We have been going to Maui for the last 15 years, and amazingly we have missed a lot of beautiful parks and beaches. This book if fantastic and if you are planning to go to Maui you should definitely buy it.
If you are even considering going to Maui or have booked a vacation or you are returning and have not read this book- please do! This is truly the ultimate guide book! The author is right on with all of his reviews of where to stay, activities, Lu'au's and restaurants. We never went anywhere without this book(our first trip to Maui)and where ever we took it, all the locals would say that "this is the best book and we even use it to find out about other parts of the our island"! One waitress at our hotel, said she has two copies one for her and one for anyone that visits. Almost everywhere we looked the airport , beaches, and restaurants everyone seemed to have this book.
I have only one complaint and that is that the Author needs to review Roy's Restaurant again. They now ask in advance of the entree if you would like the chocolate lava cake for dessert. Just to advise that it could take 20mins. to deliver to the table and it was OUTSTANDING!!!Roy's in general was fantastic and we took our kids(8 & 11 years) and our friends who also took their kids (9 & 5 years) and we were all impressed with the menu for the children! Not your typical chicken strips and burgers- like everywhere else but, glazed orange chicken with Hawiian rice and short ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy. They were also treated to complimentary fresh veggies and dip during our appitizer course. Don't get me wrong this was a real adult restaurant with adult pricing and quality food but, the kids were treated and behaved as adults so the evening was a pleasure!
Maui Revealed is worth every penny and we will return to Maui, book in hand, to discover more of this amazing Paridise!
If you're going to hawaii, get the "Revealed" guide for the island you're going to. Maui especially can be an expensive place full of tourist-traps - why pay $40 for a small fillet of locally caught fish when you can eat where the locals eat for $8. You will have a better experience and save a lot of money by following the recommendations in this book.
I've been to Maui twice, and bought this book for the second time around. I wish I had it for the first as well. This book sets a standard for a great travel guide. It's easy to read, well organized, and we found the ratings to be true - the good and the bad. I recommend this book to anyone travelling to Maui. It's a great quick reference that I carried with me everywhere. It was even recommended by the locals - stores, servers, and taxi drivers - so that's definitely saying something. If a visitor is unable to get the book before the trip, it's available at any ABC (like the general/convenience stores in Maui).
We visited Maui for the first time 4 years ago and our friends had a copy of Maui Revealed. Even though our friends had been there twice before, the book showed us (and them) several areas they had not been to before. This book covers everything you want or need to know about Maui. Don't go there without it!
We are returning to Maui in March and have purchased our own book (a newer revision than our friends had). Can't wait to get back to Maui!