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Paia is a pop of color and culture in Maui

Paia, a bright beach town with a hippie-flare, is tucked away in the northern shores of Maui. Shops here sell unique beachwear and art galleries showcase impressive contemporary art. Paia beaches provide exquisite scenery and plenty of family-friendly activities. Some travelers spend an afternoon exploring the town by driving down the Road to Hana, but others settle in for a blissful week on the beaches in this charming community. For groups and families looking for a more offbeat and authentic Hawaiian vacation, Paia vacation rentals are perfect.

Things to do

Take in culture and nature in Paia

Many artists have found a home in Paia, with its colorful buildings and laid-back atmosphere. Over the years, Paia has become a destination for contemporary art collectors from around the globe. Browse a contemporary Paia art gallery, and maybe find a bit of the island to take home with you, or visit the Maui Craft Guild, an art cooperative that functions both as a store and as an unofficial local art museum. If you have young children that want to be outdoors, make sure to take a family trip to Ho’okipia to see the sea turtles napping on the warm sand.


Explore Paia by land and by sea

Paia is home to several stunning beaches, including “Baby Beach,” which has a protected lagoon, perfect for kids who love the water. In contrast to the gentle shores of Baby Beach, Ho’okipia Beach—the windsurfing capital of the world—is a bit more adventurous. When you stay at one of the Paia vacation rentals, you can pick a different beach for each day; just pack a picnic with ingredients from the natural food store and hit the road. Be sure to inquire about the best snorkeling near Paia as well. In the unlikely event of a rainy day, explore the many eccentric and quaint shops.


Seasonal weather averages in Paia

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural features

Paia, a gorgeous stop on the Road to Hana

Like the rest of the towns lining the steep Road to Hana, Paia boasts lush, green vegetation, and sugar cane grows in abundance, a relic from the Old Paia Sugar Mill. Paia sea turtles lounge on the beach, and mongooses scurry through the brush. With some luck, you just might see a humpback whale off the shore. For a small area, Paia has a diverse coastline, from the closed-in reef in Baby Beach to the incredible open waves of Ho’okipia.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Paia

The nearest airport is in Kahului Airport (OGG), located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into West Maui Airport (JHM), which is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Paia?

Whether you're organizing your next exciting adventure with friends or a romantic getaway with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Paia is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Ocean View Home With Central A": This Maui County property comes with 3 bedrooms and is rated highly among visitors. Conveniences such as a washing machine and a kitchen island are on hand to make your stay a comfy one.
  • "Quaint Paia Beach House With Ocean Views Cold Ac Walk To Town": Put your luggage down and your feet up at this top option in Maui County. It comes with 1 bedroom, a stovetop, nearby hunting activities and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Paia vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Paia?

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Take time out at one of these weekend getaways in and around Paia and experience all the fantastic things to do nearby:

  • "Aloha Kai Suite At Wailea Beach Villas. Penthouse 205. Ocean View. 3 Bedroom" is an outstanding option around 16 miles south of the center of Paia. You'll never have to go far to find something to keep you occupied around this retreat. Get outdoors and discover Garden of Eden Arboretum and Ukumehame Beach Park. Activities like kayaking and golf will nicely cap off your short break.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Whaler 502 - Fabulous Direct Oceanfront 2bedroom 2ba W". About 20 miles west of Paia, fun activities around here include tennis and golf. Rather see the sights? Pencil in a visit to The Birdstand and Keonenui Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Paia?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to character, convenience and location. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Paia and take in the local energy and vibe:

  • Make "Amazing Ocean View, Top Floor, Across St From Beach" your home for a few days or more. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including free WiFi and an elevator.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Oceanfront Corner Unit - #201 - Panoramic 180 Degree Ocean View", which offers conveniences including a pool and off-street parking options.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore more of Paia. Cultural sights like Lanaʻi Culture & Heritage Center and Kaunolu Village Site will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Paia?

Just because you only have one or two days to spare doesn't mean you have to spend it in a soulless hotel room. Take a vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Paia:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "Hawaiian Cottage And Personal Paradise" will be just the ticket. It's within reach of the heart of Paia and a convenient base to check out sights like Iao Valley State Park and Lahaina Harbor.
  • "Kihei Oasis Permitted Private Home 1" is another tempting option. Don't forget to add Maui Theater and West Maui Mountains to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Paia?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Paia:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Upcountry Kula - Private House On The Slopes Of Haleakala". Approximately 11 miles from Paia, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Amazing Ocean View, Top Floor, Across St From Beach". Around 13 miles from Paia, beauty services and air conditioning add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Paia?

Nothing screams "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Paia:

  • Situated approximately 20 miles to the west of Paia, "1 Rated Luxury Ocean Front Mansion" is the place to go for a luxurious escape. Nice touches here include a separate dining area and a garden.
  • Another popular option is "Splendid Mansion In St Martí Sarroca With Garden". Approximately 14 miles to the south of Paia, this swish vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a fireplace, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Paia?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Paia and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Quiet Beachfront Large Family Estate. . . Great For Multiple Families". Up to 16 people can be accommodated at this property which has 8 bedrooms, a beach view and a garden. This top pick is around 12 miles to the southwest of Paia.
  • Invite up to 12 of your dearest friends to "Beach Front Walk To Front St. Lahaina Private 4 Bedroom Home On Sandy Beach" and fill the place with laughter and love. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 19 miles to the west of Paia. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, including a nearby waterfront and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Paia?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Paia and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Upcountry Kula - Private House On The Slopes Of Haleakala". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as towels and outdoor furniture.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Family - Friendly Housewalk To Beach". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of nearby whale-watching activities and a barbecue grill.

Paia has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 75 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Paia vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Paia?

It's always more fun to share the great times with the people you love the most. Whether you're planning a family escape or reuniting with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Paia:

  • Get everyone together at "Aloha Kai Suite At Wailea Beach Villas. Penthouse 205. Ocean View. 3 Bedroom", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 16 miles to the south of Paia and comes with amenities such as towels and a microwave oven.
  • Another top option is "Family - Friendly Housewalk To Beach". This vacation rental is 13 miles south of Paia and features a video library, childrens activities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

When it's time to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Maui Ocean Center, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center and Maui Fish Pipe should be at the top of your agenda.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Paia?

Nothing says indulgence like having an indoor pool. Pack your bikini and go for a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Paia:

  • Invite a few friends over for a refreshing swim at "Westin Nanea Book 1bdr Now Whale Season Is Here". This property has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 8 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other things to love about this place.
  • Another enticing option is "Stunning Ocean And Pool Views, Ac Papakea K402". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people, you can invite the whole gang to stay, hang out and swim. A swimming pool and a fireplace are other amenities you'll find here.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more great Paia vacation rental options for your next big getaway.