The Napili Bay, Maui

The Napili Bay Resort is an oceanfront studio condo located on the beautiful Napili Bay Beach, just south of the Kapalua Resort. The resort doesn't have a swimming pool, but it offers direct access to one of the best beaches on Maui, with several others nearby. The Kapalua Resort, with its two championship golf courses and tennis courts, is just a block away. The resort also features a common area with gas grills and picnic tables, and a coin-operated laundry facility. A short beachside stroll will take you to The Sea House restaurant, conveniently located at the north end of Napili Bay Beach.

The Napili Bay Average Rates

What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 59 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Napili Bay condo resort on Maui receives generally positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, beach access, and overall value. Many guests appreciate the proximity to beautiful beaches, including Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay, which offer great snorkeling opportunities. The resort is praised for its quiet atmosphere, family-friendly environment, and amenities such as on-site laundry, parking, and BBQ areas. While some units are noted to be outdated or in need of minor repairs and updates, the majority of guests find their accommodations comfortable and well-equipped for their stay. The lack of air conditioning in some units is mentioned, but the ocean breeze and provided fans are often sufficient for comfort. Cleanliness is generally good, though a few guests note room for improvement. The customer service experience varies, with some guests highlighting helpful and responsive staff, while others encounter issues with maintenance and management responsiveness. Despite some criticisms, the overall sentiment is positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return to the resort for its charm, location, and value. This summary is based on an analysis of 59 guest reviews.

Recent The Napili Bay Reviews

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location is awesome. We’ve stayed at Napoli Bay Resort a couple of times before and love what the resort has to offer, such as laundry room, grilling area, and beach. As for the condo itself, we have no problem with retro decor. We do, however, have issues with staying in a place that is falling apart. This condo is in desperate need of repairs. Both the kitchen and bathroom cabinets are delaminating. The door to the lanai is being held together with duct tape. The jamb in the front door is rotted at the bottom. We had friends staying at Napoli Point, we were a little embarrassed to have them come visit. We would recommend friends to stay at Napili Bay Resort, but just not unit 204.
Paul H.
March 2024

This condo was my favorite stay I have ever had. If you want to lay back and enjoy the beach, this is your home.
March 2024

The Good: excellent location, 1 minute to beach, balcony faces a quiet garden with a glimpse of the beach and ocean. Comfortable, well supplied, kind and responsive owner. Lovely little BBQ and picnic area, building has a friendly old-Hawaii vibe, great parking. Not so good: condo needs a reno, especially the kitchen, badly siliconed sink is a haven for bugs (Don’t leave any food on the counter). Only one ceiling fan, closet and bathroom doors are hard to open and close. No place to hang wet towels and bathing suits. No safe for money and passports. Overall, we enjoyed our week stay in this studio condo.
Michael K.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Couldn't ask for a better location on the Maui West Side. This unit has everything you would need but nothing matches and that is OK. Our time is spent on the beach or the Lanai. We will be back!Small restaurants, take-outs, and several grocery stores are available so you will never go hungry.
Rich and Joan S.
December 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at the Condo, it was located close to the beach and the nearby shopping areas. The condo was clean and it has decent amenities. We would book it again if we come back to this area of Maui.
Scott H.
December 2023

We love staying at Napili Bay Resort! This was our fourth time staying there, and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else on Maui. It’s all about the location, best beach, best sunsets, best swimming! I worried that w/o air conditioning, I’d be too warm, but there’s a lovely breeze blowing through, and it has everything you need.
Mary M.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The listing description was accurate & we loved the location. The unit had everything for our family of 4 to be comfortable. Sullivan was very helpful, professional, and had great customer service. The app they use was easy and provided good info. We loved staying here so much, we have already booked again through Sullivan.
Ashley V.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Yes, this condo is outdated. But if you can look past that, this is a great value for the location. The photo of the beach is exactly what you get, it was amazing and is only steps away. Nice snorkeling from shore, saw several sea turtles. Water calm enough for young kids to play in. The lack of ac did not bother us at all, the front and back of the condo have louvered windows which let in plenty of breeze and there is a large fan. Pull out sleeper sofa and bed were comfortable. We walked to SeaHouse restaurant (make reservations in advance for dinner and be sure to check out their happy hour also), Kapalua Coastal Trail and Merriman's restaurant. Liked that Napili Plaza was a 3 minute drive and frequented the little grocery store there several times (best pineapple, spam musubi and coconut mochi) and ate at Maui Tacos and Joey's for dinner there. Good on site parking. Unit was clean. The sliding bathroom doors did stick something awful, we stopped using them after the first day. On site laundry (you can only do one load at a time, though) was nice, change machine on site for quarters. A couple of grills and picnic tables available, were utilized every evening by larger groups. Lots of families, not a party crowd when we were there, quiet in the evenings. Loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Would rent this unit again and highly recommend to others.
Andrea H.
August 2023

