the surf, the everchanging scenery of Molokai,and rainbows almost daily - this was all ours to enjoy at Napili Bsy Resort condo 109. It was perfect! Everything, from the basket of goodies from the owners, to the cozy, very clean, airy island-feel decor, made us feel relaxed and comfortable. We especially liked the beach equipment - beach chairs, umbrella, towels, body boards - we were all set! And the kitchen had everything we needed to fix whatever meals we wanted. We loved waking up in the morning to the sound of the surf and the view of the bay - right from our bed. The only negative were some tiny beach ants, but they didn't seem to bother with us. Chuck with aloha Condos gave us great service via his instructions and directions. A pleasure to deal with! Other people staying at the resort were friendly and easy to have as "neighbors." The Resort is nestled in Napili Bay, along with a few other low-rise condos, so there is a nice island feel. Also, the Resort is conveniently located near the Gazebo Restaurant - fabulous breakfast! - and near the Sea House Restaurtant - wonderful ambiance & delicious seafood! Both can be accessed by a short walk on the beach. Wonderful! Also, Napili Market and a few other restaurants are just a quick drive away. Very convenient! We hope to return to Napili Bay Resort Condo 109 again... soon! Absolutely perfect!
Awesome First Time in Hawaii! Condo 109 was perfect!
Cyndie from Mesa, AZ on 09/24/2012 said:
We visited Maui in February 2012 for our first trip to Hawaii. We are already planning a return trip and would love to stay in Condo 109! We could see the ocean from almost anywhere in our condo. Weather was amazing in February! Accomodations were nice. We were with two other couples who stayed at the Napili Bay Resort also. Their condos were a little more 'modern', but we had the best view!! Can't wait to return!
Great Value Location absolutely perfect view!
azfish from Mesa AZ on 08/13/2012 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and this condo was absolutely perfect! Starting with the nice welcome basket this condo is perfect for a couple looking to be right next ot the ocean. The sound of the surf will lull you to sleep every night. The lanai is great to whale watch or just to relax. There are great restaurants nearby within walking distance. I have heard some people say that there are people walking be as the gate to the beach is next to 109 well the lanai is about 6 feet above the gate so I did not really notice it. Make your reservations today as this is the best location in Maui!!!
Sound of Maui
Brian from Washington, DC on 05/31/2012 said:
This was my first visit to Hawaii, and I split time between Napili and South Maui. The Napili area is a great mix of low impact condos along the Bay. Condo 109 is exactly as pictured on the website, well maintained, clean and bright. What can't be captured in photos are the panoramic vistas that you will enjoy from the lanai, the contented feeling of being in paradise when you step out to the beach, and the sound of waves lulling you to sleep each night. I really can't believe that someone would travel to Hawaii and then complain about the sound of the ocean? The condo is complete with Cd's with Hawaiian music to help put you in the mood, as if you needed anything more than to step out onto the lanai for a breakfast of fresh fruit - or to walk along the beach to the Gazeebo restaurant for the banana pancakes and fried rice for breakfast. Yes, fried rice made with an assortment of meats, including bacon. The weather was wonderful when I was there (middle of May). The condo has everything you could need, including cooking utensils and beach gear. Mine was a short stay, so I didn't bother to cook. The beach and bay were used by snorkelers, paddle boarders, and people generally walking in the surf or lounging on the beach. It was quite laid back and relaxing. I would definitely return to the Napili Bay Resort, although the memories will last forever. The sunsets are mesmerizing, but the hypnotic sounds of the ocean are probably what will stick with me the longest. At this condo, you will hear those sounds all day (and night). Wonderful.
Great location, nice little unit, perfect for a couple!
M&M Kroona from Tustin, CA on 05/26/2012 said:
This is a small place but perfect for the two of us. The location right on the sand and on the corner was the best. It was a very quiet complex and Napili Bay is a perfect spot to enjoy Maui. The little market just a few minutes walk away was a nice surprise. The unit had everything we needed including chairs, towels, boogie boards and a sun umbrella. I would highly recommend it for a couple, but don't try to squeeze in your kids or grandkids. It would be a bit tight. Great value in my opinion!
Excellent location. Nice amenities. Great all 'round.
Ben from Victoria, BC on 04/21/2012 said:
We were really pleased with our time at Napili Bay Resort. It was easy to find, it couldn't be more close to the water, and from what we saw Napili Bay was by far one of the better beaches to be at. The only reason it got 4 stars instead of 5 is that the condo itself, while clean and tidy and complete with everything you need, was in need of a bit of updating. We probably wouldn't have noticed if friends hadn't rented another a few doors down which had been renovated more recently.
100 ft. from the water!
hscv from Phoenix on 03/27/2012 said:
We recently stayed in condo 109 and it was absolutely perfect for us! The beach was literally steps from our door. We went to sleep by the sounds of the ocean... Our visit was in March, so we saw many whales breach in the distance right from our balcony. Everyday we saw turtles. The unit was exactly what we expected, a little outdated in terms of decor, but kept up very nicely and all around a great space for two people. The kitchen was a definite bonus, which had everything we'd need to be comfortable. There were a few ants here and there, but being on an island, that goes hand in hand. The beach amenities were fantastic and were used often. We did not have items like shampoo in the unit, but it was not a big deal as the Napili Market was right around the corner. Location wise - very convenient and easy to venture around. There's a great General Store just around the bend (easy walking distance) that has great organic fruits and vegetables daily. The Gazebo is next door (to the condos) and has the best breakfast. There is nice variety of places to eat within a few minutes of the condo, Maui Brewing Co is about 5 mins away and has great beer/food and if looking for more of a variety to choose from - Lahaina is just a few minutes away. Overall, we had the best time! Chuck and his team were a pleasure to communicate with. We will highly recommend!
Napili Bay = paradise
SusieB from Chicago on 02/26/2012 said:
This was our 5th stay at Napili Bay Resort condo #109. The unit is exceptionally clean, comfortable and directly on the family-friendly beach. When we aren't on the beach, we "lanai surf" - sit on the lanai and watch the ocean, whales, turtles and palms. The unit is on the first level - only a few steps down to the beach through a locked gate entrance providing security for condo residents. The resort provides a separate laundry area and grills a few steps away. The landscaping and maintenance of the condos are immaculate, provided by a wonderful onsite caretaker. This is our escape to paradise.
JH from Sunnyvale, CA on 02/20/2012 said:
Nice place in an amazing location. Unit is a little dated (as the pictures would suggest) but everything is in good repair and it was a great place to stay.
Beach right outside,
Swedish couple from NorrkÃ¶ping on 11/12/2011 said:
A well equipped condo, compared to some other units att this resort, this one has was more recently renovated and was closest to the gate to the beach.. Although small it was very functional. Great kitchen and bathroom!
Beats the Ritz Carlton
Bob and Maren from Kailua, HI on 11/10/2011 said:
Our second visit to #109 and the fourth to Napili Bay Resort! It's location is great: end unit on the first floor makes for easy beach access. Our daughter and her family were staying at the Ritz Carlton but when they came to visit and looked out the lanai, they were blown away: "You're right there!" as the waves lapped on the sand just feet away. The grand kids, 8 and 4, loved the beach and came every day. So much for the Ritz!
Love this place!
ccdate from yountville on 04/21/2011 said:
Before checking into #109 we had just stayed a few days at the Grand Wailea. We loved 109 even more. One word...Perfect! The condo, the beach, the restaurants in close proximity, the general store,the snorkeling,and loved that the bed was raised up to see the ocean!!! We look forward to the day we return!!!
great oceanside unit
Mariah060 from Redwood City, CA on 04/15/2011 said:
This condo was well organized and comfortable, with the bonus of being practically on the beach. The only negative was that almost everyone in the condo complex passes the door on the way to the beach, making it a bit noisy. Recommended if this doesn't bother you.
Low-key, comfortable, totally primo view and location!!
jbjohnny from Portland, OR on 02/14/2011 said:
If you like the sound of the surf, being able to see Molokai from the bed, as well as the Lanai and literally steps to the water, you will love this place. You don't need a/c because of the tropical breezes blowing and I saw whales jumping daily from the Lanai, as well as large turtles all the time. I missed it as soon as I left.
Travelbug from wa state on 01/31/2011 said:
Wonderful spot for watching water and beach activities; up close and personal! Steps to the beach, beautiful shore trails and small store nearby. Couldn't ask for anything more; condo was well equipped for cooking if so inclined and great layout for 1-2 people. Would highly recommend.
Joe from Seattle on 01/04/2011 said:
109 lives up to the reviews! Great location in the building, right on the corner with terrific views. Comfortable bed. Very well stocked regarding kitchen tools, beach comforts, etc... It's not a huge studio, but has fantastic storage, so it feels bigger then it is. Great walking and jogging trails surround Napili Bay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Best Location on Maui
Mike & Gail from Sacramento, California on 12/21/2010 said:
The condo is small but efficiently set up so it lives larger than it is. The full size kitchen is very well equipped. The bathroom, with shower stall, is of good size. There is lots and lots of storage. The bed is comfy. We liked having a large sofa. The resident manager keeps the outside of the condo, including barbecue area and laundry, in great shape. But it's really about location location location. Napili Bay is the best.
Best spot on Maui
susie snyder from portland, Oregon on 12/15/2010 said:
Lovely studio with a Lania right on beautiful Napili Bay literally 30 feet from the waves lapping on the shore.
Edith from Cornwall Ont. Canada on 11/19/2010 said:
We stayed at condo #109. Could be updated a little bit. Having said that, it had everything that we really needed and the bed was absolutely great! The view was priceless and the atmosphere very relaxing.I would absolutely vacation there again.
Thank you for the glowing review of our condo. It is important to us to please you, and we would love to hear your ideas for updating the unit.
Thank you, Jan Nichola. Owner, Napili Bay 109
Hawaiian Peace and Beauty
Napili Aloha from Carson City, Nevada on 10/26/2010 said:
This is my second stay in unit 109. The efficiency of the space is wonderful and the amenities are inclusive. It is important to me to be on the beach and close to the water. I had an internet connection problem which I called about and the problem was solved quickly. Thank you for the arrival gift basket. That was an unexpected delight.
Possibly the best place to stay on Maui
seaward from Seattle, WA on 10/04/2010 said:
For value, location, and overall quality, we couldn't have asked for more. Watching the sunsets from the patio, being 10 feet from the surf, being on a very quiet crescent beach with a great restaurant (Sea House) at one end, that we could stroll to at night to enjoy dinner or mai tais, it was the best vacation in Hawaii we've had, hands down. Will come back here again. I would recommend this room (109) as well as any of the other 10X and 20X rooms (110 would also be nice).
Really, really a great stay!
Nadja and Mani from El Paso/TX on 04/30/2010 said:
We stayed one week in condo 109. We read all this reviews with "...saw the wales from the lanai..." and "...what a great beach with a wonderfull sunset.." and so on. What should we say - it's all true! We enjoyed our stay there so much that we didn`t want to leave. The condo was prepared very well, the "first aid kit" (present basket) was well selected and the wifi worked good. Everything we needed was there: Fridge, plates and cups, silverware, pans, towels, tv... ...really everything. The BBQ-place was nice, also there are washing machine and dryer. We choosed condo 109 because of the bayfront view and its location at the first floor - it was a good choice.
Caradon from Canada on 02/18/2010 said:
I had a wonderful stay in Condo 109, it was comfortable and relaxing in a great location right on the beach! I watched whales right from the lanai and snorkelled with a sea turtle right off the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The waves are loud, but it adds to the experience.
Napili Bay Get-Away
Dennis and Beth from Vancouver BC on 12/16/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort is superbly located along the beach at Napili Bay, just steps from the water's edge. We enjoyed watching small children play in the water close to shore, and big ones surfing further out. We watched huge turtles in the rocky part of the bay, and even saw whales go by. Unit 109 was perfect for us. We loved the way the outside deck had been raised up a bit so we could see over the rail while we sat outside to eat our dinner. The furnishings were great, and the shower was lovely. The kitchen was fully stocked with supplies, and had all the modern appliances. We thoroughly enjoyed our week away from the Canadian winter. We plan to come back!
Loved this place
SomeWhereInOregon from Oregon on 12/16/2009 said:
Much nicer than I expected. Can't beat the view. Looks a little run down on the outside, but is very nicely decorated on the inside. We loved the bed and being able to hear the ocean at night. The ONLY negative I have to report is the $120 cleaning fee. For a two room condo, it should have taken no more than one to two hours maximum to clean. I thought $60-$75 would have been more appropriate.
closest unit to the beach on Maui
firstname.lastname@example.org from cleveland, oh. on 08/23/2009 said:
If you want to stay in the closest condo unit to the beach in all of Maui this is the unit for you. The sound of the surf at night was strong, yet soothing. The protected cove that is Napili Bay offered great swimming and snorkeling.The only negative was the mattress was a little too firm.
simple and delightful
Beardaisy from Napili Bay #109 on 08/13/2009 said:
We did not want to stay at a big hotel and this condo was recommended to us. We found just what we were looking for and the location was fantastic. It was a little warm during this time of the year (July) but the louvers and fans kept us cool for most of the time. The condo was clean and handy. A must stay for us in the future. What greater treat to roll out of bed, crab a cup of coffee, take a few steps and be on the beach. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Can't wait to return.
Great First Time Trip To Hawaii
Hawaii First Timer from SLC UT on 06/18/2009 said:
My girlfriend and I stayed at Napili Bay and really loved it. The management was great to work with. It was clean. We stayed upstairs in 209 and it was more updated. Definitely worth paying extra to be on the top floor. The turtles from the porch were awesome. The Napili Bay Beach is wonderful. The location of 109 so close to the beach gate was not the best.
tufa44 from Calgary, Alberta on 06/17/2009 said:
Stayed for 5 nights in June and loved every minute. Can't wait to go back. The condo owners obviously care a great deal about their property and it is in great shape. The welcome basket was a lovely touch as well as the boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. I'm not sure how anyone could have anything negative to say about this property. If you don't like it, go stay at the Ritz. We can't say enough good things about this condo and this location. Top notch!
Had a great time
becky from Victoria BC on 04/24/2009 said:
It was clean and close to everything. (we went downtown everyday) The drive to and from the airport was nice. Very easy place to get to and very safe. Would definitly go back again.
Practically on the Water
trp from Columbus, OH on 04/24/2009 said:
The condo was very comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed. The beach was amazing. Gentle waves and relaxing days. The water is so close, it sounds like you are right on top of it. We loved our stay and had a wonderful time.
enlightened from New York on 04/22/2009 said:
Truthfully, we had stayed there perhaps five times.Thiswas the 2nd in this condo.We always had a perfect record.The day before our last day there was no water for 24 hrs.I would have had to spend the entire next vacation day cleaning.Despite previous record I received a rude enraged e mail from the owner displaying his character.Fortunately he doesnt own the beach so it was quite helpful to realize we could just drive there from Makawao use the God given beach and save a lot of money.If this goes to someone other than him you can send me a reply. Thank you Joan Morris
Relaxing Beach Home
S_Ortiz from Fort Collins, CO on 04/18/2009 said:
We had a fun stay at this condo. It took me a little while to get used to the waves crashing on the beach - this home is that close to the water! It was cute and neat and clean. The bed was a little uncomfortable, but then again, I was 7 months pregnant -so I was generally uncomfortable anyway. We loved our stay, though!
Terrible, we left after one night
wamaui from Tacoma, WA on 04/18/2009 said:
We stayed for the first part of our visit on the second floor, in a room we loved, then moved to 109 due to booking availability. The biggest problem we had with the room was that the bed was incredibly uncomfortable, very hard with springs digging into our backs. We contacted the property manager and condo association president. We let them know of the issue and asked what could be done to help the situation. We offered several solutions, such as an air mattress, changing rooms to a garden view (109 is an ocean view room)and asked to be able to contact the owners. When I was making the arrangements, I was under the impression I had been speaking with the condo owner, but when the problem arose, we discovered he was simply a property manager and very rude to us. Other issues were the screens are not the correct size so the edges gap and allows bugs into the room, the shower seems to be connected to the outside hose/shower/foot rinse area as the shower did not maintain proper temp, ranging from very hot to very cold within seconds, exposed wires, no batteries in the smoke detector, cabinets and drawers falling off hinges. Very poorly maintained room. Not a very private location either. We loved the other room we stayed in, room 207. When the issue was not resolved, we left the next day after moving in and stayed next door at the Napili Surf, which is a wonderful location with the best, most friedly staff we have ever met.
We do acknowledge that the queen bed in the condo has a firm mattress and box spring. We personally tend to prefer a firm mattress; however our current plans include the purchase of a new king size bed with pillow top that will likely be preferred by a greater number of guests. Our most recent purchase was the new sectional sofa and I hope you found it to your liking. We do routinely upgrade the furnishings in the unit.
The louvered windows on the beachfront are original to the building construction. The screens have been replaced and are held in place with small metal retainers. If a retaining clip was loose, the screen could have been pulled away from the frame and only needed to be clipped back in place. Our recent inspection of the windows did not reveal any improperly sized screens.
The beachfront shower and the large ceramic tiled glass-enclosed corner shower unit in the condo have entirely separate water supplies. The very large capacity hot water supply line for the individual units has a return loop to the water heaters, so that hot water is always available within a very few seconds after turning on the valve. A faulty shower mixing valve could conceivably cause the problem you describe. The valve has been checked and found to be working properly.
No exposed wiring was found, unless your reference is to some of the low voltage lighting in the upper part of the display cabinetry. A loose and improperly fastened drawer front on the bathroom vanity base has been fully repaired.
A missing smoke alarm battery is inexcusable under any circumstances. A new battery has been installed and the alarm is now in working order. As Napili Bay owners we are very concerned about fire safety and we do not allow smoking or candles inside of our condo. The entire property is currently being retrofitted with an automatic fire sprinkler system that is above and beyond code requirement for this property.
Don & Jan Nicholas, Owners, Napili Bay Resort 109
Ceil & Stew from Denver & Phoenix on 04/07/2009 said:
This was our third visit to property. We love hearing the crashing waves while sleeping. Although we normally visit before Christmas holidays, we watch hoping to see a whale. Kitchen is furnished with spices and a few necessities. We will request the same unit again; it feels like another home.
NAPILI BAY IS THE BEST!!
THE WHALENS from Carmichael, CA on 04/06/2009 said:
We always enjoy our stay at Napili Bay Condos. Room 109 was very nice, clean and the location was great. The only thing was the bed was a little to firm for us... But other then that is was a complete delight. Looking forward to our next trip to Napili Bay.
don and antonina from sonoma, california on 04/06/2009 said:
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a goodie basket of treats from the homeowner (class act and much appreciated). The unit is well appointed with plenty of storage and a superb location on the best beach on the planet. The raised lanai offers unobstructed views from two very comfortable swivel chairs. We even had a very rare monk seal come hopping up directly in front of 109..she stayed on the beach for almost 8 hours enjoying the sun and sand....what a fantastic treat! We will return to this ideal vacation location soon.
Life in Paradise
Susie B from Chicago, Illinois on 04/04/2009 said:
Corner unit 109 is directly on the beach with lovingly tended verdant flowering plants and coconut palms on the property. From the lanai you see the beautiful soft sandy bay, ocean waves and Molokai. Snorkeling the bay is excellent, often with sea turtle companions. In season, the whales are often seen breeching offshore. The unit is exceptionally clean, light, bright and airy with generous housekeeping supplies and large fluffy towels. The grounds include a detached laundry area and barbeque grills, all surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and flowers. At night, the moonlight on the ocean,the sound of the wind in the palms and the seabreeze closes a day in paradise.
Ultimate Relaxation Getaway
Tintster from San Francisco, California on 04/02/2009 said:
May 2007 was my second stay at Napili Bay Resort. The first time we were in an upstairs condo. Rented this downstairs corner unit (#109) specifically because I was pregnant and didn't want to deal with stairs. Thinking flower bushes in the front of the room might obscure the ocean view, I was pleasantly surprised with expansive, fantastic views from this first floor unit. And it was a great plus to be in a corner unit like this one for added privacy. My husband and I took it easy and had a great relaxing time enjoying the breeze, beach, sun and nearby restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner all within walking distance from the condo. I'd go there again except now that we have a baby, I'd have to look for a unit that will allow more than just 2. Or just the two of us might get away leaving our daughter with grandma for a week of perhaps our third honeymoon.
Ultimate relaxing getaway
Tintster from San Francisco, California on 04/02/2009 said:
May 2007 was my husband and my second stay at Napili Bay Resort. The first time we were in an upstairs condo. Rented this downstairs corner unit (#109) specifically because I was pregnant and didn't want to deal with stairs. Thinking flower bushes in the front of the deck might obscure the ocean view, I was pleasantly surprised with expansive, fantastic views from this first floor unit. And it was a great plus to be in a corner unit like this one for added privacy. My husband and I took it easy and had a great relaxing time enjoying the breeze, beach, sun and nearby restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner all within walking distance from the condo. I'd go there again except now that we have a baby, I'd have to look for a unit that will allow more than just 2. Or just the two of us might get away leaving our daughter with grandma for a week of perhaps our third honeymoon.
Loved the location!
Cindy from Tucson, Arizona on 04/02/2009 said:
After spending 3 nights at a big hotel in Lahaina, we spent our last 4 nights here at the Napili Bay. There was no comparison. We loved the location! The ocean was literally 50' from our lanai. We enjoyed hearing the ocean waves every night as we dozed off and seeing the sunsets and rainbows off our lanai each day. The unit was adequate and we liked having a kitchen which had everything we needed for our occasional meals in. We used the boogie boards which were provided in the room. The only downside in paradise was no air conditioning. It would get warm but we utilized the ceiling fans and kept our windows open. Would definitely stay here again.
joyce from Raleigh,NC on 04/01/2009 said:
This unit is probably the closest to the ocean that you can stay in all of Maui. Outside your lanai is truly paradise. The waves crash over the rocks and the water is warm and inviting. You can snorkel right from the beach or just play in the waves. The condo is perfect for two people and there is a great coffee shop nearby. I don't think there was another place on the whole island that could have been better.
No place better to do nothing
dsmassy from Indianapolis,Indiana on 04/01/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay and spent a lot of time on the beach without doing much at all. It was so easy to go to and from the beach right outside the room/balcony. Our stay was very relaxing and you can't beat this place for this very reasonable price. The only tip I would give is that you might consider getting the 2nd floor rooms instead of the first floor. We got some rather loud folks above us and the floors don't hide normal walking noises at all. But it drives you outside to the beach, which isn't bad at all. Recommended to stay here.
Got Neil? from Encino California on 04/01/2009 said:
Well we wanted to rent a place that was close to the water. Boy, did we get a surprise! We wanted to be close to nature...I didn't realize we would be "in nature." It took some getting use to the first two nights as the waves came crashing down on the beach...I thought we would be washed away before morning!If you want an adventure...this is the place! You will never forget staying here. It certainly leaves an impression!
CAH from Valencia, CA LA area on 04/01/2009 said:
We wrote the following in the owners guest log. "The best 10 days of our lives". Everything was totally positive, beautiful beach, great accommodations for 2, but not for those seeking a"party atmosphere".
Doesn't get any better
Bigdawg from Salem, Oregon on 04/01/2009 said:
This place is truly beachfront. The sound of the waves is terrific to sleep to. Accomodations are clean and very comfortable. Do not under rate the convenience of having your own kitchen and the money that it will save. Our home away from home-truly
Gary from alameda, ca on 05/13/2013 said:
The amenities at the condo were pretty much complete. All the stuff we needed to make our vacation stay care free.The location on Napili Bay could not have been better: about a 30 second walk to the water.
PDXBelizean from Portland, Oregon on 04/18/2013 said:
We had such a wonderful time at Napili Bay Condo #110. It was newly remodeled, very clean and comfortable, and had all the kitchen and beach amenities necessary. Moreover, Napili Bay is in an ideal location on West Maui. From our condo, we had a great view of the beach, Pacific Ocean, and Maui Sunsets, which just made our trip very relaxing and fun. We can't wait to return.
Kris from Prior Lake Minnesota on 04/08/2013 said:
Condo 110 was a wonderful choice for our short stay in Napili. The room was clean with updated furnishings. Everything we needed was at our fingertips from snacks, water, beach towels to kitchen supplies. Our neighbors were helpful and kind. Parking was also great, not an issue at all. We would definitely stay again! A quick walk to the Gazebo and Sea House Restaurants. I miss it already!
Beautiful getaway for two!
Lane & DeAnna from Longview, Washington on 02/15/2013 said:
We enjoyed our three night stay in this fully stocked room! No detail was left undone. Thanks for all the thoughtful amenities , from the plush linens to the beach chairs and cooler on wheels. The location was beautiful and relaxing ! We enjoyed sipping our tea from the lanai, watching the waves roll in and out! The sound of the surf was very pleasant to lull us to sleep and the birds were our early morning wake up reminder! Thanks for the personal touches! We will be back next year and hope to stay longer! The beach really was just a few steps away!
Cheryl from Potland on 02/01/2013 said:
This unit is just steps to the beach. Totally comfortable with lots of space. The bed is ultra comfort and the decor very relaxing. Loved sleeping with the sounds of the ocean to lull you.
Our favourite place
J. Reekie from St. Albert on 01/23/2013 said:
This was our second stay at Napili Bay and our first time at unit 110. For a small studio condo it's surprisingly comfortable. The unit is well equipped with everything you will possibly need, including beachy items (chairs, boogie boards, noodles, towels). We used the common laundry and the machines worked great too. The bed was very comfy and my husband loved the shower. Our only complaint was that for the first two days our next door neighbour's baby was crying and hollering non-stop, from 6:30 am until bed time. We let Lisa know and she was pretty sympathetic and also informed us that they'd be checking out the next day. It did not go well when we confronted the parents directly about it -- in their opinion, there was nothing they could do about it and they were not at all concerned that all their neighbours were totally fed up. There were many kids with parents at the complex when we were there and they were no bother whatsoever, but I do not think it's fair for guests to have to put up with an inconsolable baby. The unit is clean with modern appliances and the common property is clean too. There's a great barbecue and eating area which we used a lot. We will stay there again most definitely because of good proximity to gorgeous beaches and snorkelling, shopping, restaurants and activities.
Will definately return to #110
Dar and Gerry from Oak Harbor, Washington on 11/28/2012 said:
Warm tones, spotlessly clean and neat throughout.Comfy couch and bed. Beach chairs, umbrella, body boards, beach towels and every kitchen appliance and utensil need you could possibly think of. There is absolutly nothing negative we could say about this condo. It was wonderful.
Unit 110 Is amazing!!
Yates Family from Colorado Springs on 10/20/2012 said:
After returning to Napili for many years, this was our first stay in #110 at The Napili Bay Resort. We loved it! This condo is beautifully decorated with updated furnishings and linens. And, it contains everything needed for a super "beach" vacation. There were comfortable beach chairs, thick beach towels, and even a rolling cooler. One of my favorite features at the resort was the outdoor "Ice Hut" with a large ice maker where we could get unlimited ice for our cooler and for my pitchers of Mai Tai's! This complex has plenty of free parking, a shaded BBQ area with tables and gas barbeques, and easy beach access. Sitting on our lanai, we could see the breaking waves which were about 50 feet away. At night we left our shutters open to the cool evening breezes and sound of the surf. Can't wait to return next year for another stay in #110!! Vicki & Pat, Colorado Springs, CO
We had a very relaxing,low stress week in a little piece of para
Anthony from Toronto Canada on 09/09/2012 said:
I researched the condo and its location and was thrilled with our decision. We have been to Oahu and the Big Island on past trips ,but never Maui. My wife and I loved the Big Island because of its natural beauty and because it wasn't overdeveloped. Being on Kaanalapi would have driven both of us nuts. Your location is perfect! I also wish I could have taken your Milo nut tree home with us! #110 was just fine and it was fantastic to feel comfortable with the crossbreeze running through the room. I met Lee briefly, who was very nice and it was obvious that he took pride taking care of all the units. We spent many hours on the beach, doing a few drives around when the sun was high and loved the convenience of Lahaina only 15 minutes away for lunch or dinner...It didn't affect our visit but the one thing we noticed that we found annoying were that a few inconsiderate condo owners permanently kept their beach chairs set up in prime shade areas. Bye the way, we also appreciated having the available beach chairs and coolers.
Were we surprised!!
Mai Tai Queen from Gainesville, GA on 05/31/2012 said:
When we booked this condo we had no idea it was in such a fantastic location. Seconds to the beach and everything within an easy walk. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back to Napili Bay and hopefully to unit 110.
Great Vacation Rental Studio!
Nikki from El Dorado Hills, CA on 05/14/2012 said:
We loved staying at this studio! The decor was very up to date and a gift basket was waiting for us when we arrived. When you walk out on the patio you can see the ocean. Just a few steps away is beautiful Napili beach. We walked to breakfast to the Seahouse and the Gazebo restaurants and we liked that we were farther away from the big resort areas. Very nice place but a little loud since you are on the bottom floor so you can hear your neighbors walking above you. A little noise is worth it for the really good price of this place! Such a deal!! We felt blessed and hope to visit again someday!
Perfect time out
R&R from Sunriver, Oregon on 05/05/2013 said:
We enjoyed the top floor corner unit 201. I found it clean and orderly, being a owner of a cleaning company that is always a biggie for me. Our view was wonderful for people watching, whale watching and sunsets. We were blender to beach in 30 seconds, condo to breakfast, lunch or cocktails walking in 5 minutes to not only one resturant but 2, a very nice grocery store was within 7 minutes in the car, and shopping in 30 minutes. We felt special when we located a welcome basket upon our arrival. We enjoyed the BBQ area with table and chairs near by. This is a place we would concider returning to. My husband enjoyed the week with snorkel and fins, I saw him several times by the color yellow... he enjoyed himself also.
Jason and Michelle from Grand Terrace on 12/21/2012 said:
We had an amazing experience in Napili Bay.. The accomodations exceeded are expectations.. The gift basket was a really nice welcoming touch.. The unit was fully stocked with everything we needed to relax and enjoy our stay.. The bed was amazing and so much so that we just purchased one today..The resort overall was very well kept and quiet.. The aloha spirit is alive and well in Napili Bay.. We saw sea turtles and a monk seal. The beach was clean and very relaxing.. We are looking forward to returning next year.. Thanks for everything Jim.. :)
Great beach location!
Cathy & Dennis from Sidney, BC on 11/27/2012 said:
We loved being so close to the water, even though the waves did get very loud on occasion. We spent a lot of time on the lanai watching the waves and people. The condo was very nice and clean, with a very comfy bed - we might have to go out and buy one just like it! We had a problem with the phone, and it was fixed right away. Our only complaint was the water pressure in the shower - it sometimes went hot or cold on us. We would stay there again.
Excellent Staycation, Perfect Location, Delightful accommodation
Richard & Cheryl from Kahului on 11/06/2012 said:
We had a wonderful time staying in Napili Bay Resort #201. The bed and couches are very comfortable. Having the memory form quality mattress made for a very nice night's sleep listening the the ocean. The lanai had beautiful views of the Molokai and Napili Bay. The high table and chairs on the lanai were the perfect place to enjoy the view with your morning coffee and breakfast. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances you would ever need. The Weber grills in the common area are very convenient to this condo location. We are local residents of Maui and this is now our favorite staycation location.
This condo is in a perfect location-end unit that allows you to
The Jacksons from Honolulu/Placentia,CA on 10/01/2012 said:
The view from this unit is beautiful; easy access to the beach, bbq area, parking. Loved hearing the waves at night. Having the jalousie windows allows for a great cross breeze along with the overhead fan and we never felt uncomfortable without a/c. We enjoyed meals on the lanai--couldn't get enough of the view and beach. Beach is great for families and snorkeling, too. The owners provided boogie boards, beach chairs/towels; a binder with info about the area, menus from restaurants and recommendations; and were very welcoming to us. The condo is not spacious, but it provides everything and we weren't in the condo much because when we were there, we were on the lanai. We would absolutely rent this condo again!
Perfect Little Corner Unit
DKBush from Toronto, Canada on 09/09/2012 said:
We stayed at Napili Bay 201 for the second half of our honeymoon after staying on Kauai at the Koa Kea boutique resort. The intention was to "splurge" on Koa Kea and then balance it out with a cheaper condo rental. Don't get me wrong, Koa Kea was amazing, but we honestly enjoyed our time at Nb201 just as much (albeit for different reasons). When picking our "affordable" condo rental, something that was right on a good beach was a must, as well as an updated interior with newer furniture, kitchen & bathroom not like sooo many other condos in the area that seem to be straight from 1972. We were completely satisfied with how it looked inside and we were very comfortable. Everything including the lighting has been updated which can be dimmed to set the mood. I'm not saying everything was brand new and top-of-the-line but it was definitely to the level of a typical modern middle class home or better. The beach was perfect; not too busy, lots of fish, some turtles and even a few eels to see while snorkling, and a fantastic view of the sunset as it sets over the island of Mokolai every night that we enjoyed from the balcony. There is a nice restaurant right on the beach, and I was able to walk 15mins to a very nice golf course one morning (Kapalua Bay). Overall, nothing bad to say about this place. Don't hesitate to book it! -D&K; age 29 from Toronto, Canada
Awesome view and location
Robert from Rocklin on 08/03/2012 said:
The star rating does not do justice to this unit. A 3-star equals "averageâ and a 4-star equals "very goodâ. It was neither, it was just good. It does not rate "very goodâ because of the fact that the unit was very cramped with furniture, the shower/bath was dated, the bed spread a bit "whew" and dark. On the other hand it had everything you could think of in terms of gadgets such as Wi-Fi, i-pod docking station, flat screen TV (we only used once)books,games,video's and Dvd's. Most importantly it had beach chairs, but unfortunately no beach umbrella. The towels were adequate, the utensils and dishes were more than that. However the location was spectacular. We felt we got our money's worth, but I would not pay more than "special low season prices.
Mahalo for your review and comments on my beachfront condo.
It is a studio condo and difficult to put a large and luxurious California King Bed along with a Plush and Comfortable L-Shaped Sofa for 2 in a smaller space. You may want to rent a 1 bedroom for your next stay and we have some great ones at the Kaleialoha and Nohonani resorts..
I am glad that you liked the Free Wi-Fi and HD TV that is kept hidden behind the Custom Maple Cabinetry that was specifically designed to fit the condo. I am also pleased that you liked the fully stocked custom kitchen that again was designed for a small space.
I no longer stock beach umbrellas because they can blow out to sea due to the constant and cool trade winds that blow through Napili. Please do take advantage of the great big tree right in front of the resort where our local resident manager Lee has trimmed to look and work like a big umbrella. It's the best shady spot on Napili Bay Beach.
A new bedspread has arrived and I'll have both my local contact and my cleaning company continuing to keep a close watch and make sure everything is in order. I don't know what you mean by "whew" but it would have been nice if you had contacted either my local contact or my cleaning company to rectify any and all issues that you had. They are available and glad to help anytime via the phone numbers provided in the condo and in your check-in details.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort Condos 201 & 217
Perfect Location ~ Perfect Condo!
Cynthia & John from PA on 06/07/2012 said:
Our stay couldn't have been better! We chose Condo 201 because of its corner location facing the bay and its lovely furnishings ~ and everything was perfect. (Thanks so much for the gift basket!) Napili Bay is a little piece of heaven with its turquoise waters, amazing "honu" and tidal pools. The condo was spotless, well appointed and had everything we needed. Our plan was to snorkle, swim, walk and eat lots of good food. Napili Bay is a great location ~ it was a quick drive to great restaurants in Lahaina, Kapalua and Kaanapali, and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this low-rise community and the Gazebo and Sea House restaurants at either end of the bay. Can't wait for our next visit to Condo 201 and Napili Bay!
Feet away from the water!
dennisdster from La Mesa, CA on 05/27/2012 said:
Condo 201, in our minds, has the best location in the resort: corner room and upstairs, and literally just a few feet away from the sand. It was stocked with everything imaginable, and the gift basket from the owner included coffee, macadamia nut chocolates and cookies, and more. Ideal location for those who want to get away from the crowds at Waikiki, plus great snorkeling and restaurants within walking distance. We will return soon!
Paradise found ...
