Located on the western shore of Maui, Kihei is the perfect winter getaway. Protected from the island breezes, beachcombers can enjoy the warm sun and six miles of beautiful white sand beaches with unhindered views of Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lanai and West Maui. Create an unforgettable memory and start your day with a sunrise atop of Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano. Long lazy days can be spent at the beach or browsing a farmer’s market or one of Kihei’s many shopping malls. Come sunset, Kihei does not sleep. Enjoy traditional cuisine and dance the night away at a luau or one of Kihei’s many dance clubs. The nightlife centres round “The Triangle” an area of shops, bars and restaurants all a short walk apart.
Tropical Beaches, Coral Reefs & Palm Trees
Kihei offers endless beach activities. Snorkel amidst the coral reefs, learn to surf at Kihei Cove or simply float in the warm waters of the ocean. Enjoy a music concert beneath the palm trees at Kalama Beach Park, venture off the beaten path to the uncrowded beach of Kalpolep or enjoy the postcard scenery and turtle sightings at one of the three Kamaole beaches.
Kihei is home to the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the ideal place for whale watching. Located at the foot of Haleakala with views of Kahoolawe, Lanai and West Maui, visitors can learn about the humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles and coral reefs of Kihei. Nature lovers and bird watchers will enjoy viewing Hawaii’s endangered wetland birds and other birdlife from as far as Alaska and Canada at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge.
Kihei is the perfect location from which to explore the island of Maui. Head south on the Pi'ilani Highway to the nearby resort of Wailea and the beaches of Makena. Further south is the Ahihi Reserve and La Perouse Bay. Head north to Maalaea Bay, the launch site of charter boats and whale watching expeditions. Further north is the old whaling town of Lahaina and the resort areas of West Maui. Head inland on the Mokulele Highway to the Haleakala National Park.
Kihei …. A beachcombers paradise