For many, Pa’ia Town and Beach is the starting point for an adventure on the Road to Hana. that’s exactly why the Hana Highway
was originally built, for the daily commute of sugarcane workers from Pa’ia to Hana Town
. The population of about 3,000 people is sometimes called the World Capital of Windsurfing since it’s located close to Ho’okipa Beach. (Photo: ClatieK/Flickr)
Once a town heavily influenced by the sugar mill industry and still features plantation style buildings, Pa’ia now caters to the influx of surfers and tourists who come to the town for its international charm, small independent shops, healthy surfing lifestyle and great restaurants.