A Hand-Selected List of Where to Eat in Kihei

Best Restaurants in Kihei

In a place jam-packed with delectable restaurants, narrowing things down to a select few is easier said than done. However, if you’re going to South Maui and plan on dining in Kihei – which I highly recommend – there are a handful of places that deserve your attention. Below, I highlight seven of the best restaurants in Kihei. Whether you visit one or several, you’re sure to come away with a full belly and a big smile.

Fork and Salad

Located in the heart of Kihei on South Kihei Road, this is the place to go for amazing, customized salads. A popular local haunt, this modern, fast-casual eatery is famous for its build-your-own salads. With a farm-to-table sensibility, Fork and Salad epitomizes…

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When in Wailea

Wailea Restaurants


Across the centuries, Maui’s native Hawaiian culture has been infused with a variety of other rich Polynesian cultures. The island’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made it a hotspot for both early explorers and tradesmen from distant lands. In more recent years, the area's culture has been infused by elements introduced by visitors and immigrants, especially from Asia. Today, Maui’s rich culture is on full display through the wide range of amazing restaurants available to you in the area.

The best restaurants in Wailea feature delicious menu options that incorporate locally sourced foods and flavors into culinary delights from around the world. These hotspots combine the best Hawaiian flavors and sophisticated…

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Get To Know Ledcor Development

Ledcor Development Maui

Ledcor Development is a Canadian-based premier property development contractor that has been enhancing the landscape of Maui and Hawaii for years. Specifically, the company offers construction and property services in a wide range of sectors from its headquarters in Kihei. Sectors served include everything from light industrial to property investment, residential and commercial construction, and more.

A Reputation For Quality

Ledcor's Maui division takes pride in developing exceptional relationships with its clients. In fact, established relationships form the basis of most of Ledcor’s current client list. The development company’s strength lies in its ability to meet a wide range of needs thanks to its…

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Leverage Up Without Losing Your Gains to Taxes

1031 Exchange Maui

From the stable cash flow of rental income to the exceptional growth of property value and more, Maui investment properties hold tremendous financial potential. When you sell a rental property or second home, you will ideally enjoy a handsome profit. As is the case with all types of income, Uncle Sam has the right to take a cut.

Depending on how lucrative your investment is, the government’s share of the profit can equate to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. So, you'll understandably want to avoid taxation and enjoy the maximum return on your investment. Fortunately, you can do so legally with one of the largest wealth-building tools in the US tax code, the 1031 exchange. 

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Kapalua Features Several Great Restaurants

Kapalua Restaurants

When it comes to fine dining on Maui, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to experience award-winning, innovative options than Kapalua.

Situated in northwest Maui at the foot of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui mountains, Kapalua – which roughly translates to mean "arms embracing the sea" – is a 23,000-acre master-planned resort area jam-packed with incredible dining, beaches, golf, and shopping destinations. In addition to a slew of incredible, award-winning restaurants, the resort is home to two premier golf courses, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, numerous historical sites, and more than 20 boutique shops.

Although you can't go wrong dining pretty much anywhere in this vibrant resort area,…

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Market Report September '21 and YTD

Evan Harlow Maui

What a year it has been so far in the Maui real estate market. There has been an enormous amount of property value appreciation in a short period of time. Record sales prices combined with record-low inventory have made 2021 a challenging year for many buyers. It’s also been an exciting time for buyers with access to extremely low-interest rates and increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac maximum loan amounts, now sitting at $937,500 on Maui. 

Condos and Homes Roughly Equal on YTD Sales

1.84 billion dollars of single-family residential properties and 1.772 billion dollars of condominiums have been transacted year to date on Maui. Both represent approximately a 120% increase over the same period of 2020. Year…

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A Cross-Section of Non-Profits on Maui

Non-Profits on Maui

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

–Aesop

Finding Ways to Give Back on Maui

The spirit of Hawaii is rooted in community and kindness. The word 'Kokua' specifically defines this spirit when it is combined with a desire to help others unselfishly. While you have a solid desire to help the local community, you may be challenged to find a way to make a meaningful difference. Several non-profits on Maui have been making a solid impact in the community in various ways and I would like to take a few minutes to recognize them for their great work.

The impact of these organizations generally relies on the goodwill and support of others in the community. The organizations below cover…

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Live Your Best Island Life on Maui

Moving to Maui

Updated 10/13/2021: Having just celebrated my eleven-year 'Mauiversary', I look back and realize I knew nothing about Maui when I moved here! I had never even been to Hawaii or Maui before. Prior to deciding to move to Maui, I had been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and if you've ever spent much time there you know it's amazing, but year-round the weather and career opportunities can be challenging. So, I made up my mind to sell my car, pack my stuff, and start a new life on Maui really knowing very little about the island. 

Truth be told, I had lived in the Virgin Islands for a short period of time and knew a little about island life in general. I knew Maui had more opportunities and things to do than St.…

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Makena's Newest Resident Finds Ways to Give Back

Jeff Bezos Maui

Several news outlets on Maui have recently reported on several significant donations to local nonprofits from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The list of known organizations benefitting from these donations include the Hawaii Land Trust, Grow Some Good, and Habitat for Humanity.  

The timing of these reports follows other whispers that he recently purchased a home in Makena after having spent some time with Oprah at her property during the pandemic last year. While Bezos had drawn some criticism before the last few years for his lack of philanthropic contributions relative to his peers such as Bill Gates, it seems that since stepping down as the CEO of Amazon he’s been looking for ways to contribute at…

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The Definitive Maui Vacation Condo Buyers + Owners Guide

Buying a Vacation Condo on Maui

Owning a vacation rental on Maui is a dream of many and it's a dream come true for those that have already made the leap. In this article, I will discuss the aspects of purchasing these types of properties as well as cover some of the most desirable complexes and I will also address many aspects of ownership.

I will also provide a few things I've learned about how to get the most out of your vacation unit once you have it.  After all, a vacation condo is the most fun you'll ever have with an investment!

Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Vacation Rentable Property on Maui

You Love It!

You love Maui, you’ve been coming here for years, and have started to wonder what it would look…

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