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 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!
RealEstateMauiHawaii.com - By Mark Harbison
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