North Maui Guidebook


If you are looking to escape the crowds of guests who flock to the resorts in the West and South side of Maui, you should consider staying in North Maui. North Maui is less developed and less crowded. There aren’t any big hotels or resorts here. Most of the accommodations you can find here are small hotels and vacation rentals. The North Shore is known for its laid back and relaxed environment. The beaches on the North Shore are beautiful and scenic. However, caution must always be exercised here since there are big waves and currents that can easily cause injury. One of the best beaches for windsurfing can be found on the North Shore. Hookipa Beach is known as a mecca of surfing. Every year windsurfers congregate here, especially during the winter months.

“The North Shore of Maui is a great place to live, there are excellent beaches and plenty of fun things to do.”

– Jeremy Stice, Realtor (B)


Learn About North Maui

Here you will find all the information you need to get an idea of what North Maui is all about. We have information on Restaurants in North Maui, Things to Do in North Maui, Beaches in North Maui, all of the Places To Stay In North Maui and of course, because you probably won’t want to go home once you visit, we have all the information you need about purchasing a home in North Maui too!


North Maui Real Estate


The properties available on the North Shore of Maui are sought after by investors and residential buyers alike. The premier location and environment makes the properties here in high demand. One thing to keep in mind if you are planning on purchasing a home in North Maui is the weather. North Maui is wetter than other regions in Maui since there are consistent tradewinds that bring showers. These showers keep the foliage green and lush but the heavy weather can also cause additional wear and tear to the structures that are built here.

North Maui Beaches

The beaches on the North Shore of Maui range from long sandy stretches that are perfect for a swim and a leisurely walk to rocky beaches with strong winds and big waves that are perfect for extreme water sports. If you would prefer to be mellow, Baldwin Beach is a perfect place for a relaxing day at the beach. The sandy shore and relatively calm waters are great if you want to swim and snorkel (on a calm day). If you are looking for something more exciting, you can head to Hookipa Beach. This beach is one of the best places in the world to windsurf and kitesurf. One thing to remember when planning a fun day at the beach is that the weather can affect the beaches and make for dangerous conditions.

North Maui Restaurants

North Maui’s relaxed and laidback vibe extends to the restaurants that can be found here. They generally are excellent places for sampling the unique taste of Maui while wearing your slippers and boardshorts. They are also great places to hang out and talk story with locals. The dishes that the North Shore restaurants serve use fresh ingredients that are grown locally. If you’re lucky, you might even catch Willie Nelson performing in his popular restaurant, Charley’s.

North Maui Hotels

If you are looking for big resorts or condominium complexes in North Maui, you are out of luck. There are no such things on the North Shore of Maui. However, there are plenty of small hostels and inns that you can choose from. There are also vacation rentals and bed and breakfast establishments that you can find here in abundance. If you want to stay in more luxurious places, you can head to the West or South of Maui.

Things to do in North Maui

The North Shore of Maui is mostly composed of rugged natural landscapes. Most of the activities that you can find here are outdoor activities. There are outdoor activities on land and in the water. If you want to check out the sights and experience the beauty of the landscape of Maui, you can join the different land activities here. These include horseback riding tours and even ziplines. If you want to have fun in the water, you can go windsurfing or surfing at Hookipa beach or Paia Bay.

North Maui Golf

North Maui doesn’t have a wide selection of golf courses. The only available golf course here is the Maui Country Club that is located in Paia. The course here is not the most difficult one in Maui but it will certainly pose a challenge to even the most seasoned players. The prevalent tradewinds here will test the shot making and club selection abilities of players. The country club also has other amenities like a tennis court, pool, and beach access so guests who are not golf players can still have fun.

North Maui Vacation Rentals

North Maui Vacation Rentals

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