South Maui’s long stretching beaches with a wide range of shopping and dining on the dry, leeward side.

Welcome to Kihei

Located on Maui's southwestern coast, Kihei is a sun-soaked paradise where pristine beaches meet a laid-back island lifestyle. The name Kihei comes from a traditional Hawaiian garment formerly worn by men that consists of a loose Tapa cloth tied over one shoulder. Whether you're in search of a vacation home, an investment opportunity, or a permanent residence in paradise, Kihei offers a blend of natural beauty and relaxed living that's second to none.



Kihei is blessed with a consistently beautiful climate, with temperatures ranging from 75°F to 85°F throughout the year. This tropical haven ensures you can enjoy endless sunshine and warmth. Gentle trade winds emerge in the afternoon and can bring some chop to the unprotected shores. Stick around for sunset because they are unforgettable from almost anywhere in Kihei.



Kihei is home to a diverse mix of homeowners from various backgrounds. From retirees and families to professionals and vacation homeowners, everyone finds their place in this inviting coastal community. The welcoming atmosphere and shared love for the island create a tight-knit community. Kihei has lots of options for investors hoping to own a vacation rental on Maui.



From water sports to golfing, Kihei offers a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The clear waters of the Pacific invite you to snorkel, surf, paddleboard, and swim. Explore the coastal trails, visit the local farmer's markets, or partake in some of Maui's only nightlife – there's something for everyone. The Maui Nui Golf Club has a beautiful course on the hillside surrounded by Kiawe trees and Maui's only TopTracer driving range. Try out some exhilarating E-Foiling, take a snorkel trip to Molokini, enroll in surf lessons, and unwind at a Luau all in Kihei.


Annual Events

Kihei celebrates its rich culture with a variety of annual events. The Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party is a monthly celebration that highlights local art, cuisine, and live music. The Maui Whale Festival is a beloved event that honors the majestic humpback whales that visit the area.


Top Beaches

Kihei is renowned for its stunning beaches. Kamaole Beach Park offers soft sands and excellent swimming, while Charley Young Beach is a hidden gem for sunsets and picnics. Waipuilani Park is perfect for windsurfing and kiteboarding, providing a different beach experience.


Top Restaurants

Kihei's dining scene is a treat for food enthusiasts. Indulge in sushi and seafood at Isana, grab a brew with dinner at the Maui Brewing Co, discover the popular Paia Fish Market, or explore the many food truck options scattered throughout town. These restaurants are just a taste of the culinary delights that Kihei has to offer.


Whether you're searching for a primary residence, a vacation home, or an investment property, Kihei is where your dreams of island living come to life. Explore our real estate listings and make Kihei, Maui, your coastal sanctuary today!


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Demographics and Employment Data for Kihei, HI

Kihei has 7,970 households, with an average household size of 2.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kihei do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,840 people call Kihei home. The population density is 2,439.23 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.64 / 51.36%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Around Kihei, HI

There's plenty to do around Kihei, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including South Maui Golf & Repair, Dive & Sea Maui, and Maui Zumba.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.16 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.11 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.24 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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