MAUI may very well be the Best Island in the World, according to Conde Nast magazine. I'm not going to argue about that.
As one of the Hawaiian neighbor islands, Maui is just a 20 minute plane ride from Oahu, which is the home for Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. Of course you can also fly directly to Maui to our big "city" Kahului. The other islands in Hawaii are: the Big Island (Hawaii); Kauai; Molokai; Lanai. Molokai and Lanai are also part of Maui County.
Maui is a melting pot, with an international and multi-cultural population. In addition to the Polynesians who first came to the islands, you will find many other cultures well rooted here, such as Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Portuguese, Thai, and more. When the sugar and pineapple plantations ruled, migrant workers were brought in to work the fields, and diverse cultures flourished in this welcoming climate. Now that tourism is driving the economy, agriculture has taken a back seat. But the central Pacific location still makes this a perfect place for a cross-cultural community. It's all good.
Maui Hawaii - Visitors come to Maui for many reasons, including family vacations, weddings and honeymoons, golf and sports, and just plain health and wellness.
The Maui Visitors Bureau would like you to have an enjoyable time here in the islands, so please consult with them if you are planning your first trip. They can also help you with accommodations and cars.
If Hawaiian History interests you, be sure to see what the Maui Historical Society has going on with events, tours and projects.
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is the place to find arts education and events, and our famous film festivals.
Maui has plenty of beaches to suit your activity level. Do you want to get out there and charge the monster waves at JAWS, or do you just want to relax with your toes in the sand?
Maui is like no other place. Maui is unique. Maui is a nourishing place, a healing place, a loving place, a spiritual place, a fun place, a wonderful place, an interesting place, a happy place. Maui is my place. It could be your place too.
Ask your Realtor if Maui would be right for YOU. I am an experienced Maui Realtor and resident, with the local knowledge to help you find what you need. Talk to me... I'll listen.
I wish I could show you some pictures of the beauty of Maui, but you'll have to read my blog to see them. You'll find lots of great photos of Maui and Maui real estate if you go there. See you soon!