Awesome location, great beach, would stay here again.
Jim S.
May 2023

Great 9 days. Overall the place worked well. Kitchen, shower and TV setup was great. A little dirty and worn in places as it older. More little flying bugs inside than we would have liked but it is Maui. Screens need some work. Short walk to beach. Enjoyed the stay.
April 2023

Great beachside condo, everything needed for a great week at the beach. Loved the BBQ area, was a highlight of our trip getting the family together.
April 2023

Nice beach. Quiet.
Monet T.
February 2023

Nice and relaxing — just what we needed; enjoyed our stay very much. Migrating whales entertained us every morning while having breakfast on the lanai.
Heidi S.
January 2023

Fantastic location right on Napili Beach, and only a short walk from Kapalua beach, both of which have great snorkeling. We loved sitting on the lanai and watching the ocean. Plenty of parking, and only a short drive from the grocery store and Maui Tacos. We love the area and we’ll be back.
Ben H.
December 2022

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Lovely studio, clean, comfortable and a great view.Kari in your office was absolutely awesome to deal with.
A guest from Gabriola Island, British Columbia
December 2022

clean, good beach location. needs cable tv.
bill w.
December 2022

Although the place was generally clean, it is in need of some repair and could use an update in some respects.
Andrea C.
November 2022

Fantastic private studio with gorgeous side views to beach, surf and Molokai. Owner provides everything you need other than your swimsuit! We will come back 🌺
Karyn K.
November 2022

See above
sandra c.
October 2022

Loved the condo! Great view, clean, quiet!
Matt R.
August 2022

We had the best time in Napili ! The house was amazing and came with everything you need for the beach!! We will be back!!
Shannon R.
August 2022

We've traveled to Maui for the past thirty years and always stayed at the Kapalua Golf Villas. We thought that was 'the' place to be. Then we decided to expand our horizons and stayed in Condo 216 at the Napili Bay Resort in February 2022. It was a big leap, going from a one bedroom with huge lanai to a studio. However, after staying in Kim's condo, we will never go back to Kapalua. The studio was perfect for us, and while the lanai isn't the same size as those in Kapalua, we could sit and watch the whales and actually hear the waves in the evening; those same waves lulled us to sleep every night. Instead of walking fifty steps to reach a pool at Kapalua, we could walk fifty steps and sink our toes into the sandy shores of the beautiful Napili Bay. Staying at 216 made us feel as though we were truly in 'old Hawaii,' something you can't put a price tag on. We've already booked time at Napili Bay 216 for 2023 and 2024.
Kristin M.
August 2022

The best thing about the condo was the location. It has a nice view and access to the beach. It was nice that it came with beach chairs and umbrella. Condo had everything you needed.. The smart tv and internet were great too. The downside is that it’s really small and there is no ac. There is a nice breeze, but if you come in the hottest months , there is no break from the heat and humidity. It says it sleeps 4 , but with the sofa bed out, you can barely walk the length of the condo. There was only two of us and it felt cramped. Host is responsive and helpful. But bottom line, I wouldn’t stay there again. You can’t change he size….. you could add an ac u it, but then they would need to fix the windows that wouldn’t even shut. Not that you could bear to have them shut in the hotter weather…
Trina E.
July 2022

This Napili Bay unit has been remodeled beautifully. If you are familiar with these units you know the location is awesome. We've been coming for years. Just a couple of comments: The floors are tile and when we checked in, appeared clean. However, after about an hour of walking barefoot the bottoms of our feet were black. The unit had a broom but no mop. I brought the questionable floor cleanliness up to the property managers. Their cleaning crew needs to do a better job. The write up on the unit stated beach chairs, umbrella, snorkel equipment. We found 1 beach chair and 1 umbrella. The prop mgrs did provide another chair and I see that the description no longer indicates any beach equipment. INQUIRE BEFORE BOOKING The addition of some towel hooks would be nice.
Phillip B.
July 2022

