The Quaint Town of Paia

Paia, Maui – Surf Town With Great Food

Located on the north shore of Maui, the town of Paia is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With its pristine beaches, delicious restaurants, and charming boutiques, it’s no wonder that Paia is such a beloved place.


Read on to learn more about what makes this town so special.

Paia Town Aerial View


The Beaches of Paia

One of the best things about Paia is its beaches. Whether you’re looking to catch some waves or just soak up the sun, you’ll find the perfect spot in Paia. Some of our favorites include Ho’okipa Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, and Mama’s Beach.  Keep in mind that the waves and reefs on this side of the island are for advanced surfers only!  Also, the North Shore of Maui tends to get hit by wind pretty quickly each day.

Paia Town Beaches

If you do happen to get a calm day, count your blessings because you’ll likely have a big piece of sand to yourself.  Paia beaches are far less crowded than south or west Maui beaches.


The Restaurants in Paia

If you’re looking for some good eats, Paia won’t disappoint. From Hawaiian-style Plate Lunches to world-famous shave ice, there’s something for everyone in this town. Some of our top picks include Mana Foods (the deli at this busy grocer is pretty epic), Cafe Des Amis (try the lentil crepe), and Cafe Mambo (the duck fajitas are on point!)

Paia Town Food & Drink

If you can get a seat somewhere with a view of the street, you’ll get even more of a treat.  This little hippie, windsurfer town is famous for people-watching.  Paia attracts all walks of life.


The Shopping in Paia

Last but not least, Paia is home to some great shops. If you’re looking for souvenirs to take back home with you or just want to treat yourself to something special, be sure to check out any one of the many art stores, boutiques, and souvenir shops.

Paia Town Shopping

Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or an adventure-filled vacation, Paia is the perfect destination. With its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and quaint shops, there’s something for everyone in this town. We hope you have a wonderful time exploring everything that Paia has to offer!

Paia Town Sunset



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