Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maui Revealed - Best Maui Travel Guide

Maui Revealed by Andrew Doughty is billed as the ultimate travel guide, and I have to agree whole heartedly. This cleverly written guide, not only gives the traveler to Maui a comprehensive overview of the sights, beaches, activities, restaurants and accommodation that Maui has to offer, but it also is presented in a simple straightforward manner that makes it a necessary book to have at your fingertips.

The beginning of the book, gives basic information about Maui, including some snippets of history and also some useful Hawaiian phrases. It also includes advice on car rentals, weddings, the music of Hawaii, and how to save money on your Maui vacation. Maui Revealed is divided into the various regions of Maui, and the sights in each area. The best thing about this book is that it gives explicit directions to each place, with interesting and sometimes humorous commentary thrown in.

If you want to know the most popular beaches, great snorkeling places, hiking trails or best luau, you will find this information and much more in the Maui Revealed travel guide. The author sometimes has a biased opinion, but that doesn't stop you from seeing and judging for yourself. Most of the time Andrew Doughty is right on the mark, in his analysis of a place or activity.We keep a copy of Maui Revealed in our condo at all times, and believe me it has been very well used by our guests.

We highly recommend Maui Revealed, the ultimate travel guide to the Valley Isle.

Click on the link to buy Maui Revealed at Amazon.ca Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

For links to vacation rentals by owner Maui, visit Ideal Vacation Rentals - Maui


  1. Hi Julie, As you know Maiu Revealed was our bible while visiting you this spring. It was so useful on our road trips, we would have missed some interesting historic sites. The book is really so detailed that you could get lost in it and miss some of the sights, so it would be good to be warned to read the book before your road trip and flag the details you just don't want to miss.
    Mahalo for having it available in your condo.

  2. Great idea, Julie, to tell your Maui Vacation Guide blog visitors about the 'Maui Revealed' Guidebook.

    For years, as Hawaii vacation rental host on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island and now as editor of 'Best Hawaii Vacation' blog, we have been recommending all the 'Hawaii Revealed' books. They are great for taking along on the road when exploring any of our Hawaiian Islands: Maui, Big Island or Kaui and Oahu.

    Naturally, any reviews of restaurants, luaus, hotels or even rentals, cannot be taken for granted...rental owners, restaurant chefs, hotel rates, etc. change. There are no guarantees for anything written about 1 year ago. Best to talk to your hosts or locals to verify info from the Revealed Book.

    In addition to the 'Hawaii Revealed' guides, I also recommend 'Frommer's Hawaii' from Jeanette Foster. Great for studying when preparing your Hawaii island visit.

    Aloha, Pua
    Best Hawaii Vacation blog

  3. Pua
    I respect your comment and totally agree with it. Because really, as my son says, nothing is ever constant but change. We are already seeing potential changes here on Maui and when we return in the Fall, a restaurant that we loved, or whatever, may have a whole different management. Sad but true. Nothing in life stays the same.

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