You’ve heard all about Maui—poetic waxings about quiet beaches and tall tales from hiking adventures past. Over on the southwest coast of Maui, you can start collecting some tantalizing travel stories yourself, one mai tai at a time. Curving around Maalaea Bay, the sunny district of Kihei is lined with golden sand and small-town charm. Plus, it’s just a short drive from sprawling state parks, outdoor adventures, and local farmland. There’s nothing like the warm, salty sea air in your hair, so cruise along South Kihei Road or putter along Piilani Highway in a cool Kihei rental car from Travelocity. When you get caught up in the sounds of the ocean and the scent of buttery mahi mahi, you’re doing it right.
Driving Through Kihei
Maui’s South Shore is home to a lot of open road, from ranches and farms to luxurious vacation hideaways. Load up your Kihei car rental with snorkeling gear, hiking boots, and lots of sunscreen. To get to the best beaches in the area, you need to remember one letter: K. There are three Kamaole Beach Parks and each one is lovely. South Kihei Road runs right along the waterfront and it’s lined with top restaurants and breezy boutiques. While you’re cruising, feed your sense of adventure— and your stomach— with fresh fruit, coconut drinks, and amazing ahi poke.
To inhale the freshest air to touch your lungs, follow Highway 30 about 14 miles northwest to the edge of the West Maui Forest Preserve. As you wander down red-dirt roads, you’ll wonder what the banyan trees would say if they could talk. While away the hours, but be back to Kihei in time for hula dancing and at a luau. Before you traipse through the tropics, you’ll need a place to rest up and flights to get there; Travelocity’s Maui vacation packages can take care of that, with excellent savings.
Book rental cars in Kihei, Hawaii, or see the island from coast to coast with our other top-quality car rentals in Maui. Travelocity will help you see every gorgeous mile of the South Shore.