Welcome to Southside
A walkable paradise with an abundance of beaches along the sunny and warm south coast of Maui.
From Kihei down to Wailea-Makena on the southern side of the island, this area of Maui is home to some of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii. Featuring world-class resorts, unparalleled five-star restaurants, and exclusive luxury beachfront properties, Southside Maui (or South Maui) has it all. Luxury vacation rentals mix with beautiful residential properties, and the picturesque town offers outdoor activities for everyone. The highly walkable area provides a small-town feel with all of the necessary amenities within walking distance.
The Kihei and Wailea-Makena neighborhoods are beautiful and idyllic. South Maui weather is perfect year-round, offering warm sunny days and romantic evenings. The area is home to about 34,000 residents, who are stress-free, enthusiastic, and full of aloha — love, and peace.
What to Love
Residents of Southside Maui enjoy a slower-paced lifestyle. People don’t rush here (the highway speed is only 30 miles per hour), and residents enjoy a higher quality of life than in most other states. Exploring the natural wonders of the island is a favorite outdoor activity for South Maui residents — there are endless places to hike and swim. South Maui is also famous for its 13 beautiful and impeccably maintained golf courses.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Manoli’s Pizza is all about organic ingredients, sustainable products, and treating customers like family. Healthy and comforting foods come together with friends and family for a delicious menu and fantastic atmosphere. Build your own pizza, try the Mahi Mahi sandwich or spaghetti bolognese, and finish your meal with a hot and fresh “Holy Manoli” — a homemade chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and Oreo cookie crumbles. There’s something for every palate and craving at Manoli’s!
Nightlife in Kihei is best spent at the Kihei Kalama Village. Known to locals as the “Barmuda Triangle” (because once you visit, you can never leave), this area is home to numerous bars, shops, dance halls, and dining opportunities. It’s a Maui “can’t-miss” experience that offers dozens of ways to enjoy the best Hawaiian nightlife.
The Shops at Wailea is Maui’s premier destination for luxury retail shops and lifestyle stores featuring several distinctive local Hawaiian boutiques. With over 70 global luxury shops and top restaurants in one destination, The Shop at Wailea is a convenient spot to spend the day browsing and tasting the best of Maui.
Things to Do
Kamaole Beach Park I, II, III (called Kam I, Kam II, and Kam II by the locals) is a set of three connecting beaches, each offering a different landscape. Kam I has the largest beach, Kam II offers volleyball courts and Kam III is the “party beach,” perfect for hosting outdoor birthday parties with access to a barbeque and a large grassy lawn. Each beach has lifeguards on duty with bathhouses on site.
Another gorgeous beach option is Wailea Beach Walk, a paved path along Wailea’s sugar-white beaches. The path is about 1.5 miles one-way and makes for the perfect morning stroll or a quick run in the afternoon sun. Maluaka Beach, known as the ideal Maui beach, offers some of the best snorkeling spots along the coast. Residents are joined by an abundance of turtle visitors and have affectionately named this area “Turtle Town.”
Southside Maui has several high-achieving schools in the area. A few includes:
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