We just returned from 16 days on Maui. It was fabulous but I have a request of those who use and read Maui Revealed.
In 2005 I purchased the book and used it when we went to Maui in 2006. At that time we followed the road down to the coastline through the village of Nahiku. The views were spectacular and we loved it.
This time we again took the road down to the coastline. We were nearly at the bottom when we came across a dead end sign. There were two roads so we thought it was for the road to the right and we turned left as we had remembered from 2006. We then found another dead end sign and another sign saying to use the road at our own risk. We decided to turn around and not go there. Shortly after turning around we came upon an elderly lady out walking her dog. She said to us "Please stay out, this is not a highway" It is very clear that the people of the village do not want tourists by the car load coming through their village each day.
We felt very bad about going down the road and also felt very bad that such an elderly lady found it necessary to say this to us. I just hope everyone that reads this will remember what I have said and what the elderly lady said to us. Please don't disturb the peaceful calm of this tiny little village even though Maui Revealed encourages you to do so. Thanks.