Suzan from Santa Rosa, CA on 04/24/2012 said:
From the pre-arrival organization, including directions from the airport, to arriving at the clean, comfortably furnished, ocean-front condo, complete with open air breezes and the sweet welcome gift, staying at this condo was paradise. The location couldn't be better! The view from the balcony is phenomenal ... the beach was perfect ... the quick beach walk to the Gazebo for breakfast or the Sea House for happy hour a huge bonus! Will return in the future!
beautiful,self-contained unit on the beach.
Dave from Grand Rapids on 01/18/2012 said:
The unit is equipped with all the basic needs including beach chairs and boogie boards. A basic kitchen with dishwasher and coffee maker makes for easy beach front living. Beautiful grounds and a short walk to a wonderful restaurant on the beach. A great lanai with table and chairs for relaxing.Comfortably furnished with a wonderful bed.A short walk to a local convenience store. Would definitely return...loved the beach; great snorkeling and turtle watching!
Beautiful location and great conod
T&S from Coquitlam on 11/18/2011 said:
We stayed at this condo for a week in November 2011 and it was excellent. Location to the beach is seconds away and the condo is weell appointed and met all our needs.
perfect spot to relax
L.J. from San Marcos, CA on 08/28/2011 said:
I loved my stay in Unit 201; well equipped and clean; loved listening to the waves and snorkeling off the beautiful beach. I hope to return and do it all over again!
JimH from Nashville, TN on 06/30/2011 said:
If you are looking for the perfect get-away in Maui, look no further. Condo 201 is a corner unit with a great view, updated furniture, wireless internet, and everything else you need (boogie boards, beach chairs, full kitchen, etc) for an amazing vacation in paradise. The owner provides great communications throughout.
Not the best choice for us
atronslin from Bend, Oregon on 06/23/2011 said:
This was our 4th trip to Maui. We've stayed at another condo on the same beach, but it wasn't available. We preferred it. This unit is partially very good, partially not so good. Right on the beach, and yeah, the waves are incredibly loud! Beach activity starts by 7 a.m. The condo BBQ area got noisy on some nights. The lanai now has a view straight through the next condo building to the north because of landscape work done while we were staying there, but there's no privacy on the lanai anyway because of the beach. Excellent linens & mattress, kitchen equipment very mixed. I did some extra cleaning. The furnishings were too dark for me, and I would have liked a dining table rather than just a coffee table.
Thank you for your review and I am disappointed that my beachfront condo didn't meet your needs.
Please keep in mind that the landscaping work only temporarily opens up the view to the condo complex (Napili Sunset) located north and behind the Napili Bay Resort. The banana trees grow back very quickly - in weeks!
Because my condo is a corner top floor condo, it has a view to the north as well as to the west. See the 5th view photo on the Aloha Condos website (http://www.alohacondos.com/assets/photos/unit227/medium/1view5.jpg) to see this view looking directly north (the condo lanai faces west) and you'll see the landscaping and the resort behind.
We have staff available 24x7 every day of the year if you have any problems with missing kitchen equipment or cleaning. I encourage all of my guests to make use of these services, and I provide a phone number in the check-in materials as well as inside of the condo.
Again, thank you for your review.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort, Condos 201 & 217
Simply an amazing experience
Alan Howarth from Vancouver, BC on 05/30/2011 said:
Absolutely wonderful condo, right on the beach ... a fabulous view of the bay. We spent many an evening on the lanai having dinner and drinks thereafter. The condo also had one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on; something I appreciated as I have a bad back ... I slept like a baby. If you are a light sleeper you may wish to bring/purchase ear plugs. Additinally they have everything you need there (they supply everything from beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs) ... the snorkeling in the area was a highlight; there is a Snorkel Bob's around the corner if you don't own any gear for dollars a day.
Eric from Vancouver Washington on 04/27/2011 said:
Awesome place to stay. Would return any chance I have in the future.Very relaxing!
Dave from Grand Rapids, Mi on 12/06/2010 said:
The location is perfect for a beach vacation. Close to golf also. The facility is first rate and well maintained. This unit is up to date, spacious, and furnished with nice amenities. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in and the waves lapping up just outside your front porch made for a very relaxing experience. I would highly recommend this unit but I'm afraid if I do there won't be room for me when I come back
Great time in Napili Bay
Mpkcivil from Modesto, CA on 10/14/2010 said:
My wife and I went to the Napili Bay and had a great time. The beach was really nice, snorkeling was awesome, grocery stores and restaurants close by. This condo was exactly as the pictures showed and deserves the great reviews.
Best condo--steps from the surf
San Francisco Swimmer from San Francisco on 07/12/2010 said:
Pros: Best condo on beautiful Napili cove--nice understated tropical decor with wooden louvered shutters to let in the trade winds. Owners provided a deluxe basket of fruit and chocolate when we arrived. Very well-equipped kitchen with everything provided to bbq on the gas grill and dine on the lanai with a spectacular view of Molakai. Condo is economical on space, yet there was plenty of storage, a king bed with luxury linens, and an L-shaped sofa big enough for both of us to stretch out with our books in the evening, Perfect for anyone who wants to be steps away from the beach--you'll hear the surf in your dreams which we loved. I went swimming twice a day and it was so convenient to practically step out of the ocean and into the condo. Cons: None unless you are super noise sensitive. Walls are thick, but you will hear your neighbors on the lanai and the surf at night. Suggestions: Can't think of anything to make this condo better. Maybe a tea pot to go with the tea kettle? Really, evrerything was lovely.
Jim & Susie from Portland, OR on 07/09/2010 said:
Wonderful treasure of a place. Incredible view and access to beach. Close enough to Lahaina. Check out the coastal trail that starts just about a half mile north. No complaints at all.
Amazing Little Slice of Paradise
Marc from San Diego on 05/12/2010 said:
We stayed in unit 201 for 11 days in late April-early May and simply cannot say enough great things about it. The view is spectacular from the private lanai - a view across to Molokai, perfect sunsets, etc. The beach is right there below, just walk out the door, down the stairs and there you are. The beach where the condo is located is great for swimming and sunning and relaxing. If you like snorkeling better, the cove to the left (across the rocks) and the first beach to the right (go through the resort on the point to the right) are both fantastic. As for the condo itself, it is nicely decorated, the bed is large and comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. There is a decent grocery store in Napili Plaza 5 minutes drive away. My girlfriend and I had the time of our lives - this place is simply magic. The price is very affordable too, not cheap but much less than a Lahaina/Kaanapali hotel/resort and the experience of being in your own condo is MUCH better than what you'd experience in a hotel. I have been to Maui several times, and this was by far the most enjoyable place I have ever stayed. One reviewer said that the waves were loud at night, which is true but you kindof tune it out pretty quickly. Maybe because of all the fun we were having, we had no problem sleeping and found the sounds of the waves very relaxing in no time at all. Anyway, trust me, this place is fantastic.
Napili Bay Unit 201 is No Ka Oi
soprisorbust from Colorado on 04/12/2010 said:
25 or so years ago, I lived in Maui and had to drop off a car in Napili to what I think was this unit. I remember standing on the lanai thinking that this was the best location in all of Maui. When I decided to return to Maui this spring, I used Google Earth and the web to track down this unit and the owner. I am very glad that I did. The unit is well equipped with everything that one needs for an extended stay- complete full-sized kitchen (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher) and kitchenware (even a rice cooker), boogie boards, beach towels, very comfy beach chairs, sofa, king bed, and a pile of movies. The unit is simple but has everything and it all is in excellent condition. In my opinion, this second- floor corner unit is the best location on Napili Bay. You can sit on the lanai and watch the people on the beach and have dinner while watching the sunset between Molokai and Lanai. I used to own a rental in Hawaii and know the commitment that it takes to keep a unit up to date and this owner has done an excellent job. I found Aloha Condos to be very professional and attentive with a good website with lots of info. This condo is literally on the beach, one could not get this project approved in this location today. I love Napili Bay. There is surf, snorkeling, and good beachfront restaurants on each end of the beach. The area buildings are a reasonable scale and the entire vibe of the area is old-school Maui. The nearby Napili Kai Resort has a Wednesday concert series with the best slack key guitarists in Hawaii. In terms of cautions, the sound of the surf is wonderful and relaxing to me. If you are not comfortable with the noise, this may not be the unit for you. Once again, this unit is literally on the beach. Beach goers make noise and that starts about 8 am. The unit is a studio so there is no bedroom to use as a getaway. Not friendly for disabled visitors. I will definitely return and recommend this unit to friends.
The Napili Bay
Kideol from Toronto, Canada on 03/25/2010 said:
How lovely to arrive wiht a most beautiful welcome basket of goodies. Upon opening the door; to first hear the crash of the ocean and then see the true and spectacular beauty of Napili Bay; the ocean, the beach and the sunset....truly spectacular! The accommodations were just perfect on such a lovely bay and oceanfront! Quiet and lovely just perfect for our needs!
A Peaceful, Quiet, Beautiful Location
jastremel from Denver, CO on 11/04/2009 said:
Napili is a wonderful little oasis in the western resorts of Maui. Napili Bay Resort, #201 was a great location -- right on one of the best little beaches in the area. You can hear the waves all day and night long. The studio was small, but immaculately clean and had everything we needed. The king-size bed was great -- very comfortable. We did a lot of cooking using the BBQ in the common area -- it was a great way to meet people and they were very nice. Thanks for a great stay!
Our experience was better than we imagined it to be.
gcdc from somers, ct on 10/30/2009 said:
We stayed in Unit 201 for 12 days. It met our expectations and then some. The onsite manager kept the grounds very clean. Jim the owner was helpful and answered all the questions we had prior to our arrival and afterards. I still hear the swooshing of the waves of the clear blue water. Unit 201 had the best ocean front view. It also had the most privacy of all units. Most of our time was spent on the lanai watching the beautiful sunsets. The condo was equipped with everything you could think. There was even a small cooler to use for day trips. The mattress was very comfortable. Location couldn't have been better, we discovered a coastal hiking trail within walking distance of the condo. Although there was no air conditioning, we found it to be comfortable with the fans and the ocean breezes. Would highly recommend it to all our family and friends.
Napili Bay Resort condo 201
D & S from Canada on 10/15/2009 said:
We looked forward to this trip and were excited to find a reasonably priced condo right on the beach. Communication between the condo owner and us was really good and we had no trouble finding or getting into the condo late at night when we arrived. The home was just what we expected having seen photos on the internet. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were especially surprised and pleased to find an ipod dock in the room to charge our ipod and itouch. Some of the issues we had were that the unit was very tidy and 'surface' clean...it really could have used a thorough cleaning as it was somewhat grubby. The king sized bed needs a new mattress as it is very sloped on the side closest to the bathroom and this was hard on my back and made sleeping difficult. So, it wasn't restful sleeping there. The location and Napili Beach is wonderful. There were a couple of times that I would have appreciated someone in the 'office' to get some service...but, there's no office or obvious way to reach a manager for the complex. This was a bit frustrating. The bed alone would prevent me from renting this condo again. We thought we would 'love' the sound of the surf lulling us to sleep, however, the surf was bigger than usual (the locals said) and very loud....crashing and roaring all night which also interrupted and affected our sleep. Otherwise, it was a nice stay. Thank you.
Mahalo for your review on my beachfront condo in Maui. This is the first negative review I've received so I felt it was important that I personally review your concerns.
Your review notes that the condo needed a thorough cleaning so I've made my local contact and cleaning company aware of your disappointment - but first thought I'd check out the condo myself before letting them know.
When I first arrived in Maui there were guests already in my condo, so I asked them if felt the same way as you and they said absolutely not. They were surprised that a previous guest party had not felt the condo was thoroughly cleaned.
After the guests left I did an inspection and again didn't find the condo to be dirty "behind the surface". Of course my cleaners are now on alert and my local contact will continue to check their work after every cleaning.
Your comment on the bed mattress surprised me and I am sorry that you had trouble sleeping. I have installed 10 of these same high quality mattresses in all of my vacation rentals in Hawaii and have never had a negative comment since I put them in 2 years ago. The brand is Bergad and they are high-end Isoform Visoelastic mattresses. I've found them to be better than the Tempur-Pedic mattresses that I used to use because not only are they more comfortable, they are much cooler. I've had at least 20 comments from my guests raving about how they had never slept on a better surface and I love sleeping on them myself.
Based on your comment about sloping, I just replaced the box springs. The old ones were built for a spring-type mattress and the new ones are specifically made for Bergad-type mattresses.
You had mentioned that you needed to reach somebody for service but you never tried to reach my local contact or cleaner during your stay. Their phone numbers are included in the check-in materials as well as inside of the condo and they are available 24 hours a day. It would have been nice to have been able to give them the opportunity to resolve the issue(s) that frustrated you during your stay.
Lastly, this beachfront condo is 35 feet from the ocean. You would land in sand if you jumped off the lanai. The sound, smell, sights and feeling of being by the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean is why this condo is so popular. If you don't want to have this direct beachfront experience, I own condo 217 and would recommend this lovely beach view condo as a better choice for any future stay with us.
Again, thank you for your comments.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort Condo 201
Turtles, Amazing View, Lovely, Quaint, Fun, Beautiful, Romantic
Carrie Cimperman from Murrieta, CA on 10/09/2009 said:
We loved the view, the close proximity to the beach, literally the condo is on the sand, on the beach! For our first trip to Maui, a condo is perfect with all the amenities, to cook breakfast and/or lunch, order in pizza...it was great. I forgot to pack a beach bag, but in the gift basket we received, there was one~plus delicious fresh fruit and goodies!! We walked up to the restaurant on the beach and had the best "award winning poke nachos"!!! Snorkeling with turtles everyday, wasn't so bad!!! We didn't need anymore room that what we had, you spend so much time at the beach or out adventuring anyway, it was perfect. The only thing I would complain about is that we could have stayed 2 weeks, one wasn't enough to enjoy the island. Next time I will stay longer!!
Hope to go back every year
StaceyM from Irvine, CA on 10/07/2009 said:
Unit 201 at Napili Bay is a dream. You couldn't be closer to the water and the views are amazing. You can see the islands of Lanai and Molokai from the condo, not to mention the lovely stretch of soft sand and blue water right in front of you. The mattress was the best I've ever slept on, one of those visco-elastic memory foam beds. It's also a king size bed, which for some reason is hard to find in a studio condo out there. We swam with turtles every day. The best way to do that from the condo, by the way, is to walk left at the beach and follow the little footpath over the lava rocks to the small, protected bay on the other side (you'll pass the Gazebo restaurant). There are a couple easy entry spots, you'll see people getting in and out of the water, just follow them. The only "con" I can think of about this place is the constant sound of waves hitting the shore, 24/7, day and night. That's really nothing to complain about, I know, but I'm a light sleeper and we had to keep the windows open (it was August), and the waves really can seem noisy in the middle of the night. But that said, I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Can't wait to go back. P.S. For anyone who cares, I did not see a single bug in the condo.
I'll be back.
Doug Miyaki from Silicon Valley, CA on 06/25/2009 said:
This end unit (north) provides a more panoramic view of the beach from the lanai. And 2nd floor adds more privacy as neighbor condos cannot see down into your space. Nice beach for kids. Waves were large enough to have fun without looking dangerous. The beach chairs provided came in handy. Shaded outdoor cooking area was a nice addition to the full kitchen inside (with blender, toaster, etc). Onsite manager (Lee) and cleaning staff were pleasant and kept things neat. No problems with pests.
Aloha! from Lake Oswego, Oregon on 06/22/2009 said:
What a lovely vacation! Napili Bay Resort Condo 201 had all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay. However, the best feature of all was right outside the balcony.....beautiful Napili Bay. Going to sleep to the sound of the waves meeting the shore was heaven and the sea turtles were right on schedule every day around 4 PM near the rocks to the left as you face the ocean. Mahalo
gb15 from pittsburgh,pa on 05/19/2009 said:
excellent place! first time vacation home renter, and we were not disappointed. the condo was exactly as described by the owner and there were no surprises, other than the gift basket which we enjoyed to the fullest! we would definitely recommend this property to everyone, its right on the beach, exactly 12 steps down the stairs to the sand. condo had everything, beach chairs, beach towels, and an unbeatable view of the pacific ocean. you cant beat being woken up in the morning by waves crashing onto the beach. perfectly awesome vacation!
A perfect Vacation
Jesse from Windsor, Colorado on 04/28/2009 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and must say that it lived up to our expectations due in large part to the Napili Bay Resort. Everything was clean and ready for us when we got there and the location to the beach was awesome. We can't complain about anything and will definitely consider staying in condo 201 again.
It doesn't get any better
SurfAllDay from Torrance, California on 04/24/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort Condo 201 is breathtaking. From the well appointed kitchen, to the amazingly comfortable bed, and of course the patio that looks out into the most beautiful bay in Maui. We hired a masseuse for a massage on the patio-quite an experience! I'd highly recommend it. We toured the entire island and can unequivocally say that Napili Bay is the most beautiful bay on the entire island, and the condo is right on the beach! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful property with us!
Relaxation in Paradise!
Stacy from New Mexico on 04/24/2009 said:
My stay in Unit 201 was my third stay at Napili Bay Condo's and I would have to say that although each of the units that I have stayed in were wonderful, Unit 201 was the best because of the upper level, corner location. This unit is beautifully furnished, equipped with everything you will need and nice patio furniture on the lanai to enjoy the breathtaking views. The only con with this unit would be if you had any physical issues that would make it difficult to get your luggage up the stairs. This complex is located on the best beach in Maui, the grounds are immaculate and the feel is relaxed. It is a short driving distance to lots of shopping and dining options, quite a few within walking distance.There may be some noise from the beach (because it is literally right below the lanai!), but being on the second floor helps to buffer it. Do not hesitate to rent this unit. If you are headed to Maui for the beach, the scenery and relaxation, you will not be disappointed!
should have kept secret
domlrin from Blairsville, Pa on 04/24/2009 said:
Maui is amazing, staying here made the vaction awesome. Out of the way, but close enough to everything. Napili Bay itself is incredible, and the Napili Bay property was the best and perfect compliment.
Amazing and relaxing
Galute from Santa Barbara, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
This condo has incredible views, overlooks a stunning beach, and was well equipped and very clean. The sound of the surf at night was restful. It is a short walk down the beach to the Sea House Restaurant, one of my favorites. It is also a 10 minute drive to Lahaina and Kaanapali, where there is shopping galore. The snorkeling is superb in Napili Bay, and even better a short walk north at Kapalua Bay. The condo is small, but cozy and extremely romantic for 2. I highly recommend this condo, which has the best views in the development.
Perfect oceanfront holiday
sunblock 40 from North Vancouver, B.C., Canada on 04/23/2009 said:
If you're looking for a perfect swimming and snorkeling beach away from fast food restaurants and all the bustle of Kihei, then Napili Bay is where you want to be. Napili Bay condos are completely self-contained, safe, quiet and right on the best part of the bay. There's even a large tree on the beach for shade. A few great restaurants are within walking distance, if you feel you need a break from cooking. And spending time on the beach is a great way to meet your neighbours. Barbecues out back are super convenient, along with the laundry facilities and parking. I wouldn't stay anywhere else on Maui. It's the perfect oceanfront holiday.
Great Honeymoon in Paradise
Chirs H from Lansing, Michigan on 04/23/2009 said:
We spent 5 days in this beautiful condo overlooking Napili Bay. The sounds of the surf crashing on the shore as you sleep reminds you how close you are to the beautiful sandy beach at Napili Bay. We enjoyed being able to prepare our own food and eat it on the Lanai and watching the people on the beach. Napili Bay is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places on earth and I can't wait to come back again. I would choose this condo again because of the location on Napili Bay, the great accomodations and decor and because of the wonderful hospitality and personal touches that Jim will have waiting for you when you arrive. We made good use of our gift basket and we found the information that Jim left in the condo for places to eat, and what to see in the area very helpful for our stay. Thanks Jim.
David from New Zealand on 04/23/2009 said:
My wife and I have stayed in unit 201 ,Napili Bay on several occasions. It is an upstairs studio style condominium and is right on the beach. The facilities are all excellent, and being right on the beach, the views are superb. We enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the beach, and the excellent swimming so close at hand. Owner Jim Dornfeld is a pleasure to deal with. Jim also manages other units in the complex, and his systems are sensible and efficient. It goes without saying, that having stayed in 201 many times, we are delighted with it, and pleased to recommend it to others.
misan from Northern California on 04/23/2009 said:
My husband and I were truly delighted with our stay! It was the perfect relaxing place with a beautiful view of Napili Bay. The home was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed - including a small ice chest to take to the beach! Beach chairs, a bar-b-que pit, kitchen utensils, internet - all we provided were the snacks and swimsuits. You will enjoy your vacation time spent in this lovely home.
How I fell in love with Napili Bay 201!
Lucky Lady from Spokane, Washington on 04/23/2009 said:
I had waited 20 yrs. to visit Hawaii! I had explained to the travel agent that it would be my first trip to Hawaii with my husband and wanted something reasonably priced and on the water! They pointed me directly to "The Napili Bay" condo 101. I then read about it in Frommers. It turned out to be truly a dream come true for me when we stayed in this condo. My husband and I spent a week enjoying the view, the sun, the laid back atmosphere, the dinner on the deck watching the sunset! It was perfect! I would reccomend this condo to anyone.
What a Wonderful Week!
D & T from Vancouver, B.C. on 04/19/2009 said:
My girlfriend and I spent our 7th anniversary in #201 and it was everything we had hoped for and more! This was our first trip to Maui and we didn't want to stay in a busy hotel. We wanted somewhere on a swimming beach that was romantic but still have easy access to shopping and dinners out. The condo is perfectly located. It's on the best bay on Maui - beautiful sunsets, clear water for swimming & snorkelling, resident turtles, and only a few feet from breakfast every morning to the sand. An easy drive to Lahaina and the condo itself is well equipped, very clean, great decor and the sound of the ocean was wonderful to listen to every night. The welcome basket was a great touch! Evenings are very quiet and perfect for romantic moonlit walks along an empty beach. This is a unit that all you have to do is show up with your flip flops and your bathing suit and you're set. Can't wait to book again!
Wonderful vacation at Napili Bay
Wolverine from Warren, Michigan on 04/07/2009 said:
My wife and I had a trully memorable vacation last March 2008 (we wish were there right now). Room 201 at the Napili Bay was excellent. Perfect views, right on the beach (which was one of the nicest beaches overall we found on Maui. The room was perfect for the two of us. The room was stocked with conduiments which was unexpected and allowed us to enjoy some nice meals right on our lanei overlooking the beach and Napili Bay. The weather was perfect during our stay in March. The sound of the waves at night was wonderful. The Napili Bay, especially Room 201, is highly recommended. This was our first trip to Hawaii (hopefully not our last) and it was fantastic.
Greg from Hermosa Beach, CA on 04/05/2009 said:
The perfect spot, great views of the sunsets and so convenient. Everything was comfortable and very nice.
jenine from St. Louis, MO on 04/05/2009 said:
Beautiful beach without the crowds...condo is in a lovely little corner spot with a kitchen, king bed, and cute little lanai (from which you can see Lanai and beautiful sunsets)...Perfect location for going to Lahaina or to other beaches nearby, and not so touristy as the high rises. Several restaurants just a walk down the sand, including at an exclusive resort nearby.
Our Little Paradise - Napili Bay - 201
S & J Dunlap-Haynes from Casa Grande, Arizona on 04/05/2009 said:
Loved this place. Napili Bay is a very beautiful area of Maui. Less commercial and very relaxed. Napili Bay - 201 was the ideal place to stay for our Honeymoon. The condo is perfect. Very private and clean. We had everything we needed. The sunsets from the lanai are breathtaking. The owner, Jim, was very kind and responsive to our needs. We had planned to return for our first anniversary but went to Kauai instead. Too our regret...all we said the entire time in Kauai is "we should have returned to Napili Bay". Neeedless to say all future anniversaries will be at Napili Bay 201 for as long as Jim will have us!! Enjoy this beautiful place!!!
Bob & Mary from Colorado on 04/04/2009 said:
We had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks here in May. Everything you need for a great vacation is provided...beach chairs and towels, a cooler and a fully equiped kitchen. The best beach in Maui is steps away with a wonderful cove to snorkel in. We spent almost every evening enjoying the sunset from our lanai. Between the full kitchen and the community grilling area, we had the best oceanfront dining each evening. The views from this corner second floor are unbelievable and the sounds of the palm trees outside are very soothing! We had a wonderful time and would recommend this unit highly.
Ocean front dining
Bob & Mary from Colorado on 04/04/2009 said:
We spent two weeks here.We've been to Maui several times but this is by far one of the best places to stay. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is provided..beach chairs,towels & a cooler! The best beach in Maui is steps away with a wonderful cove to snorkel in. This unit is all about location, location, location! It's well appointed and with a full kitchen and community grilling area we found that most nights we would grill out, bring it back to our lanai and enjoy the best ocean front dining on the island! It was wonderful to sit back and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail without ever leaving "home". It's a great unit and being on the corner of the second floor the views are unbelievable. We definately recommend this unit..it has it all!
Great Place...rooms and view perfect
Michael and Susan from San Jose, California on 04/02/2009 said:
We stayed there after having visited Napili Bay in the past. We were impressed by the on line registration and videos that showed excactly what the room and views looked like from the apartment itself. The place was clean and the grounds were immaculate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and used the BBQ situated in the shady back area. We enjoyed the beach and also the availability of a fine restaurant (s) within walking distance and a convenience store for various items and the daily newspaper. We recommended it highlyto several friends.
Great worry free time
Yvonne from Calgary, AB on 04/02/2009 said:
As I found and booked this property online I wondered how accurate the descriptions were until we arrived. It was very accurate and there was no surprises other than a nice welcome gift in the room. The property sitting on the beach allowed a number of activities for young and older participants. We watched whales drinking coffee in the morning on the lanai, playing on the beach, snorkeling in the wonderful bay accompanied by the resident turtles and catching as much sun as possible. We enjoyed cooking ourselves when we wanted in a well equipped kitchen although we have visited 2 restaurants easily accessible in neighboring resorts. There is a plaza close by to allow groceries shopping, renting snorkeling equipment, booking activities etc. We appreciated all information provided by the owners where to go, what to do, where to eat out. We did quite a lot of exploring of Maui but would likely be perfectly happy just to stay and rest on "our beach". We liked the unit perfect for 2 people- it was clean, well maintained - we were very comfortable after the first night that surprised us by the sound of ocean's waves and palm's "talking" in the wind. Overall it was one of the best vacation ever. I can wait to go back there.
Great worry-free holidays
Yvonne from Calgary, AB on 04/01/2009 said:
I found and rented this property on line hence until we arrived I did worry how different the true experience will be. To my surprise it wasn't. The property's location so close to the ocean allowed morning whale watching sessions from unit's balcony drinking the first coffee, not worrying about putting the shoes on to get to the beach. The beach is great, and snorkeling in the bay easy. I loved the ability to cook in the unit although there are easily accessible 2 restaurants on both sides of the condo unit in the neighboring resorts. There is a number of stores close by to buy groceries, rent the snorkeling equipment, book activities. There was a number of suggestions what to do, where to go provided by the unit owners that was appreciated. The unit was clean, well maintained and equipped. We missed nothing and were comfortable after the first night of surprising sounds of the ocean's waves accompanied by the wind. Overall it was one of the best vacation experiences I had. We are planning to go back!
peaceful,relaxing get away
Page from Simi Valley,Ca on 04/01/2009 said:
We liked the ocean being so close. The ocean sounds were very peaceful at night. It is quiet and relaxing and was very comfortable. It had everything we needed for a nice get away.
Karen from Oxnard, Ca on 04/01/2009 said:
The location on the beach can't be beat. The ocean and short beach right outside the door was so convenient. Checking the waves from the balcony made it easy to decide to swim or snorkel. The second floor was a plus because we left the windows and screen door open all night and felt the cool breezes. The room is small and cozy, but big enough for 2. The pub set on the balcony made for a great happy hour each sunset. Napili is one of our favorite beaches in Hawaii.
A Perfect Anniversary!
Craig & Susan from San Francisco Bay Area on 04/01/2009 said:
What a wonderful spot to spend our 20th Anniversary. The view was breathtaking. The beach quite. The kitchen well stocked. The location far enough from Kanapli and Lahina to feel private, yet close enough so you can drop in for lunch, dinner or shopping when you feel the need.
Jan C from Chicago, IL on 04/01/2009 said:
I read about Napili Bay in a newspaper article about inexpensive winter getaways. Not only was it inexpensive, but the condo is quiet, well-equipped and perfectly located for a relaxing and scenic retreat. It is close to restaurants, shopping and any kind of recreation that you would want to experience. It was the first time that my husband had been to Maui, and we had such a wonderful time, that we revisited a year later. Though on our revisit we did not stay at Napili Bay, we wished that we had.
honeymooner from New Haven, CT on 03/31/2009 said:
We stayed here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. The condo is fairly small but very functional and clean. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves 20 feet away was awesome.
3 times return guests from santa barbara on 05/10/2012 said:
the condo is great, the location the best on Napili and all of Maui... the new shower and kitchen are super... the only thing I can mention as needed is a cleaning of the green carpet, it did not look or feel fresh.
Sue from Illinois on 10/07/2011 said:
The condo is nice, clean, and well situated and the view was beautiful. Drawbacks were that it didn't have air conditioning, it was noisy place, and the bed was not comfortable. You could hear the neighbors next door and the waves were very, very loud. You pay to be close to the beach and for the amazing view so overall it was well worth it. It also had beach towels, beach chairs, and nice bogey boards to use.
Relaxation to the 10th degree.
Johnny B. from Oakland, California on 09/30/2011 said:
This is the second time we stayed at the Napili Bay, and it was simply fantastic. First of all, Napili Bay is a great location. And the Napili Bay resort suits our needs and tastes perfectly. So close to the water, the lapping waves provided a soothing soundtrack for our vacation. We seriously can't wait to go back.
Jim & Melissa from Oregon City, OR on 09/23/2011 said:
We are Definately repeat customers! We loved everything about this condo unit.
Awesome!! Heaven on Earth!
Sandy from Laguna Beach from Laguna Beach on 09/17/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed in this lovely home for 3 nights. We loved the location, the view of course! We live in Laguna Beach so we know beauitful beaches and this rates up there as one of the top ones we have stayed at. The price was very reasonable for the location. We especially loved the shower and all the upgrades. Can't wait until we can return!
A Little Piece of Paradise
A Piece olf Paradise from Claremont, Ca on 07/24/2011 said:
This is the third year in a row that we have stayed at Napili Bay Resort Room 203 and we love it. We like to end our vacation here after two weeks of fun and family. We just relax and enjoy the beauty of the bay, the turtles, and being in the water.
Clean and quiet
Jessup Family from Beavercreek, OR on 05/02/2011 said:
Bed was very comfortable. Condo unit was quiet. Would like to have had more than 4 towels/wash cloths for an 8 night stay, also another roll of toilet paper would have been nice (3 extra instead of 2). Would set timer on coffee maker night before, just to find it had turned itself off during the night. Over all, the condo was clean and quiet. Thank you for the fruit basket, nice welcome.
Great location and facility
T.M. from Oregon on 11/05/2010 said:
The condo is well taken care of, well appointed, excellently located. The check-in/check-out process was great -- so easy and convenient. We would absolutely stay in this condo again.
our first Hawaiian vacation
Barry Diguilio from Puyallup, Wa on 09/27/2010 said:
The sofa had no support on the bottom, so you could not sit on it comfortblely. You had to put something under the cushion to sit on it. We also found ants on the balconey. We also thought the room was to cluttered with furniture.
Andrew from Pleasanton on 08/16/2010 said:
We had our second visit to Napili bay and it was better than the first. We loved it, and cant wait for our next visit.
Ginny and Kevin from Boise, Idaho on 07/24/2010 said:
It was the most amazingly wonderful vacation we've ever experienced. The lovely condo, furnished with everything we needed, was right on the beach with easy access to the ocean. The lanai was perfect for viewing the ocean as we ate breakfast or lunch. The Sea House restaurant was a quick walk down the beach and served delicious meals. We snorkeled in Napili Bay and then walked around the rocks to another cove where we snorkeled and swam with sea turtles! We can't wait to go back!!
Our wonderful vacation
Bestdaycarelady from South Lyon, Michigan on 04/27/2010 said:
I came across this condo by chance. I had spent days and hours looking for a condo to stay at in Maui. I was ready to finally book our stay when I came across this one. It ended up being a gem. It was perfect for us. Napili Bay Resort is better than the high class resorts. It was the best beach in Northwest Maui. Everyone was coming over to our beach. Our condo was very clean and the price couldn't be beat. We can't wait to go back and we will reserve 203.
kendallm26 from Palo Alto, Ca on 04/23/2010 said:
Condo 203 was absolutely amazing. Everything about it was perfect. The moment we walked in the door we felt like we were in heaven. Everything that you need is right there in the condo. we cooked one night and all the cooking supplies we needed were there for us to use. We are already planning a trip back to Napili Bay resort in September.
Napili Bay Resort Condo 203
caroline from toronto on 03/25/2010 said:
We absolutely loved this condo. Great location - directly on the best beach in the area. The condo was recently renovated, sparkling clean, and well furnished. It had everything you could ever need. We were greeted with a lovely gift basket with chocolates and fresh fruit, which was really appreciated. Just down the street from the Four Seasons hotel, which is a gorgeous walk. We'll definitely return again. I highly recommend it.
Napili truly paradise!
Lynda from Calgary, AB - Canada on 05/28/2009 said:
We stayed at unit 203 for 11 nights and have nothing bad to say. We loved it! The proximity to the beach/water is second to none. The sound of the waves were great to go to sleep to. Beautiful BBQ area. Bed was very comfortable. Unit is well equipped with everything you need. Definitely going back!
Lisa18102 from Allentown, PA on 05/20/2009 said:
Our stay at Napili Bay was like our own little slice of heaven. We were in Maui for business and our company booked us at Hyatt Maui and I decided to add on 4 extra days and found Napili Bay Condo's on Trip Advisor, what a find!!! We far more enjoyed our stay here than at the Hyatt, falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves, waking up to crystal clear tropical water view each morning with the island of Lanai (?)surrounded by what appeared to be Bali hi clouds was nothing less than magical. What a laid back slice of heaven our stay was. We talked endlessly that we wished we spent all 9 days here. Plus I would highly recommend a must do of going to the gazebo restaurant 2 doors down, was recommended by rachel ray as well as the locals, again another WOW... the macadamian nut pancakes with the homemade cocunut syrup was sinfully delicious. Was a lil bit worried that the fire upgrade installation would be a problem but never heard a peep, had no impact at all. Lovely stay telling everyone about it & definitely coming back again!
Lisa18102 from Allentown, PA on 05/20/2009 said:
Our stay at Napili Bay was like our own little slice of heaven. We were in Maui for business and our company booked us at Hyatt Maui and I decided to add on 4 extra days and found Napili Bay Condo's on Trip Advisor, what a find!!! We far more enjoyed our stay here than at the Hyatt, falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves, waking up to crystal clear tropical water view each morning with the island of Molokai surrounded by what appeared to be Bali hi clouds was nothing less than magical. What a laid back slice of heaven our stay was. We talked endlessly that we wished we spent all 9 days here. Plus I would highly recommend a must do of going to the gazebo restaurant 2 doors down, was recommended by rachel ray as well as the locals, again another WOW... the macadamian nut pancakes with the homemade cocunut syrup was sinfully delicious. Was a lil bit worried that the fire upgrade installation would be a problem but never heard a peep, had no impact at all. Lovely stay telling everyone about it & definitely coming back again!
Darwin Anderson from Anacortes, Washington on 04/26/2009 said:
We love staying at Napili Bay Resort condos and we have stayed there several times in different units but always on the ocean side. At first we couldn't sleep because of the sounds from the ocean. By the end of our stay we noticed that the crashing of the waves actually helped us to drop off each night because of their rythmic beat. Watching the sun rise and set each day from our balcony was poetic and swimming in the bay was a new experience each day. Being able to sit on the beach, sneak up to the condo for drinks or snacks and then go back down within minutes was so fantastic. The units are close enought to Lahaina but far enough away to let you really relax. Napili Bay has to be the best kept secret of Maui and I wish I was there right now!
What a view!
