New Possible Travel Testing Requirements

Notice it appears Maui may begin requiring a secondary COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival or a ten day quarantine.  Stay tunned for when notification goes out.  The Maui Mayor is waiting for approval from the Governor.   Then there will be a notice giving time to everyone.  We will blog it when we know.

Hotel Set To Open In April

The AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea is set to open in April. Originally, the hotel was scheduled to open this month but was delayed.

The hotel will have 110 rooms and 12 suites on 3 acres. The hotel will have a fitness center, infinity-edge pool and business center.

The hotel has already started to accept reservations for the April opening.

New Affordable Rental Housing Project Proposed

A new family affordable rental housing project has been proposed in Kahului by the Catholic Charities Hawai’i. The proposed project would have 108 one-bedroom units and 70 two-bedroom units. The 5 acre site would also have a park and a gathering room.

The project, named the Hale Piling Family Affordable Rental Housing Project, would have the first phase completed in approximately 16 to 18 months. The units will be intended for those earning 60% or less of the average median income.

Estimated cost of the project is $66 million. According to 2020 guidelines, maximum rent for a one-bedroom unit to be around $1,153 and $1,384 for a two-bedroom.

PLEASE BE AWARE

For those of you who travel along Piilani Highway, please note! During the construction the speed limit has now been reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph. This is a temporary reduction that will be effect for the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Update on Maui’s Trans-Pacific Arrivals on Thursday

The Associated Press reported that about 8,000 people arrived in Hawaii on Thursday while Maui News reported 1,262 passengers arrived on Maui. For visitors arriving with Covid test clearances provided by “trusted partners” approved by the state pretty much breezed through, for those who didn’t get the needed results, unfortunately approximately 10 to 25 percent of passengers on each flight had tests from nontrusted partners. Moniz added that 5 percent of arrivals decided to forgo pre-travel testing and head straight to quarantine.

Mayor Victorino did state that they will work out the problems that occur in the next few days and will do their best to have things work out for the benefit of all. Many of the visitors stated they felt that with the way Maui has set up safety for our island’s health and theirs, this feels to them that this is the safest place to travel. We are taking the necessary steps to keep all healthy. Remember to wear masks and continue with social distancing to protect everyone. Mahalo Nui Loa!

If we can be assistance to anyone needing lists of approved “trusted partners” for testing or what is open as far as entertainments, restaurants, etc., we have gathered a pretty good list. Email dad@mauirealestate.net We are here to help.