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The island of Maui, celebrated for its awe-inspiring landscapes and spirited communities, recently faced a devastating event as wildfires loomed over Kula in Upcountry and West Maui's cherished town of Lahaina. Hotels, storefronts, and restaurants were razed to the ground, impacting the livelihoods of numerous residents. The aftermath of this tragedy is expected to extend over several years, with a staggering economic cost running into billions of dollars. Yet, in the face of adversity, local businesses and eateries have shown an extraordinary capacity for resilience. Not only have they continued to serve their community, but they have also adapted to the changing economic landscape by embracing digital solutions like online ordering. For those who

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Amidst the unfolding tragedy that has befallen Lahaina we pause to reflect on the profound significance of this historic town. As we grapple with the immense loss and ongoing challenges faced by the residents, it becomes even more critical to understand why Lahaina matters so much, not only in the context of its rich history but also as a symbol of resilience and community spirit.

Lahaina’s Hawaiian History

Native Hawaiians have regarded Maui as their sacred place for centuries, and Lahaina is at the heart of this spiritual connection. It was here that the first capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom was established. Carmen Lindsey, chairwoman of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, stated that "Lahaina holds some of the most historically significant

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Introducing our new realtor at Island Sotheby's International Realty! We are delighted to have Austin Cole join our team, bringing a unique blend of experiences and a passion for making dreams come true. With a background in business and a deep admiration for the real estate industry, Austin embarked on a journey that led them to sunny Hawaii. Inspired by a mentor's success and captivated by the allure of helping individuals find their perfect homes, they knew that becoming a realtor was their true calling. Now, Austin is ready to embark on this exciting chapter with us, embracing the vibrant spirit of Maui and offering their expertise to guide clients towards their ideal properties. 

Join us as we dive into an insightful interview with Austin,

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As the warm summer breeze sweeps across the beautiful island of Maui, a vibrant collection of events awaits both residents and visitors. August on Maui is an exciting time filled with celebrations of culture, live performances, and festivities that will captivate your senses. From the enchanting Maui Calls event to the electrifying performances at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the spirited Obon Dance Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we explore the lively August events that make Maui an irresistible destination for culture enthusiasts and entertainment lovers alike!



White Hawaiian Starring Eric Gilliom - A Theatrical Delight 

August 11-13, 2023 


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Canoe paddling holds a significant place in the history of Hawaii, dating back centuries to the Polynesian settlers who first navigated the vast Pacific Ocean. These skilled seafarers relied on their outrigger canoes for transportation, fishing, and inter-island voyages. The ancient Hawaiians recognized the importance of teamwork, strength, and endurance required for successful canoe paddling.

Over time, paddling evolved from a necessity to a revered sport. The outrigger canoe, with its stability and maneuverability, became the vessel of choice for races and recreational activities. Today, it stands as a testament to the island's cultural heritage and a celebration of unity, camaraderie, and physical prowess.

On the shores of Maui, a thriving

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Welcome to 29 Kolonahe Place, a visionary masterpiece nestled in the heart of Upcountry Maui. This remarkable property, designed by renowned California and AD100 architecture firm, Marmol Radziner, and built by Maui's esteemed John Cahill, seamlessly blends mid-century modern architecture with the island's breathtaking natural surroundings. Boasting an array of exceptional features, including a music studio, art studio, and a large 3 bedroom cottage, this architectural gem offers a lifestyle unlike any other. 

From the moment you set foot on the grounds of 29 Kolonahe, you'll be captivated by the architectural brilliance that awaits. Marmol Radziner's attention to detail is evident throughout the entire property, from the clean lines and open floor

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Introducing our newest realtor at Island Sotheby's International Realty, Krisy Howe! 

With a luxury market and property management background, Krisy brings valuable assets to the ISIR team. Living on Maui, she finds pride in the island's beauty, outdoor activities, and warm community. As a realtor, Krisy’s favorite part is helping clients find their dream homes and building long-term relationships. Trustworthy and transparent, Krisy prioritizes her client's needs and goals, delivering an exceptional real estate experience. 

Read more about Krisy below!

What led you to where you are today?

After gaining experience working in the luxury market on mega yachts, resorts, and property management beginning in 2007,  transitioning into real estate

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Maui, the stunning Hawaiian island known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, is buzzing with excitement this July. From thrilling rodeo action and comedy theater to pineapple festivities and spectacular fireworks, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Island Sothebys International Realty invites you to immerse yourself in the island's vibrant spirit as we highlight the must-see events happening in July. Mark your calendars and prepare to create unforgettable memories.


Makawao Rodeo

July 1st and 2nd 

Oskie Rice Arena, Makawao

Saddle up and experience the adrenaline-pumping Makawao Rodeo on July 1st and 2nd at Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao. This iconic Maui event showcases the island's rich cowboy heritage with

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We are excited to welcome Rebecca Taylor to the Island Sotheby's International Realty family as our newest realtor! As a premier real estate agency serving the beautiful island of Maui, we take pride in our exceptional team, and Rebecca is a valuable addition to our roster of talented professionals.

With a background in hospitality management, marketing, and operations, Rebecca brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to our team. Born and raised on Maui, Rebecca has a deep love and understanding of the local communities and their unique characteristics.

Rebecca has served as the Executive Assistant to our Principal Broker, Ryan MacLaughlin, and our Broker-In-Charge, Alex Cortez. Her experience in asset management, brand management, and new

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As the summer sun graces the shores of Maui, the island buzzes with a diverse array of events in June. From agricultural festivities and wine celebrations to cultural showcases and film festivals, there's something for everyone to enjoy. We've curated a list of must-attend events happening on the Valley Isle this June. Join us as we explore the highlights, guaranteeing unforgettable experiences for residents and visitors alike.


Maui Ag Fest

June 3, 9 am - 4:30 pm at War Memorial Stadium

Connect with local farmers, indulge in delicious food, and discover the wonders of agriculture at the Maui Ag Fest. This family-friendly event features an extensive farmers market, exciting activities for kids, and the Grand Taste event where

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