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Wailea Fairway Estates is a dream home destination with only 30 homes right in the heart of Wailea directly across from Ulua and Mokapu Beach. Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s own Keoni Grundhauser R(S) sold 85 Hale Noa Way to his client for $2.88 million.

Bordered by the Wailea Blue Course on two sides and recently completed an extensive remodel, this is where island living and luxury come together. Just under 5,000 square feet, this home features three-bedroom suites, an office, family room, eat-in kitchen, formal dining, and living rooms, two fireplaces, covered lanais, central A/C, and owned photovoltaic. The upstairs master bedroom shines with its own incredible lanai that beholds ocean and Haleakala views.

Here is what Keoni had to

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Kapalua Ironwoods is a spectacular oceanfront community of 40 two and three-bedroom condominium residences in 10 separate buildings on approximately 9 acres. This significant sale of beautifully remodeled unit 51 by Ben Willis R(S) sold for the asking price of $4.4 million.  

“These buyers will be full-time residents moving from Florida and have always loved Hawaii. This jewel had been in the Nordstrom family for many years. The property sits on The Kapalua Bay Golf Course and the blue Pacific with views of the outer islands.  It has the best views in all of Kapalua and I am sure the new owners will spend many years of enjoyment in Maui paradise.” said Ben Willis of his clients. 

Located overlooking the signature 5th hole of the Kapalua

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At an afternoon news briefing, Gov. David Ige announced plans for a Hawai‘i pre-travel testing program that gives travelers the option of possibly avoiding 14-day-long quarantine upon arrival to the state. This is viewed as one of the key measures for revitalizing Hawai‘i’s visitor-centric economy, while providing protection for the spread of COVID-19. Key components of the pre-travel testing program include:

  • All travelers must either pre-test or go into 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the state
  • All travelers are required to have temperature checked and complete a health & travel questionnaire
  • As an alternative to quarantine a traveler must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test no earlier than 72-hours prior
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Kamehameha Forest’s 3,433 acres of mountain watershed lands were sold to the state of Hawai’i, helping it remain protected in perpetuity for the people of Hawaiʻi. This will protect and serve the Kula water aquifer, habitat for endangered species, and community-based forest restoration opportunities. These lands are now protected in perpetuity thanks to federal, state, and non-profit partners.

“We thank Shizuka Asakawa and her brokers Roy Sakamoto, R(B),  Coldwell Banker Island Properties and Patricia Chaney, R(B), Island Sotheby’s International Realty, for working with The Trust for Public Land and the State through many hurdles, and for selling the property for public benefit at below the appraised fair market value. Thanks to the efforts of

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Choosing the best surfing spots on Maui can seem like trying to pick your favorite Aloha Maid flavor. Nearly impossible and it always takes an eternity! We decided to help make it easier on everyone by sacrificing our time to visit beaches on Maui that are some of the best surfing spots (it’s a hard job but someone’s gotta do it). We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ones and rated them on their best qualities. So pack up the boards and your ohana, stop at Minit Stop and grab a spam musubi, and head down to the water this weekend! 

Best Beach for Beginners

The Cove, Kihei: The Cove is like a beach with training wheels. With extreme shallow waters, you’ll find that the waves are great for beginners, making any beach day safe and fun for

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Historically, surfing is believed to have originated in Polynesia. When it finally reached Hawaiian waters, it became a crucial part of the Hawaiian culture. In ancient times, surfing was an activity for royalty or used as a way to settle disputes. Everything about surfing was sacred, from choosing the tree in which to carve a board to who was allowed to surf in certain areas. When colonizing Europeans landed in Hawai’i, they did away with countless Hawaiian cultural practices and values. Surfing was one of them. Although the physical act of surfing was halted, Hawaiians never let the feeling of riding the waves slip from their hearts. 

Over time, as more and more people came from all over the world to visit Hawai’i for the first time, surfing

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On the North Shore of Maui, between the swaying palms, cascading waterfalls, and ethereal lush forests lays a sleeping giant patiently waiting for the best surfers in the world to attempt it’s rath. Welcome to Peahi. 

People come from all over the world to tame the beast that is Peahi, widely known as Jaws. Though not to be confused with the 1975 Steven Spielberg film, the infamous great white shark and these waves both know a thing or two about power. The reputation of Peahi has reached far and wide, mostly for its (arguably) best waves in the world. Reaching anywhere from 30-70ft, waves at Peahi are formed so precisely that they create these infamous swells. 

According to the late Hawaiian leader, Leslie Kuloloio, Peahi’s traditional name is

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Congratulations to Courtney Brown for making 1 Kapalua Place home for her lucky clients. A true beachfront oasis, this parcel is nestled on 1.7 acres of beautiful Kapalua land. This listing was a true once in a lifetime opportunity for Brown’s clients as it is one of the last remaining beachfront lots one can own in West Maui and the only vacant beachfront parcel in Kapalua.

Besides the jaw-dropping landscape and neighboring views, this home comes with a number of natural perks such as being situated on the coastline of West Maui and having a front-row seat to breathtaking sunsets. There is no better location to experience the natural wonders of Maui than in the backyard of gorgeous Kapalua. A true vacation destination that you can call home. 

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Island Sotheby International Realty welcomes our newest realtor, Kela Yzeiraj, R(S)! Kela is a free spirit that believes in the power of Maui’s beautiful agriculture and land. After pursuing an education in geology, she became passionate about organic permaculture farming and cultivating native land. Kela spends her free time pursuing her knowledge of natural healing practices and organic farming. She aligns with Island Sotheby International Realty’s values because she believes that being true to yourself and always looking to help others is most important. 

“I feel at home at Sotheby's International Realty because of what the brand stands for quality connections and artful living that commemorates uniqueness and wonder. Sotheby's International

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Surfing and Maui are like the stars and the sky, one wouldn’t be whole without the other. Maui’s surfing history dates back hundreds of years and is a crucial and significant part of Hawaiian history. Today, we see thousands of people every year fly to our little island for a chance to have their moment on the blue crystal clear waves of Maui. The locals that grow up on the island have stories about skipping class when a good swell comes in, getting in their cars filled with sand after a quick surf sesh, or spending hours on hours every weekend basking in the sweet rides of Maui’s surflines. You grow up learning how to be in the water before you learn how to walk! No one is surprised when they see their teachers, doctors, or realtors out on the water

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