Hawaii offers a unique lifestyle and culture that attracts all kinds of people from around the world. Hawaii is known for its relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, natural beauty, stunning beaches, and tropical climate. It is no surprise that celebrities love Hawaii too. The state provides a great vacation for anyone who wants to escape the noise, stress, and “paparazzi” of mainland cities.
Now most of us do not have to contend with cameras and microphones in our faces, but we can all relate to the need to get away from the stress of our busy lives. Every one of Hawaii’s six islands have private spots and levels of exclusivity that gets you away from the hustle and bustle of life and allow you to kick back and decompress.
Not surprisingly, some of those people who spend time in Hawaii—or live here part or full-time—happen to be celebrities. Celebrities flock to Maui and the other islands because just like you, celebrities love Hawaii also. You might be surprised to run into one on the beach, shopping for suntan lotion or souvenirs, or heading out to dinner right here in Maui.
One of the biggest draws for celebrities is that they can live here without garnering much attention from the paparazzi and the public.
Here are some of Hawaii’s most famous celebs:
• Mark Zuckerberg, founder and owner of Facebook, bought 750 acres here in 2014, and now owns 1,500. His land holdings here include his 393-acre property with beachfront access and an organic farm.
• Comedian Roseanne Barr owns a macadamia nut farm in a quiet area of Hamakua, as well as another property in Kamuela. Hawaiian macadamias are all grown on The Big Island.
• Matthew McConaughey, who visits Maui frequently, bought his Kailua-Kona, Big Island home in 2020.
• Julia Roberts owns a two-acre property located on Kauai’s North Shore, close to Mark Zuckerberg
• Beyonce and Jay-Z own a private estate on Kailua
• NFL legend Terry Bradshaw is owner of a 12-acre property on the Big Island
• NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has his own three-acre estate on Kauai’s North Shore
• Author Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, owns a home on Kauai where the movie was also filmed.
A few celebrity residents were born and raised in the Aloha State:
• Bette Midler, singer and actress was born in Oahu and now lives in on the island of Kaua. She owns several properties here, including a 38-acre property on Kauai near Kilauea
• Nicole Kidman, having been born in Hawaii to Australian parents, Kidman holds dual citizenship of Australia and the United States.
• Bruno Mars, a singer and musician is a native Hawaiian resident. He was born and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu but left for Los Angeles to pursue his musical career. Of course he come back to visit frequently.
And regardless of your politics, our 44th President Barack Obama was born in 1961 right here in Hawaii.
No matter where you go in Aloha State, you just might meet a well-known face or two in the crowd or on the beach.
Celebrities who call Maui home, include:
• Oprah Winfrey
• Clint Eastwood
• Willie Nelson
• Mick Fleetwood
• Woody Harrelson
• Owen Wilson
• Kris Kristofferson
• Sammy Haggar
• Gene Simmons
Since celebrities love Hawaii too, keep an eye out – that familiar face may be who you think it is!
Hana Kai Maui Embodies the Spirit of Aloha in Hana
The Hana Kai Maui is a lovely Maui resort that is a bit off the beaten track offer the peace and serenity of the ideal vacation get away. Stay in one of our secluded beachside condo where you can relax with a glass of wine and listen to ocean sounds. Maybe enjoy a stroll at sunset along our beach or take a dip in our beautiful ocean water.
Hana Kai Maui condos are perfect for a laid back Island vacation. They’re designed to be comfortable and relaxing whether you’re here for a weekend, a week, or longer.
When you’re needing to visit Maui, call us to book your next reservations at 1-800-346-2772, or book directly online. We’re open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Hawaii time to answer all your questions. Get in touch today to learn more about our amenities and reserving your visit to Hana Kai Maui.
Aloha (meaning in Hawaiian love and fellowship).