Best places to live on Maui


1. Paia, North Shore

Paia is located on the desirable North Shore. Perfect for locals who love water activities.

2. Haiku, North Shore

The North Shore of Maui is popular with locals. Haiku is close to Paia and is for people who want to be near the beach but also have some privacy.

3. Hana, East Side

Hana is very isolated. Only for hermits and nature lovers. Cell phone reception and internet is spotty.

4. Pukalani, Upcountry

Pukalani is located in a perfect location for many Maui residents. Families appreciate Pukalani because of the schools. The location is also popular because no place on the island is too far away.


1. Kahului, Central

Kahului (a.k.a town) is the most urban place on Maui, with the airport and most big stores. Lots of great deals in Kahului.

2. Kihei, South Side

Kihei has great beach access, with every home located only a few minutes away from the water!

3. Olinda, Upcountry

Located just outside of Makawao, Olinda has the feel of isolation but has a convient location and is not too far from most towns on Maui.

4. Makawao, Upcountry

Makawao, Maui is an agricultural and ranching community as well as considered the art center of the island with many galleries and exhibitions.

5. Napili, West Side

Napili is a beach town located on the northwestern shore of Maui and a prime tourist destination. The beautiful Napili Bay offers good swimming and snorkeling conditions.

6. Waikapu, Central

Waikapu, Maui is located near Wailuku. Considered “downtown” but has lots of privacy and remains relatively cool year round.

7. Wailuku, Central

Wailuku is located at the mouth of Iao Valley and the base of the West Maui mountains. One of the most densely populated and busiest spots on the island.


1. Makena, South Side

Makena is home to the world famous Big Beach, known to locals as Bigs. It is as far south as one can go by car before the road ends.

2. Wailea, South Side

Wailea is known for its five magnificent, sandy beaches and phenomenal golf courses. The area gives all of its residents a sense of privacy and tranquility.

3. Spreckelsville, North Shore

Located on the North Shore, Spreckelsville is the ideal beach neighborhood. With multiple beaches just a walk away, any water sports enthusiast would be in heaven.

4. Kapalua, West Side

Kapalua is located at the base of the West Maui mountains. Its coast contains 5 bays and 3 white sand beaches, each with crystal clear blue water.

5. Kaanapali, West Side

Kaanapali means “rolling cliffs” and was once the place to retreat for the royals of Maui. Every view is spectacular and the beaches are gorgeous.

6. Kahakuloa, Central

Kahakuloa sits over Kahakuloa Bay which is guarded by an imposing 636 foot volcanic dome. Very isolated, tucked into the lush valley and encircled with large sea cliffs.

7. Maalaea, Central

A small beach town on the way to Lahaina. Maalaea is one of the most luxurious spots in Central Maui.

8. Olowalu, West Side

Olowalu is home to one of the most extraordinary reefs on the island. Perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and surfing.


1. Lahaina, West Side

Once the capital of the early 19th century Hawaiian Kingdom and then a whaling village, Lahaina is now a popular beach town. One can still feel the historic significance walking through its streets.

2. Launiupoko, West Side

Nestled above Laniupoko Beach Park, one of the best spots to learn to surf on Maui and the perfect place to picnic.

3. Kula, Upcountry

Kula is located on the western facing slopes of Haleakala. The area has stunning views of the entire island.

4. Mahinahina, West Side

Mahinahina is located on the west side of the island, near the small Kapalua Airport. Very close to the ocean and many fun beaches.

5. Maui Meadows, South Side

Maui Meadows is just above Wailea, with some of the biggest lots available in South Maui. Many properties offer remarkable ocean views.