If you are planning a trip to Maui, get an inside scoop of the best places to stay – Finding a good spot to call your Home Base makes a huge difference to your Maui experience. We have seen the good, the bad and the ugly! Lots of places can appear good in photo’s but reality can sometimes be a little different.
The North Shore is the best place to be for windsurfing. A more laid back, “maui local style” sort of atmosphere is in the air. You can choose from places in Paia which is a quaint little town with great restaurants. An easy 10 minute drive downwind takes you to Kanaha and a 5 minute scoot to Sprecklesville. If you are ready for Hookipa, a 5 minute cruise upwind will put you at the most famous windsurfing location in the world!
Staying “Upcountry” is many peoples favorite. This is where most all the windsurfers live- fresh breezes constantly keep you cool in a more tropical environment. On average, you are about 10-15 minutes to Paia town. Haiku offers great value and what many consider the best place to live on the island!
If you are looking for a more “tourist” environment, Kihei offers a lot of rental places in the condo style of living. There are many vacation rentals here that can easily be found. You can windsurf on this side of the island particularly when the wind has some North direction to it. The south shore of the island is very “dry” and lots of people are milling about. On average it takes about 23 minutes to get to Kanaha Beach Park from this side.
Pricing starts around $85 per night and goes up as high as you like. Any questions, CONTACT MATT