5 Great Towns to Visit in Maui
Maui is a melting pot of cultures and communities. It’s worth taking some time to explore the island’s diverse lesser-known villages.
Paia was recently named the eighth happiest seaside town in the US. It has laidback hippy vibes with vibrant shops and cafes. The unique charm has a local feel & is a must see while in Maui. The Ho’okipa Beach Park is one of the best places in the world to windsurf, known as ‘The Windsurf Capital of the World.”
Makawao is a small town located at the bottom of the Haelaka Volcano. This town has it’s own vibrant art scene and is a great place to find unique souvenirs. There is a unique culture that makes you feel like you stepped into the old wild west! Some weekend events include rodeo and barrel racing, everything there is unique with a Hawaiian twist.
Wiluku is an ancient community that sits at the mouth of the Iao Valley on the western side of the island. It played a huge role in the Hawaiian history and was the birthplace of the sugar industry. Wailuku sits at the mouth of the Iao Valley, where you can hike and enjoy nature to see the lao Needle. A striking view, the needle is said to represent Kanaloa, the Hawaiian God of the Ocean.
Lahaina is the most popular town to see visit on the island. There are so many great things to do and see! They village has top-notch art galleries, shops, historic whaling boats, eateries & live entertainment. Throughout the year there a range of events including the Banyan Tree Craft Fair. It is held every weekend in the shade of one of the largest trees in the United States.
The Road to Hana is the most popular on Maui, the town is a gem of the island. The road leads you through flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. The town is quiet, beautiful, and full of history. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge. There’s no better way to end a day of adventure!
We hope this has sparked some inspiration for the adventures ahead in Maui. Hope to see you there!