“Maui NoKa Oi” means “Maui None Better” in Hawaiian. For the last nineteen years the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards poll chose Maui as the "Best Island in the World".
Maui is the second largest Hawaiian Island. It is the home of Haleakula, the world's largest inactive volcano. Because the Hawaiian Islands are so remote, there are many animals and plants that are found nowhere else.
Maui has everything that you think of as Hawaiian: luaus, marine life, surfing, tropical fruits and warm sandy beaches. There are also many surprises: large cattle ranches, a rodeo, a winery, and world class restaurants.
Tropical Rain Forest
Every year, Maui is a contender for being the wettest spot on Earth. Fortunately the rain mainly falls on the east side of the Island. Napili Sunset is on the west side where there are warm tropical trade winds, and lots of sunshine.
Fun in the Sun
On an island surrounded by world class beaches Napili Sunset Resort is located right in the middle of Napili Bay often considered the “Best Beach On Maui”.
Maui is a mecca for ocean fun. You can spend the morning sea kayaking, the afternoon scuba diving, and the evening surfing as the sun sets.
Each winter, the humpback whales return to Maui. There are whale watching boats leaving from Lahaina and Maalea Harbors each day. They are your best chance for a close look at the whales. During the winter you can frequently see whales swimming, splashing and breaching just beyond the reef in Napili Bay. Dolphins also may drop by and take a tour inside Napili bay. These marine visitors may be seen from your lanai at Napili Sunset.
World Class Sports
Maui is home to some of the world’s best golf courses. Kapalua hosts the Mercedes Open each January. Kapalua is also home to The Tennis Garden, voted one of the best on the Islands. At Napili Sunset, you are less than a quarter mile from Kapalua.
In Lahaina, you can purchase wonderful art, precious gems, and intriguing scrimshaw. There are shops with souvenirs, swim suits, boogie boards, and clothing of all kinds. You will even find Tiffany's and Louis Vuitton in the shops. Groceries and sundries are available at Costco, Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Long's Drugs.
Much of Maui's land is dedicated to growing pineapples and sugarcane. The many organic farms on Maui grow everything from gourmet mushrooms to tropical flowers.
Eating out can be an important part of any vacation. Maui is home to some of the world's best chefs and restaurants. Many feature a fusion of Island and Asian flavors. You will also find familiar restaurants such as Ruth's Chris, Hard Rock Cafe, Pizza Hut and McDonalds.
The Hawaiian Islands are the most secluded islands on the planet. Consequently, Maui is home to many unique species of plants and animals that have adapted to island living over the years. There are lots of fun places to explore, including an old jail, a winery, beautiful old churches, lava flows, rain forests, and other surprises.