Island of Maui

Lahaina
Dining, Art & Shopping

 

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 Hula Grill, located at the water's edge in the heart of Ka‘anapali Beach. Specializing in fresh seafood and prime steaks, Hula Grill has won accolades for chef-partner Peter Merriman's Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. Our Dining & Shopping Directories are loaded with great info on where to dine and where to shop during your West Maui travels.

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 Hawaii Tourism, Hawaiian Language: Then and Now, Kapa, A Nearly Lost Art, The Enchanting Allure of Hula, and 8 Questions for Mick Fleetwood.

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
 

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READERSHIP

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

CIRCULATION

170,000 copies printed annually.

PASS-ALONG

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.


ESTABLISHED

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.

FORM, FUNCTION & USE

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.

RESOURCE TOOL

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.

DIVERSE READERSHIP

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.

COST-EFFECTIVE

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

PROVEN PERFORMANCE

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.

EXCLUSIVITY

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. 

DYNAMIC

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.

SATURATED DISTRIBUTION

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.

CONVENTIONS & GROUPS

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