Traveling to Hawaii is certainly not as easy as it used to be, but in a recent survey conducted by  the Hawaii Tourism Authority it was found that out of the 495 visitors that were surveyed 85% said their trip was excellent, and 94% said their trip either met or exceeded expectations. This is great to see, as it means that the number of tourists making the journey to Hawaii in 2021 should continue to rise.

While tourism numbers are not nearly what they were in 2019, the Pre-travel Testing Program allows anyone traveling to Hawaii to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine, which would make any vacation immensely more enjoyable. Out of the visitors that were surveyed, 79% said that their pre-travel testing experience went smoothly, and the protocols were clear. The remaining 21% reported various issues with pre-travel testing including difficulty finding a trusted testing partner, and not receiving their results within the specified window.

We will continue to look forward to a rise in tourism numbers as the local economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. To look at the full report, follow this link.In an interview with The Maui News, the Chief Economist with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Eugene Tian stated that nearly 30% of the homes that were purchased in the better part of 2020 were purchased by out-of-state residents. Of those buyers 27.4% were from the mainland, and 1.4% were international. While this number seems high, out-of-state residents usually purchase nearly 50% of the available real estate on Maui.

The data is still being assembled for the demographic breakdown of these out-of-state buyers, as it is unclear whether most of those purchases were made by investors, or those seeking to move their principal residence to Hawaii now that most employees and business owners can work from home.

The three aspects of the current real estate market that appear to show no signs of slowing are low inventory levels, low interest rates on new mortgages and a climbing median sales price for both condos and single family homes. In December, the Realtors Association of Maui recorded the lowest inventory ever since they began keeping records in 2010. New construction is still very active on Maui, with several affordable housing projects as well as luxury condominium complexes set to be completed  between now and 2022.

To read the full interview The Maui News did with Eugene Tian click here.
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases on Maui, Governor Ige gave Mayor Michael Victorino the authority to amend the current emergency rules. The new rules go into effect today. Here are the highlights.

- Retail occupancy is now limited to 30% to allow more room for social distancing.

- Bars and restaurants are now required to close at 10pm or earlier. Drive-throughs, non-liquor related takeout and room service are all exempt from this new rule.

In addition to pre-travel testing requirements for both inter-island and transpacific travelers, they are also now required to download either the AlohaSafe Alert app or another Google-Apple Exposure Notification System app. Travelers can also enable their exposure notification setting on their phone.

Face coverings must now be worn while walking to and from the beach or pool. They can only be removed once you are stationary and socially distanced from the people around you.

-Even if the venue is outdoors, a mask must be worn at gyms, yoga studios, and wellness centers.

While these rules mentioned  above are slightly different from rules that were already in place, it’s important to keep yourself informed on the latest developments coming out of the Mayor’s office.
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Hawaii Governor Expects Vaccine Passport to Expand to all U.S. Visitors by Summer


Starting May 11 travelers with proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 will be able to travel between Hawaiian islands without testing or quarantine restrictions, but only if they were vaccinated within the Aloha State.


To be eligible for the exemption, travelers must register on the state's State Travels Digital Platform, complete required health and travel forms and upload their vaccination card. The person then receives a QR code that is scanned at the airport. Travelers must also carry their vaccination card with them. Only those who are two weeks past their final dose of the vaccine, the point at which the CDC says the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are fully effective, can qualify for the exemption.


Those who are not vaccinated, including children under the age of 16 who are not yet eligible, must still test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of their departure in order to bypass a 10-day quarantine.


You can read more about new vaccine passport travel here


The Hawaii Tourism Authority is a great resource for those travelling to Hawaii and wanting to stay abreast of the latest changes. You may access their website here


On a worldwide front, this article indicates Europe may open to vaccinated American travellers this summer. With nonessential travel to Europe since March of 2020 being banned by the European Union for US travellers, many are eager to pack their bags and begin to vacation once again. Certain member states may impose additional travel guidelines for visitors, such as quarantine and testing requirements, even for fully vaccinated individuals, so it will be important to take that into consideration when planning your travel overseas. 

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Ken Smith R(S), Melissa Smith R(B), and Gregory P Smith R(B)

The Smith Team

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Homes Over $1M

368 Ainakula Rd
368 Ainakula Road
Kula Orchards
$1.575M (FS)
Looking for a large ocean view estate with multiple separate living areas for extended families or extra income potential? Look no further with this half+ acre Kula property, which includes a studio ohana attached to the main house, and an additional detached 2-bedroom cottage. This spacious lot has enough room to build an additional dwelling and/or a pool.
550 Punakea Loop
550 Punakea Loop
$3.8M (FS)
550 Punakea Loop is three-bedroom, two and a half bath home located in the desirable Lahaina neighborhood of Launiupoko. The property is perched high up in the flanks of the West Maui Mountains and offers breathtaking 180-degree ocean and outer-island views. The location of this home makes it feel like a quiet resort.
Kuli Puu St
9 Kuli Puu Street
Ke Alii Kai
$1.49M (FS)
Perfectly positioned in the highly-desired Ke Ali'i Kai subdivision lies 9 Kuli Pu'u St, a stunning and timeless home that encompasses nearly 2,511 sqft of loving space, including 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.This idyllic home brings you peace and privacy in one of Kihei's most prime neighborhoods while being less than 5 minutes from all that South Maui has to offer.

