A simple beachfront condo complex in West Maui.
Napili Beach stops just short of the famed Kapalua Resort. The area has been a popular vacation spot for three decades due to its laidback atmosphere and good beaches. Napili Shores is made up of studios and suites with full kitchens and is located on the oceanfront (there's a small path to the beach). The Cafe O'Lei restaurant serves pasta, steaks and fresh seafood at tables wrapping around a koi pond. Overlooking the ocean, the popular Gazebo restaurant features tropical island pancakes and some of the best breakfasts on the island. The 90 smallish units in this older property are often being updated. They have ceiling fans, but no air-conditioning. Still, Napili Shores has a loyal repeat clientele. In the winter, many come for the whale watching as much as the weather. If you're wondering what the pace of resort life here is like, keep in mind that croquet, shuffleboard and checkers are available to while away a lazy island afternoon. Championship golf and tennis are close by at Kapalua.