Island of Maui

Dining & Shopping


Discover THE BEST of everything from Kihei to Ma‘alaea!

Sunny South Maui is home to Mom & Pop eateries, unique shops and shopping centers, a scenic harbor, an ocean center, natural wonders and a spectacular array of beaches. Our front cover features Kihei's new hot spot, ekolu kitchen 1279… a culinary voyage. "Ekolu" is the Hawaiian word for the number 3. For the three founding partners, ekolu kitichen 1279 represents the reunion of three lifelong friends to embark on a culinary journey destined for a memorable dining experience. Ekolu kitchen 1279 serves upscale comfort food with healthy options. Utilizing the freshest locally sourced ingredients the menu is influenced by the diverse cultures of Hawai‘i.

The comprehensive Beach Guide describes all the beach parks and outlines the facilities offered. Our Entertainment Section features some cool tips on South Maui nightlife and live music. The Events Section keeps you up-to-date on some of the major “happenings” that occur annually.

Don't miss the informative editorials on the Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond, Whale Sancturay, and Wildlife Refuge.

At picturesque Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center “The Hawaiian Aquarium” (steps from the Maui Harbor Shops) is one of Maui’s top attractions. A short drive away is the Kahili Golf Course with reasonable green fees.

No matter what your tastes or interests, Kihei Dining & Shopping Magazine is indispensable in planning what to do and how to get the best out of the bountiful dining, shopping, sightseeing, and fun that await. You will also certainly enrich your vacation by learning more about the lifestyle, culture and history of this unique area of South Maui. Enjoy with Aloha!

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A Great Directory & Timersaver!

The Only Dining Magazine Devoted Exclusively to
Kihei & Ma‘alaea’s Fine Restaurants & Shops

  • Unique Island-Wide Distribution
  • Optimize your Ad Dollars with Cost Effective Advertising to Both Visitor & Resident
  • Annual Mailing to All South Maui Residents (Makena, Wailea & Kihei)


Average Age Group
28-65 years
Average Annual Income
62% over $100,000
8% Residents
6% International
86% Nation-wide Visitors


110,000 copies printed annually.


An average of 3 people, other than the initial reader see each issue of our magazines. That means almost half a million people read our magazines every month.


The Best Publishing has provided elegant and popular Visitor Magazines, within the Hawaiian Islands, over the last 3 DECADES. We remain the leader in print: year after year, decade after decade.


Best Guidebooks are designed to be a Constant Compendium for the visitor. The narrow size, easy-to-locate sections, easy-to-read format, thick cover stock and high-quality paper (used for the content pages), are just a some of the well thought-out aspects – designed to ensure that visitors will hang-on to this guidebook and use it, over and over, throughout their stay.


When visitors are looking for "the best thing to do", our guidebook's name says it all and our user-friendly format rewards them with great local info! ! A highly informative guide, Best Guidebook can always be trusted to showcase tried-and-true, reputable, first class establishments.


While we produce Regional publications, our readership is Regional, National and International. Annually, Hawaii welcomes close to 8 MILLION VISITORS. Statistics show they spent $14.3 billion dollars during their stay in the islands in 2012.


Our unique Target-Marketing Approach gives you direct access to your customer. Huge Popularity, Saturated Distribution, Top Ranked in Reader Response.


We have a Proven Track-Record of Success with many long-time clientele who choose to showcase their businesses in Best Guidebook year-after-year. More than any other magazine, it remains one of the best sources for direct-business on the island.


Not just any business is allowed to advertise in the Best Guidebooks, and duplicate categories are never allowed. This ensures you have Exclusivity In Your Chosen Category within the guidebook, and all other advertisers are highlighted for their excellence as well. 


Unlike most national publications, Hawaii Visitor Magazines are shared. Each magazine is seen by an Average of 2-8 Readers and referred to multiple times.


Best Guidebooks are the Most Picked-Up Magazines at locations that reach visitors as soon as they arrive, at their first stops on the way to their resort, condo or hotel, and other locations as they explore the island.


Destination Management Companies routinely request Best Guidebook for groups attending Conventions, Special Corporate Events or Incentive Trips to the Hawaiian Islands.