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North Shore Maui hotel
Photo courtesy of Paia Inn Hotel

Paia Inn Hotel in Paia, HI

Paia, Maui's North Shore surfer outpost, is the refreshing antithesis of the sprawling resorts on the island's south side.

Check in: At the center of "downtown" Paia, this newly renovated five-room Paia Inn Hotel manages to be both casual-beachy (hand-scrawled notes in your room from the staff; body boards you're welcome to borrow) and big-city chic (high-thread-count sheets; flat-screen TVs). You're 200 yards from the beach, two steps to town, and―best of all―miles from the masses. From $169
Explore:  Mama's Fish House for just-caught ono and four-star service surrounded by palm trees and the pristine Pacific. $$$$; 808/579-8488. 
–Rachel Levin

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