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Back by popular demand (and because we love supporting local so much) we are sharing our 2022 holiday shopping guide that features local and Maui-owned businesses from all over the island. Find the perfect gifts and treasures for your ohana and loved ones, near and far. Shopping local is one of the best ways to support our Maui community and give back to those striving to make our island a better place. There are countless hidden gems, brilliant artists, generous creators, and hard-working small business owners who make Maui the beautiful place that is. 



Itsy Bitsy Keiki by Anuhea Medeiros

Itsy Bitsy Keiki was started by a Native Hawaiian Infant/Toddler, Kumu (teacher). She began Itsy Bitsy Keiki during the pandemic to bridge the

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Tell us about your history with Pickleball and how you became passionate about it. 

Mino: I trained as a tennis player — playing 20 years of competitive tennis, but was sidelined during covid with an injury. Pickleball was a way to remain competitive and social without as much pain. I have grown to love it so much so, that I rarely play tennis now. I enjoy it because it's fast-paced, a new challenge, and a super fun community of players who are all equally addicted. On any given day, you can find a match on this island.  

Ryan: My history with Pickleball was born out of Covid! It was a sport that everyone got into with the lockdown. In Hawaii especially, there was nothing to do other than surf, so it was a great outlet, and all of my friends

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If there's one thing we know about the holiday season, travel is at an all-time high, especially here in Maui. So many people love making the trip to the Valley Isle, where they can spend their winter months laying out on the beach and exploring lush forests and crystal clear waters. For some, the 2022 holiday season will be their first time visiting the island! So we thought we'd put together our favorite seven things you should know before stepping off the plane at OGG. 


1. Maui and The Valley Isle are one and the same.

If you have been racking your brain about why "Valley Isle" pops up when you're googling what to do on Maui, don't be alarmed. Maui and all the other Hawaiian Islands have famous nicknames that highlight something

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It's no secret that food is one of the easiest ways to bring family and friends together, especially in Hawaii, where there is a melting pot of culture and cuisine to explore. This is why we felt a distinct responsibility to share our favorite kitchens on the market right now. It has everything you need to create your oasis, from breathtaking ocean views, pristine countertops, chef-level appliances, and editorial-like design details. 


35 Hulimoku Place Maunaloa, Hawaii

Tropical, tranquil, and remote, this resort-level estate sits on 5.73 acres and is a Molokai masterpiece for those wanting a peaceful lifestyle. The kitchen adds its own level of elevated luxury with a custom island and Sapele cabinets, updated appliances featuring a

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Overlooking Palauea Beach, the Makena ocean view estate 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom property is the highest sale on Maui year to date. 


(Makena, Maui) – A recent transaction from Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents, Ryan MacLaughlin, PB and Alex Cortez R(B), marked the largest sale on Maui this year at $28,500,000 — the highest in the last 15 months on the Valley Isle. 38 Ualei Place is one of the most exclusive offerings to ever come on the market. The property boasts brand new construction and serves as a quiet getaway, overlooking one of the most pristine beaches in Hawaii. 

This heavenly Makena estate is an awe-inspiring family compound that highlights endless ocean, sunrise & sunset views and offers the best of all worlds. 


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Cracking open an ice-cold beer while lounging back on Maui's sandy shores is how most people envision their dream vacation. For many, they can indulge in this daydream every weekend, thanks to Maui's all-year good weather and Maui Brewing Co's infamous craft beer. 

As the largest craft brewery in the state of Hawai'i, Maui Brewing Co wears its badge proudly by being the favorite place to gather for locals and visitors alike. Specializing in local ingredient fusions, organic farming, and innovative techniques, this is where you come for the finest pint or glass on Maui. 

Opening in 2005, the famous Kihei brewery has scenic views of the South shores and stunning Haleakala slopes. Visitors can try out their favorite flavors and concoctions in the

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For National Make a Dog's Day this year, we're rounding up our favorite places on the island to spend with our furry friends. Overwhelmingly one of the most dog-friendly states in the country, Maui has everything from playful beaches, winding trails, laid-back outdoor dining, undiscovered beaten paths, countless parks for fetch, and chilled surf towns that are popular among the dog parents on the island!

Keep reading for ideas on crafting the perfect day to celebrate the pup in your life. All while outside and under the Maui sun. 


Breakfast at Kihei Caffe

Famously known as the best brekfast in Kihei, Kihei Caffe is the place to have a relaxing morning with your pup, sipping coffee and enjoying delicious local cuisine. 


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Maui’s west side holds a special place in our hearts. From the crystal clear waters lining the Lahaina shorelines, an abundance of rich history and culture, and the epitome of a laid-back beach town, it’s the best way to spend a day on Maui. If you asked us, this is how we would spend a whole day on Maui’s iconic west side. 


Donuts for Breakfast at The Bakery Lahaina 

There are donuts…, and then there are fresh Lilikoi Donuts from The Bakery Lahaina. Tart and Sweet, there is nothing more unique to Maui than this! An authentic taste of the island. All of The Bakery Lahaina's items are made from scratch and vary daily, keeping things exciting for locals. Come early for the best selection, or give them a call in advance if you have your

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We wouldn't want anyone heading out to surf the Maui waves without a healthy dose of morning caffeine. So with that in mind, we rounded up our favorite coffee shops all over the island that know a thing or two about brewing and wooing. 

Whether it's a macchiato produced from Molokai beans or a mocha prepared Maui macadamia nuts, there's a coffee shop for all tucked into every corner of the island. 


Maui Coffee Roasters

Maui Coffee Roasters, located in the heart of Kahului, is one of our favorite coffee shops on the island. They offer everything from ground coffee to cappuccinos, Thai iced coffees, nitro cold brews, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, freshly baked goods, quiches, and wraps. Just 5 minutes from Kahului Airport, make Maui

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