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Napili Surf Beach Resort
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I've stayed here several time. Great location, and beach. This is not a party place. It is a great place to relax. Beach is perfect for anyone. Waves are small so anyone can swim and play. Has 2 small pools, BBQ grills, and free boogie boards (behind bamboo fence by office). Parking is free and there is not a resort/cleaning fee. It is recommended that you tip the maid at the end of your stay (which you should do anyways). The is no AC, but if you leave the windows open and put a fan in the window it's fine. This is full kitchen so cooking, snacking is easy. Patio/Balconies all have chairs and hooks (wet swim suits) and showers have lines to dry clothes. Beach towels are provided. Going to the beach if you are looking for sun all day long at the bottom of the stairs turn right and set yourself up between the stairs and the tree. Turtles daily. Close by is a small store, Pharmacy, coffee house and snorkel rental. There is a bus that can take you all the way to Lahaina. This place is off Napili Bay about 20 mins north of Lahaina and about hour from OGG airport. Breakfast at the Gazbo next door is a must. Also recommend R B Steakhouse for dinner. Most anything is comfy wear so leave the fancy stuff at home. Buy your take home chocolate at Safeway its cheapest place and gas at Costco near OGG airport if your a member. WIFI not so good, but your here to relax so leave laptop at home. No restaurant,gym or elevators. If 2nd floor will have to walk up stairs.

Room Tip: If you can afford it do 2nd floor ocean. 1st floor garden stay 122 or 123
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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SUllrich, General Manager at Napili Surf Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Aloha,

Mahalo for taking the time to evaluate your experiences at Napili Surf, especially the details of the resort, the beach and environs. I absolutely cannot agree with you more about our poor WiFi reception. Almost the day of your departure, we have upgraded our system for better coverage and signal strength. I look forward to your return and comments on our new system.

A Hui Hou ( See you soon)!


Scott Ullrich
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

If you like quiet, secluded and beautiful surroundings to relax in we can't recommend the Napili Surf highly enough. We had an immaculate ground floor apartment with an ocean view, a 30-second stroll from the patio door across a manicured lawn to a beautiful beach, perfect swimming and snorkelling (if you don't mind sharing the fun with two rather large sea turtles!), sunset views to die for, super BBQ's if you fancy cooking, and just the sound of the waves in the evenings and night. As it was our first visit to Maui we spent most days driving to see different places, but we'd have been just as happy spending all day at the Napili Surf - it's that good. Downsides? None that we can think of - we were very sorry to leave at the end of our stay.

Room Tip: If you really like peace and quiet, the garden facing rooms look even more secluded. Also we didn...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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SUllrich, General Manager at Napili Surf Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Aloha,

Thank you so much for your positive post on Tripadviser. Your comments are very gratifying for our hard working staff and informative to the readers of Tripadviser.

I am sorry that you had to leave our part of Paradise and hope that you can return very soon,

A Hui Hou!

Scott Ullrich
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We really liked the Napili Surf Beach Resort for the wonderful facility, the gorgeous location, the fantastic Napili sunsets and most of all the ultra-pleasant hospitality. General manager Scott Ullrich and Shannon, the night shift manager go out of their way to ensure you have a fun relaxing stay. We stayed here 4 nights Sep. 10th-14th basically to extend a vacation we had already planned at a condo in Kihei.

I will start this review by saying what this place is not. It is not a super fancy expensive all-inclusive resort that you overpay for facilities you are unlikely to use nor is it a loud place with lots of nightlife activities but where you will be bothered by noisy people partying at all hours of the night. Likewise it doesn’t have an onsite golf course nor onsite 5-star dining. If that is what you want, Maui offers lots of other fine establishments catering to that. Instead, what you will find here is a very comfortable clean and friendly facility that provides everything you need to enjoy a beachside Hawaii vacation at prices that do not break your budget. At Napili Surf, you are staying on one of the west-side’s most beautiful beaches without all of the crowds of Kannapali or the expense of Kapalua. You have the choice of an ocean-facing condo or a less expensive garden-facing one, which is where we stayed. Ours was a simple studio setup but many have one or more bedrooms. We liked the peaceful environment of the garden wing and the quieter secluded pool right outside our room. It met our needs very well, especially considering that we were out and about enjoying the activities like boat trips, snorkeling, hiking and sightseeing but still having significant beach time each day. The nearby BBQ setups near each building were clean and worked well and were very handy to avoid kitchen clean-ups the nights we stayed in.

Again I’ll reiterate, the friendly aloha attitude from hosts Scott and Shannon really made the stay great. On more than one occasion they helped guide us to good west-side locations. They also provided several onsite activities that typically aren’t included elsewhere. One evening guests were invited to a unique Polynesian dance show held on the lawn that instead of being the same old luau show was all done by a dance group that included young adults, teenagers and children of all ages right down to a 4-yr old boy who was really into it. Scott hosted the show from an open bar where he served up excellent Mai-Tais and local beers from the Maui Brewing Co. This was followed by an optional yummy BBQ dinner cooked and served onsite by staff from the neighboring Iron Emu restaurant. Another day, overlooking the beach they served a great breakfast of local Hawaiian baked goods and fresh Maui coffee. We especially liked the coconut-macaroon dumplings and the Hawaiian corn-bread French toast served with fresh pineapple jam. Other days we had great Hawaiian style breakfasts at the Gazebo oceanfront restaurant which is just a 5-minute walk from your room. There are other weekly activities held onsite for guests as well - My wife was upset that we would miss the Monday yoga session held on the grounds - something we will plan for next time.

