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Moving to Maui for six months
I've got a job in Maui that starts sometime soon (not exactly sure yet) and will end around mid-August. Going to need a place to live, a car, that sort of thing, but I'm wondering if anyone knows some tips to make the process easier. I'm from the SF Bay Area (and will be making a few trips back during the job) and, while I'm not entirely unfamiliar with the island (just went on my honeymoon there actually) I basically don't know anything about the residential areas or anything else non-tourist-y.
-Looking at the map it looks like the closest affordable area is Kihei? Anything to watch out for there?
-Gonna need a car. Is there a reasonable way to lease one for six months that isn't too expensive or will it be a lot easier to just buy one when I arrive and sell it when I leave?
-On the car subject I assume my California driver's license will be fine for a short-term stay like this?
-What's the easiest way to work with a bank there? Should I just get a bank account from a local place or what? When we were there on my honeymoon I don't think we saw a single non-Hawaiian bank ATM.
Anything else I should look out for? I'm going to start out with a decent amount of free time, ramping up to astonishingly busy, then wrap it up with a bit less than a week off before coming home. Planning on flying the wife out to spend her birthday there. I guess we'll do any tourist-y things we missed (basically the Haleakula and helicopter tours) but is there anything else I should keep in mind?