Here are some books and weblinks that might appeal to upcoming Maui visitors. In the meantime, get all the advice you can here at TA.

General Guidebooks and Websites:

Driving & Discovering Hawaii: Maui and Molokai - D&DM&M has selected hotel and restaurant recommendations, but Frommer's or Maui Revealed has more listings like this than D&DM&M. 

Hana Highway Mile by Mile - Derived from the original Maui Mile by Mile guidebook, this new full color guidebook is an excellent resource for the Road to Hana. The guide is updated yearly, and currently is a 4th edition publication. This book really replaces the need for obtaining the Maui Mile by Mile book since it only omits Haleakala. The larger and better details maps and full color photos make it a much better guide than Maui - Mile by Mile.

Frommer's Maui 2006/2007 - Overall Frommer's is great, but hopefully, they will eventually include more photos. Photos are mostly black and white. You can reach their website here.

Lonely Planet Maui   Lonely Planet excels at comprehensive background information and quirky asides. It is really for those who want to get off the beaten-track, not for those who want the all-inclusive resort vacation. This guide was written by a resident of Maui and contains detailed history, culture, environment, and activities chapters which really help travelers connect to the island. The format of the guide makes it easy to navigate and there are beautiful color photographs to inspire your itineraries. You can reach their website here.

Moon Handbooks Maui: Including Moloka'i and Lana'i " - The nice thing about the Moon guide is that it combines Maui with Moloka'i and Lana'i, which are fun excursions from the island of Maui.

Schmap Maui & Molokai Guide  - The reviews and content included in this free downloadable guide are pretty standard, but the digital maps and user-supplied photographs are truly unique (although you have to click on the photos and link to the Flickr website to see the full resolution versions).  Certainly not a replacement for a good paper guidebook like Frommers, Lonely Planet, Mile by Mile or Maui Revealed, but a great supplement. - Loads of photos, newcomer to guidebook land, but well written and strongly endorsed by environmental and local groups for addressing issues ignored in the other books. Also seems to keep up on current changes (traffic/weather) without info overload. This will shape up to be a useful, guidebook-formatted online source, if it keeps adding articles at current pace. Still missing some key sites, but has some hidden sights and keen local insights to make up for that. Seems like there are new sites being added daily.  

Maui Road to Hana GPS Guide iTunes app -  This audio tour is for those who like to plan ahead. It includes description, multiple pictures, and maps for as well as GPS commentary that plays automatically as you drive. This app is designed to educate and inform you about Maui history and guide you along the Road to Hana. You can customize your tour and be notified when a stop has your interests. - Luxury travel advice for the sophisticated traveler visiting Maui. Exclusive VIP information, helpful when planning an extraordinary event such as wedding, honeymoon, retreats or unique event. Fulfilling all luxury travel needs. If it is possible, the Maui travel specialists can make it happen. Virtuoso affiliated. 

Special Interest:

Maui Golf Review - The Maui Golf Review is the only full-size, full-color printed golf guide in Hawaii that is supported by the Aloha Section PGA  and all of Maui's golf resorts. It has 100-pages of golf course photos and info, as well as video links inside the magazine, and discounted green fees at almost every course on the island. This is a must-read for any golfer. They have a TV show on Maui as well, called Da Game. Very cool and informative!

For those who eat (*grins*):

50 Thrifty Maui Restaurants - If revealed leads you wrong, these guys won't.  An updated version of this guidebook has just (September 2006) been released.

Maui Restaurant Guide 2005 with Lanai and Molokai  

For hikers:

Lonely Planet's Hiking in Hawaii- A few years old but a really great book dedicated to hikes and trails in Hawaii. Detailed and thorough.

Maui Trailblazer - The best, and most highly ranked guide of it's kind. If you like off the beaten path, you want trailblazer for your trip. Readers are guaranteed of getting trail-tested accurate directions. The guides appeal to people who want to experience the real Hawaii without spending extra money on paid tours. You can reach their website here.

Maui Trails:

Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Valley Isle - Lots of text (like Frommer's) but one of the best trial guides you can buy.  

For snorkelers:

Mask, Fins, & Snorkel: The Adventure Guide to Maui's Best Snorkeling - The most up-to-date guide available. Published March, 2014. Take a look inside - you can reach their website here.

Lonely Planet's Diving and Snorkeling Hawaii - This book is brand new and is a good supplement to those going to the islands primarily to snorkle or dive.

Snorkel Maui and Lanai: Guide to the underwater world of Hawaii