Apartment #226, at Kihei Kai Nani, is located on the second floor of
a two story building in a low-rise residential garden complex.
Conveniently located, about 30 minutes from the airport, it is
directly across the street from one of Maui's most beautiful
beaches, Kamaole #2. Kam 2, as it is known among the locals, is
perfect for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun and
working on your tan. For the more adventuresome, you can easily
walk for miles along the almost continuous beachfronts of south Maui.
The complex has one of the best fresh water swimming pools on this
side of the island, complete with deck chairs, umbrellas and
lounges. There is a fresh water shower poolside for your
Several gas barbeques are located around the grounds, one just at
the corner of our building, should you want to try your hand at
barbequing the fish you caught on your sport fishing trip earlier
What do You come to Maui to do? Whatever it is, this is the place
to do it. Water sports are endless. We have swimming, snorkeling,
scuba diving, surfing, wind-surfing, sailing, jet-skiing and just
plain laying on the beach and soaking up some "rays".
Is golf your game? There are 15 golf courses on the island, 7
within about a 20 minute drive from your condo.
How about bicycling down from the top of Mt. Haleakala (10,023 ft.
elevation)? There are several companies offering these exciting
tours. However, if you visit Haleakala, remember to take along a
wrap for it is very cold at the top, even in the middle of summer.
Do aquariums turn you on? The Aquarium at the Maui Ocean Center in
Maalaea, about 25 minutes from your front door, is one of the worlds
finest. You can easily spend an entire day there, observing the
native marine life in their natural habitat, taking a leisurely
lunch break in their fabulous onsite restaurant. The Pacific Whale
Foundation is located there as well as several interesting shops and
And speaking of restaurants, if there is something that Maui has
more of than sunshine, it is fabulous restaurants. There are
several within very easy walking distance of your condo, with many
more about a ten minute drive south at Wailea, or north at Azeka
Place. There are too many wonderful restaurants to make
recommendations, but don't expect to lose any weight on this
Sport Fishing? Also at Maalaea harbor, you can find numerous 1/2 day
and 1 day fishing trips that will fulfill all of your fishing dreams.
In the winter months, November through March, there is no better
place than Maui to go for whale watching. The Pacific Whale
Foundation, and others, operate several whale watching boat trips
each day during this season. If you are on Maui during this period,
do not miss the opportunity to go on one of these fantastic trips.
The ships crew will put hydrophones into the water so that you can
actually hear the whales "talking" to each other. We have spent
many winter evenings just sitting on Kam 2, across from our condo,
watching the whales breaching through our binoculars as they travel
across the horizon.
How about a wine-tasting trip? Maui has its own local winery,
Tedeschi's, on the slopes of Haleakala, in the little town of
Ulupalakua. The drive is all on a paved road to the winery where
you may take a tour of the vineyards, sample their several varieties
of wine and browse in their gift shop. While upcountry you may like
to visit the quaint paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. It also has
many shops & restaurants, as does the town of Paia on the Hana
Want to get above it all? How about parasailing in the waters off
Lahaina, between Maui and the "pineapple island" of Lanai? Or
taking a helicopter ride over the top of Mt. Haleakala and the
rugged east Maui mountains.
Every visitor to Maui must make the drive to Hana at least once.
Hana is the home of the once famous Hasegawa General Store. This
store, made famous in an old song, burned down several years ago,
but has recently been rebuilt. However, the main attraction on this
trip is the drive to Hana. This trip should be started in the
morning because of the winding road, one lane bridges and frequent
stops to view the lush scenery and many waterfalls along the way.
We like to stop at the Keanae peninsula, about halfway to Hana, to
watch the waves breaking on the old lava flow that is prevalent in
this area. Although Hana is approximately 60 miles from Kahalui, it
is pretty much an all day trip and it would be a good idea to bring
a picnic lunch.
Maui even has stables if horseback riding is your thing.
And don't forget one of the things that Hawaii is famous for --- the
native Hawaiian luau. Food, mai-tais, music and hula dancing all go
together with soft breezes and swaying palm trees to make this
evening unforgettable. If you really feel daring, try the poi at
There is something for everyone, whether you want to keep on the go
every minute or just kick back and relax and enjoy the sun and
beautiful scenery that abounds on this tropical paradise. A perfect
way to end your day might be to sit on the beach and watch the
inspiring sunset along with the views of the islands of Lanai,
Kahoolawe and the Molokini crater.