D Bates from Brantford, Ontario,Canada on 04/25/2009 said:
This was our 4th time staying at Napili Bay, we just love it there, exactly enough room for the two of us, lovely quiet family beach, close to my husbands conference site. The property is a bit older but neat and clean and well maintained. Amazing outdoor BBQ site,great views, great sunsets, SO close to the ocean. Anyone lucky enough to stay in this little enclave will be truly satisfied. We have booked through Aloha condos twice on the Big Island and once elsewhere in Maui and have always been well pleased :)
David S. from Reno, NV on 04/24/2009 said:
We spent a week at Napili Bay in September of 2008. After a couple of days of driving to visit other places on the island we realized Napili Bay was the place to spend our time. We really enjoyed the view from our second floor unit's lanai. The sunsets were great. Being right on the beach was a definite plus. The grounds were very nicely maintained but the big feature was the beach. You can't beat that beach. The unit was small but sufficient for two people. The kitchen has been nicely remodeled. Although there is no air conditioning, we had no issues with heat. Noise did not seem to be a problem either. On the slightly negative side, the wicker furniture was not especially comfortable and the bed was average, at best. However, this is a beautiful spot. Everything you need is close at hand. We plan a return visit.
trip from los angeles on 04/23/2009 said:
Fun vacation...plan on going again.
David from New Zealand on 04/23/2009 said:
Unit 203 is a lovely studio-style upstairs condominium right on the beach at Napili Bay. All facilities are excellent, and the views are superb. We enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the very adjacent beach.
msquare18 from Olympia, WA on 04/17/2009 said:
We love Napili, particularly the beach and have stayed at almost every hotel on beach. I always wanted to try this hotel because the window shutters intrigued me. When this building says it is close to the beach, believe it! Our only pronblem was we were too close and had trouble sleeping because of the noise of the surf. Otherwise, it was nice.
Comfortable with great view
Jim from Santa Monica CA on 04/02/2009 said:
Great location with very good snorkelling and swimming right outside the unit, steps from the beach. It's a very comfortable unit with a great view, and very comfortable lanai chairs to admire it while having breakfast, lunch, cocktails etc. The staff is very helpful. Just a couple of things we'd have liked to have had to make the stay even more perfect: bamboo beach mats, and a diary where visitors can add their comments about their stay and places they've found/activities/restaurants they particularly enjoyed.
nukino from NYC on 04/02/2009 said:
This condo was noisy and small and very rundown with no privacy. No AC or Cable either. Overpriced and unpleasant. I left and went to another condo and lost all my rental.
The Ultimate Stress Reliever
Mike from Laguna Niguel, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
We had always stayed in hotels when we came to Hawaii, but we brought our parents for their 50th Wedding Anniversary and knowing they just wanted to relax we went with Napili Bay condos. As it turns out we wouldn't stay any other way. Having our own kithen, we packed groceries from around the corner & enjoyed living right on the beach just feet from the water. Great snorkeling & sea turtles right in our bay. Just walk a few feet to our pad for an afternoon nap, and in the evening we barbequed right there. We explored the dining & nightlife in town, but ultimately preferred hanging at our home by the sea. Extremely convenient, and the sunsets at Napili Bay are spectacular.
Tired and creaky
not so happy from Altadena, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
This place may have been upgraded by now, but when we stayed there, it was old and creaky. The ceiling fan had one speed, slow. The refridgerator is in the room with you and it cycles on and off all night. The room is on the beach with a high pressure sodium street light shining in the room all night. No a/c. Kids congregated under the under the street lamp and drank and partied until 2 in the morning. Local police and the management were not helpful. No utensils of any worth in the kitchen. No BBQ tools by the BBQ, either. Flannel sheets on the bed with temperatures hovering at a chilly 76 degrees for the low. It was 12 sleepless nights of endless noise, heat, humidity and sweat. We contacted the rental place upon our return with some of our concerns and were pretty much blown off! Be careful to note whether there is a non-refundable deposit involved should you wish to reserve time here. Enjoy your stay...
downtownreo from Los Angeles, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
I am not a fan of big chain resort hotels, so when I found Napili Bay Condos after an extensive search of private rentals on Maui, I could breath easily. The view outside of the complex was breathtaking. The cove that the complex is located on is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The resort was small, cozy and quiet. I never even realized there were other guests staying there. My boyfriend and I were able to save a little bit of money by buying groceries at the market and eating/snacking in the condo instead of eating every meal out. The only complaint I have, and it's minor, is that the bed is really hard. Nothing an foam egg crate can't fix though! I highly recommend Napili Bay to anyone traveling to Maui.
amazing views,and everything convenient.
virginia may from Calgary AB canada on 04/09/2013 said:
Very clean and well appointed.fantastic views from Balcony .right on the beach. very comfortable.Little shop nearby and beautiful restaurant on the beach.sea very nice for swimming.,no big drop off.Managed very well,
A Special Place
Greg from Seattle on 02/13/2013 said:
We had a wonderful time, and the condo along with Napili Bay exceeded our expectations (which were very high to begin with). Like other reviewers have mentioned, the condo is clean and neat, it is literally right on the beach, and Napili Bay is awesome. One thing no one has mentioned, that I thought I would add to your reviews is the unique sense of community at Napili Bay Resort. In talking to other folks at the BBQ, or just in passing, I learned to my surprise that we were the only people who were visiting Napili Bay Resort for the first time. Which speaks volumes about what it is like. We were quickly adopted into the fold, and invited to the "watch the sunset together with snacks and drinks" ritual every evening. Sometimes there was music, sometimes just conversation, but it was always fun, and I appreciated that whenever I would run into someone at the resort I'd receive a pleasant "hi Greg". Already planning our return for next year, and hope you'll have us back!
Nice place with a great view.
Jeff and Mary from Mantorville, MN on 02/04/2013 said:
Nice location, clean unit. We weren't there very long, but were content with what it provided. Loved that the laundry facilities were in a separate unit and open 24/7. The only thing we really noticed was how thin the walls were and sound really travelled. You could hear people taking showers, having conversations, etc. It wasn't bothersome at all, just noticeable. Would stay there again, and got a beautiful gift basket as well. Staying longer would have been nice because Napili Bay seemed a prime spot for snorkeling.
The best it gets when you want to really experience Maui.
Barbyj from Stillwater,MN on 01/29/2013 said:
The condo was very clean. A little small as we had 3 people in it, but made it work. Had everything we needed to feel at home. So close to town that cooking in the condo wasn't necessary. A little difficult for us Minnesotans to get used to the waves at night. Condo is far enough away from the busy town, yet not too far to be an inconvenience. Everyone at their condos were very considerate and respected other's privacy. You really can swim with the turtles, see dolphins, and whales right from the condo!
John & Colette from El Cajon on 11/20/2012 said:
Condo sits right above the beach with a good view of the ocean. At night the sound of the ocean waves lulls you to sleep. Comfortable surroundings, very clean and everything worked perfectly. Location is within walking distance of The Gazebo, a must for breakfast and also convenient to golfing and shopping.
Perfect place to celebrate my 60th Birthday!
Doug and Jo from Calgary on 04/15/2012 said:
We recently stayed in Unit 207 and enjoyed every minute! From the awesome sunsets viewed right from the Lanai to the visiting Monk Seal on the beach. The condo was very comfortable and well outfitted for our stay. Very convenient to shopping and local restaurants only wish we had brought our golf clubs! I would highly recommend this Resort for anyone looking for relaxing vacation.
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo.
Joan and Jan from Edmonton, Alberta on 03/31/2012 said:
It was right on the beach with terrific views and beautiful sunsets. The condo was clean with all needed equipment, and the welcome fruit and snack basket waiting for us on our arrival was a very nice touch. We arrived late and didnt have time to hit the grocery store so the basket was much appreciated. We would definately return to Napali Bay Resort.
The condo was just alright.
Liz from San Jose on 03/02/2012 said:
The lanai has a wonderful view, enjoying many sunsets and watching whales. The beach was ok. It rained quite a bit and there was a sudden drop off into the water, so it really isn't good for children. We ended up getting in the car and going to different beaches. The condo needs updating and was definitely not worth the rental price I paid. The shower water temperature would change continually while using it. I usually stay in Kihei and really enjoy that area of Maui much better. Had a nice time (it's Maui, after all), but will probably not stay there again.
Liz, were glad you enjoyed the whales, beautiful sunsets and our ok beach. This condo does have an older remodel with tiled counters - exactly as displayed in photos and video on our website. We trust you found it fully cleaned and stocked for your visit. Recent updates include a brand new pillow-top mattress, and we just installed a new dishwasher. I personally checked the shower temperature and couldnt duplicate the problem you describe, but had you contacted one of us as you were invited to do if you experienced any difficulty we would have checked it out immediately. Chuck
Heaven or Paradise? You decide...
Wes Noppers from West Kelowna, BC on 01/21/2012 said:
Fantastic location with absolutely wonderful views of Napili Bay, the beach, sea turtles, whales (in season), and it sounds like the waves are breaking at your bedside. If you are looking for super updated decor, this is not the spot for you. If you are looking for good value, clean accommodation, great location, and great service, this is the place! We had a wonderful stay and would recommend this unit to everyone we know! Condo is well stocked with everything you need for your stay! Welcome basket was a very nice touch. We do plan on visiting again and would stay in this unit.
Back2Cali from Santa Barbara on 12/05/2011 said:
Napili Bay 207 is a well-appointed unit right on the beach. Booking was easy, and responses to questions prompt and helpful. Location is the best--I would stay there again.
Unit 207: Napili Bay First Class
Matteo from Milan Italy on 08/30/2011 said:
Unit 207 of Napili Bay Resort Condo is in Napili Bay probably the most beautiful bay in Maui. The unit is second floor beach front, is on the beach, you see the ocean, you hear the ocean, you fell the ocean, it's amazing I'm a surfer, i can hear the sound of the waves for days, it's not noisy. I didn't surf on august, in the bay you can paddle board or body board(you'll find 2 body boards in the unit). I found the unit 207 very clean and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, you have everything you need, it's quite and really well kept as the entire condo, with parking, BBQ area, laundry. Napili Bay condo resort It's 10 minutes drive to Lahaina, you have a well equipped market in 2 minutes drive too. Having dinner on the lanai watching the sunset is wow!!!Amazing. I will miss unit 207 & Napili Bay, I will come back!
Napili Bay stay in condo 207
Napili Bay stay condo 207 from California on 08/07/2011 said:
Everything was wonderful. A lovely welcome basket filled with fresh fruit and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and a tote bag to boot! The only problem we had was with the deep sand and the rapid decent due to my husband's legs not being in a very stable mode. He is in the middle of seeing a doctor and there are some issues. A flat beach would have been the best for us, but I did not ask about it in advance, so it is a lesson learned. Loved the snorkeling and swimming with the sea turtles!!!
Favorite beach location!
DVA from Chandler, AZ on 06/19/2011 said:
We arrived at Napili Bay Resort Condo 207 and were pleasantly surprised with a gift basket of fruit and chocolates. It is a cozy studio condo, but it was room enough for the two of us. It was well furnished with everything we needed for our 4-night stay. The condo was clean and the beds were comfortable. The lack of a/c wasn't a problem because it was cool enough at night with the cross ventilation while listening to the soothing sound of the waves. From the patio, we had a great view of the bay and the sunsets over the edge of Molokai. Two very nice beach chairs, boogie boards and towels were provided. The very easy access to the great beach was a blessing. The only problem was on the first night our next door neighbors were up late into the early morning talking on their patio. Fortunately, this only happened on one night. Chuck was great with his email communications before we left home and quick to follow-up after our stay. Overall, it was a very nice place to stay in an exceptional location. We will definitely consider returning the next time we come to Maui.
Krashzmom from Columbia, SC on 02/08/2011 said:
We arrived at Condo 207 the first week of Feb. and were pleasantly surprised with a basket of fruit, chocolates, etc. The condo was clean and the beds were comfy. We didn't need the a/c because it was chilly at night which was a surprise since most of our visits have been in winter and it hadn't been as cool. We could walk out the door and practically fall into the water and the bay is great even though it was a little choppy while we were there. There were beach chairs, towels, and boogie boards and probly noodles too since we left ours behind. It was well furnished with everything you'd need. We liked everything about the place except for the service. We paid a cleaning fee which I thought meant we had someone to take care of the condo (take out trash, change towels, maybe make the bed) but it didn't. We were pretty much on our own with that. There is an upside to that because we didn't have people roaming around in our room during the day while we were out. Kathy was very nice and gave us some good tips on places to eat. Chuck was good about emailing and staying in touch before we left home. Overall, it was a very nice place to stay.
2nd time at our favorite place on Maui
Maui_lover from Santa Cruz, CA on 09/21/2010 said:
This was our second time staying at Napili Resort condos, and it is still the amazing, idyllic place I remember. We truly truly love this place ... we came here for a week with the goal of spending our days lounging around, swimming, and cooking yummy meals for ourselves. Mission accomplished. We've stayed many other places on the island and Napili Bay is by far our favorite. There are only two potentially negative aspects to this place: (1) no a/c, and (2) we found our bed (and the pillows in particular) to be rather uncomfortable. The no a/c isn't a big deal, but if you couple that with having trouble sleeping ... can be a bad combination. I'm hoping against all hope that within the next year or two I'll see Napili Bay Resort advertise their new, extremely comfortable beds. Honestly, the next time we look to travel to Maui, the idea of restless sleep will give me pause to think about whether we really want to go back here for a 3rd time.
What a great place to stay!
Perfect Oceanfront Condo from Denver on 09/01/2010 said:
We had such a wonderful time staying at Napili Bay. We are trying to plan our next trip back. The condo was perfect for a couple like us who love to snorkel and enjoy being on the beach! We enjoyed sitting on the lanai watching sunsets and rainbows over Molokai in the morning.However the best part of our stay was falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the surf! We will be back!
Missing Napili Bay already...
Maylin from Orange County, Ca. on 08/29/2010 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Napili Bay resort. It's been awhile since our first stay there and returning back reminded us of why we loved it and should continue coming back whenever in Maui. What makes this place so special is it's location, right on Napili Bay, which is an awesome beach to relax, swim, and snorkel. The only thing that would have made our particular unit more enjoyable is if it was more upgraded, after all it is beachfront. The interior looks like it hasn't been updated in a few decades, otherwise it was comfortable and you can't really complain too much about the view or falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves...
The condo isn't fancy but very comfortable and great location!
Susie from Kansas on 06/16/2010 said:
It was really quiet except for the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep at night. The view and proximity to the beach was awsome! The snorkeling was fantastic! When we come again we will definitely request the same room!
The bed was sooo comfy !
Moon Pie and PFG from Seattle, WA on 06/12/2010 said:
Hi, I booked this at the last minute on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. We loved the condo, and appreciated the thoughtful kitchen accessories, as we like to cook; we didn't lack for anything in our home away from home. The bed was nicer than mine at home, and the view from the lanai was wonderful each evening. Chuck was great, very accomodating when we needed some flexibility. We can't wait to come back with a group - Paul and I get 207 though :) Only complaint - the water - it tastes like it has lots of bleach in it and showers are tough because the water goes hot and cold - appears to be connected to use in the other condos.
2 italians newlywed
Claudia e Marco from Italia on 04/30/2010 said:
The location is absolutely amazing, just in front of the ocean with a private access to the beach There are 2 nice restaurant very close. The condo was very clean and confortable, full of optional! We liked most the view!
portland mom from Portland, OR on 04/01/2010 said:
My daughter and I enjoyed a blissful week of paradise in the Napili Bay Resort Condo 207. We arrived to a clean, well-equipped condo and the lovely ocean roar as our constant companion. We saved money by eating most meals in and appreciated the little extras like sharp knives, a blender, and small cooler . The two beach chairs and boogie boards (provided) saved us the hassle (and expense!) of renting these necessities. The extremely comfortable bed, nice breeze, and ocean waves gave us some much needed R&R. I wish we could spend every spring break at this resort, particularly in condo 207! Our friends stayed at the over-priced and over-touristy Westin Hotel. They spent most of their days in front of our condo enjoying our little slice of paradise. We noticed quite a few locals enjoying the beach which seemed a good indication that Napili is the place to be! The a.m. snorkeling was incredibly and usually the bigger waves came in the afternoon, perfect for boogie boarding. And, of course, the nightly parade of whales we could watch from our lanai sealed the deal. We want to come back!!!!
Overall we really enjoyed the condo and the location
Sandra from Beaufort, SC on 03/03/2010 said:
The one problem both of us experienced was with the shower. A hand held shower generally is more hepful and certainly more versitile. Even more important, the shower was inconsistant. One second we were freezing and the next we were being scalded. That was a serious problem. I almost fell trying to escape the hot water. The location was excellent. The grounds were beautiful. Parking was good. The whales provided much entertainment. With the exception that I mentioned, our experience was very positive.
alohaboy from wheat ridge, co on 02/06/2010 said:
could you possibly do any thing about the noise the waves make when they reach the shore? my wife was really upset.
John from Brisbane, Australia on 12/23/2009 said:
Condo 207 was well appointed with good facilties e.g. comfortable bed, good shower, good cooking facilities. Fans were effective and the louvred windows/doors are very efficient in cooling the apartment. The view is sensational and Napili beach is one of the quietest places in the area - which is saying something. The little touches were a surprise and much appreciated - fruit/chocolates on arrival, beach towels, boogie boards. Saw whales, turtles and there was some excellent surf one morning on the point. Booking was also easy and convenient. We are two very satisfied customers
great location but bare bones condo
Megan from San Francisco on 11/08/2009 said:
Napili Bay is a fantastic location, with great snorkeling and swimming. Condo 207 has a wonderful view of the bay and was very clean, but there were a few problems. All of the kitchen knives need to be replaced. We could not cook AT ALL and ended up throwing out a lot of expensive groceries because all of the knives were so dull. We happened to be on Maui during a particularly hot time, and the condo was sweltering. A portable fan is needed in this unit. We knew there was no air conditioner, but the small ceiling fan did not circulate the air near the bed -- and the layout of the building prevented the natural breezes from cooling this condo. We loved the location, and although the condo and the property are older, they were comfortable. If you are looking for a bare bones property as a jumping off point for your adventures, this is the place, but if you want to spend a lot of time at the condo or do any cooking, look for someplace recently updated and better equipped.
I知 glad you enjoyed the view and I do apologize for the dull knives in the drawer and the warm temperatures.
Our local contact would have been happy to provide you with some sharp knives and a portable fan.
I wish we had been afforded the opportunity to better serve you.
Chuck Buser, Napili Bay unit 207
Trip of a lifetime
Happy daughter from CA on 11/04/2009 said:
I recently traveled to Maui with my 73-year-old mother. This was her first trip to the islands and it was a lifelong dream. She was not disappointed. Our condo was clean and had all the amenities to make our stay very comfortable. There is a little shopping center five minutes away that had everything we needed for our stay. The view from the lanai is breathtaking. Being lulled to sleep at night by the ocean waves and awakened by the singing birds was phenomenal. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the lanai and then enjoyed the setting sun from the beach in front of our condo. Our time at Napili Bay Resort was fantastic. If we make it to Maui again we will no doubt stay at the same location. Thank you so much for making my Moms dream trip come true.
Exceptional location, Great amenities for the price
Saatek from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 10/09/2009 said:
The condo was very nicely furnished. Neighbors are great, very friendly, and you have access to the BBQs outside. You will find anything you need inside the condo, from dishes to beach chairs, including all the little things like a cork screw, etc. The location can't be beat. Great beach, calm waters in the bay, no high rise buildings... Great snorkeling, we saw turtles and manta rays right in front of our place (it's really cool to see a turtle just 20 steps from your building when others drive for hours for a chance to do the same thing). I have to admit, the little gift basket we got at the beginning really sold us from the start; they had us at Hello...
beautiful location, comfortable accomodations
Sara from San Francisco on 09/01/2009 said:
We came to Maui for the first time and stayed in condo 207. What a find! After much internet research we booked our vacation at Napili Bay through Aloha condos based on the great photos and testimonials of those vacationers that had gone before us. We were not dissapointed and now it's our turn to describe how our expectations were exceeded. If you want to stay in a big fancy resort with a pool and a spa, this isn't the place for you, however, if you want to be directly on a gorgeous, intimate beach with the sound of the ocean waves crashing and the convenience of your own kitchen to cook delicious meals and eat them on the lanai as the sun sets, well you have probably stumbled upon a little piece of heaven. The kitchen had everything we needed. The only issue was that the water filter needed to be changed in the fridge but I am sure the owners have attended to that since we gave them a heads up about it. There were beach chairs in the unit as well as boogie boards which we certainly used and had lots of fun with. We never had trouble parking and in general our stay was peaceful, relaxing and better than I had expected. We would definitely recommend this condo and are hoping to come back next year!
Gori from Milano, Italy on 08/21/2009 said:
Napili Bay is a wonderful, quiet place! If you are looking for the alternative to commercialized resort then this is your place! Very clean and relaxing place, not super fancy but well kept with a nice kitchen and nice appliances and utensils. We stayed in Unit 207 which is a beach front end unit with an excellent view of the ocean and Molokai. The view is amazing and you are really close to the ocean. These studio units are just perfect. It was so nice to have a kitchenette in your suite so you could cook and take lunches down to the beach or enjoyed eating on the lanai. There were beach supplies which we used everytime we went to the beach. The place was very clean. Despite the temperature of Hawaii, the condo was generally cool due to the nice ocean breeze that came in through the wood blinds. There's also an electric and ceiling fan to keep the condo cool. These wooden blinds are also great for keeping the sunlight out in the morning. There are also books, cds, and movies in the room. There's TV, a vcr and dvd player. The free wireless internet was great and we never had any problems with it. Very convenient location overall- Napili is less commercial then Kaanapali or Wailea, more nestled in a sort of residential area, so it's cozier and more quiet but really close by is a little general store (2 min walk) and Napili Plaza with a regular sized grocery store and is short drive away. It is out of the hustle and bustle of Lahaina, but still very close to go for dinner or lunch. We would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, providing you're not looking for a higher end hotel. This is much more relaxing.
judya1 from Oklahoma on 08/06/2009 said:
I already posted my review on the web site for room 207 and for Napili Bay. Please contact me if that review is no longer online and I will send it again. (My review was very positive :-)
Paradise on the Beach
Maui Babe from Portland Oregon on 08/05/2009 said:
My stay at Aloha condos was very nice as Napili Bay is exquisite! If you like walking down to the beach this is the place for yo. I did not read my confirmation so I was a bit out of the loop on the checkin as you need to let yourself in via the lockbox combo on the door. Read your confirmation. If you are a person that really needs a/c this is not the place for you. Hot time 4-8 pm but it's summer so winter months are probably more bearable. The view is well worth all of this!
location, location, location, we went to snorkel, and found the
Walkd from Portland Oregon on 06/04/2009 said:
If you are looking for 5 star rooms with spa's and pools, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a 5 star location with a 10 star view and a prime beach you've come to the right spot.
Great Location - Great Condo
BC Island Guys from Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada on 05/02/2009 said:
The Napili Bay complex is a great place to stay. We've spent two vacations there and loved them both. Unit 207 offers lots of amenities, it has everything you could possibly want during your vacation. It's clean and relatively spacious. The lanai offers absolutely spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. It's a quiet complex at night (other than the pounding surf), we rarely heard noise from other guests past 9:00 PM. The only two negative things we have to say about unit 207 is that it's time for a general updating, fresh paint, updating the shower/bathroom area - that kind of thing. The other minor criticism is that there needs to be a decent set of kitchen knives - the ones that are there just "don't cut it". We ended up doing a lot of our own cooking this year to save some money and decided to buy a few knives to use while there. In our opinion the area of Napili Bay is the best location on Maui. You don't have the crowds and bustle of Kihei or Lahania - but they're both close enough when you're ready for that! The north-west part of Maui offers the best snorkeling on the island, much of it in Napili Bay or the two neighbouring bays Honokeana or Kapalua - couldn't be closer. This year we gave up waiting for 30 - 45 minutes to get into the Gazebo restaurant (right next door in Honokeana Cove) for breakfast (holiday time is way too precious to be standing waiting to get into a restaurant). Instead we went to the other end of Napili Bay to the Sea House Restaurant which is part of the Napili Kai resort. We were surprised to find excellent value (breakfast for two $20), outstanding service, and delicious food. All of this with no wait to get in and an outstanding ocean front view. There are cheaper places to stay on Maui, but if you're looking in the Napili area for an ocean front condo, you'd be hard pressed to find better value. We've done lots of looking around at similar units and the Napili Bay still comes out ahead of many others. Mahalo!
Paul from Chicago on 04/24/2009 said:
We had a great time! Great location, beautiful sunsets and great accomodations. If you need air conditioning this condo is not for you but the ocean breezes keep it cool at night.
Aloha Condo 207
ChadDee from Bloomington, Il on 04/23/2009 said:
The Aloha Condos were great. This was the first time we had stayed in a place other than a hotel and have found that to be a great experience. Hotels will definitely be our second choice from here on. Theproperty was very nice, fairly secluded and right on a beautiful beach. We had a great time watching turtles swimming in the bay, although the snorkleing was a little better down the road. Swimmming was great and we got the chance to see an amazing rainbow from our deck! Didn't find any eating places nearby that were overly impressive so it was nice to have a kitchen available.
Great place - fantastic whale watching
Alicia & Joe from Santa Rosa, California on 04/20/2009 said:
Usually we are more than ready to head home after two weeks but our stay at Napili Bay Resort Condo 207 was so enjoyable that we hated to leave. We found the condo to be quite comfortable and well situated. It was very clean and adequately furnished. There were no foul or musty odors and we did not see any critters. We saw numerous whales, several turtles and a school of dolphins from our lanai. We hope to spend another two weeks at the condo next year and we have recommended it to others. We loved it and we thought the price was right. Thank you, Geo and Alicia
Nice get away!
Runnertodd from Anchorage, Ak on 04/16/2009 said:
Napili Bay Condo #207 was fabulous! Has all the necessities a person on vacation needs. The place was clean, peaceful, and had a spectacular view. The sunsets (on the sunny days) were great! I would love to go there again! :)
Best Condo and Beach on Maui!
kkrauseus from Argyle, TX on 04/09/2009 said:
My mom and dad used to own a condo in this complex, so when we decided to return to Maui, there was only one choice as far as we were concerned! Aloha Condos do a great job--reservations are easy to make, and everything is taken care of once you arrive. Napili Bay is one of the nicest beaches in the world (look it up!), and this resort is perfectly situated. Wake up, take twenty steps and you're living the good life. Look forward to amazing sunsets. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Heaven on earth--we can't wait to go back!
Absolutely heavenly :) We can't wait to go back!!!
bsm from Nanaimo, British Columbia on 04/07/2009 said:
My husband and I stayed in #207 in October 2007 for seven nights. We were lucky enough to get married on the beautiful isle of Maui on our 2nd day there... and then we enjoyed a week of fun, sun, and lots of R&R. This condo was worth every penny! It was perfectly equipped, cozy, and very comfortable. We didn't get much sleep the 1st night because the waves were so loud!!! But we quickly adjusted and loved every minute of it. We thoroughly the views and the beach. We often talk about our morning coffee and crib games on the lanai... we can't wait to go back!!!!! :)
Excellent Vacation Home
Lyall Nash from Calgary , Alberta-Canada on 04/07/2009 said:
Our November 2008 stay was every thing you would want in a short holiday, relaxing and not wanting to leave after a week. We enjoyed being on the beach and going to sleep to the sound of the waves. We look forward to coming back again.
Napili Bay a paradise
The Campbells from Fremont, Nebraska on 04/05/2009 said:
We selected this condo because of our son's island wedding on July 7, 2007. Not only was that a very lucky number for us, it proved to be a paradise of casual Hawaii with the beachfront location, complete with the rolling waves, gentle breezes, and fabulous view. From our first positive impression with a gift of Hawaiian fruit, candies and nuts, this was a perfect spot for several families to gather. The manager, Lee, was always very courteous and friendly and made us feel very welcome, especially with our nightly gatherings at the grill area for family meals and fun. The grounds were also well groomed and tidy. The private beach access found us loving the ocean waves and an uncrowded, uncluttered beach for sunning, strolling, and exploring. We will definitely return in the future, hoping to find the condo facility as clean and as well kept as before! It was a perfect getaway, with all the comforts of home, and then some! And there is easy access to a small shopping mall nearby. The only drawback was limited parking, but the place was full, which is a good indicator of a visitor's satisfaction to Napili Bay Resort, one away from the more tourist-driven ones. Our experience there enabled all of us to feel the Aloha spirit.
Third stay at Napili Bay - still great
K + S Chicago from Chicago on 04/05/2009 said:
This was our third stay at Napili Bay (first time in this unit). We have always stayed on the 2nd floor overlooking the beach (in 1999, 2001, and 2008). We love the view and sleeping to the sound of the ocean. The beach is a perfect, beautiful, calm crescent. The units are simple, but more than adequate for our needs. They may not be elegant, but are well-stocked with the basics one needs to live comfortably. There is no need for A/C, given the constant breeze off the ocean. In general it is a quiet, family-friendly area, but the locals enjoy this stretch of beach as well, and one night we were kept up until the early morning by some folks hanging out in front of the property (all beaches in Hawaii are public property - so this might be a problem wherever one stayed). This was the first time we knew about the gazebo restaraunt two properties down the beach. They have the best breakfast food I have ever eaten - and the long lines to prove it! Do not miss it!!
Slice of Heaven
HisAgapeLove from Northern CA on 04/02/2009 said:
Every comfort of home, in a setting so beautiful that no picture can do it justice. Your eyes just have to see it. Located on the second floor, it offers a wonderful view of the beach and ocean, nothing blocking the view. The property is small, so not too crowded or much noise. Everything was so clean and well kept from the parking lot, to the beach itself, and of course the inside of the unit. If you enjoy low key beaches, being near, but not IN the "night life", and having a place that really feels like you live there...this is the place for you. Can't say enough about it, even wrote a review on TripAdvisor.com about how much we love it. My husband and I went there on our honeymoon in Aug. of 2007. I'd been to the resort before, but a different unit. Honestly, this resort is our next "dream" vacation, and hopefully, we can rent this particular unit again. It was THAT good.
Lovliest spot in Hawaii
bobw from Kailua, Oahu, HI on 04/02/2009 said:
Our unit was very clean and comfortable. The view from our lanai is the lovliest in all Hawaii with the surf breaking just yards away. Napili Bay is a real gem. Snorkeling is good over by the point. Sunset with pupus and drinks on the beach with other residents is a great tradition. Wideband wireless internet connection in the unit was an added plus. We will return again.
Right on the Sand!
davidfromsandiego from San Diego, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
The Napili Bay oceanfront condos are a hidden gem. The surf and sand is right at your doorstep. Great snorkeling and swimming on a very friendly beach. Stayed there twice now: always quiet and low key.
Mike from Santa Clarita, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
The rooms are clean. The view is spectacular. The amenities are comfortable and accessible. This is not high rise Maui...but that's why we stay here. It's Maui as it should be...friendly, cozy and welcoming.
Great View,Really on the BEACH in secluded bay
Mr & Mrs. J.F. from New York City Area on 04/01/2009 said:
We really enjoyed the beach front view, our room was facing the beach and only maybe 100 feet from the water. At night we could listen to the sound of the waves rolling up on the beach and enjoy a moonlit walk along the crescent shaped beach.The bay itself was excellent for snorkeling and swimming as well as for light scuba diving.The studio like room was nicely kept and quiet from the adjoining rooms.The kitchenette was also a plus for cooking as well as the outdoor BBQ and washer/dryer in the common area.I highly recommend this condo for those who don't need all of the five star luxuries of a large hotel. Our stay was part of our honeymoon...We loved Hawaii...
Great Ocean Front Condo
Len and Linda from Minneapolis, Minnesota on 04/01/2009 said:
We especially enjoy the fact that this condo is RIGHT on the beach and literally a stones throw from the ocean. The condo when clean and in good repair and had great views of the area. We enjoyed morning walks near the well known local golf course and the Pineapple plantation area. One suggestion; it would be nice if the Lanai furniture had bar stools rather than regular chairs since the existing chairs are too low to sit on and see over the lanai wall.
Beach Heaven in Maui!
Paul & Judie Verrips from Danville, California on 04/01/2009 said:
We have stayed at Aloha Condos for several years now. We find it to be a safe, friendly & relaxing place, away from the usual "touristy" areas. The condo is always clean & well supplied with all of the cooking necessities you would need. Grocery stores are within a 20 minute walk or a short drive. There is some great "fast-food" nearby & some first-class restaurants a short drive away. The beach is just a few steps from the condo & beach towels, beach chairs & various toys are supplied with the condo. We use the on-grounds BQQ several times a week to cook dinner. This is a wonderful convenience for us! I also like having a coin washer & dryer available for the guests as our stay is usually 2 weeks. It makes the packing much lighter! We would recommend a condo at Aloha Condos to any anyone! Enjoy!!
Yoda from Tucson,Az.,Puerto Penasco,Mx. on 04/01/2009 said:
My wife and I traveled to Maui with a group of friends. We chose to stay at the Napali Bay condos as opposed to the higher priced place our friends stayed at. We were the only ones with an Ocean front room and the most incredible view as well as a welcome basket! With the full kitchen and outdoor bbq, we felt right at home. There's just something about sitting on the Lanai, with the breath taking view while having your BBQ steak dinner. Our room was very nice and included free wi-fi. We are planning another trip back and will rent the same room again,we loved it!! Renting at the Napali Bay was a pleasant experience. Thank You.
We Loved Our Maui Condo!
Anne from Seattle on 04/01/2009 said:
This was our second visit to Aloha Condo Napili Bay and once again we had a great time. The view is gorgeous and the beds are comfy. I like having a full kitchen and the location is perfect! We snorkled right off the beach and saw lots of fish and a huge turtle! No need to go on a expensive raft trip! We would love to visit again.
Awesome location for our Honeymoon
Jeffily from Las Vegas on 04/25/2013 said:
We only stayed for 4 nights and wish we stayed longer...the bay is beautiful and water is crystal clear. The unit #208 was fully stocked had we chosen to cook... We watched turtles swim the bay and took advantage of the restaurants nearby. Its just a quick drive to Lahaina and other "touristy" areas. My wife and I highly recomend Napili Bay Resort. Ps...was looking forawrd to a welcome basket like others had described but didn't get one...still awesome though
Home away from home!
Happy snorklers from Folsom, CA on 12/15/2012 said:
This felt like coming home again. My husband and I have stayed at Napili Bay Resort repeatedly over the years and are always happy to return. We do love the oceanfront units, #208 was perfect for us, nicely cleaned upon arrival, plenty of towels, comfy mattress and good sheets and pillows. We do remember the outdoor table and chairs being higher previously, not so easy to view, lest you raise your seat with pillows, but no worries, we spent most of our time on the beach and in the water anyway. Thank you Chuck and Debbie for a very lovely welcome basket, what a great treat! Thank you, we will return!
Ring side seat on the best beach on Maui.
Bruce and Cathy from Louisville, Colorado on 10/24/2012 said:
Our stay in Condo 208 at the Napili Bay Resort could not have been better. This is a resort that has been there for years, but has been renovated and kept up so that it is still one of the formost places on a beach that is difficult to surpass. From the time we walked in and was greeted by a welcome basket, we had a wonderful time. The attention to detail by Chuck was incredible. He emailed us several times making sure that we had everything we needed. We had to contact the resident manager once because of a leak that developed under the kitchen sink and he responded right away and took care of the problem. The condo had everything that was needed to make a stay at the beach a delight. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Enjoyed being right on the beach.
Tom from Dartmouth, NS on 10/03/2012 said:
Excellent location and well preserved for its age. Liked having washer and dryer facilities. Enjoyed proximity to beach and daily swimming in the ocean. The gift bag was appreciated. No dislikes.
Doug and Vicki from Oregon, IL on 09/03/2012 said:
#208 has everything and more you could possibly want/need! A thoughtful welcome basket with lots of goodies greets you. The condo is clean, has a very comfortable bed, plenty of kitchen needs, homey...The view from the lanai is breathtaking, the beach is right there with access a few steps away. We especially liked all the lighting, with dimmers, in the condo. We appreciated the quiet and friendliness of everyone we met. The grill area is wonderful for cooking and a great spot for socializing. The beach is beautiful for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling (lots of turtles!) and watching unbelievable sunsets. The resident manager and his wife are friendly and helpful and are available to answer questions or offer suggestions. We chose Napili Bay Resort #208 to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary - couldn't have made a better decision. The thing we liked least? Leaving!
