Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2011
Paia InnMaui, Hawaii
Set on Maui’s “Windsurfing Capital” North Shore, this small boutique hotel—with its yellow exterior and original tin roof topped with sparkling white Christmas lights—fits in perfectly amid the town’s eclectic shops, art galleries, and eateries. After a long day in the sun, relax in one of eight rooms or seven cottages starting from “Petite” with fine cotton sheets, bamboo floors, and local vibrantly colored paintings.
Don’t Miss: Ogling professional big-wave surfers riding swells as high as 80 feet at famous spots like Jaws or Peahi.