Maui Revealed Guidebook Updates
Updates to 10th Edition
It happens every time. The day after we send the files 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 10th edition of Maui Revealed. Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.
- 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.
- 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).
- ʻIao Valley State Monument (pages 69 & 71) As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.
- Kahili Golf Course (pages 211 & 212) is still essentially closed. Only allowing limited hours, walking-only, play on Saturdays. You have to call the pro shop to book a tee time, no online availability.
- Makena Stables (page 228) is closed for trail rides indefinitely due to rising costs.
- Waipoli Road Closure (pages 124, 132, & 219): The road into Polipoli Springs is closed due to storm damage. You won’t be able to access the trails here for several months. Crews expect to have the road open sometime in early October, 2022.
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 emails 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…
- Portuguese Man-Of-War (page 34) Instructions should read: If you do get stung, immediately remove the tentacles with a gloved hand, stick or whatever is handy and rinse thoroughly with vinegar to remove any adhering nematocysts. Then immerse in hot water or apply a hot pack for 45 minutes.
- Whalers Village Shopping Center (page 56) was hit by the inflation bug and you may have to spend $20 or more at a shop (it varies) to validate parking.
- Dolphins (mentioned in South Maui page 142 & 143 and in Activities under Boat Tours): Companies that promised close encounters with dolphins aren’t able to do that anymore. You are not allowed to get up close and personal with them either as of late 2021. Click here for the ruling from NOAA.
- Garden of Eden (pages 86, 234 & 264) admission is now $20 ($10 for ages 5–16).
- Twin Falls (page 88) parking is limited and costs $10—don’t count on being able to park on the highway to avoid the fee.
- Nahiku (page 93) Until recently, this area was considered a very worthwhile diversion when exploring the Hana Highway. Unfortunately, we can no longer recommend visiting and exploring this area. A number of factors, including lack of parking and overcrowding, have caused the community to become very vocal and resistant to visitors coming into the area. Numerous signs discouraging visitors and parking, junked vehicles in the few legal parking areas, and reports from readers of upset residents have all contributed to our decision to recommend avoiding Nahiku Road.
- Wai‘anapanapa Black Sand Beach (page 97) reservations can now be made the day before you visit (no same-day passes) and up to 30 days in advance at gowaianapanapa.com.
- Proflyght (page 184) is now called Paragliding Maui. New owners but all else is the same.
- Skyview Soaring (page 185) is closed.
- Pi‘iholo Ranch (page 254) is closed.
Island Dining & Nightlife Updates:
- There is a mistake on page 314 in South Maui Lu‘au. We mistakenly placed the Honua‘ula Lu‘au title, address and phone where the Te Au Moana at the Marriott should be and said it was “second choice.” It should say “solid option”. The correct address and phone for the Te Au Moana is 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, phone: 877-827-2740. The price is now $225 adults, $155 kids 6–12.
- Feast at Lele prices have shot up to adults at $193 (kids 2–12 are $104).
- Volcano Bar is now Wailea Surf Haus. We’ve not yet had a chance to revisit them.
Island Dining & Nightlife Closures:
- Beach Bums BBQ
- Charley’s (page 311) sadly didn’t survive the pandemic and is closed.
- Five Palms
- Kobe Steak House
- Longhi’s in Wailea is closed. There’s still a location at the Marriott in Ka‘anapali.
- Shaka Pizza