- Best Guidebooks
- Dining, Art & Shopping Magazines
Discover THE BEST of everything from Lahaina to Ka‘anapali and Kapalua!
The richness of our history, majesty of our beaches, and aloha of our people welcome you, and our handy maps will lead the way. This West Maui magazine is conveniently divided into 3 Sections: Lahaina, Ka‘anapali and Kapalua.
Our Lahaina Section focuses on Maui’s famous and historic town. “Lahaina — A Small Town Big on History” provides you with some fascinating facts, from past to present, about the centuries of transformations that have made this tiny town a must-experience. The town is filled with numerous historic sites to see and visit. Not to mention a trove of shops and restaurants, mostly grouped along legendary Front Street.
This edition’s front cover features The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua signature restaurant, The Banyan Tree. With a focus on Hawaiian culture and local products, Head Chef Isabelle Toland brings her French and Filipino roots to Kapalua's renowned and reimagined Banyan Tree restaurant. Highlighted by a hand-crafted wooden bar that wraps around the center of the restaurant allowing for an open concept with exceptional views.
Keep this informative magazine with you as a constant reference.
The Ka‘anapali Section showcases this jewel resort area blessed with two magnificent beaches, stellar resorts and condos, plus a large array of dining and shopping choices. Whalers Village is the premier shopping center set right on Ka’anaplai Beach, loaded with local & name brand shops, several fine restaurants and a food court.
Our Kapalua Section is the epitome of elegance and beauty, as evidenced by two luxury resorts, high end condos, breathtaking beaches, golf and some of the best restaurants on Maui.
Useful Maps of each area are complemented by the three Events Pages describing annual, seasonal and ongoing happenings in Lahaina, Ka‘anapali and Kapalua.
Artists & Galleries have their own section and honor the abundance of artistic talent any art lover will want to explore. The work ranges from local to international, with many media from blown glass, vintage posters, paintings, prints, antique maps, photography and more.
Discover more about our island and culture with numerous and fascinating articles such as The Legendary History of Lahainaluna High School, Hale Pa‘i, and Rainforests of the Sea.
No matter what your tastes or interests, you will find this magazine indispensable in planning your travels, dining, events, shopping and sightseeing. Lahaina Dining • Art • Shopping magazine is your roadmap to the lifestyles, culture and rich history of West Maui's charm and aloha.
“May our Paradise become your Paradise.” –Mikel Mesh, Publisher
170,000 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.
“…there’s no comparison to the response I’ve received from my ads in Best Guidebook and the Dining Magazines. Nothing has been more successful in continuing to produce art sales and increasing name recognition. I can honestly say that my business is thriving because of these publications.”
Aloha and Welcome to our beautiful island of Maui. We hope you enjoy your visit. Use BEST GUIDEBOOK to discover the very best of Maui’s natural wonders, recreational activities, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and island culture.
Maui has much to offer. From bustling Lahaina to the natural beauty and unblemished landscapes of Haleakala National Park and the Road to Hana, Maui truly has something for everyone. The BEST GUIDEBOOK is a wonderful resource that will help you make the most of your trip to Maui, known as the Valley Isle.
As a top producing real estate professional based in West Maui, I help people in a variety of ways beyond selling and buying real estate. On a daily basis, I refer to the Lahaina Dining Art & Shopping publication when directing visitors to the finest West Maui restaurants and retailers. It is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my work because I “give back” to the West Maui business community by sharing my favorite West Maui attractions to the world… all from one publication!
As a business operator, it is essential that every advertising dollar you spend is spent well, and Lahaina Dining is definitely our market niche. Building trust is an integral part of any successful business relationship, and Mikel is friendly, caring and passionate about his work.