Maui Paintball recently held a soft-launch of its new facility located in a grove of trees just off the highway in Olowalu.
Maui Paintball's new facility, located on a 4,500-square-foot field along the Honoapi'ilani Highway, contains multiple tree forts that incorporate over 50 separate trees, 10 acres of shade, a full-service rental fleet, and large cool-down area.
Previously, Maui Paintball had been located in upper Kula and had closed in 2005. In November 2011, the Maui Planning Commission unanimously approved a six-year conditional use permit to allow owner Clint Hansen to open the paintball business in Olowalu. The business now has six employees.
"The popularity of the sport has bounced back as the economy has," said Hansen.
"It's a fantastic way to make friends, as the stories people share last a lifetime," he added. Businesses and corporations use paintball as a reward and a means to build teamwork."
General cost of gear rental is $30, and $55 for 1,000 paintballs. Kama'aina receive 25 percent off the cost of paintballs with valid Hawai'i identification.