Top 5 favorite Hawaii small townsby: Derek Paiva
posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Paia is Maui’s groovy little surf town. The epicenter of the island’s famed north shore surf spots, the picturesque former plantation town is more than the gateway to the long and twisting “highway” to Hana. Paia is a must-stop town worthy of its own day of exploration—its rustic storefronts home to a hip yet casual mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, galleries, clothiers, coffee cafes, antique stores and, of course, surf shops. Nearby Hookipa Beach is considered the “windsurfing capital of the world,” attracting pros from around the world during winter big wave season.
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