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Queen’s Treasure

Just got news on a new 64′ sailing catamaran “Queen’s Treasure” currently being built by Gold Coast Yachts in St. Croix.  Once completed, she will be sailed to Kaanapali and begin charter operations this summer.  Here’s a link with lots of photos for those of you that might enjoy following her construction.  Can’t wait to go sailing on this one!


Kapalua Resort Trails – Maunalei Arboretum

For those of you that like to walk and hike, Kapalua has 100 miles of incredible scenic walking trails that start just a few minutes from our resort.  I recently went up to the Maunalei Arboretum and did the Mahana Ridge Trail hike. We intended to do 1.5 miles to look at the views but ended up doing the entire trail which was about 8 miles!  (A free shuttle leaves regularly from Kapalua to the arboretum where several of the trails begin.)

 I’m sure a lot of you have enjoyed the Coastal Trail while staying with us at Napili Point Resort (  It runs north from Kapalua Bay Beach, across Hawea Point, to a boardwalk across the sand dunes at Oneloa Bay (locals call it Ironwoods Beach).  Here’s a link to download the Kapalua Resort Trails Booklet with all the info.  Kapalua Resort Trails Booklet



Surf Was Up on Maui Today

The surf was up today on Maui (3/15/11).  Went down to the Napili Point Resort today at around noon to watch the surfers at “Hole in the Head” and “Little Makaha”.  The tradewinds were blowing a bit so it wasn’t glassy but the sets were nice.  There were lots of guests enjoying the surfers from their oceanfront lanais and in beach chairs on the grass areas overlooking Honokeana Bay. Website: Facebook:


Maui Tsunami Lahaina Harbor – March 2011

Tsunami on Maui

Watch this video! On-going tsunami surges changing about 4′ from beginning to end. Video taken on March 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM at the Lahaina Harbor, Maui – 9 1/2 hours after the first wave.

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Napili Point Resort – Upper West Side Beaches

Napili Point is located on a rocky promontory of land and coastline, facing into Honokeana Bay. It’s an approximate 200 yard walk to the beautiful and very long, sandy beach of Napili Bay.  There is no small beach at Honokeana Bay.  Please visit our website at and look at the 3rd photo at the bottom of the homepage.  Napili Bay is a 3-5 minute walk from our resort, along an ocean front path.                           

Also when you are visiting our website, on the homepage, there is a 3 photo “flash” and one of them is a beautiful photo of our resort and where it is located in respect to Honokeana and Napili Bay’s.  You will also find a great photo by clicking on our “Directions” link at the top of the homepage

Did you know that Napili Point Resort is located within minutes of the following West Maui beaches?  Napili Bay, Kapalua, Ironwoods Beach at Kapalua, D.T. Fleming, Mokule’ia Beach “Slaughterhouse”.

To look at photos of each of these beautiful beaches, click on this link which will take you right to the photo album on our Facebook Fan Page


Napili Point Resort Photos

We had Mike Hare and his family visiting Napili Point Resort recently.  He took absolutely amazing photos while snorkeling with the honu (turtles) in Honokeana Bay (the bay is literally just steps away from your door at the resort)!  Other photos he took while on Maui included Mala Wharf , Kahakaloa, Nakalele Point, and Black Rock.  I thought a couple of  the most incredible photos were of a sunset at the resort – you have to check these out.  They look like paintings instead of still photos.  Here’s a direct link to the entire photo album on our Napili Point Resort Facebook Fan Page – Photos by Mike Hare  ENJOY! (Remember you don’t have to have a Facebook account to enjoy our public site!)

The land camera Mike used is a Nikon D300 and underwater is a Canon Powershot s95 / w Canon waterproof case (can do stills and 720 p HD video ).

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Humpback Whale Competition Pod

Humpback Whale Competition Pod I recently went whale watching aboard Teralani 3, a 60′ catamaran.  We boarded the boat right off Kaanapali Beach.  The weather was great and the ocean calm – perfect for whale watching.  Capt. Budd was at the helm with Iani, Kevin and videographer Ananda on board.  It didn’t take very long to find pods of whales – they were all over!

Capt. Budd found a competition pod of 2 males and 1 female.  There was a lot of action and at one point there were at least 5 male humpbacks and the female.  It was great fun when one of the males swam right at and then underneath the boat!  He did that about 4 times.

On the way back to shore we paralled a whale that was swimming right along with us.  It was really an amazing day.  (Oh by the way, these are North Pacific Humpback Whales.)

YouTube link to view video or Facebook Fan Page – Whale Watching .