My second trip to Napili Shores in less than a year (lucky me!), this time with a toddler in tow. My husband & I were impressed with the place when we stayed in Nov 2004 and when a bundle of frequent flyer miles were due to expire, we couldn't pass up the chance to go again. We returned to this location because we found it to be very family-friendly and wanted to bring our 2-year-old this time. Great location for kids- the garden pool is heated and the beach is perfect for little ones. Waves are gentle and there's snorkeling right off the beach. The kitchen really comes in handy when traveling with kids.
We mostly ate in the room and used the BBQs in the common area, but did have a few great meals while visiting. Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina has a great view and reasonably-priced, good food. Komi's (also in Lahaina) served a beautiful sunset dinner. Maui Tacos (right near the Napili Market) had good food also at reasonable prices. The Gazebo (on the grounds) is a good coffee shop in a fabulous location.
Our room was an ocean view (and there was a view, spectacular sunsets) on the second floor (building B). And in August it is HOT! The angling of the buildings does not allow for a good breeze to come through, but the staff provided a fan and we survived. The heat was not as much of an issue during our Nov stay, but we did move from a 1st floor to a 2nd floor room then so we could sleep with the windows open.
Resort staff are friendly and accomodating, but I did find the "activities director/ concierge" to be unfriendly and unhelpful. Her suggestion for what to do on the island with a 2-year-old was a helicopter ride (at $150 each). Right. Instead we went to the Maui Ocean Center (where the director did not earn a commission for our visit!) and found it to be a world-class aquarium and a perfect place to spend a less-than-perfect beach day. The restaurant on the grounds there is excellent. Highly recommend a visit there for adults and kids of all ages.
Rooms are in need of some maintenance. Dated decor doesn't bother me, but the toilet conking out in the middle of the night was a problem. Other repairs in the unit also needed to be done while we were there, but the staff responded quickly.
Great place for a low-key, family friendly vacation. Would return, but will also consider some of the other resorts in Napili Bay that front the same beach.
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