About Napili-Honokowai

Located in Maui County, just minutes from Lahaina and Ka’anapali, Napili is close to West Maui’s beautiful beaches, museums, golf clubs and fantastic nightlife.

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About Napili-Honokowai

Napili is best known for its beautiful beach at Napili Bay, where you can spot Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles. It’s still considered a hidden gem with its charming, quaint vibe, and some of Maui’s best snorkeling spots can be found here. Whether you prefer to spend your days hiking, cycling or playing golf, relaxing on the beach or sampling some of the fantastic food on offer, Napili has something for everyone.

Breakfast here is the best meal of the day, and the Gazebo Restaurant at Napili Bay is a local institution. Try the Macadamia Nut or Pineapple Pancakes for a light start to your day, dine on traditional Fried Rice or Maui Omelet, or enjoy specialties like corned beef hash.

What to do

Relax on Napili Bay Beach or rent snorkels and fins and take to the water. The beach can get busy at weekends—come in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds.

Napili Farmers Market happens Wednesdays from 8-11am and is the best place to buy local produce like Tahitian lime, papaya and Kula Greens. You can enjoy fresh juices and smoothies or pick up more unusual items like dragon fruit and Linda avocado too.

Visit Honolua Bay and Marine Preserve for amazing snorkeling and surfing plus stunning views at sunset from Lipoa Point, or head for Nakalele Blowhole at Pohelua Bay. It’s a 30-minute hike to the blowhole, but don’t get too close, as eruptions can reach up to 50 feet!

Golfing is one of Hawaii’s most popular activities—head for Kapalua Golf Resort, consistently rated as Hawaii's number one.

Top travel tips

English is the main language used on Maui, but learning some basic local words like ‘Aloha’ (used for hello and goodbye) and ‘Mahalo’ (thank you) will always be appreciated.

The best time to come is from April-May and September-November when the beaches are less crowded and temperatures are pleasant.

Maui’s’ main airport is Kahului Airport, and car rental is affordable here—many places are not accessible by bus, so renting a car is the best option to see all the sights.

With stunning natural surroundings, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine, a vacation in Napili-Honokowai can be whatever you want it to be.

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