Fun time on the bay
Paul & Marcia from Paradise, CA on 07/22/2012 said:
Pros: Clean, nice sturdy chairs that can lean back that we took out daily, 2 boogie boards, 2 ceiling fans that helped make up for no aC, an easy walk by beach or road to the wonderful Sea House restaurant, washer/dryer room near parking lot, ice machine, beautiful landscaping with flowers, and a very friendly atmosphere. An easy walk to Merriman's or even the Pineapple Grill (at golf course). Cons: The room overlooks a very popular beach. There are over 100 people outside of room daily. Voices, esp. children's, carry into the room. To "escape" this noise it is good to shut the beach-side slats and turn on an internet music selection. Note to management: for those who stay more than a week it would be good to have more dish soap for hand-washing of dishes, and more t.p.
Best beach, Best location,
Susan from Ridgefield, Washington on 07/11/2012 said:
Napili is our favorite beach in Hawaii. This condo is as close as you get to the water. You can go to the beach without leaving the lanai. We loved our stay. Small but cozy and this condo has everything you need. If your looking for maid service, air conditioning, a swimming pool and total peace and quiet it isn't for you, but if you like to go to the beach without the hassle of driving, and if you enjoy people watching and sitting on the lanai at the best beach in Hawaii, this is the perfect location and condo for you. The swimming is fabulous as are the huge turtles. There are several restaurants nearby, a handy store and as one guide says, Napili has more enjoyment per sq. foot than any beach in Hawaii. We will be back!
T&C from Dobbins, CA on 05/09/2012 said:
This was our third trip to Maui and the second of what we hope will be many weeks in #208. The ocean is so close that we could see and hear it from the condo, and it takes less than a minute to get from there into the water. What could be better than that?! The condo is so well equipped that packing is so much easier than previous experiences, and great restaurants, a store, and Snorkel Bob's are within easy walking distance. The only disappointment was having to leave. This is a great place to vacation!
dmb from NY on 03/25/2012 said:
It was perfect for us. Great for couple and small family. Great beach for swimming & snorkeling. Beachfront property on cove with water 50 feet away. Convenient location, nearby stores. Short walk to waterfront restaurant and bar for great meals and drinks while watching sunset. Easy access to other points of interest. Place was clean and well-maintained. Comfy bedding. Small greeting basket. On hand boogie board and beach chairs that were perfect for setting out to explore other beaches. Absolutely would stay again.
Wonderful stay at Condo 208
Marilyn London-Ewing from Leverett on 01/12/2012 said:
We loved staying at Napili Bay Resort. Condo 208 was excellent. The condo was very clean when we arrived and much appreciated the welcome basket. Beach towels and chairs were provided. Bed was comfortable. It was nice cooking in for our meals. Also nice to walk to restaurant at other resort. Our view from the second floor was amazing. Through our binoculars we saw whales from our lanai. It was wonderful to have the beach right there. If we go to Maui again we would stay there again.
A Great Place to Stay
Ed Neely from Dana Point, CA on 11/29/2011 said:
Condo 208 was perfect for the two of us. It's on the second floor and sits directly above the beach. We spent a lot of time on the small outside patio gazing at Molokai, the beach and the ocean, and slipping in a few pages from our books. The interior of the unit has clean, comfortable furniture and a good kitchen area for fixing full meals (but don't invite 28 folks over for Thanksgiving dinner). The unit included two great beach chairs and two boogie boards that we made use of daily. It's neat, clean and restful. We'd love to be back there again.
Steve Coon from North Hollywood, CA on 08/09/2011 said:
The Napili Bay has been an annual destination for our weary souls. We rejuvenate there and find ourselves again. It honestly doesn't get better than this small piece of paradise. Thank you Chuck for doing such a great job making us all feel so welcome in our home away from home. We'll return.
HappyVacationer from Alameda on 08/07/2011 said:
The resort is a small comfortable older place right on the beach. Our room looked right over the beach with a beautiful view of Molokai. The convenience of being on the beach is huge as driving and parking at other beaches gets very crowded at times. We snorkeled, swam and enjoyed the water very much. And also saw several sea turtles! My daughter and I really enjoyed the low key, un-touristy atmosphere. Our room was clean and a basket of fruit was waiting for us on the table. The location is close to everything Maui has to offer. This is a great place to hang out and unwind.
john fleming from El Cajon Calif. on 05/17/2011 said:
We stayed 5 days at #208 and Played golf at Kapalua which was just around the corner.. we had a great time.. the view of the bay was super and things were very convenient.We enjoyed just lounging around and of course the gof was a lot of fun,as it is our favorite pastime. We bought way too much food and had to leave most of it.. I hoe it did not inconvenience whomever cleaned the place when we left... We have stayed at many places on Maui and this place was very nice ... we will probably be back
Ray from Nevada City, CA. on 05/12/2011 said:
We had a wonderful stay at Napili Bay. The access to the beach and restaurants was everything we were looking for. We will return.
A 2nd wonderful stay!
Cindy from Tucson, AZ on 01/17/2011 said:
This was our second time staying at the Napili Bay Resort and it was just as wonderful as the first. We stayed in a 2nd floor unit this time and think we prefer it to the 1st floor from our first visit. The king bed in Unit #208 was very comfortable and everything was well stocked. We had purchased a disposable ice chest prior to arriving at the resort, but even that was provided! The beach chairs they provided with the room were brand new and very comfortable for spending the day on the beach. The welcome basket is always such a nice touch. The only thing I could think could be added to the unit is placemats. We were awoken on our first night from a group of singles loud voices and carrying on in the lanai in the unit next to us, but someone must have reported it the next day because we didn't hear anything the remainder of the nights we were there. We would return in a heartbeat!
A magical view of Molokai
Earl from Berkeley, CA on 09/07/2010 said:
Napili Bay was a great first Maui location to stay. Good info ahead of time in the emails helped us there. Easy to check in and one flight of stairs to the beach who can beat that!!!
Montana Paradise from Butte, Montana on 05/19/2010 said:
The condo was clean and located right on Napili Bay. Everyting was as advertised. I would go back in a heart beat!
Great condo, great vacation
mtnotter59 from Colorado Springs, CO on 05/03/2010 said:
We stayed 10 days in condo #208. It was a great unit, with all the ameneties we needed. Boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. We'd recommend this unit to anyone. Mahalo...
Best beach-front location
Happy Vacationers from Ottawa, Ontario on 04/16/2010 said:
Pros: wonderful location on one of Maui's best beaches with incredible sunsets ;and whale watching right from the lanai; within easy reach of stores, shops and restaurants; superclean appartment with comfortable king-size bed; well equipped kitchen; very responsive and helpful local manager, Cathy; Cons: Bathroom/vanity somewhat dated; top railing on lanai prevents unobstructive view when seated; although Napili Bay Resort condos are more sought out by couples rather than families, the beach can be extemely busy/noisy from youngsters coming from nearby family-oriented condos especially during school holidays; Would we stay at Napili Bay Resort again? Yes, yes, yes
magnumpk from Saskatoon, Sk on 04/14/2010 said:
Every thing was great. Smooth and easy. There wasg reat communication. The location was beautiful. Thank you Chuck
Overall a fine place to stay
SGBMD57 from oregon on 04/02/2010 said:
No major complaints, everything was well spelled out and organized. The condo had all the basic necessities, and was clean and comfortable It is a studio so it can start to feel a little confined after a few days but a comfortable lanai with a great view made up for any minor shortcomings. One caveat....it is right on the beach and I was originally concerned about people noise but that was never a problem but at night the sound of the surf seems really loud. We did come to the ocean on purpose after all and I felt relaxed by it but my wife didn't.
Gulfcoastfisherman from Texas on 02/21/2010 said:
We rented nr: 208 at the Napili Bay Resort. A really nice view from the lanai, watched whale activity, etc. A comfortable room to stay in. Sea House Resturant just down the beach for a good breakfast. The condo area was quite and this quiteness was respected by all of the guests and owners who were staying there. A short drive to all of the busyness of Lahainia. All in all a great place to spend a week on Maui
Beach Buzzard from Gearhart, Oregon on 12/04/2009 said:
My boyfriend and I went for just under a week. The Condo was absolutely perfect for us and ever since we have been talking about how soon we can go back. From our Lanai we watched the turtles playing in the surf and then we went snorkerling and swam with them and all the other beautiful fish. We were pleased with the kitchen and made ourselves Kona coffee in the morning, sandwhiches for lunch and tropical drinks to take out on the beach and watch the gorgeous sunset. The bed was comforatable, the view was amazing and we appreciated the information and welcome basket from Chuck. It was the best vacation I have ever had!
Matthew from Bellevue, Washington on 12/03/2009 said:
A cozy hideaway with a beach front view, the Napili Bay was just what we needed to break away from our busy schedules. Not fancy but very comfortable and clean. We had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. The location is fantastic!
total relaxation in paradise
scotland1 from Northern Virginia on 11/30/2009 said:
The condo and the location was everything we thought and hoped it would be. The directions from the airport and how to access the condo were spot on. The condo was immaculate and had all the amenities needed for a self catering vacation. The owner Chuck arranged for a welcoming fruit basket for our arrival. This was much appreciated. We barbecued most nights and the amenities around the condo were clean and very well maintained. The location was exactly what we were looking for, right on the beach. We were hoping for a totally relaxing vacation and that is exactly what we achieved at this location. Thank you On our last day when Cathy the local rep contacted us and found out that we had a late flight back to Washington DC she gave us a late check out. This then allowed us another full day on the beautiful beach and enabled us to use the amenities in the condo prior to our 14 hour journey home. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Cathy
Amazing All-Around Stay
aaron.h.ellinger from Fort Hood, TX on 11/01/2009 said:
You couldn't ask for a better all-around place to stay on Maui. My wife and I came for our honeymoon and stayed for 7 nights. Chuck made sure that our stay went smoothly with good communication before, during, and after my stay. Lee, the grounds manager was polite, helpful, and easy to deal with. Great access to the beach which was great for snorkeling, swimming, or just laying in the sand. We particularly enjoyed hunting in the nearby tide pools. As would eagerly come here again and at the same time would highly recommend it for anyone thinking of staying on Maui.
JR from San Francisco on 10/15/2009 said:
We very much enjoyed spending my 40th b-day week in Napili. We mostly enjoyed the view from the Lanai...we drank our coffee out there in the morning and drank wine there while watching the sunset...if you are looking to just relax and enjoy the beach without all the resort "hoopla," you'll love this place! Thanks Chuck!
rain.bow from aotearoa on 10/04/2009 said:
My partner and i were lucky enough to spend two nights in condo 208; we left wishing we could have stayed for a month! The place was immaculate, with everything provided to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, right down to a welcome basket of tropical fruit. The location was fantastic, with our lanai looking out over the beach - we watched magical sunsets from the comfort of our deck chairs but, being on the second floor, had some privacy from other beach users. At night we were lulled to sleep (in a wonderful king-size bed) by the sound of waves. We chose to go out rather than cook, but the kitchen was well stocked enough to allow simple cooking. The reservation / confirmation process was easy and efficient, and the instructions (from a guy named Chuck) on accessing the condo were both clear and easy to follow. Furthermore, the Aloha rentals prices were competitive compared to units managed by others. In short, I highly recommend Napili Bay (though part of me would like to keep it a secret!) My partner and I would definitely stay there again.
We had a relaxing and wonderful stay at Napili Bay Resort.
Napili Happy from Los Angeles on 08/12/2009 said:
I researched the internet for days to find a place on the beach, with a balcony looking out at the ocean, where we could listen to the surf at night, and snorkel and swim during the day. The snokeling isn't like the Caribbean, but there were some huge turtles and colorful fish, as well as some coral. We really loved our stay. It was quaint, comfortable, and gave us an escape from the maddening crowd. Napili Bay is magical. I woke one morning, stepped out on the lanai, and saw four rainbows across the bay. The sand was soft and clean. We were comfortable with the breeze that blew through the place, and only needed the ceiling fans to keep us comfortable. You can hear the neighbors a bit on the lanai, but we weren't bothered. I have to say, Kathy, who manages the property, was so amazing and available to be helpful and make our stay comfortable. We had a really great time and would happily go back. The condo is well stocked for cooking. Boogie boards and beach chairs were provided, as well as beach towels. The bathrooms are small but adequate. You really have everything you need. My only negative comment is that I found the colors a little dingy and would like to see a more cheery tone in the decoration. Kathy helped me to get a more colorful spread on the bed, which made a difference. We would recommend this to anyone looking to get close to the ocean (the beach is only steps away) and away from the big hotel tourist experience. It is a short drive to all of that if you want it. We arrived late at night, and it was easy to find our way and get into the condo. It was all set up very nicely. We stayed 9 days and had a great experience.
Best Honeymoon Spot for us!
Honeymoon in Hawaii from south carolina on 08/03/2009 said:
Napili Bay is such a beautiful beach. We loved sitting out on the lanai watching the turtles and dolphins. We could not have had a beautiful view. The room was comfortable, clean, and well equiped. Little extra's like a cooler and boogie board made us feel like we were staying with friends instead of a hotel. I would go back every year if I could. Making reservations was very simple over the internet, we had no problems with the rental. The only part of our stay we did not like was not having a maid to clean the room while we were out. That would have been a little more romantic.
Napili Bay Resort Condo
ddmauit2day from San Diego, CA on 07/10/2009 said:
Room was great. Very clean, all the dishes and appliances you need. Descripitions were right on, just as website descirbed. Views were amazing, great location, amazing beach, not a huge selection of eating places to walk to, but the ones that were close, The Gazebo and the Seahouse were both great eats. Owner was great, had a little trouble with the lock-box getting in (my fault) but he was there to answer my phone call and get me on the right track. Overall probably the best place we stayed on Maui, would reccomend again and hope to be back soon!
We had a wonderful time at Napili Bay Resort!
jgetsinger from Newberg, Oregon on 06/25/2009 said:
All we could have wanted and more! The location is heavenly and our rooms (we occupied 2 rooms while we were there, 207 and 208) were clean, had a full size refrigerator/freezer and reasonably stocked. (coolers, toaster, blender, boogie boards, beach towels and chairs basic spices.) The BBQ is very nice and new. (208 had BBQ equipment but 207 did not.) We loved the balmy breezes and did not mind not having air conditioning at all. The beautiful ocean sounds lulled us to sleep and we were absolutely stunned by the views. The owner of room 208 greeted us with a beautiful fruit basket with a gift beach bag. This was especially nice since we had forgotten to bring one! We met the owner of room 206, (paradisehawaiiancondos.com) and she was personable and even though we were not her customers, she would have gladly helped us if we had needed something. We asked to see her rental unit and if there was anything to say that is a little less glowing it would be that 207 and 208 have not had the bathrooms updated and therefore are not as nice as room 206. We will definitely go again to the Napili Beach Resort but because of the bathrooms we will probably will see if 206 is available first. If not, the others are great too! Oh, for those of you worried about bugs...it's the tropics! Clean up after you eat and keep your garbage in a bag in the freezer like we did. That is all it took for us to keep bugs away.
Our Honeymoon May 2009
Rebeeca and Jeff Mettert from Anchorage, Alaska on 05/19/2009 said:
We stayed a week at Napili Bay condos for our Honeymoon. It was our first time at this condo rental location and we just loved and w9ould definatly go back again for another vacation. The views off of the deck in room 2008 were absolutly georgeous and breath taking. There was one down fall no A/C. But with the ocean breeze and windows that definatly helped. Mahalo Jeff and Rebecca Mettert
MikenTrudy from Edmonton, Alberta on 04/24/2009 said:
This was an extremely nice condo. It was in good order and very clean. The view from the balcony was priceless! Gorgeous sunset at night. You could see turtles swimming in the bay and we watched whales from the balconey one morning. You are so close to the water you can hear the waves. We would definatly stay here again. The staff was very nice and the beach was clean and not super busy. Very well maintained, beautiful condo:)
Lovely! Nice views, cute little quaint place.
warren from Minneosta on 04/24/2009 said:
We had a great week, we love just to walk the beach. There are restaurants in walking distance. Place is well taken care of, and management very accommodating. I would definitely go back!
mmelika27 from Portland, OR on 04/23/2009 said:
Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful beach, fantastic views, great place to stay! There's nothig like sleeping in a comfy bed listing to the ocean right outside. We loved it so much we went back February 2009 but we stayed in unit 109 which doesn't compared to unit 208. Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, Fish, beautiful blue ocean, soft sand and palm tress, what more can you possibly ask for?
Unhappy in Paradise
JD travels from Canada on 04/23/2009 said:
Unfortunately the only good things about the condo was it is on the beach and in Hawaii. A very dated, well worn condo. Beds,pillows and bedding not acceptable, uncomfortable and well worn. A much needed reno. Extremely hot with poor air circulations made it uncomfortable day and night. Good news, I understand some other owner's units do have air conditioning and have been nicely refinished. Shop wisely. A few bugs in the kitchen. Overall-pass. There are so many other places to rent. We have now found two other excellent propertys and continue to come to Maui.
salamander1 from thousand palms, ca on 04/23/2009 said:
We ejoyed our stay the condo was clean and th location was great
Beach Lover from Chico. Ca on 04/23/2009 said:
Immediately relaxed best describes our vacation experience at Napili Bay Resort. We have been to Maui before so we know exactly what we want to do when we get there, as little as possible. Coffee on the beach in the morning and cocktails on the beach at sunset met most of our vacation needs. Napili Bay Resort fit the bill perfectly. Everything we needed was there. The location is amazing and the facility is wonderful. There is no doubt when we let we were re- energized and ready to go.
Island dream home
The Franklins from San Diego, California on 04/05/2009 said:
Our first trip to Maui, and it was everything we'd dreamed: beautiful, peaceful, relaxing. The accommodations were very comfortable, and we felt very much at home right from the start. We so thoroughly enjoyed our stay, that we made reservations for a return trip in November 2008. Sadly, a health emergency made our trip impossible at that time, but as it was too late to cancel, we gave our reservations to my sister and her husband. They enjoyed their stay every bit as much as we did! We are homesick now for our Napili Bay home, and eagarly looking forward to our next trip!
Kiwini from Los Angeles, CA on 04/03/2009 said:
When you walk into the room, you know you're in your home away from home. My lovely bride and I have been coming here for over 20 years and each time we vacation here we never want to leave. The location is perfect,the room is bright, and the people are friendly. We cooked fantastic meals on the barbecue and in the kitchenette. Thank you, and we look forward to all our future trips.
The waves lull you to sleep
Scott Lewis from Van Nuys California on 04/02/2009 said:
The Napili Bay is the only place I stay when visiting Maui. I always get an upstairs location. I love the fact that the sand is right below the lanai and the water is 20 yards away. The sunsets are killer every night. The beach is very local, not touristy like some other beaches. I love cooking in the unit and mingling with others at the private bbqs. There are no elevators or room service or stuffy front desks. It is all do it yourself and retro. The snorkling is awesome and you will always see turtles. I have been here at least 6 times and will continue to come. The Napili Bay is one of the best kept secrets on Maui. Mahalo for all the great memories! Scott and Nancy
dean and deb from bismarck,nd on 04/02/2009 said:
This was out second stay at napili bay, and nothing has changed in paradise. The condo has it all. Proximity to the beach is unbeatable. The beach is one of the best on the island, and even so is relatively unbusy. Ease of services, from snorkel gear two blocks down the road, to grocery and mini mall nearby, and ease to shops in lahaina. We WILL stay here on out next stay on Maui!!
A. F. from San Bruno, California on 04/02/2009 said:
We have stayed here three times and look forward to returning. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the location ideal for a laid-back relaxing vacation. The unit is clean, well equiped and very confortable.Best of all it is beachfront and we never miss watching the sunset from the lanai every evening.We enjoy the comfortable setting and having such great snorkeling right outside the door.Shopping and great restaurants are only a short drive away.This is truly one of our favorite places to vacation.
My first trip to Maui
Maui Visitor from Gig Harbor, Washington on 04/02/2009 said:
The rental itself was fine - clean, great view of the ocean. Disappointment was in two areas that might not bother other people - just me personally. On my 3rd day renters moved in next door who were chain-smokers. The smoke constantly drifted into my condo and lanai and the man had a smoker's cough that was non-stop. I was not able to enjoy the Lanai due to the constant smell of smoke and closing windows/doors in Hawaii makes little sense - I fault myself for not checking beforehand whether it was a "smoke free" condo complex. Perhaps that has changed since I visited. I also was not prepared for the large crowds (and noise) that gathered from morning until late afternoon right beneath my Lanai - I prefer a more secluded atmosphere. Again, this is of no fault to the condo itself - just my personal preference. I wanted to enjoy reading on the Lanai and looking at the ocean but between the smoke and the noise/activity below lanai, this was disappointing to me. I want to reiterate that the condo itself was lovely and well-equipped - just not the "spot" I had hoped for. No fault of owner or condo itself. Thank you for this oppportunity and I would recommend the condo to anyone who doesn't have my personal issues.
Great private beach
Arkansas from Arkansas on 04/02/2009 said:
If your trying to get away from the big crowds, and overpriced luxury accommodations, this would be the place. During our stay in Hawaii, we stayed at both a luxury hotel and the relaxed, laid back, private beach, of Napili Bay Resort. It was awesome to walk out the front door to the beach. The snorkeling at Napili Bay was much better than the paid excursion I took. I did have a little problem going to sleep with the ocean waves crashing all night. The windows are louvered with no glass, so the noise could not be stopped. A Tylenol PM took care of that.
Wonderful Honeymoon Destination
stacyo from San Jose, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at the Napili Bay. The location of the unit and the views from the lanai were spectacular. While the room itself could use some updating, it was clean and had everything we needed. We plan to stay there again, soon!
Perfect for anniversary and honeymoon couples
Geraldm13 from Iowa City, IA on 04/01/2009 said:
Loved to watch the sunset from our lanai- scheduled our day's activities around it. Snorkeled from the beach daily. Recommended it to our kids for their honeymoon--and they took us up on the offer. Can't wait to return.
Beautiful view, Beautiful room, amazing service
FrankD from North Babylon, NY on 04/01/2009 said:
Having been to Maui several times, I insisted my wife and I stay in a more quiet section of the island, but not too far from Lahaina. We chose Napili Bay and searched for a nice condo with the idea of treating ourselves to an ocean view. I searched for weeks and had a few places bookmarked. I ended up choosing 208 at Napili Bay Resort because it looked perfect. After booking and emailing back and fourth a few times with the owner we were set to stay and had all of our information necessary. Upon arrival, we walked into a nice quiet, modest yet clean and beautiful room. It was very important to me that the room kind of embrace the beauty and aloha spirit of the islands. It most certainly did and after stepping foot onto our Lana'i it exceeded our expectations! Chuck (the owner) had left us a very nice basket of hawaiian goodies with a note congratulating us on our marriage. That thoughtfulness meant a lot to us and made us feel at home right away. The room had wireless internet which was a huge plus. It was a great way to post pictures of our trip as it unfolded to ensue jealousy from our friends and family(hehe). The boogie boards and beach chairs were a plus too! Wey cannot wait to go back to Maui and are looking forward to staying in the same exact room. It was absolutely perfect for our needs and our tastes. Hawaii is not about big hotels, crowded beaches and shopping...it is the most beautiful place on earth. Napili Bay and the Napili Bay Resort both allow you to enjoy the island in comfort and quiet without being too far from the tourist indulgences.
Home Away From Home
TheBigKahuna from Portland Oregon on 04/01/2009 said:
We go back the Napile Bay Resort year after year and consider it our home away from home. We particularly like the upstairs beach front units such as 208 and 209. You can't beat being right on the beach! Chuck and the folks at Aloha Condos really take care of their guests.
Paradise in a studio
DP from Salt Lake City, UT on 04/01/2009 said:
Second story unit on the beautiful Napili Bay beach. Clean and well furnished. Just steps away from your private beach entry and shower. Mornings on the lanai afford views of sea turtles and whales in the channel. Evenings provide unobstructed views of the sunset. Nights are cloaked in the sound of surf on the beach. There is no air conditioning but there also is no glass in the wood-shuttered windows. The sea breezes at night blowing through the condo will cool you enough for sleep in the amazingly comfortable bed. There is a TV that is hard to hear with the sound of the surf echoing in the condo, but who cares? All the entertainment you could want is waiting on the beach sunbathing, in the water snorkeling, or sitting on the lanai mesmerized by the view. Incredibly romantic for two and my idea of paradise.
Mrs. M from Nebraska on 04/01/2009 said:
My husband and I stayed at your lovely condo for the majority of our honeymoon. We spent 6 wonderful nights there and then went to Oahu. And Maui is definately my favorite of the two islands! We loved the convience of the kitchen, frig, and being right on the beach. It was amazing to watch the sunrise and set everyday and just to sit and people watch as well. The ocean waves were calming... We felt very safe there. There were two great places to eat within walking distance--the Gazeebo and the Sea House. We could take a short car ride to Lahaina for other food and stores. It was great!!! We'd love to come again! Thanks again for the fabulous stay.
Best location on the best beach in Maui!!!
Snorkel Nanny from Lake Oswego, Oregon on 05/09/2013 said:
We loved Unit 209 at Napili Bay Resort and would return there in a second. It is the southwest corner room on the 2nd floor, so an easy 180 degree panorama of the sea & sand, right on the beachfront. We rec'd excellent service from Chuck, who always answered our emails promptly, Lisa the local agent who was there in 5 min. when our coffeepot went kaput, and Lee, the resident manager who helped me with change when I was in the laundry room. (They do have a bill changer but it didn't like my $s). The room was well stocked with enough towels for our 2 week stay, enough TP, & tissue. Also had 2 better than usual boogie boards (we have had other experiences), 2 beach chairs, small ice chest, laundry basket, drying rack which we used on the lanai every day, & more. Laundry room has used books and magazines and an ice machine right outside. We loved the closeness to the beach, 30 seconds, and that a key is required to come into the complex from the beach or to go out, so there aren't people wandering through. It is on the small side, but we weren't in our room much. It is not as updated as some of the rooms, but not as old as some of them, either. Huge mirror on the north wall reflects the sea and makes room look larger. Since we were entertaining two friends almost every night (!) who were staying nearby, we found it very cramped on the lanai, which is not deep. We did have trouble figuring out how to get the oven doing what it's supposed to do. And while everything was immaculate, the tub and surround must be the originals and could use a little facelift. However water pressure was awesome and hot as we wanted it! Minor suggestion. We loved the tree right in front of the complex which provided the best shade and had the nicest people under it! We call it the "Giving Tree" after the Shel Silverstein book! You can't go wrong with this unit 209!
Jim from Newbury, Berkshire on 10/07/2012 said:
Condo 209 is in an excellent location with outstanding views of the napili bay area & is right on the beach.
turtle10786 from Phoenix AZ on 05/31/2012 said:
This was our fourth visit to The Napili Bay Resort and the second stay in unit #209. The location can't be beat as you are directly on the beach with panoramic views of both Molokai and Lanai. Unit #209 is on the corner of the second floor directly facing the bay so the lanai is open on two sides which gives you what I think is the best view of all the condos in the complex. Aloha Condos manages #209, as well as several other units in the complex and I can't say enough about how great they are to work with. Chuck and his group are very professional, communicate quickly and definitely have the "aloha spirit". Both condos that we stayed in were well kept, had very comfortable beds and all the amenities that we could wish for ( free WiFi, dishwasher, cable tv, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc). The only item that is missing from # 209 is a fridge with ice and water in the door so it is more convenient to make that mai tai! On our first stay in this unit we were amazed at how loud the ocean was, so if you are a light sleeper perhaps you should bring ear plugs for the first few nights until you adjust to the crashing surf. After a short adjustment we now love the continually changing character of the ocean as well as the constant breeze that keeps the condo comfortable. I think that the Napili Bay Resort has the best location and is the best value in West Maui. Napili Bay itself is picture perfect, with a great sandy beach and a low key " Old Hawaii Feel". Thanks again to Chuck and his group for another memorable stay.
Wonderful stay at Napili Bay
Lori from Glenwood Springs, CO on 02/08/2012 said:
We had a wonderful stay at Napili Bay Resort #209. This was our second stay at Napili Bay, and 209 is just a perfect unit in a great little affordable resort. The condo itself is well equipped with just about everything you would need for a comfortable week on the beach. (We only had one issue, as we think the oven isn't working properly, should be looked at or repaired.) This resort has no pool or hot tub, which doesn't bother us as we spend our time on the beach or in the ocean, but if you are looking for a full service resort, this isn't it. We had unbelievable views from a private lanai in this corner unit, and the proximity to the ocean on this beautiful, low key bay is fantastic. I have never stayed anywhere in Hawaii where I was so close to the water. The sound of the surf in the units facing the ocean is amazing. The water in Napili bay is perfect for swimming and snorkeling, as is the water in the very close Kapulua bay. There are great walking trails in Kapalua, and the General Store at Kapalua is a nice inexpensive place to have breakfast or a cup of coffe after an early morning walk in Kapalua. The Sea House Restaurant on Napili is also a good breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner spot with reasonable prices for Hawaii. We watched dozens of whales all week from our lanai. The grocery market in Napili is just minutes away, and a much better alternative for buying food and supplies than the very busy Safeway in very busy Lahaina. There is quite a bit of traffic on this side of the island, especially from Lahaina to Kapalua, but was not a big problem if you avoid driving at rush hour. We would recommend Napili Bay wholeheartedly!
Lori, thanks for the heads up on the oven. We checked it with an oven thermometer and the temperature control was not working properly. We replaced the entire oven yesterday along with a new dishwasher. Owner, Chuck
Low Key and Fabulous
Wendy from Sausalito, CA on 01/13/2012 said:
Our stay in unit 209 at Napili Bay Resort was fabulous. The studio room was updated with tasteful decor and it was clean and very comfortable. The grounds are kept up very nicely and the management friendly and helpful. I never heard any of the neighbors, although the sound of the ocean waves would have probably drown them out! I've stayed in lots of fancy resorts, but prefer the low key, more local feel of Napili and very much appreciated this particular condo.
Another great stay at Napili Bay, this time directly at the beac
peter from munich on 12/29/2011 said:
A great and comfortable and clean apartment giving you a feel of the real Hawaii. You should love the sound of the ocean.
One of the best places we have stayed.
J&J from Pender Island, B.C. on 12/22/2011 said:
Aloha appears to take great care in ensuring what is promised is delivered. This condo is well-equipped: a full kitchen with all the utensils you would ever need; deck chairs and boogie boards for the beach; a comfortable bed. The ocean view is spectacular. Napili beach is one of the nicest beaches we have ever been on. Surf at one end, and calm water at the other. Welcome basket of fruit and chocolates is a really nice touch. We'll be back.
Fabulous, restful, idyllic, happy vacation at Napili Bay
DAVE and JULIE from Anacortes, Washington on 11/26/2011 said:
We've been returning to the Napili Bay Resort for 37 years - since 1974! And of all the units we've experienced over time, we like 209 the best. It is on the corner of the building, thus the lanai has an oceanfront view to the north, and a spectacular sunset view to the west. We love to experience early mornings and sunsets and moonlit nights on the deck - after snorkeling in the bay for up to four hours every day. The amenities of the unit are superb and tasteful - though we hope the owner will upgrade the shower/bath someday. And perhaps a high definition TV with a DVR might be a nice touch... (though we don't go to Maui to watch television). We love it here, and we shall return.
Awesome! Hurt to leave.
David from Lawrenceburg, IN on 11/15/2011 said:
Place was great, clean, decorated nicely and easy to find. View was wonderful. Corner balcony broadens the view. Beach extras made for much more enjoyable beach days.
Dee and Steve from Onsted, Michigan on 10/31/2011 said:
It was perfect!!! Wonderful view and the Condo had everything we needed. A lovely gift basket welcomed us along with the beautiful sound of the ocean right outside our door. The pefect condo!!
Perfect Island Get away
Menehune from Seattle on 10/19/2011 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and Condo 209 was just what we were hoping for: R&R;, surf and sand. This condo was wonderful! From the welcome basket of island treats to the nicely equipped kitchen that enabled us stock for meals to suit our pace and maximize our time / resources, to the beach chairs and boogie boards. The view is unforgettable from this corner unit and the sound of the surf magical. We could not ask for anything more. Best feature: the view and proximity to the beach, the ocean air-flow through the unit. Worst: having to leave
#209 was just right for us
alpine79 from Cincinnati, Ohio on 10/11/2011 said:
I would whole-heartedly recommend #209 in the Napili Bay Resort. It was pretty with tropical furnishings. We had a great time being so close to the ocean with some terrific snorkeling there right in the bay. We could hear the crashing of the waves through the open louve (sic) windows. They provided a very nice gift basket to welcome us with a pineapple, tote bag, chocolate macadamia nuts, fresh fruit, etc. The full kitchen is nicely equipped for pretty much any kind of dinner you want to make. The whole resort is kept clean and felt safe with shopping and restaurants close by. The only thing one should be aware of about this resort before booking is that they do not have a swimming pool, however the beach there is great.
Great seaside condo!
Beach girl from Cincinnati on 03/21/2011 said:
This little gem was everything we were looking for in a stay by the sea in Maui. The ocean was ten feet out the door The sunsets were beautiful. The view from the 2nd floor. balcony were fantastic! We could see the whales spouting and breeching from the balcony! The Hawaiian theme of the condo was charming. We had everything we needed including beach chairs and boogy boards. The unit was just right for two of us, some may say small but it was a studio and we spent most of the time on the porch. The kitchen was well equip for cooking but not there was no place to eat (table to sit at), we ate evening meals out, so only cooked once but did do breakfast and lunch on the porch. We loved the proximity to the ocean, the second floor for a great view of the bay and the less populated area of Napili Bay. I would go back in a heatbeat if I were to return to Maui!
Above my expectations!
Cathy from Mission BC on 03/02/2011 said:
Our stay was unbelievable! We didn't need a thing for our stay, all was provided with the room. We watched the beautiful sunsets, the whales and the turtles all from our lanai. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the place was equipped with all neccesities! The beach was amazing and the grounds were beautiful.
awessome as usual
Maui Rocks from Calgary on 02/25/2011 said:
We find the Napili Bay Resort to be an ideal location to stay while on Maui. It is a great place to just sit on the beach or to come back to after a day of touring the island. The beach is clean - great job Leeland! - the stores for necessities are close by and the people in the resort are always friendly. We will be back.
jgulley from Bellingham WA on 02/02/2011 said:
Great place to stay. We have been to other condos located on Napili Bay, however the views from the Napili Bay Resort condos are unmatched. During our stay we frequently saw humpback whales breaching and "playing" in the channel between Maui and Molokai. My wife and I were blown away by the relaxing sound of the waves crashing 25 yards from the condo...we will definitely be back in the future.
Napili Bay 209 for the win.
David from Laguna Beach, CA on 01/17/2011 said:
Couldn't have asked for more... not only is the studio condo spacious and directly on the beach with a full kitchen, it's got little nicknacks that make it extra special... I mean, a rice cooker and Tupperware? Awesome.
The Perfect Spot on the Beach!
Vic from McMinnville, OR on 01/05/2011 said:
This was our first trip to Maui and we feel we were spoiled with our condo at Napili Bay. We spent every morning drinking coffee on our lanai watching whales and turtles. Snorkeling was fun and just a dozen steps from our room. The open air feel of the room was perfect.
Stu from Richmond, British Columbia on 12/05/2010 said:
Comfortable condo with all of the necessities. Excellent location overlooking the beach. Would be nice to have a safe to place passports etc in when leaving the condo.
Truth in advertising!
kayteedee from San Francisco on 09/18/2010 said:
Condo #209 was everything it promised to be in its ad. The only thing the ad couldn't verify was the sweet smell in the breeze, the sound of the ocean and the brilliance of the sunsets. We even saw a rainbow or two. Wonderful welcome basket from the owner. The directions and instructions to access the condo on our own were perfect. Free wifi, too. If you are looking for a low key place to experience beautiful Maui this is it!
Tom A. from California on 08/30/2010 said:
Best condo in the building with 2nd floor end unit right on the beach with an awesome view of Napili Bay and the island of Molokai. The condo is small but tidy and has all one needs for a few days away from the rat race.
Relax,enjoy and soak up the view.
