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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
The price is $299 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Nestled on the beach, this Kihei hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Keawakapu Beach and Kamaole Beach Park 3. Wailea Beach is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.
3.7/5Good! (978 reviews)
"Right on the beach"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
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 $1,155 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 28
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! (991 reviews)
"Fantastic stay!!! They do a great job pleasing their customers."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 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 $990 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
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! (1,000 reviews)
"Great beach and snorkeling."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
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.
Maui Beach Vacation Club
Maui Beach Vacation Club
2.5 out of 5
515 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, HI
The price is $325 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated in Kihei, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kalepolepo Beach Park, Waipuilani Park, and Waipuilani Beach. Kealia Pond National Wildlife ...
4/5Very Good! (357 reviews)
"Very retro and charming. Amazing beach very close. Spa needs servicing."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Maui Beach Vacation Club
Castle Maui Banyan
Castle Maui Banyan
3.5 out of 5
2575 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI
Situated in Kihei, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Kamaole Beach Park 2 and Kamaole Beach Park 3. Wailea Beach and Keawakapu Beach are also ...
3.8/5Good! (92 reviews)
"Near to ocean. Had everything that was needed. The room is upgraded. only problem is the AC sound which was unbearable."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Castle Maui Banyan
Mana Kai Maui
Mana Kai Maui
3.5 out of 5
2960 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI
The price is $590 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Nestled on the beach, this Kihei aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Keawakapu Beach and Kamaole Beach Park 3. Wailea Beach is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,261 reviews)
"The hotel was located by a nice area of the beach and parking was good. The house keeping every three days wasn’t great and it was a struggle to get clean towels. Our room was very very small, but clean. The hotel changed their check in hours and close at 5:30pm which we were not informed of until ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Mana Kai Maui
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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