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20 Best and Fun Things To Do In Paia, Maui

Home to some of the best restaurants, shops, and cafés on the North Shore, Paia is a must-see destination with so much to offer. Paia is home to a unique mix of surfers, hippies, new-age moms, Hollywood actors, and street-side preachers.

You may come across a young kid playing his guitar joyfully for tips, or Willie Nelson might stop by unannounced to perform his timeless music with the local band while you are indulging in a burger at Charley’s. The old-west style facade painting of light pastel colors greets you as you pull into Paia, and at first impression, the small stretch of quaint restaurants and shops is reminiscent of a quirky 60s California beach town.

For the kind of authentic, down-to-earth holiday experience that’s hard to find these days, visit Paia to return to the nostalgic era of good food, good music, and good vibes. Explore our list of the best places to visit during your time in Paia.

The 20 Most Popular Things To Do In Paia, Maui

20. Ku‘au Bay

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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19. Piiholo

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

18. Spreckelsville Beach

3.7 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)


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17. Paia Rinzai Zen Mission

5.0 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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Location: 120 Alawai Road Paia HI

Tel:  808 579 9921

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16. Maliko Bay

4.7 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)


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15. Mama’s Fish House Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

Location: 135 Aleiki Pl Paia HI

14. Maliko Gulch

4.0 ★★★★☆ (11 reviews)


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13. Pāʻia Secret Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (29 reviews)

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Location: Puna Road Paia HI

12. Mantokuji, Mission of Paia, Maui

4.8 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)

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Location: 253 Hana Hwy Paia HI

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11. Maui Dharma Center

4.6 ★★★★★ (42 reviews)

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Location: 81 Baldwin Ave Paia HI

Tel:  808 579 8076

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10. Holy Rosary Church

4.6 ★★★★★ (52 reviews)

Location: 954 Baldwin Ave Paia HI

Tel:  808 579 9551

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9. Peahi

4.5 ★★★★★ (61 reviews)

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Our Top picks

8. Kuau Cove

3.5 ★★★★☆ (2 reviews)

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Location: Paia HI

7. Paia Contemporary Gallery, Ltd.

4.0 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)

Location: 83 Hana Hwy Paia HI

Tel:  808 579 8444

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6. Paia Bay

4.9 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)

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5. H.A. Baldwin Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (55 reviews)


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Location: Baldwin Park Paia HI

Tel:  808 572 8122

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4. Kaulahao Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (101 reviews)

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3. Lower Pāʻia Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (634 reviews)

Location: 19 Hana Hwy Paia HI

Tel:  808 572 8122

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2. Baldwin Beach Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,260 reviews)

Location: Baldwin Park Paia HI

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1. Mama’s Fish House

4.7 ★★★★★ (7,666 reviews)

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Location: 799 Poho Pl Paia HI

Tel:  808 579 8488

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Paia, Maui! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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