Laid-back vibes can be felt throughout the small town of Pa`ia. This former Hawaiian plantation village-turned-surf town on Maui’s picturesque North Shore is free from the more tourist-laden resorts—making it the perfect place for wellness enthusiasts in need of a little self-love.
FUEL Rise and shine with a hearty and healthy meal at the Paia Inn Café, a quaint cafe that serves up fresh, quality ingredients from local farmers and small businesses. Get glowing from the inside out with the mango lassi smoothie, and don’t miss the Golden Milk and rotating Maui Kombucha on tap. 93 Hana Highway, Ste.3, 579.6002
MOVE Head to Infusion Barre & Yoga—Maui’s first Barre studio—which blends ballet, Pilates and yoga for a low-impact workout that challenges your entire body. The 55-minute class will transform you! 71 Baldwin Ave., 269.6679
UNWIND Rest your head back at Paia Inn—the fashionable boutique property just steps away from the beautiful 3-mile stretch of beach. Wind down with a glass of wine (picked up from MauiWine, of course) on the 500-square-foot private lanai or personal spa in the Inn’s three-bedroom guesthouse. 93 Hana Highway, 579.6000
SHOP Peruse some of the most unique boutiques—one favorite is Imrie (93 Hana Highway), a stylish shop that reflects the nomadic lifestyle of its owners. Then there’s Nuage Bleu (76 Hana Highway), a hot spot for resort-chic brands; and the new Sun Days Hawai`i (105 Baldwin Ave.), a curated collection of Maui-based brands equipped with beautiful botanical and apothecary bars. After all, isn’t retail therapy the best therapy?
DINE Dinner at Maui’s only chef’s kitchen is a must. Nylos’ owner and chef, Jeremy Solyn, created a cozy 14-seat fine dining restaurant on Baldwin Ave., proving discerning foodies can be found in Pa`ia (or at least will travel there for an exceptional, intimate meal). 115 Baldwin Ave., 579.3354
EXPLORE Take a trip to Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm (1100 Waipoli Road, Kula) for a rejuvenating farm tour featuring nearly 45 different varieties of lavender as well as olive trees and more. It’s the perfect stop on your way to MauiWine (14815 Piilani Highway, Kula), the island’s premier vineyard—in the breathtaking countryside on the slopes of Haleakala. The scenic drive is enough to ignite inspiration.