Maui Real Estate Q & A - What's Mauka and Makai?
When reading listing remarks for Maui properties for sale, you might come across the terms MAUKA and MAKAI. What do they mean, and what does it have to do with real estate?
You know how you would direct somebody to the north or south, and to east or west... well here in Hawaii we also direct people to mauka or makai.
MAUKA - this refers to the mountain, in the direction of the mountain or land mass.
MAKAI - this refers to the sea (Kai), in the direction of the sea or ocean.
So whether a home is on the makai side of the street, or the mauka side of the street can make a big difference. Makai of the highway will generally be more expensive real estate, because it's closer to the ocean.
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