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Monday, April 21, 2008

Things to do on Maui

Best Maui Attractions Central Maui

So, you got an idea what a house in Hawaii with ocean view at a gated community on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island costs these days, but would like to hear more about Maui for your next vacation or even for moving there.

When writing about Maui, you have to realize that best Maui's locations are defined by geographical location on the island and altitude - from the beach resorts like Maalaea, Kihei, Wailea and Makena on the south coast, the waterfalls and mountains around remote town of Hana, grassy ranchland below Haleakala's summit to West Maui with historic Lahaina and Ka'anapali, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua resorts.

Your Maui visit will probably start with Kahului Airport where you feel warmly welcome after your long flight from the Mainland by the warm breezes of Hawaii and scents of tropical flowers of your greeting flower lei. Kahului, Maui's largest town, and Wailuku form Central Maui. Unfortunately, many tourists immediately get on the way to their West Maui resorts and only a few come back for exploring this area.

Shoppers will enjoy Maui's largest shopping mall, the Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center, in Kahului. However, the lovely town of Wailuku is well worth a visit. Wailuku is situated on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and has many historic churches and quaint restaurants. Wailuku is also home to the Maui County. If you are interested in Hawaiian traditions and history, visit Bailey House Museum, which displays furnishings of different periods, artifacts and art. The museum is constructed of lava rocks and native hardwood.

Visit Iao Valley on MauiMaui visitors know that Wailuku is also the entrance to spectacular Iao Valley, one of Hawaii's most sacred and most beautiful places. Our post photo taken from our Maui vacation photos, shows the popular landmark the 'Iao Needle', a pillar of stone rising 1,200 feet into the air. Hike into Iao valley from the parking lot, till your come to a mountain stream, a perfect location for having a picnic.

To complete your Maui vacation experience in Central Maui, try one of the Wailulu restaurants which offer a great variety for dining: Hawaiian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Japanese and more.

We will continue this Maui serious about Best Things to do on Maui. If you would like to share what to liked best on Maui, our Hawaii vacation blog visitors will appreciate your suggestions. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Best Price Hawaii Home for Sale

Kohala Coast Home for Sale on Hawaii Big Island - Ready to move to Hawaii?

This Kohala Coast Home is SOLD!

Our today's blog post will probably not only attract Hawaii visitors who love to surf on Maui for their best Hawaii vacation. Most everybody in love with Hawaii will get excited reading this new post from Best Hawaii Vacation Blog. How many times have you contemplated your options of moving to Hawaii for good after returning in the cold (or rain) from another Hawaii vacation!

Believe us this is a permanent topic when sitting in your Hawaii hotel jacuzzi and exchanging opinions with fellow hotel guests about severe weather reports from your Mainland homes. When enjoying the warm, sunny Hawaii weather at any time of the year, conversations about moving to Hawaii are heating up!

As we, the editors of Best Hawaii Vacation blog, are well aware of the relevance and importance of questions regards Moving to Hawaii and the Hawaii Real Estate market 2008 for our Hawaii return visitors, we made it one of our priorities to keep you informed about the situation with Hawaii homes for sale. Many tourists who have become annual Hawaii visitors are currently sitting in the 'starting blocks' for buying a Hawaii home or condo at the best price within the last decade.

Hawaii condos or homes for sale seem to become affordable for the average person again. Don't get me wrong. Hawaii home prices are still high. They will always be, compared to the national average. This comes with the most desired location of Hawaii. Everybody know by now that mortgages are not given out like hot crossed buns anymore after the mortgage industry got badly hurt from past greedy procedures. Anyhow, if you are ready to buy a Hawaii home at an amazing price, check out this ocean view Kohala Coast Home for Sale

HUGE $$$ Price Reduction: New Asking Price 989,000!!! This is as good as it gets for a Hawaii Home for Sale at a Premier ocean view location.

Kohala Coast Home for Sale. Best price at top location. Gated community.

