Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Kihei

Keawakapu Beach

From break of day to twilight, this sparkling stretch of sand is a showstopper. Extending from south Kihei to Wailea’s Mokapu Beach, Keawakapu is set back from the main road and is less visible than Kihei’s main roa…
Top Choice Health Food in Kihei

Fork & Salad

Local farms strut their stuff at this glossy new salad emporium winning raves across Kihei. Step up to the counter, choose a classic or signature salad – or build your own – then add a deliciously seasoned protein, …
Top Choice Hawaiian in Kihei

Café O’Lei

This strip-mall bistro looks ho-hum at first blush. But step inside: the sophisticated atmosphere, innovative Hawaii Regional Cuisine, honest prices and excellent service knock Café O’Lei into the fine-dining big le…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Kihei

5 Palms

For sunset cocktails beside the beach, this is the place. Arrive an hour before the sun goes down because the patio bar, just steps from stunning Keawakapu Beach, fills quickly. During happy hour, sushi and an array…
Japanese in Kihei

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Maui is laid-back, but sometimes you have to plan ahead. Dinner at Sansei is one of those times – make a reservation or queue early for the sushi bar. The creative appetizer menu offers everything from a shrimp cake…
Beach in Kihei

Charley Young Beach

On a side-street, out of view of busy S Kihei Rd, this neighborhood beach is the least-touristed strand in Kihei. It’s a real jewel in the rough: broad and sandy, and backed by swaying coconut palms. You’re apt to f…
Beach in Kihei

Kamaʻole Beach Park III

Covered in a blanket of golden sand, Kamaʻole Beach Park III has full facilities and lifeguards, plus a playground and parking lot. Great spot for a beach day. The shaded picnic tables starting filling up early on w…
Thai in Kihei

Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food

Fans of Nutcharee Case's panang curry with fresh fish no longer have to drive to Hana to get their fix. She closed her beloved East Maui outpost in 2015 and opened this new restaurant soon after. Settle in for her a…
Cafe in Kihei

Kihei Caffe

Maybe it's the sneaky birds on the patio, or the quick-to-arrive entrees, but dining at this busy Kihei institution is not exactly relaxing. But you know what? That's part of the quirky charm. Order at the inside co…
Bistro in Kihei

808 Bistro

This open-air eatery showcases hearty comfort food and fresh seafood – think braised short-ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh ahi with a wasabi-panko crust and ponzu sauce. Kiss your diet goodbye at breakfas…