South Kihei

Kihei is located in South Maui and is one of the more popular locations for tourists and locals. Accumulating less than 10 inches of rain per year, Kihei makes an ideal location for vacationers and year round residents of Maui. You’ll find many of the condominium complexes in Kihei accommodate visitors and make excellent vacation rentals, while other complexes are suited for local residents and only allow rentals longer than 6 months. Browse the complexes below to view detailed information on Kihei condos for sale.

South Kihei is adjacent to Wailea and is home to several of Maui’s top rated beaches including Keawakapu and Kamaole I, II and III. This area also includes the Kihei boat ramp, numerous activities and many fine dining restaurants.

There are over 80 condo complexes in Kihei so we’ve broken them into 3 groups: North Kihei, Central Kihei, and South Kihei.

Central Kihei

There are over 80 condo complexes in Kihei so we’ve broken them into 3 groups: North Kihei, Central Kihei, and South Kihei.

Central Kihei begins just north of Waipuilani Rd and goes down to Maui Gardens. It’s only the distance of about 1 mile on South Kihei Road but that 1 mile packs a lot of convenience. In this stretch you will find the Azeka Mall, the US Post Office, Long’s Shopping Center, Piilani Village off of Piikea Ave (which includes Safeway, Starbucks and many other shops), Times Market, a number of miscellaneous businesses off of Lipoa Street and much, much more.

The beauty of Central Kihei is that you get all of that convenience within walking distance but you still have the advantage of North Kihei shorter commute times and you are not far from South Kihei gorgeous beaches, parks and other amenities.

North Kihei

There are over 80 condo complexes in Kihei so we’ve broken them into 3 groups: North Kihei, Central Kihei, and South Kihei.

North Kihei begins on North Kihei Road and travels down South Kihei Road to just north of Waipuilani Street. You will find many oceanfront condo complexes in North Kihei and a couple of them even have restaurants on site! One of the most appealing advantages of North Kihei is commute time. You will be only minutes away from everything in Kihei and traveling to other towns is a breeze. Kahului is approximately 15 minutes away, Lahaina approximately 35 minutes and Maalaea is less than 10 minutes. Less time in the car means more time in the sun!

Wailea and Makena

Located south of Kihei, is the enchanting resort town of Wailea. Here you will find world-renowned resorts offering the finest spa treatments, The Shops at Wailea offer world class shopping experiences and upscale restaurants. Wailea also offers elite golf courses and tennis courts where championship tournaments and matches are played. All of these amenities aside, Wailea is a magnificent town. The streets are beautifully landscaped with colorful flowers and trees, the architecture of the resorts is stunning and the beaches in Wailea and Makena do not disappoint. Spend the day at Wailea beach, Makena State Park (including Big Beach and Little Beach), La Perouse Bay, or Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve – which provides a great snorkeling experience, but no fishing allowed! Many snorkelers even see turtles! These are just a few of the experiences that will be moments away if you call Wailea or Makena your home.

Maalaea

Maalaea sits north of Kihei on the southwest end of the isthmus between the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala. Its position between these two mountains and proximity to the sea is what causes the strong winds in this area. You will notice the long line of windmills above the harbor making the most of this windy situation. This wind farm contributes to Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative and provides energy to over 18,000 homes.12 This is just one example of the use of sustainable energy in Hawaii and on Maui.

In terms of commute time, Maalaea is only minutes away from both Kihei and Wailuku and is a very reasonable twenty-some minute drive from Lahaina. Not only is Maalaea in the center of the other towns but there is a lot to enjoy here as well. You may enjoy taking a long, relaxing walk on Maalaea beach, or watch whales from your oceanfront condo lanai, or you may enjoy the easy access to board the boats at Maalaea Harbor for dinner cruises, whale watching tours and snorkel trips to Molokini. Maalaea is also home to the Maui Ocean Center and Maui Golf and Sports Park…like I said, there is a lot to enjoy!

Kaanapali

On the west side of Maui, the town of Kaanapali is located a couple of miles north of Lahaina. Prior to the 1960s, this area was mainly sugar cane. In the 1960s the board of the Sugar Cane Plantation and landowners got together and decided to build the very first destination resort in Hawaii. With its miles of white sand and pristine waters, there was no better location for this resort than on Kaanapali Beach.

At the northern end of Kaanapali Beach is Black Rock, also known as Puu Kekaa. This area has excellent snorkeling and there is a daily ritual at sunset where a cliff diver will dive off Black Rock into the ocean. On the other side of Black Rock the beach continues on to Kahekili Beach Park. There is a paved path that makes for easy commute along the beaches and between the resorts and condominium complexes. In the evening, whether you are walking the path or the beach, you will be treated to some of the most amazing sunsets of your life.

Kapalua

Kapalua is the northernmost resort town on the west side of Maui. This immaculately planned town is the home to two championship golf courses. The Kapalua Bay Course captivates its golfers with its lush tropical greenery and breathtaking ocean views and the Kapalua Plantation Course, which is ranked as one of the world’s greatest courses. Located at the base of the West Maui Mountains, golfers take in the stunning Maui views while being challenged by this first-rate course. The Plantation Course is also the location of the PGA tours ‘Hyundai Tournament of Champions’ every January.

Lahaina

The quaint, little town of Lahaina has a lot of history within its borders. Located on the west side of Maui about 45 minutes from Kahului Airport, this inviting town was once a whaling village and was also once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. If you are a history buff or just curious by nature, you may enjoy the self-guided walking tour of this remarkable town. The Lahaina Visitor Center has maps to guide you through Lahaina’s history and streets. You will also notice placards around town depicting different historic sites.

History aside, Lahaina may just be the most charming town on the island. In the (approximately) 1.5 miles of Front Street you will find: The Banyan Tree, Lahaina Harbor, magic shows, world-famous restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities galore. All of that with gorgeous weather and stunning views.

Upcountry Condos and North Shore

The towns of Makawao, Pukalani and Kula, collectively known as upcountry, are nestled into the western slopes of Haleakala. The higher elevation provides a cooler climate, which may be preferable to some buyers when compared to the higher temperatures of south and west Maui. There are only a couple of condo complexes located upcountry so buyers interested in this area may also want to do a search for homes or head on over to our Maui Homes page where searches are already set up for you.

Wailuku and Kahului

Central Maui consists of the two large towns of Kahului and Wailuku. While this area typically doesn’t attract a whole lot of visitors, it does have a lot going on. This area is essentially Maui’s business district. These towns are home to the Kahului airport, Kahului Harbor, the courthouse, the hospital, the University of Hawaii at Maui and many other businesses. You will also find a lot of shopping opportunities at the Maui Mall, Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Maui Marketplace, Maui Swap Meet and there are various other strip malls and stores around town.

Though it’s not all business and shopping in central Maui. Kahului is home to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) and this area has numerous beaches and parks to spend your days. You will find Kanaha Beach Park is one of the more popular beaches for windsurfing and kite boarding.

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