This 3Bd/3Ba 'Kohala By the Sea' home, custom built in 2003, offers sweeping ocean views from every room! Owner's are now offering this delightful home fully furnished if Buyer so wishes. Huge picture windows with jalousies beneath afford clear ocean views with plenty of air flow throughout the house.Ocean views from Master Bedroom and all other rooms

Single level open living area offers comfortable island style living with large kitchen and great room opening up to spacious ocean view covered lanai. With two master suites and an additional guest room, 3 full bathrooms and extra space for office, this custom home has one of the best floor plans available. Plenty of room for an ocean view pool if one should want. Motivated Sellers will consider all reasonable offers.

Kohala Coast Home Grand Room
Kohala Coast Home features include:

- Two master suites at either end of this Kohala Coast Home for sale. Both with stunning ocean views.
- Huge picture windows with jalousies beneath in all three bedrooms and great room allow for refreshing airflow throughout the house and gorgeous ocean views.
- Large ocean view covered lanai.
- Additional room off kitchen which is currently used as office.
- Mature tropical landscaping with coconut palms and bougainvilleas.
- Very private and peaceful.

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If you like this Big Island home on the sunny Kohala Coast near best beaches and would like some more information or see more house photos, visit our site for contact information and more. Good luck for finding Hawaii Real Estate at the best price. This Kohala Coast might be right for your life in Hawaii. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Maui Surfing Video

After posting the fascinating Maui windsurfing video on our recent blog post, we decided to be fair to the regular 'old-fashioned' Maui surfers and display another great surfing video from 2008. Maui Jaws filmed a practice session of famous surfers Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, John Gangini, Yuri Soledade and Kiva Rivers in March this year. This is for all those who have already booked their surf vacation for Maui 2008.

Hey, Maui surfers, let us know which surf spot on Maui you like best. Surf beginners are really interested in recommendations for Maui Surf Schools. Mahalo for your comments. Aloha, Pua
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Maui is the Best More about Maui Surfing

Aloha to all of our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors,
Guess what we are still on vacation ourselves. As you can imagine writing blog posts is not on the top of our priority list plus there are no Hawaii photos available when working on a computer away from home. However, as our Hawaii blog stats show the number of our blog readers is steadily increasing, we feel we don't want to disappoint our readers. So here it is, another blog post about Maui, the favorite island for best Hawaii vacation when surfing and wind surfing is on your top list of best things to do in Hawaii.

You probably know that surfing was 'invented' in Hawaii. Just like in the old days when the call 'Surf's up', got all the passionate surfers to the best Maui surfing beaches, the tradition keeps up strongly and hundreds of tourists join the Hawaiian residents in this passion of 'sport of the kings'. Take your turn on your Maui vacation. There are lots places to rent a surfboard and plenty of surfing teachers who get beginners on a surf board. Start with a Maui beach where the waves are gentle and low. Standing up on a board for the first time, even on the top of a one-foot swell, is a big thrill for beginner surfers.

The world's best windsurfers fly through the waters at Hookipa. Hoopika Beach is known as probably the best place in the world for windsurfing. It is the site of two major world-class competitions. Due to the strong surf, windsurfing at this beach should be limited to the experts. The regular person interested in learning how to windfurf on Maui can sign up for lessons and practice at the gentler waters of Kanaha, Kihei and Spreckelsville beaches. Kitesurfing has also become very popluar among Maui' s surfing community adding a new level of acrobatics to surfing.

As my Hawaii surfing knowledge is quite limited, I tried to find a site which provides the best Maui surfing beaches or sites at one glance to Hawaii surfers. Check this Maui site for links to all major Maui surfing sites. The same site displays a list in alphabetical order of Maui windsurfing companies I noticed in both lists that a few sites are not working anymore. I also came across a few sites which just display Google ads and don't provide otherwise good content related to Maui's best surfing beaches, surfing schools or Maui stores for buying surfing products. So be selective as usual when cruising those sites. Windsurfing School Maui is worth a visit as well.

Well, last but not least for getting you in the surfing mode for your next Maui vacation - don't forget to arrange for a Hawaiian flower lei greeting for Kahului Airport -, have fun with this Maui Wind surfing video from youtube. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations

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