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Hawaiians refer Kihei as Karna ole. It means barren. Kihei is located in the southwest of Haleakala, on the coast. The area is popular for its hot, dusty, and dry days. It has rain of less than thirteen inches on annual basis. The Kihei retains 1970’s look. It is the best tourist place and people from various parts of the world visit Kihei. At present it has more traffic, more upscale merchants, and more tourists. It has changed completely from how it was before. It is a top tourist destination in the world. The visitors can spend in Kihei without hurting their pockets or draining their savings. It is affordable for all classes of people.
The town is surrounded by the beaches. There is the latest P’I’lani highway on one side and S.Kihei road on the other side. It is mostly frequented by the visitors. People who stay in the luxury Wales resort area avoid Kihei’s traffic by using the highway road.
Beaches in Kihei
It is the reasons Hawaiians are more attracted towards Kihei. It remains the most favorable destination for relax and family amusement. The ocean and the peaceful beaches makes people to visit Kihei again and again.
There are also several lifeguard beaches located in Kihei. When you exit Kihei, you will see several beaches across.
One beach in Kihei is popular for swimming and another beach is popular for board surfing or body surfing. Each beach is sunny, sandy and wide. It remains as a perfect postcard. It remains as the perfect quintessential tropical beach.
When you view from vantage point, you could see the mysterious Shangri La far away and West Maui mountains will look as a separate island.
Kalama Beach Park
The Kalama beach park in Kihei has palm trees and shady lawns. It measures about thirty six oceanfront acres. It is the best spot to enjoy fun events, music concerts, craft fair and much more. The skate park is the best place for skateboarders. You can also enjoy in the basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic pavilion, in line hockey rink and a playground for children.
Shopping in Kihei
If you want to do shopping in Kihei, you can visit the shopping malls. There are about ten shopping malls but small in size. It is located in between the hotels and condominiums in Kihei. Azeka is the largest shopping center in Kihei. It has more than fifty restaurants and shops.
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