Napili Bay

Max Depth 2-20 feet
intermediate snorkeling
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Beach Location: 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, HI 96761, just north of the Napili Shores Resort.
Amenities: Outdoor showers are set up all along the beach, and there is one restroom just to the right of the Sea House Restaurant. (Don’t follow the signs that say “Restrooms” – they lead you to a pair of locked restrooms.)
Time to snorkel: Year round
Kid Friendly: 7 and up
Lifeguards: No
Parking: Going north on Lower Honoapiilani Road, pass the Napili Shores Resort and take an immediate right onto Napili Place. There is space to parallel park here. There are more spots on Hui Drive, which is one street north. If both areas are full, some spaces can also be found alongside Lower Honoapiilani Road. There are two beach access paths to Napili Bay. One is at the far end of Napili Place, and the other is in the middle of Hui Drive.

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We specialize in Molokini Snorkeling
Are you ready to have some fun at the beach? This sandy spot is wonderful for floating, swimming, boogie boarding, and checking out the reef. Some families return to the same condos at Napili Bay every time they visit the island. After all, where else can you find great snorkeling, casual and fine dining, fantastic live slack key, and a beautiful wedding venue? Napili Bay and the resorts along the beach have it all! The bay seems to be an extra good habitat for sea turtles, too. At sunset and sunrise, you can watch them from shore as they pop their heads above the surface to breathe. During the winter months, Napili Bay is a perfect place to watch for whales. Sometimes, you will have an opportunity to see much of the island’s beauty all at the same time: waves, surfers, sea turtles, rainbows, and whales. Now, those are island memories that will last a lifetime!
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Nipili Bay - view from north
Nipili Bay - view from south
Nipili Bay Snorkeling

    Napili Bay Rating by Boss Frog's

    Water Clarity - 10/10
    Wildlife Abundance - 9/10
    Reef Abundance - 9/10
    Ease of Beach Access - 9/10
    Sandy Beach For Entertaining - 9.5/10

    Summary 9.3/10

    Napili Bay offers about a quarter mile long crescent of soft sand for sunbathing, playing, and just lounging. The entire bay is protected by a reef about thirty yards out. The waves that reach the beach are generally small in the summer months, making this a great Maui beach for the whole family.

    View Maui's quick beach guide and Maui's top 25 snorkeling beaches.

    If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-808-661-3333.

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