Kihei is located on the southwestern side of Maui, known for its six miles of sunny beaches and stunning views of the neighboring islands. Views of the uninhabited Kahoolawe island, crescent shaped Molokini, spectacular Lanai, and northwest Maui are all possible from Kihei. Sunny and dry, this area receives only about 13 inches of rainfall each year making it perfect for those that enjoy year round beach days.
Kihei has historically been an underdeveloped area of beautiful Maui, due to it’s dry conditions. It wasn’t until the 1970s when development began to take place. Now, one of Maui’s busiest beach towns, Kihei is a mix of condos, single family homes, and luxury beachside estates.
Kihei offers a variety of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and galleries along with a wealth of outdoor activities. They dynamic shoreline is home to the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Each winter the whales return with their showy display which can be seen along the Kihei shores or by boat charter.
Sugar Beach, also known as Kealia Beach, in Kihei is the longest stretch of beach on Maui Island. The raw sugar colored fine sand stretches out as far as the eyes can see- six gorgeous miles. At the north end of the beach take in the windmills along the western Maui mountains but be sure to stay for the best sunset on island.
Kihei-Wailea Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility serving the Kihei area, Kaiser Permanente also has a clinic nearby. Maui Memorial Hospital is a quick 20-minute drive where emergency services are provided.
Just 12 miles from the Kahului Airport, Kihei offers an effortless mix of residential and vacation homes and condos. The Maalaea Harbor hosts boating excursions which offer whale watching, fishing charters, and snorkeling adventures. Luxury homes take in the endless views, owed in part to the consistently cloudless skies. Kihei is the gem of south Maui boasting infinite possibilities for the resident and visitor.