Haiku, located 20 minutes east of Paia, is the gateway to the tropical side of Maui; comprised of bamboo forests, ocean cliffs, deep ravines, rolling pasture lands, and panoramic views. Situated on the periphery of the rainforest, Haiku stays lush and green year round. Rainfall will vary in this district from 60-100 inches annually.
Historically, the community was engaged in growing pineapple and sugar cane. With the decline of the sugar cane and pineapple industries, these agricultural lands have turned to a new era of small farms growing diversified products such as tropical fruits and flowers. Grocery stores, business ventures, restaurants, as well as exercise and yoga studios now occupy the pineapple canneries that were converted to retail spaces.
One of Maui’s top tourist attractions in Haiku is the Peahi coast, commonly referred to as Jaws. This North Shore surf spot, which breaks in the winter months, produces many of the world’s largest waves, and draws the most skilled surfers to meet its challenge. Haiku’s proximity to the best North Shore beaches, windsurfing, a relaxed lifestyle, and its stunning tropical settings, makes this one of the most popular places to live on the North Shore.
Haiku Real Estate includes many interesting options from modest country homes (many on larger parcels), to expansive estate properties.