George Mucha from Modesto, CA on 08/09/2010 said:
My wife and I had a fantastic week on Maui. Napili Bay Resort Condo 209 was just as expected. No problems what so ever. Hadn't been to the islands in 25+ years, but it really stood up, unlike Cabo, the circus has come to town down there. Hawaii is still paradise. Don't miss the food at Pacific O, our favorite, Bling Bling and Hapa Hapa are outstanding. Ocean sounds were soothing, bed very comfy, fans did an excellent job of cooling us off. Napili Bay beach is the best, low key, good snorkeling, and close to other great snorkeling bays. Big Kahuna omelet at The Gazebo a must. Aloha
Napili Fan from Steamboat Springs, CO on 05/19/2010 said:
This room is the perfect location. Great views, very comfortable, and on the best beach in Maui. We were looking for beach with waves and snorkeling, Napili is really not a surf beach, but has great snorkeling. There are surf beaches just above and below Napili, and none of them are as beautiful or relaxing. Turtles everywhere, eels, rays, and countless fish in the bay. Make sure you go to the Seaside Restaurant, on the north side of the beach at Napili Kai resort, for happy hour 2-5. Great apps and drinks at a good price. We got lucky and just happened to stay here without knowing how nice it was. Now you know, just stay here and forget looking elsewhere. Chuck and Kathy were very nice as well. We will be back for sure.
Great beach condo.
Traveler Joe from Canada on 04/22/2010 said:
Condo was exactly as described. Terrific welcome basket. 30 seconds to the beautiful beach. Condo building itself was very quiet, but be prepared for early morning beach noise as the kids tend to play early. Great snorkelling around the south rocks, and a really nice swimming beach at Napili.
Love Napili from Newport Beach, CA on 03/03/2010 said:
The room was clean. The neighbors were quite. The ocean was loud and wonderful...and the view was amazing. Without a doubt the best room on Napili Bay! We will be back.
Perfect Place to Be
Blang311 from Nebraska on 11/25/2009 said:
We arrived to Napili Bay Resort after three days in Oahu. The pace was slower immediately after we left the airport and continued that way throughout the week. The condo was clean and had everything a person could need. The welcome basket was cool and it felt very homey tight away. I was worried about no air conditioning but it was never a problem. This condo is literally right on the water which was super nice but at night the waves are loud. My wife loved that and said it helped her sleep but I had to get used to it. We would return again in a heartbeat.
The Napili Bay Best Kept Secret on Maui
Scott Lewis from Van Nuys, California on 10/29/2009 said:
This is my 7th or 8th time visiting The Napili Bay. I always stay on the 2nd floor which allows the best view of killer sunsets each night. There are sea turtles swimming 25 yards from your lanai. The location is great because its away from all the touristy stuff in Lahaina and minutes from some of the best FREE snorkeling on Maui. The condo is perfect for making dinner with all the pots and pans, etc. The king size bed is comfortable and the condo is clean and styling. They also have a great bbq area for grilling your fresh fish and pineapple. The Napili market is around the corner for any extra needs. Once you visit here, you will not want to stay anywhere else. We will be back again next year. Scott and Nancy
More great memories
D Bates from Ontario, Canada on 10/15/2009 said:
My husband and I have stayed several times in various units at Napili Bay-they are the perfect size for two people and the views from the lanai and the beach itself can't be beat. Napili is also a perfect central location if you have a conference anywhere in west Maui during your stay. The people at Aloha Condos are extremely great to deal with and have our 100 percent vote of confidence :)
huiewhuic from Hillsboro, OR on 07/09/2009 said:
Thank you... I could not think of a better way to spend a honeymoon! The staff (manager -sorry forgot her name) was especially accomadating... very satisfied. RB, Hillsboro, Oregon. June 2009
Little Piece of Heaven
nfissiak from Houston, TX on 06/25/2009 said:
When we arrived, we were greeted with a basket of fresh fruit and chocolate. The view from our room 209 was stunning. Best view in Maui, I can say that because we stayed in different locations on Maui before, and never had such an incredible view! The room is 20 seconds from the beach! The apartment was not overly updated but super clean, wonderful bed!!! Huge and comfortable! We slept like babies in it :). Everything was available. There is no air conditioner but it did not bother us too much. If it got warm we would open all the windows and enjoy the breeze and the view. We were 5 minutes away walking from famous Gazebo restaurant, where the locals love to eat too and on the right side walking distance to Seahouse! Incredible food too! Try macadamia, banana and pineapple panecakes in Gazebo! I liked everything. It would offcourse nice to have an air conditioner but again not a must! Incredible experience. A little piece of Paradise!
Great place to stay
cleveland from Cleveland, Ohio on 06/06/2009 said:
We loved this condo. It is right on the beach with fantastic views. It has a really comfortable king sized bed. A little older building but maintained well. Had comfortable beach chairs, boogie boards and towels. We especially liked the snorkeling right from shore where we saw tons of fish and large sea turtles up close. There is no pool, or extra services like a large resort complex but you don't need anything more with the beach steps away. For us the perfect beach get away without crowds. Aloha.
Happy from White Rock, B.C., Canada on 05/26/2009 said:
My hubby and I are still glowing after a wonderful, relaxing (too short) vacation at Napili Bay Resort. We stayed in #209 and were very content with this corner unit. It was clean and well equipped, and tastefully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular view from the balcony...we even saw a few whales breaching off in the channel! It did get quite hot on the balcony from 2-4pm, but the beach is steps away, the ocean is lovely and we could always find a spot of shade under the big tree to sit and read and relax. The snorkeling on the reef in the bay is decent, and we saw green sea turtles swimming right in the bay. A really excellent snorkeling site is aprox. 10 kms up the road in Honolua Bay, and I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys snorkeling...we saw incredible corals, turtles, a Moray Eel, and countless beautiful tropical fish...most excellent! Fruits and veggies are pretty expensive on Maui, but there's a little farmers market/grocery store on the left side of the road heading towards Kanapali that had the best prices. Also we found some good fresh reasonably priced fish and meats in the Napili Marketplace store on Napilihau Street, which is a 2 min. drive away from the condo. They also have a good selection of wine, etc. The entrance to this store is a little hard to spot as it's located inside a small strip mall of sorts, and you probably won't see the entrance door unless you get out of your car and check out the store fronts...it's a little to the right of the middle. Anyways, we managed to put 500 miles on our rental car in a week...drove up to the volcano, and took the road to Hana...went to the souvenir market in Kihei, and just generally had a great time! Hope to be back here one day soon, and would highly reommend Napili Bay Resort...the location is fabulous.
Great Condo, Nice Location
pduey from Montana on 04/30/2009 said:
My wife, 4 month old son, and one set of grandparents spent a great week at Napili Bay Resort. Condo 209 was actually just right for all of us. The accomodations were spacious enough. The sunset views were incredible right from the balcony. Picture whales in the distance lit by the setting sun! Really. The cove just outside was filled with turtles and provided some great snorkeling, even for my parents. Though it is a little bit difficult getting in and out of the water for those less fit. A Snorkel Bob's is a 10 minute walk for rental equipment. The proximity to Napili Beach made for a nice easy stroll. There is a local grocery, coffee shop and a Maui Tacos all close by. Lahaina is a 15 minute drive. We are cyclists and rode a round trip heading north from the condo all the way around to near the airport and clockwise to Lahaina. A beautiful ride with good climbs early on. The condo was kept clean, towels exchanged regularly. There were adequate cooking utensils as we prepared most of our meals at the condo. We called ahead and rented baby equipment from a local baby rental business. It was there when we arrived and was picked up after we left...very convenient. Maui is enchanting...Napili Bay Resort made it easy, condo 208 has a beautiful location.
farfel22 from michigan on 04/30/2009 said:
Great location, comfortable and clean, great location, highly recommend!
Our Destination Wedding in Paradise
Stefan and Paula Brunt from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on 04/28/2009 said:
Could we have picked a better location! When planning a trip, much less a wedding, from clear across the continental United States, internet reviews and gut feelings make your decisions. We could never have made a better choice. With all the comforts of home, a backdrop of crystal clear ocean, and memorable sunsets, Napili Bay gave us everything we wanted and more. We stayed in Unit # 209 (Top Floor, Corner) and soaked up every minute. With amazing hospitality and traditional Hawaiian surroundings, we would recommend Napili Bay to everyone. We will never have to worry about where we want to stay on Maui, because we found our paradise!! And don't pass up the Macadamia Pancakes at the Gazebo next door!! Stefan and Paula Brunt
Kevin and Becky from Tucson AZ on 04/25/2009 said:
We have stayed at few of Napili's resorts over the years and this was an excellent choice. Great views, easy access to the beach, room was very comfortable, the little village store in the complex is very nice to have, BBQ grills make for some great nights of casual dinners and close to all that Maui has to offer. There is a little surf noise being down on the end of the beach but after all that is why your stay in a beach front condo isn't it. Aloha Condos was a perfect host and one of the easiest vacations I ever set up. Aloha and Mahalo. Kevin and Becky
KEVIN from PLANO,TX on 04/25/2009 said:
This is a perfect spot for an inexpensive romantic couple getaway ... quiet execept for the ocean washing up on shore ... great little getaway - great views and nice facilities for a romantic getaway on a budget. The gift basket when we arrived late that night was the perfect welcome and the sounds of the ocean are just incredible.
Beautiful Beachfront Location....!!
David and Julie from Las Vegas, Nevada on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed in Unit 209 for our 1st Anniversary. Napili Bay is a beautiful quiet beach and we loved that part of the island of Maui. Perfect location to enjoy Kapalua, Lahaina, Kaanapali, etc... Unit is cozy romantic. Best Unit in building. Fantastic 2nd floor corner unit with panoramic beach/ocean view. A few steps down the stairs and you are on the beach....!! Owner Chuck was great to deal with. Left us a nice gift upon arrival. Provided beach chairs, boogie boards, etc... Fantastic value.....!! Would stay again in a heartbeat.....!! Rent it, you'll love it.....!! David and Julie Las Vegas, NV
Wonderful place to stay
Adam from Spokane, WA on 04/23/2009 said:
My wife and I stayed at the Napili Bay condos and I am extremely happy with it. If you are undecided about staying at a condo vs a hotel....GO CONDO! You won't have to deal with gift shops, elevators and all that mess. If you are unsure about which beach, Napili Bay was wonderful for adults and kids, but wasn't overcrowded. About the condo itself: I stayed in a second floor unit facing the beach and at night the waves crashed hard on the rocks there on the edge of the bay and this resort appears to take the brunt of the decibels. I had to wear earplugs to sleep. But I would do it again, and stay in the same room again, and wear earplugs again, because the view and the location of the condo was awesome.
Dreams come true here
P&R from Pennsylvania on 04/18/2009 said:
Hundred of words can never begin to explain how wonderful of a trip we had here. It is truely one of the best times of our life!
The very BEST!!!
Ali from New Hampshire on 04/15/2009 said:
As described on the website, this condo is one of the most popular condos on-site. No doubt why - 2nd story, oceanfront, corner condo with privacy, beautiful views of the beach, Molokai across the way, the turtle activity, and lovely beach, great photo opportunities for the sunsets, not to mention the nearby Gazebo restaurant for lunch and dinner. Besides that, the grounds were immaculate and had all kinds of beautiful flora, and we loved the availability of the gas grills and laundry. We took advantage of grill to do some dinners in, which helped fray the meal expenses. Transportation for island activites, such as the Haleakala sunrise bike trip and the Hana Highway excursion were easily available to us with pick ups at the roadside. All services were nearby, as were additional lovely beaches and blowholes. We would recommend Aloha Condos to everyone and would love to return to condo 209 in the future. I can't say enough wonderful things about Napili Bay - it was truly paradise.
linzanna from Indianapolis, IN on 04/12/2009 said:
We absolutely loved our one-week stay at Napili Bay #209. Writing this review makes me want to book a flight back for tomorrow. The condo was clean and bright, and it was perfect for our needs for the week. We loved being able to step out onto the small balcony and enjoy the beautiful view. Chuck, the owner, was great to work with and was very helpful in answering some questions we had as first-time visitors to Hawaii. I would recommend this unit to anyone. The only thing to keep in mind, if anyone in your party is a light sleeper, is that you can't turn off the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. This condo is ON THE BEACH - and it can be loud (and, since it's a public beach, so can the people). Since the windows don't exactly "close," the sound can only be muffled - not completely shut out. It didn't bother me so much, but it did take my husband a couple of nights to get used to it. In NO way do I want to deter anyone from staying here, but if you like to sleep in silence, be prepared - you may want to invest in some earplugs! FYI - my husband was also very concerned that this unit does not have air conditioning, but it was truly not an issue at all. It's very breezy, and hopefully you'll be spending most of your time enjoying the beautiful Hawaii outdoors anyway!
lrk7399 from houston, texas on 04/11/2009 said:
We stayed about 6 nights on the corner unit facing the bay. It was simple but had all that we needed. We fell asleep to the crashing waves on the bay and were greeted once by a school of dolphins. We relax mostly and swam during the day. We snorkeled with turtles just a few feet around the corner. We would stay there again. The best part was we got to use the beach chairs to gaze at the abundance of stars each night. One night we saw a few shooting stars.
Shirley from Regina, SK., Canada on 04/08/2009 said:
We started well with the condo owner, Chuck, who is helpful and professional. The arrangements proceeded very smoothly, and when we got there late at night - the directions, instructions and key provided, were very helpful. The condo is attractive and well equipped with everything we needed and more. It really is as good as it looks in photos. The location of the condo is ideal, with a perfect view, and steps away from putting your feet in the ocean. We did see whales, turtles and superb sunsets. If you are looking for a restful, quiet vacation at one of the best beaches, this is the place to be.
Brandie Woodfill from San Diego on 04/07/2009 said:
We had a great time at the Alohacondos. It was very easy getting to the complex and Chuck made it a very easy check-in. There was NO hassle with anything. The beachfront condo has a great view of the sunset and has easy access to restaurants, snorkeling, and just lazing on the beach. We didn't feel the need to get up and go anywhere else. The sea breeze flows through the condo and keeps things cooled off at that time of year. The wireless internet access was a real bonus.
Sand and sea turtles in the back yard
Deborah from Los Angeles Area, California on 04/03/2009 said:
We love Napili Bay. We found the area through a travel agent and stayed at a local hotel. I recommended the location to a co-worker who found the Napili Bay condo units. We tried them next and are now true repeat fans. We know it, the sea turtles, the sunsets, the view of Molokai, the local coral reefs and even some residents so we feel like it's our little second home when we get to visit. It's not fancy hotel living. It's comfortable, relaxing and friendly for those who are looking to feel more at home and happy to hang out in a studio apartment than be waited on. The bay is beautiful and not too big. Therefore, you never feel crowded in. Condo 209 is perfect for us and the owner is wonderful. He makes certain everything is up to snuff and that you are welcome and appreciated. The grounds manager is always there to help too. The room is tropically decorated and puts you in the island mood quickly. The bed and amenities are very comfortable. There is a television and DVD/VCR if you're so inclined. There are boogie boards and beach chairs to use. We get our food when we arrive, cook in the evenings and have no pressure to leave the bay unless we want to. Breakfast on the lania watching the clouds drift by Molokai and the sea turtles feed on the coral just yards away is fantastic. The condo is on the west corner and you will be treated with incredible sunsets every night. The only thing to note is that the rooms do not have air conditioning - ceiling fans though - so it can get warm inside but who cares when you need only a swimsuit to enjoy Napili Bay. Give it a try if you want to wind down from a hustle bustle life and tune in to a relaxing and rejuvenating place.
tranquil oceanfront retreat
tomnsue from napa valley california on 04/01/2009 said:
We recently stayed at Napili Bay Condos for a perfect wonderful week. The condo is right on the beach with a wonderful view of the bay and perfect sunsets. The snorkeling right out front is really good with sea turtles and lots of fish. We can't wait to come back!!
Great Place for Family or Newlyweds
Bill Monroe from Starkville, MS on 04/01/2009 said:
My wife and I visited Maui (Napili Beach Area) in 2005,and wanted to come back, at least once more. The area is great for Family's, newlyweds and even singles. Our accomadations in 2009 provided the best view, and BBQ area for preparing evening dinners that made our stay both economical, romantic and special. The grounds, which are natively landscaped only enhanced the "Hawaii Experience" and we would love to come back again. Best, Bill Monroe
Napili Bay Great Condo!
Ron from California on 04/01/2009 said:
This was a great condo that I would highly recommend. The view was wonderful and it had more windows than most because it was a corner unit. It is a short walk to the beach which had some of the best snorkeling anywhere (if you like BIG turtles that is!). We snorkeled every day and saw anywhere from 5-30 turtles each time. It was amazing. The condo itself was very clean and nicely appointed. We found the price to be exceptional when compared to other condos and the views of this one can't be beat! Again, I would highly recommend this particular unit and would stay there again.
Fabulous Find in Paradise
traveling twin from Carmel, California on 04/01/2009 said:
We stayed at Unit 209 at Aloha Condos for a glorious week - did not want to leave!! Our rental car remained unused, as the beach was perfect - right down the stairs from our condo, restaurants nearby and a lovely little market and fish market we could purchase provisions. We ate almost all our meals out on the lanai, overlooking the beach and beautiful Napili Bay. The sunsets are gorgeous and the king bed was so comfortable. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and tanned, rested and recharged, we reluctantly made our way home, hoping to come back SOON to Unit 209.
Our stay in condo 211 was amazing!
Edie from Rochester, N.Y. on 03/14/2013 said:
The owners take great pride in their condo and it shows. We truly had all the comforts of home right there, the kitchen and bath was beautifully done. Kitchen had a built in dishwasher, did not expect that and the bed was so comfortable, slept great everynight. Leland, the on site manager really made us feel welcome there, he would make a point to smile and wave everytime he saw us. We will make this our place to stay when we come to Maui for now on!
A. S. from Vancouver BC on 02/08/2013 said:
We really enjoyed our New Years stay in unit 211. It was in a wonderful location, right on the beach, and walking distance to some very nice restaurants. The unit is beautiful, clean, and updated. You can watch the sunset from the lanai. Our shower drain became clogged, but the maintenance people took care of it as soon as we called for help. The beach in Napili Bay is beautiful, we loved it and would go back any time.
Lovely place and lovely beach
Traveler from Sacramento California on 02/06/2013 said:
Th Condo was perfect. Small but with everything anyone would need. Great beach view, and easy access steps away. Nice people and nice group facilities: BBQ and laundry. I'd definitely stay I this condo again.
Just short of great
sunblock,40 from West Vancouver on 01/01/2013 said:
Despite the clouds that can often cover this end of the island (and which did for my first three days), I still prefer Napili Bay to other areas on Maui. I especially love the well-kept units at the Napili Bay Resort for their proximity to the beach and because the complex is small. The only reason this review isn't getting five stars is because of the two screaming nonstop crying brats that were staying directly below me. This being a woodframe building means that sound carries and if you're on the bottom level, or, if you have noisy neighbours like I did, it can really ruin a great holiday. Or at least reduce great to good. Thankfully I've stayed here before and knew to take ear plugs.
Relax, recharge, reconnect and enjoy a tsunami!!
Charlie and Kay from El Reno, OK on 12/18/2012 said:
Married on Maui 10 years ago and decided to return for our anniversay. This trip we wanted to relax and enjoy the beach and each other. We could not have stayed at a better location. The condo is as nice as any we saw in the complex. It is as advertised. It was very quiet and romantic. The view is amazing and more private than directly on the beach front. Napili bay is beautiful and slow paced. We did not cook in the condo but it had everything you would need. We woke every morning with the birds singing, made coffee and walked directly to the beach and watched the turtles on the rocks and the sun rise. Then breakfast at the Gazebo and the rest of the day on the beach and snorkeling with the turtles until sunset. There were many nice places to dine and we did not find a bad one. The mai tai at Merriman's point bar is amazing as is the view at sunset. Easy drive to Lahina for shopping, and dinning etc..We had the opportunity to survive a tsunami while on Maui! It turned out to be very small and uneventful but we spent most of one night sitting outside the west Maui airport with several thousand other people that were caught on the highway when the warning was issued. Kudos to Maui law enforcement and emergency services. They were very impressive. Great condo, great beach, romantic. We are already planning our return trip to Maui and can't wait to stay at Napili Bay 211 again.
Gotta do this again!
john from Castro Valley CA on 07/15/2012 said:
The room was all that was advertised and much more. Perfect location with an outstanding view of the beach. The kitchen was very nicely appointed and contained everything one could possibly need. Having tropical birds coming by and landing on the deck every morning and evening was a nice touch.
Lori from Vancouver on 06/08/2012 said:
I can't say enough about our experience in this condo. It is obvious the owners love their home and have created a beautiful space for others to enjoy. I loved the renos. The appliances are all high end and their kitchen was loaded with everything we needed. We enjoyed hours of delight watching the birds and seeing he waves crash on the shore from their lovely and oh so comfortable Lanai. The view is inspiring--a serene and quiet setting. The resort itself is quiet and extremely well kept. The ease from your home (for that's what it feels like) to the gorgeous Napili Bay beach is wonderful. And nearby, also Kapalua Bay and more breathtaking beaches and sights. We didn't want to leave after two solid weeks. Thanks to the owners and we'll be back!! Two things to work on: no tea pot and the sheets could be much softer. The bed itself was very comfortable.
You will fall in love with this condo!
Curt from Lynden, WA on 05/04/2012 said:
This was our 3rd time satying at unit 211 and it is always the best experience. The view from the deck is amazing and being 30 seconds away from the beach is so nice. You will love this Condo.
Wonderful Condo 211
Peggy from Ft. Collins, CO on 02/02/2012 said:
Beautiful place to stay. Quiet and lots of upgrades. The Bay is also beautiful. There is really no need to leave the property. Two restaurants withing walking distance. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Beautiful Napili Bay
KH from Huntington Beah on 10/23/2011 said:
We have stayed in #211 a couple of times, at least, and it has never disappointed. The kitchen is well equipped and the condo is attractive, the view is pretty, and the beach is right there!
Idyllic Napili Bay
Anniversary Tranquility from Roseburg, OR on 09/19/2011 said:
We enjoyed five wonderful, restful days at Napili Bay for our 25th anniversary. Everything was as described; no need to contact anyone for assistance. The condo interior is lovely, comfortable, and functional. We enjoyed the lanai for our own breakfast and sunset views, listening to the peaceful sound of the surf. Early morning Napili Bay was essentially private for walking and swimming, same in the evening when the lights shimmer on the waves. It's a favored destination in the daytime, but even so was pleasant the day we put out chairs and umbrella and spent many quiet hours between surf and book. A pleasant 20-minute walk took us to Honolua Store for inexpensive meals and amazing views over Kapalua; near the store is the exceptional Sunday morning Kapulani church at the golf cart barn, overlooking the Pga-event course. We would have been happier without the rowdy neighbors late one night; the somewhat-shabby stairs and outer corridor carpet was completely overshadowed by the beatifully-kept grounds and excellent condo interior remodel. We loved exploring along the secluded beaches and fascinatng 'blow-hole' up north, and down to the quaint shops and giant banyan tree of Lahaina. Highly recommended.
A little piece of paradise
ACE from California on 07/08/2011 said:
Napili Bay 211 was great. Location is amazing. This was our first time not in an oceanfront condo and you could still hear the water at night, just lovely. The condo has recently been remodeled and the appointments are great, including an excellent shower. A bigger cooler would have been nice, thankfully my parents were in 209 which had a great cooler. Otherwise, everything we needed, towels, chairs, boards, etc.
khunwick from Silicon Valley on 05/18/2011 said:
Loved all the beautiful work that added good functionality to a small space! Although aloha Condos clearly states that the units are for two people, some other rental units not affiliated with aloha Condos do allow multiple people to occupy the units so it was not as quite as expected. Luckily that only occurred during the last couple of days of our stay - when both the unit to the right and one below us got very noisy with multiple couples and children, so it was something of a letdown for us.
Aloha to our guest,
As far as the few units that allow 3 or 4 , that is up to them. They are out side of Aloha Condos. If it gets extra noisy from them we have
an on-sight resident manager that would take care of any problems like that.
Mahalo J. Owner, condo 211
Another Great Stay at 211
Curt G. from Bellingham, WA on 04/22/2011 said:
This is my second stay at unit 211 and it does not disapoint! From the moment you walk in the studio and hear the ocean waves and smell the breeze it is paradise. My wife and i love the updated kitchen and ate many breakfasts and dinners out on the beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean. The beach is terrific and not as busy or packed as some of the other "popular" beaches. The only reason I do not give a complete 5 stars on comfort is the bed is a little firm for my spouse and myself, but that would not prevent me from booking again! Great vacation!
Great stay in a homey condo right at the beach
John, Portland/OR from Auckland on 10/26/2010 said:
We loved our condo #211. Well equipped and maintained, felt homey and we loved to sit out on the balcony to watch sunset. The condo is beachview which suited us well. Beachfront would have been too noisy during the day. Just a few steps to the beach...awesome. Loved the west coast. Beautiful Napili beach to swim, snorkel, walk and have sundowners. Would definitley come back there.
Our Favorite Spot in Maui
Heimidal from Nashville, TN on 09/10/2010 said:
We have stayed at Napili Bay Resort twice. Once in 2004 in unit 212 and again in 2010 in unit 211. What a great place to stay. We absolutely love it there. The beach is perfect and somewhat private. Snorkeling at this beach is ok and there are many sea turtles about especially near 4-5 PM. This is also a great spot close to Honolu'a Bay (it is about a 10 minute drive away) which I think is the best snorkeling in Maui (Personally we like it there better than the Molokini Crater). In particular, unit 211 has been recently re-done and everything looked great. The kitchen is well stocked with all pots and pans and other utensils needed for cooking and there is a convenient grocery store just around the corner. There is a great view of the ocean from the patio and since it isn't sitting directly over the beach, it stays a bit more quiet in this unit (which we really enjoyed). We'll likely be back again in a few more years!
Beautiful Condo with excellent beach access
hawkeygirl from Vancouver on 07/12/2010 said:
We stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon and were really impressed with the suite. Everything you need is there and the view is spectacular. We will definitely return.
Condo 211 @ Napili Bay Resort
Milena from Toronto on 06/03/2010 said:
well equipped condo directly on the beautiful Napili Beach; view from the balcony is great (left side of the beach) so you don't need to spend extra $ on full ocean view condos; will come again
This is a beautifully appointed condo, positioned with an ocean
Linda and Dave from Phoenix, AZ on 05/06/2010 said:
This is a wonderful condo on Napili Bay. This bay has about six 2 story condos, is relativley private, with a nice mix of locals. There are two restaurants on either end; The Gazebo and The Sunset House, which are very good. This condo has been remodled 5 years ago, but is still in great shape as can be seen by the pictures. I have only 2 small complaints. They advertise shampoo/conditioner, which was not in the condo. Also, the lighting in the bathroom is lacking. There is uplighting and with a small change to downlighting would make a huge difference. While we there, the ceiling fan in the downstairs unit, 111, had a problem causing a huge buzzing noise and vibration (in our bathroom). I talked to the renters and were very agreeable to making sure it was turned off when they weren't using it. I'm sure that is something that will be addressed with 111's owner and will be taken care of. We had very nice chairs for the beach, a boogy board, fins, a mask (the rubber was worn out) and an umbrella. Most of these things were left by others. The whole complex is very well taken care of and a great place for the laid back life style and a real taste of Maui!
A great stay near the beach...and Snorkel Bob's!
DCNative from Washington DC on 04/27/2010 said:
We had a great stay in this lovely beach-side condo. Though not directly facing the beach, we had a wonderful view of the beach from our deck. Each morning, while drinking fresh-brewed coffee, we watched whales cavort just offshore and in the evenings we watched sea turtles snacking on the coral. The beach was a great jog in the morning and snorkeling nearby was easy given that Snorkel Bob's shop is right up the street. Overall a very pleasant and affordable stay in Hawaii.
For a quiet time.
REX from Galiano Island, BC, Canada on 04/11/2010 said:
We stayed for 28 days, and Chuck at Aloha Condos made our booking and stay a very easy undertaking. 211 was and is as shown on the website and has anything and everything we needed for an at home stay on the beach. The location reminded us of the Hawaii of years gone by when the palms were taller than the surrounding buildings and the glitz dosen't out shine the natural beauty of the island. Being able to be right on the beach, only steps away was the best........we personally have no negative comments about the place, but then again we're pretty low key...just like the place. If you want a real vacation away from what you leave at home, check in out. Kelly/Bob Galiano Island Canada
Fernandez from Toronto, Canada on 10/11/2009 said:
Our first visit to Hawaii was made enjoyable by the location of the resort and its various amenities. Resort Condo #211 is very warm and inviting. We found the view from the balcony quite beautiful. The only negative was that there was no management on site and all communication was done by phone, however, the response was quick.
We had a wonderful time and stayed in a great place
John Hatch from Alpine , Utah on 09/30/2009 said:
The condo was a great place to stay. Room #211 was equiped with every thing we needed,towels,cooking ware etc. The room has great kitchen and bath areas and was overall beautifully furnished. The view from the patio was wonderfull and we could here the ocean all night. The condo complex was well maintained and as in the past we found the grounds were great with a place to BBQ and a laundry room. We were very happy with the entire experience and a especially the great beach and beach access.
Delightful! Peaceful, down-to-earth, and 1 minute from the beac
Matt & Laila from Seattle, WA on 07/06/2009 said:
The condo is everything we were hoping for: a one-minute walk to the beach, lovely view, quiet, down-to-earth casual atmosphere, fresh/clean inside with lots of modern amenities. While the building itself is older and not particularly cute or fancy on the outside (made to blend with it's environment?), the inside of the condo is cheerful and attractive. From what we could tell, this is one of the most nicely done remodels in the whole complex. We ended up being happy we went with this non-ocean front room because the sun didn't beat into the room all day, and it allowed for more privacy and quiet. Taking our meals out on the patio with the lovely view was one of our favorite things. There's even a communal outdoor grill and laundry facility for shared use. It takes about 60 seconds to walk down two short hallways and two short flights of steps to the beach. Napili Bay is a small, lovely beach and it was so relaxing to have our own place incredibly close to the water. While the beach is a little steep, making it challenging to walk along it at high tide, it's got good snorkeling. We found even more amazing snorkeling at Kapalua Bay which is just about a 5-minute drive away. We didn't go to either of the two restaurants on the beach, but it was nice to have the option (each within 5 or 10-minute walking distance). The nearest large grocery store is about a 6-minute drive a way in a little mall off the highway. The entire beach is super sunny with just about one spot of shade underneath a tree (right in front of the complex), but we always were able to sit there when we wanted to. We highly recommend this amazing condo and hope to return soon!
Cole from Kirkland, WA on 05/28/2009 said:
We spent a week at this wonderful condo. It is just as it appears in the pictures online. Tile throughout the condo was great, beach was great. Although the condo is not right on the beach, it has a great beach view, and its nice and quiet. Location is perfect -- almost "end of the road" feel being that there is not much past Kapalua. Traffic is quite a bit lighter than just down the road at Lahaina. Local shopping and restaurants are good -- not much need at all to go farther than Kapalua. From the glimpse I had of some of the other units in the complex, unit 211 is one of the better remodeled options. We'll definitely be back again!
In Need of Rest? Apply at #211!
Rested, Washington State from Washington State on 05/19/2009 said:
This was our first time to the islands, and were looking for a place to just plain ol' relax and rest. After LOTS of online research, we realized that a quiet place away from the hustle of tourist activity (but close enough to tourist activity as an option), a swimmable beach with nearby snorkeling and a nice restaraunt or two nearby was our goal. Our stay at Condo #211 was the perfect fit! The access is literally on the beach, and we were able to both swim and snorkel within steps of our unit. Since we are not sun people per se, the large umbrella tree in front of the condo served us well every day, providing shade and a front row seat to the water. The building is older, but the owner has done a nice job remodeling this unit. It does indeed look just like the camera views on the website. Our view was perfect and we didn't regret at all not having a beachfront room. (Didn't regret not having a pool either!). We reccomend you stop at Costco after picking up your rental car upon arrival if you don't plan on eating out every day. Whenever we didn't feel like cooking, we walked a short walk down the beach to the Sea Island restaraunt (directly on the beach with amazing water views) and ate 1/2 price appetizers (pupas) for dinner during the happy hour. Their breakfasts were also excellent and more reasonably priced than the much touted Gazebo Restaraunt. I am writing this review becasue I read so many reviews from people who took the time to share their experiences, and their helpful hints took away my first time trepidation in going to Maui and staying at a lesser known place (as well as booking from the internet). The instructions provided by Chuck for our check in were excellent and we had no trouble whatsover. We definitely reccomend Unit #211 if you aren't stuck on a high end, high priced room and are looking for a family type atmosphere that is friendly, comfortable, relaxing but within arm's reach of any tourist fun Maui offers...
Fabulous beach-side setting
Sarah & Richard from Halifax, England on 04/27/2009 said:
We had a five-night stay in this condo. The setting was superb - just a few steps away from a fantastic beach. The condo unit was extremely clean and well-appointed - absolutely no complaints at all. Wonderful to be able to spot the turtles from the balcony, and to then wade out and snorkle with them. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a peaceful, romantic get-away, perfectly located for sunsets and turtle-watching.
Great Condo - Excellent Value
Sue from VA on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed at the condo for 9 nights in December and had a wonderful time. The condo looks old from the outside but has been completely renovated. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and nice cabinets. The bathroom is also re-done and the view is beautiful if you sit on the left side of the balcony. The only negative is that there is not a sofa or love seat so you have to sit by yourself but overall the condo is wonderful. The place has a prime location on napili bay and the snorkeling is great. You are also walking distance to some great places to eat that are actually affordable. We would recommend this condo and would consider going back if we venture back out to Hawaii.
The Kunz's from chino, california on 04/20/2009 said:
We had a wonderful time. It was my husband and I 25th wedding anniversary. We hope to visit again soon. We have stayed in resorts such as marriott but this felt more like home. We went to costco and bought all we needed and only when out to dinner once or twice. It was the best time we spent relaxing by the beach. The condo came equipped with everything we needed including a wonderful barbeque out in the patio. We definitely recommend this house to everyone. This is the way to go!! We hope to be back really soon. Thank you
Jim M from Laguna Beach CA on 04/16/2009 said:
We have stayed in Unit 211 two times, and will do so again. Both were wonderful. While the unit does not face the ocean directly, there is a view, and no beach noise. The unit is clean and tidy. There are ample utensils and dishes. Furnishings and decorations are in very good taste. The bed is very comfortable. Enough beach toys to satisfy a couple of old folks. The staff (of one, I think) is very friendly and remembered us. Restaurants at each end of the beach are very nice. The "Country Store" met most of our immediate needs. Best of all - it is quiet. Many thanks to the owners for making the property available.
#211 is great!
mln from Massachusetts on 04/12/2009 said:
Condo 211 was fantastic for our stay in Napili. Clean and comfortable, just as the pictures on the website show it. The location is fantastic -- Napili beach is beautiful and never overly crowded, family friendly (lots of little kids) but not chaotic. The condo has everything you'd need to cook big meals. Bathroom very clean. Napili is an ideal location, too, because you are close to Kapalua and Kahana and only a (pretty) 20 minute drive to Lahaina. We'd definitely stay here again!
Everything we needed
married on maui from Central Illinois on 04/08/2009 said:
Because of the positive reviews on tripadvisor's website, we booked Napili Bay Condos, unit 211. We didn't spend much daylight time in the condo, but enjoyed the view and amenities when we did. We were a stairwell away from a gorgeous beach, a 5 minute walk down the beach from the best breakfast on the island (try The Gazebo's banana or white chocolate chip pancakes while you watch sea turtles and whales in the water), and just a short drive from Lahaina. We were also close to the golf course, the famous Nakalele blowhole, the beautiful North Shore scenery, shopping, entertainment, etc. The room was so comfy, the bathroom and kitchen recently remodeled and beautiful. We had cable for the nights before we fell asleep, and enjoyed the airy screened windows and door to our balcony. We weren't used to the loud surf and did have trouble sleeping some nights, but we were in Maui, so we didn't care. We plan on booking the same condo someday when we get to return to the island.
A REAL GEM!
monetcat from BELLINGHAM, WA on 04/07/2009 said:
I have been to Maui several times and this was by far my favorite place I have stayed. The condo is very, very nice and the view is a perfect 10. My wife and I sat out and watched the evening sunsets. I would highly recommend this condo!
