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Spend Time in Charming Lahaina Town

Explore Lahaina Town and all the activities it has to offer during the day, and night time.
March 17, 2017

Spend Time in Charming Lahaina Town

If you are staying at one of Jo’s properties in the Kapalua area, you are within minutes from Maui’s best town! Lahaina, also on the West side of Maui, is rich with Hawaiian culture. In the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the island’s number one whaling destination.

Lahaina is a beach town situated just below the West Maui Mountains along the coast. The area has a very dry climate, which makes it a fantastic place to lounge, tan and enjoy water activities. The town was once known as Lele, meaning “relentless sun.” You’ll notice that the area is indeed much drier than Kapalua and Kaanapali, which often receive light showers and are home to very different plant life.

Lahaina is the largest town on Maui with a thriving scene of day activities and nightlife. This charming town is the perfect place to enjoy art galleries or go shopping on Front Street and the Lahaina Outlet Mall. Lahaina is also home to world-class chefs, local restaurants, and lively bars.

The island has one main commuter route to and from Lahaina on Honoapiilani Highway. This road offers stunning views of the mountains, Pacific Ocean, and neighboring islands. There is however, a “back route,” which is fantastic for a day trip. Kahekili Highway features lush plant life, deep green mountains, the famous Nakalele blowhole and sweeping panoramic ocean views.

In downtown Lahaina, the congregation place is undoubtedly Front Street. It’s worth taking a leisurely day to walk around Front Street, sit by the harbor and enjoy the view with some Ululani’s Shave Ice.

For beach activities, head to black rock for a snorkel or book a boat tour that leaves from the Lahaina harbor. Tours head to quite a few different spots around the island including Molokini, Turtle Town, and Coral Gardens. During the winter, Lahaina is one of the best spots in the world for whale watching.

There are so many things to do and places to see! If you don’t already have a place in Kapalua, then look at the listings and contact Jo Dorner today!

Fly Above The Valley Isle

There is no better way to take in the island than from the air.
February 24, 2017

Fly Above The Valley Isle

Maui is the number one destination for people seeking a tropical getaway in paradise. The island is often referred to as “the valley isle.” Our valleys are lush with indigenous plants and teeming with wildlife. The island’s landscape can vary drastically depending on where you are and there is no better way to take it all in than from the air.

Luckily you don’t need a drone to experience Maui from the sky!Maui has many options for helicopter tours including Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Sunshine Helicopters and Air Maui. All are outstanding and have been around for many years.

Blue Hawaiian offers package tours of West Maui, West Maui & Molokai, Hana & Haleakala, the complete island, and Maui paired with the Big Island. Sunshine Helicopter does tours of Hana & Haleakala, West Maui with Hana & Haleakala and a Molokai Deluxe Tour. Air Maui offers tours of West Maui & Molokai, Hana & Haleakala and the entire island. If you have a special event in mind, all three companies do private charter tours. The destination is up to you!

West Maui, a common helicopter destination features Pu’u Kukui, home to 300 native plant species. It is the highest point on the West side at a height of 5,788 feet. Because much of this area is inaccessible, it can only be viewed from the sky! Here you can also discover the famous “Wall of Tears,” a steep cliff covered by at least 17 waterfalls deep in the mountains.

Of course, Haleakala, Maui’s resident volcano is a top destination. At 10,023 feet above sea level, it doubles the height of the West Maui Mountains, making it one of the world’s tallest mountains. This tour is often paired with Hana, a town isolated from the rest of the island with rugged coastlines, spectacular waterfalls and untouched nature.

Book today and treat yourself to extraordinary views of regal West Maui, Haleakala, pineapple plantations and even neighboring islands!

Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Kapalua is the perfect place for a vacation condo or a second home.
February 10, 2017

Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Kapalua is the perfect place for a vacation condo or a second home. The town is world renowned for its natural beauty and luxury living. The landscape is green and lush with plant life. Only in Kapalua can you see palm trees and Cook pine all in the same place. The area is slightly cooler than Lahaina and makes for a perfect place to relax.

This particular unit faces westward with a panoramic Pacific Ocean view. Residents can view sunrises and sunsets year-round. Kapalua is home to the whales during the winter season, making it the perfect place to whale watch. The building is located in a quiet cul-de-sac setting. The unit is on the very top floor offering not only a clear view, but also privacy.

This one-bed, two-bath unit has been professionally decorated and furnished with tropical Hawaiian charm. Tasteful features on the interior include koa wood and mahogany. The condo also comes with a surround sound system perfect for entertainment.

The Ridge complex features two amazing pools with a large recreation and covered barbecue area. A shuttle service is availableto take residents anywhere within the Kapalua Resort.In the center of Kapalua, residents are right next to several walking trails, as well as the ocean. The condo is in the center of Napili Bay, Oneloa Bay and Honokahua Bay providing several options for ocean fun.

Residents are also situated near Kapalua Zipline, Kapalua Tennis Garden and the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course. Within minutes are several fantastic restaurants featuring delicious food that is locally sourced. This includes Sansei, The Ritz-Carlton, Pineapple Grill, Merriman’s,Sea House and more.

Being an owner of a lovely condo within the Kapalua Resort is an incredible opportunity. It is truly one of the most elegant neighborhoods on the West side of the island. Contact Jo today for more information.

Blogs for March 2017

Spend Time in Charming Lahaina Town

Posted on March 17, 2017
Spend Time in Charming Lahaina Town

If you are staying at one of Jo’s properties in the Kapalua area, you are within minutes from Maui’s best town! Lahaina, also on the West side of Maui, is rich with Hawaiian culture. In the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was the capital of… Continue Reading

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