Homes Under $1M

482 Pauu Street
482 Pauu Street
$825K (FS)
This quaint and cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath single family home has the most fabulous mountain views. Quiet and private, this home was newly built in 2019 complete with a covered front porch overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard and underground pool with rock water feature. This gem is unfurnished and ready for your personal touches. Vaulted ceilings throughout make for an open and airy feel.
654 Pio Dr.
$695K (FS)
Centrally located residential family home! Ideal location to shopping and businesses centers, medical offices, family restaurants, sports and entertainment venues. Needs repair and/or remodeling work. Property is offered in it's "AS IS , WHERE IS" condition. Easy to show.
308 Kinaole Circle
308 Kinaole Circle

$799K (FS)
PHOTO VOLTAIC SOLAR with NET METERING. 2 separate systems which covers electric costs for both units. Corner Lot. 3 bedroom 2 bath main house connected with interior door to 3 bedroom 1 bath ohana. Currently both are rented. Excellent opportunity for investor who wants to add value by remodeling the property.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Lokelani A204
Lokelani #A204
$1.188M (FS)
Welcome to direct unobstructed oceanfront. Lokelani A204 is strategically positioned to view winter whale watching, the mountains of outer islands, and 24 hours a day of blue Pacific ocean. Most desirable features are the double covered balconies, 3 split AC system, on site management team, and offered fully furnished.

Wailea Ekahi
Wailea Ekahi # 24B
$1.275M (FS)
Located a short 5-minute walk to one of the world’s best Keawakapu Beach, you will enjoy this spacious 1 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor unit that was completely remodeled in 2020. With no expense spared, the modern interior has brand new floors, paint throughout, added lights, new A/C unit, and much more.
Kaanapali Shores
Kaanapali Shores # 502
$2.5M (FS)
Kaanapali Shores 502 is a direct oceanfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath in the Aloha Suites. This villa offers approx. 2,000 square feet of usable space including the lanai. With its corner location, the large living room is surrounded by glass sliders so you have a great view from anywhere in the living room, dining area or kitchen.


Vacation Condos Under $1M

Grand Champions
Grand Champions # 178
$699K (FS)
Looking for an ocean view, exclusive Wailea, short-term vacation rentable condo? Look no further, Grand Champions 178 checks the boxes and more! This upstairs 1 bedroom, 2 bath unit provides privacy and welcomes you with the vaulted ceilings and sizable floor plan.
Nani Kai Hale # 403
North Kihei
$511K (FS)
Nani Kai Hale 403 is a lovely Maui beachfront property. This condo is ideal for both vacation rental and private use. This boutique complex has just 46 units fronting one of Maui’s longest white sandy beaches. Sugar Beach in North Kihei is perfect for morning walks and sunset strolls. 
Valley Isle Resort
Valley Isle Resort #1201B
$595K (FS)
The Penthouse Jewel Box! Exceptional Custom remodel with top-of-the-line upgrades. Valley Isle Resort affords easy access with West Maui airport minutes away and many West Maui amenities including world famous beaches & ocean sports, fine dining, art galleries, Kaanapali and Lahaina are in close proximity.
Kahana Sunset
Kahana Sunset # C5

$725K (FS)
Is Kahana Sunset C5 the best 2 bedroom, oceanfront value in West Maui? See for yourself. First you get a great ocean view and spectacular sunsets from not just one but 2 extra-large lanais. The grounds are gorgeous and feature a beautiful pool and several BBQ areas with green space for larger gatherings with friends and family. Kahana Sunset is a very popular destination and C5 is in a successful and busy rental program.


Residential Condos Over $1M

Kai Malu
Kai Malu # 49B
$1.5M (FS)
Only Kai Malu at Wailea 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath/ 2 car garage condo on the market at this time. Very popular Honua floor plan includes main floor master and laundry. Separate kitchen pantry. 2 bedrooms up. Direct entry to condo from garage. Furnishings included in sale. Enjoy the amenities Kai Malu offers including one of the best ocean views on Maui from the 75' pool with spa, hale with grill etc. and plenty of seating for larger gatherings you may want to host.
Maui Beach Place
Maui Beach Place #3

$4.895M (FS)
Introducing one of the most spectacular beachfront offerings anywhere in Hawaii: Orchid at Maui Beach Place. Perfectly located adjacent to Charley Young Beach, one of Maui’s most acclaimed beaches, this new, contemporary 3 bedroom / 3.5 bathroom luxury townhome is sure to satisfy the most discerning Buyer looking for perfection in the Pacific. Waterfront, in the midst of Kihei, yet incredibly private.

Residential Condos Under $1M

      Puuone Hale   
Puuone Hale Alii # 205
Bank owned - Welcome to the convenience of Central Maui living. This one bedroom, one bath unit is full of potential and is craving a makeover. This is a great opportunity for a buyer to put their personal stamp on a remodel and really make this a home.
Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights #A406
$185K (FS)
The most beautiful view in all of Harbor lights. What a spectacular Oceanview and harbor view to come home to every day. Your beautiful condo has been remodeled and awaiting your final touches. This is hands down the best unit available at harbor lights.
puuone towers
Puuone Towers #416

$264,900 (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo is centrally located. Close to shoppings, schools, hospital and parks. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain view from the lanai, new blinds (bedroom & living room), custom countertops & cabinets and fold-up beds (2nd bedroom).
Southpointe at Waiakoa #14-201
North Kihei

$385K (FS)
Welcome to Southpointe in North Kihei just blocks away from the sandy beaches of Maui. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo on the 2nd floor is filled with natural light, has been updated, and is move in ready. Southpointe is pet friendly with easy access to shopping, restaurants, and a short distance to Wailea, Kahului and Lahaina.
Vacant Land
130 Ikena Kai Pl Lot H
Omaopio Ridge
$795K (FS)
Omaopio Ridge is a quiet and exclusive 18 lot community in Lower Kula, offering beautiful bi coastal ocean, sunset and Haleakala views. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an amazing 5 acre parcel allowing you to create your dream home at an ideal lower Kula elevation.
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