Famous People Who Live in Maui
Famous People from Maui (or that live on Maui)
Did you know that there are lots of famous people that are from Maui or still live on Maui? If you love the Hawaiian Islands and Maui is your favorite place to live, you'll be pleased to know that there are celebrities living beside you. Below, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the celebrities that were either born on Maui, regularly visit Maui or are permanent residents of Maui. Believe it or not, many people say that they see more celebrities on the Hawaiian island of Maui than they actually do in places like Hollywood or LA. It's difficult to spot celebrities when you are in such a crowded environment. Maui is not quite as crowded as LA or Las Vegas, so when you see a celebrity, you are more likely to recognize them.
Most celebrities migrated to the Hawaiian island of Maui because they wanted to escape to a tropical vacation land. Places like Hollywood, Las Vegas or LA are not exactly celebrity friendly. Everywhere they go, they're going to be surrounded by paparazzi and they need a relaxing escape from that from time to time. The Hawaiian island of Maui offers the perfect spot to get away from all of this drama.
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Britney Spears, Carlos Santana & more...
Britney Spears actually regularly visits the Maui Island. She always comes with her entourage of bodyguards and she visits South Maui and brings her family with her on most occasions. Recently, an editor spotted Britney changing clothes at the Tommy Bahama's Maui restaurant. Later, he spotted her actually take a nap after enjoying her meal. We later learned that her mother was watching over the children. Her bodyguards were nearby, desperately trying to get the paparazzi away so that Britney could just take her nap.
Celebrities don't just try to escape to Maui to avoid the paparazzi for a weekend or getaway vacation. There are actually many celebrities that have second homes on the island of Maui. These are celebrities like Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Helen Hunt, Kelsey Grammer and Roseanne Barr. All of these celebrities have second homes established on the island of Maui, they are elegant and extravagant properties. Oprah herself happens to own several properties of land in Maui, many of them existing in Hana. Willie Nelson is one of the more popular celebrities to visit the Hawaiian Islands, he spends a good deal of his time on the island, particularly at the restaurant Charlie's, which is located in Pa'ia. As you may well know, Barack Obama, the current United States president was also born on Oahu. The surfer and musician, Jack Johnson currently owns a home here and he was also born in Maui. Joining the list as well is Bette Midler, who was born on the Hawaiian islands too.
Mike Myers is actually a friendly face to the Hawaiian island of Maui, he spends a lot of time on the South Shore's along with Alice Cooper. Alice actually spends a good deal of her time at the golf course. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, there are many extravagant golf courses to experience. There are actually some athletes that come from the Hawaiian island of Maui as well. Some that you may recognize are Horace Grant and Kareem Abdul Jabar. Horace Grant is actually one of the more popular celebrities of the island. He is very generous and nice to the tourists. You will also find Paris Hilton and Cameron Diaz spending some time on the Hawaiian island of Maui as well.
Kauai, Oahu and other surrounding islands
In Kauai, you will also find celebrities like Michael Crichton, Pierce Brosnan, Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller and Natalie Merchant. They all own second homes nearby and our regular residents of Maui. There were also several members of the NBC-TV show known as "Lost," which was shot in Maui, which later got homes here as well. A lot of filming is done on Oahu because the entire state of Maui actually has very large tax breaks, which allows the film industry to take advantage of it. Not to mention, the landscapes are absolutely beautiful, it's one of the most miraculous places on the entire planet to visit. Recent movies that were shot here include Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones.