The postcard perfection of Maui's North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of Paia Inn. The newly renovated hotel, originally established in 1962, offers five bedrooms, an art gallery/lounge space, a shady garden patio, and private beach access. In a nod to the neighborhood's plantation trade days of the past, the exterior has retained its old charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues. The interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. The smallish rooms, each with a soothing muted palette, offers all you need in creature comforts (air-conditioning, wi-fi, salon products). Guests at Paia Inn don't need to venture very far to experience all of the town's offerings. Explore the fashion boutiques, restaurants and art galleries right outside your door. Snag a table in the open air patio at the Inn for drinks and lounging. Then wander down to Imrie Boutique for shopping— the perfect mix of free-spirit bohemian and urban cool. Located at 93 Hana Highway; (808) 579-6000 or email. **If anyone has any "before" pictures to share, please send...this was a nice renovation project!