Haiku, Maui, Hawaii is a place I would imagine to exist, if I was dreaming about tropical paradise. A place a way from the hustle of places like Honolulu. Even know we have quality resorts on Maui, Haiku is a place that when you drive past Paia Plantation town. You have entered another world. The drive along the coast, with the windsurfers busting airs in the surf. You see all the surfers out enjoying the surf at Hookipa Beach Park.
Then you head into Maliko Gulch and you officially enter Haiku Maui. I love the green vegetation, and rows of pineapple fields that scream that you are in Haiku. Myself, turning up Haiku road is a journey in it self. I love driving past the old Baldwin Estate. It is around 25 acres of beautiful landscape property.
Haiku is mostly made up of two-acre properties. It is a place where you can grow your own garden. Maybe tropical flowers are your passion. Myself, I have always been into fruit trees. If you happen to like Mangos, Papayas, Lychee, Avocados, Citrus, Bananas, and Bread fruit. These are just a few of the varieties that flourishing in Haiku. You will meet a lot of avid gardeners that take advantage of the micro-climates that Haiku offers.
Most of the time, Haiku offers beautiful weather, and moderate temperatures. We do have our rainy season. This is what keeps everything so lush. You will find people from all over the world living in Maui. Maybe the guy up the street is from Indonesia, and the guy down the street is from Palestine, or Italy. You find people that surf, windsurf, kite, bike, and might be training for the Olympics. I have met more hard core sports people. Women running or biking the hills to get in shape to ride world famous Jaws giant surf.
Haiku does have variety, restaurants, variety of stores, yoga centers, bike shops, grocery stores, and just about anything you would need. Haiku use to be a farming community. Sugar cane and Pineapple were the standard of farming. The Portuguese were brought to Maui for there skills at ranching. So you have families that have been raising cattle in Haiku for generations. So Haiku is something different to everyone. For me Haiku has been a place I call home. Just minutes to the surf, and a great place to raise a family. So in life you need to follow your dream. For many Haiku is the end of the rainbow.
Steven C. Nickens R(S), GRI, ABR
The Wailea Group. LLC
3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite 5WE
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753