Makawao Town Party Tomorrow

We Heart Makawao! Tomorrow night, Friday February 15th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the first Friday town party is being held in Makawao.

Baldwin Avenue will be closed beginning at 5:15 pm. This rain or shine event will include live entertainment, food trucks, booths will local arts and craft, plus plenty of shopping and restaurants participating!

On the main stage from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm will be Benny Uyetake. Arlie-Avery Asiu will take over from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm. Keiki Zone will include Melissa Bruck’s face painting and Christalyne’s balloon twisting!

Free parking available in the Makawao Municipal Parking Lot, Makawao Base yard, and 2 additional lots on Brewer Road. This is a great family friendly community event!

Food Is Love

Kaanapali Beach Hotel is having a special buffet dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Their award winning Chef will be featuring hand carved prime rib, seafood, assorted sushi, fresh pasta, lamb chops, and a wide variety of sweets!  Dinner includes a glass of champagne or wine and a long stemmed rose!

Buffet time runs from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are required!

 

Open Homes To View!

Open Today, Friday February 8th, From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

300 Pualoa Nani

First Time Open To The Public! See for yourself this custom designed home with 4,100 sq feet of Wailea living with deeded ocean view easements. Owned photovoltaic system plus heated pool with hot tub. Ask about today’s special pricing!

Open Today, Friday February 8th, and Tomorrow Saturday, February 9th From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

1786 Halama

Prime Oceanfront Location! 3 bedroom beach house and detached 2 bedroom cottage with a 400+ square foot storage room offer a variety of living options. Owned PV and solar hot water systems add to the incredible value of this property!

Open Today, Friday February 8th, And Sunday February 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

370 Kai Malu (Off Okolani)

Wailea Value For Todays Lifestyle! Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sace with greenbelt views, indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath townhouse with two car parking expandable to 4 cars. Wow! Sensational ocean views to wake up to!

Open Today, Friday February 8th, From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wailea Palms #2507

Ocean view 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Wailea Palms Residences with no stairs to the unit! Fabulous onsite amenities, gated complex entry and lush tropical grounds. Offered Furnished!

World Whale Film Festival

The annual World Whale Film Festival is taking place tomorrow, Friday February 8th at the Iao Theater in Wailuku. The event time is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The theme for 2019 is “inspiring ocean health through waves of change.”

Beginning at 5:00 pm informational booths will be on hand in the courtyard next to the theater. Those interested in eating beforehand can dine at HI Thai Food Truck. Event guests will receive a 20% discount.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm with the film scheduled to start at 6:15 pm. Intermission with snacks available for purchase will be at 7:30 pm. Upon the film’s conclusion at 9:00 pm, Wai Bar is hosting a private festival social for those who attended the film.

Maui Visitor Numbers Continue To Climb

With an increase of over 6% in 2017, the number of visitors traveling to Maui could hit the 3 million mark for 2019. Visitor spending also increased by over 8% to $5.07 billion.

Hawaii overall is expected to surpass 10 million visitors for 2018. This is an increase of 1.8% according to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Expected visitor spending is over $19 billion. There was on average 242,629 visitors in the Hawaiian Islands on any given day during 2018.

In an effort to balance the impact of so many visitors, changes in promotional tactics have been started. New videos focusing on the cultural appreciation, ocean health and safety, have started playing on social media, resort websites, and in hotel rooms.