Excerpt from Condé Nast's "The 26 Most Beautiful Towns in America" | August 19, 2021
It's all about indulging your castaway fantasies in this small village on Maui's North Coast. Sure, the town center is sweet, even a little hip: It boasts a tattoo parlor and boutiques selling stylish, locally made beachwear. However, insiders know that Paia is all about the beach—namely, Ho’okipa Beach Park, beloved by locals for its white sand and by surfers, wind-surfers, and kite-surfers for its near-perfect breaks. Tip: Grab a plate lunch at the Paia Fish Market to fortify you before a big day on the water.