- Series: Maui Revealed
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Wizard Publications Inc.; All new 7th edition edition (December 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0996131809
- ISBN-13: 978-0996131803
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,707 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most travel titles are put together in a few weeks by visiting travel writers. Wizard guidebooks take over a year to compile and the writers are residents who personally and anonymously review every facet of the island. Their maps are the best you'll find. From restaurants to helicopter companies to scuba to beaches to trails. They see it all and show you the best the island has to offer. They also reveal who's the worst and who to stay away from. All told in a frank, humorous way that keeps the reading fun.|Maui Revealed, 7th edition
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So why, then, did I give it only four stars? The main reason is that I don't like how the subtopics, such as beaches and adventures, are separated into their own sections. It would be far more convenient to include them in their respective regional sections. For beaches in particular, I had to constantly flip back and forth between the beaches section and the regional sections because all the maps are in the regional sections. The second issue issue is that the book doesn't offer any insight into staying in condos and other rentals. Instead, it includes information only about resorts and hotels. You'd be amazed how inexpensive it is to rent a condo or even an entire house on Maui. Almost all of them are concentrated in South Maui (which, as the book points out, is actually the eastern shore), in Kihei and south from there. Obviously the authors can't stay in all these rentals and review them, but they could at the very least point out that that kind of lodging is an excellent option in that area. Doing my own research, I found that the vast majority of the rentals are in the same handful of condo developments, so it seems like the authors could at least provide reviews about those developments, such as their amenities, convenience, how quiet they are, etc.
Those criticisms aside, I still say this is an outstanding resource, and I'm very glad I found it.
It covers beaches, restaurants, hiking, swimming, biking, driving scenic routes, golf courses, hang gliding and much much more. Their are maps showing where it is as well as the best routes to get there.
I can't say enough about this book. If you are going to Hawaii for the first time this book is a MUST!