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

Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
2980 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is CA $408 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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! (984 reviews)
"Friendly staff clean room. Close to beach and very quiet. Thank you."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront
Maui Coast Hotel
Maui Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
The price is CA $585 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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! (986 reviews)
"Good value"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

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 $1,239 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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! (559 reviews)
"I’m grateful to have the upgraded room but we are supposed to have champagne for our birthdays on arrival but didn’t."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, 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.
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, a garden, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (415 reviews)
"Nice property in a great location.good value for the money. Did not like lack of air conditioning. Fans in every room though."

Reviewed on Apr. 26, 2022

Maui Beach Vacation Club
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
Maui Banyan Vacation Club
3 out of 5
2575 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kihei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (174 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Maui Banyan 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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,047 reviews)
"The condo we hand was very nice and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked. Property was well-maintened."

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

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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