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Updates to 9th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the disks off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers. (It’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, Stop the presses!) But after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

At Wizard Publications we continually strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the islands. We are the only publisher who updates our books every time we reprint them. So if you see the updates below already listed in the book you just bought, you may have a recent printing.

The updates below are for the 9th edition of Maui RevealedNote: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

COVID-19 Related Updates
For in depth up–to-date COVID-19 information as it relates to Hawai‘i, please read our “Traveling to Hawai‘i During COVID” blog.
Everyone stay safe.

  • Temporary Closure of Kalaupapa (pages 152, 262 & 263) Due to concerns about the health and safety of the residents and employees at Kalaupapa, tours to the peninsula are canceled until further notice—only essential supplies are being flown in. We will post any updates once they become available.
  • Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (pages 37 & 253) Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID.
  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (pages 37,134-136) Visitor Center is closed due to COVID but the boardwalk remains open.
  • Haleakala National Park (pages 41, 44, 120 & 125) closes at 5 p.m. for now. Sunrise is open again. All visitor centers and campgrounds remain closed. Check the park website for a full list of announcements. For a detailed list of closures and updates visit:
  • Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline (page 254) is temporarily closed due to COVID.

Temporary Updates:

  • (After above mention reopens) Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tours (page 262) a landslide in December 2018 took out one of the bridges along the cliffside trail to Kalaupapa. Repairs will likely take months to complete. Until the bridge is repaired, no one will be able to access Kalaupapa by land. You can still visit the settlement by securing a permit through Damien Tours (808-567-6171) and booking a flight through to the Kalaupapa peninsula through Mokulele Airlines (866-260-7070).
  • Kahili Golf Course is Temporarily closed.

General Information & Updates:

  • (Ok, this isn’t really an update but we thought we’d put it in here to help avoid confusion). We’ve gotten a few e-mails asking us why the time-saving road linking Wailea with Kula upcountry isn’t on our maps (though it is on other maps). At the risk of sounding self-serving, the other maps are slightly… not right…Ok they’re wrong! That road is private, gated and not accessible. We won’t print it if we haven’t driven it. Same for the Oprah Highway…
  • State Parks are now charging a $10 parking fee per vehicle for out-of-state visitors. Pedestrians, motorcycle and moped riders pay $5 per person. The camping fee is now $30 per night per campsite.
  • A Paradise Dream Wedding (page 26) phone number should be 808-298-7448.
  • Baby’s Away (page 37) phone number should be 208-250-2733.
  • Greeters of Hawai‘i (page 46) no longer does airport lei greetings.
  • Heart-shaped Rock (page 62) it is with a broken heart that we have to report a broken heart out at Nakalele blowhole. The heart-shaped rock is now no more.
  • ‘Iao Valley (pages 69 & 71) has new parking and entry fees for ʻIao Valley State Monument: Nonresidents: $10.00 per vehicle, $5.00 per individual walk-in.
  • Waiʻanapanapa State Park (page 97 & 209) reservations are now required for all vehicles, walk-in entry, and PUC vehicles visiting Waiʻanapanapa State Park. Reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance, and no later than the day before your visit. No tent camping at this time, but cabins are open. Cost is $10 for about a 2-hour time slot. Visit:
  • Sunrise from Haleakala (page 125) reservations open at 7am two days in advance not 4pm as listed.
  • Haleakala National Park (page 126) entrance fee is now $30 in 2020.
  • Haleakala National Park Upper Visitor Center (page 129) closes at 5 p.m. now, not noon.
  • Kalaupapa Day Tours (page 151 & 263) is closed. Try Father Damien Tours instead.
  • Big Beach/Oneloa/Makena (page 173) now has a parking fee of $5 per vehicle.
  • Maui Off-road Adventures (page 185) no longer offers tours of Kaupo as a group. But may offer them as private tours.
  • (page 209) is closed.
  • Fishing (page 209) the state is now asking all visitors to obtain a fishing license from the DLNR for $20/day or $70/week.
  • Finest Kind Sportfishing (page 210) phone number should 808-661-0338.
  • Lahaina Stables (page 229) is closed.
  • Pi‘iholo Ranch (page 230) no longer offers horseback riding.
  • 5-Star Scuba (page 239 & 242) is closed.
  • Maui Surfer Girls (page 250) phone number should be 808-214-0606.
  • Sailboards Maui (page 250) is now online only.
  • Action Sports (page 254) phone number should be 808-283-7913.

Island Dining Closures:

  • Aloha Mixed Plate
  • Beach Bums BBQ (Napili location)
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Cheeseburger Grille & Tap Room
  • Da Kitchen
  • Fabiani’s (Wailea) is now called La Cantina
  • Lahaina Coolers
  • Maui Brick Oven
  • Maui Tacos (Kihei and Kahului locations)
  • Ohana Tacos
  • Pioneer Inn Grill & Bar is now called Papa‘aina with some changes in menu.
  • Relish Oceanside
  • Rock & Blues
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Lahaina location)
  • Sarento’s on the Beach
  • Surfing Burro
  • The Preserve Kitchen & Bar (page 104)

From the Where to Stay chapter:

  • Nalu Kai Lodge is closed.