Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook


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The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new 10th edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting.

• The most accurate up-to-date information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website and smartphone app. The app is an optional separate purchase and includes features not possible in a book, but it provides free access to all 136 resort reviews with our detailed aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront—and you can filter them fast for the features and amenities you’re looking for.

• Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, activities and other businesses show you which companies really are the best…and which to avoid—no advertisements

• Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by 140 spectacular color photographs

• 22 specially created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers—so you’ll always know where you are on the island

• Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches, hidden waterfalls, pristine rain forests, spectacular coastlines, natural lava pools and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else

• Revealing chapter on hidden sights along the Hana Highway

• Exclusive chapter on Maui’s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety

• Unique Adventures chapter and over 80 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines

• Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends

• Includes information on the offshore islands of Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and Kaho‘olawe

Maui Revealed covers it all—from the wind-swept top of Haleakala to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Maui vacation. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long time kama‘aina, you’ll find out more about Maui from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with Maui Revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949678192
Publisher: Wizard Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 289
Sales rank: 303,764
File size: 177 MB
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About the Author

Andrew Doughty has been exploring and writing about the Hawaiian Islands for over 25 years and is the best-selling guidebook writer in the United States, with millions of books in print. Andrew reviews every business anonymously and has hiked and GPSed every trail, secluded beach and special place described in his books. When he's not on the ground, you'll find him in the air in his airplane designed specifically for aerial photography.

Table of Contents

About this Book 9

Introduction 11

How it Began 11

The First Settlers 13

Outside World Discovers Hawai'i 17

Kamehameha the Great 18

Modern Hawai'i 19

The Basics 21

Getting Here 21

What to Bring 22

Getting Around 22

Getting Married on Maui 25

Weather 26

Geography 29

Where Should I Stay? 30

Is Maui Too Expensive? 31

Hazards 32

Traveling With Children (Keiki) 36

Some Terms 38

Hawaiian Time 38

Shaka 39

The Hawaiian Language 39

Music 42

The Hula 43

Farmers Markets 43

Books 44

The Internet 44

A Note About Access 44

A Note on Personal Responsibility 45

Miscellaneous Information 46

Smartphone Apps 46

A Word About Covid-19 47

West Maui Sights 48

Ma'alaea to Lahaina 48

Lahaina Town 52

Ka'anapali to Kapalua 54

Past Kapalua; Over the Top 60

Honokohau Town 61

West Maui Best Bets 68

Central Maui Sights 69

Wailuku 69

Kahului 73

The Valley 73

Pa'ia 74

Central Maui Best Bets 75

Hana Highway Sights 76

Before you Start Driving the Highway 77

Driving the Road 78

Waterfalls 79

A Few Basics 80

Pa'ia to Highway 360 84

On Highway 360 85

Ke'anae to Nahiku 88

Nahiku 93

Dining Outside of Hana 95

Nahiku to Hana 96

Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach 97

Hana 99

Hana Bay 100

Red Sand Beach 101

Koki Beach 102

Hamoa Beach 103

Dining in Hana 103

Also in Hana 105

Hana Highway Best Bets 105

Southeast Maui Sights 106

Kipahulu 106

'Ohe'o Gulch-aka 7 Sacred Pools 110

Pipiwai Trail 112

Past the Park 113

Southeast Maui Best Bets 119

Haleakala & Upcountry Sights 120

Upcountry 120

Ha'iku 122

Makawao 123

Kula 124

Haleakala National Park 126

Haleakala Summit 127

Inside the Crater 132

A Note to the Park 132

Haleakala & Upcountry Best Bets 133

South Maui Sights 134

Ma'alaea 134

Kihei 136

Wailea 138

Makena 138

Molokini 140

La Pérouse Bay 141

South Maui Best Bets 144

Offshore Islands 145

Kaho'olawe 145

Lana'i 147

Moloka'i 149

Beaches 154

Beach Safety 154

West Maui Beaches 157

South Maui Beaches 166

The Bottom of Maui 175

Hana Beaches 175

The North Shore of Haleakala-From Hana to Central Maui 176

Activities 178

Air Tours 179

ATVs 185

Biking 186

Boat Tours 190

Boogie Boarding 207

Camping 208

Fishing 209

Golfing 211

Hiking 212

Horseback Riding 228

Jet Skiing 229

Kayaking 230

Kiteboarding 232

Land Tours 233

Paintball 236

Parasailing 236


Shopping 243

Skydiving 243

Snorkeling 245


Spas 248

Submarines 248

Surfing 249

Whale Watching 251

Windsurfing 253

Ziplines 254

Adventures 257

Spear an Invasive Fish 257

The Four Falls of Na'ili'ili-haele 258

Mountain Bike Haleakala's Spine 260

Day Trip to Moloka'i's Kalaupapa 262

Grope Your Way to a Waterfall 263

Captain Your Own Boat to Molokini 264

Rappel Off a Waterfall 264

Haleakala Crater Grand Loop 265

Hunt a Wild Pig 266

Swimming With Sharks 268

Marathon Snorkeling to Pristine Coves 269

Island Dining 270

Island Dining Index 270

Island Fish & Seafood 272

Lu'au Foods 273

Other Island Foods 273

West Maui Dining 274

South Maui Dining 288

Central Maui Dining 300

Dining Elsewhere 307

Island Nightlife 310

Lu'au 311

Lunch & Dinner Cruises 315

Dinner Shows 316

About the Author 317

Index 318


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