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    Introduction To

    Pai’a / Haiku

    Pai’a / Haiku

    Paia and Haiku are two charming towns on Maui's rugged North Shore. The towns, especially Paia, have a hippie-chic culture that draws many to its antique village streets. These towns have an artistic and free-spirited feel, with old-school hippies, artists,  and professional surfers, making the area a unique and wonderful place to live for those with similar vibes. Also, people are drawn to the wild and lush nature of the North Shore, which also serves as the gateway to the world-famous "Road to Hana."

    Why People Want to

    Live in Paia-Haiku

    Paia and Haiku are two charming towns on Maui’s rugged North Shore. The towns, especially Paia, have a hippie-chic culture that draws many to its antique village streets. These towns have an artistic and free-spirited feel, with old-school hippies, artists,  and professional surfers, making the area a unique and wonderful place to live for those with similar vibes. Also, people are drawn to the wild and lush nature of the North Shore, which also serves as the gateway to the world-famous “Road to Hana.”

    Live in Pai’a / Haiku
    Access to

    Paia-Haiku

    Paia Town is about a 15-minute drive from Kahului airport without traffic. Haiku-Pauwela is about another 12 minutes further.

    Paia-Haiku as a

    Market

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    The North Shore of Maui has always attracted a certain type. Out of all the areas on Maui, the North Shore is perhaps the one that harks back to Old Maui. It’s less developed, more lush and rugged, and feels a little removed from the rest of the island. Those seeking to “escape” to a simpler and quiet life in Maui, to a home surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and absent the tourist hordes that can descend in the resort areas, may find their ideal Maui there.

    The area is not all hippies and off-the-grid living; it also has incredible properties and the odd celebrity.

    We will speak to three types of properties available here on the North Shore.

    • Check Single Family Homes
    • Check Lots
    Pai'a / Haiku

    Single-Family Homes

    Single-Family homes here run the gamut. You can find cute homes, expansive estates at the water’s edge, and cool hippie retreats that offer off-the-grid living in the tropical forest.

    According to Maui MLS, the median price of a single-family home in Paia in 2024 is $3,100,000, while in Haiku, it was $1,400,000.

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    Haiku

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    Lots

    There is a country feel to the North Shore of Maui. You’ll find many lots for sale, though often there are rules regarding agricultural usage. According to Maui MLS, the media sale price of lots in Haiku was $1,275,000.

    Schools in

    Paia-Haiku

    Pai’a / Haiku residents with keiki or children can choose from the following public and private schools.

    Private Schools
    • CheckDoris Todd Christian Academy (Pre-School - 12th Grade)
    • CheckMontessori School of Maui (Pre-School - 8th Grade)
    • CheckSeabury Hall School (6th - 12th Grade)
    • CheckRoots School (Pre-School - 8th Grade)
    Public Schools
    • CheckHaiku Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckPaia Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckSamuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School INTERMEDIATE

    Things to Do

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    Dining

    There is a very dynamic dining scene on the North Shore. In keeping with its hippie vibe, there’s a fantastic organic market with prepared food called Maka by Mana. You have the Paia Fish House, which has other locations on Maui and offers an affordable spot for quality fish tacos and other seafood. Perhaps the most famous restaurant on the North Shore, if not Maui, is Mama’s Fish House.

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    Shopping

    In Paia, you’ll find boutiques offering everything from bikinis to art. Strolling along the village streets, you will notice lots of small mom-n-pop boutiques and shops. Paia-Haiku is perfect for finding the ideal locally-made swimsuit, handmade jewelry, or souvenirs. Must-visit stores include Ohia Boutique Maui, Tribe Maui, Pakaloha Bikinis, Alice in HulaLand, and The Bleu Room by Nuage Bleu.

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    Surfing

    Maui’s North Shore is world-famous for both big-wave surfing and windsurfing. The world’s best flock to Maui for the ultimate test of skill and adrenaline rush when the big breaks turn on during the winter season. Jaws or Pehai is located offshore but is visible from nearby cliffs. On the other hand, the action at Hookipa Beach is easily accessible, with windsurfers and kite surfers using massive waves to launch themselves high into the air.

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    Yoga

    Paia and Haiku are popular spots for yoga lovers due to their peaceful and spiritual ambiance. Many yoga studios and retreat centers offer classes and workshops for all experience levels.

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