The island of Maui is famous for its various breathtaking attractions. If you’re planning to visit the island, one of the key decisions you’ll have to make is where to stay on Maui. If you’d love to stay in a luxury beachfront location, with numerous exquisite beaches which spread across six miles of coastline, and provides easy access to other attractions on the island, head straight to Kihei in South Maui.
Why Kihei Is Where To Stay In Maui
Here are four reasons why Kihei is the best place to stay on the island of Maui:
1. Kihei’s stunning beautiful beaches
Have you ever imagined walking on a coastline with a dozen beaches and oceanfront parks? It sounds like a dream, but this is exactly one of the many attractions that make Kihei a beautiful sight to behold. Kihei spreads across six miles of seashore from Sugar Beach to Keawekapu Beach which span across South Kihei to Wailea. These exquisite beaches make living in the south of Maui feel like paradise on earth.
Once you’re in Kihei, it’s easy to spot numerous scenic beaches for romantic sunset strolls, afternoon snorkeling and morning walks. Kihei also boasts of tons of county beach parks with restrooms, tables for picnics and other relevant facilities.
2. Kihei guarantees easy access to other attractions
Unlike West Maui which is isolated from other key attractions on the island, Kihei is located within a fair driving range to other key attractions on Maui. This makes it easier for visitors to explore several breathtaking attractions of the North Shore, Lahaina, Iao Valley, Upcountry, and Maalaea.
In fact, driving from the Kahului Airport to Kihei only takes 20 minutes (without heavy traffic) and you can easily connect to several other areas across the island from Kihei.
3. Kihei’s weather is friendly
Kihei is known for its great weather – warm, sunny, and dry. In fact, if it’s raining on other areas of the island of Maui, odds are it’s till sunny and dry in Kihei. It’s easy to assume the weather on the entire island of Maui is exactly the same. That’s far from the truth.
The microclimates on the island of Maui are different. As such, weather conditions can change several times throughout the day. This depends on where you are on the island. While some areas are hotter, some are susceptible to windy conditions or rain showers, and some are cooler.
4. Don’t miss Kihei’s beautiful sunsets
When you’re thinking about where to stay on Maui, you shouldn’t forget the chance to see the marvelous sunset on the island. The sunsets in Kihei are breathtaking. This is because South Maui is flawlessly positioned with a western orientation. You can actually witness the beautiful spherical sun sinking into the sea.
Nonetheless, during some periods of the year, (mostly summer months), the position of the sun often shifts. As a result, the awesome view of the sun sinking into the sea from North Kihei may not be visible because it’s obstructed by the West Maui Mountains at Maalaea. Once you observe this whenever you’re in Kihei, head south in the direction of Wailea and the sun will be there waiting for you.