Maui and the rest of the Hawaiian island chain have happily welcomed back visitors to the islands under the state’s official pre-travel testing program. Hotels and vacation rental condos are seeing around 30% occupancy with many visitors still eager to get back to the Valley Isle.
Hit any of Maui’s most popular beaches and you will immediately notice the increase in visitors. With the distribution of the vaccine to the public, we anticipate the influx of visitors and new residents to continue.
Whale Trust, in partnership with Drury Design, will present the 15th Annual Whale Tales via a virtual experience! The online event will feature talks from world-renowned researchers on cetaceans and the ocean environment, showcase stunning underwater photography and video of whales, and include immersive and interactive educational opportunities presented by marine research and conservation organizations. Registration is a minimum $60 donation and includes access to the weekend event and on-demand sessions for 30 days. Kama’aina and student discounts are available. When: Saturday, February 13th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Where: Virtual event. More information and registration details are available online at WhaleTales.org.
The Upcountry Farmers Market has been operating on Maui for 40 years and is now hosted at a beautiful outdoor space at the Kula Malu Town Center, in Pukalani, just up from Long’s Drug Store. All of their products are produced on Maui including produce, bananas, coconuts, potatoes, all salad greens, steam or juice greens, fruits, nuts, probiotic preparations etc. They also also have prepared foods like pastries, baked goods, Indian foods, Thai foods, fresh miso, fermented foods, raw and vegan foods, as well as juices, kombucha, dehydrated goods, raw nut cheeses, and so much more being added all the time. They gather every Saturday morning from 7am to 11am!
Across the state, ocean injuries and fatalities have been steadily increasing with the rising influx of annual visitors. From 2008 to 2017, there were 682 ocean drownings, 55% of which were visitors.
Within the last few months, the state has launched a website to try and combat ocean deaths and provide more public safety information. In conjunction with county lifeguard agencies, the state has compiled the latest tips at their new website.
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3D technology like Matterport enable buyers to get a feel for a property’s layout, while it allows sellers to easily showcase their property to anyone with the 3D virtual tour link.
With a virtual tour, users can tour the property as if they are walking through it themselves (think of Google street view) and it also givers users the ability to see a birds eye view of the property floor plan.
Although it does not replace seeing the property in person, it comes very close to doing so. If any of the properties do not catch your eye, subscribe to our new listing alerts for properties for sale with 3D virtual tours.
Please consider me to be your trusted Maui real estate and lifestyle adviser. I was born and raised on the island, and spend a considerable amount of time to inform my clients about the best deals currently on the market. Don’t hesitate to call me for your any of your Maui real estate needs as I would be honored to assist you in your home search.
Anthony Sayles R(S)