My husband and I stayed at a few places while in Maui, ending our trip in Paia. Paia is a hippie surf town with a lot of personality. If you are looking to go to a resort and never leave this is not the place for you. Paia is for exploring and experiencing and most is with walking distance and set you up for a head start on the road to Hana or the Haleakala Crater and is close to Kahului airport. While each place we had stayed prior were wonderful in their own right, none compared to Paia Inn. We had been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy and the staff had been kind and understanding throughout the whole ordeal of canceling and rebooking. When we arrived for our last 3 days in paradise, we knew immediately we would we back. After having stayed in Wailea and Kaanipali we knew that this place was totally our speed. The staff is wonderful and the owner Michael was very kind and upgraded to the ocean view suite from our garden view suite. The room (12) was spectacular and well worth what they charge. Smart move on upgrading us as we have already enlisted our couple friends to return and share this 3 bedroom with us next year. The room has a great kitchen and living room area, but the lanai takes the cake - with a daybed, rocking chairs, and a table and a view of the ocean. We could have stayed there the whole time. It is a much more relaxed environment and the staff takes service seriously with a soft touch. The breakfast area was great grab a coffee and go or stay and have a delicious breakfast made to order by the chef. You may have to wait a minute, but the whole point of traveling halfway around the world is not to rush. The beach is semi private and the winter surf was rough and according to the staff is calmer in the summer/fall, a little walk takes you to Baldwin beach and you can see turtles floating about! They have a little lawn away from the beach if you like to sunbathe in private and it has a grill area too. They provide chairs, boogie boards and snorkel gear, everything you would need for a day at the beach. This place just has a little bit of magic that is lacking in the mega resorts and over developed other parts of the island. You know you have found somewhere special when you are plotting to come back before you have left. I only wish there was a spa or small pool to go to when the surf was rough, but that was far from a deal breaker. We will definitely be back. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The postcard perfection of Maui’s North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, and world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of the Paia Inn. This beach town boutique hotel seamlessly blends modern amenities with the historic character of its building. In a nod to the town’s plantation trade days, the building’s exterior has retained its charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues; yet, the interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paia Hotel Paia
- Paia Inn Maui