South Maui is divided into three areas – North Kihei, South Kihei (key-hay) and Wailea/Makena. The best beaches, restaurants and shopping are in South Kihei and Wailea. This is the preferred beach/resort area.
Maui’s best beaches start at Kamaole I, II and III and continue south into Wailea, and even further to Makena (Big Beach).
Almost all of the vacation condominium resorts in Kihei are along South Kihei Road…even the pricier oceanfront resorts. That doesn’t mean all the units front the road. Many, such as ours are in buildings back away from the road, so they are quiet. The best ones have an ocean/sunset view, hear no road noise, and have been recently furnished and decorated.
The further south you travel the more expensive the accommodations become. Wailea, adjacent to South Kihei, has many world-class resorts and condominiums. You can enjoy the endless selection of world-class restaurants, up-scale shops, beaches, spas, golf and the beautiful grounds and architecture of these resorts, simply by visiting them. All of the resorts have visitor parking.