Maui’s beach, Kihei is a nice vacation spot for a winter trip or even summer. There are many beaches on the south side of Maui. It is cooler in August than Albuquerque.
The beaches are fantastic!
Kihei beach is on Maui’s southwest shore, which is the sunniest and driest end of the island. There are six miles of beaches, which have beautiful sandy beaches between outcroppings of lava rock. Get there early for a shady spot. Swimming and snorkeling are best enjoyed in the early mornings, while surfing is great around sunset. Certain times of the year you may witness whales a little ways out to sea.
There are other things to do besides visiting the beaches.
Kalama Beach is also park with picnic benches, grassy lawns, shade trees, and palm trees covering 36 acres. There is a nature path that connects the beaches and makes it easy to stroll from one’s hotel or condo. Be careful walking at night, that means watch where you step so you don’t return to your rooms with foreign matter on your shoes or sandals. The locals like to walk their dogs along these paths.
For nature lovers, there is the National Wildlife Conservation District, which features endangered Hawaiian stilts and coots.
There are tours available like a pleasure boat for whale watching. You can charter a boat for fishing and snorkeling. You can rent a car, a bicycle, or ride a tour van to the Haleakala Crater.
There are many small strip malls where you can find almost anything, including a grocery store, an art gallery, clothing store, etc. along the beach road. There is a farmers market and a lot of restaurants. If you have had enough of the beautiful sunsets, there is plenty of nightlife even at the condominiums and hotels. Many are connected via the nature trail.
Where to stay?
There are plenty of condominiums, hotels, and cottages to stay at along Kihei’s beach road. They can be found on the internet or through a travel agency. Note that some condominiums that are part of time share or various resort clubs may not be managed locally, hence creating some difficulty when things go wrong.