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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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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Your Guide to Prepping Your New Home or Condo for Move In

what to do after buying a house

Even the most straightforward home-buying experience can create stress for home buyers, and this can be elevated when you have bought and sold a house at the same time. Now that you have signed all of the important documentation and have keys to your new home in hand, you may be ready to move in and get settled.

However, before moving into a new home, there are a few important steps to take that will help you to make a smooth transition and enjoy your property from day one. What are the first things to do after buying a house?

Set Up Your Utilities

The previous homeowners have likely shut off the utilities to the house by the closing date. You understandably need access to…

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Three Private Golf Clubs on Maui

Private Golf Courses Maui

While there are many public golf courses throughout Maui that offer challenges for all skill levels, these 3 exclusive, private clubs on Maui deliver an elite experience for you to enjoy.

These distinguished clubs have attracted recognized athletes and other celebrities to enjoy their amenities over the years while offering distinctive amenities, pampering services, and one-of-a-kind experiences. What are the three private clubs on Maui to experience during your next visit to the island or after moving to Maui? 

Maui Country Club 

One of the most prestigious private clubs on Maui is Maui Country Club. Situated on the northern end of the island near the small community of Spreckelsville, the club is…

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Maui Pickleball: Find a Court and Play Today

Pickleball Maui

While pickleball was first played in Bainbridge Island, Washington as an improvised backyard game based on badminton in 1965, its popularity grew slowly over most of its history. However, pickleball has exploded in popularity around the country and on Maui over the last several years. 

The Sports and Fitness Industry Association named pickleball the fastest-growing sport in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Currently, there are approximately 9 million people in the United States playing pickleball, and this number is expected to continue climbing as more people discover this fun, fast-paced sport.

What Is Pickleball? 

While millions of people now play pickleball, many others are still unfamiliar with it…

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