Maui 4 me from Chandler, AZ on 04/02/2009 said:
What Can I say it was January in Maui. From our lani we could see humpback whales breeching. We had a wonderful beach out our back door. Our Condo had been recently remodeled and updated with tile floors and granite and a snail type shower. We enjoyed our 10 days and would recommend this condo and location to anyone seeking a nice place to relax and enjoy all that Maui has to offer.
The Perfect Place!
kellybaa from near Boston, MA on 04/02/2009 said:
The Napili Bay condos were awesome! We stayed in unit 211 for 5 nights on our honeymoon (July 8 - 13) and it was the highlight of our time in Hawaii. We contacted Aloha Condos and the entire process went off without a hitch. The pictures on the website are 100% accurate (down to the rolled green towels you'll find waiting on the bed). The condo is gorgeous and clean. There are tons of ceiling fans which kept the air moving and the condo comfortable. Having access to the washers/dryers was clutch and we had no trouble finding a time when they were available. The condo is stocked with helpful items: boogie board, beach chairs, beach mats, towels, umbrella, etc. The kitchen was also stocked with everything we needed to make a few easy meals. (Note about groceries and gas - everyone warned us about how much it would cost in Hawaii. But coming from the Boston area there was only a slight price increase for both!) The views from the condo lanai are terrific. Most places which advertise ocean view have a sliver of ocean if you hang off the lanai - not here. The view is fabulous and we had breakfast everyday soaking in the view. We loved the Napili Bay area. The beach is fun and the water is great. You can jump right in and see fish in the clear water. It is a short drive to Lahaina but there are great restaurants close by as well! We 100% recommend unit 211! We're already dreaming of a return trip!!
Great beach location
Gabriel from Pilar on 04/02/2009 said:
Me and my wife stayed at this wonderful # 211 condo between May 6th and 9th. I think Napili location has got to be the best in the area, close enough to Lahaina for dinner and a stroll, with great access to all West Maui beaches and not in a highly populated resort area. The condo albeit small is beautifully furnished, new bathroom and kitchen and is still very confortable. The owners really want their place taken good care so if you are kind of careless you may feel slightly annoyed by the reminder signs. Anyway, they add to make you find a very clean and tidy place. When choosing a condo in this complex please make sure that it has been recently updated as is the case with 211. I would also recommend this appartment because of its beautiful side view (of the sea, sunset and beach) without having to pay beachfront prices. Chuck Buser from Aloha condos was great managing the reservation and payment. Deanne who manages the property was also very helpful and nice.
Judy and Ken from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 04/01/2009 said:
We stayed in #211 at the Napili Bay Resort for two weeks and the condo, Resort and Napili Beach were fantastic as usual. The condo has been very nicely renovated and with this being our second stay in this unit it has shown very little wear and tear over the last couple years. Everything you could need are in this unit, including all sorts of beach gear. The beach is only a few steps from the unit and the views from the lanai are beautiful. A short walk from the resort is the Napili Bay General store which seems to have everything you need and very cold beer. A short walk away is the Seahouse restaurant at the Napili Kai resort, the food is excellent and prices reasonable, with outstanding views. This is our favourite area on Maui and would highly recommend the Napili Bay resort and unit 211.
lolo from northern california on 04/01/2009 said:
I love Napili Bay Resort and have stayed in many of the units. This was the nicest one yet. New appliances "top of the line" with granite countertops and beautiful big glass walled shower, awesome view from private lanai and much more. I highly recommend this unit and plan to stay again. LP of California
Chris G from USA on 04/01/2009 said:
We really loved Napili Bay Resort. Was a little hard to find after a long flight late at night. But woke up our first morning to a full moon setting at sunrise, unbelievable. This particular unit is immaculate. Second floor, brand new inside. Great view from lanai. Nice vibe around the property overall. Beach was great, but we didn't spend much time there, preferred to wander around the island... but it was beautiful and you could be very happy sitting there all day, I promise. Only downsides to consider... if you want privacy, this is a typical Hawaii condo, which means no AC, open windows, and you can hear everything that all of your neighbors are saying or doing... and they can hear you. No pool here either, which was no big deal for us, as the ocean is amazing, but if you are looking for more of the traditional resort-y experience, this is not the place for you. Pay three times as much and stay at the Westin down the road. But if you want to stay at a clean, modern, and beautiful location right on the beach, and are looking for a great deal. This is it. Stop looking at that other stuff and just book it. Hear me?
Ken & Judy from Edmonton , Alberta Canada on 04/01/2009 said:
This was our second stay in unit #211 and our third visit to the Napili Bay resort through Aloha Condos. As usual the condo was perfect. This unit is very well maintained , the views are hard to beat and its only a few steps to the beach. There is a general store just a couple minutes walk from the condo and they have everything you forgot to buy at the supermarket...and cold beer, we also made use of the Seahouse restaurant at the Napili Kai, the food is very good there and the prices reasonable considering the location. We would not hesitate to stay at the Napili Bay reaort and unit #211 would be our first choice for sure.
Great stay at Napili Bay
lgaff from Kirkland, WA on 04/01/2009 said:
We had a great stay in unit #211. The unit was very clean and everything was in good condition. We appreciated the availability of the boogie board, beach chairs, and beach mats in the unit. We received all our instructions promptly and when we had an issue with the DVD player not working it was quickly replaced. Napili Bay was a great location for a relaxing vacation on Maui. We will definitely return.
Awesome 12-day stay !!!
Awesome 12-day stay !!! from Cary, IL (suburban Chicago) on 04/01/2009 said:
This well attended and clean unit (#211) was everything that we had hoped it to be. The location is perfect, with a nice ocean view, but with privacy not available on the direct ocean-front units. Napili Bay Beach has always been one of our favorite beaches on Maui. The room never got warm despite the 80 degree temps, thanks to the island breezes. We will definitely stay here again. We highly recommend this complex and unit #211 in particular. Bill & Mary Kay
wonderful sunsets/wonderful beach
baylor from san diego, ca on 04/01/2009 said:
what a location. not too close to the beach so as to be noisy/busy....just close enough to run back and forth for lunch, etc. and always had a place to park. Everything worked well and it was nice and cool with the trades and overhead fan. the kitchen was ample and nice with everything we needed. We just had a ball and it was a total "gas." Nice walks down the beach. Didn't have to be anywhere when you have the perfect location.
Nice kitchen update now update the rest.
Doug & Shirley from Nanaimo on 03/03/2013 said:
While we liked the renovated kitchen and the location right on the beach, we would have been happier with a comfortable mattress and comfortable chairs in the sitting area. We have stayed in many condos on Maui and this was probably our least favorite. It is very small, quite dark and dated. The boards around the deck make it feel even smaller than it is.
Aloha and thank you for your review.
We are disappointed that the condo did not meet your expectations.
However, many of our guests have commented positively on the comfort of the bed and the recent remodel, for example in a review, dated 2/15/13 the guests stated, "The room has been recently updated with a whole new kitchen and the bed was very comfortable." and also added, "We loved our stay at Napili Bay unit 212 and will be back."
Over the last year we have remodeled the kitchen, added recessed lighting through out the condo, purchased new living room furniture and made several other changes to ensure our guests' comfort.
Recently we had a professional photographer take photos and create a video of the many updates that have been made to unit 212. The photos and video should be available online by mid-March.
Relax on a beatiful beach for a stress free vacation
Mark1959 from Minneapolis on 02/15/2013 said:
My wife adn I spent our 10th visit to Hawaii at unit 212 Napili Bay resort. We have visited 5 of the islands and have stayed at over 20 different condo complexes, two bedroom, one bedroom, studios, on the water away from the water, ocean front, ocean view you name it. We consider ourselves very experienced Hawaii vacationers. This was by far our new most favorite location to stay. The Napili Bay beach is totally awesome, sit in the sun, sit in the shade, swim, bob, snorkel or boogey board. The Gazebo restaurant next door has awesome breakfast on the south end of the bay and the Seahouse has awesome dinner on the north end of the bay both walking distance along the beach. The room has been recently updated with a whole new kitchen and the bed was very comfortable, the wireless internet worked well and had strong signal, important for me to keep in touch with work while whale watching from the lanai. The complex is super well maintained, the ouside eating and BBQ area is clean and maintained, the laundry room is clean and well maintained. The Napili Market Place is close enough to walk to and has a nice size grocery store and teh Napili General store is next door. We drove less during this stay because the location was so perfect. Lyn was vey profesional in her corespondence with us, kept us updated as the date approached and ensured we had the instructions for check in and check out. The local overseer checked in on us while we were there so we always felt cared for during our stay. We loved our stay at Napili Bay unit 212 and will be back.
Amazing views and location!!!
Paul and Ali from Oakley Ca on 12/12/2012 said:
A beautiful condo with everything you need! We will stay here again! From check in to check out everything was detailed and organized.
Basic, clean, close to beautiful Napili Bay.
OregonWhit from Beaverton, Oregon on 10/04/2012 said:
We enjoyed staying at Napili Bay Resort in unit 212 because of it's location to Napili Bay, nice lanai view, and affordability. It was a basic studio with easy access to the awesome Napili Bay and all that the West Maui area offers. It had everything we needed for our week long stay. Little things about unit 212, such as a spare sunblock and aloe as well as a fully stocked kitchen, were appreciated. We can tell that the property is kept up, as there was basic maintenance and upkeep going on all throughout our week but nothing that was loud, or major constructive, easy to live with for sure. Some properties on Maui are really run down and while this unit and building are older, it's in good shape. The unit did not have aC, it stayed cool with breeze from the bay and open shutters and we were comfortable. Although not beach front, it still offered an enjoyable view. It was great that beach chairs, beach umbrella, were available and waiting for us on the lanai to use throughout our stay. Only little issue we had was that the shower drain did not drain well. We let care takers for this property know upon our check out. For someone looking for basic, clean, and affordable Maui accommodations, this is a good spot. I would recommend this for a couple or single traveler, not a family since it's a studio. It offers a great location and comfortable place to stay while on Maui, especially if you are big fans of Napili Bay.
Beautiful and so relaxing!
Lori from Arizona on 09/21/2012 said:
The condo is very comfortable ans has everything you need to make your stay very relaxing. The location is perfect!
This was an ideal escape to paradise.
Jen from Cotati on 06/27/2012 said:
I appreciated being able to check in to the room independently. I was amazed by how well stocked the condo was. Very comfortable bed! Location ideal. Between two good and affordable beach restaurants, and glorious beaches outside of the corporate touristy world of Kaanapali. Would have appreciated beach towels to be provided, a bath mat, and extra toilet paper
Mahalo for your kind words regarding the comfort and ideal location of our condo. We apologize for the lack of beach towels and bath mat. There should have been 2 beach towels and a bath math in the unit. We will be sure that the maid service learns of this oversight so that it doesn't happen again.
Aloha, Lyn & Charlie Martin
Ann and Wayne from Potomac, MD on 05/26/2012 said:
Really liked the place, clean, well kept. Would stay there again.
Non-exagerated Beauty and comfort
Byroon from Lompoc on 05/14/2012 said:
With this being our first time to the Hawaiian Islands and Maui specifically, we went with some research, but also with doubt and skepticism. Our positive attitude, faith, great descriptions and accurate pictures ahead of time paved the way for a remarkable visit. The area of Napili was (and is) absolutely perfect for us. Low -key, non-'resort-y' with walking distance to a wonderful general store with most anything you could need and, of course, Snorkle Bobs for the fins, masks and (eventually) wet-suit tops (highly recommended for longer stays in the water). The weather high 60's for the lows and 83 for the high with 'friendly' winds. This and the area above Napili proved to be our favorite even after doing the Hana Highway and Southwest down to Big & Little Beach. A day trip to Haleakala was great, as was venturing upcountry to Paia and Makawao (our favorite upcountry town). As we are not the 'large resort, you must pamper me, mall shopping' types, where we stayed proved critical to one of the most memorable experiences we've ever had. In fact, life changing. The condo was everything we'd hoped for and more. The view was intense and welcoming, parking was easy, finding the place was easy and getting around was equally easy. The condo was amazingly furnished and outfitted with kitchen utensils and pots, pans and dishes. Cooking and preparing (mostly breakfasts) was easy for us. Cleaning supplies helped too. The beach chairs and 'noodles' and beach towels were great to have. Leaving was the hardest part.
Gabriel from SF on 04/12/2012 said:
I have stayed here twice. Great condo at a very reasonable rate. I would come back again and again.
Rick from Minnesota on 03/10/2012 said:
We were under the impression that this was a beachfront from the pic on Vrbo but it is off to the side. Units 101/201-109/209 are the only beachfront units. There is also no a.C. And if it would get real hot it would be stifling but there was always a great breeze. The light from the resort next door shines right into the balcony so they should fix that. So that's the whiney stuff. It is very economical and the beach is wonderful. Snorkel Bobs is a block away. Snorkeling was better than the snorkel trip to Molokini. We should have spent more time just hanging out on the beach than traveling around the island. Napilli Bay beach is indeed a slice of heaven at a reasonable price unlike many other places in Maui. The other folks at the condo were very nice and friendly. They gave us suggestions on their favorite resteraunts. There is a small grocery walking distance and a larger one down the road. We'll definitely be back. We'd much rather spend more money on food than lodging.
Everything was very appropriate for our vacation
Lucas grandpa from Buenos Aires on 02/10/2012 said:
Everything was clean,worked well,and we had no problems at all.
Brian from Surprise, AZ on 02/06/2012 said:
The condo is clean, comfortable, and affordable. Has a view of the ocean that satisfied my desire to whale watch. Nice flat scrreen TV, free internet, DVD player. Comfortable sleeping. White sand beach. Saw an octopus while snorkeling there.
Relaxed from Calgary on 01/13/2012 said:
Great views from the lanai! Whales, sunset, beach, ocean. Location couldn't be better. Easy check-in and internet booking. Basic accommodation with 1st class view and location.
SWest from Seattle, WA on 10/25/2011 said:
I was really pleased with the Napili Bay Resort. I usually stay in Ka'anapali and had never ventured to Napili Bay. When I walked into the condo that was wonderfully furnished, well maintained, and had a gorgeous view of Molokai, I was extremely happy with my decision to stay at Napili Bay. This was one of my best trips to Maui, and I definitely plan on staying at Napili Bay on future, frequent trips to the island.
stc4life from Hoboken, NJ on 10/19/2011 said:
Great condo, great location. We stay here every year. Highly recommended.
Great spot for relaxing on the beach
Lenny from Los Angeles, CA on 03/31/2011 said:
For a relaxing getaway, this is the place. It is right on a small beautiful beach for swimming. Snorkeling and turtles right off the beach. The unit has everything you need, and nothing you don't. The porch (lana'i) is great, and includes body boards and beach chairs. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom clean and plenty of space with a good closet. The kitchen has everything you need, but the counter space is a bit small for preparing a meal (and having the dish dryer out there). This place is an ideal location for just relaxing, listening to the waves (and wind), and getting away. However, it was our first time on Maui so we wanted to explore the island a lot. It is a little bit of a trek from many of the island sights: Haleakala, Hana. Even going into Lahaina is a little pain because of traffic and lack of parking there. But we loved our stay and would stay here again. Next time we will spend most of the time just in Napili. It is an ideal location for rest and relaxation.
Comfortable, charming with excellent sunset and beach views.
Marco & Louise from Victoria, BC on 03/29/2011 said:
The unit has comfortable, tropical-style furnishings, and is well-equipped. The balcony affords wonderful views of the ocean, beach and sunset. From there, we watched humpback whales and sea turtles. The balcony gets the afternoon and evening sunlight, so it's a great spot to sit and relax after a day of activities.
Sam from mesa, az on 01/24/2011 said:
The check in was effortless. I was a little taken aback when we first opened the room up - it was a little stuffy, but after airing it out it was comfortable for the entire stay. The kitchen was functional and well equipped, aside from some chef knives which had been badly abused. Still managed to sharpen them up and get to chopping. One thing which was irritating was the flood light which is right outside the porch - seems to be there for asthetic purposes, but just hurt my eyes and detracted from seeing the stars. Oh well, you can walk down to the beach in 1 minute so comprimises can be made. Snorkeling in Napili bay was good fun. Kapalua to the north is much better and we recommend visiting it with a short walk or getting to the parking around 9 or 10. Bring your binoculars for whale spotting - we saw them every day from the beach. Several breaches and flipper flapping!
The flood light is used for security purposes. I have talked to the property manager and he has agreed that the light can be moved so that it will not shine in our unit. We have agreed to have that done by February 16
Charles Martin, owner Napili Bay Condo 212
ja from modesto,california on 11/28/2010 said:
The condo 212 offered everything i needed,it was comfortable,clean and friendly.The location is the best,i luv napili bay,its paradise..i will return soon...Aloha & Mahalo
Room 212 review
Dan and Bridget from Hawthorne, Ca on 10/26/2010 said:
Had a great stay, Nice and quite place. Loved sleeping with the sound of crashing waves. We were a little bummed out that the fridge was not working properly.
Unit 212 Best Location on Maui. Great view!
EricP from Shoreline, wa on 10/01/2010 said:
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Napili Bay (Unit 212) From September 20th-27th. I have to commend the owners of the condo for providing a wonderful experience! The unit was well appointed, with plenty of room for 2 people to stay comfortably. The view from the lanai was great. You can see the beach, ocean, and point easily while sitting outside. If you chose to stay here, you must make the 2 minute walk along the beach to the Gazebo Restaurant. Best breakfast on Maui! The manager of the complex was very friendly as well. He was very helpful and keeps the complex looking great. Stay here. You won't be disappointed.
First time in Maui
MJ from Austin on 08/12/2010 said:
This is definitely the place to stay in Maui. The beach is practically at your door. The view from the Lani was beautiful.
Wonderful Napili Bay
Happy Honeymooners from Madison, WI on 07/07/2010 said:
We highly recommend the Napili Bay Resort! From the moment we made our reservation to the end of our trip, the owners and management staff anticipated and addressed every need and question that could have arisen. The owners give very complete instructions about accessing the condo, where things are inside, and what the specific amenities are. They are very friendly, helpful, responsible and attentive. The condo itself was equipped with everything we needed, from basic toiletries, to kitchen appliances, and even folding chairs, an umbrella and boogie boards for the beach! The condo is very comfortable for two people. It was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen is stocked with cooking equipment (including coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.) Even without air conditioning it was quite comfortable. It was possible to get a breeze running through the condo quite easily by opening the blinds. The lanai had a great view (Unit 212). The amenities that were included made planning our day trips and excursions a lot easier and simpler: a landline telephone, wireless Internet and cable TV. There are also laundry facilities on site and a common-use barbecue. The beach is truly a gem. Sea turtles poke their heads up to see you, and all kinds of fish are around for great snorkeling. Napili Bay Resorts really has the best location on this beach. The location was also fantastic. Within walking distance there are 3 general/grocery stores, a coffee shop, snorkel equipment rental, excellent restaurants, hiking trails, and several other lovely beaches. It's out of the way from the crowds and scarce parking of Lahaina, yet only about a 15-minute drive away.
Napili Bay is fabulous!
Philly from Vancouver, BC on 06/03/2010 said:
We really enjoyed our stay at the Napili Bay Resort. The beach out front is great for soaking up the sun and it isn't loaded with tourists passing by. There are also a couple other adjoining bays that were fun for snorkeling. The room was small but definitely all we needed to make for a perfect romantic getaway. The sounds of the water at night made for peaceful sleeps! I'm pretty sure if you stay here too, you'll have a good time.
fantastic Condo 212
Zoey from Sacramento, CA on 06/02/2010 said:
Condo 212 was excellent! It had everything we needed and even had bogie boards, beach umbrella, and chairs. The room was very clean and had extra blankets and towels. My only complaint was that the refrigerator was not cold enough on the first day and my ice cream melted and we had to move everything to our friend's refrigerator (They were staying at Napili Surf). But the refrigerator work well the next day. I was really happy that this room came with a steamer so I was able to steam rice. Overall, the stay was wonderful and we had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to stay at Condo 212.
Great to see the beach and hear it every night in the unit
John from Alberta on 05/08/2010 said:
It was great to have your own view of the ocean and to have direct access to the beach was great. I would definetly rent here again.
A Terrific Spring Break
Judi and Tom from St. Louis on 03/25/2010 said:
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Napili Bay and enjoyed every aspect of Condo 212. It was furnished in a tasteful traditionally tropical manner, and we didn't miss having a big screen TV or dishwasher. Everything that we needed (beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels) was provided for us. The condo was close enough to the beach to have a great view of the ocean and Molokai, yet far enough away to reduce the sound of the pounding surf. We have stayed in the Napili area before and condo 212 was our favorite experience. Napili Bay is a great location for morning walks, relaxing on the beach, playing in the surf, and whale watching. Several friends stayed in nearby units, and we enjoyed the nice BBQ and outdoor eating area together. We also really liked the Sea House, Gazeebo, and Pineapple Grille restuarants which are all within walking distance. Napili Bay is a true gem and we are already looking forward to our next visit.
linseym from yamhill, oregon on 02/24/2010 said:
We have stayed in the Napili area in the past and really enjoyed the area. This unit was very clean, had an amazing view from the lanai, and had exactly what we needed. It did seem to be a bit dated compared to other condos we have rented in the Napili area but really it had everything we needed. We thought the price was fair for February. We will definitly consider this condo again when we return to Napili Bay. The owner may want to know that the wireless network was unsecure (the password they provided wasn't needed).
Scarpaticlan from Northville, Mi on 01/14/2010 said:
Napili Bay resort was perfect for us! We were there for Christmas week. The resort is right on the beach. We even witnessed a beach wedding! All of the little extras included with the unit (like shampoo, aloe, beach chairs, and boogie boards) made us feel so warm and welcome! We definitely want to come back!
Convenient condo close to the beach and with nice view
Peter from Germany on 12/17/2009 said:
As a long-time fan of Napili I enjoyed early morning swims in the bay and the convenient well equipped studio with a nice view. A good value!
Great place to stay next to some of the world's best beaches
Cincy Bearcat Fan from Cincinnati, OH on 12/04/2009 said:
We had a great time on Maui. The condo was clean and well-designed for 2 people. We used the kitchen to our benefit. Access to the gorgeous Napili beach was restricted to people staying at the condo, although, of course, by law all beaches in Hawaii are public, so Napili beach was crowded when we stayed there. That did not detract much from the beauty of the beach and the views of distant Molokai and Lanai. Also, within a 10-minute walk of the condo is public access to Kapalua Beach, named one of the world's top 100 beaches. Can't beat that! The condo is within a 15-minute drive of Lahaina and its many shopping malls and wonderful restaurants. I highly recommend any of the condos at Napili Bay Resort. This is our second time at this resort in the past 10 years, and it has not changed in satisfaction over that period.
Perfect home away from home
leaciceraro from Austin, TX on 08/15/2009 said:
We loved staying here, especially since it had a full kitchen, a view of the beach, and it was a stone's throw away from the beach to go relax. It was also really nice that there were beach items to use in the condo like chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, etc! Air conditioning would have been nice only because it was unusually hot during our stay, and I was 6 months pregnant at the time. The mattress was also a bit too firm for my liking, but that is to be expected. I loved that this place was out of the way of the bigger touristy towns, leaving us with lots of privacy. The only part that we weren't too crazy about was that it is required that everyone be charged $100 for cleaning upon checkout, yet we were responsible for taking out the trash, doing the dishes, putting dirty towels in the appropriate place, etc. It only costs me $65 to get my whole 1870 sq. ft. house to be cleaned, so I think $100 for the tiny studio condo is a bit steep. All in all, we'd return for another visit!
I just loved it.
smile from san francisco on 07/10/2009 said:
It was quiet, not so ritzy an Kanapali, perfect for someone traveling alone, like me. I could look out my window and see the ocean 100 feet away. The private beach was a dream. I have recommended it to friends. And I hope to come back soon.
rldewolf from boston, ma on 07/03/2009 said:
The condo was in a perfect location, with an amazing ocean view. It was very comfortable and relaxing. I loved that you could sit in your pajamas and watch the early morning ocean, or the sunset with turtles popping their heads out of the water. The kitchen was great to help save a little money on Maui. It is very easy to hear your neighbors, so they may make or break the experience.
Private and perfect
NOLA from New Orleans, LA on 04/17/2009 said:
This studio condo was perfect for our honeymoon: casual, private and steps away from the beach. We arrived to find a clean and well- appointed room with a beach view, exactly as advertised. Far away from the high-rise hotels and crowds, we shared our lovely beach with a reasonable number of other guests, and enjoyed the few close restaurants (The Sea House is a five minute walk away, and some of the best food we had on the island). The snorkeling wasn't spectacular, but there are plenty of other places on the island for that. We highly recommend the condo: it's a great value, the location is beautiful, and we look forward to returning ourselves!
Gigi from LA on 04/16/2009 said:
I stay at The Napili Bay ALL THE TIME! I love it there! The people are like family .... I can't wait to go back ;)
Napili or Bust
Alohalove from California on 04/12/2009 said:
My husband and I truly enjoyed our wonderful time at Napili Bay Resort(condo 212). The condo was very comfortable and welcoming. We really enjoyed being right on the beach with great views! We even survived the 6.7 earthquake while we were staying here! The outdoor shower and BBQ/Laundry area were great to have onsite. We would definitely rent this condo again.
best location in Maui!
virginiacouple from Warrenton, Virginia on 04/03/2009 said:
Best swimming location on Maui.Although units close together,they are set up to be private especially the balcony.Outside area(picnic,parking,beach)beautiful with lots of wonderful plants,flowers,banana trees.Beach has a big tree for shade!if you want it. Lots of turtles rite in water.low waves.Stretch of beach to rite has other properties which includes a bar at end of beach.How nice to walk to have drinks and be able to walk home. Property to left has gazebo on water for breakfast(banana,coconut pancakes the bomb)or lite lunch.Snorkel Bob(rental of snorkel gear)just a short walk from unit. This unit is small,with oldfashioned wallpaper,but clean with great kitchen & bath.Plenty of storage.Other renters low key. No parties. Just a nice,relaxing place. Area of island great, away from too many people in south of island.No airconditioning so got hot during day.Had to keep blinds closed to keep sun out. Ceiling fan over bed helped. Unit only comfortable for a couple,too small if kiddies.Nice sunsets on balcony. Units have picnic area with nice grill and nice washer/dryer bldg.Bring own beach towels. Unit has 2 beach chairs& beach board. Beach infront of units save with no rowdyness. Nice small unit with only around 30 units.Close to famous golf course yu can walk over there and walk around the place(includes hotel,homes,2 restaurants.)All in all,beautiful area feeling more like neighborhood than highrise hotels. Owners very nice.
Terry and Dennis from Everett, WA on 04/02/2009 said:
We really enjoyed being so close to the beach. Its a small bay with a few other condos and the waves are a good size for everyone to play in and have a good time. There's some lava flow with tidepools, too. There were really nice beach chairs to use, plus boogie boards and beach towels. It was so nice to sit on the lanai and read out books or have a drink. The kitchen was very well equipped. I liked the decor and the bedspread. We had everything we needed. Thanks!
Peaceful, with garden and partial ocean view
Anna M from Seattle on 03/31/2013 said:
I spent 3 nights in Napili Bay condo unit #216 and would definitely return! It's a perfect location - walking distance to the beach, snorkel and paddleboat rentals, restaurant, grocery stores and plenty of parking. Napili Bay is excellent for swimming, baking in the sun and snorkeling. The unit was very clean and well decorated. It's a studio and on a smaller side, but the bed was very comfortable and furniture well placed so it seemed bigger. Birds and the ocean can get a little loud, but I got used to it quickly. This place felt like home rather than someone else's condo or a hotel. I've visited Hawaii 3 times, and this was my favorite place to stay.
We love Napili Bay
Sherry from Denver, CO on 10/29/2012 said:
Had I not stayed in unit #214 previously I wouldn't know things could be different. The condo was very comfortable and we love this resort. The mattress was great! Most important to a good stay. Loved the smoothie maker! The kitchen was nicely stocked. The overall look was pleasing of the unit. The place needs a good cleaning, I found lots of dust and dirt around the furniture that looked like it hadn't been moved in years. Even an empty cigarette box. Just a few things, having just two kitchen towels and four bath towels didn't work for us. I wasn't thrilled to have to spend my time doing laundry so we could have clean towels. Same with beach towels. Unit #214 had double the amount of towels. We also ended up having to buy toilet paper on our next to the last day. Someone had also left one Kleenex in the box. The tile floor in the main living area is a real pain. I had to sweep the floor at least twice a day to pick up as much sand as possible even though we took our shoes off. The sand came in on our beach chairs, towels etc even though we tried to clean everything off before bringing it in. The light in the ceiling fan did not work and the fan is very unstable so we could only use it on low. We very glad there was a floor fan to use or we would have been miserable. Would be wonderful to have lights on each side of the bed for reading. Deanna did a great job of trying to make things right for us. All in all it is a very nice unit and we would come back. Thank you
Christine from Abbotsford on 04/23/2012 said:
We had an awesome time. If the weather was fair we would just do one of our other activities. It was so easy to book and e-mail the owners regarding any information or questions. Nothing went wrong. Loved staying at a small complex. Even if the complex was full we hardly ever saw the other vacationers. The beach was to die for. Loved it!!! If we decide to visit next year we will be staying here.
Ideal location on one of Maui's best beaches
Mark & Nancy from Freeland, WA on 02/23/2012 said:
Comfortable and clean and although not actually beach front, access to the beach was as good as the actual beach frontage units. We loved the location, close to stores and parking was very convienent. On site manage ment was friendly and helpful and the owners local contact was very responsive and pleasant regarding the one minor problem we had. It all made for a great relaxing vacation!
Fantastic Trip to Napili Bay in Room 216!
Laura from Toronto on 10/15/2011 said:
My Fiancee and I recently spent 3 nights in room 216. The location is ideal, the private beach is steps away and the renters in the other units are really friendly. Everything you need is just up the street. There is a market that is open until 11pm, which really came in handy. We had a rental car too so we could cruise the rest of the island. The parking at the condo was free which is a nice perk that not a lot of hotels offer. The beach was one of the best beaches we visited in Maui. The water was calm, which make it perfect for snorkelling. We even saw a sea turtle! Looking forward to another trip to Napili Bay Resort!
Bring on the vacation! from Honolulu, HI on 06/24/2011 said:
We met friends there and they were so jealous of our condo compared to theirs! King sized bed - fantastic! Complete and remodeled condo with full and well equipped kitchen, lanai with many beach accessories (body boards, chairs, coolers), great TV, easy access to a lovely beach. Every time I used the kitchen, I found the things that I needed to be there and handy (except for soap for the dishwasher). There was a lovely breeze flowing through the condo at all times, and plenty of fans to further cool things off if need be, which it didn't. Beach towels were supplied, as were very nice towels for the bathroom. Shower was great - just like we used to have and brought back good memories of our old home :)Thank you for sharing such a lovely home with us - we had a super time and would love to come back again some day!
Paradise found in Napili!
Alastair C. from North Carolina on 06/06/2011 said:
Could not have chosen a better location to stay for my (1st) Maui vacation this past May. The condo has everything that you would need to make yourself feel comfortable including items to enjoy at the beach (beach chairs, boogie boards, etc.) Even binoculars! The condo was clean, well put together and just as shown in the pictures. No CRT, but a flat screen LCD and a blu-ray player! The room did get a bit warm at times when there wasn't any winds passing through but it never got too uncomfortable (keep the windows open for a nice cool breeze and listen to the some waves). There was some construction nearby going on during my stay but it was a minor distraction and no fault of the condo. The owner and condo caretaker responded promptly to any questions I had. The only real downside I had was that I had to leave! Next time I plan a trip to Maui, this condo will be the first place I look at.
Napili Bay Resort still rocks!
Ducktrucker from Springfield, OR on 04/29/2011 said:
Five years after our first visit, my wife and I returned for our 10th anniversary -- and found Unit No. 216 to be even better than the neighboring unit where we stayed last time. The condo clearly has been well maintained and recently reappointed, and it was well-stocked with everything we needed during our four-day stay. The kitchen, in particular, was a gem. The only downside was unavoidable; due to the slack tradewinds and the usual cross-ventilation, the lack of air-conditioning was especially noticeable this trip. However, everything else was great, and we'll definitely consider another visit.
Sheree and Kevin from Collinsville, Oklahoma on 04/14/2011 said:
We stayed at condo 216 at Napili Bay from april 4th to april 7th as part of our honeymoon. From there, we went to Kauai for another few days. We loved our stay at Napili Bay! Everything about it was perfect. I found this condo online, and the entire process was very easy to complete. The owners of the condo stayed in touch with me about what was being charged and when, and they also provided me with all of the info I needed about the condo, facilities, directions from the airport, etc. It was so nice not having to check in at a front desk. The key was waiting for us in a lock box right outside of our door. The condo had everything we needed, including a very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, snorkel and boogie board gear, a flat screen t.v., and an outstanding view from our lanai. Evey night, we got to sleep to the waves of the ocean, and every morning, we woke up to the birds singing. The beach is steps away! While we loved Kauai, we were sad to leave condo 216. It was just not enough time there! We're already planning our trip back for next year. I would recommend this condo to anyone!
a quiet and memorable retreat
luvsnorkling from Lopez Island, WA on 03/19/2011 said:
We loved our stay in Napili Resort #216. A full kitchen well supplied allowed more time at home and chance to sit on the lanai and watch whales while eating our meals. The condo had beach chairs and everything we needed to enjoy the beach only seconds away. It was very quiet and was a wonderful home away from home for the week. Would highly recommend this condo. It was very private, yet could still enjoy the partial view of the water. The tsunami evacuation was our only downside, but in the end everything turned out well. Whales are still sight and enjoyed snorkeling and swimming in the bay.
lucky duck from glendale az on 02/19/2011 said:
Excellent staay. Quick entry after getting to maui late on flight. Enjoyed the beach at napili..well stocked kitchen and very clean unit. Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay..
Great Location, Relaxed atmosphere
What a great location from Sacramento, California on 02/14/2011 said:
Napili Bay is one of those unsung locations in Maui. This was my second visit to the area in 20 years and I will not hesitate to return to the area, particularly to the Napili Bay Condos. Room 216 was well appointed, clean and comfortable. After staying at another unit right on the beach, I would have to say 216 was a better location as it was hard to get used to the sound of the pounding surf (small price to pay for staying in paradise!). While still having a nice partial ocean view 216 was less noisy than units right on the beach. I would not hesidated booking again at the Napili Bay Condos!
Judy Y from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada on 01/23/2011 said:
This place had most everything we needed, and was very comfortable. Appreciated the new towels, bed comfort and the well equipped kitchen and Bar B Q area, plus beach chairs. We missed having a table indoors, as we like to play games in the evening. Also, the key pad is not lit at night, and we forgot to bring a flashlight so it took some doing to enter the code in the dark. We befriended many of the regulars, and this really made our stay more fun. I would like to stay at Napili Bay again and continue to experience and explore Maui.
Great Location, Sweet Condo!
Ingridr from Portland, OR on 12/08/2010 said:
This was my second stay at Napili Bay Resort and again it exceeded my expectations. My mom and I stayed in Unit 216 for a week and loved it. The unit was clean and well stocked with items to make our stay more enjoyable. The bed was comfortable and I loved the shower head! I would definately recommend this unit for anyone looking for a cute place right on the ocean!
First Hawaii Vacation
Barry DiGuilio from Puyallup, Wa on 09/27/2010 said:
For the first two days my wife and I stayed in room 216. This room was very good, We liked this room much better untill we had to move into room 203 to finish our vacation because of bookings.
A little piece of paradise
Tim J. from Indianapolis, IN on 08/27/2010 said:
Loved the Napili Bay Resort. The beach is beautiful and only a short walk across the parking lot. If you need air conditioning, this is not the place for you, but if you like sleeping with the windows open and fans, it's great. Also liked that the condo had flippers, boogie boards, etc., for us to use. I can't rate the service, because we never spoke to anyone once we arrived. I was a little concerned about just having a combination for a lock box to get a key for the door to the condo, however, everything worked fine. A beautiful beach!
The Murphys from Chandler AZ on 07/08/2010 said:
Thank you so much. We had a very peaceful time. So relaxing. We can not wait to go back.
