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Hawaii the Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

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Synopsis:

Most travel titles are put together in a few weeks by visiting travel writers. Wizard guidebooks take over a year to compile and the writers are residents who personally and anonymously review every facet of the island. Their maps are the best you'll find. From restaurants to helicopter companies to scuba to beaches to trails. They see it all and show you the best the island has to offer. They also reveal who's the worst and who to stay away from. All told in a frank, humorous way that keeps the reading fun.

Synopsis:

ABOUT THIS BOOK

INTRODUCTION

How it Began

The First Settlers

Outside World Discovers Hawai'i

Kamehameha the Great

Modern Hawai'i

THE BASICS

Getting Here

What to Bring

Getting Around

Getting Married on the Big Island

Weather

Planning Your Trip

Geography

So is Hawai'i an Island or a State?

Hazards

Traveling With Children (Keiki)

The People

Some Terms

Hawaiian Time

Shaka

The Hawaiian Language

Music

The Hula

A Note About Access

A Note on Personal Responsibility

Miscellaneous Information

A Word About Driving Tours

Farmers' Markets

Books

iPhone App

The Internet

KOHALA SIGHTS

Up Highway 190 from Kailua-Kona

Kohala Mountain Road

North Shore of Kohala

Pololu Valley

Mo'okini Heiau

Lapakahi State Historical Park

Kawaihae

Kohala Resort Area

Kohala Lava Desert Area

Kohala Shopping

Kohala's Best Bets

KAILUA-KONA SIGHTS

Around Downtown Kailua-Kona

Elsewhere Along Alii Drive

Up Mauka of Kailua-Kona

South of Kailua-Kona

Kealakekua Bay and Place of Refuge

Kailua-Kona Shopping

Kailua-Kona's Best Bets

SOUTH ISLAND SIGHTS

South Point

VOLCANO SIGHTS

Will I Get to See Lava Flowing?

The Scene

A Few Basics

Around Kilauea Crater

Down Chain of Craters Road

Hiking in the Park

Outside the Park Entrance

The Town of Volcano

HIL0 and PUNA SIGHTS

Around Hilo Town

Heading South on Highway 11

Exploring Puna

Hilo Shopping

Hilo and Puna's Best Bets

HAMAKUA and WAIMEA SIGHTS

Leaving Hilo Behind

Honoka'a

Waipi'o Valley

Old Mamalahoa Highway

Waimea

Parker Ranch

Hamakua and Waimea Shopping

Hamakua and Waimea's Best Bets

SADDLE ROAD SIGHTS

Mauna Kea

Driving up to Mauna Kea

Mauna Loa

Approaching Hilo

BEACHES

Beach Safety

Kohala Beaches

Near Kona Beaches

South Island Beaches

East Side Beaches

ACTIVITIES

ATVs

Biking

Boogie Boarding

Camping

Caving

Fishing

Golfing

(Powered) Hang Gliders

Helicopters / Airplanes

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Jet Skiing

Kayaking

Ocean Tours

Parasailing

SCUBA

Snorkeling

Snow Skiing

SNUBA

Spas

Stargazing

Submarines

Surfing

Tennis

Whale Watching

Windsurfing / Kitesurfing

Ziplines

ADVENTURES

Manta Ray Night Dive

Mauna Ulu Crater

Explore a Mile-Long Cave

Rain Forest Hike to Pu'u 'O'o Vent

Jump Off the End of the World

Close Encounter With a Dolphin

Boulder-hop to a Waterfall

Command Your Own Boat

Lose Yourself in Waimanu Valley

Hike to Flowing Lava

Honokane Nui Hike

ISLAND DINING

Island Fish and Seafood

Lu'au Foods

Other Island Foods

Kailua-Kona Dining

Kohala Dining

Waimea Dining

Hilo Dining

Dining Elsewhere

Island Nightlife

Lu'au

Dinner Cruises

Island Dining Best Bets

WHERE TO STAY

Rental Agents

Hotels

Condos

Bed and Breakfasts

Where Should I Stay?

Where are the Rest?

Kohala

Kailua-Kona

Hilo Area

Volcano Village

Waimea

Northern Tip of the Island

Southeast Part of the Island

Honoka'a

INDEX

Table of Contents

The finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new sixth 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 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 120 spectacular color photographs

' 38 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

' 28 pages on Big Island's beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety

' Over 65 pages of exciting adventures and activities

' Fascinating sections on Hawai'i's history, culture, language and legends

' Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, over 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."

