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Pa’ia Town

Last updated 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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Shops in Paia Town

Alice in Hulaland

Rating: ★★★★☆

In a nutshell: An unassuming hub of the North Shore community, Paia Town has great restaurants, interesting shops, and the best natural food store on the island.
Minuses: Parking can be difficult if you don’t know where to look (pssst..we have a map with parking below the article :))
Sound-bite: “Woah, did that sign really say “Don’t feed the hippies?!?“”

Summary
Old-west style building facades painted in a patchwork of pastel colors greet you as you pull into Paia, and at first impression the small T-shaped …

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Lahaina Town

Last updated 27. Aug, 2010 by .

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Ocean walk in Lahaina Town.

Ocean walk in Lahaina Town.

Rating: ★★★★☆

In a nutshell: An oddly eclectic mix of history, restaurants, T-shirt shops, fine art galleries and gold-by-the-foot, Lahaina is the quintessential “old-time-sea-town-turned-tourism” with a uniquely Maui twist.
Minuses: It’s crowded!
Sound-bite: “Come talk to me about “fractional ownership!”

DETAILS:
The second most visited spot in Maui, Lahaina is compact and crowded. It is also the only full-featured, walkable “down-town” you’ll find on Maui. On the surface, Lahaina will be a place not dissimilar to a popular ocean town closer to home. But under the …

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Makawao Town

Last updated 04. Jun, 2009 by .

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K Matsui Store building.

K Matsui Store building.

Rating: ★★★½☆

In a nutshell: Makawao is a soulful little eclectic town, with more diversity in shops than you can count space for shops. Oh, and the best bakery in the state (and probably beyond.)
Minuses: Parking is tough, except at the non-central municipal lot.
Sound-bite: “Crossroads of Upcountry Maui.”

DETAILS:
Makawao is a old, Upcountry, Paniolo town. A Paniolo is a Hawaiian Cowboy. While most visitors had no idea there was such a thing as a Hawaiian Cowboy, they’ve actually been around these-here-parts since the 1800’s. …

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Wailua

Last updated 08. Aug, 2010 by .

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Wailua

Wailua

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

In a nutshell: A sleepy taro-farming town with an historic church and impressive view of the enormous Lower Waikani Falls.
Minuses: Nothing else here.
Sound-bite: “Wow, I’d like to see that every day out of my kitchen window!”

Wailua is a small village offering little for visitors than a diversion off the highway to take a few peeks at the large Lower Waikani Falls in the distance. The falls are an impressive sight, and to imagine people live with that view when they let the dog out of …

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