Strength in Numbers

By Marty WentzelNapili Kai Beach Resort is making a play for small to medium sized groups by positioning itself as a great alternative to the mega resort experience. Located on Napili Bay in northwest Maui, the 163 room beachfront property

By: By Marty Wentzel

Napili Kai Beach Resort is making a play for small- to medium-sized groups by positioning itself as a great alternative to the mega-resort experience. Located on Napili Bay in northwest Maui, the 163-room beachfront property is promoting its meeting and event facilities, personalized planning and catering service and its relaxed setting.

Best for groups taking up 10 to 60 rooms, Napili Kai promises participants a friendly ambiance in which to do business. Meeting facilities include the air-conditioned 844-square-foot Pili Aloha Room, well-suited to a gathering of up to 34 people. Dining or receptions for up to 90 can be hosted at the resort’s open-air Lani Pool Deck, featuring great ocean views. Larger functions for up to 250 can take place in the 5,640-square-foot Aloha Pavilion, set amid Napili Kai’s lush gardens. The resort’s beachfront Sea House Restaurant is available for private receptions or banquets for up to 100.

Designed as a low-rise property, Napili Kai offers hotel rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom suites with private lanais in 11 plantation-style buildings. Ninety-six percent of Napili Kai’s rooms feature ocean views, and since most of its accommodations include kitchen facilities, the resort is well-suited to meeting participants who are traveling with family members.

With its laid-back vibe, Napili Kai invites groups to mix business with pleasure. It offers four swimming pools, two shuffleboard courts, barbecue facilities, a boutique spa, fitness room, oceanview whirlpool spa and two 18-hole putting greens (one for adults, one for children). Gratis guest services and activities include parking, putting, shuffleboard, fitness room use, beach towels, chairs, mats, snorkel gear, high-speed internet access and a seasonal children’s activity program. Guests can take part in free weekly activities like a putting party, poolside Mai Tai party, lei making, hula lessons and a guided horticultural tour. Each day at 10 a.m., guests can enjoy complimentary coffee, iced tea, lemonade and fresh pineapple at the beach cabana.

Discounted group rates are available at Napili Kai for bookings of ten units or more.

Napili Kai Beach Resort
www.napilikai.com

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