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Kihei Hawaii - Swimming, Diving, and Excellent Beaches

The city of Kihei is located on Maui’s western shore. Development has grown within the area and has continued to grow since the city now stretches nearly 5 miles along the South Kihie Road. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports and activities such as swimming, diving, and excellent beaches. Kihei is well known for its research facilities on aquatic wildlife. According to the 2000 census, the population was 16,749.

Kihei is mostly warm during the summer with temperatures in the high 80’s. The warmest month of the year is September. Winter is not that much different since temperatures drop to the mid 70’s. February is considered the coolest month of the year with temperatures in the low 60’s.

Natural Beauty and Air Tours in Kihei, HI

The Iao Valley State Park is one of Kihei’s main attractions. The park is natural deep valley that has distinct natural features. There are three main features to the state park; they include the Iao Needle, Iao stream, and the Pu’u Kukui Crater. They valley is a peaceful and lush area for easy hikes. The state park is also filled with natural pools, tropical plants, and fantastic views.

Kihei also offers Volcano Air Tours. Maui Air’s Volcano Air Tours offers a tour around the Maui area and its surrounding islands. The air plane seats ten passengers at a time and is well air-conditioned. In the 2 hour tour, you can expect to see the several rain forests surrounding the area, Heavenly Hana, amazing beaches, scenic coastlines, waterfalls, and dramatic cliffs. One of the main points of interest in the tour is the world’s largest dormant volcano; the Haleakala.

How Eco-Friendly are Kihei Hotels and Kihei HI Lodging?

Kihei has 33 hotels listed in the iStayGreen directory of which 4 are listed as environmentally friendly lodging. Currently 2 hotels have completed the online Environmental Audit and earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating while the other 2 properties are purported to be "Green" but have not yet shared their eco-initiatives with iStayGreen.org.

In Kihei there are 29 properties where the environmentally friendliness is unknown and they have not yet verified their sustainability efforts with iStayGreen.org. In the state of Hawaii there is a total of 294 lodging properties listed in the iStayGreen.org directory of which 40 are represented as eco-friendly. Currently there are 14 lodging properties that have earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Included in the properties working toward a more sustainable travel future are Kihei hotels, Kihei resorts, Kihei bed & breakfasts, and Kihei extended stay accommodations.

When planning your Kihei vacation, or travel to Kihei we encourage you, before you book, to check rates and availability of "Green" rated hotels and lodging. In most cases we have found eco-friendly Kihei HI accommodations to be price competitive with the unrated Kihei hotel room rates.You may even save money and at the same time be doing something good for our environment!

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