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Some of the surf that hits Haiku in the winter is the largest anywhere in the world! The waves that break on the famous surfing spot, called “Jaws”, can be as high as fifty feet tall. This challenges some of the best surfers in the world and attracts a lot of fans.

Population8,987
Median Income$114,800
Median Home Value$793,800
Median Rent$1,912

About Schools in Haiku

  • Haiku Elementary School, the “little school with a big heart”, is part of the King Kekaulike Complex offering a comprehensive pre-K to grade five curriculum.
  • Then there is Roots School, a private school offering pre-K to grade eight.
  • Kula Kaiapuni Elementary School is in Haiku town proper and offers education through fifth grade only.
  • Montessori School of Maui, located nearby in Mokawao, is a private nonprofit school serving children from 0-15.

About Shopping in Haiku

  • The pineapple canneries that formerly thrived in Haiku have been transformed and repurposed into a commercial hub dubbed The Pauwela Cannery Center. It features great restaurants, fitness facilities, a “peak performance” training center, and even surfboard makers.
  • Haiku Grocery Store has a great selection of food.
  • For your basic needs, there’s a Foodland and a Safeway. Both stores have bakeries inside for fresh baked goods and desserts and offer locally-grown produce and internationally famous brands.
  • Fukushima Store sells groceries, a variety of liquors, snacks, drinks and some of the best hot dogs in Hawaii.
  • Along with grocery stores, there are several thrift shops, and two hardware stores.
  • There are also plenty of specialty shops to visit for a more intimate shopping experience, like Haiku Style Gallery, which is a lovely boutique selling locally-made gifts and art.

Haiku | Extras

  • The name “Haiku” translates to “house of the sun” in Hawaiian.
  • Haiku’s former warehouses are now home to a group of thriving establishments called Old Haiku Cannery. This destination, thanks to a post office next door, has become the town’s center.
  • Two of very popular places to eat are Papa Ola Bakery and Coffee Bar and Lilikoi’s Hawaiian Style Shave Ice & Snacks.
  • Colleen’s at the Cannery is a well-loved, casual place to dine.
  • Haiku Mill is a stunning place to hold a wedding, photo shoot, or reception.
  • If you’re up for a hike, try Haleakala National Park.
  • Twin Falls is well worth the 10-15 minute drive to immerse yourself in lush Hawaiian greenery.
  • A place you’ll love to visit is Hoopika Beach Park which features shaded picnic tables, showers, restrooms and a public boat ramp. The park also has good swimming and snorkeling in both protected areas just off shore as well as some excellent fishing along its reef.

About Real Estate in Haiku

Much of Haiku’s real estate offerings include very large acreage, some with mature fruit trees. Some are historic estates and plantationstyle homes, and there remains much vacant real estate on which to build. The real estate market moves slowly in Haiku; homes sit on the market for a long time before selling. But when they do go up for sale, there will be multiple interested buyers and lots of competition.

Giggle Hill, the site of a wonderful kids’ park, is a great neighborhood with one of the highest real estate values in all of Haiku. Home to many doctors and professionals who work on nearby islands, Giggle Hill has easy access to two shopping malls and two private schools.