"Succeeded in telling us everything there is to know about traveling on the island of Hawaii...this book is essential reading..." Library Journal "A colorful book--covers it all. I was pleased by the numerous little tips that can make a trip more pleasant." The San Diego Union-Tribune "Superbly researched and easy-to-read reference... It's jammed with details and maps." Houston Chronicle "The best guidebook [to the Big Island]. Every nook and cranny is explored by a longtime resident." Conde Nast Traveler

Product Details

ISBN:
9780981461069
Publisher:
Wizard Publications
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Author:
Boyd, Leona
Author:
Doughty, Andrew
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Adventure travel
Subject:
Hawaii The Big Island, Hawaii
Subject:
Americana-Hawaii
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 38 original color maps; 141 color phot
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Most travel titles are put together in a few weeks by visiting travel writers. Wizard guidebooks take over a year to compile and the writers are residents who personally and anonymously review every facet of the island. Their maps are the best you'll find. From restaurants to helicopter companies to scuba to beaches to trails. They see it all and show you the best the island has to offer. They also reveal who's the worst and who to stay away from. All told in a frank, humorous way that keeps the reading fun.
"Synopsis" by , ABOUT THIS BOOK

INTRODUCTION

How it Began

The First Settlers

Outside World Discovers Hawai'i

Kamehameha the Great

Modern Hawai'i

THE BASICS

Getting Here

What to Bring

Getting Around

Getting Married on the Big Island

Weather

Planning Your Trip

Geography

So is Hawai'i an Island or a State?

Hazards

Traveling With Children (Keiki)

The People

Some Terms

Hawaiian Time

Shaka

The Hawaiian Language

Music

The Hula

A Note About Access

A Note on Personal Responsibility

Miscellaneous Information

A Word About Driving Tours

Farmers' Markets

Books

iPhone App

The Internet

KOHALA SIGHTS

Up Highway 190 from Kailua-Kona

Kohala Mountain Road

North Shore of Kohala

Pololu Valley

Mo'okini Heiau

Lapakahi State Historical Park

Kawaihae

Kohala Resort Area

Kohala Lava Desert Area

Kohala Shopping

Kohala's Best Bets

KAILUA-KONA SIGHTS

Around Downtown Kailua-Kona

Elsewhere Along Alii Drive

Up Mauka of Kailua-Kona

South of Kailua-Kona

Kealakekua Bay and Place of Refuge

Kailua-Kona Shopping

Kailua-Kona's Best Bets

SOUTH ISLAND SIGHTS

South Point

VOLCANO SIGHTS

Will I Get to See Lava Flowing?

The Scene

A Few Basics

Around Kilauea Crater

Down Chain of Craters Road

Hiking in the Park

Outside the Park Entrance

The Town of Volcano

HIL0 and PUNA SIGHTS

Around Hilo Town

Heading South on Highway 11

Exploring Puna

Hilo Shopping

Hilo and Puna's Best Bets

HAMAKUA and WAIMEA SIGHTS

Leaving Hilo Behind

Honoka'a

Waipi'o Valley

Old Mamalahoa Highway

Waimea

Parker Ranch

Hamakua and Waimea Shopping

Hamakua and Waimea's Best Bets

SADDLE ROAD SIGHTS

Mauna Kea

Driving up to Mauna Kea

Mauna Loa

Approaching Hilo

BEACHES

Beach Safety

Kohala Beaches

Near Kona Beaches

South Island Beaches

East Side Beaches

ACTIVITIES

ATVs

Biking

Boogie Boarding

Camping

Caving

Fishing

Golfing

(Powered) Hang Gliders

Helicopters / Airplanes

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Jet Skiing

Kayaking

Ocean Tours

Parasailing

SCUBA

Snorkeling

Snow Skiing

SNUBA

Spas

Stargazing

Submarines

Surfing

Tennis

Whale Watching

Windsurfing / Kitesurfing

Ziplines

ADVENTURES

Manta Ray Night Dive

Mauna Ulu Crater

Explore a Mile-Long Cave

Rain Forest Hike to Pu'u 'O'o Vent

Jump Off the End of the World

Close Encounter With a Dolphin

Boulder-hop to a Waterfall

Command Your Own Boat

Lose Yourself in Waimanu Valley

Hike to Flowing Lava

Honokane Nui Hike

ISLAND DINING

Island Fish and Seafood

Lu'au Foods

Other Island Foods

Kailua-Kona Dining

Kohala Dining

Waimea Dining

Hilo Dining

Dining Elsewhere

Island Nightlife

Lu'au

Dinner Cruises

Island Dining Best Bets

WHERE TO STAY

Rental Agents

Hotels

Condos

Bed and Breakfasts

Where Should I Stay?

Where are the Rest?

Kohala

Kailua-Kona

Hilo Area

Volcano Village

Waimea

Northern Tip of the Island

Southeast Part of the Island

Honoka'a

INDEX

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