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Coconut french toast, banana pancakes, seared ahi benedicts — oh my!

Maui’s farm-to-table chefs make brunch an art, all while redefining what it means to celebrate and source local ingredients. And lucky for those who live on Maui, being a locavore not only helps protect the ‘aina and support local farmers — it’s great for your taste buds, too. 

So before you hit the beach this weekend, head to one of our favorite local brunch spots: 

Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop | Olowalu

Nestled in the tiny town of Olowalu on the way to Lahaina, Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. They serve up all sorts of sweet pies ranging from apple crumb to Olowalu lime, along with other decadent

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475 Manawai Place, Haiku

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Debra Merle R(B) was eating lunch with a client who had recently sold an expansive estate in Kula with two homes on it, to instead replace it with a beautiful, yet significantly smaller home. After lunch, the client turned to Merle and said, “Last night, I was lying in bed with the biggest smile on my face.” 

“I am so happy that it almost scares me,” the client continued. “I feel like I’m finally where I belong.”  

It meant so much to Merle to hear that. Like many real estate agents across the nation, she’s met with a growing number of clients who are looking to swap their multi-acre estates with significantly smaller - and simpler - places to call home. 

From Florida

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Twisting along Maui’s rural northwest coastline, Kahekili Highway is truly a road less traveled, even on an island that attracts roughly 3 million visitors each year. The road carves into rugged cliffs and lush valleys, winding past waterfalls, hiking trails and panoramic views that sweep from the sea to summit of Haleakala. 

Stop at farm stands to buy fresh produce, flowers and some of Maui’s best banana bread, or gaze upon verdant pastures of grazing cattle. And if you follow the road just 15 minutes down past Wailuku, you’ll find a different slice of paradise: Hale Wainui.

Situated on 51 acres of pristine acreage, Hale Wainui is the epitome of luxury island living. Built with only the finest furnishings and craftsmanship, the

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Hawaiian legend goes that the demigod Maui, after whom our island is named, was determined to capture the sun to slow it down so his mother could have enough light in the day to dry her kapa cloth. So one night, Maui journeyed to the peak of Haleakalā to wait for the sun to rise. As it began to illuminate the sky that morning, he lassoed the sun, convincing it to slow its descent for part of the year to make the day last longer. 

Today, millions of Maui residents and visitors have made the same trek the summit of the dormant volcano, waiting for the sun as it rises over the crater. Towering over the island of Maui, Haleakalā, meaning the "house of the sun,” offers one of the ecologically diverse landscapes in the world and one of the state’s most

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Every magical thing about Maui that you’ve heard is true: You’ll find lush rainforests, rushing waterfalls and pristine, white-sand beaches, all within the island’s 727 square miles.

And better yet, you can experience all of those ecological treasures within a half dozen spots on island — Maui’s six state parks. From the redwood forests at Polipoli to crisp rivers running through 'Iao Valley, the island’s designated state parks offer gateways into world of exploration, natural beauty and a glimpse into the history of the Hawaiian people.

Makena State Park 

Spanning 165 acres of pristine Maui shoreline, the Makena State Park is perhaps Maui’s most popular state park, attracting thousands of locals and visitors alike. It’s divided into two

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Photo: Amity Mason Photography

Whether you’re into hula or hard rock — or both — there’s always something happening on Maui. And this September, there are lots of festivals and events to choose from. We've narrowed down a few of our favorites:

Pailolo Challenge

Sept. 14 — 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This weekend, watch as elite paddlers from across the globe descend to Maui for one of the state’s most celebrated canoe races: the Pailolo Challenge. Spanning all the way from DT Fleming Beach in Kapalua to Kaunakakai, Moloka’i, teams of six paddlers come as far as Australia and Canada to test themselves against challenging channel crossing conditions.

The race spans 26 miles across the Pailolo Channel, notorious or being one of the windiest and

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Just because school has started and summer is over doesn’t mean vacations have to stop, too. As the number of summer travelers to Maui begins to slightly lesson, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy a staycation in one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. 

Enjoying the island you call home doesn’t have to break your budget either. Whether you need a break from the daily grind in the form of a spa day or weekend camping trip, check out these 4 easy staycations ideas on Maui that’ll be just as memorable as any trip off-island.

Backyard Campout

 

Photo by Phil Dolby, Wikimedia.

Didn’t get a chance to go camping this summer? Spend a night under Maui’s starry skies by pitching a tent in your backyard. There’s

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Dozens of Maui Realtors raised almost $15,000 for the Realtors Association of Maui’s scholarship program this year, representing a fraction of more than $1.3 million raised for more than 100 local nonprofit’s during the county’s annual charity walk. 

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced the final tally of the fundraising numbers last week: More than 2,400 walkers from Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i raised $1,316,956 during the 41st Visitor Industry Charity Walk in May 2019, the Maui News reported.

Thirty of those walkers laced up their sneakers to represent the Realtors Association of Maui, whose 114 donors pledged $11,891. With additional contributions from the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, “Team RAM” raised $14,918 total, exceeding

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Island Sotheby's International Realty's realtors in the Top 3%, Left to right, Alex Cortez R(B), Ryan MacLaughlin R(B), Wendy Peterson R(S), Jan Lap R(B), Rob Shelton R(B) - Courtney Brown R(S) not pictured.

Six Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have been honored for making the list of Maui’s Top 3% REALTORS® for 2019, further solidifying their status as leaders among hundreds of agents on island.

Fidelity National Title & Escrow and Homes and Land Magazine set out to honor Maui’s top agents based on their production in 2018. Using data from the Realtors Association of Maui’s Paragon system, they totaled agents’ production by calculating the sales volume of homes, condominiums, land transactions and project sales. When agents served as

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Sugar Beach

There’s nothing better than tasting creations from Maui’s finest chefs while gazing at the sun setting over the ocean. This weekend you can do all — while you raise money for environmental education programs for the island’s youth.

The Maui Huliau Foundation is putting on its seventh annual Huliau Food & Film Festival, a farm-to-table celebration of local agriculture featuring local chefs and student-produced films. The oceanfront event will take place this Saturday, Aug. 3 at Sugar Beach Events’ stunning North Kihei venue. And it’s already so popular that the event’s organizers have already been forced to expand capacity.

You’ll spend the evening sampling from chef-run farm-to-table stations while listening to live music by Arlie Asiu Music.

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