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!

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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.

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Check out the tide pools

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.

Go snorkeling with Maui’s famous green sea turtles

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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.

Dine at the Fish and Poi & The Gazebo

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!

Visit Snorkel Bob

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!)

Go to the Napili Market

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!

Go crazy at the Honokawai Farmer’s Market

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.

Get some Bad Ass Coffee

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.

Check out the Pacific Whale Foundation

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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!

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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.

Shop Hilo Hattie’s

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.

Walk around Lahaina

“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!

Hike Maui

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!

Celebrate at the Ma’alea Waterfront Restaurant

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.