Napili-Honokowai Community at a Glance
|Number of properties in Napili and Honokowai:||22|
|Average price in Napili and Honokowai:||$4,248,227|
|Average Sq Ft in Napili and Honokowai:||2,989|
|Average Price per Ft2 in Napili and Honokowai:||$1,421|
Translated in Hawai’ian, Napili means “luck will cling” and also refers to the old pili grasses that were once on the land.
Napili's modern history began in 1836 when Dr. Dwight Baldwin was rewarded a royal grant of 2,675 acres, the lands of the Mahinahina and Kahana ahupua‘a, for farming and grazing.
Flash forward, over a century later, Napili Kai Beach Resort was purchased and the land was acquired by Canadian Investors. On the north side of the Bay, Napili Kai Beach Resort has several phases which creates the whole property.
Low-rise condominiums line the Napili Bay shoreline where you can see magical sunsets and tri-island views of the neighbor islands of Molokai, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe every day, including the Mauian Hotel, Napili Village, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Hale Napili, Outrigger Napili Shores Resort, Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort, Napili Surf Beach Resort and a 3-5 minute walk away, along an ocean front path, is Napili Point Resort rentals.
Featured Napili- Honokowai Properties
4851 LOWER HONOAPIILANI Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Beds: 7 Baths: 7 Feet2: 8,469 Acres: 0.928
Listing courtesy of Hawaii Life (KAP)
4039 LOWER HONOAPIILANI Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Beds: 6 Baths: 6.5 Feet2: 5,418 Acres: 0.950
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Maui-L
12 Hui A A Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Beds: 6 Baths: 6.5 Feet2: 3,957 Acres: 0.159
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Maui Prop-L
12 Hui B B Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Beds: 8 Baths: 7.5 Feet2: 4,629 Acres: 0.449
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Maui Prop-L
Famous Napili Bay has been a tourist attraction since the late 1960's and 1970's. Somewhere "off the beaten path" include Honokowai Beach Park or Honokeana Cove. Kahana Beach or Kahana Bay has a mixure of high rise condominiums and travelers.
Napili Bay is a popular, low-key resort beach for families with a crescent-shaped bay and stunning clear, turquoise water – excellent for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).
Honokōwai Beach Park is a popular waterfront local gathering place, with a play structure, picnic tables, shade trees and other nearby amenities such as farmers market for shopping.
Just South of Napili Bay is Honokeana Cove– a beautiful bay to watch or snorkel with turtles, although not ideal for children, elderly or those with mobility concerns as you need to climb over rocks to access the bay. Honokeana in Hawai’ian translates to “Honu” for turtle and “Keana” which means “Heavenly or diving”.
Backed by a resort community, Kahana Beach is conveniently located for those staying in the area, with waves mellowed from the offshore reef which makes for good swimming and snorkeling. The sand is darker dulling the blue water.
Restaurants, Food and Dining
Some of the local restaurants in the Napili - Honokowai area include the popular Gazebo Restaurant, Seahouse Restaurant and Kitchen 5315 fronting Napili Bay, Joey’s Kitchen, Mama’s Ribs and Rotisserie and Miso Phat Sushi – to name but a few.
Maui Brewing Company, a brewpub that serves original beers, from pale ale to a coconut porter, plus Hawaiian pub fare.
Nearby Kapalua Airport
The small Kapalua Airport, also known as Kapalua–West Maui Airport, is a regional private use airport, built in 1987, with a single runway and terminal and support facilities.
Napili Plaza is a mid-size shopping area based in Napili-Honokowai, with grocery shopping at Napili Market offering a wide range of local products, fresh produce, sushi, baked goods, prepared foods, meat, seafood and alcohol, as well as other local vendors offering restaurant dining, coffee, clothing and other services.
Kahana Gateway Shopping Center offers an array of unique, diverse merchants, services and dining, including McDonald’s, Bank of Hawaii, Maui Brewing Company and Whaler’s General Store.
Farmers Market Maui is a local market, just a 5min drive from Napili, filled with organic fruits and vegetables, natural products, baked goods and other prepared foods - including yummy smoothies, acai bowls, a salad bar and vegetarian and vegan options!
Honokowai Marketplace is a retail and business center featuring an eclectic jazz club, various restaurants and retail stores, as well as Times Supermarket - a grocery store providing quality meats, produce, seafood and general grocery items.
Just a few minutes North, the Honolua Store is a local boutique market offering a variety of fresh local and organic produce, food and beverages, freshly baked pastries, gourmet cheese and premium wines, as well as local Hawai’ian gifts and other daily needs.
For a truly unique Maui shopping experience, Whalers Village is a 10 minute drive from Napili - Honokowai and offers a wide variety of food ranging from fast food to full-service oceanfront restaurants, bars, shopping and various entertainments.
Lahaina is also only a 15 minute drive away, filled with good quality restaurants, nightclubs and bars, shops and exquisite local fine art galleries and hand crafts.
World-Renowned Golf Courses
Just a 5 minute drive from Napili to Kapalua is two world-renowned golf courses, the Plantation Golf Course, which hosts the prestigious PGA TOUR's Tournament of Champions (January) and the Bay Golf Course, host to the 2009 Kapalua LPGA Classic.
Honolua Bay Marine Preserve
10 minutes drive from Napili is the Honolua Bay Marine Preserve, which consists of Slaughterhouse Beach (Mokuleia Bay), Honolua Bay, Lipoa Point, Windmill Beach (Punalau Point), and a few coastline trails in between, where you will find amazing surfing, snorkeling and incredible views.
Slack Key Show
In Napili-Honokowai, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Napili-Honokowai are January, February and March.
September is the hottest month for Napili-Honokowai with an average high temperature of 86.9°.
There are Tradewinds that continue to circulate throughout the year. This creates a comfortable climate.
Schools located near the Napili - Honokowai area include:
- The PreSchool at Kapalua
Faith based curriculum in an “ohana setting” for keiki ages 3-5 years
- Lahainaluna High School
Grade Span: 9th - 12th
- Sacred Hearts School & Early Learning Center
Grade Span: Pre-K - 8th
- King Kamehameha III Elementary School
Grade Span: Pre-K - 5th
- Maui Preparatory Academy
Grade Span: Pre-K - 12th
- Lahaina Intermediate School
Grade Span: 6th - 8th
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