5 Reasons to Live in South Maui

Posted by Staff Writer on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 11:16am


There’s a reason why so many people want to live in South Maui.

From the miles of white-sand beaches to world-class dining, the stretch of coastline between Ma'alaea and Makena is one of the most coveted regions in Maui. Besides the warm azure waters, South Maui is also full of convenient amenities including shopping, restaurants, gyms, art studios, small businesses and family activities.

Whether you plan on making South Maui your permanent or vacation home, we’ve got you covered with homes or condominiums. And if you need just a bit more convincing, we’ve listed our favorite reasons why you should make the move to South Maui.


Want to walk on the beach every day? South Maui has got you covered. From strolling along the white sands of Keawakapu at sunset to snorkeling near White Rock on a quiet, glassy morning, there are literally handfuls of breathtaking beaches that are close to anywhere you choose to live. And unlike Maui’s north shore that’s famous for surf breaks, South Maui waves and currents are generally calmer year round.


Whether you want fresh fish tacos from Coconuts Fish Cafe or a multi-course extravaganza from Morimoto Maui in Wailea, South Maui is home to some of the island’s best restaurants. From fine dining to takeout, the region boasts almost every type of restaurant or food you could want. And most importantly, many eateries have breathtaking ocean and sunset views.


Speaking of sunsets, South Maui is the place to watch them. Gaze upon unobstructed ocean views to the west, where you’ll see splashes of bright crimson and gold colors as the sun sinks beyond the Pacific Ocean. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you might even witness a green flash.


Do you hate the rain? If your answer is yes, South Maui is the place to live. The region sees some of the least rainfall on Maui each year, and is known for it's warm, dry weather year round.


Let’s not forget one of the most refreshing parts about South Maui: Maui Brewing Company. Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is the state’s largest craft brewery and runs its production in the heart of Kihei. Everyday, residents and visitors flock to the brewery for guided tours and tastings at one of the most celebrated breweries in the Aloha State.

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