Kihei

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

Maui Coast Hotel
Maui Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is CA $480 per night from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22
CA $480
per night
Mar. 21 - Mar. 22
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 ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
Enjoyed every minute
"Everything was wonderful!"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2023

Maui Coast Hotel
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 CA $1,049 per night from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3
CA $1,049
per night
Apr. 2 - Apr. 3
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. ...
9/10 Wonderful! (624 reviews)
"Great spot"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2023

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
5 out of 5
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is CA $1,510 per night from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20
CA $1,510
per night
Apr. 19 - Apr. 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
9.6/10 Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"Beautiful grounds, genuinely friendly staff, incredible rooms"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2023

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.
Aston Maui Hill
Aston Maui Hill
3 out of 5
2881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
9/10 Wonderful! (717 reviews)
"They have everything you may need inside the kitchen even a little cooler to take to the beach !"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2023

Aston Maui Hill
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 ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (485 reviews)
"Amazing property and the unit itself was wonderful and abive expectations. What it didnt state is if you stay here you mu as t rent a car, amenities are not in walking distance, they did have Tuesday activities which was a great 😉 surprise. The beach ,in my opinion was not a "swimming" beach. We ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2023

Maui Beach Vacation Club
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 ...
8/10 Very Good! (2,133 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2023

Castle Kamaole Sands, a Condominium Resort
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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