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Hawaii: Sunny Skies and Vacation Bliss by Jennifer Weiss
Kihei Hotels - Kihei Vacation
Located on South Maui's sunny
and dry coast, Kihei features a seven-mile stretch of shoreline and an
overwhelming number of water-bound activities to go with it. The ideal
destination for those who want clear skies and 85-degree weather while
they explore the Pacific, Kihei is the perfect jumping off point for any
Maui activity you can imagine.
|Although Kihei has suburban
sprawl and is not necessarily quant with its mini-malls and endless stream
of condos, the beaches here never disappoint with their soft sands and
stunning views. Kamaole I, II, and III are always popular with locals and
visitors alike, but Kamaole III, the largest, certainly stands above the
others. The lovely white sands of Kamaole III Beach Park are punctuated
by the occasional lava rock, which visitors need to be aware of near the
water line, and its crystal clear waters offer family-friendly swimming
in addition to excellent snorkeling.
While relaxing along the
stunning waters off Maui will certainly make any day cruise by, take a
more active approach to your vacation with an ocean kayaking adventure.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of Maui from the sea, the way early Hawaiians
experienced it, all while soaking in a new perspective of the island's
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The Kihei Coast offers some
of the calmest conditions for an outbound excursion, but be sure to set
out in the early morning since the winds usually kick up after 11 a.m.,
making it more difficult to navigate the choppy waters.
Novice and experienced scuba
divers will certainly want to stop by one of the local dive shops to explore
the wonders off the Kihei-Wailea Coast. Highly-regarded and well-known
as one of the best places underwater, the Hawaiian Reef features an excellent
representation of Hawaii's marine life and geological make-up. Plunging
85 feet below the surface, you will come across sand, coral reef, and lava
formations along with shallow and deep-sea creatures. A favorite Hawaii
pastime and perfect for those who want to stay closer to the surface, snorkeling
is also available off area beaches such as Kam-III and Ulua Beach, which
offers the best snorkeling in Wailea.
Since Kihei's weather is
extraordinary constant, lingering in the 80s throughout the year, winter
is also an excellent time to experience South Maui. Around December of
each year, pods of Humpback whales make the trek from Alaska's cold waters
to Maui's warm shallows and stay until April or May. Visitors can view
these massive, glorious creatures from the shore or hop aboard a whale-watching
cruise for a front row seat as they spout and hop about the water. Also
during the winter months, windsurfers absolutely must visit Ohukai Park
along the Kihei Coast to take advantage of the exceptional northerly winds.
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While the beaches and the
water take center stage, a trip to the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Preserve
is always a worthwhile stopover. Photography and birdwatching for the endangered
Hawaiian stilt, the Hawaiian coot, and various migratory birds are available
in this 691-acre wetland that is one of the last remaining on the Islands.
The best way to view the Hawaiian waterbirds and the shorebirds is by following
the boardwalk on a self-guided tour through the sand dunes and along the
ponds to Maalaea Harbor.
Kihei is an outdoor wonderland
of waterfront excitement and natural exploration that is sure to have every
visitor coming back year after year. To enjoy the most convenient access
to all of your favorite activities and attractions along Maui's South Coast,
stay in a waterfront Kihei condo rental on your next visit to the Islands.
Kihei vacation rentals offer all of the amenities of home and are located
close to the water's edge, so everything you need for a day of memorable
adventures is just a short stroll away.
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HOTELS & BEACH RESORTS IN KIHEI, MAUI, HAWAII
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At The Maui Banyan Kihei
This South Kihei resort
sits on 11 acres across the street from Kamaole Beach Park II. Kihei Town
is a quarter-mile away, while the Shops at Wailea are 3 miles away. Recreational
amenities include a tennis court, horseshoe pit, swimming pools, and spa
tubs. Guests can barbecue meals at picnic pavilions adjacent to the pools.
Amenities include complimentary parking and tour assistance. Guestrooms
and condos at Aston at the Maui Banyan feature private, furnish lanais
and include refrigerators and coffeemakers. All units include complimentary
wireless Internet access, in-room safes, and daily housekeeping. Some units
feature washers, dryers, and kitchens.
Maui Hill Kihei
Located in Kihei near Kamaole
Beach Park III, the Resortquest Maui Hill is just a short distance to the
town of Wailea. Fabulous surf, fine dining and unique shopping experiences
are all within close proximity to this ideal vacation accommodation.
Beautifully manicured grounds with meandering pathways and indigenous tropical
flora grace the property and set the mood for a fantastic Hawaiian getaway.
Each apartment-style unit is air conditioned and features a private lanai
(balcony), daily maid service and a kitchenette. Cable television is standard
and the use of in-room safes and telephones is available for a fee.
Extremely comfortable units, well-maintained grounds and a prime location
for both couples and families.
Maui Lu Resort Kihei
The Maui Lu Resort is a
tropical retreat situated amidst 28 lush acres in Kihei, Hawaii, just 10
miles from the Kahului Airport. Set within the oldest coconut grove on
Maui Island, the smoke-free resort has Polynesian charm and an atmosphere
reminiscent of old Hawaii. Two private beach coves, complimentary
tennis courts and a large Maui-shaped pool are among this property's amenities.
