The west coast of Maui offers sweeping ocean views and lots of activities for relaxation and adventure lovers. It also boasts premiere hotels and resorts as well as world class golf courses.
From gorgeous beaches to luxury accommodations, here is a list of best things to do in Napili Maui Hawaii and nearby attractions of Kapalua.
Best Things to Do in Napili Maui Hawaii You Don't Want to Missed
1. Gazebo Restaurant
A great way to start on things to do in Napili Maui Hawaii js to have a delicious food at Gazebo Restaurant. Visit this restaurant if you are a breakfast lover.
They do not serve dinner but before you start your day this is a great place to start. Pancakes and omelets is amazing but the most popular dish is their huge serving of fried rice.
2. Nakalele Blowhole
Nakalele blowhole is another top attraction and things to do in Napili aui. It is about a 1 mile hike both ways from the parking lot. Located on the north side of West Maui on Hwy 30.
Find the boulder-backed dirt parking area halfway between mile markers 38 and 39.
You can get a look of it from a distance without too much walking.But if you want to see it up close and personal, you will need to hike it. Always bring hiking shoes and water because the hike is on rugged terrain.
Be always careful when close to the blowhole. Many have lost their lives experience the blowhole because many forget about the power of mother nature’s force.
The wave which comes crashing through can suck you in. So it is best to experience the force and beauty from a distance.
3. Honolua Bay and Marine Park
This spot is famous for local surfers during winter swell. If you want to watch big wave surf riders you want to stop by Honolua Bay. Here is where you will find experience surfers catch the huge winter swell.
During summer when the waves are not as dangerous it is a great time to go snorkeling. The bay is park of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation district, so you will discover so many fish and beautiful coral while you snorkel.
5. Enjoy the Slack Guitar Show
When in Hawaii at either at shopping center or at a restaurant for dinner. Look for and enjoy the sounds of Slack Key Guitar show. Usually you will find live performers playing Slack Key Guitar, fingerstyle guitar music played by local musicians which carried through generations.
This style of music originated after Mexican cowboys introduced Spanish guitars to the locals in the late 1900’s.
6. Napili Kai Beach Resort
Need to find a place in Napili away from mega hotels or resorts, than Napili Kai Beach Resort is a great find. A boutique resort featuring 1 bedroom suites directly overlooking Napili Bay on a secluded beach.
A great place to stay if you want your piece and quiet and want to experience traditional Hawaiian feel.
7. Honokeana Bay
East of Napili Bay, Honokeana is a beautiful cove where you will find lots of turtles. To get here you will need to walk across rugged terrain. Park on Napili Bay but once you round the rocks on the left of Napili Bay you will reach Honokeana Bay.
This is great place to snorkel but only for experience snorkelers. Do not bring your little ones because the walk or hike to get here can be a challenge. Once you reach here, there is no entry point.
You will have to navigate on how to get in the water and also as you get out. Climbing off the lava rocks will be required. Also when in Hawaii respect the current, if you are not used to snorkeling in Hawaii, this is not a place for you. But for experienced or seasoned snorkelers enjoy.
8. Napili Farmers Market
Located on 4900 Honopiilani Hwy. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8am to noon. Look for fresh Maui grown produce, local made products and handmade jewelry.
A great place to see the farmer personally and try their produce. The handmade jewelry to take home with you as a souvenir or to share with your loved ones at home.
9. Honokowai Beach Park
Located on Highway 30, Honoapiilani Hwy mile marker 25.9. This is a great place for a picnic. Not recommend place to swim for Adults, only for little ones but be careful because the rocks are sharp.
There are shallow pools great for kids and shades throughout the beach for a picnic , a great things to do in Napili Maui.
10. Skyline Adventure Zipline Tour
Try something adventurous like ziplining. Zip across landscape and deep valleys above historic Lahaina town.
You will get picked up in a van and drive up towards the mountain to get a nice view of Kaanapali. You will experience 8 ziplines with Ocean views along the way.
11. Maui Brewing Company
Take a visit to their brewpub using many local products. When visiting Maui brewing you get to tap onto unique tastes from Maui accompanied by live local music to get you into the mood. MBC is located in Kahana Gateway Center in Lahaina.
12. Boss Frog's Dive Surf and Bike
If deciding on a activity and need help in making reservations or making a decision on what to do. I recommend you visiting Boss Frog’s activity desk.
They will help customize your experience whether it is taking electric bike tours or snorkeling in Molokini.
13. Kapalua Beach / Bay
A short drive from Napili is to Kapalua Beach and Bay. A great place with white sand beach. There is parking and a shack for food and beverage. This is a great beach therefore popular as well so it can be crowded.
14. Kapalua Golf Course
I have not forgot about the the avid golfers as well. If you cannot get away from golfing than this is the place for you. Kapalua Golf Course is the best on the island. The Plantation Course and