My impression of Kihei, and I have been there many times, is that it's a big city, with all the big city hassles, by the Ocean. The traffic is horrible, and of course, it's always packed and busy. There are a few beaches that are quite lovely, but again, very busy. The reefs have been pretty used up over the years and are not what they were even 20 years ago. I would save my money and go to the Bahamas instead.