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North Shore/Paia

Paia, Maui is a charming town on the North Shore of Maui, known for its beautiful white-sand beaches and laid-back atmosphere. The town is also renowned as the windsurfing capital of the world, attracting professional windsurfers and kite surfers to its shores. Ho╩╗okipa Beach, in particular, is a must-visit destination for surfing enthusiasts, with its big north shore waves attracting pro surfers during the winter months. Visitors can swim and sunbathe in the calmer summer months, making it an all-year-round destination.

Apart from its famous beaches, Paia is also a town of historical significance. Once a booming plantation town during the heyday of Maui’s sugar cane industry, Paia is now a hospitable community divided into Lower Paia and Paia. Colorful and rustic storefronts, local art galleries, one-of-a-kind shopping boutiques, and restaurants characterize the town. The popular Paia Fishmarket is a must-visit destination for fish burger lovers. With its baby beach and lagoon, H.A. Baldwin Beach Park is also a famous beach for families with young children, making Paia a perfect destination for everyone.