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Maui Celebrity Series Pre New Year's Celebration

Get tickets to this popular show early, before it sells out.
September 23, 2016

Maui Celebrity Series Pre New Year's Celebration

Looking for an exciting evening of entertainment to spice up your New Year's this year? It may seem a bit early for making plans, but if you're interested in attending the Maui Celebrity Series, getting tickets early is a good idea. These star-studded shows sell out fast, as you can probably imagine!

This year's show will feature the great and virally successful William Shatner, with our friend Brian Evans as a special guest. Past Celebrity Series shows have drawn a long and distinguished list of celebrity entertainers, including Jeff Bridges, Cheech & Chong, David Spade, Mick Fleetwood, Roseanne Barr, Tom Green, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and other popular stars.

It's no wonder this series does so well here. After all, what celebrity wouldn't want to perform on Maui, especially when they get to enjoy the beautiful beaches, balmy weather and stunning scenery? In fact, many celebrities have purchased Maui real estate after falling in love with the island, just like the rest of us who have bought a Maui home or condo.

This year's Maui Celebrity Series Pre-New Year's Eve Celebration will be held at the Historic Iao Theater on Friday, December 30th, so you can still make plans for the 31st. You can purchase tickets by calling 808-242-6969 or visiting Mauionstage.com.

We hope we'll see you there. In the meantime, if you need our assistance with your Maui real estate search, we are at your disposal. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Try Cane & Canoe Restaurant in Kapalua

Sampling the Kapalua lifestyle as you search for real estate? Try this uniquely Hawaiian fine dining experience.
September 16, 2016

Try Cane & Canoe Restaurant in Kapalua


Photo Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay: caneandcanoe.com

The best things about Kapalua are the beauty, the beaches, the amenities, and the food. If you're still exploring the area on your hunt for the perfect Kapalua real estate investment, why not enjoy some amazing culinary adventures along the way? This week, we want to suggest Cane & Canoe, a restaurant that embraces Maui's uniquely Hawaiian culture, and has been welcomed by visitors and local residents alike.

Cane & Canoe features a blend of all the right qualities. You'll find a dynamic menu featuring local favorites with a splash of creative flair, a soothing island ambiance and a warm staff. The food is sourced from Maui and the neighbor islands, emphasizing fresh greens and seafood. Although the restaurant has only been open since last year, they have already won Maui No Ka Oi Reader's Choice Aipono Awards, including "Best Innovative Menu" in 2016 as well as "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Hawaii Regional Cuisine" in 2015.

As for the ambiance, this restaurant is all about being Hawaiian, both in the ancient and modern sense. A historic canoe is the dining room centerpiece and there are wooden paddles on the walls, highlighting the tradition of seafaring that brought the first Pacific Islanders to Hawaii. The restaurant's fascinating carved screens were modeled after the way sugar cane looks under a microscope. These are now like an homage to a long and illustrious era that is only now coming to a close as HC&S phases out sugar production. To complement the theme, diners get to enjoy stunning vistas of the ocean with flaming sunsets in the evening.

That's not all. Cane & Canoe is now offering brunch on Sundays from 7am to 1pm, so you can enjoy a late breakfast with Hawaiian flavors. They call their brunch "a celebration of savory and sweet culinary delights." If you're tempted to try this restaurant, you'll find them at The Montage Kapalua Bay. You can get any information you need at the Cane & Canoe website. For your convenience, here are the restaurant hours.

Open Daily
Breakfast 7am – 11am
Sunday Brunch 7am – 1pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Happy Hour 8pm – 11pm

We hope this recommendation adds some enjoyment to your Kapalua real estate search. If you need assistance finding the right property, or you'd like to set up a viewing, we are at your disposal. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Kokua for Kupuna 2016

Celebrating a 70 year heritage of caring.
September 10, 2016

kokua for kupuna 70A very special event is coming to Maui this weekend. Join us for Hale Makua's annual Kokua for Kupuna event! Taking place this Saturday, September 10th at 5:00pm on the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Ocean Lawn, this fundraiser for Maui's premier adult care and health services provider will feature great food, entertainment, and much more throughout the evening.

For those unfamiliar with this fantastic organization, our very own Betty Sakamoto offers a succinct introduction to the history of adult care on Maui:

"It is interesting to know and understand that Hale Makua was formed during World War II.  My version of it is that because the hospital was being utilized for Injured Military our “Frail and Elderly” had nowhere to go when they needed care, and often just a place to live.  In the 1940's, as World War II came to a close, these Honorees  made a plan and, with the assistance of the Wailuku Hongwanji and The Maui Young Buddhist Association, among others, utilized the basement of Church Temples and other buildings, to provide  housing and care for those who could no longer be cared for in our local hospitals. I somehow picture the Members of the Church coming together for this purpose and determining that one had cots or beds and another possibly had sheets and blankets, and many another had glassware, and maybe they all had some time to give to this worthy and needed cause. Maui is today and has always been a place where the community will come together when needed. Because of that, Hale Makua was formed and has survived and grown throughout the years." - Betty Sakamoto

Visit halemakua.org to learn more about what Hale Makua has accomplished and how they have helped the Citizens of Maui throughout the years.

