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9 miles south of Kahului; 20 miles east of Lahaina.

Traffic lights and shopping malls may not fit your notion of paradise, but Kihei offers dependably warm sun, excellent beaches, and a front-row seat to marine life of all sorts. Besides all the sun and sand, the town’s relatively inexpensive condos and excellent restaurants make this a home base for many Maui visitors.

The county beach parks such as Kamaole I, II, and III have lawns, showers, and picnic tables. Remember: Beach park or no beach park, the public has a right to the entire coastal strand but not to cross private property to get to it.