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When in Paia, feel completely immersed in North Shore surf culture, shop at a wonderful 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, and 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 a multitude of offerings to enjoy island life, kick back and enjoy your Maui vacation to the fullest. Pretend that you’re a Maui North Shore resident for the day, and imagine what it would be like to live a simple, quiet, happy and beautiful Maui lifestyle! Maui’s North Shore is No Ka Oi! Enjoy!
When visiting the North Shore of Maui, do not forget to check out Baldwin Beach! This gorgeous Maui beach is located at the 6 mile marker of Hana Highway, just a couple of minutes west of the Historic Town of Paia. Sprawling 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 offers way more than your eye can see! The Historical Town of Paia has deep roots in Maui’s agricultural history, and is still garnished by old store fronts and easy beach town, country vibes.
The Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa is located at the Maui Dharma Center in Paia Town. The Paia Stupa is dedicated to the legacy of the late Venerable Lama Tenzin (1938-2001) the first full-time resident spiritual director of the Center. Work began on the Stupa in 2005 and it was completed in time to be consecrated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during his historic visit to Maui in 2007.
The mission of the La Kea Foundation is “to establish a residential and vocational community where autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled (IDD) adults can live, work and thrive.” (www.laakea.org, 2019)
Depending on the time of day and year you visit, Ho’okipa Beach Park is a great Maui beach to watch surfers and windsurfers, swim and layout. This is a popular local spot, and one of the most incredible places on the North Shore to watch a magical Maui sunset. Facing the ocean, 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 lot of things, but also includes a Cleansing Spa and Spiritual Retreat Center. Located on Haiku Road about 2-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 small selection of convenience stores, including small grocery stores, a hardware store, restaurants, food trucks, gift shops, a bike shop, Chiropractic office, a Pilates & Gyrotonics Studio, a fitness center, post office, a lovely day Spa, and much more hidden away.
The Pauwela Cannery is located 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 is more frequented by Maui residents, but definitely has a few surprises in store for the right visitors.
“Where Beauty, Love and Peace Grow.” (www.sacredgardenmaui.com, 2015)
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 it resides on has some pretty cool history. In the 1970s, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin stayed on the property when Jimi filmed Rainbow Bridge.
In the ancient Hawaiian language, ‘Hui’ translates to an organization, community, alliance, partnership, or society. ‘No’eau’ translates to artistic, technical, talented, expert, wise and skillful. Together, the Hui No’eau Visual Art Center on the North Shore of Maui is a blend of everything that the above definitions represent.