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Get ready for tasty food, live music and tastings from dozens of local and national craft breweries — the 11th Annual Maui Brewers Festival is headed to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center later this month.

On May 18, one of Maui’s top festivals will feature fare from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, as well as the opportunity to sample libations from dozens of celebrated brewers. There will also be live music featuring Yum Yum Beast, Riddum Station and Flat Jackson, door prizes and a homebrew competition, where you can see how your brew stands up to the rest.  

Don't like beer? Sip on hard cider, hard kombucha and root beer, as well as other non-alcoholic beverages offered at the event. You can do so knowing that all of it

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This could become your own resort within a resort.

Nestled on 1.2 acres of manicured grounds overlooking Manele Bay, Sweetheart Rock and the Jack Nicklaus golf course, this spectacular gated estate is a rare offering on the island of Lana’i. Listed for $10.5 million, paths for golf carts meander around the home’s three levels of gardens, nursery and expansive pool, creating the epitome of luxurious island living.

“It’s the only estate for sale on the entire island,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Greg Sturm R(S), who is representing the sellers. “We don’t really have a lot for sale here, and it’s truly one of a kind.”

Custom built with clear cedar, the home boasts the highest quality finishes and materials. Pocket

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Maui is famous for its luxurious beach resorts, but there’s something incomparably special that comes with sleeping under the stars.

Dozing off while listening to gentle crashing waves and waking up to the warmth of the sun’s rays make camping on island the ultimate outdoor experience. From the mountains to the sea, these are a few of our favorite places to retreat back to nature, where you can plan fun-filled and affordable staycations with family and friends:

Polipoli


Photo: Avriette

Nestled at 6,200 feet up the slopes of Haleakala, you’ll find Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, one of the only state-managed parks in Maui. Ascend into another world as you climb in elevation, surrounded by trails that meander through old-growth forests —

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There are many reasons why so many of Maui’s visitors return year after year — for the sandy beaches, crystal clear water, lush rainforests and picturesque landscapes. But why not spend your vacation giving back to the island that we all love so much?

Maui’s voluntourism opportunities are endless, offering visitors a chance to relax, soak in the sun’s rays and return from vacation with a feeling of fulfillment that only comes from leaving a positive impact. From beach clean-ups to invasive species removal, you can work alongside Maui locals to malama ‘aina and protect the land and sea for everyone who relies on it.

DIY beach clean-up


Photo: Dronepicr

Pick a day and clear the litter from one of your favorite beaches alongside family and

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Fragrant, tropical flowers sewn into lei, hula and the sounds of music echoing through public spaces can only mean one thing: It’s Lei Day on Maui.  

Every year on the first day of May, the state celebrates the giving of the flower lei and the history of the Hawaiian people. Better known as May Day across the U.S., a famous song captures the essence of the Hawai’i’s version of the holiday best, “May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, garlands of flowers everywhere, all of the colors in the rainbow, maidens with blossoms in their hair.” 

From lei making workshops to concerts, here are a few ways you can celebrate the holiday on Maui:

Lei Day Heritage Festival

May 01, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm


PHOTO: Forest And Kim Starr

Head to the Maui

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For many people, Earth Day is just a 24-hour period, a time to remember and celebrate the one thing that gives us life: the earth.

At this Kipahulu retreat, you are truly helping to protect the ‘aina all year round. Situated on more than 3 acres, this gem is offered for $2.249 million and allows its residents to live off the land, harnessing the energy of the natural elements, in one of Maui’s most untouched regions. The two-bedroom, plantation-style home is completely off-grid and zoned conservation and agriculture, nestled on a section of the pristine Maui coastline.

“The portion of the land that runs along the coastline is protected, limiting any development on that part of the property,” explained Island Sotheby's International

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For yogis and yoginis across the globe, Maui is a favorite retreat destination that exudes spiritual energy and provides the perfect backdrop for transformative experiences. Sunrise and sunset yoga are always popular, as are practices amidst the island’s most beautiful scenery. But another type of practice is beginning to shake up Maui’s yoga scene: goat yoga.

On a picturesque farm on the slopes of Haleakala, you can roll out your yoga mat and lift into downward dog whilst surrounded by furry, four-legged creatures. Maui Goat Yoga offers yoga classes that boast the company of free-roaming miniature goats, a combination that has exploded in popularity in recent years.


Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons

Goat yoga was

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Courtney Brown R(S) has yet again facilitated the sale of a unit in one of West Maui’s newest and most luxurious communities — the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay.

Nestled in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, Brown represented the buyers of a $4.95 million unit — a three-bedroom residence directly fronting the azure Pacific Ocean. Situated on the ground floor, the new owners of the nearly 3,000-square-foot condominium will be able to stroll from their home to beautiful walking trails leading to the silky, white sands of the famed Kapalua Bay and through the Kapalua Resort.

This expansive unit boasts three and a half bathrooms, in addition to a den. One of the most desirable features is the spacious,

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Carefully conceived by a professional interior designer, this modern Kula estate nestled on the slopes of Haleakala exudes both vintage charm and a contemporary spirit, evoking the best of Upcountry living.

Located Kula Kai, one of Upcountry’s most sought-after neighborhoods, this two-bedroom, two-bath masterpiece and cottage are a must see. Offered for $1.399 million, the 1,527-square-foot home has been extensively remodeled with a contemporary Hawaiiana design and high-end finishes. Upon entering the home, it becomes clear that the owner has meticulously perfected the space, to a degree only accomplished by someone with an eye for attention to detail like no other.

“The main home is a mid-century modern one level home designed for

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Megan Bouhey, R(S) isn’t just your average real estate professional - the Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent is now a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion.

Last month, Bouhey participated in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Pan-American Championship, often referred to as the "Pan Ams.” Held this year in Irvine, California, the championship is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America.

“This was actually my first competition,” said Bouhey. “I kind of just went for it and decided to enter the toughest tournament for my first.”

Bouhey didn’t just participate - she ended up placing second, earning a silver medal. That’s a remarkable accomplishment, considering that Bouhey only started jiu jitsu in

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