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Quick Guide – Puamana, Maui

Puamana Site Map

Puamana is a gated beach-front community on Maui, Hawaii, comprised of 230 individual homes in 60 buildings, swimming pools, gardens, and a tennis court, grouped around a heritage clubhouse. Click here for a printable version of the Puamana Maui Map. 

Puamana low-rise condos with carports and beautiful gardens

Search Properties

The low-rise homes range in size from single story one bedrooms up to a few four bedrooms (some with third floor lofts), are individually owned, and can be rented out by contacting owners via VRBO or other sites. Homes don’t come up for sale often; view available listings here.

Surf view from the ocean pool – I actually did not use a filter on this photo!

General Info

Puamana was developed in 1968, but many of the homes have been updated and remodeled and some fully rebuilt from the dirt up. Homeowner’s fees are relatively low for a complex with so much to offer – monthly fees are around  $1,000 and include security, trash, a front desk, clubhouse, and water. Condo sales range from $700,000  up to $3.5M as of end 2018. Puamana is pet-friendly!

A calm summer day in Puamana with the beach out front

Oceanfront!

One of the main draws to Puamana is that the 30 acres is all oceanfront — some parts with sandy beach, and other parts rocky and multiple surf breaks. There are spots for kids to play in the sand and shore-break, spots to learn how to surf near to the Park and an advanced short-board spot by the ocean pool.

Puamana surf fun

The ocean, shore break and waves provide endless fun… if the waves are too big, there is a choice of three swimming pools.

Getting tubed! Looking toward the sandy beach and one of the beachfront townhomes

The Clubhouse

The clubhouse was built in 1919 as the home for the Lunas of the Sugar Cane fields (Luna means the Boss in Hawaiian). The clubhouse is rich in traditions and housed many prominent Maui families.  Now the clubhouse is alive with new traditions such as evening cocktails and talk-story, a gym, library, a bar with a big-screen TV and homeowners’ events such as Christmas House in November and my favorite: a super fun and safe New Year’s Eve party that ends at 9pm!

Puamana Clubhouse — the gym is upstairs on the right

For more information on Puamana, here is a link to all my posts and shares.

Location

Puamana is bike-able to Lahaina – so many excellent restaurants in Lahaina and fun activities in the area.

Lahaina was once home to the Royalty and Whalers and is one of the richest cultural lands in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Kamehameha lineage ruled the Hawaiian kingdom from a sacred area called Moku’ula, behind 505 Front Street. They lived on a sandbar island surrounded by a fishpond fed by underwater springs coming down from underground lava tubes from Kaua’ula Valley which is the valley above Puamana.

It is clear why royalty chose this temperate spot for their capital: it’s da kine! The weather here is almost always sunny, in the 80s with the ocean a few degrees cooler, with light trade winds to cool off the beach.   The sunsets out front create a colorful evening show before the cool nights.

Whaling ship “The Carthaginian” in Lahaina in the ’70s.

Whalers also dreamed of coming ashore to Lahaina for many of the same reasons — the delicious array of fresh foods, the strong rum drinks, and the beautiful local women. They probably also enjoyed a refreshing swim and a bath after so many months at sea…

A view of the Puamana Homes from the water…

Before You Come to Maui…

Think about how we can make better choices: please buy local products and protect our Aina! Cut down the amount of plastic you buy! The tap water is fine to drink — it comes from the rainforest in the mountains right above Lahaina.  Most condos will have a water filter on the refrigerator or one of those filtered water pitchers and re-usable water bottles at your disposal. Please be aware and don’t buy packs of bottled plastic water and Gatorade at Costco… Contrary to what everyone wants you to believe, Maui does not have a plastic bottle recycling facility so the bottles go straight into our landfill. While you’re listening: let’s avoid plastic trash bags, plastic straws, zip-lock baggies and plastic beach toys. All that stuff is probably already provided for you at the condo. This is our kuleana. More about trying to buy locally.

One more thought to leave you with: those big plastic noodles they sell at the supermarkets break off in the ocean and the turtles and fish nibble on the chunks. I won’t even mention avoiding the cheap spray sunscreen as now that junk is illegal on our island.

Let’s make better choices…coconut water like these sold in the markets in Hawaii is usually shipped in from Thailand and has zero nutrients

Contact me, your Puamana specialist, Anna Severson, for more information on Puamana or to tour the property. I am a full-time resident and owner in Puamana for 15 years. I offer global reach, local style and local market expertise to my clients. Ask me about my “Old School Option” — we can do the transaction without computers or apps if you’d prefer!

The Gazebo, by the clubhouse and ocean pool, is reserved for homeowner’s to talk story and have a meal or BBQ.

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Mike

October 18, 2018

Thanks for the great information. Hawaii is the first state to require “reef friendly” sunscreen. The chemicals in most sunscreen damages the fragile coral reefs. If you are traveling here from the mainland or other areas please leave your sunscreen home and purchase “reef friendly” sunscreen” here. It is sold everywhere and even at Costco under the brand “ALL GOOD”. Anna who was raised on Maui is a very honest, hardworking and trustworthy real estate agent you can trust.

Anna Severson

October 18, 2018

> Thanks Mike – I didn’t know about “All Good” Sunscreen at Costco …probably less expensive than the health food store brand…while avoiding all the other plastic junk at Costco! Save Our Surf!

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