The finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new eighth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, an active volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting. • The most accurate up-to-date information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website • Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, hotels and activities show you which companies really are the best...and which to avoid—no advertisements • Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented over 200 spectacular color photographs • 36 specially created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers—so you’ll always know where you are on the island • Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, the most dramatic part of the erupting volcano, freshwater lava pools (some volcanically heated) and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else • Exclusive chapter on Big Island’s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety • Unique Activities and Adventures chapters of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines • All new and expanded island dining chapter • Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends • Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, 90 resort reviews complete with aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" covers it all—from the snow-covered top of Mauna Kea, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Big Island visit. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a longtime kama‘aina, you will find out more about the Big Island from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed".
Praised as “the bible" for Kauai (Travel & Leisure) and “a must for visitors” (Honolulu Advertiser), the newest edition (the 19th) of Kauai Underground Guide remains the longtime favorite for finding Kauai’s best beaches, restaurants, tours, activities, adventures, and hidden beauty spots. With “everything you need to know” to discover Kauai (Hawaii Magazine), it's packed with adventure ideas and money-saving tips. Great for explorers — essential for families. * More than 250,000 books sold - the original guidebook to Kauai * Colorful maps for easy reference * ‘Don’t miss’ day plans for each island area, highlighting the most exciting adventures and activities * Easy-to-follow directions to the best beaches and hidden places * Handy charts for choosing restaurants, activities and adventures * Advice for navigating the island's micro-climates to find the best weather * Exclusive, free CD sampler by Hawaiian singing star Kealii Reichel — the perfect rental car companion * More detailed descriptions of where to go and what to see and do than any other guidebook * Recommendations for traveling with children * Not a franchise or part of a series, the authors write only about Kauai * Sales help non-profit agencies benefiting Kauai's children
Hawaii has been billed as the American tropical paradise since the 1950s. The beauty of the trails, verdant wilderness, and cliffs of Kauai, the oldest and arguably most majestic island is unrivalled. Compiled by students, this guide provides insider tips and information for the socially conscious traveller.
The finest guidebook ever written for O‘ahu. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new expanded fifth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Written by the author of the best-selling guides, Maui Revealed, Hawaii The Big Island Revealed and The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing places to stay, exciting waterfalls, colorful valleys and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes O‘ahu so exciting. • The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website • Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, hotels and activities show you which companies really are the best...and which to avoid—no advertisements • Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by over 150 spectacular color photographs • 21 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with landmarks—so you’ll always know where you are on the island • Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches, hidden waterfalls, lush rain forests, spectacular coastlines and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else • Exclusive chapter on O‘ahu’s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety • Unique Adventures & Attractions chapter, over 60 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to whale watching, and over 200 restaurant reviews • Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends • Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, over 80 resort reviews complete with aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront Oahu Revealed covers it all—from the top of the Ko‘olaus to the lost sunken island off Kane‘ohe. This is the best investment you can make for your O‘ahu vacation. Whether you are a first time visitor or a long time kama‘aina, you will find out more about O‘ahu from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with Oahu Revealed.
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Snorkel Maui, Lanai and Molokai (3rd edition) is the one and only guidebook exclusively devoted to snorkeling on these beautiful islands. No other guide comes close to the level of snorkeling detail provided here. Take SMLM, along with a good general guidebook of your choice, and you'll have all the details you need for a great vacation! Now revised and expanded, with full color maps, as well as 75 beach and 80 fish pictures! From a colorful cover to 39 accurate maps and details on 81 snorkeling sites, SHTBI draws you into the fascinating underwater world that shouldn't be missed by anyone touring these islands.As Dave Barry says: When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean--it's like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.An award-winning book designer contributed a sophisticated, yet readable style to the cover and interior.It's worth going to the Maui just to swim and snorkel, and Snorkel Maui, Lanai and Molokai is the snorkeling buddy you want to have along.
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Hawaii features gorgeous color photos of the stunning beaches and thrilling adventures that await you. Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii's most noted journalists, this is hands-down the most reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to the islands. Each of our candid hotel reviews is based on a detailed personal inspection. You'll find lavish beachfront resorts, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly condos, and much, much more. Our dining reviews are simply the best in the business, whether you crave cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine or a hearty, affordable plate lunch. Our author makes sure that you'll truly experience the spirit of aloha, and she'll help you steer clear of anything that's overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. With Frommer's in hand, you'll know where to find secluded beaches; secret spots for snorkeling; the best outfitters to choose for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; and where to find the top galleries and shops. Inside you'll find extensive coverage of family-friendly accommodations and activities; tips on how to get married in the islands; recommendations for the best honeymoon resorts; and valuable advice on finding the best airfares and package deals. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island's volcano, play a challenging round of golf, snorkel with sea turtles, or simply kick back with a mai tai to watch the sunset, you can design the perfect trip with Frommer's Hawaii. You'll even get a color fold-out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
The earth’s oceans hold many wondrous surprises—be they the small, colorful “critters” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves—either on location in their SCUBA gear, or at home in their armchair. The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembognan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures—plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop—are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world’s greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete “If You Go” suggestions to help you plan your trip.