Maui Updates & Changes
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 8th edition of Maui Revealed. Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book. There are no longer any updates to previous editions on this site.
- App Update – iOS12 for Apple – our maps are currently not working with this new operating system. We are working on the glitch since the master was released this past week. Please stand by or email us at email@example.com.
- Post tropical Storms: All state parks open, except for Polipoli State Recreation Area which was already closed for scheduled roadway maintenance and improvements.
- Kula Forest Reserve remains closed for annual maintenance through November 2, 2018.
- Rat lungworm disease has been making big news on the mainland lately. But there’s no reason to change your plans or behavior while on Hawai‘i. Here’s the scoop. This comes from a parasite that has existed all over the world, and has been in Hawai‘i for more than half a century. On average it effects around 9 people a year, nearly all of whom fully recover. What has created such a buzz lately with when half a dozen people on Big Island got it at one time, which is a good example of how one gets this infection. In this case a group of local residents made home-made kava—a brown water made from a root—and left a bucket of it outside, uncovered for days, where slugs crawled into it and sank to the bottom unseen. Then they continued to drink the slug-infected opaque water until they got to the bottom of the bucket and learned of their tragic mistake.
None of this effects an average visitor. The Hawaii‘i State Department of Health is urging residents and visitors to continue their daily lives, wash and eat local produce and not to get sucked in by scary-sounding stories.
- Barnes & Noble (page 43) has temporarily moved to Maui Marketplace while searching for a permanent location. Their new address is 270 Dairy Rd., Kahului and their new phone number is 808-214-6807.
- Seven Sacred Pools—‘Ohe‘o Gulch (page 104, 108 & 109) had a rockslide on Jan. 3, 2017 that forced the closure of the Pools of ʻOheʻo in Haleakala National Park until further notice.
- Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tours (page 256) are in a state of flux. Contact both the state and Damien Tours (808-567-6171) if you wish to visit Kalaupapa Peninsula. Here’s the official word from the state:“Those who wish to access the trail are required by State of Hawaii law to contact the State for approval and a written permit. Per State law, violators are subject to a citation and $500 fine, and those who are granted permission are not allowed to bring anyone 16 years of age or younger. Recommended phone numbers to call at the Hawaii State Department of Health are 808-567-6924 or 808-567-6928.”
- ‘Ulalena (page 308) is temporarily closed because the Maui Theatre is closed while it searches for a new owner.
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! As mentioned on page 142, that road is private, gated and not accessible. We won’t print it if we haven’t driven it. Same for the Oprah Highway…
- Cycle City Maui (page 23) has had an ownership change. The Kahului location is now called Maui Motorcycle Co. and their new phone number is 808-877-7433. The Lahaina location is keeping the old phone number but is now called Lahaina Harley-Davidson.
- Baby’s Away (page 36) has changed their phone number to 800-942-9030.
- Kahului Shopping Center Farmers Market (page 43) is no longer operating.
- Kapalua Beach (page 158) additional parking next to the tennis courts now costs $10.
- Cruiser Phil’s (page 185) has changed their phone number to 808-575-9575.
- Haleakala Bike Company (page 186) has changed their name to Bike Maui.
- Maui Downhill (page 185) has closed.
- Crater Cycles (page 187) has also closed.
- Burn’n Love (page 308) is closed.
From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have closed:
- 808 Bistro (a fond aloha to you guys)
- Maui Swiss Café
- Simply Sweets Bakery (also on page 66)
- Taqueria Cruz
From the Where to Stay chapter:
- The Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s self-parking area is undergoing construction through December 2018. Meanwhile, parking is valet only for $30 per day.