I hope you enjoy the following musings about living a Maui Life:  musings about Maui, towns, favorite beaches, recipes, restaurants, events, and Maui real estate news.

New Lenders for Kapalua Development

The Maui News is reporting today that Maui Land and Pineapple and its partners have found funding to  replace Lehman Brother’s position as a lender for  The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay.   After news surfaced  that Lehman Brothers  had declared bankruptcy back in September,  the partnership continued  financing  the construction of the project themselves.  …


Focus Green: January-February Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Dowling Company, this lecture  series features presentations from America’s Leading Environmentalists.     Center. January 15: Kevin Fletcher Executive Director of Audobon International. January 22, Mark Plotkin Explorer, story-teller, and Tim Magazine “Hero for the Planet.” January 29, Hunter Lovins President of Natural Capitalism, Inc., known as a cutting edge environmental thinker.…


Highlights of Maui County’s Economic and Tourism Data: November, 2008

Maui County has released the November Tourism and Economic Data: Tourism: Visitor arrivals declined 17% over last November.   Year-to-date arrivals were down approximately 13% since the same period last year.   West Coast visitor numbers were flat.   While there were declines in the East Coast and Japanese visitor arrival rate, Canadian visitor arrivals…


Maui’s New B&B Bill

Maui’s Mayor, Charmaine Tavares, signed Maui’s new Bed & Breakfast bill into legislation on January 7, 2009.   This new bill establishes a new permitting process for B&B’s.   The Maui County Council submitted the bill  as the result of the public support that was shown at several community forums. Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR’s)  and…