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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. Rooms feature Indonesian-style furniture and lanais overlooking the grassy lawn and glittering Pacific. Studios have full kitchens. They don’t have 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.