Great Little Place
Karen from Portland, Oregon on 06/23/2010 said:
A compact studio condo that has everything you need for a stay on Maui. Napili Bay is a great family beach with some snorkeling and convenient restaurants. Nearby beaches had even better snorkeling, and there were hikes a short drive away. We took advantage of the grills and laundry on the property, and the well-equipped kitchen in the condo. Cool breezes made it fine that there was no air conditioning. View of beach just as promised. Chairs on the lanai were a little uncomfortable, but necessary in height for the view. Enjoyed the boogie board, beach chairs and mats so we didn't have to bring any. This is a great location and a reasonably priced place to stay.
It was a wonderful experience.
broadpath from San Diego on 05/19/2010 said:
I stayed in Room 216 for the first time in 1985. I loved it then and have stayed there 4 or 5 times since. Since my last stay the room was remodeled with very nice floring, a new kitchen (with dishwasher) and a new bathroom. Wi-fi has been added (the required code is included in an email from the room owner) so I had high-speed access to the internet from my phone. Very nice. The bed linens were cotton and very comfortable. I have no complaint whatsoever. And the price is fantastically low. I'll put it this way - I paid more in 1985 than in 2010. And I don't mean in inflated dollars, I mean I paid $85/night in 2010 and $90/night in 1985.
Napili's Best Location
Green Turtles from Denver, CO on 03/20/2010 said:
We loved our stay in Condo 216 and found it equipped with everything we possibly needed. So convenient to step out on the beach and snorkel right in front. The outdoor grill really came in handy. The grounds were lovely and always well maintained.
New Years sunshine
leo from Seattle Wa. on 01/06/2010 said:
My family had a great New Years week at Napili Bay. The condo was perfect and the location could not have been any better. Steps to the beach and the condo grounds were very nice. Already planning our next stay.
Relaxing and fun
MM from Seattle on 12/07/2009 said:
My husband, my sister and her husband and I all stayed at the Napilil Bay Resort. We stayed in Condo 216. It is very comfortable and fully equipped. We love cooking seafood and grilling so really enjoyed the lovely BBQ grills, picnic tables and more at the community area. Great accommodations and quiet, pleasant surroundings...and that beautiful beach! Thank you. We will be back for our 5th visit soon! ~~Marcy and Ben
Great deal in Paradise
G&LB from Portland, Oregon on 11/25/2009 said:
Have been to Napili Bay before and will go back again. Condo is comfortable and clean. Great location. We had one small issue with locks and the local rep was there quickly to give us a different set of keys that worked better. I am a tea drinker and not a coffee drinker so having a tea pot would have been nice.
Salja from Spokane Washington on 09/24/2009 said:
We had a wonderful stay in Unit 216. The condo was so comfortable we had everything we needed. There were plenty of fans when the trade winds slowed down.I don't think we could have asked for more.I thought it was especially nice when the manager got married and we had wonderful music that evening.Turtles came by our beach everyday we were there.Saw stingrays from our beach chairs. Cannot wait to go back!!! Steve and Sally Anderson Spokane Washington
Keep it a Secret!
Luvsibes from Southern CA on 06/24/2009 said:
This is the 3rd summer we stayed in unit 216. We love it so much that we got married right out on the beach outside our condo this summer. It's "our place". We almost hate to tell folks about Napili Bay Resort...it's our secret hide-away. We rented two other units for family which were both nice, too. We still think 216 is the best value...great kitchen, nice view, good bed (we wrap bubble wrap around the bed leg as it can be sharp if you stub a toe on it!), good view, lovely furnishings! We can't say enough about Hans' condo!
Perfect for our needs
Mpugs from Salt Lake City on 06/16/2009 said:
My wife and I stayed in Unit 216 of Napili Bay for 5 nights. This unit was well appointed, clean and perfect for what we needed and wanted. It was certainly not deluxe accommodations, but I dont know of any other place where you can have a condo on the beach for under $100 per night! I think you could not have more than 2 people in these units, they are small. Also, in case you don't know, there is no air conditioning in these units. We really only slept there and did not mind the fans and the ocean breeze, but I think this could be a problem for some people who are more sensitive to the heat. The view of the ocean from this condo is indirect, but not bad, and I actually enjoyed not being on the bay front where it is more noisy and people can look into the window... We return to Napili every year and would not stay any other place in Maui. We love the quiet and would recommend it to anyone who loves a quieter more family-friendly beach vacation. But please don't tell anyone, we want to keep the crowds and high prices in Kaanapali!
mgman from Glendale California on 04/29/2009 said:
We spent 9 days on Maui in Napili. We specifically wanted to stay at Napili Bay becuse of the direct beach access and the great tree that offers coverage on the beach. We weren't disappointed. Everything was provided in the unit including an ice chest. Laundry facilities, BBQ and outdoor eating area were all great. We were appreciative of the proximity of parking to our unit. Great!
Napili Bay is the place to be!
Monica Farmar from San Diego, California on 04/24/2009 said:
Napili Bay is just beautiful! We love being able to stay in Maui and have all the amenities right there. It is so convenient. All the units are completely furnished with everything you might need. There's also a couple of restaurants close by and the market is just up the street. There are even washers and dryers on the property. It is perfect for couples and/or families. We come back every year!
Great oceanside condo
ldg from East Bay, CA on 04/24/2009 said:
Great condo... very clean, right off of the ocean, and came fully equipped with everything. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING. Not just the pots, pans and towels you would expect but beach chairs, snorkel equipment, etc. We loved every minute while we were there. Lovely remodeled space with awesome views of Napili even though it only had a "partial view." We will definitely stay there again and recommend this place highly to all our friends who go to Maui.
The Best Time
Maui Lover from California on 04/24/2009 said:
I am never disappointed with my stays at Napili Bay Condos. The room is always clean and the veiw is unbeatable.
Paradise On Earth
Grace from Lodi, New Jersey on 04/23/2009 said:
I would stay here over and over again. Napili Bay is like a piece of Heaven right here on earth. The beautiful beach was right at our door. You can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Just minutes away from all activies. The rates are perfect and the rooms are clean and very well kept. Would reccomend to anyone going to Maui Aloha Condos is the best.
Napili on the cheap
T&J from Bellflower CA on 04/23/2009 said:
We had a minor snafu upon arrival - the maids indicated that they did not know we were coming and we had to wait for 2 1/2 hours while they cleaned the condo. Other than that we had a very pleasant stay. We usually stay at Napili Kai Beach Club, but we were on a budget this trip and the condo suited us well. We ate breakfast in every day, and had a couple of dinners on the lanai. There was no view from this unit, but we were steps from the beach. Complex was quiet and teh BBQs worked fine. We saved lots of money and still got to stay on the best beach in West Maui. We would stay here again!
Peaceful from Novato, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
This condo was beautifully located on the property, has a lovely breeze, was extremely quiet and peaceful. The kitchen was the most amazingly equipped of any rental I have ever stayed in. Residents were friendly, quiet, and happy! The owner is a delightful woman.
great hidden spot
green*ocean from San Diego, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
The condo was a cozy little place with everything you could need-- a kitchen stocked with dishes and some spices if you plan to cook, beach towels, snorkels and masks, etc. The location is fantastic. We ate breakfast every day on the lanai, staring out at the gorgeous view. Then we'd go out snorkeling somewhere nearby and come back for lunch, then go back out to the beach or sightseeing. Home again to shower and change, and then we'd head out for a swanky dinner in Lahina or Kaanapali (short drive). The only drawback of this spot (if there is one) is that the complex doesn't have a pool. But it is within walking distance of a little grocery market to stock your fridge with breakfast and lunch foods. Also just down the beach is a pretty swanky resort with great food and drinks. Great spot and great money saver. After staying at one of the big hotels in Kaanapali and here, we'd definitely choose to stay here again.
Wonderful Condo Great View
CJ from Washington DC on 04/23/2009 said:
We had a wonderstay! The condo was clean and neat. The kitchen was stocked with all the needed pots, silver wear, dishes, ect. The view was beautiful we could hear and see the waves crashing. I highly recommend this condo!
Cheryl from Massachusetts on 04/22/2009 said:
We enjoyed our stay at the Napali Bay Resort last summer. It will always be a memorable place for my husband and I since we were married during the week we stayed there. It's certainly not luxury accommodations but quite adequate for us and we liked the fact that it was on the beach.
Beautiful setting but crowded noisy beachh
Eager to Re-visit Hawaii but probably not Napilli from Edmonton ,Alberta on 04/06/2009 said:
Well, it is in stunningly gorgeous settting and right on the beach. The condo is small but clean and attractive and well maintained. In general it has a wonderful welcoming and homey feel with (mostly) very friendly people of all sorts staying at the condo complexes. The bed was very comfy. There were a few big cockroaches who would visit for snacks under the couch. Despite lots of fans, we had trouble keeping cool and there is no no way to fully close the windows against the crashing waves and roaring ocean. This disrupted/prevented sleeping. We also had a hard time finding space on the beach and were often bothered by loud people who tended to yell and smoke cigarettes. Blech. Oh well, I guess I need my own private paradise! (haha haha) If you are a gregarious, hard of hearing person who likes to be in a crowd, you will have fun at this condo. We stayed in Wailea during subsequent visits.
Perfect spot for our 'non-resort' honeymoon
Ark from Pacifica, CA on 04/06/2009 said:
We stayed in Napili Bay Condo 216 for the second week of our honeymoon in June 2002 and really loved it. We found this spot online after searching for something that would be chill and not 'resort-y', was inexpensive, was on the beach, and had high speed internet. We loved this place. The beach was just outside the condo. There was a great coffee shop just down the road (Java Jazz & Soup Nutz). Many of the guests before us had written in the guest book -- both about how much they enjoyed their stay and about the sea turtles you could find swimming in a small cove nearby. We also found the turtles (and even managed to get a few surprisingly decent pictures with a disposable underwater camera!). The high speed internet worked perfectly and was very useful in planning our mini-trips around the island. We had a fantastic time staying in this condo and will look into it when we return to Maui. I highly recommend it.
It was perfect!
Dreaming of Maui from Seattle on 04/03/2009 said:
Our week at Napili Bay Resort (Unit 216) was perfect! The condo was clean, with a great kitchen, comfortable king size bed and all the needed conveniences (including beach towels). The management of the complex was friendly, helpful and accessible and the overall maintenance of the grounds and building was excellent. Unit 216 is just off of the beach, which ensured quiet and privacy. The ocean is just a few steps away and Napili Bay is a great beach, more low-key than the more "touristy" areas. There are some incredible inlets for snorkling just a few miles down the highway. The website and photos are perfectly representative of the unit and complex. It is an excellent value for the price. If you're looking for a vacation spot that isn't a loud/busy tourist area, with incredible beach access and clean/comfortable units - this is it!
Paradise on Earth
Kirsten and Kjeld from Denmark (Europe) on 04/03/2009 said:
We enjoyed two wonderful weeks in condo 216 in February 2009, and we will definitely return if we ever get the chance to go to Hawaii and Maui again. This was our first time in Hawaii, and we are still full of sun and sounds from the waves outside the Napili Bay, of whale tours, evenings in Lahaina, and the Road to Hana with spectacular views. We are extremely happy that we found this little condo, much more private and away from the very large hotel areas, and with the seaview from the balcony and the beach a few seconds away worth everything! Also, we appreciated the internet facilities.
Low Key in Napili
D Longs from Carmichael, California on 04/02/2009 said:
Napili Bay was a excellent find for us in Maui the low key atmosphere and beautiful surroundings make your Hawaiian vacation everything you invision. Our condo was perfect and the view was excellent for those lanai evening cocktails and morning coffee being away from the tourist areas makes you appreciate this hidden treasure. It was everything we had hoped for and the owner was especially curteous as he promptly returned emails and phone calls. Aloha!
E Singer from Eugene, Oregon on 04/02/2009 said:
I have stayed on this property several times, in a different unit. The other unit is identical but cheaper, with better furnishings and a lot more aloha (fruit basket, tropical flowers and coffee provided). Unit 216 was well appointed, but did not include a basket of fruit, although previous online reviews stated that one was provided (and that it contained the best pineapple the writers had ever eaten). If the owner/rental company would like to have a fruit basket sent to my home now, I would appreciate it, and revise my review accordingly. Also, there was no dining table and there were no chairs at all inside the unit. Other than that, everything we needed was there. It was clean and pleasant. It could use a music system to play CDs. The only audio was a little clock radio with scratchy sound. The kitchen was well equipped. We bring our own snorkel gear, but more was available in the unit, as well as boogie boards, beach mats and picnic gear. We had a great time on Maui, as we always do. We love Napili Bay and Kapalua.
Nice condo in a great location.
SunnyD from Spokane, WA on 04/14/2013 said:
We really enjoyed our stay at Napili Bay Resort in condo 217. It was exactly what we expected from the description and pictures posted. It is small but very comfortable for a couple and had everything we needed, including kitchen and onsite laundry. The furniture was nice and updated. The bed was very comfortable. The condo was very clean. The location was great. Very close to one of the best beaches and in a quiet area (compared to Lahaina-kaanapali area). I was pleasantly surprised of the view we had from the lanai. We had a red eye flight and the condo offered late check out (for additional cost) which worked out great. I would and hope to stay here again.
Comfortable Condo on Napili Bay with all the necessary ingredien
Tom & Linda from Issaquah on 03/24/2013 said:
Well appointed condo that is perfectly located to enjoy all the benefits of Napili Bay. We stayed for one week and had a great time enjoying the beach, the barbecue, and the other residents that spent time at Napili Bay that week. While the weather was a bit windy for sitting on the beach for a couple of our days we took advantage of all the interesting places to see around the Lahaina area and the Kapalua area. We had a great time and will be back again next year! Tom & Linda
Very relaxing and comfortable, meeting all our expectations.
Watkins IV from Victoria B.C. Canada on 03/10/2013 said:
A very clean and comfortable condo, tastefully decorated. The condo is well equipped. It is quiet but friendly. The welcome basket of treats was much appreciated. We really enjoy the fact that the building is a low-rise, two-story building right on the beach in Napili Bay.
A slice of paradise at a great price
Craig from Portland, Oregon on 12/23/2012 said:
We spent a week in Condo 217, and loved every minute of it. We felt immediately "at home." The unit was super clean, tastefully decorated in "island" style, lovely lanai with a perfect vista down to the beach and water. Also, a very well equipped kitchen, etc. And, for the off-season price, it can't be beat. The only negative, is that voices, sounds, can travel easily between lanais and open windows, so all neighbors need to be respectful of each other. We had one neighbor who talked on her phone on her lanai into the evening, and we could hear every word. But, she departed after 2 days. I'm particularly sensitive to quiet, and that's just the reality of units that are open, and close together. Most everyone, however, respected the evening quiet time. Napili Bay has two restaurants a few steps up or down the beach, and a small grocery mid-way. It's possible to enjoy a week, and never need a car. The daily "sunset" was a ritual not to be missed. And the water, weather and fish and turtles make Napili Bay just about perfect.
Sherry from Denver, CO on 12/03/2012 said:
Having stayed in two other units this one was the best so far. The owner has it very nicely furnished and it is very comfortable. It was clean, updated and had everything we could have asked for. Nothing needed to be repaired. The breeze was perfect, as was being tucked in the back of the complex. You can still see the ocean from your lanai and hear it at all times. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked it for next year!
Everything we had hoped for
Rick H. from Queen Creek, AZ on 11/18/2012 said:
This ways my second stay at The Napili Bay Resort; the last time being 10 years ago and in a different unit. Unit 217 was perfect and has every amenity to provide all the conveniences, and then some. The unit was spotless and the furniture was very comfortable. We met several unit owners out at the Bbq's (which looked brand new). They're a great group of people and take a lot of pride in their property - it shows. The view from the Lanai is great and Maui never disappoints, nor does Napili Bay. Mahalo for making us feel so welcome and ensuring our every need. It was a perfect vacation. We will be back soon!
Margie and Tom from Sonoma, CA on 09/24/2012 said:
We totally enjoyed our week in #217 and appreciated the quiet,laid back ambiance and being just steps from Napili Bay beach. Great attention to detail and the condo is so well equipped we could have easily stayed a month (oh how I wish!) Appreciated the very nice gift basket that greeted us and made us feel so welcome. Falling asleep and waking up to the birds singing in the trees just beyond the lanai was awesome. We'll be back!
Scott and Nancy from Albany, CA on 08/24/2012 said:
Had a wonderful 12 days in Condo 217. We never left West Maui. Woke up every morning to the sound of birds. Location was amazing, Napili Bay was perfect for a morning snorkel and afternoon sunset. The unit was equipped with everything you would need. Appreciated the binder with all the restaurant menus, we added some and put the dates at the top. Thanks for the beach chairs and boogie boards!!
Bev from Ozark, MO on 03/17/2012 said:
The condo is beautifully furnished and toally equipped with everything you need for a perfect stay. Close to the beach, many ammenities,quiet and well kept.
Best way to end 2011 and begin 2012 !
Sand and Sunsets from Calgary on 01/13/2012 said:
Clean, comfortable, modern condo. Excellent, easy check-in and online booking. Absolutely the best web-site. Owners keep you informed of your rental and any charges due. Napili Bay Resort, the beach and area are wonderfully laid back and well cared for. Even during the holiday season it was never too noisy. Beach chairs and boogie boards, cooler etc. help get you relaxing right away.
Like a second home
1dan1 from Los Angeles on 10/13/2011 said:
Clean studio with chaise lounge couch and king-sized memory foam bed. Comfortable bed + sound of waves = great sleep. Kitchen has many appliances and cookware. Thoughtfully included a cooler and boogie board for guest use. Unit is tucked away from beach, facing a small yard and trees with small partial ocean view. beach-front property. Close enough to hear waves but not the beach guest noise. Would definitely rent this unit again!
A great quiet place to visit Maui without going broke!
great place to stay from Rochester MN on 08/07/2011 said:
Our stay at unit 217 was not our first one. Jim does a great job putting together an environment that is very relaxing and has what a couple needs while staying there. This trip was in celebration of our 25th anniversary and we chose to come back here as we knew it would be a nice and quiet place to have as our home base while in Maui. Jim had a nice welcome basket waiting for us which was very much appreciated. There are only a couple of very minor things we would include here, just for Jim's awarenesss... Specifically he might want to add a couple of more storage containers to the condo... there were not many that had lids when we were there. A couple of additional cooking spoons to be used with teflon pots would also be great. We much appreciated having a full sized ironing board as well. My husband calls me crazy that I iron my clothes when on vacation, but I do... on that topic, the iron was a bit flaky and might be on its way out... just a heads up, but we did ok with it while there. Otherwise, not a problem. The wireless was great to use to do homework on the next days activities and the bed was ultra comfortable. Thanks again Jim for having such a great spot!
The best choice of the trip!
Honeymooners from Joplin, MO on 07/06/2011 said:
Great room, great owner (very organized and easy to work with.. no problems at all.), and a great beach!!! We drove all over the island... if you want a slightly secluded sleepy relaxing bay area to kick back and not worry about life... this is it! And I'm very picky. Seriously, no complaints. It was wonderful, and we will return.
Whale Watching in Maui
ShrumK from Pleasant Hill, CA on 07/06/2011 said:
Awesome Condo. I will definately return. I will be telling friends and family.
Heaven from Mission, BC on 06/21/2011 said:
Loved the studio apartment. The bed was comfortable and we could sit on the lanui and watch the ocean. Just a few steps to the beach. Great beach for snorkeling and swimming or just relaxing reading a book. I used to sit under this grand nut tree.
Hard to fault anything!
Graeme and Kim. Beach Lovers from Sacramento, CA on 05/10/2011 said:
What a cozy, clean, modern unit with all the comforts of home. A high end king size mattress(same as we have at home) was a pleasant surprise and dreamy. The kitchen lacked virtually nothing you wouldn't have at home, we had privacy and a comfortable environment to relax in. Ceiling fans and well vented windows at both ends of the unit made it easy to find a good comfort level, day or night. Although the unit wasn't "ocean front", it might as well been. You still had ocean views from the lania or a 1 minute walk through the small, secure complex to get your feet in the sand. Perfect! After numerous stays in Maui, usually in a motel type room in some resort setting with crowds, this was a breath of fresh air and we'll be back again in the future for sure. Napili Bay was an amazing, beautiful, safe bay for snokeling, swimming, bogie boards or just relaxing to watch the sunsets in one of the beach chairs provided with the unit. They also provided boggie boards, big beach towels to use and even a small cooler to keep your things cold on the beach. Unexpected pleasures you just can't bring with you. Being originally from New Zealand, I consider myself a good judge of nice beaches and the Napili Beach/Kapalua Beach area is as nice as almost anything we have at home and the best I've seen on the island!! You owe it to yourself to spend those valuable vacation dollars and time in a unit and area like this. Resturants and a well stocked General store in easy walking distance.
Great Condo as Expected
Mike J. from Folsom, CA on 05/04/2011 said:
Having stayed at Napili Bay Resort previously we new what to expect. Condo 217 lived up to oue expectations of having a wonderful, comfortable stay on Napili Bay. first time in 217 and think it is a great value in our favorite location ever. We can't wait to return. Appreciated the quiet, well maintained condo and dealing with aloha condos was a breeeze.
Perfect place in Maui
Melanie from munich on 03/29/2011 said:
We had a wonderful time in maui in our condo 217! The place is very nice and had all we need. Thank you so much for the welcome basket- the fruits were delicious. We hope to come back soon...
This was a delightful temporary home.
Bauers from Tacoma WA on 03/10/2011 said:
The unit was wonderfully compact and complete. All basic needs had been anticipated. For the large part, it was quiet, yet within reach of stores and coffee and, of course, great beaches. On the one rainy day, we just burrowed down with books. It was great!
Perfect little getaway
Kim from Nanaimo, BC on 02/20/2011 said:
We spent a week in unit 217 and were delighted to arrive to a gift basket and lovely presentation . Spotlessly clean, with the exception of the duvet cover. Nice furnishings, extremely comfortable bed, very cosy and private. The lanai has a good view of gardens and the ocean waves too. Loved the sound of the surf and birdsong. We will be back! Napili Bay is quite busy but the mornings and evenings are wonderful on the beach.
Everything we wanted + great value
mwilliams2 from Olalla, Washington, USA on 01/24/2011 said:
This condo was perfect - a great value for the location. Nothing fancy or pretentious - just a nice relaxing place (which is the whole point of Maui, isn't it?) Better equipped and more comfortable than home. Easy walkng to 2 great beaches was a big plus. Tip: if snorkling is your thing, walk up to Kapalua beach (just north) - it's even better than Napali.
Location, value, quiet and clean = great vacation.
jim from Kirkland on 12/23/2010 said:
Great beach, cozy condo, quiet area, clean facilities and great weather allowed us to celebrate our anniversary with comfort and convenience.
What an amazing place to stay!
Jordon in Arizona from Phoenix Arizona on 10/18/2010 said:
There isn't anything bad I can say about Unit 217 at The Napili Bay - the location is amazing, the beach is the best i've ever spent time on.. loved swinning with four giant sea turtles right outside the condo and most importantly, the condo is outstanding, very comfortable and just enough ammount of rustic-ness to it to make it charming. I will be back one day soon to 217!
Kamala and Bodhichitta from 1633.C. Wanaao rd. Kapaa 96746 HI on 08/23/2010 said:
We had a really good experience with aloha Condos. When we arrived there was a basket with fruit and chokolate and there was nice and clean. We felt very welcome. The Condo is very near shopping facilities, and in a reasonable distance to Lahaina where there is plenty of nice and cosy restaurants. Napili beach is a really beautiful beach, and we fell a sleep to the sound of the waves. We definately recommend this aloha Condo.
Will be back!
Jungwirth Family from Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 08/08/2010 said:
Our 9 day stay at Napili Bay condo 217 was everything we had hoped for. The condo had everything we needed. The whole process was super smooth and easy. The wi-fi was excellent for picking out places to eat. The area with the washer/dryer, soda machine and tourist info was nice to have. The coziness and quietness of the condos is second to none. A huge plus is the beach access. It was so nice to have such a short walk down to what we thought was one of the best, if not the best beach on the island. Other then the walk to Kapalua, we had a hard time finding parking at some of the other beaches in the area. We spent a lot of time just hanging out at Napili Bay. One morning we woke up and our ceiling fan had broke overnight. We called, and within a couple hours, the onsite management, Lee I believe was there to fix it while we were at the beach. Him and his wife, and everyone else we dealt with for that matter was extremely friendly and willing to help. Spent a lot of time researching before booking this. If you're looking for a smaller, reasonably priced, quiet vacation with great beach access, this is the place for you. Will definitely try to get back to Napili Bay condo 217
Very Pleasant and affordable on Best West Maui Beach
CorgiMom from Walnut Creek, CA on 08/08/2010 said:
I found this place 10 years ago from Frommer's-listed as a great, inexpensive option for Napili. First time stayed beach front and center, upstairs. This time far back, on the side, partial beach view (upstairs). I prefer the front and center beach view, but if you want to be a little removed from the hub-bub, you may prefer 217. Jim is very organized, sending periodic emails about your upcoming stay. I like these and found them helpful and gave me peace of mind that everything was taken care of. The room was perfectly clean on arrival. This unit does not have some of the upgrades I saw in other units (granite counter tops, newer appliances), but it was fine. Guests here tend to be quiet-definitely not a party spot, which I love. There is some early morning noise from the surrounding birds and sprinkler system. Since the birds can't be controlled maybe the sprinklers could go off a little later (8 instead of 7?). The on-site manager is super-friendly. Hot water can be a little iffy, but generally was fine-just a few times it took a while to come on. The exterior of the building could use a paint job. Jim leaves you a binder of info about the area, which is helpful. Location is super. Napili Beach is great (although a little too crowded) and the sea turtles around the corner make it all a perfect spot.
Galigirl from Niagara Falls, NY on 06/03/2010 said:
Very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone we met at Napili Bay was very friendly and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants, etc. Loved all the handy guides left in the condo. Living space was a little smaller than I expected, but was not a problem. The beach in front of the condo was really nice!
Fair for the price- A review from our honeymoon april '10
The Bennison Family! from Prairie Village, KS on 05/27/2010 said:
The Good- Reasonably priced, Safe, Nice furniture, Clean, Nice beach out back, local phone, cable, dvr, towels, boogie board, fully stocked kitchen and dish washer, welcome basket, Laundry on site. The Bad- Room is cleaned at the beginning of your stay only, No a/C, Size is appx 400 SF, The Ugly- Condo owner lives in Kauai and accused of being too messy, which is not true. We had to call and email several times to get the matter worked out and get our full security deposit credited back. We did get our full deposit back a little over two weeks from the last day of our stay.
I've been managing my 5 vacation rentals in Hawaii since 1998 and have been very fortunate to had less than a handful of guests like these.
As part of my process of charging guests for reservations, I run a security deposit authorization before their arrival and only convert that authorization to a charge if there are problems.
In this case here are the problems and how the guests could have avoided them:
1. Early Check-In
The standard check-in time is 3PM and these guests checked in at 11:30AM - 4.5 hours early - thereby causing problems for our cleaners. Guests can choose to pay for an early check-in of 9AM at booking and avoid causing problems.
2. Late Check-Out
The standard check-out time is 11AM and these guests checked out at 12PM - 1 hour late. This caused our cleaners to get a late start and truly scramble to get ready for the next guest party that checked in at 3PM. Guests can choose to pay for a late check-out of 6PM at the time of booking and avoid causing problems.
3 State of Condo on Departure
These guests left the condo in a disaster state when they left. All of the dishes had been used and none were washed. There was sand everywhere and no trash had been taken out. We don't require our guests to do their dishes but hope that they provide some consideration for the cleaners - start a load in the dishwasher, take their shoes off before entering the condo, take out their trash frequently. Leaving trash in the condo will only bring in pests and there is a dumpster very close to the condo to dispose of trash quickly and easily.
4 Consideration of Others
After I spoke with these guests about the problems that were found in the condo they denied them all. They did accept the facts that they checked in early and checked out late but didn't seem to understand the negative impact on others of their actions.
After 4 long (and sometimes terse) phone conversations with them, I felt it was best to refund them the $50 that I has charged and show them consideration above and beyond what many - especially my cleaners! - felt was justified.
It was their honeymoon after all and I guess if you're going to have a time in life when you should get extra consideration, this would be one of them. Hopefully they will have a long, compassionate and considerate relationship with each other through the years.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort, Condos 201 & 217
Beautiful Napili Bay
East Coaster from Atlanta, GA on 05/03/2010 said:
Our condo. at Napili Bay Resort was clean, the towels were new and clean, we had a beautiful basket full of snacks and fresh fruit as a welcome gift which was a very nice touch. The only thing that I think people should know before they stay at Napili Bay is that there is very little privacy. Since there is no air conditioning windows are open in everyones unit, you can hear your neighbors sneezing, eating, using the shower etc. You can also hear any conversation. If you like to be quiet and want to sit on your porch and not say anything to your travel mate that you do not want to share will your neighbors then you are fine. There is a common area with grills and washers and dryers which is well maintained but the amenities have very obviously been around and not updated sine the early 80's. Overall very shabby chic.
Aloha and Thank you for your review.
The Napili Bay Resort is a wood structure and all of the condos are studios with the same size. There are two buildings that together form an L shape. The beachfront building (condos 101-109 & 201-209) sits directly on the beach (lower portion of the L) and the beach view building (condos 110-118 & 210-218) sit perpendicular to the beach and ocean. I own condos 201 and 217.
When staying in the beachfront condos the sound of the ocean drowns out most of the sounds between the condos and the people on the beach - it depends up on how strong the waves are. With the beach view condos, the ocean sounds are not as prominent as other sounds - like your neighbors, the song birds and the wind through the trees.
Fortunately for guests who stay in condo 217, each of the condos adjacent to it - 216 and 218 - have occupancy restrictions so that no more than 2 persons can be in those condos just like with 217.
In my experience staying in condo 217 - probably a total of 1 year of time in the 10 years I've owned it - I've once or twice asked my neighbors to keep to keep their voices down. Every time they have been respectful of keeping it peaceful for everyone in the resort and I didn't need to ask them again.
This is very typical of the type of persons that stay here - they come for the low density and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the other areas in Maui. Over the years, I've found our guests at The Napili Bay Resort to be very considerate and respectful of others and maybe that is another one of the reasons that guests keep coming back year after year.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, The Napili Bay Resort, Condos 201 & 217
What can I say about the most beautiful place provided by the mo
Anne Marie from St. Louis, MO USA on 04/16/2010 said:
I was most pleased with the accomodations, everything was as it was presented, and more. The welcoming gift basket was not only a nice surprise, but an added statement about this owners desire to provide his guests a true Magical Maui visit. The condo itself is well appointed, the island location and beach access excellent, and it attracts the kinds of people, locally and visitors alike, you would call 'friend.'
GL from Calgary, Canada on 04/14/2010 said:
I had read many great reviews of this condo, but it lived up to them all! The condo is breezy, clean and wonderfully set up. I really appreciate the good quality bed, nice sofa, TV even pretty nice cookware! Napili Bay is truly a small piece of heaven and I will be back!
Napili Bay Resort - Good bang for your buck
Derek from Vancouver, Canada. on 03/17/2010 said:
Condo 217 was is a great condo to stay in. Newly updated, this condo was quite comfortable and very reasonable priced. The garden view (with partial ocean) was worth the savings, rather than being in a direct ocean view condo. This unit had no AC but wasn't needed. The TV was nice to have at night because Napili Bay is in a quiet location. Thing to note when concidering Napili Bay: 1. Vehical rental is a must. 2. Driving time is substantial to other parts of the island. 3. The beach is beautifull but may not be suitable for small childern, due to the surf conditions. 4. Napili Bay is not in the dry area of the island(it could rain briefly). 5. Leave your kids at home for this unit! 2per-max. 6. An absolute stunning beach. 7. Beach is semi quiet. 8. Good for boogie boarding. 9. Resturants on either sides of the beach(the Gazebo is tops for breakfast, but be early or wait). Access from "The Shores" or beach. 10. Groceries are a 10min walk away.
Getting away from it all
Keko from Vancouver BC on 03/11/2010 said:
My wife & I enjoyed the semi-isolation of Napili Bay. This bay is beautiful! The place was quaint, had a view of the ocean from the lania, a very comfortable bed and was well equipped with modern appliances, an HD TV & PVR. I must point out though, someone prior to our visit fumigated the place using a common over the counter spray like Raid. It was a rude awakening to discover as soon as we entered the condo. It absolutely reeked! To tell you the truth, my wife must have been really tired as I was surprised she didn't refuse to stay the night. We both had sore throats and numbed tongues the next morning. The smell lingered for the next few days. For this reason, I am reluctant to ever book this condo again as I found this an unacceptable practice.
One More Week, Please!
Scadaboy from Washington State on 01/20/2010 said:
Contrary to what you might think, being 50 yards from the beach is preferred to being right on the beach. Great privacy from your lanai without losing the whole beach affect. You can eat your meals in your boxers if you so desire! The room has everything, including a view, home ammenities, a great bed, a great lounging couch, a nice HD LCD tv on the wall. I wouldn't change a thing. (Especially the price. It is a bargain!)
What a great place to welcome the new year!
J&P from Calgary, CANADA on 01/16/2010 said:
We stayed in unit 217 over the new year and it was a fabulous experience. Initially, I was a little worried that the resort and beach would be noisy and crowded, as we were traveling at a very busy time of year, but it wasn't. The beach was busy, but never crowded and the resort itself was quiet and relaxing. Our unit was so clean and had everything that we needed. We really appreciated the beach chairs, the boogie boards, the beach towels and the little cooler. The bed was very comfortable and had a good selection of pillows to choose from. It was never too hot in the unit, even though there is no A/C. It would have been nice to have a little battery operated light for the outside table, as we ate outside each night. We loved that we could walk to so many places. Just steps to the beach, the breakfast place, the restaurant for drinks at sunset. Even the grocery store, bank and post office were only a 15 minute walk away. This was our first Hawaiian holiday and we are totally hooked and want to come back next year.
Good job, some suggestions for new additions
Mohit from Seattle on 01/11/2010 said:
First of all let me thank you for the wonderful studio you provided for our stay in Maui. I was very impressed by your attention to detail for providing all the small things like water filter, aluminum sheet for oven, beach towels and the special gift for us. My wife has a very sensitive stomach and as such avoids eating outside. Your well equipped kitchen provided us with most of the things we needed for our light cooking during our stay. Kudos for a good job. I would also like to suggest some more other additions that may be worthwhile for some of your future customers: 1. Providing (for a fee) a "kitchen basket" for those who are staying 2-4 days. This kitchen basket may have some vegetables like onion, cucumbers, tomato; small cooking oil bottle, butter, yogurt, milk, eggs etc. Basically, I felt if you are going to stay for a week or so, you would do these groceries yourself, if you are going to live for a night or two probably you won't bother with this. However, if you are somewhere in between, an option to avoid the grocery trip with some of the bare essentials for a fee is something that some of the folks will be interested in. 2. Providing a "share your leftovers location". We did some groceries but were unable to finish all what we bought in our short stay. We are an eco-sensitive couple and do not like throwing/wasting food items. There were some groceries that we wanted to buy but did not because even the smallest packaged item was more than what we needed for our trip (e.g. cooking oil, red pepper, eggs). We would have bought some of these had we known a place where we could just leave our left over knowing that someone in need can pick it up from there. I understand you may be concerned about some legal implication because of food hazard of expired items, but I believe you can start off this with non-perishable items with appropriate waivers. Something simple like a refrigerator in an open area or a container near the barbeque area should serve the pu
Lorna from Vancouver, British Columbia on 11/12/2009 said:
My boyfriend and I stayed at 217 Napili Bay and we really enjoyed the suite, It really felt like a home from home. The owners left a gift basket of local fruit and snacks which was such a lovely thought and well appreciated after a 5 hour flight. The suite is beautifully decorated in modern style, very clean and everything you could need was there from a flat screen tv and wifi to simple but useful things like plastic food containers and a cooler box for picnics, and even dishwasher powder. Also the washer/dryer area and the bbq nearby was very handy. The only thing we felt would have been useful was a small battery operated lamp or something similar as we tended to eat dinner on the lanai at night so a little more light would have been really handy. Being so close to the beach was perfect and we definitely miss the routine of grabbing drinks, snacks and beach chairs to go watch the sunset. We'd like to thank the owners for a lovely, perfect stay and would definitely stay here again.
