The 3-star oceanfront Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger is a family friendly condominium resort located in West Maui. The condo is only about fifty yards from Napili Bay’s sandy beach, which you can reach along an oceanside path. There are spectacular views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai and of course, beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. The landscaping is lush with tropical plants, beautiful lawns, flowers and swaying palm trees.
The property amenities include two swimming pools including the garden pool with whirlpool spa and an oceanside pool, as well as a Koi (Carp) pond with fountains and gas and charcoal barbeque areas with picnic tables. There is also croquet, outdoor checkers and even shuffleboard and on the beach, boogie boards and snorkel sets are available for rent. Both championship golf courses and tournament-grade tennis complexes are very nearby. Instead of turning right when heading for the beach, turn left and discover a rocky cove that is a prime sea turtle gathering spot (if the path seems too rocky, you can walk along the street in front of the resort to public access to the cove). Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are on the endangered list, so please do not disturb them.
Other amenities include complimentary coffee in the morning at the oceanfront pool, complimentary parking, coin operated laundry, child care upon request, an Activities Desk, ATM and luggage storage. Maid service is on request (fee) only allowing the privacy of spacious condominium style living.
There are two dining spots at the Napili Shores, including the oceanfront Gazebo Restaurant known for their Macadamia Nut pancakes, with wonderful views of Napili Bay, open for breakfast and lunch daily. The Fish & Poi Restaurant serves delicious Pacific cuisine with specialties that feature fresh island fish, prime rib and pasta, moderately priced, lovely views and open for dinner Tues. to Sunday. Since there are many high end resorts nearby in the Kapalua area, there are many other choices for dining.
Then there is the fact that there is a fully furnished kitchen and a lovely patio or lanai to eat meals al fresco, “at home”. There is a Costco near the airport and two of Hawaii’s main supermarkets, Safeway and Foodland are in the Lahaina area where you can stock up on items for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The money you save on just breakfast alone would let you take an extra excursion, or perhaps splurge for that special dinner.
This is a very popular resort, in a quieter area than Lahaina, a little way from the crowds, with many return visitors and very positive reviews. All Outriggers are very family friendly, perhaps because Outrigger is a locally owned family business and their Aloha shows in their hotels, condos and staff throughout the islands.