Makena lies on the southwestern flank of Mt. Haleakala. Lava that flowed during the last eruption of this grand volcano over 200 years ago is still visible from La Perouse Bay at the end of the road. Makena real estate includes high-end luxury homes and condos strategically located to optimize the spectacular beauty and gorgeous views of the area while still protecting the land and the sea. Migrating humpback whales abound during the winter whale season, and green sea turtles and other Hawaii marine life can be seen year-round. Makena offers the peace and tranquility that many of its more affluent visitors and residents come to enjoy. Amenities are scarce, so plan on enjoying some of the best golf and tennis that Maui has to offer, or take the short jaunt to experience the grandeur of neighboring Wailea. If you are looking for serenity, look no further than Makena.
The world-renowned Wailea Resort is a 1,500 acre master-planned development located on the southern leeward coast of Maui. From movie stars to rock stars, many of the most affluent people on Maui reside in Wailea. Created with a single vision, all new projects are monitored by the Wailea Community Association to insure they reflect the elegance of this posh and exotic development. From modest condos to exclusive gated communities and luxurious estates, if you want the best that Maui has to offer, Wailea real estate will meet your needs. World-class amenities include championship golf, tennis, fine dining and The Shops at Wailea, the most beautiful and exclusive shopping center in Hawaii. At the end of the day, stroll the beach path and savor the spectacular sunset and the many soft sand beaches Wailea has to offer.
Just north of Makena/Wailea, Kihei is the unplanned outcome of South Maui's popularity explosion that began in the early '70s. Kihei real estate is as diverse as its visitors. From modest single family residences to spectacular ocean front condominiums, there is something here for every budget. Visitors are drawn from all over the world by the dry tropical climate, cool soothing trade winds and convenient access to some of the best soft sand beaches on Maui. Abundant amenities include several small shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, tennis courts, a community swimming pool and a multi-screen movie theatre. During the winter, visitors and residents alike look forward to the return of the migrating humpback whales. Celebrate each day savoring the beauty of the rising sun over Mt. Haleakala before you venture out to explore all that Kihei has to offer.
In the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, it was also the center of the global whaling boom of the mid-1800’s. Up to 1,500 sailors from as many as 400 ships took leave in Lahaina including Herman Melville, who immortalized the era in his classic novel Moby Dick. Today, Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places. The focus of activity is along Front Street, which dates back to the 1820s. It's lined with stores and restaurants, and often packed with tourists. The large Banyan Tree in Banyan Tree Square was planted on April 24, 1873 by William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Christian missionaries. It is also the site of the reconstructed ruins of Lahaina Fort, originally built in 1832.
Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. A three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Long ago, these sands and lush gardens were enjoyed by Hawaiian kings and queens who sought a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater spring. This magical spot is steeped in culture, from when it was used as a training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, to the romantic days of "Old Hawaii" in the '30s and '40s, to the present. Today, couples, friends, and families still gravitate here for all this renowned beach has to offer, but also for its fabulous resorts and condos. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.
Kapalua Resort, nestled in one of Hawaii’s largest nature preserves, is a pristine 22,000-acre natural paradise located on Maui’s spectacular northwest shore at the foot of the verdant Kahalawai, or West Maui mountains. It features stunning white sand beaches, two marine sanctuaries, award-winning accommodations, premier real estate, and two legendary world-class golf courses. There is an inherent richness here – a culture and heritage that have been present for centuries and preserved for generations to come. There is a sense of place that captures the soul and inspires guests to return again and again.
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