Kihei, HI

Travel Guide
Kihei
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.

Where to stay in Kihei

Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
2980 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
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The price is $299 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
Stay at this beach hotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
Absolutely a great place to stay in maui!
"The experience at the property was fantastic! It was very clean and inviting and we felt like we were well taken care of by the staff who was very responsive and friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Maui Coast Hotel
Maui Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is $322 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
"Nice property. Rooms are good size and well appointed. Staff are friendly. Restaurant on site has very good breakfasts."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
4.5 out of 5
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is $809 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (577 reviews)
"We had an amazing time, service was great. Very accomadating. It was nice to have turtle town next to the resort."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

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Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
2695 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,072 reviews)
"This resort has the best pool area I have ever visited - water warm and lovely all day and evening. Perfect after a day at the beach. The resort is beautiful, peaceful and right across the street from a gorgeous ocean park. Everything you need, groceries, shopping, dining, is right down the road. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Maui Beach Vacation Club
Maui Beach Vacation Club
2.5 out of 5
515 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (445 reviews)
"Loved the pool right out the back door."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger
Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger
3.5 out of 5
3200 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the property condition ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (475 reviews)
The Best Place to Stay in Maui
"The Palms at Wailea is always such a wonderful place to stay. The condos are always clean, spacious and the amenities are amazing! When you call the front desk, they always are quick to answer any concerns. We have stayed at this facility every time we come to Maui to visit family."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

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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