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The holidays aren't just about the decorations, but all the lights and life-sized gingerbread houses certainly make Maui a little more magical this time of year.

With just five days until Christmas, you may have noticed the neighborhoods aglow with strings of lights and life-size reindeer, while soaring Christmas trees tower in the lobbies of Maui's finest resorts. If you’re planning to spend this next week on Maui, it’s definitely worth making the time to visit some of the island’s most decked out businesses, neighborhoods and Christmasy attractions.

To make it easier on you, we made a list of our favorite places to enjoy the holidays with cheer and Aloha.

Photo by Thad Zajdowicz.

THE LAHAINA BANYAN TREE

Nothing quite compares to

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Investing in yourself is investing in your business.

If you’re an entrepreneur or successful professional who works from home, investing in an office space that helps boost creativity and focus is critical to financial success. Cramped and unappealing spaces can actually do harm to your business and productivity, which is why homes must be meticulously designed with open, inspiring spaces to boost efficiency and workflow. These are a few of our favorites:

100 KAWEHI PLACE, KULA, MAUI

Located on 5 acres that sprawl across the lush slopes of Haleakala, this private estate offers unrivaled peace and quiet in the heart of Kula.

Gaze upon bi-coastal views and listen to the calming sounds of the breeze between trees from this

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Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live on Maui.

From getting stuck in Paia traffic to dealing with expensive food and housing costs, sometimes we get overwhelmed with our daily grind and forget that we do live in paradise. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to celebrate all the reasons that make us so thankful to live on Maui.

We truly are lucky to live in the Aloha State.

1. BEACHES

This is the view of the backyard from Coconut Grove, one of the west side's finest resort communities.

This seems like a no-brainer, but some of the world’s most stunning beaches are basically in your backyard. From the white-sands of Kaanapali to the shore break at Makena, miles of pristine shorelines are entirely accessible - and

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After 22 years, Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar has decided to part ways with his oceanfront estate.

“It’s like island living inside the house,” Hagar told the Los Angeles Times. “This place is like a painting.”

Situated atop the azure waters of Waipio Bay in lush Haiku, Maui, the 9.8-acre, cliffside retreat is being offered for $3.299 million through Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Becky Hanna.

“It can be the most perfect place on earth,” said Hanna.

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath villa is situated on one of Maui’s most sustainable properties, equipped with solar-powered electricity, a private water well and water catchment. There’s also a tilapia pond, fruit trees and a terraced vegetable garden, allowing for

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There are few reasons why one would ever want to leave their home when it offers an entirely private oasis. 

At these elite estates, it's hard to find a reason why one would have to venture to resort pools - or even to the beach - when crisp, clear waters are located in the privacy of your own home. From exotic water features to elegantly designed jacuzzis, we selected a few homes that offer the finest pools in paradise.

7505 MAKENA ROAD, MAKENA HI

There are few homes on Maui with as perfect a pool as this expansive Makena Estate. The pool is nestled on a 4,000-square-foot lanai, which overlooks the clear, azure waters of South Maui.

This massive 10,000-square-foot estate is perfect for entertaining family and friends. An epic private

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It’s that time a year again when parents celebrate and children dig in their heels: back-to-school.

From rushing to beat school traffic to signing up for after-school activities, the season brings in quite a change for both parents and children. But that transition can be much smoother when you live within minutes of the island’s finest schools.

“Generally, if you live Upcountry, you’re going to be 15 to 20 minutes away from all the great schools,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Mino McClean, R(B).

This elite estate on Lower Kula Road is nearby schools ranging from Seabury Hall to Haleakala Waldorf.

McClean was raised on Maui, and graduated from Seabury Hall. She explained that most of Maui’s top schools are located

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When many people picture the idyllic Hawaiian Islands, the first image that comes to mind is a colorful sunset on the horizon, framed by gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean and swaying palm trees.

At these luxurious estates, the view is even more spectacular. With panoramic vistas that span from Moloka’i to Kaho’olawe, these magnificent homes have vantage points that are simply intoxicating.

322 Waakaula Place, Wailea, Hawaii

With endless ocean views and 3,400 square feet of spacious living area, this home is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. Located in the Wailea Golf Estates, the home overlooks Maui's azure south shore, in addition to one of the finest golf courses in the resort community. 

The single-level home offers an open

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From the mystical marine works of Christian Riese Lassen to Curtis Wilson’s landscape paintings of lush Upcountry fields, Maui has inspired — and been home — to several acclaimed artists throughout the decades.

And there’s nothing more helpful for artists than being inspired by where they live — and better yet, to be able to work in the space they call home. Fortunately for those looking to live and make art on Maui, the island is home to several unique estates that offer workshops and art studios. The homes themselves are masterpieces. Here are some of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Wake up to the sound of birds calling, and sip your coffee on the covered lanai, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna. This timeless

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There’s nothing like enjoying the warm summer sun and taking a dip in calm, clear water to cool off — right in the privacy of your own backyard.

Maui is full of pristine, white-sand beaches and tropical waterfalls, but there’s nothing that rivals the seclusion and tranquility of having a pool at your own home. And at dozens of estates on Maui, there are some of the most exquisitely designed pools, which appear to blend seamlessly into their luxurious surroundings. Here are a few of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the tropical flora and fauna that surround this breathtaking home. The pool — and the expansive lanai that surrounds it — are truly the focal point of the property, which

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Living eco-friendly lifestyle doesn't mean you have to sacrifice luxury — especially at home. 

More and more often, high-end homes on Maui are being built to be equally as luxurious as they are energy efficient. With state-of-the-art photovoltaic and energy storage systems, dozens of magnificent estates offer residents all the finest furnishing, while at the same time aiming to protect the planet by reducing our environmental footprint.

Making a difference without sacrificing comfort — a handful of homes that aim to protect the island that we all know and love:

454 Wailau Place  |  Lahaina  |  Hawaii 96761

Nestled in the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this magnificent estate is meticulously crafted — and entirely off-the-grid. This

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