What Are The Best Things to Do in Paia Maui?

Paia Things To Do on Maui

Located on the Northshore of Maui, the laid-back beach town of Paia is a unique destination with a lot of character. Paia’s local population is under 2,500, so many visitors, especially those heading to the Road to Hana, may be initially inclined to drive straight through the small community.

When you take the time to explore Paia you’ll find that this is one of the coolest and most relaxed areas of the island with many great things to do. Great restaurants, large beaches, boutique shopping, and a variety of extreme and non-extreme sports are easy to find here. 

What are some of the top things to do in Paia?

1. Mama's Fish House

Mama’s Fish House is among the most well-known restaurants…

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Pulelehua Offers Hope for West Maui Housing Crisis

Pulelehua Housing Development

In the wake of the devastating fire in Lahaina, a housing crisis has emerged as one of the single biggest post-fire challenges for the people of Maui. The island is home to a variety of people, most of whom are working-class permanent residents who are the backbone of the tourism industry that support Maui's local economy. As Maui addresses the housing crisis, the need for affordable housing grows as well.

Population growth coupled with a very limited supply of land has driven real estate prices upward. This has made it difficult for many working-class residents to find an affordable place to call home. Currently, a section of the planned community is being utilized as a temporary location for…

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Visiting Maui's Scenic Upcountry Area

Upcountry Maui Things To Do

When you hear the term ‘Upcountry’ on Maui, its the local way of describing the communities that reside on the slopes of Haleakala, which include Kula, Pukalani, Makawao, and parts of Haiku. Not to be confused with Northshore Maui, which is Paia, Huelo, and other parts of Haiku, 

Upcountry Maui is a quieter area, far from the resorts of Wailea, Kihei, or Kapalua. It offers locals a quiet, rural place to call home and offers tourists  agricultural, residential or rural, there are amazing experiences to enjoy in this area of the island. What are some of the top things to do in Upcountry Maui? 

1. Visit Haleakala National Park for a Sunrise or Sunset

Haleakala National Park spans more than 30,000…

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A Ban on Short Term Rentals on Maui Won’t Solve The Affordable Housing Crisis

Short Term Condo Ban Maui

After the Lahaina Fire, one of the main concerns of Maui residents was that we would see disaster capitalism from the ‘mainland’ investors. Many were concerned that there would be a ‘land grab’ by ‘mainland’ investors looking to capitalize on the depressed property values of fire-affected properties. Fortunately, that never happened, but, unfortunately, in a surprising twist to the story, the real land grab just began and it isn’t real estate investors behind the grab.

It’s the County of Maui attempting to take away vested property use rights from existing owners.

In partnership with the hotel conglomerate, Maui County is attempting to repeal the Minatoya Decision

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May 2024: National and Local Headwinds Slow Real Estate Market on Maui

Maui Real Estate Market

Since my last Maui real estate market report in Q4 of 2023 a LOT has happened. The last 4-5 months have been packed full of market impacting events. Many changing variables at the local and national level have contributed to the current market conditions that favor buyers more now than they have in a very long time. I’ll get started with what’s been going on locally. 

May 4th Update: Maui County Seeks To Repeal Minatoya Rights to Apartment-Zoned Short-Term Rentals

Protesters and Hotels Force The Hand of The Mayor to Try to Repeal Property Rights

I originally wrote the rest of this market report about a week prior to the news that Maui County will seek to ban…

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Maui's Best Luxury Condos For Sale in 2024

Luxury Condos on Maui For Sale

Maui’s vibrant culture and exceptional natural beauty are yours to enjoy from the relaxing sanctuary of a luxury condo. While a variety of condo communities are easily found around Maui, several prestigious communities stand far apart from the others. These ultra high-end communities are primarily found in the luxury resort communities of Kapalua, Wailea, and Makena where you'll also discover some of Maui's best beaches, restaurants, and golf courses.

As you explore the possibilities for new luxury condos for sale on Maui, these are the 11 most luxurious developments to consider

1. Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay 

There are elite accommodations to suit most preferences at Montage…

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5 Big Things to Consider When Preparing for Your Big Move to Hawaii

What I Wish I knew before Moving to Hawaii

Hawaii is among the most popular vacation destinations in the United States thanks to its stunning landscapes and warm weather. With everything from rich culture to world-class beaches, renowned golf courses and more, many people who visit Hawaii dream of living the island life on a permanent basis themselves.

As someone who has personally made the big move across the Pacific Ocean, I appreciate so many different things about life in the Aloha state.  The weather, the adventure, beautiful views at every turn, the friendly people, the amazing food, beaches, surfing, hiking, diving, and, well you get the picture, there's a lot to like! However, relocating to Hawaii is a major…

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Discovery Land Company Is Redefining The Private Golf Experience

Discovery Land Company 

In the elite world of luxury real estate communities, one name stands above others, Discovery Land Company. This ultra-luxury real estate and golf course developer is recognized for its next-level golf courses as well as the upscale, master-planned communities built around them. In fact, the company’s many communities are home to elites like Cindy Crawford, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady.  Notably, the company’s CEO, Mike Meldman, has a home in each of the 27 communities across the Caribbean, Europe and North America.

I was fortunate enough to recently play a round at Makena Golf and Beach Club here on Maui and it is really an incredible golf course and incredible experience all…

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The 22 Very Best Things to Do in Kihei for 2024

Kihei Things to Do

Having lived on Maui since 2010, I've been lucky enough to get to try almost every activity and experience. around the island. While I can't say I have a 'favorite' area of Maui per se, Kihei does hold a special place in my heart with its beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. Kihei offers residents and visitors alike plenty of amazing experiences to enjoy.

Located on Maui's South shore, Kihei is the ultimate destination for everything from ocean sports like snorkeling and surfing to more leisurely activities like great dining, shopping or getting a massage. Having gotten to personally experience just about everything in Kihei, here are some of the best things to do, places to eat, and best…

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Condominium Property Regimes on Maui

CPR Property on Maui

When searching for a single family home on Maui, you may overhear your real estate agent use the acronym "CPR", but don't panic, no one is in need of cardio pulmonary resuscitation.   We are referring to a condominium property regime. Believe it or not, the property and home in the picture above is technically a residential condominium. It is unit B of a 3 unit CPR in Launiupoko. You'll notice that many properties are described in listings as being a ‘CPR property’, or have unit A or unit B next to the address, that is there to designate the conforming use of that lot. If that's a little confusing, keep reading to learn more. 

These types of 'condominiumized' properties are not what we actually think of when…

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