Best things to do on Maui’s North Shore
When in Paia, immerse yourself entirely in North Shore surf culture. Shop at a beautiful selection of boutiques and gift shops, and embrace Hawaii’s rare small-town culture. Haiku is a great place to explore and enjoy jungle living. It’s also an awesome place for some R&R while venturing to or from Hana and East Maui locales.
Enjoy a handful of Maui’s most popular restaurants, and lavish in true luxury at any of Maui’s North Shore beaches. With so many offerings to help you relish the island life, kick back and enjoy your Maui vacation to the fullest.
We suggest that you pretend to be a Maui North Shore resident for the day. Imagine what it would be like to live a simple, quiet, happy, and chill Maui lifestyle. Maui’s North Shore is no ka oi! Enjoy!
While visiting Maui’s North Shore, do not forget to check out Baldwin Beach! This gorgeous Maui beach is at Mile Marker 6 of Hana Highway, just a couple of minutes west of the Historic Town of Paia. Stretching across approximately 17 acres of North Shore coastline, this beach has a little something for everyone.
There is just so much to say about the beautiful bohemian-style town of Paia. This shopper’s paradise has so much to offer—you won’t believe your eyes! The Historical Town of Paia has deep roots in Maui’s agricultural history and is garnished by old storefronts and peaceful beach-town, rustic vibes.
The Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa is at the Maui Dharma Center in Paia Town. The Paia Stupa is dedicated to the late Venerable Lama Tenzin (1938-2001). He was the first full-time resident spiritual director of the Center.
Work began on the Stupa in 2005 and construction was completed in 2017, just in time to be consecrated by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, during his historic visit to Maui in 2007.
“La’akea Village empowers people of all abilities to live, work, learn, play, and thrive together to realize their greatest potential.” (www.laakeavillage.org)
Depending on the time of year you visit, Ho’okipa Beach Park is an excellent Maui beach to watch surfers and windsurfers, swim, and lay out. It’s a popular local spot and one of the most incredible places on the North Shore to watch a magical Maui sunset. The far-right side of Ho’okipa Beach is a great place to swim and snorkel during the spring, summer, and early fall months.
The Temple of Peace Maui is a cleansing spa and a spiritual retreat center. Located on Haiku Road, about two minutes off of the Hana Highway, you’ll quickly stumble upon this quaint Maui locale.
The Haiku Marketplace at the Haiku Cannery is the hub of the Haiku Community. Here, you’ll find a grocery store, a hardware store, restaurants, food trucks, a bike shop, a Chiropractic office, fitness centers, day spas, and much more hidden away.
The Pauwela Cannery is on West Kuiaha Road in Haiku. It’s about a 2-minute drive up the mauka (mountain) side of West Kuiaha off of the Hana Highway. This Maui locale tends to be frequented more by residents but it has quite a few surprises in store for visitors.
“Where Beauty, Love and Peace Grow.” (www.sacredgardenmaui.com)
The Sacred Garden of Maliko is truly an off-the-beaten-path Maui treasure! Not many people know about the Sacred Garden in Haiku, and the land on which it resides has some pretty cool history. In the 1970s, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin stayed on the property while Jimi filmed Rainbow Bridge.
‘Hui’ translates to an organization, community, alliance, partnership, or society in the ancient Hawaiian language. ‘No’eau’ translates to artistic, technical, talented, expert, wise, and skillful. Together, the Hui No’eau Visual Art Center is a beautiful blend of all things Maui community.