Planning a 2024 Hawaiian getaway?

Need a refresher on the splendor of Maui?

Whether you’re a potential resident, seasoned traveler, or first-time visitor, Maui has something for everyone! To kick off the new year, we’ve put together a list of five iconic Maui locations. Let us help you find your piece of Maui paradise. 


Kapalua is a small, refined and quiet part of the island in the north west region of Maui.  This perfect getaway is one of the most refined areas on the island, perfect for those wishing for luxury and relaxation. While Kapalua is a beautiful spot for those who love to be surrounded by tropical beauty it is also home to the Ritz Carlton Resort as well as the Montage. Kapalua is home to the world class Plantation golf course. The Plantation has been hosting the prestigious PGA golf tournament the beginning of the year (Jan 4-7, 2024). Even if you don’t normally watch golf on TV this golf broadcast has the most breathtaking footage of the Pacific Ocean, Molokai in the distance and the West Maui Mountains. You will find upscale single-family homes as well as three luxury vacation rental condo complexes, (The Bay Villas, The Ridge & The Kapalua Golf Villas) Residential Ocean view condo complexes include: Coconut Grove located on majestic Kapalua Bay and Ironwoods located on Oneloa Bay. 


Wailea, which was named after the goddess Lea, was once a designated fishing town for Maui locals. Wailea literally translates to “water of Lea,” who was the goddess of canoe builders. Wailea is a beautiful tropical resort area that brings tons of people to its shores! Wailea is full of warm, sandy beaches, clear blue ocean waters, and bright green golf courses - the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. Shops & restaurants are nearby for convenient access. The real estate in Wailea ranges from upscale single-family homes to residential condominiums as well as condos that can be rented on a short-term basis.


Once upon a time, Hawaii’s royalty would gather in Kihei. The area follows the coast, making it easy to spot Maui’s neighboring islands against the famous Hawaiian sunset. With six miles of sandy white beaches and clear blue water, this southwest Maui area is full of vivid, colorful scenery. Kihei homes are the perfect place for catching some unforgettable sights! Kihei real estate offers a mix of “local” neighborhoods with beautiful homes as well as numerous condominium complexes on the ocean that are vacation rentals.


Upcountry in Maui refers to the upper slopes of Haleakala. The vibe here is a slower, more rural way of life, just as one would imagine the Hawaiian countryside. This doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do—the area includes Haleakala National Park, as well as a few small towns (Pukalani, Makawao, Kula & Haiku), plenty of local farms, and lots of opportunities for hiking, ziplining and more. For those looking to embrace the country lifestyle, Upcountry is the place to be! The towns and communities have distinct personalities. Haiku for those who enjoy a bit more rain. Makawao for those that enjoy a little less rain. Pukalani (hole in the sky) for those who enjoy the least amount of rain and Kula for those who enjoy a drier higher altitude lifestyle.


Located at the mouth of the lush Iao Valley, Wailuku is a quaint, history-rich town near the West Maui Mountains. In 1790, King Kamehameha defeated Kalanikūpule of Maui and Oahu to unite the Hawaiian Islands in the Battle of Iao Valley, which occurred in Wailuku. In the 1800s, Wailuku became the monarchy’s center. Even today, Wailuku houses Maui’s federal, state, and county buildings. Maui’s main hospital is located here as well. Wailuku is the place to be if you’re looking for history and institution! Wailuku is the fastest growing community on Maui. The overwhelming majority of housing sold in Wailuku is new developments. How nice would it be to own a brand-new home on Maui? 

Let Robyn Curletti Help You Browse Maui Homes for Sale

Is 2024 going to be the year that you finally buy property on Maui?

Maui Luxury Team can help! Whether you’re looking for a permanent home or a vacation home they can help you find your dream home. Maui oceanfront homes for sale. To talk to a realtor with an Accredited Buyer’s Representation Designation (ABR) and Certified Residential Specialist Designation (CRS), call 808-757-8053 or submit a contact form here.