Paia is known for being the windsurfing capital of the world. However, it has a long history that is tied to Maui’s Sugar Cane Industry. If you want to get a glimpse of this then you can join a Sightseeing Tour in Paia. This is a great way to learn about Paia’s long and colorful history. The town of Paia came into being when the Paia Store was built in 1896 but its roots go way back to 1880. This was when the Paia Sugar Mill was created. With the opening of the mill came the workers and they settled near the mill. The people who settled here are a mix of different nationalities. There were Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Puerto Ricans, Portuguese, and Native Hawaiian. They all came together and lived together in harmony. Paia has had its fair share of tragedies. There was a huge fire that ravaged the town in July of 1930. There was also a huge tsunami that destroyed a huge part of Paia. Both times the people of Paia rebuilt their homes better than ever.

The Sightseeing Tour in Paia has a unique twist. It will also show you and give you a taste of the culinary side of Paia. When you join this tour, you will visit 8 or 9 food establishments in Paia. Each of them has a specialty that is a favorite of customers which they will let you taste. During the tour, the guide will narrate the rich history of the town of Paia. From its cultural diversity to the 105-year-old roots of the Paia Sugar Mill. After the tour, you will be given an Aloha Card. This will give you a 10% discount on a return visit to select restaurants.

Here is a list of the different options for Sightseeing Tour in Paia.


North Shore Paia Tour – Local Tastes of Maui

Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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