Napili Shores Maui BY OUTRIGGER has always been renowned for its breathtaking views, spectacular oceanfront setting and gracious island hospitality. The grounds are spacious and beautifully landscaped with palms trees, hibiscus, and plumeria. During the winter months, Napili Shores Maui BY OUTRIGGER offers front row seating for the magnificent humpback whales that can be seen in the waters fronting the property.
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These condominiums were nice and spacious . Staff was friendly. Kitchen area and bathroom were spacious. I really enjoyed the place. There are two pools that open late where families can enjoy each other. The hot tub was open late. The view and scenery is pleasant and serene
May 26, 2021
We have good friends who live nearby, and this was a wonderful spot to have our own “home” for a week.
We arrived late and the night manager gave us our key for the first night and I went back the next day to complete check in. Our kitchen was surprisingly well appointed, though that seems to depend on the unit. We moved furniture aside for a pull out couch and so our baby could play, and there was more open floor space than in our tiny San Francisco apartment! On site coin op laundry was super convenient, too. We never used the AC, keeping doors and louvers open kept everything reasonably cool.
We booked an Ocean View room, and while we did have an Ocean view from the lanai and the end of the couch, mostly the view was of the garden. This wasn’t a big deal, but next time I’d probably go for a garden view room. Plenty of places on the property to view the ocean, and an easy walk to the beach. I snorkeled in Napili Bay almost every day (and saw a turtle nearly every time!)
Our first morning I was shocked to see the massive line for The Gazebo restaurant. It was across the lawn from our room, but still jarring (I’m sure other reviews have mentioned this, it was like that every day) We just got take out there one morning and ate on our lanai, which is definitely the way to go. Saw other folks get take out and eat by the lower pool or the grills, too.
Baby enjoyed splashing in the upper pool (I think it’s heated) and the jacuzzi was nice after swimming, though sometimes crowded.
No beach chairs or other beach paraphernalia in the room, which would have been nice but there’s a water sports place near the front desk where I think rentals are available (our friends lent us chairs and we brought a shade tent for baby.)
Some slight shortages, not a big deal: There are two sets of BBQ grills. One evening there was high demand at the set near our room and we had to wait, but this wasn’t a big deal. One night we arrived back late and all parking spots on our side were full and we had to park on the other side of the property, closer to the restaurant parking.
A couple communication issues:
On Thursday they put up a sign that the upper pool would be closing Sunday night for a week. We were leaving Tuesday so this wasn’t a big deal for us, but that seemed to be a shock for other guests who were staying longer.
We also had some confusion over whether we had a late checkout (we thought so, housekeeping did not), so it seems the front desk staff was overwhelmed that day.
These were minor inconveniences. All in all, this was a great place to call home for a week, and we would definitely go back!