Where can you find the best snorkeling equipment? Where’s the closest laundromat? Where can I find a hidden beach? Do I need to rent a car? We get these questions so often, we thought we’d put a short list together for you and give you the resources you need to best enjoy your Maui stay.  Any other questions? Contact us!



Snorkel Gear


All these places are within walking distance to the condo and all do a very good job. Whatever your beach activity, these shops have you covered. And if there’s something that they don’t have access to, there’s a good chance they’ll be able to help you find it.


Boss Frog’s
Address: 2463 S. Kihei Rd, A-15, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 874-5577
Hours: 8am – 6pm daily


Snorkel Bob’s
Address: 2411 South Kihei Road A2, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 879-7449
Hours: 8am – 5pm daily


Auntie Snorkels
Address: 2439 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 298-3021
Hours: 7:45am – 6pm daily





Want to learn to surf in Kihei, or are you already an experienced surfer just looking to rent a board? There’s a number of places right down the street that will get you all set up with whatever you need. We recommend these outfits:


Maui Wave Riders
Address: 2021 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 875-4761
Hours: 7am – 3pm daily


Big Kahuna Adventures Maui
Address: 1913-C, S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 875-6395
Hours: 7:30am – 7pm daily (except Sundays, closes at 3pm)


Hawaiian Paddle Sports
Address: 27 Halekuai St, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 442-6436
Hours: 7am – 7pm daily





While there aren’t a ton of places to have your finest suit pressed or simply wash out the sand from your bikini bottoms, here are the best options we do have in Kihei.


Lipoa Laundry Center
Address: 41 E Lipoa St #1, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 875-9266
Hours: 8am – 9pm daily


Alii Dry Cleaners
Address: 215 Piikea Ave Suite 74, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 874-8897
Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm M-F, 9am – 2pm Saturday, closed Sundays





I know, you want to find that perfect secluded beach, right? Maybe not the Castaway Tom Hanks type, but Robinson Crusoe style for sure, am I right? Well, chances are you won’t find that here. Maui is pretty well mapped out and tourists find their ways to all the beaches. With that said, here are some of our favorite (relatively) private beaches. Some of these places I couldn’t find addresses for, but you can Google them and a map will come up.


Maluaka Beach
Great beach on the Wailea side of Big Beach. It is much less crowded and a good place to snorkel as well as swim. The south end has a nice parking lot, but its a little tricky to find. Google Maps it.


Po’olenalena Beach
This is an idyllic beach with generally calm waters and sandy bottoms. Just watch out for the shark feeding grounds on the North side. Just kidding! It’s actually on the South side. No, no no…. hahaha. There’s isn’t shark feeding grounds there (that I know of).


Pa’ako Beach
Sometimes called “Wedding Beach” or “Secret Beach,” This place is not very secret. And its not very big. Parking is a struggle around here especially if there is a wedding nearby. Often times at sunset there are several wedding parties that show up here to get there pictures taken. If you do make it to Pa’ako, you’ll know why. It is certainly one of the most scenic beaches you’ll ever see.


Palauea Beach
A lot of people call this place “White Rock” beach. Probably because we’re there all the time and when I have my shirt off I look similar to Dwayne Johnson. Only, I’m a little paler in complexion.  <– This also is my attempt at humor. Dwayne Johnson is literally more than twice my size (we do have similar tattoos though). Palauea is a locals beach. Just down from the Fairmont Kealani and surrounded by double digit million dollar properties, this beach is fantastic. Has everything you could want. Except a bathroom. And shower. And a trail to get to it. And a parking lot…



Baby Gear


I get it. It’s tough traveling with a baby. Thankfully, there are some places nearby that have got you covered. Check out these great resources to find all the Maui baby rental gear you need.


Maui Baby Equipment
Phone: (808) 298-1336


Babys Away
Local Number: (808) 250-2733
Toll-Free Number: (800) 942-9030


No Ka Oi Baby Rentals
Phone: (808) 446-6729


Baby Furniture Rentals
Phone: 808-281-7174




Time to get in a workout? We’ve got you covered. Whether you are looking to drop in to a gym or take a yoga class, here are some of our favorite places to get your fix.

Powerhouse Gym
Address: 1279 S Kihei Rd #118, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 463-8811

The Gym Maui
Address: 300 Ohukai Rd B2 -202, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 891-8108

Maui Hot Yoga Kickboxing
Address: 115 E Lipoa St, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 463-8811

Afterglow Yoga
Address: 381 Huku Lii Pl, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone:  (808) 495-7159

Makena Crossfit
Address: 300 Ohukai Rd Suite # 101, Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 205-3013