Have you experienced the beauty of living in Maui? Maybe you came to visit one day and decided to return—or never left. Are you retiring, and want a change of pace? You may have family on Maui, or anywhere on the Islands. Or perhaps you’ve got the wanderlust and want to leave the Mainland—and the past—behind, and Maui calls.
Whatever your reason for being here, you’ll find many advantages to living on the Valley Isle.
The Sun Always Shines
Maui doesn’t have distinct seasons as the US Mainland does. While we do have spring, summer, fall, and winter, it’s more of a time frame than anything. You won’t be watching the leaves change color as you would in New England. The closest you’ll come to snow is a bit of white on the top of Haleakala Mountain. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it because it melts quickly.
Sunshine is most prevalent in:
- Kihei (south side)
- Westside Lahaina
Of course, Maui is an island, so not every place is oceanfront. But wherever you live, beach access doesn’t take long. Don’t forget: all beaches in Maui are public. That’s part of the beauty of living in Maui.
Flowers And Other Foliage
Maui’s different microclimates are ideal for growing flowers, trees, and a wide range of crops throughout the Island, both for sale here and for export.
Maui’s various farms produce:
- Macadamia Nuts
- Sweet potatoes
Sweet-smelling tropical flowers such as yellow plumeria have their own distinct scents that permeate the Maui air. These flowers are everywhere, along with lush greens such as banana and coconut trees.
Whether they are born here or migrated later, people are more generally friendly and laid-back than the rest of the US. If you’ve lived your entire life in a big city on the Mainland, the “island vibe” is the part that will take the most time for you to acclimate.
The spirit of Aloha is everywhere, and Island life is much slower. That means slower traffic as well as everyday life. Your grocery store checkout might take a bit longer, but that’s because people are calmer and less stressed here, and nobody is in that much of a hurry.
Fresh fish is a favorite to accompany all the locally grown produce. Food is simply prepared, especially since it’s grown and produced here. Local fare such as poke uses the best of Island’s offerings—usually rice or noodles, fish and vegetables—and put them together in an easy-to-eat fashion.
Between the beach and hiking are cultural activities that celebrate the spirit of Aloha all around the island. When you move here, remember that you’re not on the Mainland. Go with the flow, and enjoy what there is to enjoy, because it’s all around you, every day.
When you’ve decided to make Maui your home, it’s time to build your Maui home.
When you’re ready to begin building or renovating a house or commercial property, Pro Draft is ready to help with architecture, drawings, blueprints, permits, and to answer all of your questions before the first day of construction. We’re happy to help and will work to ensure your project is exactly the way you envision.