Concluding this review, although we found Napili Surf almost by accident, I would have no problem basing my entire Maui vacation around it and I strongly recommend it to others looking for this type of place. We all know Hawaiian vacations can get pricey. Staying here affordably allows you to stay at a wonderful peaceful beachfront location while leaving enough cash for the daily activities you come to Hawaii for in the first place.

Mahalo
Jon & Ellen

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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SUllrich, General Manager at Napili Surf Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Aloha J_ and E_ from Denver,

Thank you for your very positive remarks on your Tripadviser post. Your impressions are very important to us and are very helpful in describing the experience at Napili Surf Beach Resort to Tripadviser readers.

We hope to see you again very soon,

Scott Ullrich
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We have been going go Maui for 25 years, staying in Kihei....but always drove to the west side for excellent snorkeling & beaches. 2013 we chose Napili Surf Beach Resort, and we're thrilled with our decision. Very clean rooms well appointed, with daily maid service. Weekly events provided by the staff of Napili Surf. Beautiful grounds with fresh herbs and a huge variety of blooming plants..The best part is the beautiful ocean views, sugar beach, clear waters with lots of fish and some turtles! Other ;-D ...no cell phone use on lanai's and no air conditioning so you can hear the ocean waves. Ceiling fans were plenty and it was unusually hot (90) a few days.

Room Tip: There are 4 buildings, 3 offer ocean views, one is a garden view within a 2 min walk to beach. Webs...
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We are staying at Napili Surf and could not be more pleased. Beautiful location, room is great (has everything we need in the kitchen), small and friendly. Listening to the waves Iull us to sleep is awesome. So glad we picked this place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We went for our 30th anniversary at the end of August, and was booked into one room. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to the front condo. I can't say enough about the accommodations. They were top rated. We had a one bedroom suite for 8 days. Absolutely everything was perfect. Staff was helpful and friendly. Mark the handyman/pool guy had morning conversations daily with my husband about pool cleaning, restaurant recommendations and the drive to Hana. The beach was just a short walk down the steps, and you could bring the lounge chairs down between the trees. Renting snorkel equipment and swimming with the turtles in the beautiful surf was absolutely amazing. The lack of a/c did not factor into our stay as there was ample breeze off the ocean plus the ceiling fans. We never experienced any ants in our room. As for not having shampoo, as has been written, it's not your typical resort. We enjoyed the fresh pineapple, the Mai Tai Wednesday and I also did sunrise yoga on the lawn. Yes, the price was a little steep, but so was all the other resorts we looked at before booking Napili Surf. It had the best location to the beach, and that was important to me.

Room Tip: We were in room 101.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Barry G
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SUllrich, General Manager at Napili Surf Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Aloha Mary G,

Mahalo for taking the time to comment about your experience at Napili Surf for your 30th Anniversary. Your comments are very important to us and the readers of Tripadviser. Mark was very appreciative of your remarks!

We hope to see you again very soon, A Hui Hou!


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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed for four nights mid-September in a garden-view suite (the cheaper ones, not facing the ocean). Everything was perfect:
- Huge room with balcony.
- The kitchen was better than our kitchen at home! Huge fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher, bajillion spices. I wish they stocked some more basics -- oil, sugar, mayo, ketchup -- you know, the stuff that you buy once and lasts six months.
- Great WiFi coverage. In resorts like this I often rely on my 3G more than the WiFi because of the coverage. Not here.
- Right on the most beautiful beach I've seen in Maui. Since we had a car we tried to browse for other beaches "for a change", but we couldn't find anything that matches the sunny, relatively uncrowded beach and calm waters of Napili.
- Smaller gestures by the wonderful hosts: fresh pineapple at check-in (yum!), a road to hana disc, guidance and patience answering our endless questions.
- Only 15m from Lahaina, for all the restaurants and shops.
- Very affordable price!

All in all, perfect! The only thing I regret is that we only spent four nights. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 50 Napili Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9038
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#10 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range: £95 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Napili Surf Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint beachfront property is right on beautiful Napili Bay, a mere 50 to 150 steps into the amazing clear ocean water. Swimming, snorkeling, sun-bathing and stand up boarding are all available a few feet from your room. We are located along Kapalua and its world-class golf courses, Napili Surf Beach Resort is minutes away from Kaanapali and historic Lahaina Town. Fully-equipped condos offer the amenities and convenience of a resort, including daily housekeeping service and complimentary wireless Internet, with the comfort of your own home. Beautiful oceanfront grounds, two swimming pools, three barbecues, each with its own herb garden. Napili Surf Beach Resort is a non-smoking property. Please note that our rooms do not have air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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