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When we think of Maui, we think of the vast blue ocean, alluring waterfalls, and maybe a cocktail or two. What we sometimes forget is that Maui is home to numerous local organic farms. 

This year, COVID-019 has pushed the pause button in our lives. This doesn’t mean we have to hit the pause button on our health or supporting our local business and economy. Living among Maui’s bountiful ecosystem, we are lucky enough to have the most delicious organic produce right in our backyard. From avocados, bananas, peppers, mango, lime, berries, tea, coffee, medicinal herbs, native plants, etc, there is a plethora of fresh produce at your fingertips. 

There are several local organic farms that you can shop from when you want to fill your bellies and ohana

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty wants to extend a huge aloha to Heidi Dollinger for successfully obtaining her Broker license. This is a proud moment in our ohana and we would like to take the time to share what a strong professional and woman Heidi is. 

Heidi’s passion and drive in her professional career pushed her to take the next step of earning this prestigious accolade. From always facing unique challenges, pushing herself to always do better, and striving for the highest bar, Heidi is a force to be reckoned with. Island Sotheby International Realty is proud to have Heidi in our ohana so that she can share her love for realty with everyone on Maui, from clients to colleagues. We know this is only the first of many accomplishments like

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A true island woman, Tiffany Hyde embraces the Maui lifestyle and the boundless and organic nature around her. Helping people find their dream home comes naturally to her, always embodying the Hawaiian spirit of aloha while doing so. Her passion for home improvement and serving those around her drew her to Island Sothebys International Realty (ISIR) and made her a strong addition to the ISIR ohana. 

Whether it’s improving your home, selling or buying, or tips on where the best Maui beaches and hikes are, Hyde is your go-to person! If her strong and professional realtor skills don’t win you over, her love for appreciating each and every Maui day will!


What's your favorite part about living on Maui?

TH: Maui life revolves around the

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As much as we love swimming along Maui’s pristine coastal shores, dazzling big waves, and throughout the colorful coral ecosystems, we also have to love keeping our Maui waters safe. 

To protect our oceans, Hawaii became the first state in 2021 to ban sunscreen that contains oxybenzone and octinoxate. Both of these chemicals are harsh and damaging to the coral reef that sustains the ocean life in our backyard. We know our corals to be suffering due to stress and the bleaching effects that these chemicals leave so we knew it was time to take actionable steps. Without our reefs, Maui would not be what it is today. 

January 1, 2021, marked a new age for tourism and life on Maui! People who come to visit our island will still be able to enjoy all

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Monday July 13th, Gov. David Ige announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin.

The governor made this decision in collaboration with Hawai‘i’s four county mayors. Several factors contributed to the decision to delay the pre-travel testing program. They include:

  • The continental U.S. (mainland) is seeing large, uncontrolled outbreaks in some of Hawai‘i’s main visitor markets, including California. Many of these communities are increasing restrictions and
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Island Sotheby’s International Realty wants to extend a huge aloha to Scott Wrzesinski for successfully obtaining his Broker license. We always love when our agents push themselves in their professional endeavors and something like this is always cause to celebrate.

Starting with a career in the hospitality industry, Wrzesinski’s passion and motivational spirit pushed him to continue his education and better himself for his future clients. We talked to Wrzesinski about his journey and asked him to share some reflective moments for other agents and professionals in the real estate industry.

“After being in the hospitality industry (hotel/vacation rentals) for decades, I suddenly had this unrelenting urge to get my real estate license. When I

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With her down to earth nature and family-oriented mindset, Renona Barrozo is the perfect person to help you find your dream home on the island of Maui. True to herself and the island she lives on, she treats her clients as her own family members and always has the aloha spirit shining through her.

Barrozo has built a strong background in real estate, development, and client relations and she is ready to represent and serve her clients with everything she has. To learn more about this passionate family woman and devoted Maui resident, we asked Barrozo a few questions to help us get to know her a little better and welcome her into our ohana.

What's your favorite part about living on Maui?

RB: Being able to live and raise our family on such a

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Swimming in the most crystal clear waters is no uncommon pastime on Maui. Imaging snorkeling throughout the most gorgeous coral reefs and coastlines in the Pacific Ocean.


Evenings in Maui make you feel like you could reach out and touch the beautiful cosmos. Nothing compares to the explosion of skylight that decorates the night every evening.


Hawaiian waterfalls are what helped create the beautiful island of Maui. Finding one tucked away within the lush mountains and valleys is always something to dream about while you're miles away.


Whether it’s driving to the grocery store or back to your hotel, the views alongside every road in Maui are a front-row seat to some of the most scenic views on the island. Majestic

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