I wanted to stay somewhere with a beautiful ocean view and a quiet atmosphere. I didn't want to stay somewhere really crowded with tourists like Kaanapali. I stayed in an oceanfront studio at Napili Shores the week of May 17th and was very pleased. Paying extra for an ocean front room as opposed to an "ocean view" room was worth every penny in order to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Napili Bay. The ocean view rooms have limited views. With the oceanfront rooms, your lanai is only twenty feet from the shoreline. FYI, the shoreline right in front of Napili Shores is rocky (with interesting tide pools) but the sandy beach is just a very short walk down a 40-foot path. The condo itself was clean and comfortable. Nothing spectacular except for the view, which was the most important thing to me. No air conditioning, but a ceiling fan and you can keep the window slats open at night to take advantage of the ocean breeze. They have two pools and a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch called the Gazebo. It's very popular, so expect lines. There's another restaurant open only for dinner that we didn't try. I think staying anywhere on Napili Bay would be great, but if you want an ocean front place with a pool and a restaurant you'll want to stay at either Napili Shores or Napili Kai at the other end of the bay. Napili Kai is very nice, but more expensive. There are several other smaller condos along the beach that also might be of interest.
PJ, Santa Clara ,
The Best-Should Be Rated Much Higher!
We just returned from our first trip to Hawaii and our stay at napili shores was excellent! We stayed in a garden veiw which we could still look out of our room and see the ocean. The nights were fantastic for sleeping hearing the ocean tide. If you don't want a high rise this is the place to go for the money. You have 2 pools or the beach and they even supply towels and books to read while you catch the rays of sun.
The gazebo has great breakfasts and lunches for under ten dollars and has a very nice resturant also. The staff were all very nice and the place was very clean, if you wished to dine in and cook all aminities were there for you to use. A nice grocery store located at napili plaza not more than 5 min. away. It's not fancy, so if you want splendor go somewhere else but if you are looking for value this is the place to be. If you think you need airconditioning you don't here, there wasn't a time that we needed it, there was always a nice breaze from the ocean. I hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did.