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For the second year in a row, Maui has been ranked as the No. 1 spot on Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “Top Islands in Hawaiʻi” in its 2018 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

“With stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches, Maui is a pretty perfect package according to T+L readers,” said Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nathan Lump. “So, it’s no surprise to see this perennial favorite topping the list once again.”

The list ranked Kaua’i at No. 2, followed by the Big Island, O’ahu, then Lana’i. Maui also made the publication’s list of best islands in the world, ranking in at No. 14. The best island, according to the list, was Java, Indonesia.

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It may come to no surprise to many people that Hawai’i is often ranked among the healthiest — and happiest — states in the entire country.

With miles of white sand beaches to run on and dozens of places to find fresh local produce, there are countless ways for people to stay healthy on islands like Maui — all while enjoying the pristine natural environment that the island has to offer. The Aloha State also boasts one of the highest life expectancy rates in the entire nation, as well as a lower obesity rate compared to other states.

But why does living on Maui or other Hawaiian Islands help citizens become healthier? We’ve got some ideas about why you might benefit from moving to the Aloha State.


From fresh ahi tuna to

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I think we can all agree that summer is too short, so the last thing we want to do is complain about the heat when we have it. Lucky for those visiting or living on Maui, there are lots of ways to beat the heat in the dog days of summer. Of course, the No. 1 way to do so is usually the beach — but we’ve got a few other ideas in store to switch it up.

Find a Waterfall

Photo by Thomas.

There’s nothing more refreshing than crisp, clear water on a hot summer day. Good thing for those living on Maui, there are plenty of pristine ponds and cascading waterfalls to take a dip in when temperatures soar. From Bamboo Forest to Twin Falls, many of Maui’s most popular waterfalls offer multiple swimming spots and waterfalls to explore.

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Choosing the perfect condominium to become your family’s vacation home isn’t only about finding the right unit.

It’s really about picking the place where your family can relax and recharge - all while enjoying the best activities that Maui has to offer. To celebrate summer vacation season, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite West Maui summer condos that promise to make your family’s trip one that you’ll never forget. And the best part - you can make these condos your own, to come back to year after year.

Honua Kai - Hoku Lani Unit 348

You can truly live the dream in this luxury two-bedroom condominium,  which overlooks beautifully manicured gardens and breathtaking ocean views that span to the island of Moloka’i. The private, shaded

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You probably have noticed the summer temperatures creeping higher and higher by the week, but you can beat the heat with these cool summer drinks. From refreshing mocktails to creative twists on classic cocktails, we’ve got your covered. Our favorite recipes come from Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability.

Guava Daiquiri Mocktail

What you need:

2 ounces fresh guava juice

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 agave or simple syrup

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well. Then strain and pour into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Hibiscus Mojito

What you need:

15 to 20 mint leaves,

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After recent eruptions in the Puna area of the Big Island started making national headlines and destroying homes, mainland travelers began to panic, canceling long-planned vacations and leaving the island’s resorts.

But what many of them don’t know is that the lava isn’t spewing across the entire island - and definitely not across all of the Hawaiian Islands. The affected area, Puna is mainly residential, and the rest of the Big Island - and the rest of the state - are entirely safe.

And Hawai’i need visitors’ love and travel dollars.

As visitors canceled vacation rental stays and planned activities, the communities that rely on their spending suffer. And especially on the neighbor islands like Maui, Oahu and Kaua’i, the only signs of the

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A luxurious condominium has sold for $2.185 million in one of Maui’s most popular vacation communities.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Jan Lap R(B) represented the buyers of this two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in the heart of Wailea. This secluded and exclusive resort community is conveniently located near the famed Shops at Wailea and Wailea Beach Walk, which leads to the region’s finest resorts and restaurants.

“The buyers began by looking at other complexes, but were subsequently attracted to Wailea Beach Villas because of its location, quality and the unit’s spaciousness,” said Lap. Everything went smoothly and the new owners are thrilled.”

The condominium, which looks out onto the resort community’s lush

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It’s summer in Maui, but there’s lots to do on island besides just the usual beach days.

From island’s Friday night town parties to cultural festivals, we’ve got you covered. Here are five activities that are a must do in the summer of 2018:

Waʻa Kiakahi Canoe Festival

From June 1 through June 3, Ka’anapali will be home to the 14th annual Waa Kiakahi, an event celebrating the history and proficiency of crews who sail traditional Hawaiian canoes. Stop by for canoe races, demonstrations and to ride in one yourself.

Friday Night Town Parties

If you’re on Maui and it’s Friday night, that means there’s a party somewhere. Sponsored by Maui County, the island’s town parties are held on four Friday evenings every month in different

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Sometimes “going green” can seem like it might take a lot of money and work.

But there’s much more you can do that doesn’t involve a hefty price tag that comes with installing photovoltaic panels or buying a hybrid car. Instead, you can reduce waste, limit toxins and make your home healthier just be following a few of these tips:

  1. Put down the paper towels: Change up your paper towel habit to reduce waste by using cloth napkins and rags for the dirtier jobs.  

  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle:  Make sure you have a system in your kitchen that makes it easier to separate recyclable materials from the non-recyclables. Everyone in your home will be more likely to recycle if they don’t have to walk outside to the recycling bin each time they

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Maui locals may have noticed something new out of the water. And Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Karla Aguera’s husband is behind it.

Alex Aguera, a former professional windsurfer, spent years tinkering with designs for hydrofoil boards for water sports ranging from windsurfing to kiting. But no one had ever figured out how to attach a stand-up paddle board, or SUP, to a hydrofoil, which would allow the large board to glide above the water.

“He just kept researching and designing and testing - and it was always something in the back of his head that he couldn't give up,” his wife, Karla, explained. 

Photo courtesy of Alex Aguera Designs

About two years ago, all the experimentation paid off - Alex came up with a design

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