Kihei Maui

Updated on:
November 9, 2021

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Kihei, Maui

Kihei – Sunny Beachside Town with Condos and Restaurants

Kihei is a popular town on the sunny south side of Maui, where visitors love to stay.  It is loaded with moderately priced condos, restaurants, and shops, on or near the beach.  It’s within easy driving distance of the sights on the rest of Maui.

Where To Go

The most popular beaches in Kihei are the three Kamaole beach parks.  But I like the beach better at Keawakapu on the south end, and the largest beach with fewer people on it is 20 minutes away at Big Beach.

Where To Stay

Condos in Kihei are much less expensive than the luxury condos and hotels in adjacent Wailea.  Most Kihei condos are across the street from the beach rather than directly on the beach.  Some of the less expensive ones are not air-conditioned.  The best condos that are right on the ocean are Mana KaiRoyal Mauian, and Hale Pau Hana.  The best condos that are across the street from the ocean (so often less expensive) are Maui BanyanMaui HillMaui Kamaole, and Kamaole Sands.

Where To Eat

Kihei has more inexpensive and family restaurants than most other parts of Maui.  The best of the inexpensive ones are Baguette BistroEskimo CandyCoconuts Fish CafeMaui Brick Oven, and Pita Paradise.  The best moderately priced Kihei restaurants are Cafe O’LeiThrees, and Cuatro

The major grocery stores in Kihei are Safeway, Foodland, and Times.  There are numerous small stores for clothing, souvenirs, and necessities at Azeka and other small shopping centers.

Other than the many excellent beaches, there is not much to see and do right in the town of Kihei.  See the following linked pages for sightsactivities, and kids & family fun all over the rest of Maui.

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Kihei Beaches and Condos Photos

Kihei Maui

See the page of Things To Do In Maui for Haleakala, Lahaina, Lavender farm, aquarium, luaus, whale watching, snorkeling, tours, helicopters, horseback riding, dinner cruises, parasailing, fishing, biking, golf, beaches, kids, and family fun, and more.