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West Maui Real Estate
For the first stop on our Maui real estate tour, we'll take you through a description of West Maui.
April 18, 2014

West Maui Real Estate

For those of you who love Maui but aren't terribly familiar with the real estate options, we hope you enjoy this series on the areas of Maui, and the qualities that give them their own unique flavor and lifestyle. Since we talk about South Maui so much in the rest of our blogs, we'll save that for last. This week's topic is West Maui real estate.west maui real estate

West Maui is situated on the head of the island, and there are real estate options along the sparkling blue shoreline and the gently sloping base of the majestic West Maui Mountains. It's a bit isolated from central Maui, as you have to make the drive around the mountains to get there, but it's a lively area with a growing population and economy. Luxury real estate abounds here, and a huge portion of the visitor industry is anchored among the many West Maui hotels and resorts.

Once you pass through the quiet, beachfront, residential area of Olowalu (which boasts some incredible reefs), you'll arrive in historic Lahaina Town. A bustling hub of activity, this scenic, beachfront location features an eclectic mix of art galleries, shops, and restaurants. There are affordable properties to be found here, compared with Kaanapali or the Kapalua/Napili areas. Lahaina was the seat of the Hawaiian monarchy in years long past, and in the following phases of its history, it was a major whaling port, and sugar plantation hub. Now, it's the place to go in West Maui if you're looking for fun, especially considering all the adventurous ocean charters operating out of its scenic little harbor.

Head past Lahaina and you'll find yourself in Kaanapali, a luxury real estate, hotel and resort paradise. Peaceful elegance and natural beauty define this part of Maui, which has made it desirable to visitors and residents alike. With numerous condos available for rent or purchase, along with plenty of stunning homes, it's hard to find a place that doesn't have a spectacular view. Kaanapali Beach has been named by many travel specialists as one of the best in the world, and there are world renown golf courses nearby.

Beyond Kaanapali, you will finally see the serene areas of Kapalua and Napili, which are more isolated, and less developed than the other locations described thus far. Here you'll find exclusive multi-million dollar homes and condominiums, along with world class golf courses, one of which is the Plantation Course, where the PGA tour opening tournament is held. Glorious spas, exquisite fine dining, and secluded natural areas are what really make this part of the island special.

If you would like to learn more about the real estate available in these areas, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, you can always explore the West Maui real estate bar on the left of the page, and look at homes, condos and land in each of the areas mentioned. Mahalo for reading this week! - By Mark Harbison

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Morey Challenge Obstacle Course in South Maui
Try out this obstacle course challenge on Big Beach in Makena.
April 11, 2014

Morey Challenge Obstacle Course in South Maui

This week, we'd like to suggest a fun activity to spice up your busy lives on Maui. One of the reasons we specialize in South Maui real estate is because there's always something interesting happening in this part of the island, and this upcoming event is no exception!

The Morey Challenge is an obstacle course that will be held on April 19th at Big Beach, which is located near some stunning Makena properties. As the name indicates, it's a challenge, not a race, so there's no pressure on your performance except what you expect from yourself. This will be Hawaii's first ever shoreline/aquatics game and obstacle course, and it's a community oriented, family-friendly event that's just about having fun.

There will be prizes, and a special awards party at Mulligans on the Blue for those aged 21 and over. You can run the course individually, with a team, or even with a business, which would make a great team-building exercise. There is also a special keiki zone that will be open from noon to 1pm for participants that are ages 12 and under.

The rest of the event will involve a full day of food, entertainment, games, etc. from 9am-4pm. Don't forget to bring your beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, sunscreen, water, and whatever else you'll need for a comfortable day at the beach. You don't have to participate if you attend. You can just show up to watch and to support those who are running the course.

If you need more information, visit the Morey Challenge website. We hope you have a fantastic time, and don't forget our contact information at the bottom of the page if you need assistance with your real estate search. Mahalo! - By Mark Harbison

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Art of Trash Maui 2014
A creative twist to sustainable living on Maui.
April 04, 2014

Art of Trash Maui 2014

It's almost time for the Maui community to get together for the Art of Trash exhibit of 2014, presented by Sharing Aloha Maui, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability. This fascinating, lively event provides residents from Maui County with an opportunity to express their creativity while simultaneously demonstrating the value of reusing materials that would otherwise be dumped in our landfills. If you're skeptical as to the quality of art that could come from reused materials, just look at the slideshow from Art of Trash 2013.creating art from trash

Some of the creations from past years are just fantastic, and really add a lot of meaning to the term up-cycling, which refers to reusing materials to make something better and more valuable. It's also an interesting challenge for artists, who are encouraged to create pieces with structure and meaning. It's challenging enough to do that with pencils and paintbrushes, let alone objects designed for some other function.

If you're interested in entering a piece, you can do so from 9:30am-3pm on April 19th at the Maui Mall, which is about twenty minutes if you're coming from the South Maui area. This is also where the exhibit will be held throughout late April and early May.

For those of you considering a Maui real estate purchase, this exhibit should tell you a lot about our community's dedication to sustainable living. It should also tell you how clever some of our artists can be. Click the first link if you need more information on this event. In the meantime, if you need assistance with your real estate search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo! - By Mark Harbison

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Blogs for April 01, 2014

Coldwell Banker Island Properties,
Shops at Wailea, Suite B-35
3750 Wailea Alanui * Kihei, HI 96753
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