Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Located on Maui's southwest shore Kihei offers lots to do. Restaurants are plentiful along with great beaches, shopping, and lots going on for the nature lovers.
Kihei is a sprawling resort runs for several miles along the main road north-south (South Kihei Road) and contains most of the hotels, restaurants, shops and beaches. Kahului Airport is just 20mins drive away, as is the old whaling town of Lahaina.Read more about: Beaches | Things to See | Kihei Reviews
Kihei features six miles of beaches which offers views of West Maui and Molokini. The beaches offer an array of watersports including surfing, kayaking, swimming and great snorkelling. At certain times of the year it is also possible to see the giant humpback whales breaching as they pass the coastline.
Kihei's Kalama beach park offers shady lawns with palm trees and is spread over 36 acres of beachfront alternatively there are the three beaches at Kamaole as well as Kalpolepo and Waipuilani.
Things to See
Maui isn't a large island and most parts of the island can be reached on a day trip.
Heading north out of Kihei on the Mokulele Highway takes visitors to the centre of the island where the Haleakala National Park can be found. Alternatively to the north of the island is Maui's only winery or the beautiful beaches on the north shore. In addition there is the resort of Maalaea with the Maui Ocean Centre and in the Bay visitors can take boat trips out on whale watching trips and deep sea fishing excursions.
For those wishing to explore the island further, on the south of the island is the Ahihi Reserve and La Perouse Bay where there are good snorkelling and hiking possibilities.
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