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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is the quintessential Hawaiian dining experience. The restaurant sits beachside and the ambiance is old Hawaiian - comfortable setting, surrounded by nature, and excellent food. A great choice for a special night out, anniversary or birthday celebration. Reservations recommended.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Amazing Happy Hour Specials! If you like fish, you will love this restaurant. There is also a Fish Market in Kihei if you don't feel like driving to Paia. During Happy Hour, you can get a fish taco and a beer for around $6. The third location is in Lahaina.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This pizza company uses organic dough, farm to table ingredients like goat cheese from the Maui goat cheese farm, local produce and has a full bar with local beers on tap. They use a mesquite fire burning pizza oven! definitely try the Mopsy it is smoked pork with fresh pineapple, bbq sauce and our local goat cheese. We get takeout from here at least a few times a month :)”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“They make amazing sweet and savory crapes beautiful Charcuterie platter’s, salads and great passion fruit margaritas, beer and wine. Great for breakfast, lunch and or dinner.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This beach has turtles almost all year round. look closely they look like rocks and first”
  • 42 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Baldwin Beach Park - swim, body surf, or just walk the long beach in the sunset.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Ho'okipa Beach: Ho'okipa Is Highly Recommended For Experienced Surfers. It Is Also A Wold-class Windsurfing Destination. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Willie Nelson's joint in Paia! He, his buddies, & son Lukas are spotted here fairly often. Arguably the best small concert venue on the island. Check their website for a schedule. Bar food & sushi.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Milagros is a great little Mexican restaurant in Paia. Good food and reasonably priced. They have excellent fish tacos!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Casual, colorful and beachy ambiance. Great happy hour specials, often with live music. The duck burger is amazing, as is the fresh fish salad.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This beach Is located inPaia town It’s a beautiful beach to watch the surfers and go for a nice swim. It is next to a youth center with a giant skateboard park. There is no lifeguard at this beach, so swim with caution especially during the winter months when the surf is big.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place to stop by for a break and grab a coffee. At night it gets lively with a dance floor!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This is a great way to see the crater at a magnificent time of day. You’ll wake up in the middle of the night to Paia and get driven to the top of Haleakala where you’ll find a perfect spot to stand and get ready for the golden light. Maui Sun Riders gives you the freedom to make your way down the crater at your own speed – setting you off on your own ahead of the guided groups that go down together with a leader. You’ll want to pack warmer gear for this, as it’s quite cold up there at 10,000ft. when you’re waiting in the dark for the sun to rise!”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
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“Incredible selection of natural and organic groceries, cosmetics and homeopathic remedies. They also have a smoothie bar where they can make fresh pressed juice, coffee, tea, açai bowls etc. They have a really nice vitamin room which has an amazing selection of natural and organic cosmetics, make up, body oils, shampoo and conditioner soap etc. they also source a lot of local ingredients and have incredible produce from the island. There also is a salad bar and a hot food bar for a quick bite to eat or something to pack a picnic to bring to the beach or the road to Hana”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bar
“Good vibes and beer selection with a huge projector screen with amazing surf videos rolling around the clock”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Mecca for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing as the conditions are perfect throughout the year.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This is the quintessential Hawaiian dining experience. The restaurant sits beachside and the ambiance is old Hawaiian - comfortable setting, surrounded by nature, and excellent food. A great choice for a special night out, anniversary or birthday celebration. Reservations recommended.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Amazing Happy Hour Specials! If you like fish, you will love this restaurant. There is also a Fish Market in Kihei if you don't feel like driving to Paia. During Happy Hour, you can get a fish taco and a beer for around $6. The third location is in Lahaina.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This pizza company uses organic dough, farm to table ingredients like goat cheese from the Maui goat cheese farm, local produce and has a full bar with local beers on tap. They use a mesquite fire burning pizza oven! definitely try the Mopsy it is smoked pork with fresh pineapple, bbq sauce and our local goat cheese. We get takeout from here at least a few times a month :)”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“They make amazing sweet and savory crapes beautiful Charcuterie platter’s, salads and great passion fruit margaritas, beer and wine. Great for breakfast, lunch and or dinner.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Willie Nelson's joint in Paia! He, his buddies, & son Lukas are spotted here fairly often. Arguably the best small concert venue on the island. Check their website for a schedule. Bar food & sushi.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Milagros is a great little Mexican restaurant in Paia. Good food and reasonably priced. They have excellent fish tacos!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Casual, colorful and beachy ambiance. Great happy hour specials, often with live music. The duck burger is amazing, as is the fresh fish salad.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place to stop by for a break and grab a coffee. At night it gets lively with a dance floor!”
  • 16 locals recommend

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