Maui is one of the most popular places to live in the United States. People are drawn to its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and diverse culture. But what is it really like to live on Maui? In this article, we will explore the benefits of living on Maui. We will discuss topics such as real estate on Maui, dining options, weather, and more! If you are considering making Maui your home, read on!
Quick Facts about Maui:
- Maui has some of the most pristine beaches in all of the United States
- Maui is easy (and fun!) to drive around and explore!
- There are tons of things to do outdoors on Maui including hike, jog, bike, take a surf lesson or even go whale watching!
- The weather on Maui is almost always warm and sunny. This means those who want to catch some rays year-round will be delighted by Maui’s climate.
- There are plenty of great restaurants that serve cuisine from around the globe on Maui.
The Weather on Maui
Maui is known for its beautiful year-round weather! Summer through Fall on Maui (May to October) is typically very warm and sunny with very little rainfall. Winter through Spring on Maui (November through April) tends to be cooler than summer but still very mild compared to other parts of the country; with typically no snowfall on island with the exception of the summit ad upper slopes of Mt Haleakala, and temperatures that rarely dip lower than the mid 60’s at night, at sea level. During this time you can also expect a bit of welcomed rainfall throughout the island. If you’re looking for a place to escape the cold winters of the mainland, Maui is a great option!
Maui Real Estate
If you are considering buying a home on Maui, as of this writing, the current median price of a home on Maui is in excess of $1,100,000. While cost of living in Maui may not be the highest in the nation the cost of living index for Maui is currently at 139. This means that the cost of living in Maui trends 39% higher than the national average. Contact me today for more information on ownership opportunities available on Maui!
Enjoying the Outdoors
There are plenty of things to do on Maui, no matter what your interests are. For those who love the outdoors, Maui has plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore. There are also opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing at many of the island’s world-famous beaches.
There are plenty of beautiful beaches to choose from on Maui. Some of the best include Wailea Beach, Kapalua Bay Beach, and Kaanapali Beach. Visitors can also go snorkeling, diving, and fishing in the warm waters of the Pacific. There are several outfitters that rent kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis, stand up paddle boards (SUPs), and other gear for use on the water. Some of the best places to go hiking on Maui include Haleakala National Park, Iao Valley State Monument, and Makena State Park. Each offers its own unique set of trails and scenery to enjoy. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors and explore the natural beauty of Maui. One of the most popular road trips on Maui is the Road to Hana. This winding, scenic road offers stunning views of the island’s coastline and rainforest. Visitors can explore waterfalls, swimming holes, and botanical gardens along the way. There are also plenty of places to stop for food and drinks, including fruit stands, along the way.
Arts and Culture
Maui is home to a diverse array of arts and culture. From traditional Hawaiian hula dancing to contemporary art exhibits, there is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the best places to experience Maui’s diverse offerings is at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This world-renowned center features a variety of theater, music, and dance performances, along with art exhibits from home and abroad, throughout the year. If you’re interested in learning about traditional Hawaiian culture, be sure to visit the Bailey House Museum in historic Wailuku Town. This museum is dedicated to showcasing the history and culture of Hawaii in its truest form, via historical exhibits including traditional crafts, food, and clothing, and more. If you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, be sure to check out the many art galleries along Lahaina’s historic Front Street district. Galleries here feature works from a host of diverse artists who use a variety of mediums, including photography, painting, and sculpture.
Shoppers will be happy to know that there are several shopping malls on Maui, including Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui Mall, Lahaina Gateway Center, Whalers Village, and the Shops at Wailea as well as a wide variety of local boutiques and shops. For those in search of high-end shopping, Both the Shops at Wailea and Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali offer a host of luxury shops and boutiques, including Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Bargain-hunters, meanwhile, can visit the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului for souvenirs and other local products. For those who seek quality, yet affordable items, try ABC stores located throughout the island.
Dining on Maui
Finally, Maui is home to numerous world-class restaurants. From fine dining establishments to casual eateries, there is something for everyone’s taste buds. Some of my favorites include:
- Mama’s Fish House – A world-famous seafood restaurant located on the island of Maui. Offering exquisite dishes with stunning ocean views, this restaurant is a must-visit for seafood lovers.
- Haliimaile General Store – This popular spot is known for its creative cuisine and beautiful setting.
- Fleetwood’s on Front St – This laid-back spot is known for its fresh seafood and fun, beachy atmosphere.
So, is Maui the right place for you? Only you can answer that question! But, if you’re looking for a beautiful island with diverse art and culture, plenty of outdoor activities, amazing weather, and delectable eats, then Maui may be just what you’re looking for. Thanks for reading!