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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The 21 Very Best Things To Do in Wailea Maui For 2023

Things to Do in Wailea Maui

When I moved to Maui in 2010, I made it my mission to explore all of the many great activities and things to do around the island. In fact, one of my first jobs on Maui before I became a Realtor, was working in the activity business selling all of the fun helicopter trips, luaus, snorkeling tours, etc. The main benefit of working in the activity business on Maui is, of course, the free adventures and getting to play tourist occasionally! 

Over several years in the activities industry, I had probably gone to about 20 luaus, been to Molokini about 10 times, been awe-inspired by every helicopter tour to Molokai and Haleakala several times, and personally experienced almost every single excursion…

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Get To Know the Kapalua Resort Association and Its Many Benefits

Kapalua Resort Association

Kapalua Resort is among the most distinguished communities on Maui. Much of its appeal to owners, as well as prospective buyers, is its excellent community management. This master-planned resort community spans 1,650 acres in northwestern Maui and offers some of the most luxurious and breathtaking properties in all of Maui. Kapalua resort is comprised of 10 residential communities, which collectively feature a range of high-end villas, condominiums, and luxury residential homes.

There are also commercial properties on the resort’s grounds. Some of the many communities in the resort are Montage Residences, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, and Pineapple Hill Estates. Residents throughout the…

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ROAM Maui Offers Exclusive Luxury Air Travel 

Roam Maui

For those who travel frequently to Maui, the struggle of going through the whole traditional airport routine is real. Many of my clients and people I know travel to or from Maui regularly to enjoy wind sports, enjoy a second home, or for business.  Even if you have TSA Precheck and are flying First-Class, the airport can still be an unwelcome experience with the crowds and lines.

Until recently, the primary options for luxury travel between Maui or Hawaii and the continental United States were to fly on a private jet or with first-class accommodations on a commercial flight. While both of these options have benefits, they are also riddled with inconveniences and disadvantages that make them less than…

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Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project

Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project

Growing concerns about sea level rise and coastal erosion in Kahana on West Maui have led the Maui County Planning Department and the Kahana Bay Steering Committee to develop a comprehensive plan of action to not only protect the condominiums along the coast but to restore the Kahana beach entirely. This plan is currently known as the Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project. 

Looking at the picture above it's hard to imagine that just 30 to 40 years ago a large beach existed in front of the Kahana coastline. Kahana Bay beach is all but gone today and the coastal condos in Kahana along with one residential property are in danger of being destroyed by rising sea levels. 

What's Being Done in Kahana To Restore…

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7 of The Best Oceanfront Condos in Kihei

Oceanfront Condos in Kihei MMaui

Kihei is widely recognized as one of the premier locations to be on Maui. The tropical beauty, perfect weather, and pristine beaches make Kihei one of Maui's most sought-after destinations. In addition, this area of South Maui offers outdoor adventures, shopping, breweries, golfing, cultural experiences, and more. With so much to see and do, it is easy to recognize this area of the island as somewhere you'll want to spend most of your time.

It's also easy to see that it's an ideal area for your investment in a short-term rentable vacation condo. However, the important matter of finding the right condo that fits both your budget and criteria requires some thought and research. Below, you will find some of…

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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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