6 Things to do in Paia
January 30th, 2019
Paia is Maui’s most walkable neighborhood, and one of the most walkable neighborhoods in all of Hawaii. Paia Maui is known for its dining scene and easy access to the north shore beaches and surf spots. If you’re looking to get out of your Maui vacation rental for the day, consider a trip to the laid-back surf town of Paia.
Paia Fish Market
The Paia Fish Market has been a community staple since 1989. The casual spot is considered to have the best seafood in Hawaii, serving affordable and fresh fish daily. The first location was in Paia, but the company has since expanded to Lahaina, Waikiki, and Kihei.
Mana Foods is a local favorite for organic and local produce in Paia. Planning to cook a meal in your Maui vacation rental kitchen? Mana Foods is the place to pick up all the ingredients you need, and then some. Mana Foods also has a solid selection of health and beauty products and other eco-friendly household items.
Paia Bay Coffee
It’s no secret that Hawaii is known for its coffee. Paia Bay Coffee is among the best of the best. Paia Bay Coffee & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving local and organic ingredients including Maui coffee beans. Beyond cuisine, Paia Bay Coffee is known for its tropical garden patio.
Baldwin Beach Park
Baldwin Beach Park is about two miles west of Paia town. Known for its bodysurfing and bodyboarding, Baldwin Beach Park has wide-open sandy shores to relax and unwind. The beach is fully equipped with on-site showers, barbecue pits, picnic tables, bathrooms, and on-duty lifeguards. Ho’okipa Beach Park is about 3.5 miles from town, and it’s a great spot to watch kite surfers, explore tide pools, and see sea turtles.
Paia Bowls are as colorful as they are delicious. The tropical and trendy spot serves up smoothies, acai bowls, coffee, and some small plates. Paia Bowls is the perfect pre- or post-beach stop to fuel up and keep cool.
Maui Hands is a one-stop shop for art, gifts, and knick-knacks from more than 300 local artists. Maui Hands is a consignment shop and gallery selling paintings, photography, glass, ceramics, wood, and more.
If you're planning your stay in a Maui vacation rental, a day trip to Paia is worth considering. The charming and historic town remains a favorite for locals and travelers alike.