I have stayed now at Napili Village 4 years, and have been coming to Maui for 9. I don’t know why, but we keep trying other places… and we always like this one the best. Now I will no longer try other places. I have stayed at: Napili Shores (great views, only rock beach, expensive), Westin Ka’anapali Villages (what!!!! you put me up at a unit with NO BALCONY and right by the road!!!! OMG), Napili Point, Napili Kai, Royal Lahaina Resort, Kihei Akahi (fine for the low $$ but it’s Kihei), Maui/Makena Prince (did like this but not cheap and no kitchen). The Mauian (nice karma, liked it, but more expensive than Napili Village).
And my cousins always stay at the other Napili Bay Hotel, Hale Napili, great, right on the beach but no pool and an older crowd vs those with kids stay there. Net net – who wouldn’t like Napili Village? Value conscious people, those with kids (great beach and nice low key pool), those who care more about Maui and the beach vs the resort and pools, people who want it easy and laid back. It is not right on the beach, but it is closer to the beach than when we stayed at either of the Westin’s beach front resorts! I can easily afford to spend more, and keep doing so, but we keep thinking Napili Village is the best combination of what we are looking for. Great sunset views by the beach, my favorite beach in the world (more fun per square inch per Maui Revealed), good not great (but close to great locations) for snorkeling, turtles, safe and fun beach surfing/playing for everyone including kids, nice friendly people both staff and guests. They do not have the “Westin Heavenly beds” but their beds are OK, the pillows aren’t like ours at home but they are OK, the place isn’t brand new and perfect but it’s still well worth the price of $139 per night verses “you know what the bigger, more impersonal resorts are.” What more can I say, I love this place.