Visitors Increase For Lanai And Molokai

Lanai had a 19.1% increase in visitors for the month of July as compared to the same time last year. Spending on Lanai increased over the year a whopping 67.9% to $8.6 million.

Molokai also saw increases in visitors and expenditures. Visitors increased by 32.2% and spending increased 109.5%.

The increase in Lanai is due largely to new visitors coming and staying at the recently redone Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The resort, formally the Manele Hotel, reopened in February 2016.

Overall vistors have increased 5.3 percent statewide. Visitor spending also grew to 4.8% in July, and 9.8% for the year to July totals.

Uber And Lyft Approved For Kahului Airport

Any transportation network companies that have been licensed by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission or a county agency, will soon be able to do drop-off and pickups at Kahului Airport.

This is the first the rules for commercial services for airport services have been amended since 2002. Uber and Lyft have been testing a pilot program since December last year. The pilot program found there was a need and interest in services at the airport.

The hope is for Maui to test a similar type of pilot program in the middle of September or early October. Honolulu has a designated area for ride share companies to do pick ups. Maui Airport officials have met with Uber and Lyft to hear how other cities do pickups and to make a plan to implement at the Kahului Airport.

Wailea Beach Villas #1 Again!

Wailea Beach Villas have again topped Conde Nast Traveler magazine as the #1 resort on Maui in 2017. Not only did it top the list for Maui it ranked #2 for all of Hawaii! Conde Nast Traveler magazine is one of the most well-known and respected travel and lifestyle magazines. To top two of their lists is truly a remarkable accomplishment!

If you have any interest in learning more about the Wailea Beach Villas or other Maui properties, feel free to contact us at dad@mauirealestate.net. We would be happy to assist you with all your real estate needs!

Pride Of America

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Pride Of America

Docked in Kahului Boat Harbor is the impressive 2000 passenger Pride Of America ship.  This is the only ship to sail around the Hawaiian Islands year round.  Native ambassadors of the ship will be your guides and teachers first hand of Hawaiian culture.  This massive ship has more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges on board.  The spacious comfortable suites make the Pride Of America a great adventure for families!  Enjoy a swim on board in the spacious pool, or spend the day being pampered at the Mandara Spa.  There is plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy!  You can learn more about the  Pride Of America ship and see everything the ship has to offer here.

Upcoming Events

This Friday Lahaina hosts the second Friday Town Party.  Happening in Campbell Park, this free event runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Enjoy music from Fred’s Garage and dancing from the Maui Jitterbugs.  Enjoy music and shopping along Front Street.     The Maui Fridays website has more information here.

A new musical, The Addams Family, will be running from July 10th to August 2nd at the Iao Theater.  This Friday night is opening night!  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm.  Ticket pricing ranges from $20.00 to $40.00.  To purchase tickets online, or for more information visit the Maui Onstage website.

Rockin Food and Beer Festival will be on Saturday in Paia at Rock & Brews.  For your $25.00 ticket purchase you will be able to sample cuisine and 10 of Maui Brewing Co. finest brews.  Special guest, and Rock & Brews Co-Founder Paul Stanley from Kiss will be on hand.  The Rock & Brews website has information on this event and other future events.

On Sunday July 11th starting at 2:00 pm, Cirque du Sunday!  Circus, food, music, and a show at Emerald City Trapeze Maui. For a small $10.00 fee you can even try out the trapeze.   Come enjoy the fun and festivities that will end will a movie on the lawn at 7:00 pm.  All information is believed to be accurate, but check with Emerald City Trapeze to verify.

We hope you have a fun-filled weekend!