On Maui’s world-famous North Shore lies the self-described “Maui’s coolest little town,” and through fun activities, gorgeous beaches and some great local-owned boutiques and restaurants, the city might just live up to its self-given designation. With a great selection of inns and hotels available, Paia offers up some of the best hotels in Hawaii and is a popular location for tourists from around the world. Likewise, a great collection of art galleries provide guests with a chance to view some fantastic art that ranges from classical and modern to tribal and island-inspired pieces that will inspire and amaze.
Nevertheless, one of the main reasons that tourists visit the area, and why locals come back again and again, is that the surfing on North Shore is considered to be some of the best available in the world. Great lapping waves are the norm here, though boogie boarding and swimming are still a breeze as the waves break fairly far out from the shore. The town of Paia is a highly recommended stop for those vacationing on Hawaii’s Maui island.