Puamana Maui… can you hear the ukulele music and smell the plumerias?
View of Lanai Island taken from the grassy area in front of the clubhouse
Puamana is an oceanfront community on the south end of Front Street on the island of Maui, Hawaii, (USA!) comprised of 230 townhouses, all individually owned but permitted for vacation rentals.
The gated neighborhood, five minutes from historic Lahaina Town, is spread out over 30 ocean-front acres around heritage clubhouse, swimming pools, and a tennis court.
Some of the amazing landscaping at Puamana at the entry gate. I love the copper patina’d sign.
Puamana is home to a mix of full-time residents, vacation renters, and owners who spend 6-months a year here.
Get Outdoors at Puamana
The great thing about living in Puamana is you get in the water every day. At Puamana you have the choice of a sandy beach, three surf and SUP spots, and three swimming pools. The sandy beach comes and goes; sometimes we’ll have rolling rocks. Here is a video taken last summer, full of sand:
Shore-break fun at Puamana
Ruby learning to surf out front – ocean pool and gazebo visible in the background
The park-like areas near the clubhouse, mango tree or main beach access are natural gathering places for whale-watching, surfing, or watching the sunsets and socializing.
The clubhouse was built 100 years ago and is rich with traditions. It was home to the Lunas (managers) of the sugar cane fields that once surrounded the area. Irmgard Farden Aluli, who wrote the song Puamana, and her sister Auntie Emma, were part of the Farden Ohana who lit up the clubhouse with their singing and dancing.
Looking through the clubhouse arches to the gazebo
Today the beloved clubhouse is alive with community events such as family movie nights, holiday events, and an ocean-view gym.
Ocean view gym at the Puamana Clubhouse – work out or just watch some TV and do some yoga
Puamana is a great place for families as Pualei drive is like main street in the evening: kids out on bikes and skateboards, people pushing the stroller, or just out for a walk.
Finding Your Way Around
You will need this printable map as the numbers of condos make absolutely no sense. 225 is on the opposite side of the property from 226. Don’t worry, I’ve owned and lived full time in Puamana for 15 years and still can’t remember the unit numbers. Apparently, they were numbered back in 1968 during construction based on sequence buildings were erected…
Click here for a printable version of this Puamana Maui Map. The building numbers can be perplexing!
A Word on Maintenance Fees
Average maintenance fees are around $850 a month plus a special assessment of $140. The special assessment has been around for years now, and it doesn’t look like it will be going away anytime soon. The board is saving reserve funds to pay for the ocean pool facelift among other projects. Puamana maintenance fees are competitive and worth it when you look at what we have; it’s like belonging to a country club.
Current Puamana Listings
Grassy yard in front of 111-2 Pualei – easy walk to the ocean or pool – ocean access to the left.
Take a look at some of my other blog posts for more information on Puamana: