Things to do in Hawaii within 5 miles of Kihei.

Hiking Trails

Maui Beaches - Charlie Young Beach

Charlie Young beach is actually the northern portion of Kamaole Beach Park #1. It was named after the man that owned the house just above the beach for many years. This is a beach that is a favorite of the local population and on most days you will be able to see a series of fishing poles methodically planted in the sand or a beach volley ball..

Maui Beaches - Haycraft Beach Park

Haycraft Beach Park is a very small Maui County park located at the very eastern extremity of the town of Maalaea. Being almost adjacent to Maalaea Harbor you will be able to see the boats coming in and out of the harbor on their daily routine. From Haycraft Beach you can walk east on one of the longest beaches on the island eventually taking..

Maui Beaches - Kamaole Beach Park #1

What could generally be considered the first of the truly beautiful South Maui Beaches as you work your way south from North Kihei is Kamaole Beach Park #1 which is the first of the triad of beaches known as Kamaole Beach Parks #1,#2 and #3. This is the part of the southern coastline of Maui that starts to have the exotic and beautiful white sand..

Maui Beaches - Kamaole Beach Park #2

Kamaole Beach Park #2 is the middle beach in the triad of beautiful white-sand beaches in central Kihei known as the Kamaole beaches. The characteristics of Kamaole 2 are very similar to those of Kamaole 1. It is just short of a third of a mile in length from tip to tip, it has a sand bottom except at the edges of its crescent, it is good for..

Maui Beaches - Kamaole Beach Park #3

Of all three of the beaches that make up the triad of Kamaole Beach Parks in Kihei, Kamaole Beach Park #3 is the one that is the most different. The beach here is beautiful as well as the others but it is much smaller. It also has rock promontories on either end that can provide an interesting walk. The beach has the appearance of being much..

Maui Beaches - Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach in Kihei is an enormous beach stretching approximately one mile from tip to tip. It is so large in fact that there are three separate points of entry where you can park and then walk to the beach. The north and the south ends of Keawakapu are generally the most populated areas in terms of beachgoers. The middle entrance is..

Maui Beaches - Mai Poina Oe Ia U

Mai'Poin'a 'oe Ia'u Beach Park is located at the 5 mile marker in North Kihei. The beach stretches perhaps a mile from sands-end at its southern boundary to Sugar Beach whose boundary is the old sugar pier at the beginning of North Kihei. This is typically a fairly calm beach in terms of waves and usually only breaks big with..

Maui Beaches - Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach is located at the very north end of Kihei where the island takes a sharp ninety-degree turn toward Maalaea Harbor. Sugar Beach is very long, in fact it travels the entire distance between North Kihei and Maalaea and thus makes a fantastic morning walk area for people traveling in either location. The sand is white and can often be..

Maui Beaches - Ulua Beach (In the heart of Wailea)

Ulua Beach is a charming beach that is located in the heart of Wailea. Access to the beach from outside the resort can be found on the Ulua Beach turnoff from Wailea Alanui Drive just north of the Shops at Wailea. If you are already in Wailea Ulua Beach can be accessed from the beach sidewalk that runs the entire distance of Wailea along the..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Big Kahuna Surf Lessons

We recently went on a surf lesson with Big Kahuna Adventures in Kihei. We gave our selves extra time to check out the location and talk with the owner Jeff before the lesson began. The break we went surfing on was behind the skate park that is located next to the large statue of a humpback whale in the middle of Kalama Park. This area is a sandy..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Blue Water Rafting Kanaio Coast

The Kanaio Coastline is one of the jewels of the Southern Side of Maui. This area has been a longtime favorite spot for many of Maui's shore fisherman because of the large amount of pelagic fish that reside here feeding on the abundant populations of reef fish. Blue Water Rafting offers trips to this area that depart from the Kihei Boat Ramp..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Fishing With Maui Fun Charters

Going fishing with Kelly and Monroe Bryce was a very pleasurable experience. Instead of trekking out to the deep sea buoys that lie over ten miles off shore they took us down along the South Maui coastline to do some bottom fishing in the relatively calm coastal waters. We trolled on the way out to the fishing grounds and then were briefed on the..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Four Winds Molokini Whale Encounter

This was an amazing trip. Our whale encounters were simply indescribable. We caught them on video, watch them below. When we got to Molokini as usual, the water was crystal clear. We had a great time exploring all the nooks and crannies of the reef seeing what kinds of wildlife we could discover.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Molokini & Turtles With Pride Of Maui

The morning we went out with the Pride of Maui was a magnificent spring day. We had gentle trade winds throughout which were enough to keep us cool but not enough to have any negative effects on the snorkeling conditions. On this day one of our website developers, Kiai Barretto, accompanied me on the trip. We like to go diving in our free time so..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Molokini Snorkeling With Seafire

Today we departed from the Kihei Boat Ramp to the island of Molokini aboard the "Seafire". Once onboard, the powerful twin motors of the "Seafire" got us to Molokini very quickly. Once there we easily entered the water using the swim step on the back of the boat. Once in the water I was able to find a variety of fish and sea..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Tom & Jake Barefoot Go To The Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center is a must do for anyone who is remotely curious about the marine life that lives in Hawaiian waters. This facility is on par with other aquariums that you will find in such places as Monterey in California. Once your admitted into the park you're free to browse around for as long as you wish. There are aquarium personnel..