New Hawaii Visitor Arrival Record Set in July

Visitor arrivals to Hawaii were at an all time high in July this year.
September 09, 2016

New Hawaii Visitor Arrival Record Set in July

July set new records for Hawaii's tourism industry according to a report from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). If you were considering investing in West Maui real estate with the potential for use as a vacation rental, you may find the following report interesting. Also, it's a great way to earn some extra cash on your investment.

According to the HTA, Hawaii had no less than 835,417 visitors in July, which is the highest number of any given month, ever. Not only does this news reflect a healthy tourism industry, but a healthier economy throughout the U.S., which is where the majority of these visitors are coming from, and the numbers are only climbing.

Visitors from the U.S. West increased by 5.3 percent, while arrivals from the U.S. East were about the same. Japan arrivals fell by 3.6 percent, while Canada arrivals fell by 3.1 percent. None of this was enough to stop the record, stemming from the growing number of visitors from the West, which is a big market. The decline from Japan is believed to be linked to a reduction in airline seating capacity.

This record was a 2.1 percent increase from the last one, which was set in the same month last year when Hawaii had 818,454 visitors. A little under a thousand came by cruise ship, while the rest arrived via air travel.

Visitor expenditures also increased, adding up to $1.44 billion in July, which was 1.5 percent more than the $1.42 billion spent in July of last year. Last but not least, average daily spending increased by 0.5 percent to $190.20 per person.

Whether you're interested in buying a second Maui home for your own exclusive use or as a vacation rental, this growing attraction to Hawaii from the West Coast reveals opportunity for returns on that investment. If you need assistance with your search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We'll be happy to set up a viewing if you have a specific property or properties in mind. If you're still looking, we'll be happy to help you with your search as well. Mahalo!

Luxury Kapalua Home in Pineapple Hill

A spacious luxury home in Kapalua, featuring over eight thousand square feet of living space.
September 02, 2016

Luxury Kapalua Home in Pineapple Hill

Your perfect luxury Maui home might just be waiting for you in Kapalua at 1212 Summer Road. We posted a video blog about this remarkable Pineapple Hill listing a few months ago, highlighting its spacious interior, numerous bedrooms and 1,500-square-foot pool, among many other wonderful features it has to offer. This home has so much to offer, it more than warrants revisiting.

Perched right above the Bay Golf Course, one of the many stand-out qualities about the property is its land area, which covers no less than three lots. This space lends extra privacy to an already exclusive community, and the gorgeous ocean vistas enhance the feeling of vast openness that surrounds the property. Conveniently, there are plenty of outdoor areas where one can enjoy the scenery, including the pool, jacuzzi and both covered and uncovered lanais.

Step inside the breezy 8,178-square-foot interior to find elegant lighting and thoughtful design with every comfort and luxury in mind. What occupies all that space? Eight bedrooms, plus eight and a half bathrooms, which make it ideal for hosting guests. Other fascinating spaces include two indoor atriums, a full dining room, a media room, and separate offices.

Both the home and the landscaping are in immaculate condition, conveying a fresh and new feeling to those who step onto the property. Integrated with the elegant, luxurious design is a casual, tropical theme, where indoor and outdoor living are masterfully blended so you can make the most of your Maui living experience.

If you're interested in setting up a viewing of this luxury Kapalua home at Pineapple Hill, feel free to reach out to us. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We look forward to helping you discover all the features that makes this listing so special. Mahalo!

Blogs for September 2016

Maui Celebrity Series Pre New Year's Celebration

Posted on September 23, 2016
Maui Celebrity Series Pre New Year's Celebration

Looking for an exciting evening of entertainment to spice up your New Year's this year? It may seem a bit early for making plans, but if you're interested in attending the Maui Celebrity Series, getting tickets early is a good idea. These… Continue Reading

Try Cane & Canoe Restaurant in Kapalua

Posted on September 16, 2016
Try Cane & Canoe Restaurant in Kapalua


Photo Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay: caneandcanoe.com

The best things about Kapalua are the beauty, the beaches, the amenities, and the food. If you're still exploring the area on your hunt for the perfect Kapalua real estate investment, why not enjoy some… Continue Reading

Kokua for Kupuna 2016

Posted on September 10, 2016

A very special event is coming to Maui this weekend. Join us for Hale Makua's annual Kokua for Kupuna event! Taking place this Saturday, September 10th at 5:00pm on the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Ocean Lawn, this fundraiser for Maui's premier adult care and health services provider will feature… Continue Reading

New Hawaii Visitor Arrival Record Set in July

Posted on September 09, 2016
New Hawaii Visitor Arrival Record Set in July

July set new records for Hawaii's tourism industry according to a report from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). If you were considering investing in West Maui real estate with the potential for use as a vacation rental, you may find the… Continue Reading

Luxury Kapalua Home in Pineapple Hill

Posted on September 02, 2016
Luxury Kapalua Home in Pineapple Hill

Your perfect luxury Maui home might just be waiting for you in Kapalua at 1212 Summer Road. We posted a video blog about this remarkable Pineapple Hill listing a few months ago, highlighting its spacious interior, numerous bedrooms and 1,500-square-foot pool, among many… Continue Reading

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