Books of Photography of Maui

Books of Photography of Maui that you may want to look through before or after visiting the Hawaiian island of Maui.

These books of photographs may be enough to convince you to come to Maui.

You can read them before going to Maui for the first time, and then use them as travel guides to places you want to see while there.

Also, these coffee-table books are great souvenirs to help you relive your trip to Maui.

[Note: The link for each book will take you to, where you can view or buy these books.]

Since size matters in photography, the books below are listed with their dimensions, generally in order from biggest to smallest [with a few exceptions at the end of the list in specific categories].



10 inches by 9 inches or bigger


Maui on My Mind, by Rita Ariyoshi [Hardcover]

Featuring Images of Hawaii’s Finest Photographers

by Rita Arioshi

This book of photographs was enough to convince us to go there. We read it before we went to Maui for the first time and used it as a travel guide of places we wanted to see while we were there.

The book is the perfect example of the beautiful natural scenery and vacationing activities that Maui has to offer, without getting commercial or advertising. The pictures are beautiful descriptions themselves, and each page provides a brief explanation.

The book is divided up into the main geographical areas of Maui, and it provides a bit of history of these areas.

You see tropical forests, pristine beaches, sugarcane fields, modern buildings, old buildings returned to their original states, beautiful tracts of ocean, fields of flowers, and beautiful people.

Some of the people are doing Hawaiian activities such as surfing, snorkeling and sailing. Others are doing tourist-like activities such as playing tennis, golf, sitting or laying on the beach or walking down the street taking in the sights.

I don't know if the designers intended to create a tourist brochure, but they certainly succeeded in doing so. This is one of the most convincing arguments for visiting a place that I have ever seen.

Couldn't resist reading it again after we got home!

[Adapted from several Most Helpful Customer Reviews on]

Under a Maui Sun: The Valley Island (Island Treasures) [Hardcover]

Maui, by Douglas Peebles & Jan Tenbruggencate [Hardcover]

Maui Travelogue, by Curt Sanburn

Driving & Discovering Hawaii: Maui and Molokai

Beautiful photography [330 photos] and 42 highly detailed maps. This is one guidebook in which the photos are just as valuable a tool for the visitor as the text.

Areas of Maui county not found in other guides, such as Maui's Upcountry and West Maui's Rugged North Shore, and the island of Molokai. A guide to the physical beauty of Maui and Molokai, with every beach on both islands described and many pictured, with directions on how to reach them.

Featured sections include: Just Picture It!, a 4 page guide to photographing the islands; Best beaches Maui; Best Beaches Molokai; Best Hikes Maui; Best Hikes Molokai; Best Waterfalls Maui and Molokai; and a 37 page guide to the Hana Drive.

Photo-Finder Feature: Each photo is numbered and corresponds to the same number on an adjacent map. This shows the visitor exactly where Maui's and Molokai's most beautiful and photogenic sights are located, and allows the visitor to preview areas of the islands before visiting them to make the most of valuable vacation time. The Eastman Kodak Company is a sponsor.

Maui as Seen from the Skies



9 inches by 8 inches or smaller


Maui: Images of the Valley Island, by Doug Peebles

Haleakala: Images of the House Of The Sun

A Pocket Guide to Maui, by Curt Sanburn

This is Maui: Visions of the Islands, by Douglas Peebles

Discover Maui the Valley Isle, by Stu Dawrs

Above Maui, Moloka'i & Lana'i, by Ron Dahlquist (photography from a small plane)

ABOVE MAUI, MOLOKAI & LANAI features photography from a small plane that is similar to what you can can see on a commercial helicopter tour, but at a fraction of the cost, although lacking the spectacular and thrilling adventure of a helicopter trip in person.

Photographing Maui, by Douglas Peebles

Maui the Valley Isle, by Jay Braun

Maui's Floral Splendor, by Angela Kepler

Calendar: Maui the Valley Isle










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