Hookipa Beach Park

Hookipa Beach on the North Shore Of Maui

hookipa beach near paia on maui hawaiiHookipa (also spelled Ho’okipa) Beach is on the windward side of Maui, Hawaii. It is about 15 minutes north of the main airport in Kahului on Hwy 36, and about 2 miles past the historic, sugar plantation town of Paia.

 

The road is also called the Hana Highway, as it’s the road that takes Maui visitors to the remote town of Hana.

Hookipa Beach is well-known for being one of the best places on the planet for windsurfing and kite boarding. The winds are strong (as you will hear in the video below) and the waves are much rougher on this side of the island, as compared to the calm waters on the west side of Maui.

Planning to drive to Hana? You will pass Hookipa Beach as you makehookipa beach on maui hawaii near paia the drive to Hana. It is also just past the famous Mama’s Fish House, where you might stop for an excellent dinner on your return from Hana.

Hookipa is just south of Maui’s best surfing spot – Jaws. In the winter months, Hookipa often has swells as high as 20 feet or more. Even during the summer months, there are almost always surfers at Ho’okipa Beach.

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

Beaches.  Maui has some of the best beaches in the world.  Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina.  Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite.  Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Top 10 Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

Eating & Drinking.  Oh, yea.  You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui.  Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café.  For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and  Makawao Steak House.   Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

Recent Posts!

Ever been in a rainforest?  Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest!  Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back.  Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!

Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui, Hawaii.

Baldwin Beach

HDR photography on Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakala Crater

Baby Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii is a family friendly beach.

Baby Beach in Lahaina.

Honolua Bay is an incredible snorkel loaction on Maui, Hawaii.

Honolua Bay

La Perouse bay is a nice snorkel, swim and hike location on Maui, Hawaii.

La Perouse Bay

Sunset on Maui, Hawaii is an awesome, incredible experience on the island of Maui.

Incredible Maui Sunset

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai across from Maui, Hawaii.

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai

Black Rock is a great snorkel spot on Maui and good to see gian Sea Turtles.

Giant Sea Turtle At Black Rock

Welcome To Maui  Tourist Guide

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

HAVE FUN!  Take a look at the article categories, review my recent posts, and send me any questions or comments you might have.

I know you’ll love Maui — as much as I love her! 

Steve

Maui Hydro Flask!

Here’s a great gift idea – or keep it for yourself – a Maui Hydro Flask.  It’s a 40 ounce Ocean Blue Hydro Flask and it can be purchased from Big Wave Taffy.  Just $42.95 and that includes shipping to the Mainland USA.  Check it out!

Maui Hydro Flask is a nice gift idea from Maui.

 

 

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