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New Luxury Kihei Development
Construction of the $65 million Nuu Aina project is underway.
October 31, 2014

New Luxury Kihei Development

Maui Real EstateMaui real estate is moving along, with some new developments in the works that will help meet current demands. Construction recently began on Nuu Aina, the Hunt Development Group's $65 million luxury residential project in Kihei. The groundbreaking ceremony has already taken place, and pre-sales are expected to begin in early 2015.

The project includes 68 luxury units, comprising of both one- and two-story single-family homes as well as two story villas. It spans 17 acres of land surrounded by the Maui Nui Golf Club, and features a pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen facilities and golf course privileges among its luxury amenities.

If you frequent Kihei, or you're interested in this new real estate, you'll find it at 1345 Pi'ilani Highway. It's on the mauka side of the highway (toward the mountain, rather than the ocean) between Kalepolepo Beach Park and Kalama Beach Park.

About 15 full-time jobs are expected to be created in the initial phase, and many more over the life of the project, which is a nice perk for Maui's economy.

As the units haven't yet been built, there are no MLS listings online yet, but if you're curious about the project, visit www.nuuaina.com. If we can help you with your search for the right South Maui real estate, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo for reading this week!

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1st Annual Maui Comedy Festival in West Maui
Halloween 2014 weekend in Lahaina.
October 27, 2014

The Lahaina Halloween festivities begin Thursday, October 30th.  The first annual Maui Comedy Festival presents over 30 different comedians performing at 6 different venues in Lahaina - from Thursday, October 30th to Sunday, November 2nd.  This three-day event flaunts the historic town of Lahaina and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.     

Below are the featured venues for this event:

  • Hard Rock Cafe - This venue was built for sound and fun.  Reggie Watts will be kicking off the comedy festival here, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Oct 30th.
  • Maui Theatre - This multi-million dollar venue, located on Front Street, was built for high-quality performances, with 680-seat stadium seating and 8-channel surround sound.
  • Hale Pa'ahao/Lahaina Prison - Was once a prison in the 1850s, during the whaling era. In 1967, it was transformed from a collapsing ruin to an enjoyable outdoor museum.
  • Lahaina Yacht Club - Founded in 1965, the clubhouse offers oceanfront dining for members and guests, with great views of the outer island of Kaho'olave, Lanai, and Molokai.
  • Pi Artisan Pizzeria - Serves Farm-to-Table, organic, fresh, local ingredients handcrafted into the best Artisan Pizza available.
  • Longhi's - Opened in 1976, this popular restaurant has great food, impeccable service, and a wonderful atmosphere.

Event packages for the Maui Comedy Festival are offered by:

  • Hyatt Regency Maui - 2 VIP passes with access to the entire run of the festival, 4 nights at the resort, and other Maui Comedy Festival SWAG ($2,200)
  • Trilogy Excursions Sailing - 2 passes for a Kaanapali Snorkel & Sail trip and 2 festival passes with access to the entire run of the festival ($650)
  • Maui Roadsters - One day rental of a 1957 Porsche 365 speedster convertible and 2 festival passes with access to the entire run of the festival ($850)

All shows are 21 and over events. The Aloha pass is available for $239, which gets you access to the entire run of the festival - 3 nights and over 20+ shows.  The all-access VIP pass, for $399, includes access to all shows with priority seating, and VIP treatment all three nights.  Individual venue tickets range from $45 to $75 and can be purchased from the website or at the door, while supplies last.

While in West Maui, be sure to check out some of our Lahaina homes and condos available.  Although South Maui real estate is our specialty, we can still assist you with property inquires all over Maui.   As always, if you have any questions, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page.  Malaho!

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Halloween Express Cruise to Lahaina
Skip the traffic and take a cruise between the Ma'alaea and Lahaina Harbors on Halloween.
October 24, 2014

Halloween Express Cruise to Lahaina

Living in South MauiOne of the great things about living in South Maui is that you get the beach town experience, but you're not too far out of the way from other places of interest. On that note, the lively town of Lahaina in West Maui is a fun place to visit, and being 35 minutes away isn't too bad. Besides, the drive is scenic. But there's one time of year in particular when Lahaina is especially exciting, while the drive becomes especially scary. If you've guessed Halloween, you're right. Lahaina is the place to go if you want to see thousands of incredible costumes on October 31st, but driving and parking are even more ghoulish than the revelers! Fortunately, there's a way around the problem.

The Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is providing a Halloween Express cruise this year, and it will depart from Ma'alaea at 5:30pm, delivering you and your friends to Lahaina where you can enjoy the festivities for two hours before your return trip, which departs from Lahaina Harbor 11pm. If you're not familiar with the area, the harbor is located right off Front Street, which is where the festivities will be, so all you'll need to worry about is getting to Ma'alaea Harbor. You won't have to brave the notoriously challenging traffic and parking issues that everyone else has to worry about.

The PWF makes a good solid effort to creating an enjoyable experience for its passengers, so expect plenty of merriment on the way to Lahaina and back. You can think of it as a little costume party out on the big beautiful ocean as you journey there and back. They'll provide affordable soft drinks and snacks.

If you buy tickets online at the PWF website, tickets are $32.35 each way, and you will need two tickets, for a total of $64.70 per person. On the plus side, PWF members save 20%, while kama'aina (Maui residents) save 40%, and kama'aina members save 45%. So if you're lucky enough to call Maui home and have a state I.D. to prove it, your round trip ticket total will come out to a bit less than $40, which is well worth it if you enjoy the ocean and you don't want to stay in Lahaina for more than two hours. If you need more information, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Mahalo for reading this week! Be safe, and have a happy Halloween!

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