My husband and I took a 3 day trip to Maui and loved staying here. It was super clean, had everything we needed (beach chairs, towels, kitchen supplies, soap, and so much more), and a great location with being basically on the beach. Only negative I would have is no ac unit however there was a ceiling and extra fan which made it not bad especially if you are use to no ac!
Claire F.
July 2022

Very impressed with condo!! It exceeded our expectations and look forward to visiting and renting again. Place was clean, easy access to beach, great view from balcony and equipped with great items to use while there.
Ronald K.
July 2022

I would definitely stay here again. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. I would definitely recommend this property if you want to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Maui.
Toby F.
July 2022

Location. Location. Location. We really enjoyed sleeping in our unit. We wish it could be a little cleaner, but truly we were too busy snorkelling, swimming and exploring.
Elena S.
June 2022

Unit is dated and has some issues but it's location can't be beat. I will stay here again in a heartbeat.
Andy P.
June 2022

My Wife Jackie and I have visited Maui nearly every year for the past 15 and Napili seems to be the spot we return to for many reasons. Among these reasons is the Napili Bay Resort and it’s laidback “island style” attitude. Condo 216’s new owner is a very nice person whose goal is to offer the best experience (or Hawaiian “DaKine” experience). Condo 216 has a partial view of Napili Bay but is only a minute walk to the sandy beach. Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella are provided for your relaxation on the beach. Parking is never a worry and the bbq area is a great place to meet others from all over USA and Canada. Definitely an excellent spot for couples wishing to escape the cold weather or busy daily life while in Napili. If you want to hang near a pool and have drinks served you, never mind!

June 2022

Everything was good except there was no indoor table to eat on. The eating table was outside, but with outside light and darkneds at 6pm, there was no comfortable place to eat at 7pm
Paul C.
June 2022

Unit 216 was perfect for my vacation at Napili Bay. The unit was very clean, private, quiet and comfortable. The patio has a nice view of the ocean. The bay is perfect for relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, paddle boards and boggie boards. The laundry area, BBQ area and parking were all very convenient. The walk to the beach was quick and easy. The walk to Kapaula Beach and the Kapalua Walking Trail is also very close and easy. Driving the other direction, there is beach parking available for the Kanaapali Beaches. The walkway along the beach and all the way down to the Hyatt is amazing. If you are looking for a very relaxing place to stay, this is a great location. The owners are very nice and I would recommend the Napili Bay Resort and unit 216.
Carol I.
June 2022

My wife and I so enjoyed staying at Napili Bay Resort 216 !! The unit was so comfortable and well equipped with everything needed. We truly felt we were at home in Maui. Many thanks for making our trip so memorable!! Aloha!! Randall
Randy F.
June 2022

Overall - very good. Unit needs a few cosmetic touch-ups. Also needs an IT specialist to go over all the various A/V cables, etc. that have accumulated over the years to see which ones are of any use. Same goes for utensil bucket by the stove. Site upkeep, parking and beech access are outstanding!
bryce e.
June 2022

My wife and I spent 8 nights here. It’s so convenient here. We can walk out our door and through the gate to the beach. We walked to Kapalua Bay as well. It’s about a ten minute walk. It was so nice not to need to park the car to enjoy Napili Bay and Kapalua. We saw turtles and fish in both bays. This condo is an excellent value and well kept. The pictures are very accurate. We ate at the Gazebo restaurant for breakfast and its huge portions. We also enjoyed the Sea House restaurant for happy hour. The sunsets from the lanai were gorgeous and the bed was very comfortable. It was a great 8 days.
Donald C.
June 2022

A satisfactory stay at studio unit 216 after difficulty entering with the lockbox stored key. Keys inside worked ok during stay. No welcome package and no instructions for working the cable tv thus not able to view regular tv channels. Shower drainage not good. Plenty of beach chairs and boogey boards. Kitchen cupboards and wardrobe tired looking and could do with replacing. Bed comfortable. Local contact could not be reached on cell number provided in booking information so had to live with the shower drainage problem.
Patrick K.
June 2022

