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KiheiUnited States of America

With charm and a beautiful shoreline, this Maui town is filled with fun and unusual attractions worth a daytrip or a lengthy stay.

In the tiny area of Kihei in Maui it’s hard to tell fantasy from reality as you look out over clear water while feeling the softness and warmth of sand between your toes. Surf, swim or relax as you would at any beach. Bring your sunscreen and a camera to make your own postcard of the gorgeous setting.

Any trip to Kihei centers on the Kamaole Beach Parks in the south half of Kihei. Pristine sand, handsome palms and breathtaking spreads of volcanic rock make these beaches you’ll always remember. Linger in the water all day or find the best place to read a book and wait for the sunset.

The water in Kihei is delightful. Rent snorkeling gear and swim with the turtles. Scuba dive in the company of friendly dolphins or visit the ocean floor and examine urchins and other sea creatures. Paddleboard across the surface and spot colorful varieties of fish. Make a trip to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center to deepen your understanding of the area’s precious wildlife.

Stroll along the boardwalk of the Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the quiet meadows. This refuge is a favorite among bird-watchers, who lie in wait to spot coot, stilt and other species. Watch for nests while you’re here. These delicate bird homes tend to be at ground level and are full of colorful, delicate, variegated eggs.

For a change of pace, stand at the sidelines of the Maui Raceway Park. Hot rods, drag racers and muscle cars come together here to create a spectacle that’s truly out of the ordinary. Check before your visit for fees and scheduling.

Fly into Kahului Airport and drive south 12 miles (19 kilometers) to reach Kihei. Rent a car at the airport so that you can continue exploring Maui afterward. Once you sit down for a fresh plate of seafood and tropical juice, you may be tempted to extend your stay in Kihei.

Top Hotels in Kihei

Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.5 out of 5
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥61,554 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

Located in Wailea, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Shops at Wailea, Wailea Beach, and Keawakapu Beach. Kamaole Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)

"Loved it. Covid restrictions limited the pool bars. The vendors for the paddle boards closed at 3:30 pm which is early. We had a great time and relaxed . Loved the breakfast and happy hours drinks and food on 8th floor."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
5 out of 5
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥73,815 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24

Located in Wailea, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wailea Blue Golf Course, Wailea Beach, and Keawakapu Beach. Kamaole ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)

"We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the four seasons. They offered masks, hand sanitizers and a welcome kit. We stayed here for our anniversary and we’re surprised by the hotel with champagne to our room. The cultural activities such as the palm weaving was very relaxing. We really appreciated ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - a concept by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5
3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥67,236 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Wailea, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Shops at Wailea and Keawakapu Beach. Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (942 reviews)

"We liked the location and the beach. The multiple pools were great. The openness of the lobby was very inviting. I did not like the patio furniture"…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - a concept by Hyatt
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kihei

Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
2695 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥19,347 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this condo building is steps from Kamaole Beach Park 3 and Wailea Beach. Keawakapu Beach is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (1,876 reviews)

"The property outside was beautiful. The room was very large and very well supplied with cooking supplies. The patio storage was nice to have chairs,wagon and swimming supplies. The room was dated and needs more updating. The bathrooms had been updated and where very nice. Other room had been painted ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
Mana Kai Maui
Mana Kai Maui
3.5 out of 5
2960 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥76,146 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Nestled on the beach, this Kihei condo resort is within a 15-minute walk of Keawakapu Beach, Wailea Beach, and Kamaole Beach Park 3. Mokapu Beach and Kamaole ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,230 reviews)

"Beautiful views, beautiful beach, friendly staff, and very nice, spacious two bedroom suite/condo. Fabulous bed, slept amazing."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Mana Kai Maui
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
3 out of 5
2575 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI
The price is ¥12,960 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21

Situated in Kihei, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Kamaole Beach Park 2, Wailea Beach, and Kamaole Beach Park 3. Keawakapu Beach is 0.9 mi (1.4 ...

3.8/5Good! (152 reviews)

"The room was larger then I expected with a little patio area. The kitchen was stocked with basic cutlery and dishes which was a nice surprise! Parking was right on site and easy to access. We were across the street from the water and close to many walkable restaurants and shops. The room did smell ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Maui Banyan Vacation Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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