Found 11 blog entries tagged as kihei.

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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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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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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Maui is A Great Place to Be a Beer Connoisseur(Snob)

Maui Brewery and Breweries

While beer isn't my personal drink of choice, I do have to admit, I have enjoyed a few varieties of beer at the following Maui establishments. Especially Mahalo Aleworks, my personal favorite.  I live Upcountry in Pukalani and before Mahalo Aleworks came into town, we were without a community watering hole. So, thank you Mahalo Aleworks for bringing some fun, entertainment, and craftsmanship to Upcountry Maui! 

While you can grab a beer at most of the restaurants or bars anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands when you're in the mood to kick back and relax, several of these specialty Maui breweries and bars are rightfully known for their selection of craft beers, excellent ambiance, and lively…

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You Are From Canada and Want to Buy on Maui? Here's What You Should Know

Buying on Maui From Canada

Maui has been an extremely popular destination for Canadians for decades and during that time they have done their fair share of buying and selling of property on the island. In 2021, Canadians collectively purchased approximately $61,000,000 of property in Kihei and Wailea. By far, Canadians most desired part of the island is South Maui.

Canadians also spent $24,000,000 on homes and condos in West Maui. These two areas are, of course, the main areas where short-term rentable condos exist on the island affording the owners to generate significant revenue when they aren’t using the condo for their own enjoyment. While most of our buyers from Canada are from British Columbia…

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The State of the Maui Real Estate Market 2021

Maui Real Estate Market Report

Looking back on the Maui real estate market of 2021, we saw a year unlike any we have seen before in total sales, prices, and buyer enthusiasm. A variety of unique factors combined to fuel an unprecedented acceleration in property value at the national and local levels. The unique Maui market witnessed record after record being broken along with a surge in demand for investment properties. Over half of the properties sold in 2021 sold at or above listing price. 

Historically high demand for homes and condos on Maui driven in part by historically low-interest rates, coupled with seller reluctance and low inventory, created an extreme seller’s market where more than 5,500 transactions led to over 4.5…

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Hawaii's Way to Say Merry Christmas To You

Mele Kalikimaka Santa Claus Maui

Featured in many of our favorite Christmas movies, the song "Mele Kalikimaka", made famous by Bing Crosby, has a special place on our Christmas playlists, but do you know the meaning of this song or how the name originated? Continue reading to learn more about this island greeting.

When we envision a Hawaiian Christmas it looks a lot different than celebrations across much of the US. Going to the beach for Christmas is a unique way to spend the holiday. Even if you're not spending the holidays in Hawaii, you may find yourself singing along to Mele Kalikimaka at some point during the season.

In traditional Hawaiian culture, this time of the year is known as Makahiki season which is the beginning of…

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Kamaole Beach Park II

About Kamaole 2 in Kihei

The excellent white sand beach at "Kam 2" extends for nearly a third of a mile. The beach park directly adjoins South Kihei Road, with parking available immediately off the roadway. People descend from the entrance down a short hillside to reach the Pacific Ocean. Maui County recently refurbished an ADA-accessible ramp to ensure everyone enjoys excellent access to this beach.

A fine covering of sand extends offshore, making this location ideal for swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and other water activities. Lifeguards watch over the waterfront during the hours when the park remains open to the public. Nonswimmers should exercise caution since the gradient of the land beneath the water proves steep in a few…

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Kamaole Beach Park I

Visitors from around the world travel to Maui to enjoy its refreshing tropical climate and superb beaches. One of the most distinctive oceanfront locations appeals to full-time residents and tourists alike: Kamaole Beach Park 1. The beach offers a wonderful location for an array of recreational pursuits: sunbathing, volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, and paddleboarding.

One of Three Kamaole Beaches

Kihei boasts a total of three Kamaole beaches, extending along a coastal tract well over two miles in length. Kamaole Beach 1, the most northerly of the trio, also stretches across the greatest distance. It lies immediately north of Kamaole 2. Access this location from the 2300 block of South Kihei Road.

Kamaole Beach Park 1 delights people…

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Buyer's Guide To Condos in Kihei

Kihei Condos For Sale

Kihei is a beach community in South Maui, just a short drive from Kahului Airport. Kihei’s location means that it's perfectly placed for easy access to the best of what Maui has to offer, such as the picture-perfect beaches of Wailea and Makena, mountain biking trails on Haleakala, and world-class surfing on the island’s northern coastline.

There are considerable benefits to owning a short-term rentable condo in Kihei. Thanks to its proximity to some of Maui’s best beaches, Kihei is a popular vacation destination and therefore has a large number of condo complexes compared to other Maui communities. The three Kamaole beaches along with Sugar Beach and Keawakapu offer all the popular ocean sports such as…

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