What It’s Like To Live In Pāʻia

December 8, 2014, 11:44 AM HST · Updated December 8, 11:44 AM

Pāʻia, Maui. Photo by Victoria Hoag.

Pāʻia, Maui. Photo by Victoria Hoag.

By Alexandra Mitchell

Without a doubt, there’s all kinds of luxury living in Hawaiʻi! Some people desire mansions, a sports car, a job as a CEO, or a big plot of land with lot’s of acreage so they can build their perfect life. People who live in Pāʻia are no strangers to luxury; it’s just a different kind.

Better believe it, residents of Maui’s historical Pāʻia Town and neighboring North Shore communities are most definitely enjoying a creme de la creme of their own, their community being one of the best things!

Living in Maui’s cozy little North Shore town has all sorts convenience factors and advantages.


First, and foremost, Pāʻia is just steps away from world-class beaches. For those who prioritize their active lifestyle, and want to be in the ocean surfing or windsurfing every day, this is the place to do it. Being able to easily visit the beach every day is hands down one of the biggest luxuries Pāʻia residents have. They can easily walk into town for a morning coffee and go grocery shopping, or take an early evening stroll from their doorstep to meet some friends for dinner at any of Pāʻia’s awesome little eateries.

To add even more fun into Hawaiʻi’s coolest little town, each one of the charming plantation storefronts are filled with a variety of eclectic small businesses; local art galleries, a health food store, surf shops, high end boutiques, an antique store, real estate businesses, chiropractors, massage therapists, hair stylists, a bank, tattoo shops, gas stations, restaurants, bars and more. Residents of Pāʻia Town can easily stay in the confines of the North Shore area, and never want for anything. If they feel like they need some anonymity or need to switch things up real quick, Kahului and the airport are just a 5-minute drive away.

Pāʻia, Maui. Photo by Victoria Hoag.

Pāʻia, Maui. Photo by Victoria Hoag.

Stretched alongside the North Shore coastline from Spreckelsville to Hoʻokipa Beach Park, and up Baldwin Avenue to the cusp of Makawao Town, Pāʻia truly has a plethora of hidden gems. Once a bustling sugarcane plantation village, Pāʻia is home to a host of historic properties, the Old Pāʻia Sugar Mill, churches, temples, yoga studios, B&B’s, farms, schools and other various service related businesses.

What would be your favorite thing about living in Pāʻia? Or, least favorite? Let us know in the comment sections below…



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