Paia Guidebook


Paia started out as a place where local plantation workers lived. The town itself came into being with the arrival of the Paia Store. The original residents here were plantation workers that came from different countries and culture. They lived together for many years. Paia has grown quite a lot since then. Nowadays, Paia is a laidback town filled with eclectic shops, boutiques and world-class windsurfing. Paia town is a unique combination of residents and visitors. One of the reasons why people visit Paia is because of the excellent windsurfing that can be found here.

“I have spent much of my life as a resident of Haiku. This area is complicated, there are many upsides of living in Haiku but there are also many things you should watch out for when purchasing property in Haiku.”

– Jeremy Stice, Realtor (B)


Learn About Paia

Here you will find all the information you need to get an idea of what Paia is all about. We have information on Restaurants in Paia, Things to Do in Paia, Beaches in Paia, all of the Places To Stay In Paia 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 Paia too!


Paia Real Estate

Paia’s location on the North Shore of Maui makes it less crowded and less developed than the towns on the other regions of Maui. The properties available here appeal to people who want a little privacy. Paia is a combination of a rustic plantation town with a dash of bohemian culture. Most of the shops in Paia are eclectic shops and boutiques. The available properties here range from simple homes to luxurious estates located on the beach.

Paia Beaches

The town of Paia has some of the best beaches on the North Shore. It is home to what some people call the windsurfing capital of the world. This is the Hookipa Beach. Hookipa Beach attracts surfers and windsurfers alike since the waves here are pretty consistent and the wind is perfect for windsurfers. If you would rather go to a more relaxed beach, Baldwin beach is a good option. Baldwin beach is the largest beach on the North Shore. It is perfect for people who want to avoid crowds. Kids can swim on the western tip of the beach since there is a calm pool that is a perfect spot for small children.

Paia Restaurants

The town of Paia may be a small unassuming town but it is an excellent place to find something to eat. The restaurants here maintain the laid-back atmosphere of the town. However, it doesn’t mean that their food is lacking. The restaurants here vary in size and cuisine type. There are simple casual eateries that are perfect for a quick bite. There are also options for fine dining. If you want to eat someplace with entertainment, you can head to Charley’s which serves classic American dishes and has live music most days of the week. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch Willie Nelson performing.

Paia Hotels

The town of Paia does not have any hotels or resorts. Most of the people who stay in Hana are local residents. Most of the people who visit are just passing through for a day. For people who are looking to experience Paia for a while, the closest thing to a resort or hotel that you can find are various inns and BnBs. There are also vacation rentals that you can choose from.

Things to do in Paia

Paia is the location of one of the world’s most popular windsurfing spot. The Hookipa Beach attracts hundreds of windsurfing enthusiasts every year. The beach is also great for surfing. Besides extreme water sports, Paia also has other activities that guests can enjoy. Baldwin beach is also located in Paia. This mile-long beach is perfect for leisurely strolls and its western tip is called Baby beach because it is great for children. There is a calm pool that is protected from waves here. There also sightseeing tours that showcase the long history of the town.

Paia Golf

Haiku is not the home of any major golf courses. The weather makes it less than ideal for golfing because for months out of the year the ground is typically so soft that balls will actually dig into the ground instead of bouncing. The closeby towns of Paia and Pukalani both have golf courses and are not too far to be able to easily drive to for a quick round of golf.

Paia Vacation Rental

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