Top 5 Reasons To Live In Haiku, Maui

Choosing the right community to live in is is an equally important factor in your buying decision and whether it suits you, your family, lifestyle, and dreams. To make things easier, we have compiled local information on our communities here on Maui. Here are our top 5 reasons to choose Haiku.

Reasons to Live in Haiku, Maui

Haiku is a small village 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 — you’ll love living in this local surfing, family-based community.

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 our more advanced, big wave surfers. For those who don’t surf, its 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!

Ho’okipa Beach Park

Ho’okipa Beach Park

50-60 feet (18m) waves at JAWS

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.

The Haiku Market

The Haiku Market

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 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 Northshore 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.


Also to mention, for those with a family, there’s a bunch of great schools — such as Haiku Elementary and Roots School.

Want to Live in Haiku?

Dave Futch is a specialist in the North shore of Maui. He’d love to help you find your perfect home in Haiku! Please get in touch with Dave Futch on 808-280-9600 or via email at

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October 5, 2020

Hi Dave,

I have been to HI twice. Recent fires in CA had us thinking heading out to HI.
What we are looking for is a larger parcel, some gardening, agriculture use, small home 1400 sq feet . And we need fast internet access to work.
We like close proximity to the beach .Upper limit of price can be discussed .
Land is preferred.
Please send info or call me 6194031701
Thank you,

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