The Important Work of the Haleakala Conservancy

Haleakala Conservancy

Maui has experienced rapid growth and development over recent decades, in many ways it has greatly benefited the island and local community, in other ways, this growth has come at a cost, especially to Maui's delicate ecosystem. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work tirelessly to protect our fragile ecosystems, preserve the native Hawaiian culture along with our archaeological sites, and maintain the vibrancy that the island offers. One of these groups is the Haleakala Conservancy. Through its work to preserve one of the most iconic and recognizable features on the island, Haleakala National Park, it also protects an important backbone of the community overall.

The mission of the…

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Maui Real Estate Market Report March 2023: Will Prices Go Down This Year?

Maui Real Estate Market Report March 2023

Looking back at the last 12 months of the real estate market here on Maui, it has certainly been an interesting period full of speculation and diverging opinions about the near-term impacts that rising interest rates would have on home prices and buyer activity. Last year, many were thinking the market would drop precipitously while others believed that the bull market would continue to run.  

The results, at least so far, have been a return to normal market behavior and resemble something closer to the soft landing the Fed has been trying to achieve with its incremental rate hike strategies. While most mainland markets have seen considerable softening since rates went up…

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Tackle The Lahaina Pali Trail

Lahaina Pali Trail

While there are numerous must-see destinations and amazing experiences in West Maui that are easily accessible by road, the Lahaina Pali Trail gives you a different way to enjoy a remote, natural experience on the island. Trail conditions are arduous, so this is not suitable if you are in the mood for a leisurely stroll. The trail is five miles from point to point or 10 miles total if you go over and back.

Without a flat section to speak of, you'll be going uphill for half of the hike and downhill for the other half. You can also shorten your trek by turning around at the top and making the hike around 5 miles. As one of the most exposed and challenging trails on Maui, what should you know about the trail before you…

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