The three separate neighborhoods of Napili, Kahana, and Honokowai are located between the communities of Kapalua to the north and Kaanapali to the south. They are beach communities and prime tourist destinations on the West Side of Maui. There are many homes and condos with ocean views to watch spectacular Maui sunsets and seasonal humpback whales as they frolic offshore in the winter. Enjoy snorkeling with sea turtles at Napili Bay and Kahana Beach. These beaches offer good swimming and snorkeling conditions when the ocean is calm. The nearshore ocean bottom is shallow with a mix of sandy patches and rocks. A reef offshore acts as a buffer to strong currents, but when the surf is up, it’s best to stay out of the water.