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West Maui Mountains Watershed - 09/27/08 09:47 PM
Did you know that the summit of Puu Kukui in the West Maui mountains is one of the wettest on earth? While Lahaina may receive less than 15 inches a year, the summit will receive close to 370! Hawaii is home to over 10,000 native species, 90% of which are found only in our islands. The West Maui Moutains are home to over 125 of these rare native plants, birds, insects and more. I highly recommend that anyone interested in Maui and its natural resources take the time to visit the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership website, www.westmauiwatershed.org The website offers information the (2 comments)
The Spectacular Summit, Kaanapali, Maui - 09/27/08 09:23 PM
Perched above the Kaanapali Resort, the Summit Estates is home to this small enclave of residences. Just 17 detached condominium homes on 17 acres. 288 Wekiu Place is one of the finest locations in this gated community. This immaculate, three bedroom, three bathroom home features a detached "ohana" or in-laws quarters, along with a two car garage. Enjoy year round sunsets and panoramic ocean views from your spacious lanai. Just minutes away from one of America's Best Beaches, Kaanapali Beach.
Photos courtesy of Triggerfish Productions, Maui (0 comments)
The Plantation Estates and Honolua Ridge: Heavenly Views in Kapalua, Maui - 09/27/08 09:10 PM
708 Mokuleia PlaceThe Plantation EstatesKapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii This spectacular estate is nestled on the famed Plantation Course in the Kapalua Resort. Located on two private acres, the main home is comprised of five bedroom suites. A separate guest cottage makes entertaining easy. Enjoy a panoramic view, stretching across the Pailolo channel. From this vantage point, you can watch the year round sunsets that dance between the islands of Molokai and Lanai.
Or, if your wish is to design your own private retreat, consider one of these homesites in the Plantation Estates or Honolua Ridge.
This is the view from Plantation (0 comments)
The Kapalua Butterfly - 09/27/08 08:01 PM
It's something I see every day as I drive down Office Road, the main entry to the Kapalua Resort. The Kapalua Resort's trademark Butterfly logo, a maroon butterfly with a pineapple in the center. This logo has earned the reputation as a hallmark for luxury and preservation. It symbolizes the metamorphosis of the pineapple plantation to the the carefully planned resort community that it is today. (0 comments)
Why Kapalua? - 09/27/08 07:27 PM
For those looking for a tropical residence, Hawaii offers advantages over non-US options, with stable systems of government and property ownership, high standards of medical care, and currency considerations. I have long favored Maui, not just because this is where I was born. I've always appreciated it's diverse geography--in just one day, you can see in the rainforest of Hana, or the desert of Makena, the green pastures of Ulupalakua and the Upcountry areas, visit a small seaside town like Pai'a, or the vast crater of Haleakala. We have an abundance of shops and restaurants, without the big city stressors of Honolulu, and of course, we have some (0 comments)
Kapalua Resort, Maui to Host "Play Golf America Day" - 09/25/08 04:03 PM
This Saturday, September 27, 2008, the Kapalua Resort presents Play Golf America Day. The Kapalua Golf Academy will feature instructional clinics and presentations by world famous master instructors, Jim Flick and Mike Adams. More than 30 PGA pros will take a break from the 2008 Aloha PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit to give free lessons to the public. TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Ping and Nike will all have demo presentations as well. Register online at www.playgolfamerica.com or call the Kapalua Golf Academy at 808-665-5454. For more information on properties available in the Kapalua Resort, including condominiums, homes and homesites, contact your Kapalua Resort Specialist, Courtney Brown, (0 comments)
Kapalua's Cultural Arts: The Seasons - 09/24/08 09:56 PM
The Kapalua Resort is lucky to have Silla Kaina here to greet visitors and locals alike, teaching them a little about life in Hawaii. Silla hosts a series of cultural programs here in the resort that include lei making, hula lessons, lau hala, and history of the area and the plantation. She teaches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and visitors come year after year, looking for Silla. Sometimes, when she's done, we have a few minutes to talk story. Today, we were talking about the change in the weather, and how it feels like summer has just ended (notably it's about five (0 comments)
West Maui Caravan is more than real estate... - 09/24/08 07:14 PM
Today was my last West Maui Caravan serving as West Maui Regional Director for our Realtor's Association of Maui. During this past year, I have seen a tremendous transformation in this weekly event and in my fellow Realtors. As we all know, these have been trying economic times, and the real estate market has been affected. Our weekly caravans have changed from being a forum where we preview listings and talk about market conditions, to a forum where we still do those things, but we help the community at the same time. Let me explain how: Each year, the President of (0 comments)
Spotlight on The Kapalua Bay Villas, Kapalua Resort, Maui - 09/23/08 03:34 PM
Maui's 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort is currently home to seven condominium communities and four residential communities. While they all share in the resort's extensive amenities, each community has it's own unique character and charm. Today I'd like to focus the spotlight on the Kapalua Bay Villas, which are one of Maui's lovieliest oceanfront communities. These low rise condominium residences are nestled on 16.5 oceanfront acres, perched on the rocky cliffs above the white sand beach of Oneloa Bay. Each of the 27 buildings is home to one and two bedroom floorplans, many with spectacular ocean and island views. There are a variety of options to suit your (2 comments)
Kapalua LPGA Classic - 09/21/08 09:34 PM
The Kapalua Resort will host the inaugural Kapalua LPGA Classicthis October 13-19th, at the KapaluaBay Course. We are excited to have this addition to our annual Kapalua events, which include the Mercedes-Benz Championship, played each January at the Kapalua Plantation Course and the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival held each summer. Watch the Kapalua Resort's host professional, Morgan Pressel, vie against other golf phenoms for the $1.5 million purse. Those fortunate enough to be staying at the condominiums and homes bordering the event Ridge Villas, the Golf Villas, the Ironwoods, Pineapple Hill and Pineapple Hill Estates will have front row seats for what is sure to (2 comments)
The Ritz-Carlton Residences at Kapalua Bay - 09/21/08 05:51 PM
There's no place on earth like Kapalua Bay. Imagine: a perfect white sand beach, looking out across the ocean to the islands of Molokai and Lanai. It's no wonder that Kapalua Bay has been named America's Best Beach by such publications as Conde Naste and the Travel Channel. The sun sets nightly between these two islands, and to the left is the newly-opened Merriman's Kapalua, one of the most stunning restaurant locations to watch the island's nightly show. To the right is the new Ritz-Carlton Residences at Kapalua Bay. Once the site of the Kapalua Bay hotel, The Residences at Kapalua Bay is currently under (2 comments)
The Renaissance of the Kapalua Resort, Maui - 09/19/08 11:06 PM
The Kapalua Resort is undergoing a spectacular renaissance: What has long been a favorite destination for golf is being transformed, with a focus on providing access to more of the lush surroundings that extend from the mountain to the sea. Resort wide renovations and new development will allow guests to enjoy the most luxurious accommodations. The Kapalua Shops, including the Logo Shop, my office at Kapalua Realty, Sansei and LaPerle, were relocated to beautiful new plantation style buildings in the central village. Construction is well underway at the Residences at Kapalua Bay, at the site of the old Kapalua Bay Hotel. Walls are in place in many (12 comments)
Author Bio: Courtney Brown is a Realtor with Island Sotheby's International Realty in Maui, Hawaii. Courtney was born here in Maui and educated at Smith College. She specializes in Maui real estate, with a focus on second homes, oceanfront, and resort properties in Kapalua, Napili, Kaanapali, and West Maui. p>
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