Buyer's Guide To Condos in Kihei
Kihei is a beach community in South Maui, just a short drive from Kahului Airport. Kihei’s location means that it's perfectly placed for easy access to the best of what Maui has to offer, such as the picture-perfect beaches of Wailea and Makena, mountain biking trails on Haleakala, and world-class surfing on the island’s northern coastline.
There are considerable benefits to owning a short-term rentable condo in Kihei. Thanks to its proximity to some of Maui’s best beaches, Kihei is a popular vacation destination and therefore has a large number of condo complexes compared to other Maui communities. The three Kamaole beaches along with Sugar Beach and Keawakapu offer all the popular ocean sports such as snorkeling, diving, and paddleboarding, as well as fantastic swimming. Average occupancy rates of condos in Kihei are between 80 and 90 percent, therefore most condo owners will see sizable returns on their investments from vacation rentals.
North Kihei is the quieter end of the community with more residential buildings than commercial ones, and the majority of the vacation rental condominium complexes here are oceanfront, on Waipuilani Beach, or Sugar Beach. The beaches in South Kihei are wider than North Kihei and better for swimming and sunbathing, and the area is busier and has more restaurants and shopping facilities. However most condos on the South Kihei beachfront are high rise due to them being constructed in the earlier days of Maui’s development.
Mana Kai Condos
The Mana Kai condo resort is in South Kihei, close to Wailea, and is situated directly on Keawakapu Beach. It has a family-friendly atmosphere and unspoiled views of the beach and neighboring islands. Condos here have either 1 or 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 guests. They are fitted with complete kitchens with stone countertops and have private lanais. On-site facilities at Mana Kai include a business and fitness center, a yoga studio, heated oceanfront swimming pools, grill areas, as well as kayak and surfboard rentals. Mana Kai is therefore perfect for those who want to be close to the restaurants and other attractions of South Kihei, or for those who want easy access to the high-end resort of Wailea without the accompanying price tag.
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Royal Mauian Condos
Situated between the Kamaole I and Kamaole II beaches in South Kihei is the Royal Mauian, where you are in close proximity to Kihei’s restaurants, dive shops, and attractions. Condos available here include 1, 2 and some 3 bedroom units, and benefit from the unique rooftop barbeque. The Royal Mauian is a more intimate complex than some others in Kihei, is made up of 107 units in a 6-story building. Condos here are best suited to those looking for a relatively affordable Maui bolthole, that is close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities of a bustling resort town.
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Maalaea Surf Condos
The Maalaea Surf resort is at the top end of North Kihei and consists of eight, 2-story, Polynesian inspired buildings, spaciously spread over acres of tropical gardens. It’s situated on Sugar Beach, so you can enjoy fabulous ocean views from a private lanai or patio before taking a stroll along the 5 mile stretch of sand. Facilities here include two oceanfront pools, and tennis and shuffleboard courts. Maalaea Surf Resort is a comfortable distance from the more crowded resort areas of Maui, yet the amenities of South Kihei are just a 10-minute drive away. Therefore, purchasing a condo at the Maalaea Surf resort is ideal for those who are looking for a more relaxed island experience, or for those who want to be in easy reach of the airport and other parts of the island.
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Kamaole Sands Condos
Kamaole Sands is one of the larger developments in South Kihei and is set across the road from the Kamaole III beach. It’s a lower rise complex than the beachfront developments in the community, made up of 10, four-story buildings set around a large courtyard and lush tropical gardens. The condos here have been recently remodeled, and have smart kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as natural wood and stone flooring. Choose from 1 to 3 bedroom units, in single and two-story loft floor plans. On-site amenities include a large swimming pool, jacuzzi spas, and barbecue grills. Kamaole Sands is an ideal resort for those who want to be in walking distance of restaurants, entertainment, and the beach, or in close proximity to the upscale resort of Wailea.
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Menehune Shores Condos
Back in North Kihei is the Menehune Shores complex, a 6-story oceanfront property made up of condos of 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms. With a serene, oceanfront setting, it has a long-standing reputation as an excellent location to own a condo in Kihei. Unlike many other condominiums in the area, Menehune Shores has a rooftop deck with a kitchen, which is not only the ideal setting to enjoy beautiful Maui sunsets, but also the perfect viewing platform for whale watching during the season. Other amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool and barbecue areas, all in immaculately kept gardens. Condos at Menehune Shores are therefore perfect for those who a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy resort towns.
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Kihei Surfside Condos
At the southern end of South Kihei are the Kihei Surfside condos, set on an elevated, rocky outcrop next to Keawakapu beach. Condos here are affordable yet finished to a high standard, with fully equipped kitchens, private lanais, and floor to ceiling glazing. Choose from units of 1 or 2 bedrooms, starting at around 500 sq ft. There is a large garden with a swimming pool in front of the property, offering unspoiled views of the ocean. The location of the Kihei Surfside condos means you are close to local dining and entertainment amenities, as well as the upscale resort of Wailea, so the development is ideal for those who want convenience without compromising on fabulous vistas.
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