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Nāpili is a district of Lahaina, Maui on the Hawai'ian island of Maui.[1]

Geography of Nāpili[edit]

Nāpili is located on the west side of the island of Maui. It is considered to be a satellite town of Lāhainā, located approximately 10 kilometres to the south. The town is among the driest regions on the entire island, owing to its position on the leeward side of the mountains. Unlike other portions of Maui, Nāpili is characterised by rolling hills all the way to the coast. Much of its coastline consists of black volcanic rock, rather than beaches.[2]

Urban composure[edit]

Nāpili is a relatively working class town, and native Hawaiian language is spoken extensively, though most residents are at least somewhat fluent in English. Many of its residents work in the resort towns of Kāʻanapali and Lāhainā, to the south. Insufficient geographies along the coast have limited desirability for resorts to develop along 'Nāpili's coast.


  1. ^ "Kaanapali, Hawaii (HI 96761) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders". www.city-data.com.
  2. ^ Guides, Rough (20 January 2011). The Rough Guide to Hawaii. Rough Guides UK. ISBN 9781405385756 – via Google Books.