We spent 4 nights in November at the Paia Inn with our kids (9 and 12). My husband is an avid windsurfer and so I found Paia Inn on the Vela Website and was intirgued by its great reviews. My only hesitation was that it didn't have a pool and so I booked a resort for the last nights of our trip to Maui. What a mistake! We had fallen in love with the Paia Inn and our transition to resort living was difficult. We wanted Room 11, a two room suite with a kitchen, screened patio and private outdoor space. This suite was unavailable the first night of our stay so we got to experience the main part of the hotel. Beautiful, clean and comfortable rooms that all opened onto a common living space that had two computers, books and chairs. One of our rooms had a sitting room with a microwave, coffepot, fridge and dishes. We moved into the 2 room suite the next night (actually we just left our suitcases and the staff kindly moved our things). The suite was wonderful! It was private and quiet, clean and comfortable. There was a tree in our private yard that our 9 year our spent lots of time sitting in. My husband and I enjoyed the lounge chairs in our little yard and the Inn's resident cat was very welcoming! The kids loved petting the cat and checked in with her daily. There is a little path to the beach (2 minute walk) and a private yard with chairs and tables. The Inn has beach towels, chairs, toys and boogie boards for your use ( no sign out, just right there for you to grab as you head out to the beach). The beach is local and absolutely beautiful. My husband and I loved that at sunset the local surfers came out to surf in contrast to sunset in the resort area where everyone heads to dinner at dusk. We loved walking to dinner and dessert right out the door of the Inn. Don't miss the Flatbread Pizza a couple doors down and the Gelato shop. The staff was wonderful and helpful without being intrusive and the breakfast at the Inn is AMAZING! The pancakes and the veggie omelet are great. We are looking forward to our next stay at Paia Inn. This is not a resort and if that's what you like you may be disappointed but for those of you searching for that perfect gem of home away from home (It really reminded me on the Inn on 23rd Street in NYC), the Paia Inn is a true treasure with its own magic.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Paia Hotel Paia
- Paia Inn Maui