The Kapalua Coastal Trail is For Nature Lovers

Kapalua Coastal Trail

Even if you're not staying in Kapalua, getting out and exploring the natural beauty of the Kapalua area on foot is a wonderful idea. Three of Maui's best hikes originate in Kapalua, and these are the Coastal Trail, the Village Trail, and the Mahana Ridge Trail. Each provides a different experience for you to enjoy. The Kapalua Coastal Trail is popular among locals and visitors, and it provides you with a relaxing way to explore beautiful beaches, discover popular attractions, and admire gorgeous resorts. Before you embark along this oceanfront trail in Kapalua, there are a few things that you should know.

Getting There and Where to Park

Many people who hike along the trail take advantage of…

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How Bill 159 Will Affect Short-Term Condo Owners on Maui

Bill 159 Maui County

With the primary objective of establishing a means to limit tourism on Maui, the Maui County Council recently passed Bill 159. The desire to limit tourism on the island comes from environmental groups seeking to reduce the impact that growing tourism is having on Maui as well as from local residents who are growingly concerned about overcrowding and an ongoing housing crisis. 

The bill was originally introduced for discussion in January 2022 and addresses the total number of legally allowed transient vacation accommodation units on the island. These accommodations include hotel rooms, short-term rentable condos, bed and breakfasts, as well as camper vans and recreational vehicles. 

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The Maui Real Estate Market Has Settled Down

Maui Real Estate Market

Earlier in the summer, I wrote a market report when the real estate market had just begun to shift after having been on an extended hot streak since the fall of 2020. So, here we are today about 5 months after that shift started and we certainly have a dramatically different real estate market today nationally and locally here on Maui.  You're probably not surprised to learn that the market has cooled significantly, but Maui's unique market makes for a unique market report that has a few surprises. 

The national headlines are still full of doom and gloom stories, but at this point in the transition, while closed sales and pending sales on Maui are significantly down from the same time last year, the…

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Wing Foiling on Maui

Wing Foiling on Maui

The opportunities for ocean adventures on Maui are seemingly endless. In fact, all of the great wind sports are here to enjoy such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, foiling, and wingfoiling. Maui is the perfect destination for wing foiling due to our predominant winds, particularly on the northern and southern shores.

Wing foiling has become increasingly popular in recent years and enjoying this unique-looking sport on Maui will undoubtedly deliver the adrenaline rush that adventure seekers are looking for. In fact, the sport looks a little tricky and it can be, here's what should you know before wing foiling on Maui?

What Is Wing Foiling?

While the idea of using a foil for lift dates back to the 19th century, Jim…

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