Found 18 blog entries tagged as wailea.

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 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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Wailea vs. Ka'anapali: Which Resort Area is Better?

Wailea vs. Kaanapali

Maui covers more than 727 square miles and is home to more than 164,000 people. The landscape is diverse with stunning beaches, tropical forests, volcanic formations, and numerous towns and small communities. As you plan your upcoming trip or plan for a purchase on Maui, you understandably want to be close to top-rated activities and hot spots.

West and South Maui are both popular destinations for visitors, and Wailea and Kaanapali in these regions are both brimming with things to do when you visit the island. Before choosing a specific Maui resort to stay at, a closer look at the differences between Wailea and Kaanapali can be very helpful.

Wailea: A Premier Maui Resort Community

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Dive In & Explore Maui's Best Condo Pools

Maui's Best Condo Pools

While Maui is widely regarded as having some of the world’s best beaches, but you may want to enjoy Maui’s amazing weather with a refreshing swim in a pool from time to time as well.

While you can find pools at many of Maui’s communities, resorts, and condos, some of these pools rise above the others. Where can you find the best pool in Maui?

1. Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

If you stay in one of the gorgeous, luxury condos at the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, you can choose between two stunning resort-sized swimming pools. The Spa Pool has an infinity edge lined by tropical flowers, and some of these vibrant flowers float in the tranquil water for a peaceful touch. The Activities Pool has…

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Wailea Palms 3201 | Client Success Stories

Wailea Palms 3201

Recently, something amazing happened that I've never seen in my real estate career, we were able to close a sale in 7 business days and with only 2 days on the market before accepting the full-price cash offer.  All in all, it was an 11-day escrow and 13 days on market. Not to mention it is now the highest-priced condo ever sold in Wailea Palms at $2.595M. The buyers had a very short timeline to close and move into a new property due to the expiration of their current lease and the sellers were willing to expedite the process to accommodate them. So, we committed to making this win-win situation happen. 

As realtors, we were challenged to create a drastically reduced timeline on the purchase contract…

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The 21 Very Best Things To Do in Wailea Maui For 2024

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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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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The Best Hikes on Maui

Best Hikes on Maui

Since I moved to Maui back in 2010 I’ve had a chance to do virtually every known hike here on Maui and have done a few of the relatively unknown hiking adventures as well.

From the very western end of Maui in Kapalua to the very eastern end of Hana up to the 10,000 ft summit of Mt. Haleakala, there are a great variety of great hiking trails to choose from. I’ve assembled a list of my favorite 7 hikes on Maui to help you narrow down your choices and get the most out of your time. 

Preparing For a Hike on Maui

Being Considerate of a Delicate Ecosystem

Before getting into the list I should cover a few bases on a few things to be aware of about hiking on Maui in general.  First, it’s important to remember that…

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Where Are Things with Wailea 670?

Wailea 670 Honua'ula

Originally referred to as Wailea 670, the development that is now known as Honua'ula is more than three decades in the making. This is a mixed-use development that would span across 670 acres in South Maui. This area, which is located just south of Maui Meadows and across the highway from the existing Wailea community, is both culturally and environmentally sensitive.

While opponents of the development say that the project is not advantageous for the communities, others say that it will provide much-needed affordable housing to the area. Recently, a major agreement has been reached as a result of years of stressful negotiations, but more negotiations are underway.

Balancing The Environment with Housing Needs

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The Best Luxury Resorts on Maui For Families

Best Maui Luxury Family Resorts

Maui is a world-class vacation destination, with activities and attractions for everyone. The island has something for everyone, from the quiet serenity of the north shore to the bustling resort lifestyle on Ka’anapali Beach. For those looking for that ultimate luxury resort experience for the whole family, Maui has a lot of great options to consider, particularly in the Wailea and Kapalus resort areas. 

Here are five of the best family resorts to consider if you want to book a family vacation on Maui:

  1. The Montage Residences in Kapalua

The Montage Residences in Kapalua is one of the finest Maui family resorts. It's a luxury resort that offers all kinds of activities for kids and…

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