Several dining options are located near the hotel. The Maui Lu Resort's
120 spacious, air-conditioned guestrooms feature garden or ocean views,
mini-refrigerators and complimentary newspaper delivery.
Kamaole Sands, A Condominium Resort, Kihei
Castle Kamaole Sands, located
on the southwest coast of Maui, Hawaii, lies across the street from Kamaole
Beach Park III. This Kihei resort features views of Mount Haleakala, a
dormant volcano. Shopping, dining, golf and water sports are all available
nearby. The tiny island of Molokini, renowned for the clarity of its surrounding
water, is not far offshore, and offers snorkeling and scuba-diving opportunities.
Castle Kamaole Sands offers accommodations in 10 four-story buildings throughout
the resort's 15 acres. All units include private lanais and fully equipped
kitchens with refrigerators, coffeemakers, ovens, microwave ovens and dishwashers.
Washers and dryers are also provided.
Inn Maui, Kihei
This South Maui hotel sits
on scenic Keawakapu Beach, about 2 miles from Kihei and Wailea Golf Club.
Keawakapu Beach offers a calm-water bay ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
Guests also have access to a fitness center and a sunning lawn with barbecue
grills. The hotel's independently owned restaurant serves classic Italian
selections for dinner in an open-air venue. Rooms are smoke-free and cooled
by air conditioning, ceiling fans, and windows that open. Decor includes
tile floors and island accents. Amenities include in-room safes, refrigerators,
Pau Hana Resort Kihei
The Hale Pau Hana Resort
is located on Maui's sun coast. Directly overlooking Kamaole Beach Park
II, this oceanfront property is close to many shopping and dining venues
golf and ocean activities are also nearby. The small island of Molokini,
renowned for the clarity of its surrounding water, is not far offshore,
offering guests fabulous snorkeling and scuba-diving opportunities.
A perfect stretch of beach lays out before the Hale Pau Hana. Each condo
is individually decorated in an island-style with light colors and floral
fabrics. Bright and airy, the units include lanais (covered balconies)
with ocean views, perfect for sunsets and whale-watching. Each unit offers
features full kitchens.
Makai - Maui Condo & Home, Kihei
The Kauhale Makai is just
steps from the ocean in the village of Kihei. Close to shopping, dining
and nightlife, the resort is also near several championship golf courses.
Popular with windsurfers, the beach fronting the resort is great for catching
sunsets or taking long, serene walks. This quiet, family-oriented
accommodation has a large pool and sundeck set in the midst of a grassy
lawn and surrounded by tropical flora. Other property amenities include
a children's pool, laundry facilities, a barbeque area, a whirlpool and
saunas. Unit amenities vary, but all accommodations feature kitchens and
private lanais. A quiet, comforting ambience and a convenient location
make the Kauhale Makai a great Maui vacation rental.
Beach - Maui Condo & Home Kihei
Located on six miles of
unspoiled beach, the Kihei Beach Condos are just minutes from all the shopping,
fine dining, museums and tours kihei offers. Situated on Ma'alaea bay on
Maui's southwest coast, this property has direct beach access and boasts
some spectacular views. Meticulously groomed landscaping leads out
to golden sands and tranquil blue waters. The resort has an outdoor
pool, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests can take advantage of
barbeque grills, concierge and business services. During the winter
months, guests can watch the humpback whales cavorting in the blue waters
of the pacific. The condos all have rattan furnishings and kitchenettes
with refrigerators, microwave ovens, stoves and dishwashers.
Surfside - Maui Condo & Home Kihei
Kihei Surfside is an oceanfront
property overlooking Keawakapu beach, one of Maui's longest and finest
golden sandy beaches. Close to the shops, restaurants, and championship
golf courses of Kihei and Wailea, the Kihei Surfside is a choice accommodation
for the honeymooning couples and families looking for both solitude and
convenience. Guests of the Kihei Surfside wake each morning to the
soft sounds of the blue surf lapping at the sugary sands of the beach.
All accommodations are fitted with island-style décor, rattan furnishings
and separate living, dining and sleeping areas. Full kitchens are standard
and include refrigerators, stoves, coffeemakers, dishwashers, dishes and
Coast Hotel Kihei
The Maui Coast Hotel, in
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, is located across the street from the Kamaole Beach
Park I and three miles from the shops at Wailea. The hotel's complimentary
shuttle takes guests to destinations within three miles of the property.
A terrace overlooks Kihei town's main street at spices, the Pacific Rim
restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live Hawaiian entertainment
keeps things lively at the Tradewinds poolside café nightly. Each
of the 265 guestrooms feature cream-colored rattan bedspreads and bright
floral accents displaying bromeliads and birds of paradise. Coffeemakers
are provided in rooms. Wireless internet access is available for a fee,
and cable television with premium channels are offered.