Haiku, Maui

Haiku is a small village in the northern part of Maui, approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) east of Kahului. Though Haiku is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) inland, a few beaches are nearby, including popular Ho'okipa Beach, also known as the windsurfing capital of the world.

Haiku was once a thriving pineapple plantation with two canneries. However, the town experienced a decline in commercial activity when the main refinery transferred to Kahului. After a few years, people started returning and inhabit the place. Only then the commercial life in Haiku resumed. Today, this rustic community has eateries, shops and cafés.

Haiku Overview

  • Located in northern part of Maui, near Paia
  • Small town with a few restaurants and shops
  • Population of Haiku-Pauwela: 8,118 (2010 Census)
  • Zip code: 96708

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