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This vacation accommodation hotspot has everything you need. Its protected waters attract swimmers and snorkelers in summer, and surfers and body boarders in winter.

The small crescent of golden sand that makes up Napili Beach is very popular with tourists, especially honeymooners and holidaying couples. Throughout the year, sunbathers and swimmers come to enjoy the turquoise waters in the bay or read a book under the waving palm trees. During the calmer summer months, conditions are perfect for snorkeling, with a chance to see Hawaiian green turtles. Come winter, the surfers arrive to ride the increasing waves. Hotels and condos are plentiful in Napili Bay, but this accommodation hotspot has been designed to blend in with its surroundings, and no structure rises taller than the average palm tree. The result evokes the relaxed, natural atmosphere of “old Hawaii,” and Napili has a retro feel to it. The beach at Napili Bay is flanked by two rocky outcrops, and the water in the bay is sheltered. Snorkelers flock to Napili Bay in the summer to explore the coral reefs on both the left and right side of the bay closer to the tips of the outcrops. It’s not teeming with fish, but there is enough to see underwater to keep you busy for an hour or so. Come early morning, when the visibility is better. In winter, the surf swells up and surfers and body boarders arrive to ride the substantial waves. You can still swim and snorkel during this time, but be aware of the steep drop-off of the ocean floor and powerful undertow at this time of year. As with many of Maui’s beaches, there is often no lifeguard on duty. On such windy days, many people enjoy a swim in one of the resort pools instead.For a romantic dining experience at sunset, treat yourself to a meal at one of the beachside restaurants. Napili Bay is situated on the northwestern tip of Maui. There are many dining and drinking options here, but if you are on a budget, consider buying food from the local grocery store. A hotel room with sea view doesn’t come cheap at Napili Bay, but there are also less expensive studios to choose from.

Top Hotels Close to Napili Bay

Napili Sunset on the Beach
Napili Sunset on the Beach
2.5 out of 5
46 Hui Drive, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $296 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (431 reviews)
"It's very nice hotel with walkable private ocean views"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Napili Sunset on the Beach
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
3 out of 5
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (615 reviews)
"The Mauian on Napili Bay is a perfect spot to get away. I was there in August with my two grandchildren. The pool is warm, the bay is beautiful, we spent a lot of time in both. Our rooms had kitchens, which is a big plus, and there was a continental breakfast every morning with excellent coffee, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Napili Kai Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Lahaina. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"Very clean and well stocked room. You have everything that you could need. They have beautiful ocean front views with a perfect swim beach in front of the hotel. On top of that, a short walk to the bay next to the hotel has amazing snorkeling. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful. If we come ..."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Napili Kai Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Napili Bay

The Napili Bay, Steps to Sand, Studio, Free Parking, 40 Ft to Napili Beach
The Napili Bay, Steps to Sand, Studio, Free Parking, 40 Ft to Napili Beach
Lahaina, HI
The price is $179 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
The Napili Bay, Steps to Sand, Studio, Free Parking, 40 Ft to Napili Beach
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
3 out of 5
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
Napili Sunset on the Beach
Napili Sunset on the Beach
2.5 out of 5
46 Hui Drive, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $296 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Napili Sunset on the Beach
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Napili Kai Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
3 out of 5
5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $280 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
Kapalua Villas Maui
Kapalua Villas Maui
4 out of 5
300 Kapalua Drive, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Kapalua Villas Maui
The Gardens at West Maui
The Gardens at West Maui
3 out of 5
5500 Lower Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The Gardens at West Maui
Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay
5 out of 5
One Bay Drive, Lahaina, HI, 96761
The price is $1,441 per night from Sep 16 to Sep 17
Montage Kapalua Bay
Napili Bay Resort #210 - Beachfront Corner Unit - Ocean View - Wi-Fi
Napili Bay Resort #210 - Beachfront Corner Unit - Ocean View - Wi-Fi
Napili, HI
The price is $200 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Napili Bay Resort #210 - Beachfront Corner Unit - Ocean View - Wi-Fi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.