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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hawaii Nominated Best Wine Festival - USA Today Readers' Choice

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Wine Festival. Tickets are available for the 2016 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, as organizers gear up for a number of fine dining events this fall. The premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific will take place over three weekends on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and O‘ahu, featuring a roster of more than 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. The Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.

For a list of Maui events and tickets for the 6th annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival during the weekend of Friday, October 14, 2016 click here. Over the course of the event, featured chefs include our local favorites such as: Henry Adaniya (Hank’s Haute Dogs, Lāhainā), Peter Merriman (Monkeypod Wailea, Lāhainā), Heather Love (Cow Pig Bun, Lāhainā), Joey Macadangdang (Joey’s Kitchen, Lāhainā), Scott McGill (TS Restaurants, Lāhainā), and Alvin Savella (Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, Lāhainā).

Leaders are hoping for your vote and participation. Anyone can vote once every eight hours here:

To discuss the latest real estate opportunities on Maui, please give me a call at 808-891-8989 or visit my website at

With Aloha
Gary Mooers
808-891-8989 direct

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Maui Visitor Arrivals UP over Last Year

Our tourist driven economy relies on the influx, so I am happy to share that visitor arrivals 
and expenditures on Maui are up 3% for the first six months of the year, 
with arrivals topping 1.3 million. Visitor spending is at $2.3 billion, also up 4% over last year. 
According to new data released by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, 
the average visitor stayed on Maui 8 days, and spent $212 per person per day. 
Thinking of a vacation rental? Contact me.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Maui Calls: Celebrating Vintage Hawaii Fashion

The signature fundraiser gala, MAUI CALLS: Celebrating Vintage Hawaiian Fashion, will be a summer evening to be remembered. Held in the Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater. The evening begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and be encapsulated by delectable fair and premium wine pairings amongst a traditional Hawaiian music serenade. Mix, mingle, taste and even bid on the silent auction amongst live music and dancing under the stars.

Contact me to talk Maui 808-891-8989 or visit my website at

Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Wailea Maui

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Invest in Maui Kamaole

Invest in Maui Kamaole 

If you're familiar with South Kihei at all, you'll KNOW that Maui Kamaole is all about location, location, location.  Fantastically situated in South Kihei adjacent to Wailea, this complex is well appointed atop a hillside overlooking the grassy knoll and blue ocean of Kam III.

This vacation rental property in Kihei is well situated and private, located in the newest building all the way at the top. Tennis courts are just steps away from the front door, with a nearby tropical pool and spa. Immaculate unit with Corian countertops, double sinks in the master bath, and all the amenities to make this a perfect vacation home. If you want to see a unit with excellent rental history, this one performs very well financially. Photos and details. 

Call now for details and a private tour or visit my website at for more South Maui Real Estate news. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Honolua Bay - West Maui


                                                     Honolua Bay - West Maui
If you're exploring on the West side, pack up a sandwich and head to Honolua Bay for the most epic snorkeling. Just beyond Kapalua, this shoreline access has a rocky entrance   (so water shoes come in handy) but is home to the clearest conditions for exploring the ocean. Why pay a tour guide to take you were you can go by yourself? On a good day, the surf break is heavier on the outside where locals frequent for a great ride. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hamoa Beach - A Gem on Maui's East Side

Hamoa Beach - East Maui 
After experiencing a long ride on the windy road to Hana, you arrive at the most magnificent beach mother nature has ever created. With powder white sand and ample shade from the walnut trees, this is home plate for the world famous Hotel Travaasa Hana, Maui. Enough break to have a fun boogey ride or swim but not get hurt (on most days), 
this beach is a definite show stopper when you find yourself on Maui's East side. 

Contact me, your Maui Real Estate specialist to discuss excellent opportunities in Paradise.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hit the Maui Farmers' Markets!

Trade in a trip to the local grocery store for a visit to a local farmers' market to get more than just the freshest options. Eat more, healthier and save money while seeing your friends smiling faces. Growing your own food and eating food that mostly comes from close by 
keeps the money in our community while strengthening our 'ohana.
Visit Upcountry, Kihei or the Mall or Swap Meet in town.
Farmers Markets Listed Here.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

"The Farm to School Initiative" Encourages Action

I was excited to read about a new initiative taking place which urges local farmers to increase their efforts to sell to local schools. In a tropical location where agriculture tends to thrive, it just makes sense to feed our students with locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. According to Pacific Business News, the new pilot program gives farmers until mid July to submit their interest. 

"The Farm to School Initiative" has a goal to address the issues surrounding the purchasing of local food for school cafeterias while increasing state purchases of reasonably priced local food for school menus. Considering the State Department of Education has over 250 public schools and feeds about 100,000 students and employees each day, it seems The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education have teamed up with the local community to blaze a trail that seems inevitable. Share this groundbreaking program with friends and neighbors as local farmers are encouraged to participate. 

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Client Testimonial - June 2016

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