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Experience Maui: Iao Valley State Park

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Visiting Iao Valley is something that I always suggest to my clients. Aside from it’s beauty, the valley is rich in Hawaiian history and is integral in the unification of the Hawaiian islands. The visit is only a couple of hours adventure so doing the hike in the morning is a great idea.

Towering emerald mountains line your drive into the valley floor of Iao Valley State Park. The winding road into the park is a time machine transporting you back in time to when Ali’is (Ah-lee-e) still walked the valley. Located in Central Maui just west of Wailuku, lies the tropical and tranquil 4,000-acre, 10-mile long state park. Famed for housing one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle! The needle overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.

Aside from the abundance of different shades of green and the natural tropical beautiful, Iao Valley is scared for its richt historical significance. It was here in 1790 at the Battle of Kepaniwai that King Kamehameha I (Hawaii’s greatest Alii) clashed with Maui’s army in his quest to unite the islands. Even with Iao Needle serving as a lookout point, Kamehameha defeated Maui’s forces in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history.

For those deciding to hike Iao Valley, there are well marked, paved pedestrian paths leading from the parking lot to the top of Iao Needle. The ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley. On gloomy days the needle is sometimes covered in clouds, and on beautiful sunny days the needle can be seen from various oarts of the island. Families can also take a rainforest walk or explore interactive exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center, which is also located within Iao Valley.

Great Real Estate in the Area

For Sale: 15 Nohoana Place 

Located in the gated Koa Subdivision is this beautifully designed and quality built 3,584 sq.ft custom luxury home with excellent ocean, mountain & city views; listed for $1,495,000. The floor plan features a spacious dining room, sitting room, living room, guest room with bath & sumptuous master suite with a large covered lanai on the upper floor and a large family room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and covered lanai, laundry room and garage downstairs.

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Some of the building materials used includes a Presidential Arch80 Shingle roof, 2X6 walls, African mahogany floors, 4 separate air conditioning systems, granite counter tops and hardie panel exterior siding.The lot is landscaped and in a culdesac location and extremely convenient to schools, shopping, recreation and Wailuku Town. Please call soon to view this exceptional home in a great location.

For Sale: 1711 Kamamalu Place

Wonderful Ocean View Estate on .70 acres conveniently located to hospital, downtown Wailuku and shopping. Take in the mountain and ocean views from your very own in-ground pool. Remodeled in 2008 with coffered ceilings and crown molding, granite counters, new electrical fixtures, agate stone fireplace, and high end iron wood lanai. Level property has a gated entry with surrounding rock walls/fencing plus two koi ponds. Call today for a private showing.


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Contact a South Maui Real Estate Specialist

In addition to being the sales specialists for Ho’olei, the Dano Sayles Team are the exclusive listing brokers for the Hokulani Golf Villas community. If you favor brand new construction, then the Hokulani Golf Villas for sale might be a perfect fit. We believe and take pride in spreading the aloha spirit, and helping our clients find their perfect Maui lifestyle.

Please feel free to stop by our new sales office located just Honopiilani Highway on Lipoa Parkway; we are located within the community. We are on-site from 9AM-5PM daily. We will always have a sales agent on hand to answer any and all of your questions.


Anthony Sayles R(S)

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