Spread across 10 beautiful acres along one of the best beaches on Maui, the Napili Kai draws a loyal following to its Hawaiian-style rooms that open onto private lanai. Rooms closest to the beach have no air-conditioning, but ceiling fans usually suffice. "Hotel" rooms have only mini-refrigerators and coffeemakers, whereas studios and suites have fully equipped kitchenettes. For the most bang for your buck, splurge on the condo units at the western edge of the property,
which have fully-equipped stainless steel kitchens, wide lanais with views of turtles, and pools reserved for that building. Be sure to dine at the outstanding on-site open-air restaurant, with its spectacular ocean view. There's also an indoor/outdoor massage center offering a range of treatments, and a boutique selling resort wear and estate jewelry. This is a family-friendly place, with children's programs and free classes in hula dancing and lei making.