The Towns of Makawao and Paia, Maui


Makawao is an old historic cowboy town located in upcountry Maui close to the Banyan Bed and Breakfast. Just ten minutes down the hill from our quiet, out of town Plantation Home is the delightful town of Paia, which is the heart of Maui's famous north shore. These two towns are excellent, fun to explore, with a great variety of shops and restaurants.


Makawao is traditionally a quiet, out of the way, cowboy town and has slowly evolved into today's usually quiet, and slightly less out of the way, center for upcountry artists and is a popular local hangout.

From local food to full-on 5 star dinning, upcountry Maui is sure to have something for everyone. As well as a handful of restaurants and food stores Makawao is home to "Casanova's" a popular Italian restaurant with music into the evenings.

Paia Maui Surf central!

For surfing, windsurfing and all action ocean sports the North Shore of Maui is the place to go! 

Click here to see a webcam view of the North Shore beach