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Los Angeles, California
May 17, 2004
As we stepped into our oceanfront studio, we gasped at the sight of our private ocean view, with views of neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai. Our balcony featured a small table with two chairs and was big enough for the oceanfront dining we cooked in our room. Our stay was in the summer, but this is said to be an ideal location during whale-watching season (December – April).
There was an oceanfront pool and another pool and jacuzzi towards the back, all had views of the ocean. There was also a popular restaurant on site, which served breakfast and lunch (see more at my review of The Gazebo). Other amenities included free parking, shuffleboard, barbeques and an activities desk to assist with booking excursions.
Great snorkeling can be found on either side of Napili Shores, including Honokeana Cove, at the condos on left side of Napili Shores. If you’re in search of spotting sea turtles, you won’t be disappointed; one swam only five feet or so towards us, just minutes after we entered the water. For snorkel gear, there is a nearby shopping center with a Snorkel Bob’s. There is also a food market, and a few other shops and eateries, including an affordable little Mexican café. The tacos were quite tasty!
For a little nightlife, the "happening" Kaanapali or Lahaina are only 10-15 minutes away. Nearby, at the upscale Kapalua Resort, golf and tennis is available.
People's definition of "high end" can vary. What made this place a gem for us were the atmosphere, convenient amenities, and location. **We found the best discounts available for the Napili Shores through the Entertaiment Book.
From journal Maui: Making the Most of a Short Stay!
May 23, 2002
There are two average size pools, one of which is in a beautiful spot just above Napili Bay. The coved beach of Napili Bay is one of the best in the area for swimming and snorkeling, and is never crowded.
Two restaurants are on-site and both are excellent. The restaurant serves Thai food and also has a sushi bar. The Gazebo restaurant near the pool and Napili Bay (see picture) is one of the local favorites for breakfast. Try the macadamia nut and pineapple pancakes. Be prepared to wait in line for a table, but it's worth it!
This is a very relaxing place to stay in one of the more uncrowded areas of Maui.
From journal Maui - Embassy Resort and beyond ** UPDATED! **