Top ChoiceSeafood in Paʻia

Mama’s Fish House

Mama’s is a South Seas dream: superb food, top-notch service and a gorgeous seaside setting. The fish is literally fresh off the boat ­‒ staff can even tell you who caught it. Tropical island themed, the...

Top ChoiceAmerican in Paʻia

NyloS Restaurant

With only half a dozen tables, this excellent, intimate American fine-dining restaurant in Paʻia feels like a local supper club. The clean white room is decorated with vintage European posters, and chef Jeremy...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Paʻia

Indigo

Step into this inviting boutique for a shopping trip through Central and Southwest Asia. The gorgeous handcrafted rugs, one-of-a-kind furnishings and traditional crafts were collected by the owners, Daniel...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Haʻiku

Nuka

One of Maui’s best dining options marries a traditional Japanese restaurant with an elegant-casual dining room. Order classics such as sushi and tempura, alongside exotic rolls and otsumami (tapas), plus bowls...

Top ChoiceHawaiian in Haliʻimaile

Haliʻimaile General Store

The culinary sorceress behind this destination dining spot is chef Bev Gannon, one of the forces behind the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. In-the-know diners come to this inviting outpost – the building was...

Top ChoiceFood & Drinks in Paʻia

Mana Foods

Dreadlocked, Birkenstocked or just needing to stock up – everyone rubs shoulders at Mana, a friendly health-food store, bakery and deli rolled into one. Once past the unassuming entrance, you’ll find narrow...

Top ChoiceDesserts in Paʻia

Tobi's Shave Ice

Come for the shave ice (flavors: tiger's blood, blue vanilla, sour grape and more), but stay for the poke. The raw-fish dish at this low-frills joint is the bomb. Seriously top-notch choices include the seared...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Paʻia

Paʻia Fish Market Restaurant

The communal picnic tables are perpetually packed inside this consistent and longtime favorite, where the fish is always fresh, tasty and affordable. Ono fish and chips is a fave, but the whole menu is excellent...

Top ChoiceMarket in Pukalani & Around

Upcountry Farmers Market

It's a rainbow of color at this happening farmers market: yellow apple-bananas, orange carrots, green broccoli, red strawberries. Plus starfruit, avocados, honey – if its edible and it grows on Maui, it's here....

Top ChoiceHawaiian in Kula

Kula Lodge Restaurant

Assisted by its staggering view, one of the best of any Maui restaurant, veteran chef Marc McDowell has the kitchen humming to a farm-to-table variety menu. Locally sourced salads are delicious. Outside, brick...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Makawao

Makawao History Museum

Step into this tiny but informative museum for an overview of the town's cowboy past and bite-size insight into Hawaii's history. There are antique ranching tools on display, plus black-and-white photos of the...

Top ChoiceItalian in Kula

Kula Bistro

This superb family-owned bistro offers a friendly retro dining room, sparkling service and delicious home cooking, including fabulous pizza, pasta and uber-fresh seafood dishes served with fresh greens and rice...

Top ChoiceCafe in Keokea

Grandma’s Coffee House

Worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting, this charming island landmark with its creaking screen door and carved wooden tables grows its own coffee and dishes up tasty fresh salads, sandwiches and cakes (try the...

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Haʻiku

Veg Out

Tucked inside a former warehouse, this rasta-casual vegetarian eatery serves up a dynamite burrito loaded with beans, hot tofu and jalapeños. Also right on the mark are the Middle Eastern plates (with baked...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Paʻia

Maui Crafts Guild

Perched on the corner of the Hana Hwy and Baldwin Ave, this longstanding artists' co-op sells everything from pottery and jewelry to hand-painted silks and natural-fiber baskets at reasonable prices. All...

Top ChoiceArt in Makawao

Wertheim Contemporary

Showcases the extraordinary art of Andreas Nottebohm, who etches flat sheets of aluminum to create an illusion of depth. You won't believe your eyes. Also shows works by local, national and globally known artists.

Beach in Paʻia

Hoʻokipa Beach Park & Overlook

Hoʻokipa is to daredevil windsurfers what Everest is to climbers. It reigns supreme as the world’s premier windsurfing beach, with strong currents, dangerous shore breaks and razor-sharp coral offering the...

Gardens in Kula

Aliʻi Kula Lavender

Aliʻi Kula Lavender

On a broad hillside with panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains and the Central Maui coast, this charming lavender farm is a scenic place to relax and is ideal for families. Follow fragrant pathways, visit a...

Beach in Paʻia

HA Baldwin Beach Park

HA Baldwin Beach Park

Bodyboarders and bodysurfers take to the waves at this palm-lined county park about a mile west of Paʻia. The wide sandy beach is lovely for sunbathing but drops off quickly. When the swell is big, the shore dump...

Italian in Makawao

Casanova Italian Restaurant

With classic antipasti Italian dishes, stone-baked kiawe-fired oven pizzas, and juicy Maui-raised steaks, it's hard to go wrong at this longtime Upcountry favorite. Casanova doubles as an entertainment venue,...