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 Kai, Royal Mauian, and Hale Pau Hana. The best condos that are across the street from the ocean (so often less expensive) are Maui Banyan, Maui Hill, Maui 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 Bistro, Eskimo Candy, Coconuts Fish Cafe, Maui Brick Oven, and Pita Paradise. The best moderately priced Kihei restaurants are Cafe O’Lei, Threes, and Cuatro.
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 sights, activities, and kids & family fun all over the rest of Maui.
Kihei Beaches and Condos Photos
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.