With 6 miles of beautiful beaches along Maui’s south east shore, Kihea may just be one of the islands best vacation destinations. Located on the sunniest side of the island, our Kihei luxury vacation rental properties provide guests with the privacy and convenience of home while being close enough to the fabulous amenities offered at nearby resorts.
Things To Do
From golf to hiking, to snorkeling, there is no shortage of activities to keep you occupied during your time in Kihei. The Molokini Crater is located just off the coast of Maui and has been listed as one the world’s top 10 diving spots. The crater’s crescent shape provides shelter from the waves leaving the water calm and crystal clear making it easier to see the more than 250 marine species who live here. There are some great dive spots just off the coast as well with several tour companies who’ll take you out for an afternoon of scuba diving in our incredible waters. If you’d prefer to leave the scuba gear behind, why not check out the amazing underwater spectacle with Atlantis Submarine Adventures? From schools of fish, to Hawaii’s incredible coral reef and abandoned ship wrecks, Atlantis travels to depths of 100 feet to explore the scenery below the ocean’s surface. Humpback whales visit Hawaii each year to breed and give birth in the warmer waters so if you’re here December through March, opt for a whale watching tour. Kihei is also home to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Education Center which provides an educational look at these majestic creatures. Nature lovers will enjoy more than 30 trails at Haleakala State Park. A hike to the summit of Mt. Haleakala treats hikers to an unrivaled view of a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise. Golfers staying at Kihei luxury vacation rental property can get a game in at the nearby Maui Nui Golf Club.
The 36-acre Kalama Beach Park is perfect for families. Complete with tennis and basketball courts, the park also has a playground and an in-line skating rink. Unfortunately there is no sandy beach here and the water isn’t the best for swimming, but it is a great recreation area. Waipu’ilani Beach Park has a small sand beach, but the water here is better for windsurfing than swimming. The best beach in Kihei is the popular Kamaole. This is a set of three beaches stretching 1.5 miles along the coast. This is a family-friendly beach with full facilities and is good for swimming when the surf is calm.
Restaurants and Nightlife
There are some great restaurants around our Kihei luxury vacation rental properties and guests won’t be disappointed by the area’s fabulous dining options. The Kihei Caffe is a popular breakfast spot and the South Maui Fish Company gets rave reviews for everything from their fish tacos to their Poke. For evening cocktails, try the South shore Tiki Lounge or enjoy dancing to a DJ or live music at Ambrosia. Hawaiian Shave ice is an island favorite so stop by Ululani’s Shave Ice to see what all the fuss is about.
The Kihei Kalama Village has a collection of 50+ shops, restaurants and eateries and is a favorite shopping destination for guests staying at a vacation rental home in Kihei. The Shops at Wailea is an open-air shopping center located ocean-side in nearby Wailea with traditional retailers like the Gap, as well as luxury brands like Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Shoppers will find unique locally made crafts and a variety of Hawaii souvenirs to take back home.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Kihei’s luxury vacation rental properties are located on the Maui’s sunniest and driest side which means you can count on consistently beautiful weather for your vacation. Kihei receives under 13 inches of rain each year. The area sees an average high of 82F in January and 88 F in July. Hawaii’s gentle trade winds keep things comfortable as the temperatures rise. The ocean temperature around our Kihei vacation rental homes is a balmy 76 F year-round! Please remember that the ocean around Hawaii can be extremely rough and conditions can change from day to day. Always read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are here for your protection.
While there is plenty to see and do around Kihei’s luxury vacation rental properties, we still recommend a rental car for your stay so that you can explore the surrounding communities and easily access all that Maui has to offer.
Booking a luxury vacation rental in Kihei means you’ll be surrounded by the five-star amenities offered in a resort community without giving up the privacy, comfort and convenience of home. We provide our guests with high-end luxury accommodations and unparalleled customer service. Contact us to inquire about our vacation rental properties in Kihei and surrounding areas, and discover how we can help plan your dream vacation in Hawaii!