One of the best reasons to stay at Napili
Shores is that you can do as much or as little as you want!
Lounge poolside, kick back in the jacuzzi,
or lay out on the golden sandy beach at Napili Bay and let
the stress of daily life just melt away. Or… maybe that
stress needs to be chased off!
photo credit: Gallery
Here are some of our favorite activities
and local merchants we frequent when we’re staying in
our home away from home. Check out the ExpediaFun! concierge
desk for discounts on all activities. At 8:30 am each morning
Dava, the concierge, offers a free continental breakfast and
introduction to a bunch of the island activities.
Walk to the water at the edge of the
Napili Shores property and you’ll find tide pools!
Lots of them. Formed by the waves crashing on the lava rock,
these tide pools are teeming with interesting sea life and
will keep both adults and children fascinated for hours.
Walk to the ocean at the edge
of the Napili Shores property, and when you reach the tide
pools, hang a left. There’s a pathway in front of the
tide pools, and it will take you to the rocks at Napili Point.
Don your snorkeling gear and get in! In minutes you’ll
see the turtles. Lots of them! We have found it’s best
to go in the morning, when the turtles are the most active.
But remember the turtles are protected by law and you are
prohibited to touch them. Make sure they have enough room
to come up to the surface to breathe.
Both restaurants serve wonderful, albeit
different fare. And they’re both located on the property.
For lunch or dinner the Fish and Poi offers delicious dishes
from both the islands and the mainland. If you want breakfast,
The Gazebo is the way to go. Voted the best breakfast on
Maui in 2004, The Gazebo attracts people from all over West
Maui. Get there early if you don’t like to wait. Standing
an hour in line is not uncommon! You have to try their macadamia
nut pancakes with coconut syrup…yum.
Oh and by the way, The Gazebo offers complimentary
coffee each morning by the Oceanside pool. Go get some!
Who’s Snorkel Bob, you ask? Why
he’s simply the closest supplier of snorkeling, swimming
and body boarding equipment. There are several locations
on Maui, including 5425-C Lower Honoapiilani Rd. in Napili.
From Napili Shores, just walk off the property and turn
North (left) on Lower Honoapiilani. In five minutes you’re
there. (You can drive, if you want!)
Napili Shores has several barbeque grills
on the property, but to grill you need meat! (Or chicken,
or fish!) Located in the Napili Plaza Shopping Center on
the corner of the Honoapiilani highway and Napilihau Rd.,
Napili Market has got everything you need! It’s less
then five minutes away by car! (You can walk there too,
if you want! It’s about a mile)
Oh, and while you’re at Napili Plaza,
check it out. You can get fresh flowers, leis, coffee, ice
cream, crafts and a massage there as well!
By far and away, the best (THE BEST!)
did we say the BEST? fresh produce around. The market is
located at 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. Every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday in the morning they offer amazing fruit, vegetables,
bread, jams and jellies and much more under tents in the
parking lot. Free samples abound, and you’ll want
to try everything. Give yourself 5-10 minutes to get there
in the car. Be advised they only take CASH outside.
The brand Hawaii is famous for. They have
all the roasts, and varieties celebrated on the islands,
including the world renowned Kona Coffee! They have a store
right next door to the Farmer’s Market at 3636 Lower
Honoapiilani Rd. Why is it called Bad Ass? Well, you’re
just going to have to go and find out.
Founded on Maui 25 years ago, the Pacific
Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with
raising awareness of the incredible life in the waters surrounding
the Hawaiian islands. They have a fantastic aquarium in
Ma’alea (about 35 minutes south on the Honoapiilani
Highway), and a store in Lahaina (15 minutes south on the
Honoapiilani Highway). Best of all, they offer a wide array
of ocean adventures from dinner cruises, to snorkeling trips!
The crew on each of their boats are marine biologists and
veteran sea men and women. They will feed you great food,
teach you about the marine life and offer you close encounters
with the whales, dolphins and other sea creatures!
photo credit: Gallery
Keep in mind, whale season is from November
– April, with the peak of the season in January and
February. Dava at the concierge desk can set you up.
Located only 15 minutes south of Napili
in famous Lahaina, a trip to Maui just isn’t complete
with a stop at Hilo Hattie’s. Clothing, dishes, souvenirs,
you name it. If you want to take a taste of Hawaii home
with you, shop Hilo Hattie’s.
“Town of the miserable heat”
is what the native Hawaiians called Lahaina. But there’s
nothing miserable about Lahaina. It’s got good restaurants,
and lots of art galleries. And quite a few historic buildings
as well. Definitely worth a look!
Take an excursion in the Maui jungle.
Hike Maui offers guided hikes in small groups. You’ll
learn about the history of the native Hawaiians, see a lot
of the vegetation they use in cooking and construction,
and swim in some of Maui’s beautiful fresh water waterfalls!
These hikes can’t be beat!
Located just 35 minutes south on the
Honoapiilani Highway in Ma’alea, the Ma’alea
Waterfront Restaurant is considered the best seafood on
the island. It was rated the top restaurant on Maui in 2006
by Honolulu Magazine and has a five star Zagat rating. Yes,
it does cost more than your average restaurant, but for
an anniversary, birthday, or just whatever, you cannot go
wrong at the Ma’alea Waterfront Restaurant.
Have fun on your vacation and check with
the concierge desk. Dava can help you book anything you like.
Oh, and by the way, we have a guestbook in the condo. Let
us know what you like and we can include it here as well.