The location was perfect, quaint and clean and very affordable. I appreciate the Napili Bay area since I was there years ago and have come back to the same spot every year. Thanks Hans for the great place and comfortable condo!
Trisha T.
June 2022

This is a great little condo with a partial ocean view of Napili Bay. Everything we needed was there to enjoy our vacation -- a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and furnishings, and a lanai that, although small, was private and a great place to enjoy morning coffee and evening meals. We appreciated having beach chairs, an umbrella and boogie boards to take to the beach. The location was a big plus -- Napili Bay is just beautiful, and a great place to snorkel, swim or relax in the sun. Condo was also an excellent value.
Janelle B.
June 2022

Nice place, clean, simple, well stocked, great parking (in a difficult to park area) easy walk to the bays, and a beautiful look out to ocean from lanai that also has morning shade. On upper, second level a plus. Good for one or a couple. Also a good weekly price in Napili area. Would add another star if air conditioner, tho only needed in summer.

June 2022

Very happy with our stay for 6 days. Fully stocked in every way. Clean. Quiet. Very well located.
Mark K.
June 2022

Enjoyed our stay at 216. Very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Nice view of ocean from deck. Defiantly would stay again.
Cheryl C.
June 2022

Pros - A comfortable room with a comfortable bed close to beautiful Napili Beach. A limited view of the beach from the lanai. Nice to have the beach chairs to use. Cons- Dishwasher is a hazard as it was partially installed without actually fastening it to the cabinet. The dishwasher falls forward out of the cabinet dangerous for children. Bare minimum of kitchenware to use for any kind of cooking Nice showerhead but minimal water coming out. Other than that a comfortable place to stay!

June 2022

I was told about Napili Bay Resort by my best friend and his wife, They have been 7 times. We couldn't of asked for a better place to stay for the week. The complex is smaller and has all of the amenity's you need, the beach is within a minute walk from your room. Our room wasn't the best, but clean and well equipped for what little time we spent in it. Would for sure go back!
Jay H.
June 2022

The condo was great for the most part. The "open" bathroom walls, especially right by the kitchen were a little disconcerting, however. Also, we have never stayed at a condo/vacation home/airbnb that did not have at least some basic condiments such as mayonaisse, ketchup or mustard. Some of our "neighbors" spoke of lovely welcome packages upon their arrival, we found no evidence of this. So we would stay there again, but probably not in this unit.
Gina B.
June 2022

Condo exactly as advertised. Owner and manager do a good job of providing all the basic necessities as well as a comfortable living space. Only reason I did not give it a five star rating is that the shower was luke warm (at best). I doubt if there is anything the owner can do about that and it could be a function of the use in the condo complex.
jack b.
June 2022

Everything was fine except I would have liked to know that there was no air conditioning. There were several days where there really wasn’t any breeze. Because of this I wouldn’t stay here again, if others don’t mind staying in a warm sometimes hot room then this is for them. Having chairs, boogie boards and towels was a great extra.
Shannon E.
June 2022

We had just a wonderful stay at this condo. While finishes and appliances are dated, we LOVED the location, the peekaboo view of the ocean from the lanai, and the ease of getting to the beach. We will come again next year! Great value for the location and the construction next door was not noticeable for us until the last day. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Yvonne K.
June 2022

We have stayed at The Napili Bay several times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. The location is superb, the walk to a great beach takes all of 90 seconds and the condos are small but well kept and perfect for a quiet vacation close to the water. We enjoy the outside BBQ/eating area. Not only is Maui expensive when it comes to eating out, but after a long day of playing in the water, it's great to relax at home with some grilled meat and some salads and a large glass of wine. This is a vacation destination for folks who want to relax and chill out. We will definitely go back.
Lois B.
June 2022

My daughter and I rented 216 for one week. We had an amazing time on the beach and on the property itself. Our room was clean and well stocked with kitchen supplies, entertainment supplies and recreational supplies. I enjoyed the deck and spent hours watching whales and many colorful birds. We would indeed come back again. The only downside to our stay was the attitude of the people who own their own condo. We felt the negativity as well as others who were renting like myself. I am a social person so I was able to overcome the attitudes. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.
Carolyn G.
June 2022

Napili Bay is low key and relaxing. #216 was well appointed with beach chairs and boogie boards, Noise travels between the lanai balconies, annoying if neighbors have loud voices at mealtime.
Stephen S.
June 2022

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