Napili Kai Beach Resort, Lahaina
Lahaina , Hawaii
Tel: 800 367 5030 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 669 6271
Concierge.com's insider take:
Napili Kai's quarter-mile white-sand crescent is arguably the prettiest beach on the island, but some might be put off by the resort's well-preserved '70s plantation-style decor, with lots of rattan, in all 163 rooms. Practical amenities such as a laundry facility (with free detergent) and bath products made from local coconut, ginger, and papaya are a nice touch for the core clients (many of whom are quite wealthy but interested in value) who return year after year with children and grandchildren. Most of the employees have worked here for more than 20 years, which adds to the sense of deep-rooted comfort. The restaurant menu includes fresh, healthy fare, but everybody's favorite is a stack of melt-in-your-mouth macadamia nut–and-banana pancakes with coconut syrup. The Masters of Slack Key concerts also take place here weekly.