FAQs

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What kind of activities will be available?

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Surfing, horse back riding, stand up paddle, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, diving, sunset cruise, wind surfing, jet skis, whale watching (not year round), bicycle rentals, drive the road to Hana, helicopter tours, dolphin watching, hiking & para-sailing.

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Where are the most swimmable beaches?

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Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Makena Beach, D.T. Fleming Beach, Charlie Young, Ka’anapali, Kamaole Beach I,II & III, Mokapu Beach, Polo Beach & Ulua Beach

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Are things more expensive in Maui? (Food, gas, shopping, dining etc.)

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You will find that all of these things are more expensive than your home town. The average price for a gallon of gas is around $4.50. Groceries are more expensive, usually a couple dollars more for items than at your regular grocery store at home. Dining out is more expensive depending on where you go, some places you are also paying for the view. You can find quite a few good happy hours around town and cut your bill in half.

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Which restaurants are most popular?

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Hula Grill, Longhis, Tommy Bahama, Mama’s Fish House, Sansei, Merriman’s, Sea House, Lahaina Grill, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jaws Fish Tacos, Mala Ocean Tavern, David Paul’s Island Grill, Gannon’s, Kimos, Charley’s, Nick’s Fish Market, Stella Blues & Monkey Pod.

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Where are the best hiking spots?

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Waihee Ridge Trail, Makawao Forest – Kahakapao Trail, Iao Valley, Haleakala, Polipoli Trail, Twin Falls, 4 Falls Bamboo Forest, Seven Sacred Pools, Pipiwai Trail, Waimoku Falls & Nemo Falls.

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Is Maui a good place to retire?

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If you love warm weather, the beach and island life then Maui is the perfect place to retire. With year round warm weather and living near some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you can’t go wrong.

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Where are the best spots to surf?

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Kahului Harbor, Ho’okipa, Puamana, Honolua Bay, Kihei Cove, La Perouse and Waiehu Beach Park

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Why is Maui More Expensive?

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Maui can often have more expensive housing options than other states. It’s important you prepare your budget appropriately before you move to the area. Be sure to check out the prices on apartments or houses so that you can be prepared for what you should expect to pay. In Maui, you can sometimes find studio apartments for very reasonable prices, but a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment is going to be closer to or even over $1000 per month. Moving to Maui with dogs may possibly leave you with less options. Not all apartment complexes are animal friendly. Be sure to speak with a real estate agent in the area and go over the aparments Maui options that are available to you before you move.

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Can I Move to Maui with My Dog?

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If you are thinking about moving to Maui with your cats or dogs, you should look into all the rules and regulations beforehand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Some condominium complexes and apartments will not allow dogs on the premise but they will cats. Of course, it’s up to the property owners if they will allow pets in their home or condo. Upon arrival in Hawaii, there is an inspection that takes place once your animal is transported to the animal quarantine holding facility. You need to plan your flight accordingly otherwise your pet will have to be held overnight for the next inspection time. The reason for this whole process is to keep pets and residents free of serious health problems brought on my the rabies virus. If your pet does not meet the requirements in Hawaii, they have to hold them in Quarantine for up to 120 days. For more information on moving to Maui with cats and dogs, click here.