This Charming Beach Resort is Everything you Imagined Hawaii to be

This Charming Beach Resort is Everything you Imagined Hawaii to be

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If you were to close your eyes and imagine yourself on vacation in Hawaii, the picture in your mind probably looks a lot like the scene at Maui’s Napili Kai Beach Resort. Perched on a crescent-shaped beach, with plantation-style buildings no taller than a coconut tree, Napili Kai is retro, but in the best way: relaxed, genuine, and family friendly, with plenty of aloha. With a location right on the water for plenty of fun in the sun, plus tons of convenient amenities aimed at making family vacations stress-free, Napili Kai is the perfect place for your tropical getaway.

Beachfront Location

Napili Kai’s 10-acre property fronts Napili Bay, whose beach is widely known as one of Maui’s best. The clear, calm waters and soft sand make Napili Bay ideal for a beach day, whether you feel like swimming, bodyboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, or just basking in the sunshine. The reef-protected bay is popular with snorkelers, while rocky points on either end of the bay are a treasure trove for tidepooling. And if you love to look out at the water as you sip your coffee in the morning, or watch the sunset as you wind down in the evening, you’ve picked the right place: Nearly all of Napili Kai’s rooms have ocean views.

Family-friendly Features

There are so many ways for families to have fun here at Napili Kai, both in the water and out. In addition to playing in the sheltered, reef-protected bay or on the sandy shore, families can enjoy minature golf, shuffleboard, bocce ball, or a rousing game of coconut checkers. And did we mention the swimming pools? Because there are four of them. Talk about making a splash.

Parents will appreciate what Napili Kai has to offer inside the buildings, as well. A few of the resort’s 163 rooms are spacious “family studio” units — one large room with an oversize bathroom and private lanai, perfect for a family of four. If you can’t snag one of those, you can reserve connecting rooms with adjacent lanais that can be opened up into one large, family-friendly area. All studios and suites include either kitchenettes or full kitchens, so you can dine in and spend more time admiring that amazing view from your lanai. And there’s so much more: coin-operated laundry facilities, a poolside snack bar, barbecue grills in the common areas, and free in-room Wi-Fi, plus complimentary use of beach chairs, towels, coolers, and golf putters. None of that will cost you any extra, either — Napili Kai doesn’t charge a resort fee. Dreams do come true!

Ocean-view Dining

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The oceanfront Sea House Restaurant is a longtime favorite of both visitors and locals. Led by Executive Chef Alex Stanislaw, the Sea House offers hearty breakfasts, fresh seafood dishes, and affordable happy hour specials featuring island-inspired flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Whether you sit in the dining room or outside under an umbrella, you’ll enjoy the warm island breeze and a gorgeous ocean view along with your meal. Incidentally, that combination of tasty food and a tropical atmosphere has led the Sea House to win numerous awards over the years. In addition to being continually recognized as having the “Best Happy Hour on Maui,” the Sea House has also been named “Most Maui-est” restaurant and was a runner-up for “Restaurant of the Year” in Maui No Ka Oi magazine’s ʻAipono Awards.

Book your Dream Vacation

If you’ve been looking to book that Hawaii vacation you’ve always imagined, there’s no better place to stay than Napili Kai Beach Resort. Whether you’re all about the ocean views, looking for family-friendly amenities, or hungry for some island-style eats, Napili Kai Beach Resort has it all. Make your reservations today, and start counting down the days till your vacation dream comes true.

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