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Tough to find public access but worth it

Not easy to locate the access to the beach. There is a street just to the right of Napili Shores... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sacramento, California

Small beach with not much sitting room. Waves can come and take your things away! Sandy with no sea... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lahaina, Hawaii
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“great beach” (178 reviews)
Napili Bay, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not easy to locate the access to the beach. There is a street just to the right of Napili Shores condos. You'll have to park on the main road and then walk down this street. Veer right when you get to the walkway for the...More

1  Thank CAWriterMom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small beach with not much sitting room. Waves can come and take your things away! Sandy with no sea weed so nice to swim in! There are better beaches

Thank cherylreddan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great bay for snorkeling or swimming, much calmer than nearby Fleming beach. Parking on the road goes early.

Thank 943colleens
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful public Beach. They all are. It is surrounded by vacation condos. the sing implies you cant just walk in but you can! Very calm clear water. easy in and out especially good for older, not so agile or kids that are...More

Thank KristiKN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best time here. Water is really clear and snorkeling and boogie boarding are great. Absolutely stunning views. Will definitely be back!

Thank VenturaFoodHappening
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach, relaxing. We got some good pics while snorkeling of sea turtles. They even come up to the rocks at the beach. Be careful and wear water shoes if you are going to go out because your feet can get roughed up from the...More

Thank Crossfamily7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply beautiful Lovely stretch of calm waters outside the hustle and bustle of Lahaina. We'd driven along the coast looking for the right place to stop and swim Sadly most of the beaches preceding Napili were difficult to access as they are monopolised by luxury...More

Thank designtraders
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people will go to Ka'anapali, but it is very commercial and tourism driven. Napili is smaller, with nice swimming and snorkeling. We saw lost of turtles and it was a family friendly beach.

1  Thank R G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calm waters today Great for families Good snorkelling Watch out for high tide. Not much beach left Bring your chairs, beach umbrella, Get off bus at Napili Shores Walk to beach via Hui Drive

Thank ChrisHamnett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calm beach area - great for paddle boarding and youngsters to play in the surf and snorkel. Easy short walk to the beach. Seahouse restaurant is great there.

Thank Donna R
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I am going to be in Lahaina on April 22 and 23 on a cruise ship. How would I best get to this beach?
29 March 2015|
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Response from john f | Reviewed this property |
access on google maps 5315 lower honopiilani rd. From this map you'll see napili place,turn left park on this street, proceed to end of street . You will see The Gazebo restaurant. beach access walk is behind this... More
Is there transportation from a cruise ship to this beach
23 March 2015|
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Response from Zman47 | Reviewed this property |
The ship will deliver you to the main dock in Lahaina via tender Have sandwiches sent to your room via room service and bring ashore On Front Street-- the main drag are ABC stores that sell cheap styrofoam coolers. Get a... More
We are planning a trip March 2015, 2 families of 4 and want a upper floor that has been newly renovated, are there any garden view rooms on the upper floors or are they the ocean/partial ocean views only?
25 December 2014|
Response from JPOS_CA | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in August they were renovating several garden view buildings, but you will get the best answer from calling Napili Kai, there phone reps are great AND they sometimes offer "specials" you only get via phone.