The Many Benefits of Living in Launiupoko
By Alexandra Mitchell
For those of you who don’t know much about the residential area mauka (mountain) of Launiupoko Beach Park in West Maui, there’s definitely more than meets the eye.
Alright, we all know that West Maui offers one of the best views in Hawaiʻi, with a glistening Pacific Ocean, and dramatic outer island scenes of Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe in the distance. It’s not unlike the most beautiful watercolor painting you’ve ever seen, that’s for sure! From the Launiupoko neighborhood, residents with an ocean view can also clearly see the Humpback Whales breaching and frolicking in the Pailolo Channel during the winter months, and every sunset is more surely magical than the night before.
The always-warm Launiupoko residential community consists of three main subdivisions: Mahanalua Nui, Makila, and Puʻunoa. This area is one of the only places left in West Maui with large acreage still available. Unique to Launiupoko, it is the only area in all of Maui that has a dual water system–potable (drinking water) and non-potable (irrigation) water sources.
As we all know, agricultural land in West Maui is very rare, and Launiupoko is definitely ideal for living on and operating an organic farm, having a horse barn on your own property, and many more fabulous ideas.
With the iridescent Launiupoko Valley always in the background, this unique area also offers residents a whole network of horseback riding, hiking, and cycling trails. There is also a designated streambed park area in the valley, and it’s just a quick drive down to the beach, or nearby Lahaina Town.
Completed in 2006 by Launiupoko Associates LLC, the Mahanalua Nui subdivision had four phases built in approximately a five-year period. Each of the 153 agricultural land lots range from two to nine acres.