With a population of approximately 144,000 residents, “The Valley Isle” lives up to its reputation as a tropical paradise, with volcanic mountains covered in lush vegetation and deep valleys that lead to golden beaches. As the third most populated island in the state of Hawaii, Maui is also a top contributor to the state’s economy. With tourism, agriculture, high tech, research and government sectors of industry thriving here, residents can successfully combine work and play.
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Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian chain and for many, offers a wonderful balance between the very laidback lifestyle of Kauai with the more urban feel of Oahu. With small historic towns, to bustling resorts, visitors will find no lack of activities-from sunrises on Haleakala Mountain in Haleakala National Park to watching the migrating humpback whales in Lahaina. Maui balances an urban life with a laidback island feel, offering visitors all of the necessities for comfort, adventure, and beauty.
Maui’s many perfectly manicured golf courses, variety of resorts, pristine beaches, adventurous hikes, gourmet food, art galleries, and impressive sights to see— islands just offshore, sunsets from historic Lahaina and sunrises from Haleakala—offer excitement and beauty for every type of person. The outdoor adventurers will love the hikes of Haleakala and throughout the island. A scenic trip up the winding Road to Hana is unforgettable. The water lovers will spend hours enjoying the beautiful beaches and the warm water to surf, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel, and swim. The basking humpback whales will awe wildlife enthusiasts. Art appreciators can spend a day wandering the many art galleries. Golfer’s can hone their game in many of the most beautiful locations available. Those looking for relaxation and luxury will enjoy the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons or renting one of our beautiful homes surrounded by acreage, and upscale shopping in Wailea. Browse our Elite Pacific neighborhoods to find the perfect place for you!
Maui’s cities range from the largest, which is Kahului, to smaller cities, towns and villages scattered along the coast. Kahului has approximately 26,000 residents and is the cultural and economic heart of the island. Other notable cities include Kapalua, Lahina, Napili, Kihei, Wailea, Makawao, Pukalani and Ka’anapali, just to name a few. Transportation around Maui is a breeze with main roads like Hana Highway, Haleakala Highway and Honoapiilani Highway connecting resident homes with the rest of the island. Air transport needs are met by the Kahului Airport, Kapalua Airport and Hana Airport.
Maui is a top tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. The good news is that Maui residents have the attractions, recreation and points of interest right in their own back yards, and can fill their free time with a number of different activities. Of course, Maui’s beaches are a big part of life, and residents can enjoy surfing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, beach combing, sailing, and other water sports. Other recreation activities made popular in Maui’s year-round warm climate include golf, tennis, hiking, biking, camping, and gardening. Among Maui’s most popular attractions are Haleakala National Park, Baldwin Beach, Waniapana State Park, Makena Beach State park, Iao Valley, the Maui Gold Pineapple Packing Factory, Maui Ocean Center, Hawaii Nature Center and so much more.
Home buyers who find their perfect paradise home in Maui will never regret making that investment. While Maui may seem to move at a slower pace than its flashier neighbors, residents of this island find that the balance between work and play is just right.