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great for swimming

My son and I love to swim. Most of the Kaanapali beach areas aren't great but the Napili is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ABCalifornia_dreamer
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La Canada Flintridge, California
Great For Snorkeling and Relaxing

While the visibility is not as spectacular as Kapalua Bay, it is still a very great snorkeling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1ked456
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San Diego, California
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  • Average4%
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“great beach” (196 reviews)
“sea turtles” (154 reviews)
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Napili Bay, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I love to swim. Most of the Kaanapali beach areas aren't great but the Napili is awesome.

Thank ABCalifornia_dreamer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the visibility is not as spectacular as Kapalua Bay, it is still a very great snorkeling place. It's also nice for relaxing and hanging out on the beach. The only things that would make it better would be a huge parking lot (or having...More

1  Thank 1ked456
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my favorite beaches in Maui! We had fun playing in the surf, then did some snorkeling. We were lucky enough to have a turtle come swimming with us for a little while. It was absolutely magical! The only downside is that...More

1  Thank Tanya W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pull up a chair or towel and soak in the rays! To cool off, put your snorkeling geat on and swim with the turtles (warning: do NOT touch sea turtles as if you are caught, $10,000 fine....and they have turtle police with cameras underwater...really), Then...More

2  Thank Sterling M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in while driving to the blowhole. It was a beautiful beach and I do want to go back when I have more time. When we stopped it wasn't very crowded and was a nice pit stop. Wasn't to far off the main road...More

1  Thank Brodiekat01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the morning and enjoyed it a lot. Nice clean sandy beach, but very busy. Parking can be a problem. Good place with kids. Take your sunscreen!

1  Thank Jrbeck
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon at this beach which was great. Many people snorkeler here as it has many fish and is fairly calm. This beach was quite busy with a lot of people either in the water or sunbathing on shore. We were fortunate enough...More

1  Thank firechief-JL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach for snorkeling, best is off on the left side. This is also the best part of the beach to enter the water from(less rocks). Also, if you going to Napili, don't miss breakfast at the Gazebo!

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Napili Bay beach is a beautiful but small beach that has very calm waters. It is a safe place to take small children snorkeling or swimming or just to sit and relax. There are some neat lava rock formations that jut out into the water...More

Thank nirmala401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so gorgeous. It was a little tricky to get to though. We parked on the street and walked thru some condos or a resort for beach access. But it was worth the trek!

1  Thank Linda M
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Kristen C
13 May 2018|
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Response from elizabeth534 | Reviewed this property |
There are no public restrooms at the beach or place to rent chairs. Sorry. Have a great trip!
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Jscbird
3 May 2018|
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Response from elizabeth534 | Reviewed this property |
Napili Bay is great for young kids. The bay provided a lot shelter.
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Steve98250
8 April 2018|
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Response from lizSiouxFalls_SD | Reviewed this property |
if you get there around 7am, there is a nice lot. otherwise people were parking on the road and walking. PS I love Friday harbor.
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