Kihei Akahi – Stats
Our complex is comprised of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites in four buildings. All units are individually-owned and each has a private lanai, in-suite laundry, cable TV and an assigned parking spot.
Our complex consists of 4 buildings:
- Building A – “Kīlauea” is a wood frame two-story building containing 8 “townhouse” style suites.
- Building B – “Mauna Loa” is also a wood frame two-story building containing 10 apartments, 5 on the first floor and 5 on the second floor
- Building C – “Mauna Kea” is a split 5 and 6 story concrete building containing 110 apartments serviced by 2 elevators
- Building D – “Haleakala” is a 7 story concrete building containing 112 apartments serviced by 2 elevators
Building D – “Haleakala”
Building C – “Mauna Kea”
Building B – “Mauna Loa”
Building A – “Kīlauea”
Breakdown of ownership
Full time Owners
Our Lower Pool area is suited for entertainment! It has 2 gas barbeques and a sink with a full-size fridge. It also has 2 washrooms and a large covered area.
Our Upper Pool area is a more modest size, but still boasts 2 barbeques and washrooms. Its a great place to meet your neighbours while you swim, sun-tan, or cook!
Tennis anyone?! We have a full-size tennis court for you to enjoy. Didn’t bring your own racket? Just sign one out at the office!
Interested in joining our community?
Please contact your travel agent or visit one of the many vacation rental sites online!
Please contact one of the many real estate professionals on Maui that specialize in the South Kihei/Wailea area.
excerpt from: http://www.mauirealestate.com/0008-kihei/
Hawaiian legend tells of two cloud warriors that did battle along the flanks of Haleakala. One warrior came from the south and the other the north. The two battled back and forth until a truce was eventually called. When the two warriors parted, the ensuing clear space of blue sky was known as Alanui o Lani or the Highway to Heaven. This place is what we now know as South Maui and Kihei.
Early inhabitants of the area were known primarily to be fishermen. A number of areas along the Kihei coast had fish ponds used for aquaculture. It was thought that many of these ponds were dedicated to Ali’i or royalty. The prehistoric inhabitants supplemented their diet through locally grown sweet potato and poi traded from taro grown in the windward areas of Maui.
South Maui and the Kihei area were home to one of the more significant battles in Kamehameha’s conquest of Maui. When Kamehameha landed with his forces in 1790, his warriors were driven back to their canoes by fierce resistance. Kamehameha was able to turn the tide when he burned the canoes of his war fleet eliminating the option to retreat. His forces emboldened, marched onto Wailuku where a final confrontation in the Iao Valley defeated Maui’s warriors once and for all.
Kihei was an area of minimal population throughout the first half of the 20th century. While agriculture boomed in the Central Valley, Lahaina, the North Shore and the Upcountry, South Maui remained occupied by a limited population of fishermen and Kiawe (Mesquite) harvesters. In an effort to shift population to Kihei, the government offered 11 beach lots in 1932. Only 6 were sold. Up until the early 50’s, land here was cheaper than almost anyplace on island. As more tourists began to descend to Hawaii, Kihei’s population increased as appreciation for the area’s beautiful beaches and sunny weather grew.