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Napili Beach, Lahaina

4.7
#2 of 31 in Beaches in Maui
Known as the "hidden gem" of Maui, Napili Beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and a possibility of encountering sea turtles. It is a rare beach on the island where there are no sharp coral reefs on the shoreline. The ocean bottom is soft and sandy, and rather steep, which makes it suitable for surfing, given that the weather permits. Showers and toilets are available, and there is a general store several minutes away. You will find food places in the area too. Shade is not common, so bring a sun umbrella. Put Napili Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lahaina sightseeing planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    We went here twice. It's so pretty, and we got to swim with the hono's (Hawaiian sea turtles). There were also lots of pretty fish.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Nice protected beach with good snorkeling & soft sand. Turtles can be found. Parking can be crowded. Take a break for Happy Hour at Sea House nearby.v  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Quiet relaxing beach with a calm bay perfect for snorkeling, paddle boarding, taking a swim or just hanging around.  more »

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Where to stay in Lahaina

Despite its popularity with tourists, Lahaina offers relatively few accommodations, which boil down to rental properties and several hostel-like establishments with rooms available on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. If you don't have to stay in Lahaina itself, consider lodgings in Kaanapali, less than 15 minutes away by car. Other good options are the resort hotels just to the north of Lahaina, and oceanside campgrounds to the south.
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