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`UHANE O KA LA Spirit of the Sun

Our People Make The Magic Lavender Fields Forever Maui My Home

What’s Inside Our People Make The Magic 4 Lavender Fields Forever 8 Maui My Home 14 What’s Happening 18 Special Offers 19

March 2012 Edition

OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE MAGIC Paula Rathbun Resident Manager

Paula is the longtime resident manager who orchestrates practically every aspect of your idyllic Puunoa vacation. Guests turn to her for all their needs as they settle into the lavish space of these ultra-luxe townhomes.

What’s your job like? “I have a great job. One of the things I most enjoy is growing up with all these nice families who come back year after year. I see the kids grow up, get married, and now I’m meeting the 10- and 12-year-old grandbabies of the original guests I met when I started in 1998!”


What makes people come back to Puunoa year after year? “Guests recognize that Puunoa is unique in the world. You can sit on the lanai and look at one of the best views in the world and enjoy the peacefulness. Everyone comments on how relaxing it is here. They can go to Kaanapali and enjoy the busy beach vibe and come back to Puunoa for the calm beach life. With only 10 units, even when we are full house it is still not crowded. Puunoa is walking distance to everything Lahaina has to offer. If they only have one car and Dad is golfing the rest of the family doesn’t feel left behind without a car. The convenience of walking to Lahaina for dinner is also nice. You can have a couple drinks and not worry about driving home, plus a nice walk after dinner makes eating all our wonderful Maui cuisine a guilt-less pleasure! It’s so laid back and homey here at Puunoa that guests tell me they never want to leave. It’s pretty common to extend an extra week!”




li`i Kula Lavender is located on the island of Maui against the slopes of Haleakala Crater, and is home to over 55,000 lavender plants. In its fantastic location, with its thriving plants and welcoming hosts, Ali`i Kula Lavender celebrates life and living things, beauty and sweetness, healing and growth.


“Stop and smell the lavender,” says one of signs tucked in amid the flowers. Another Chinese proverb carved on a plaque at the feet of a bronze Chinese water carrier, sums up the spirit of this place; “He who plants a garden plants happiness.”


The farm offers a sense of well-being and serenity in a place so awe-inspiringly beautiful you won’t want to miss it.


Indulge yourself in a Lavender Lifestyle of delicious aromatic lavender tea, take a guided walking tour, dine on a scrumptious lavender gourmet lunch basket, go on a treasure hunt, shop amongst 75 different lavender gifts or simply relax and enjoy the view. The gallery gift shop offers lavender bath & body products, essential oil, candles, sachets, culinary delights, art and apparel. Free to visit.

Open daily 9am -4pm with five guided tours. Call (808) 878-3004 or visit for more information. A must see when in Maui!


`O MAUI KU`U HOME translated means

“Maui, my Home”


“The images of Maui are like nowhere else on Earth. No matter how far one wanders, the beauty of the mountains, the land, and the sea remain in one’s soul.” View Maui through the eyes of our friend Tiffany Taira.





The Maui Onion Festival has been a signature event at Whalers Village since 1990. It’s dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Onion and is attended by thousands of visitors and residents every year. Free to the public and only a short walk from Kaanapali Alii this is a must see event. For more information visit or call 808-667-4567.


Festival will showcase some of the world’s greatest artists in the slack key guitar genre. In all, 15-18 artists will be featured. Festival will also feature local cuisine, island crafters, community group booths, guitar exhibit, festival merchandise, and an abundance of the Aloha Spirit! For more information visit

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SPECIAL OFFERS Stay & Play - Stay 4 nightsand receive your 5th night free plus receive a $200 American Express Gift Card to enjoy during your stay or when you return home. Select Your Townhome - Now you can recerve your favorite Puunoa Townhome that fits your style & needs. For more information or to make a reservation call 1-855-247-5213 or visit us online at Some restrictions and black-out dates may apply. Offers are based on availability.


1-855-247-5213 45 Kai Pali Place Lahaina, HI 96761-1686

March 2012 – Fourth Edition © 2012 Puunoa Beach Estates