The Aloha Spirit is alive and well
in South Maui, a picture-perfect paradise of golden sand beaches, wide-stretching coastline, and lush, tropical headlands. From the otherworldly landscape of Haleakala’s red sand crater to the sloping shores of Makena Beach, South Maui’s majesty is a must-see – and you’ll be front and center to the area’s abundant beauty when you book one of our South Maui vacation rentals.
Where is South Maui?
Bounded by the popular tourist haven of Kihei
on the northwest side, South Maui extends over 50 miles southeast to the pasturelands of Kaupo at the base of Haleakala National Park. The area is accessed via Highway 37, which cuts through the middle of the island then turns into Piilani Highway in the south.
Things to Do in South Maui
Whether you're coming to the island to sunbathe, shop, or wind around stunning volcanic coastline on a scenic drive, you’ll find it all just minutes from our South Maui vacation rentals.
Start your trip with a bike tour of the oceanfront promenade in Kihei, then head about nine miles south to pick up a Hawaiian souvenir at the open-air Shops at Wailea. Just a short drive south, you could spend a day on Makena Beach - voted one of Maui’s top beaches - where your options include riding powerful waves on a surfboard, building sandcastles with your kids, or catching a stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
Continue the ocean-themed fun with some snorkeling around the colorful reef just offshore at La Perouse Bay, three miles south of Makena Beach, where you’re sure to glimpse a huge variety of sea life. If you’re in the mood to explore on land, head inland for an unforgettable hike in the Haleakala crater 57 miles northeast – and don’t forget that camera to snap incredible pictures above the clouds from the Haleakala Observatory.
With world-class beaches and outdoor activities for all ages, this tropical island is a first-rate destination for family fun. Take the first step toward an amazing Hawaiian vacation
– reserve your stay at one of our South Maui vacation rentals today!
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