Our South Maui region, renowned for its raw natural beauty, presents a stunning juxtaposition of rugged coastlines and pristine beaches, shaping a unique landscape. At the heart of this breathtaking area are the properties of Ali’i Resorts, strategically located across Wailea and Makena, South Kihei, and North Kihei each offering a distinct experience of Maui’s splendor.
In Makena, the landscape transforms into a haven for marine life enthusiasts. This locale is particularly celebrated for its excellent snorkeling conditions and serves as an ideal departure point for kayaking excursions toward La Perouse Bay and the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Preserve. Adventurers seeking terrestrial explorations will find the road’s end in South Makena beckoning with hiking trails that promise scenic vistas. Essential for these journeys are appropriate gear: sturdy footwear, sunscreen, protective clothing, hats, and an ample supply of water.
Continuing northward, the journey reaches the sophisticated district of Wailea. Here, a quintessential experience involves traversing the 1.5-mile coastal nature trail, which stretches from the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort to the Wailea Beach Marriott. This path offers a perfect setting for both serene morning walks and enchanting evening strolls, with strategically placed benches for pausing and admiring views like the Alalakeiki Channel, a renowned spot for seasonal whale watching.
The meticulously groomed 1,450 acres of Wailea stand in stark contrast to the wildness of Makena, with the Shops of Wailea providing a premium retail experience.
Further north lies the expansive 36-acre oceanfront area of South and North Kihei. This bustling locale is a hub for a variety of activities, including shopping, culinary exploration, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and windsurfing. The shaded beaches of the Kihei Kamaole trio, encompassing Kamaole I, II, and III, offer tranquil retreats alongside the extensive golden sands that line the southern coast. This area is often acclaimed for having some of the island’s most exceptional beaches.
The allure of South Maui is undeniable, offering a diverse array of experiences, from the tranquility of secluded beaches to the excitement of water sports and the charm of local shopping and dining. It stands as a compelling invitation to explore and immerse oneself in the myriad wonders of this Hawaiian paradise.