9 miles south of Kahului; 20 miles east of Lahaina.
Traffic lights and shopping malls may not fit your notion of paradise, but Kihei offers dependably warm sun, excellent beaches, and a front-row seat to marine life of all sorts. Besides all the sun and sand, the town’s relatively inexpensive condos and excellent restaurants make this a home base for many Maui visitors.
County beach parks, such as Kamaole I, II, and III, have lawns, showers, and picnic tables. Remember: beach park or no beach park, the public has a right to the entire coastal strand but not to cross private property to get to it.