Great condo, great location, good for honeymooners
Honeymooners'09 from Oregon on 10/12/2009 said:
My wife and I stayed in unit 217 for 4 nights in late September/ early October, 2009. The condo appeared just as I had seen it on the Aloha Condos website, and matched the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor. Although initially pleased with the condo, it seemed to grow even more cozy the longer we stayed. The condo owner has supplied virtually everything you'll need on your stay within the unit, including beach towels and boogie boards. The unit is recently re-furnished, with a very comfortable visco-elastic mattress and nice couches, tables, and night stands. It even has an HD flatscreen tv for watching television or movies. Nearby the condo (about .5 mi up the road) you'll find a convenient store plaza off the main road. It has a grocery store, two coffee shops, and places to catch a meal like Maui Tacos. If you're in the mood for grillin', the condo shares two large Kenmore BBQ grills that are more than adequate. One word about noise: from this unit location, the wave noise is almost nil (I was worried the units directly on the beach would get too much wave noise) and there is very little people noise (especially in comparison to the beach front units). On the other hand, there is quite a bit of bird noise in the morning (or, at least while we were there). I guess it depends on how you like to wake up!
Great place at a very reasonable price
newlyweds from California on 08/20/2009 said:
The condo had a very comfortable bed, DVR, prompt maid service, excelent kitchen appliences -- pretty-much everything you could want from a vacation home. It was well-kept and the manager was very polite. We could not be happier with where we spent our honey moon.
Great Stay at Napili Bay #217
PacNW from Tacoma, Washingtin on 07/30/2009 said:
Loved this condo. Great location with beautiful Napili Bay beach steps away and great snorkeling nearby at Kapalua Bay and Hololua Bay. We loved the natural "AC". This condo had everything we needed for our stay. Great communication from Jim throughout the process. We'll definitely stay again!
Beautiful location and condo!
kwpoirier from Seattle, WA on 07/09/2009 said:
The condo was amazing and perfect for what we needed. Napili Bay is the best beach we saw while we were in Maui. You couldn't ask for a better location. The kitchen was very well stocked except I would bring some ziplock containers if you plan on making a lot of your own food. There were a few containers but not enough for us. We ate breakfast and lunch at the condo most days and went out for nicer dinners in the evening. We did have one small problem with bugs (termites) one day, but it was handled swiftly by the staff and we were able to continue our vacation relatively hassle free. Overall, this condo was the best condo and location for the price we found anywhere. We still think so! The bed was even nicer than our own and we thought ours could never be beat. One small note about food, don't bother eating at the Gazebo. It's rated high on tripadvisor but the food is average and birds will land on your plate without hesitation (gross!). Definitely eat at Roy's (incredible food and about 2 miles south of the condo).
Most comfortable vacation ever
janeklau from San Francisco, California on 06/18/2009 said:
If we had known the condo was so comfortable and there's so many more things to do in West Maui, we would have stayed couple more days. The price for the condo was very reasonable. It was clean and equipped with everything we need. I was surprised it even had 2 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards and 2 beach towels ready for us to enjoy the beach which is just behind the condo. The simplest thing sometimes is the most important. The bed sheets, comforter, and the bath towels were soft, the pillows were firm. We slept so well every night. Even though there were many restrictions in the condo such as you can't hang anything on the patio railing to dry your wet swimwear or towel, there is a cloth liner in the bathroom for you to do that. At first I wonder if we would stay cool in the condo with just 2 ceiling fans but to our surprise, it kept us comfortable through the night. With the free Wi-Fi internet, we were able to access the internet to search for near by restaurants and to get directions. Lastly, I regret not writing in the guests book. Most importantly, I forgot to read the guests book because many previous guests had left very important travel information such as the best beach to hang out, restaurants, and shopping. Thank you for the wonderful experience Baptista
Loved Napili Bay Resort
BC from Seattle from Seattle, WA on 06/04/2009 said:
Lovely condo, wonderful to stay within steps of a beautiful beach. A very good value with a nicely furnished condo, everything we needed. Would definitely stay there again.
#217 - Perfect again!
atechalk from Los Angeles, CA on 05/22/2009 said:
This was the second time my husband and I stayed here; the first being last July for our honeymoon. #217 is perfect because it's very private, but still steps away from the beach. It's close enough to everything (Front Street is only a few miles away). Jim is an excellent host and left us a really nice basket with fruit and candy - the managers onsite are also great, they checked in with us a few times when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed. The unit is clean, has new furniture and is very cozy. We cooked a lot of the time on the barbeques downstairs this time; the last time we ate out a lot but we felt the food was so much better when we made it. There's a great ethnic market a few miles away where we got a lot of great seafood really cheap and grilled it. The beach was semi-crowded, but never overly so. (it's a private beach). I would highly recommend this unit for 1-2 people; it's a studio condo and not huge but roomy enough with a fully stocked (utensils and stove, dishwasher, etc) kitchen, private lanai outside, and swimming gear like boards and floaties. If you prefer being around tons of people and like more touristy hotel settings, then this wouldn't appeal to you. But if you like your privacy and don't want to feel like you're up to your ears in people, this is an excellent choice.
Wonderful quiet week close to the beach
Hawaii Traveller from Switzerland on 04/24/2009 said:
After 30 hours travelling we appreciate to come in a clean, nice property. The wonderful rich fruit basket, we got as welcome gift, made our first breakfast delicious. Breakfast on the lanai with ocean view what do you need more to start a day in paradise:-)) We liked the condo, clean, welcome gift, ocean view, close to the beach no street to cross and last but not least an attractive price. Perfect
Malia's Maui Experience
Malia Morgan from Lincoln, Nebraska on 04/24/2009 said:
My brother booked this property for all of his wedding party and our family. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and would love the opportunity to return. Lee was very hospitable toward us and does an amazing job of keeping the property looking beautiful & immaculate. The location is wonderful and Napili Bay beach is beautiful. It was great having that beach feel like "our" beach. There is enough to do there if you don't want to go exploring around the island, and it's wonderful to be right on the beach so it's easy to take snorkel gear, etc. with you from your room. It was wonderful that we had a welcome package waiting for us in our condo, and there was snorkel gear, beach chairs, & other equipement there for us to use. The condo was very nice, even better than in the pictures. We felt very safe in this location, and at such an unbelievable price! If we ever do have the opportunity to return to Maui, we will make every effort to book with Aloha condos.
Charlie1 from Boston, Massachusetts on 04/24/2009 said:
We had the most wonderful time in Maui, and this condo was the perfect place to come back to from our explorations. It was clean, cozy, open, and the kitchen and bath were really nice. Swimming with the sea turtles out in the bay right in front of the condo was a nice plus.
Mike Humbke from Alberta on 04/24/2009 said:
Beautiful condo! Well equipped....close to beautiful beach.....quiet location. BBQ on site was nice. Clean and organized living space. Perfect for 2. Thanks for the great vacation spot!
The beach is sooo close
roccitman from Central Oregon on 04/23/2009 said:
Napili Bay is simply amazing. Nice little beach with great boogie boarding and sunbathing and snorkeling. The condo had everything we needed and was very well put together. We shopped at a grocery store that was just up the road, and were able to make all of our meals (including cocktails, more below) at the condo. Jim had beach towels, and beach chairs for us along with two boogie boards that we "shredded" with :) I was also able to keep up with my work with the wireless internet connection (as well as making our friends jealous with pictures), while sipping fresh kona coffee from the lanai. Every evening at Napili Bay the residents take cocktails and beach chairs out onto the beach to watch the sunset. Truly magical. Thanks Jim!
dmhonthego-123 from Dearborn, MI on 04/19/2009 said:
This was our forth stay and we really enjoy the plae. It is quiet, clean and has a great beach. the unit is well equiped and comfortable. It's a great place to chill.
Excellent location, super clean
pearlujam2 from miami, fl on 04/16/2009 said:
We absolutely loved our stay in 217. The bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need and most of all everything was impeccably clean. You can't beat this location either - footsteps away from the best beach in Maui. When we return we will defintely stay here again. Mahalo.
Excellent relaxing holiday
David from New Zealand on 04/10/2009 said:
We have stayed at Unit 201 Napili Bay on a number of occasions. The location, right on the beach, is superb. We enjoy the sound of the sea, and the proximity to the bay. The unit, although smallish, is neat and tidy, and owner Jim Dornfield is most obliging. Highly recommended.
Great Quiet Getaway
wsh from Oregon on 04/07/2009 said:
Found the Napili Bay through tripadvisor.com and had read many consistent reports, so my wife and I thought we'd give it a try. We were not at all disappointed. First of all, the location is fabulous. We never needed to leave Napili, and the bay is wonderful. If you get tired of snorkeling and swimming in Napili Bay, you can always make the 10 minute walk over to equally stunning Kapalua Bay. The property itself is small, quiet, and you literally walk out onto the sand. There are a few peculiarities, which we quickly got used to. It might take a night or two to get used to the noise of the pounding surf. The condos are always open....no glass, only screens and shades. No A/C but we never needed it and enjoyed the openness. The condos are only about the size of an average hotel room, but that's all you need. Kitchens are fully functional, well-stocked, and clean and new. Stop at Costco (by the airport) or Safeway (Lahaina) and get your groceries and you won't need to leave. There's a small grocery store with a few other stores (including Boss Frog snorkel rental) just up the road. In a sense I hate to write such a positive review, cause I really don't want the Napili Bay to become hard to get into. It's not a big resort, not for kids, and not super elegant. It's just an excellent quiet place for a couple to get away and be lazy! We love it and are returning soon.
perfect peacefully located condo
Bret from Anchorage, Alaska on 04/07/2009 said:
We loved staying in Napili! This condo, for us was in the perfect location, we liked this beach much better than the touristy ones near Kaanapali. The huge sea turtles in the reefs near this beach were awesome. The condo itself was also perfect for us, not extra luxuries, just set up with everything you would need, even boogie boards..The grounds managers were also very helpful and nice. When we go back to Maui, we will definitely try to book a condo in Napili Bay again. Thanks!
NO GREATER PLACE
Heidi from SAN DIEGO CA on 04/07/2009 said:
I have stayed there many times and have never had a bad time.It is so much more relaxing than a big hotel and nicely kept up.I am planing to go again this oktober .
Great location, good price
susanm from Santa Monica, CA on 04/06/2009 said:
We loved the proximity of this place to the beach and the unit itself was comfortable. We forgot the code to get in the door so we had to stay at the hotel next door for one night. The owner of the condo called us back the following morning with the code, but we had already been charged for that night of course (even though we didn't use the condo). We wished there had been someone on the island who could have helped us at the time- our perhaps a number that we could have called after hours to get the code.
I am sorry that you didn't have the information you needed to get into the condo upon your arrival. I've not had this problem with guests since your stay in 2005 and always try to do my best to make sure it doesn't happen.
Detailed check-in information is provided to all of my guests, along with local contact information in case of problems, at least one month prior to their arrival.
I've also started contacting my guests within a week of their arrival day to double-check with them and make sure that they have everything that they need to get into the condo.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort, Condo 217
cre8tivlender from La Quinta, CA on 04/06/2009 said:
We love Napili Bay and certainly enjoyed the special discounted rate! The studio is perfect for a quiet low key get away. We will return as often as possible!! LOVE IT!
Napili from Gold River, CA on 04/05/2009 said:
This was almost perfect. Very reasonable, 10 minutes from Kaanapali, and Lahaina. It is right on the beach. Wonderful view of the neighboring islands, Lanai and Molokai. Paradise. The only thing that stopped it from being perfect was the tiny little ants on the countertops. Couldn't do much food preparing, but everything else was awesome. I loved it.
Awesome view, great access to Private Beach
My2Blessings from Cypress, TX on 04/05/2009 said:
Condo was in an ideal location. Perfect access to the beach with a great view! Condo was very nice. We can't wait to go back!
Beautiful place, great location, would love to go again!
pcaster from Spartanburg, SC on 04/05/2009 said:
This place is great, and I would love to stay here again. It's clean, conveniently located, well furnished, and three steps from the door and you're on sand. There's nice snorkeling at the far end of the beach and good restaurants just a short drive. The low prices make it even more attractive.
Jim and Pat from Fremont, NE on 04/05/2009 said:
Our daughter and son-in-law stayed in Unit 217, enjoying the ocean view, private lanai, and a very comfy king-sized bed. The room came complete with beach boogie boards and flippers. It was close to the laundry (very clean) and bbq area, where we shared family meals each night. They cried when they had to leave, and would definitely recommend this to any other young couple. With Napili Bay Resort Condos right on the ocean, they had immediate access to ocean sun and fun!
pdx travelers from Portland, Oregon on 04/04/2009 said:
Our stay at Napili Bay Resort was lovely. The room was well appointed with comfortable tropically decorated furnishings. Although this is a side unit, we nonetheless had a spectacular partial view of the beach and beyond. We were impressed upon checking-in to find a welcoming basket full of tropical fruits and confections. The laundry room and outdoor picnic/grilling area were conveniently located as was car parking. We were suprised to find such a nice facility that offered so many conveniences plus easy beach access at a reasonable price. We will definitely stay at this resort again!
Bill L. from Makawao, HI on 04/04/2009 said:
Great place to stay on Maui. A few steps to Napali Bay, one ot the best beaches on Maui. Well furnished condo at reasonable prices.
Can't Beat the Value
Bob R. from Warrington, PA on 04/02/2009 said:
This was our third rental of Unit 217 at Napili Bay. The location is fantastic. Eating breakfast on the lanai while watching humpbacks breach is something special. The beach is great, as is the proximity to Kapalua and Lahaina (close enough to restaurants, golf, etc without being swamped with traffic). The condo is perfect for a couple, and we especially liked the sound of the ocean at night. The only downside was having an inconsiderate neighbor for a couple of nights who played their TV (loudly)all night--I guess to drown out the the sound of the ocean. Otherwise, we'd have rated this perfect. We will rent Unit 217 again on our next trip to Maui.
Paradise at it's Best
Lori Ophus from Spokane, Washington on 04/02/2009 said:
This was probably one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. It was a quiet location and while others were fighting for parking to be able to enjoy Napili Bay we just had to walk across the property and we were in turtle heaven. The room was clean and very comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied and I can hardly wait to return. If you have a car and don't mind driving around a bit this place is for you. You are close to some great beaches, but you will have to drive to get to them. Napili itself is right there, but it is fun to explore other beaches too. Not many resturants within walking distance. I am planning to return to Napili Bay. We absolutely loved it.
Affordable and Enjoyable
missing maui from Victoria, BC on 04/02/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in Napili Bay. The condo was really well kept and there was everything that you ever need/want. The only drawback was the wind. WOW! That part of the island is fantastic but alittle isolated....which was good for us! I would recommend the condo for anyone on a budget, anyone wanting to "get away" from the bustle and a as a great place to relax! Thanks.
Can't wait to get back
Rick and Jan from Aurora, Oregon on 04/01/2009 said:
You always take a chance reserving a vacation rental on-line, will it turn out to be as nice as advertized? In this case it was better than we hoped. From the fruit basket greeting, to sitting on the lanai watching the whales, to sitting on one of the prettiest beaches we've seen in the islands, this was a truly wonderful vacation condo. While the north end of the island is perfect for a quiet vacation, you had a grocery store and snorkle shop just a couple of minute walk from your door, and a nice beach stroll to oceanside dining or cocktails at sunset (which was not blocked by the offshore island). Not only would we stay here again, if we could afford it we'd buy a unit.
Sharon from Columbus, OH on 04/01/2009 said:
The condo was wonderful! Upon entering the condo there was a great gift basket waiting for us. It was a great place to call home for the week. Unfortunately during our visit in Hawaii it rained the entire week and we spent the majority of our trip indoors, so we were very pleased to have some a wonderful, cozy place.
spernal from San Diego, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
Maui was beautiful and this unit made our stay in paradise perfect. We were welcomedon our first day with a lovely fruit basket. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and the bed was comfortable. The complex was quiet. We sat out on the lanai each morning and watched the dolphins play. We were steps to the beach which was just gorgeous. Beach chairs and a cooler were even provided. Snorkeling was great-lots of turtles call Napili Bay home. There is no air conditioning in the unit which was not a problem for us due to the great breezes but it's something to be aware of. I would prefer to stay here than in the noisy, crowded beachfront resorts. If your looking for a peaceful getaway, this is it. I have nothing bad to say about our experience in Unit # 217. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Unit 217 - Napili Bay : Simply Wonderful
Mrs Bojangles from Cumbria, England on 04/01/2009 said:
We stayed in Unit 217 for 10 days last October. This was our second stay at the unit in two years and once again it lived up to our expectations. It is a pleasure dealing with Jim/Aloha Condos and the rental process, from initial booking right through to completion of our stay and return of deposit, was handled efficiently as always. The unit is as described on the website and was extremely clean and very well presented (and this is from somebody who is VERY picky (NB: see observation below*)). We were greeted with a welcome gift basket on arrival - a nice touch. The unit was well stocked with linens/towels/pots and pans etc and you couldn't want for anything when preparing meals. It had its own boogie boards and beach chairs/coolers/towels. Although the unit does not have air-conditioning (it has ceiling fans, however), I can honestly say that we never felt uncomfortable with the heat at any stage during our stay; the winds kept the unit cool and ventilated throughout the day/night (we have stayed in a similar resort in Kauai and this was problem). The amenities on-site were great - we made use of the 2 communal barbeques and washers/dryers. The resort grounds were well maintained, and the staff were very friendly and courteous. We have stayed in 3 different units at Napili Bay and on two occasions in 217. Personally, we prefer Unit 217 for location, as it is just off the front of the beach (to the side, but still with a great ocean view) and provides a little more privacy during the late afternoon/early evening whilst relaxing on the balcony. *One observation from last year's stay was that in our opinion the living area seating appeared a little worn due to wear. I note, however, that whilst looking at Unit 217 recently, Jim has renovated all the living/sleeping area furniture and furnishings and the unit looks fabulous. Congratulations once again to Jim for making our stay a most memorable one.
Thank you for your feedback and I also thought that the furniture was getting a bit dated. It hadn't been changed since I did a complete remodel back in 2000.
So last month decided it was time to upgrade and I did a complete remodel of the living area. I replaced all of the furniture with lovely and luxurious solid mahogany furnishings and mellowed out the color scheme with more earthy browns and sage greens. I replaced the headboard, night stands, sofa, coffee table, dresser, and wall mirror and as well as adding a new desk, chair and entertainment stand.
I also repainted and wall-mounted the 26" HDTV which now has over 300 digital channels and dozens of High Definition channels. You can even record your favorite programs on the DVR so that you watch what you want on your schedule.
I really hope that you come back and enjoy all of the updates.
Jim Dornfeld, Owner, Napili Bay Resort Condo 217
A heavenly week in heaven
chucker from Corvallis, Oregon on 03/31/2009 said:
The room was great and close to the bay, but not too close. The surf was a little noisy when we stayed at beach unit 5 years ago. The surf noise reminded me of the industrial plant I worked at. That is why 217 was just perfect. The tree on the beach is fantastic!!!
CAnewlyweds from California on 03/31/2009 said:
We stayed at Napili Bay Condo 217 for our honeymoon and could not have been happier with our experience. The place was clean and had a relaxing tropical feeling. We found that it was nice to be in the building that was not directly on the beach, as it felt a bit more private. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen and refrigerator were very convenient to have. The beach at Napili Bay is beautiful, and we enjoyed snorkeling in the bay, especially in the early mornings. We hope to return to the Napili Bay soon and definitely recommend it as an excellent value and a wonderful relaxing experience.
Family's Favorite Vacation Home
GreekJC from Union City, California on 03/31/2009 said:
Napili Bay Resort (NBR) is my family's favorite vacation spot and Unit 217 is our favorite vacation home rental. We have rented vacation homes in Europe, Canada, Mexico and across the US. We always return to Napili Bay as our vacation place of choice. Napili Bay offers my family a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment to spend our vacations. The key attraction to Napili Bay Resort is convenience. If we choose to sightsee, NBR is close to so many attractions, restaurants and shopping. If we choose wind-down, NBR gives us the chance to sit on the beach, swim and only worry what to have for our next meal. For families with youngsters, NBR is in an ideal location in a quiet residential neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of mega-resorts. We have been coming to NBR for ten years and will continue to make it our prefered vacation spot for many more.
Kristine D from Oregon on 03/31/2009 said:
My husband and I planned a last minute vacation to Maui and found a piece of heaven at Napili Bay. The complex is more "old hawaiian" style and the studio is nice for a couple. The view from the balcony was terrific and we saw many whales. The condo had everything we needed for our stay, ie full kitchen, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, wave boards, etc. Check in was easy since you get the key code prior to arrival. Rocco made the reservation process so easy and was very helpful. We have been to Maui several times, but have never stayed in Napili. It was great to get away from the crowds and enjoy the beach which is just steps away from the condo. The condo was clean and well kept. There was no air conditioning but had a nice breeze at all times. Once negative was the walls were a bit thin. A short drive or walk to the Ritz resort area is great for a nice dinner out. We will definately be back.
roccitman from Redmond Oregon, USA on 03/31/2009 said:
We love The Napili Bay Resort! I saw somewhere that the loose motto of this place is, "Beach chairs and boogie boards." This sums up the experience save one key piece. The community (I almost say family) of The Napili Bay Resort is really nice. When you stay there you meet almost everyone. You meet them on the beach every afternoon for cocktails and sunset viewing (drag your beach chair out there) and later in the evening there is an informal bbq session where everyone sits around the courtyard to "talk story." Beautiful beach out in front and some nice little tide pools for checking out. Also, it's away from the rat race of Kaanapali Beach :) -roccit
Condo 218 at Napili Bay Condominiums
Rosann and Tom from Chico, CA on 03/30/2013 said:
My husband and I recently returned home from a Maui vacation which included four nights in room #218 at Napili Bay Condominiums. From the moment we entered the condo, we knew we had made a very good choice for a place to stay in this area. We had a wonderful, delicious, and fun-item filled gift basket awaiting us, providing a very sweet & welcoming touch! Out on the lanai, where we had a beautiful ocean view complete with many playful whales, there were all sorts of items to make our stay more comfortable, including snorkeling equipment, an umbrella, and great beach chairs. The condo itself was in great shape, airy and clean, with all the facilities necessary for snack and full meal preparation. The bed was extremely comfortable, and there was wi-fi for our convenience. We explored the area thoroughly, especially enjoying the snorkeling right at Napili Bay,and were very happy with our decision to stay in this area. We will definitely be back and felt that condo #218 was an incredible deal! Thanks so much for your efforts to ensure customer satisfaction, comfort,and happiness!
Great to hear the ocean and birds and not cars
March getaway from Airdrie on 03/12/2013 said:
The condo was clean and had everything we needed.The flowers and attention to the landscaping was very nice. The beach chairs and beach towels were appreciated. The balcony had good chairs and a great view. The clock radio beeped in the middle of the night. It was great to walk to the beach. All the hotels were close to the beach and in the future hotels should be built back from the beach. I was shocked to see some people feed turtles lettuce.
Great Place to Chill
Taylor from Hinsdale on 02/18/2013 said:
Great location, lots of nice people in well maintained clean facility.
Napili Bay from Louisville, CO on 01/20/2013 said:
The singing birds each and every morning at 6:15.am were a delightful way to wake up every day. The sound of the waves were just as wonderful. We will always remember that from our stay at this condo. Stunning location. Loved sitting on the lanai for breakfast and seeing a slice of the ocean. Nice updated kitchen and good kitchen amenities. Really appreciated use of the cooler & beach chairs. Easy parking. Easy access to beach! One recommendation would be to update the bathroom with a new tub, toilet and shower curtain or shower doors. The bathroom felt a little run down. The unit could also use an updated couch. Other than that, it was wonderful.
Best value at Napili beach
Dave W from Canmore, Alberta, Canada on 12/09/2012 said:
This was our 3rd different condo in 3 years on Napili Bay and we found it best suited for economy and excellent facilities. ie. No unnecessary communal pool and accompaning noise, no invasive daily maid service. Just a perfectly quiet relaxing balcony apartment with a beach view just steps away and all the necessary beach equipment (portable canvas chairs, snorkelling equipment - flippers/masks/snorkels. A bargain! and our search is over. Already making plans to return in 2013. Add a monthly Maui Bus pass for $25/senior and any daily transport needs for shopping at Napili Plaza, Lahaina, Kaanapali or Whalers Village is less than 100 yards from your door.
Excellent unit and value
Seatown Scott from Seattle on 11/26/2012 said:
Perfect place and perfect location. Very clean and great view of the ocean. Would stay here again for sure.
Perfect place, 100% satisfaction.
jagod from Warsaw on 11/18/2012 said:
Ideal for families. Clean place with beautifull beach. Amazing grill party place outdoor available. Perfectly equipped kitchen. Woked up early with singing (sometimes loudly) birds.
Fabulous condo for our 30th wedding anniversary!
Kathy and Bob from Napa on 07/01/2012 said:
We so enjoyed this clean and airy condo just steps away from Napili Bay! The lanai had a fabulous view of the ocean and the kitchen was wonderfully equipped for cooking. Special touches included the lovely gift basket upon our arrival, beach chairs and towels, boogie boards and snorkel equipment. We enjoyed this location for its quietness, access to spectacular snorkeling, and wonderful walking and running paths along the ocean. Spent a week on Maui and loved it all but decided that Napili Bay was the best location for us!
Perfect Hawaii get-away!!
Sarah and Annie from Seattle, WA on 05/20/2012 said:
Where to begin?? The condo booking and check-in was seamless, and the condo itself is lovely. Everything a person would need is already there, and you're steps from the best beach in Maui. We stopped at Costco on our way in and got essentials, which worked out great so that we could relax in the morning and have breakfast on the balcony in our PJs and have lunch snacks on the beach. Only ate out a couple times, Kimo's and Merriman's, and of course the Gazebo, otherwise, ate in. So great!! Ice was already in the freezer and we also received a wonderful gift basket with great Kona coffee and other Hawaii treats! So sweet! The bed is super comfortable and the beach chairs were the absolute best! The only thing I could think of to say even partially negative had nothing to do with the condo and everything to do with the 5:30am bird and rooster wake-up calls. Lol that's the beauty of vacation, I just rolled over and went back to sleep!!! Thank you annie and Claudio!! xoxo
KK from Seattle on 04/20/2012 said:
The location can't be beat, right on Napili Bay. Not a luxury resort, but who needs that??? Accomodations were comfortable, room clean and well supplied. No a/C, but ceiling fan was fine. I'd stay here again and again! There was some confusion about my checkout date. I was contacted by Cathy? several days before my checkout date, asking when I was checking out the next day. Apparently her information was based on a reservation that was canceled and was not updated. This was easily straightened out. Information received from Claudio was straight forward and made check in easy.
Comforts of home in Paradise.
George from Victoria, BC on 04/16/2012 said:
Fabulous location right on Napili Bay. Excellent for swimming, boogie boarding and snorkelling. Condo unit was clean and contained pretty well all that we needed for two weeks except meals. Owners were pleasant to deal with, presented us with a gift basket upon arrival and were helpful when information was requested. The beaches in that area are exceptional and all amenities are nearby. Exceptional value all around.
Pat and Suz from Minnesota on 03/19/2012 said:
Nice condo with all the amenities. It has a full kitchen with full size fridge, etc. There was a nice fruit/gift basket awaiting us. Last year we stayed in one of the condos closer to the beach. This condo was just as nice, 90 dollars a night cheaper, and it took us 20 seconds longer to get to the beach. Napili Market is a 5 minute drive, so we ate almost all our meals at the condo. Walking distance to Seahouse, The Gazebo, and Merrimans restaurants. Its a quiet location at the end of the building. From the lanai, you can see the ocean on the right and the West Maui mountains on the left. Every morning we walked the Kapalua scenic trail, which skirts the ocean for over a mile before turning upland. All in all, for us, this vacation was way less expensive than going to Florida, and about 100 times better.
Our Maui vacation 2012
Jim and Deb from Morgan Hill, CA on 01/26/2012 said:
Our Stay at Napili Bay Resort (Condo 218) was fantastic! Claudio and anne were very easy to work with regarding our reservation and made sure all of our needs were met. Although the condo is located one building back from the beach side of the complex, you can still see the ocean from the lanai. At the time of our stay, construction was being done on the land next to the condo. We were not affected by the noise or the workers whatsoever, because we tended to be away from the condo during the hours of construction. Most importantly, Claudio informed us of the construction being done in advance, which was not problematic. The condo itself has a galley kitchen, which includes, a coffee maker, full size refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. The local grocery center is conveniently located less than a mile away, which by the way offers fresh poke, yum! The beach is 1/2 block distance from the condo and within walking distance to the wonderful Sea House Restaurant. The snorkeling in Napili Bay is quite special in that 3 turtles inhabit the general area and you can swim with them. We will definitely return and recommend this condo to vacation. Sincerely, Deb and Jim
A Beautiful Piece of Paradise!
Brian and Julie from San Diego, CA on 01/16/2012 said:
We completely enjoyed the condo; it was great to be able to prepare our own meals using the condo's full kitchen and the common barbecue grills located downstairs. The ocean view from the Lanai is quite nice and the tradewinds blow through the unit, keeping it nice and comfortable. It was very quiet while we were there. The Napili Bay beach is beautiful and just a few steps away. We used the snorkeling equipment provided by the owner; it worked just fine. We left a couple of noodles behind for future snorkelers (they help with flotation). The only improvements we could recommend are: 1. the Internet didn't work at all and from the comments seen in the condo's journal lots of other renters have had this problem as well. The DSL light on the modem blinked constantly, which indicates a line problem. I rebooted the modem several times, but it did not fix the problem. Contrary to what some people believe, some of us do have to keep in touch with work and family while we are on vacation! Finding wifi elsewhere was a challenge. I called the local condo representative for help with the Internet problem; she followed up once but didn't get back to me after that. 2. The resort could use a hot tub; possibly they could reach an agreement with the Napili Kai resort next door to use theirs? Just a suggestion. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Unit 218!
Thank you Brian and Julie for your feedback on our unit, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the internet connection I will research the issue and see what can be done to improve the reliability of the connection. I understand some guests really need access to the internet and I already pay a monthly fee to be able to provide this service so its important that its working. On the hot tub suggestion I will see what we can do.
Ideal location for your Maui getaway. Great value for paradise s
Tressy from Fontana on 01/04/2012 said:
Best value for the dollar here. Steps to one of the best beaches in Maui. Snorkel with sea turtles right outside or swim in the calm sea. Can walk to restaurants. Unless you are the high maintenance type, you will love it here. Comfortable bed with the ocean breeze and sound of the waves accompanied by birds singing at sunrise and sunset are sure to please. Or you can spend $500 plus a night at the Four Seasons...
Napili Bay Resort Condo 218
Kyle from Seattle on 01/01/2012 said:
Our stay was fantastic from the get go! There was a lovely little care package awaiting us upon arrival. Location was great and the owner of the unit Claudio went out of his way to ensure we would be satisfied. I would definitely stay here again. Comfortable, nice little view, easy beach access.
A cozy, perfect for 2 place with everything you need in paradise
Jen from Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 11/11/2011 said:
Walking into this clean, cozy condominium, we were so excited by our perfect find for our first stay on Maui. From the welcome gift basket with the personal note, the the kitchen stocked with everything you would need for any recipe, the incredibly comfortable queen size bed, and the back patio with the view of the ocean (complete with snorkel gear, boogie board and beach chairs), we could not have hoped for more.
The best place on Maui from Tacoma, Washington on 09/27/2011 said:
My daughter and I were looking for a reasonable place to stay for our September vacation on Maui. I came across Napili Bay Resort and looked at the info on 218. It looked like a nice place for us to stay. Were we surprised when we arrived. It was on one of the beaches(Napili Bay)that we like. The accommodations were really nice. Everything we needed was there. We were greeted with a beautiful gift basket with pinapple, bananas, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, a tote bag etc. The place was clean. We felt we were staying in a little bungalow in the jungle as outside from the lanai were all sorts of trees to the front and to the side. The birds would be singing in them in the morning. The grounds were very pretty. On the lanai, we could see the ocean. To get to the beach, it took just a few minutes. You walked across a path and unlocked the gate, and there was the beach. I think 218 is the best condo in the whole complex. We were close to all the places we like to go. We finally found the Gazebo and ate there three times. We did not go in the morning and stand in line, we waited until 1PM and went and had breakfast. We walked over to Turtle Cove and went snorkeling with the turtles. We snorkeled also at Honolua Bay, Kapalua and Napili.We went on the Coastal Trail three different times. This was a beautiful walk. Once we went all the way to D.T. Fleming Park. The other two times we made it to the boardwalk. We were close to Whaler's Village and Lahaina. We ate twice at Mama's Ribs and Rotisserie. This place was great. It was not far from the condo. It is at Napili Bay Plaza. We like the Gazebo there on Napili Bay. We also went to Cool Cat two times in Lahaina. My daughter and I are planning a trip for next September. We have stayed in two other places on Maui that were quite more expensive than this one, but this is our favorite. It would not be big enough for our entire family, but it is just the right size for my daughter Shauna and me.This was my 16th trip to Maui
Robert from Florida on 07/13/2011 said:
The room was very nice. We very much enjoyed the ability to cook full meals in a well stocked kitchen. We loved sitting out on the porch eating breakfast with an ocean view. Comfortable bed, plenty of space. It was very nice to have beach chairs and some snorkel equiptment provided. Thanks.
Paradise on a budget!
JACfam from Portland, OR on 05/21/2011 said:
Napili Bay on Maui is a perfect snorkeling bay and Unit 218 in the Napili Bay Resort is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all of Maui. We stayed for a total of 17 days on Maui and split our vacation into three different sections. If we were able to do it again, we still would have gone to Hana and stayed there for a few nights, but we would have doubled the time we stayed in Unit #218 at the Napili Bay Resort. Don't miss Honolua Bay for more snorkeling. So very close to Ka'anapali and Lahaina. Doesn't take long to drive to Kihei and the drive around the north part of the island past the blow hole is a beautiful adventure.
Great Price, Great Place, Great Time!
Kelly & Allen from Watauga,TN on 04/03/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed in Condo 218 for our 10 year anniversary. We loved it! The condo was very clean, updated, and comfortable. They provided beach chairs, swimming gear, and basic kitchen essentials. The balcony has an ocean view and is just a few steps from the beach. The bay is great to snorkel in because of the reef. We hope to return soon.
A great value vacation rental
IN from Albany CA. on 03/04/2011 said:
The Napili Bay Resort is a great location for a quiet and relaxed vacation. Unit 218 was quiet and clean and the owner was very attentive to details and to our needs. We will definitely return and refer friends and family.
We ill Be Back
T from Hinsdale, IL on 02/23/2011 said:
As we have for the past several years we had a wonderful time. The location is great and the overall experience with the people and the facilities is hard to beat. The beach is really an oasis and the outdoor grills are great for entertaining and getting to know the people. The easy access to the beach walk is a real plus, as is the short walk to the Gazebo.
A bargain on beautiful Napili Bay
Oregon retirees from Salem, OR on 02/08/2011 said:
The owners welcomed us with a wonderful fruit basket and followed up by quickly addressing our two concerns (a faulty shower head and front door louvers that were not operating correctly). We were comfortable in the condo, and we enjoyed the friendly folks staying at Napili Bay. This place is truly a bargain in a very attractive location. By the way, travel a bit north and park in the beach access area at Kapula to enjoy another snorkeling spot and a fine beach-side walk.
xxxx from Denver on 01/06/2011 said:
We stayed in room 218. Just steps away from beach. You get preety good view of the beach from the Lanai. the pictures are deceptive, the beach is much more closer than what you percieve to be. and We just loved that. The room was stocked with tons of extra plillows and towels. We also also found a boogie board to use in the patio. We felt kicthen was adequately stocked with enough kitchen utensils to make breakfast. All and all a really confortable place to stay. Did I say it was literally on the beach :-)
Good Value for the Location
travelwithval from Qualicum Beach on 12/10/2010 said:
Although the location and beach are excellent, the buildings are looking a tad tired and during our stay, seemed to cater more to families with small children or younger couples. The owner Claudio responds quickly to your concerns.
SeaMaui from La Jolla, California on 11/19/2010 said: