Location - Kihei Akahi
Welcome to the Hawaiian island of Maui! From the airport Kihei Akahi is about 15 miles, which is around 30 minutes in a vehicle. Get on HI-380, then left onto HI-311, then on Hwy 31, then right on Alanui Ke'ali'i, and finally left on South Kihei Rd. On S Kihei Rd, when you pass Fred's Mexican Cafe (and on top of it Moose McGillycuddy's) then take the next left which is the driveway for Kihei Akahi. You'll see a black sign with the white letters on it saying 'Kihei Akahi 2531'. Drive up that driveway to find your assigned parking spot behind building D. Or if you decide not to rent a car just ask the shuttle/uber/taxi driver to drop you off at Building D.
ABOUT THE AREA
If you want to stay in Kihei you don't even need a car! Besides easy walking, there is also the public Maui bus service (and also the Turtle Tracks for rides along South Kihei Road). But if you want to do the road to Hana (must-do activity on Maui), or go up Haleakala mountain (if heights and sunrises is your thing), or visit Wailea (for golfing, or a great luau feast), or Makena (for horse riding), then you'll need a car or to pay someone to drive you. If you get a car, you'll have your own private assigned car parking spot at Kihei Akahi. Though truth be told, parking is easy and free everywhere in Kihei, this is not West Maui!
In Kihei itself you have everything within walking distance from Kihei Akahi. Click on the custom annotated map below. This area is a particular paradise if you enjoy the soft-sand beaches and crystal-clear blue-green water: sunbathing, beach walking, frolicking, snorkeling, turtle-spotting, SCUBA diving, fishing, whale/dolphin watching, boogie/body boarding, surfing, kayaking etc. All boating activities depart from Kihei Boat Ramp which is within walking distance from Kihei Akahi.
If you prefer sports outside the water, you can play basketball and baseball among other activities at Kalama Beach Park (walk north), volleyball at Kamaole Beach I, and you can enjoy free tennis at our very own grounds at Kihei Akahi!
For groceries and general stuff there is Safeway, Whalers General Store, ABC store, and a local 24-hour Foodland - all within walking distance. You can also drive to Costco or Whole Foods.
Food, snack, and beverage choices are abundant all along South Kihei Road, so much so that we wouldn't know where to begin for recommendations from the myriad options. We suggest that on your first day you walk from Kihei Akahi up S Kihei Rd northbound and you'll see what we mean. Or take the car, but walking is good exercise and pleasant in Kihei weather!
For more information, please browse our online Maui guidebook.