Kihei Garden Estates is the best kept secret in Kihei, when it comes to a place to stay on Maui that has everything going for it. The location is off the main drag, so quiet and peaceful, and it is just steps to Waiohuli Beach for walking, sunbathing, kayaking, stand up paddling and best of all for watching spectacular sunsets each evening.
The complex itself has beautiful tropical grounds with many varieties of palms, flowering trees, and mango trees. Most of the units face inward with views of the pool and grounds. Those on the west side also have great views looking up country to Kula and Haleakala. The units on the south end face out and have ocean views.
Another plus for Kihei Garden Estates is that it is located directly behind a Times Market, and is flanked on the north side by Azeka Makai. Your pool key will take you into these two areas so it is very convenient for getting groceries and supplies in, especially when you first arrive. Azeka Makai, has a few restaurants, craft stores, dollar store, coffee shop and post office.
Across the road in Azeka Makua there are many more restaurants, coffee shops, Fitness Centres, eastititions. Across the road from Azeka Makua is the Longs Centre with many more shops and restaurants. Longs drug store has a pharmacy and sells everything from wine, to fresh produce, cosmetics, housewares, macadamia nuts, frozen foods, clothing, souvenirs and much more. It even has a pretty decent Farmer's Market every Saturday morning. Most days there are also farmers markets as you head south down South Kihei road. It is right on a corner beside the Aloha Craft market.