The 5 Best Places to Stay in South Maui

July 25, 2022

If you’re looking for the best of Maui, look no further! There are many wonderful South Maui Vacation rentals to choose from. The beaches are pristine with plenty of activities to keep you busy, and the restaurants are top-notch.

Here are five locations that will make your South Maui vacation unforgettable. Each spot offers stunning views, miles of beaches, and plenty of activities both on land and in the water!


Maalaea is a small town located on the southwest coast of Maui. It is home to the Maalaea Harbor, which offers some of the best fishing and whale watching on the island. The beaches in Maalaea are some of the most beautiful on the island, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

In addition to fishing and whale watching, you can also go snorkeling, swimming, and windsurfing. Restaurants in Maalaea are known for their fresh seafood, and there are a good amount of bars and cafes to choose from.

The Island Sands Resort

One of the most sought-after places for Maalaea vacation rentals is the Island Sands Resort.  This oceanfront condominium property is close to the start of the South Maui coastline, and from here you can easily access Lahaina (16 miles away), North or South Kihei (8 miles away), or Kahului Airport (9.7 miles away). The resort is also within walking distance of Sugar Beach, which is perfect for morning strolls.

The Island Sands Maui offers 1 and 2-bedroom vacation condos, which can accommodate up to 6 guests. All of the units have a private lanai with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains. The resort also has an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a barbecue area.

Just a mile away from the Island Sands Maui is the Maalaea Harbor Shops, where you can find souvenirs, clothing, and Maui-made products. There is also a grocery store, so you can stock up on snacks and drinks for your condo.

North Kihei

North Kihei is a popular vacation destination for its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, and proximity to shops and restaurants. This area is also home to several popular Maui activities, making it the perfect place to stay for your next Hawaii vacation.

If you’re looking for an affordable Maui lodging option, North Kihei condo rentals are a great choice. With unobstructed ocean views in close proximity to the beach, these condominiums are perfect for a relaxing Hawaii vacation.

Many of the condo resorts in North Kihei offer resort amenities like swimming pools, hot tubs, and BBQ areas, making it easy to enjoy your time on Maui. There are also a lot of activities you can try your hand at in Kihei. With so many things to do in Maui, you’ll never be bored. Some of the popular activities in Maui include surfing, snorkeling, boating, shopping, golf, and local fine dining!

Kauhale Maikai

One of the vacation rentals in North Kihei is Kauhale Makai. This beachfront resort complex offers vacation condos for rent in a great location. The enticing beaches of Wailea are just down the road, Lahaina is half an hour’s drive to the north, while Maalaea Harbor and Kahului Airport are just 20 minutes away.

Kauhale Makai Village by the Sea makes a perfect base for a small family or group of friends to explore this incredible side of the island. Unit amenities feature central air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, cable television, free Wi-Fi, and a large lanai. Spectacular Ocean views, Maalaea hills, and stunning Hawaiian sunsets can be enjoyed from huge private lanais.

So, if you’re looking for a place to stay in Maui, be sure to check out Kauhale Makai vacation rentals. You won’t be disappointed. Browse through our selection of North Kihei condos for rent and find your perfect Maui vacation getaway today!

South Kihei

South Kihei is a beautiful part of West Maui that is often overlooked. This area offers a mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special. From stunning beaches to great shopping and dining, South Kihei has it all.

One of the best things about South Kihei vacation rentals is the variety of available activities. Whether you want to spend your days lounging on the beach or adventuring around Maui, there is something for everyone in South Kihei.

The beaches in South Kihei are some of the best on Maui. With miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it is easy to see why this area is so popular with visitors. There are also several great beach parks in South Kihei that offer a variety of island activities for visitors.

Maui Kamaole

There are plenty of vacation rentals in South Maui that you can check out. There’s truly something for everyone in South Kihei. One we can suggest is Maui Kamaole condos for rent.  This condo resort is set in a lush tropical garden and is just across the street from Kamaole Beach III. It’s also close to Wailea, where you’ll find upscale resorts, dining, shopping, and golf.

Maui Kamaole offers one and two-bedroom units that can accommodate up to six guests so there will be plenty of space. The units are well-appointed and feature private lanais, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. The resort also has two swimming pools, barbecue grills, and a tennis court. This is a great option for the family to enjoy. There is also a shuttle service that can take you to the beach or nearby shopping centers.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting, then Maui Kamaole is the perfect place for you. Book your stay today and experience all that South Kihei has to offer.


Perhaps one of the best places you can check out in South Maui is Wailea, and that’s why we are saving it for last. Wailea is a high-end resort town and is home to some of the best beaches on Maui. This should come as no surprise as Wailea is also home to some of the best golf courses on Maui. Many of the condominium communities in Wailea are among the hottest selling properties on Maui!

What makes Wailea hotels and vacation rentals so great and perfect for a tropical stay in paradise, is that it provides visitors with a high-end resort experience without having to spend a fortune. The 1,500 acres of land that makeup Wailea are home to many different luxurious resorts, spas, restaurants, and shops.

And because Wailea is located on the south shore of Maui, visitors can enjoy proximity to some of the best beaches on Maui. Polo Beach and Ulua Beach Park are just two of the many beaches that Wailea visitors can enjoy.

Wailea Ekahi Village

Wailea Ekahi Village is one of our favorites. This condo community is well-loved by visitors and residents for its incredible location. 

One of the things that makes this vacation community so special is its 34-acre cocoon of Eden-like setting. The property is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and superb landscaping. And because these condo rentals are situated on oceanfront property, you’ll always have a choice of either taking a dip in the ocean or going for a stroll on the soft sands.

The condo units at Wailea Ekahi Village are also very spacious. You can choose from a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom condo unit. All of the units come fully furnished with all the amenities you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

And because the property is located in Wailea, you’ll never run out of things to do. You can spend your days exploring the different shops and restaurants in the area or take part in the many available activities.

So, if you’re looking for a place to stay in Maui that can offer you the best of both worlds, then we highly recommend Wailea Ekahi Village. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing trip.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Maui that can offer you the best of both worlds, then we highly recommend that you book with AA Oceanfront to start planning your South Maui adventure. Whether it’s just for a week or an extended stay we are sure you will make the perfect choice for your vacation so book yours today and start your Maui adventure!

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