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Believe it or not, there are parts of Maui’s beauty that are still undiscovered gems. Beyond the towering waterfalls, sweeping cliffsides, and warm shorelines lies even more than meets the eye. You might be surprised to discover that one of the most abundant communities of local farmers lies right in our backyard! From vibrant green vegetables, tropical fruits that are dripping in flavor, and grass-fed rich in flavor meats, Maui farms have it all. Today, we’ve gathered our most favored way to experience all of this fresh farm goodness in one place. Maui farmers markets. What better way to feed your ohana, take back the freshest souvenirs, or maybe just experience something new on the island? Experience farm fresh food and goodies that were probably

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Deb Schonewill puts the A in aloha with her passionate admiration for the island of Maui and everything she does for her clients. Having always felt a magnetic pull to Maui, Deb moved to the island with good wishes from the most influential mentors in her life. She sees the culture, natural beauty, and the rich community as an incredible place to live one’s life. She is joining the Island Sotheby’s International Realty ohana because she believes realty is founded on making genuine relationships. 

“Island Sotheby's Realty has the authentic aloha and family culture paired with shining exceptional service.”

Honesty and sincere respect are at the foundation of Deb’s relationships with her clients. To her, real estate is about making those

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There is no reason why you should be spending hundreds of dollars on one meal when visiting Maui. Every corner of this island is filled with a plethora of delicious local food made with fresh ingredients that make those tourist trap restaurants look silly. 

From craft coffee, fresh-caught seafood, fruity acai bowls, and homemade burgers, to local delicacies like teriyaki, it’s no wonder the Maui food trucks are the rave in 2021. 

This is one of the most genuine (and delicious) ways to explore the island and pay homage to the local food truck owners who have some of the most renowned dishes on the island! Relax on the beach, take a sunset swim, then give yourself the gift of stopping by one of our favorite food trucks for dinner or a late-night

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The art of having big potlucks and hosting the entire family over for special events and holidays is the most traditional way of embracing the aloha spirit. In true kama’aina fashion, everyone makes a big dish to share with their loved ones and gathers around the table to “talk story” and share memories while making new ones. 

In the wake of our new 2020 normal, this holiday season will look a little different. With friends and ohana staying home in order to keep everyone safe, it's time to brainstorm new ideas to keep the aloha spirit alive. What better way than to try a new delicious and local home-cooked meal! To make sure you have all the necessary tools to make this holiday season the best time of the year, we’ve gathered our 5 favorite local

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Everything on Maui is more magical from the warmth in the air, to the vibrant life under the sea, and even the colors of the flowers around us. But, it doesn’t stop there. Maui’s food scene is just as magical as anything else. The flavors are like swimming along the coastline or experiencing the sunrise for the first time—full of feelings one’s never quite felt before coming to Maui. 

Over 2,000 miles from the mainland, Maui farmers have learned to cultivate an immersive and ingenious community of organic and fresh farming right here on the island. With food so delicious and accessible it’s no wonder some of our favorite restaurants are using these locally resourced ingredients in their own craft cuisines. 

Treating yourself to farm-fresh and

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It’s that time of the year where the sky seems brighter, the breeze is cooler, and the aloha holiday spirit is soaring. The holidays on Maui are a great time to embrace the beauty of Maui and explore the island around us. What's better than exploring the colorful bounty of Maui? Getting to enjoy it in your belly too. 

This holiday season, give the gift of Maui’s freshest produce to all your ohana and friends. It’s like putting everything we love about the island, the colors, flavor,  abundance, and tropical variety into a little box to enjoy in the comfort of our own home. We have gathered all of our favorite holiday produce boxes that would bring a smile to everyone's face this season! 

Choose from 5 different boxes from all over the island

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When living in Maui, every turn you take you are surrounded by astonishing scenery. Both captivating and peaceful, an exquisitely built garden can create a perfect Maui escape right in your backyard. Tropical fruit trees, sweeping flora, and native greenery can create a private outdoor oasis right outside the comfort of your own home. It’s no wonder that some of our favorite homes are the ones that hold some of Maui’s botanical beauty. 

Among the Kula clouds you can channel your inner green thumb by picking coconut, papaya, lilikoi, avocado and so much more. Enjoy your morning coffee while looking out onto manicured acreage with majestic mountain views in peaceful Launiupoko. Escape in wide fruit orchards that can be home to quiet contemplative

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A 7th generation Maui resident, Kate Peterson has played along the Maui shoreline and explored the upcountry hills her whole life. Growing up on the island she has always been amazed and grateful for the beauty and diverse culture that thrives around her. After watching her mother navigate the real estate world as a child, she is following in her footsteps as she takes on a new adventure in becoming a member of the Island Sotheby’s International Realty ohana. Her passion for sharing the gift of Maui and all it has to offer makes her a strong real estate agent and even greater trusted friend. 

“I believe I have a passion for connecting people to the community of Maui and sharing my local knowledge of the island with everyone I meet. I have a

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From lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and swift ocean waves, Maui is made of spectacular views all around. Those that are lucky enough to have these breathtaking views from the comfort of their own homes are the true winners in our eyes. But, there is one view that takes the cake. 

Overlooking Maui’s surrounding coastline along the dramatic bluffs is a surreal and natural wonder. Nothing compares to walking along the land encompassing your home and witnessing sweeping views like the beach at Oneloa Bay, Kapalua Bay, or even the North Shore. We think everyone deserves to experience this type of Maui magic which is why we have compiled our favorite homes on Maui’s bluffs that are awaiting your arrival. 

Picture yourself oceanfront and bordered

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It’s not every night you get to dance poolside, barefoot, and underneath the Maui stars. The stay/vacation may end, Monday will sneak up, and it’ll be back to the daily grind. But why not bring your favorite Maui memory to life every day? We’ve gathered our favorite Maui pools that are ready to become your peaceful sanctuary today. Whether you’re an advanced swimmer or sunshine lover, your ideal escape is right outside your patio door. Perfect for entertaining holiday guests in the Maui moonlight or having a Christmas brunch under the sun with mimosas in hand. 

From beautiful indoor oases to waterfalls, and spas these pools bring the ultimate in relaxation and entertainment. Imagine coming home and letting the stress from the day float away in your

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