Paia Maui – North Shore Maui
Explore Paia Town, Restaurants, Inns & More
You may know of this side of the island if you’re a surfer or windsurfer.
You may have gotten a glimpse of this area if you’ve ever been on a road to Hana adventure for the day but Paʻia really deserves some time of their own. For those of us who live either upcountry (Makawao, Haʻiku, Pukalani, Kula) or in Paʻia town itself, this north shore area is our “country”, meaning away from the larger towns and resorts of the island.
Surrounded by sugar cane fields the town of Paʻia has a population of fewer than 3000 people. However it’s amazing how much of a variety of restaurants and funky boutiques are everywhere in this one-stoplight town. The dining here is everything from take-out casual to full-on fine dining. You may even spot a celebrity or two around town. The reason so many famous people love Maui is that of the unpretentious, laid-back vibe. The locals hardly bat an eye when celebrities do impromptu drop-ins at the local watering holes in town. It’s is a fun place to be, and people from all over the world come here to surf in the day and dine in the afternoons and evenings in this funky little tropical town.