With a “no nickel-and-diming” policy and some of the best lanai views Maui has to offer, Napili Kai Beach Resort is a Hawaiian gem

With a “no nickel-and-diming” policy, Napili Kai Beach Resort is a Hawaiian gem

Napili Kai Beach Resort is one of those properties that will have you dreaming about your next visit before you’ve even left your first.

I had the opportunity to experience this feeling for myself on my first stay at Napili Kai in 2012, so getting to introduce my family to this property on my next visit was a dream come true.

The location in and of itself, set on a pristine corner of Maui’s crescent-shaped Napili Bay, is true Hawaiian paradise. The accommodation styles offer something for every category, including longer stays (which Canadians visiting Maui are famous for) and multi-generational groups (Napili Kai hosts many!). The ocean views from Napili Kai’s studio and suite accommodations in Puna Point and Puna 2 might be considered priceless.

There’s a Canadian flag flying high beside the Sea House Restaurant, on property at Napili Kai Beach Resort, and it’s not just because Canadians love to frequent the property.

The resort has a long-standing Canadian history, since the property was founded by a group of Canadians over 50 years ago, and although the property has evolved and grown to now offer an array of hotel, studio and suite accommodations, Napili Kai has worked very hard to stay true to its founders’ ideals.

It’s hard to find properties that strike a balance between unpretentious and awe-inspiring, but Napili Kai Beach Resort makes that look easy.

You may just have to see it to believe it, which is entirely possible thanks to the resort’s agent rates, which offer three-night stays in the resort’s one-bedroom suite accommodations at 50% off the rack (and additional nights at 10% off) and studio and hotel rooms for three nights at $150 per night and the next three nights at 50% off rack rates.

While visiting Napili Kai in 2012 I stayed in the newly renovated Puna Point, and on my recent trip in Puna 2. The suites with state-of-the-art kitchens in Puna Point and Puna 2 are a huge draw (especially for families) – but it’s the view from the oceanfront accommodations that are second-to-none.

On both my stays I experienced these jaw-dropping panoramic views from my suite lanais (balconies). The Puna Point and Puna 2 balconies lookout onto the Pacific in such a way that it was easy to forget anything else surrounded us. You might be able to imagine the Maui sunset from a view like this; at night the sound of the ocean crashing against the rocks was so close it felt like we were sleeping on the sea (minus the rocking).

Both the Puna Point and Puna 2 building have been renovated in recent years and now feature fully upgraded bathrooms and kitchens with bamboo, mahogany or cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and new, upscale kitchenware.

Custom furnishings create the atmosphere of a Hawaiian home with rattan armchairs, marble and rattan coffee and side tables, 37” flat screen televisions and bamboo-framed art by local artists. Lanais are furnished with overstuffed armchairs and ottomans.

Napili Kai Beach Resort offers guests a true Hawaiian experience with a host of inclusions at no extra charge. There is no resort fee at Napili Kai, and their slogan is, “we don’t nickel-and-dime our guests.” During our stay we took advantage of free parking, complimentary WiFi, a kid’s eat free program, poolside fun (there are four swimming pools and two hot tubs on property) and we had the pleasure of watching guests take part in a weekly golf putting party on the resort’s 18-hole putting green.

There are also many other added value inclusions offered at Napili Kai, like morning coffee and afternoon tea in the lobby, a seasonal keiki club, a weekly Mai Tai party and more.

If that wasn’t enough to help guests feel they are getting the most value possible with their resort stay, Napili Kai also offers ample opportunity to save on accommodation. Visit napilikai.com to find out more about its Fifth Night Free special as well as its Seventh Heaven offer where guests stay five nights and get the sixth and seventh night free.