South Maui is made up by the beach communities of Kihei, Wailea, and Makena. There are some beautiful beaches to choose from on this side of the island. We recommend Ulua Beach for snorkeling, Big Beach for waves and Wailea Beach for people watching/celebrity spotting
. This side of the island also has some fantastic golf courses to be played. The Wailea Golf Club consists of three 18-hole courses that each offer a different set of challenges. Some of the fairways offer amazing views of the crescent moon-shaped island of Molokini.
For an educational outing, take the family over to the free National Marine Sanctuary educational center. Here, visitors can hold whale bones, see baleen, and learn about the Hawaiian sea turtle as well. The center has recently been upgraded to a larger facility, but is still small enough to see in under 20 minutes.
There are also plenty of shopping options on the south side of Maui. Kalama Village features a movie theater, surf shops like Local Motion and Honolua Surf, and top notch restaurants. The shops of Wailea consist of more high-end luxury brands found in Europe.
On East Maui's western shoreline
On East Maui's leeward shore
100-120 Wailea Golf Club Dr
Wailea Alanui Dr (off Wailea Iki Dr), Wailea
S Kihei Rd
From Alanui Kealii Drive to Keonekai Road
Maui's series of popular South Kihei beaches...
726 South Kihei Road
Fun and free Humpback Whale museum/learning center that is worth a short stop... read more
3750 Wailea Alanui
(just off Makena Alanui)