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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 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 garnished by old storefronts and peaceful beach town, country vibes.
The Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa is at the Maui Dharma Center in Paia Town. The Paia Stupa, 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’akea Foundation is “to establish a residential and vocational community where autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled (IDD) adults can live, work, and thrive.” (www.laakeavillage.org, 2019)
Depending on the time of day and year you visit, Ho’okipa Beach Park is an excellent Maui beach to watch surfers and windsurfers, swim and layout. 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, facing the ocean.
The Temple of Peace Maui is a lot of things, but it 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 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. Maui residents more frequent this Maui locale but 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.
Located in the heart of Paia Town, MAHA Yoga and Wellness Center is the top place for yoga and wellness services on Maui’s North Shore. Without a doubt, there is your go-to destination for all things yoga, massage, and personal enrichment on Maui!