Haiku is a small town on the North Shore of Maui, approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) East of Kahului. Home to sweet plantation-styled homes as well as large, custom estates, off-the-grid living, lush green tropical environments, many artistic, free-spirited individuals, and water sports heroes, it’s an amazing place. You’ll love living in this local surfing, family-based community that offers great schools — such as Haiku Elementary and Roots School and so much more.
Choosing the right community to live in is an important factor in your buying decision. In our recent blog about Peʻahi Farms, we shared about towns nearby, including Haiku. Finding an area that suits you, your loved ones, your lifestyle, and your dreams. Maui’s North Shore has many highlights and today we’ll highlight what Haiku living is about in our Top 5 Reasons Live in Haiku.
1. World-Class Surfing and Windsurfing
The North Shore of Maui is one of the most premier wavesport destinations in the world. If you live near here, you have the incredible opportunity to go surfing, windsurfing, SUPing, kitesurfing, or towsurfing — right in your own backyard.
Ho‘okipa Beach is perhaps the most renowned windsurfing site in the world, whereas Peʻahi, also known as “Jaws,” is for expert big wave surfers. For those who don’t surf, it’s always fun to just lay in the sand, swim, snorkel, or see the many turtles at Ho‘okipa Beach, or exhilarating to watch as surf champions compete in 50-60 feet (18m) waves at Jaws!
2. Haiku Town Center and Marketplace
The Haiku Marketplace at the Haiku Cannery is the hub of the Haiku Community, including a grocery store, Post Office, a hardware store, several restaurants and food trucks, two general stores, fitness center and much more.
3. Delicious Foods at Local Restaurants
Haiku has some absolutely fabulous local restaurants that you will love to dine in regularly with family and friends including the contemporary and classic Colleen’s Restaurant in the Cannery, the very popular Japanese Izakaya restaurant ‘Nuka,’ fantastic, well-priced vegetarian cuisine at Veg Out, various small yet absolutely delicious outside truck-style eateries at the Haiku market center and wood-fired pizza at Jaws Country Store on Hana Hwy.
4. Stunning Waterfalls and Pools
The North Shore of Maui also boasts incredibly stunning and picturesque waterfalls and pools for locals and tourists alike to hike, explore, bathe, swim, and play in — including the very popular Twin Falls and Makapipi Falls. That is if you’re wanting to rest, relax, and reconnect with nature near your home base.
5. Sunny, Tropical Jungle Climate
It may be sunny, hot, and dry on the other side of the island, yet make sure to have warmer clothes when living on the North Shore. Haiku is known for its lush greenery that comes with a decent amount of rain, which is perfect for those who enjoy a more cooler, tropical jungle style climate, yet still with sunny days for you to enjoy. The temperature typically varies from 63°F to 85°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 88°F.
Want to Live in Haiku?
Newly on the Market in a Pe‘ahi Farms, Lot 4 850 Kai Huki Cir #Lot 4. This 2.69-acre parcel located on the point offers breathtaking views of Pacific Ocean and Haleakala. Careful planning integrates just 16 custom estate sites centered around agricultural open space. Lots 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, and 15 have sold, and Lot 4 is one of just nine remaining lots. Set atop 130 ft. bluffs at Opana Point, at the northernmost point of Maui’s North Shore, these shovel ready building sites are waiting for you to start your new home. Each lot has the SMA approval for building within the building envelope. With multiple building options such as building a house and cottage or one at a time, you have options for your over two-and-a-half acres.