Perched above beautiful Napili Bay, this vintage property offers a blend of old-time hospitality and modern flair. The verdant grounds burst with tropical color; the pool deck is shaded by umbrellas by day and lit with tiki torches at night. Roomsfeature Indonesian-style furniture and lanais overlooking the grassy lawn and glittering Pacific. The 38 studios (360 sq. ft.) have full kitchens and either king or queen beds with Tempur-Pedic mattresses. As with the six hotel rooms, the studios have no phones or TVs—encouraging you to unplug—though you’ll find a TV and an extensive DVD library in the ohana (family) room. Guests gather there each morning for coffee, fresh fruit, and pastries before heading out to snorkel or try their luck at stand-up paddling in the supremely calm bay. Live music and free mai tais attract guests to the weekly “aloha party” by the pool, where they share pupu (appetizers) and travel tales. Nightly sunsets off the beach are spectacular— particularly during winter when whale spouts dot the horizon.
The Mauian Hotel
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Honokowai, Kahana & Napili Phone 808/669-6205 Prices Double $219–$249; studio $239–$400. Extra person $20. Amenities Coin-operated laundry; continental breakfast, outdoor pool; shuffleboard courts; free limited Wi-Fi. Units 44 units Web site The Mauian Hotel
Map5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. Maui
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