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Frommer's Hawaii 2013

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Publisher Comments:

  • Full color throughout.
  • Free full-color, foldout map.
  • Completely updated every year.
  • 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.

Synopsis:

  • Hundreds of photos

  • Easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours, and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants, plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

Synopsis:

Frommer's Complete Guides
  • America's #1 bestselling travel series
  • More full-color guides than ever before
  • Foldout maps in annual guides
  • Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

1 THE BEST OF HAWAII 1

The Best Beaches 2

The Best Island Experiences 4

The Best of Natural Hawaii 7

The Best of Underwater Hawaii 9

The Best Golf Courses 10

The Best Ways to Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture 11

THE WELCOMING LEI 13

The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts 14

The Best Moderately Priced Accommodations 17

The Best Places to Stay with the Kids 19

The Best Resort Spas 21

PAMPERING IN PARADISE 22

The Best Dining, Hawaii Style 23

The Best Restaurants 25

The Best Spots for Sunset Cocktails 28

2 HAWAII IN DEPTH 30

Hawaii Today 32

The Making of Hawaii 33

IS EVERYONE HAWAIIAN IN HAWAII? 37

PIDGIN: ’EH FO’REAL, BRAH 38

DO YOU HAVE TO SPEAK HAWAIIAN IN HAWAII? 39

Hawaii—Present Day 41

Eating & Drinking in Hawaii 46

Hawaiian Culture 49

When to Go 50

Hawaii’s Natural World 60

Responsible Travel 69

Tours 71

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR GOLD CARD 77

3 SUGGESTED HAWAII ITINERARIES 80

A Week on Oahu 81

A Week on the Big Island of Hawaii 85

A Week on Maui 88

A Week on Molokai 91

A Week on Lanai 93

A Week on Kauai 95

4 OAHU, THE GATHERING PLACE 99

The Best Oahu Experiences 100

Orientation 102

Getting Around 112

FAST FACTS: OAHU 113

Attractions in & Around Honolulu & Waikiki 116

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 117

RAINY DAYS 121

HARBOR 125

OAHU’S VIBRANT ARTS SCENE 132

WALKING TOUR 1: HISTORIC CHINATOWN 133

BARGAINING: A WAY OF LIFE IN CHINATOWN 137

WALKING TOUR 2: HISTORIC HONOLULU 140

THE ALOHA TOWER 141

THE PRESIDENT LIVED HERE . . . AND HERE . . . AND HERE . . . AND . . . 146

Beyond Honolulu: Exploring the Island by Car 149

Beaches 161

Watersports 169

EXPERIENCING JAWS: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL 172

Nature Hikes 175

Camping & Wilderness Cabins 180

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 183

Orientation Tours 188

A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW 189

ROLLING THROUGH WAIKIKI ON A SEGWAY 190

Where to Eat 191

TASTY TOURS FOR THE HUNGRY TRAVELER 198

LOCAL CHAINS & FAMILIAR NAMES 209

LUAU! 218

Shopping A to Z 219

FISH MARKETS 222

FARMERS MARKETS 224

HEALTH-FOOD STORES 225

Oahu After Dark 232

GET DOWN WITH ARTAFTERDARK 234

Where to Stay 237

AFFORDABLE PARKING IN WAIKIKI 242

IT’S NOT YOUR FATHER’S WAIKIKI ANYMORE 246

A ROOM FOR EVERYONE IN WAIKIKI: THE OUTRIGGER & OHANA HOTELS DYNASTY 248

WAIKIKI BEACH WALK 250

5 HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND 264

The Best Big Island Experiences 265

Essentials 268

The Island in Brief 270

Getting Around 273

FAST FACTS: THE BIG ISLAND 274

Exploring the Big Island 275

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 279

EXPERIENCING WHERE THE GODS LIVE 288

IMILOA: EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN 294

Beaches 304

Watersports 309

Hiking & Camping 315

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 319

IMPROVE YOUR GOLF GAME IN 21⁄2 HOURS 321

Where to Eat 325

EXPERIENCE HOW THE LOCALS LIVE (AND EAT!) 325

A TASTY TOUR 328

KONA COFFEE CRAZE! 332

A LUNCH FOR ALL FIVE SENSES 340

BET YOU CAN’T EAT JUST ONE 342

Shops & Galleries 345

AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS 356

Entertainment & Nightlife 356

OLD-STYLE HAWAIIAN ENTERTAINMENT 358

Where to Stay 359

6 MAUI, THE VALLEY ISLE 383

The Best Maui Experiences 384

Orientation 387

Getting Around 394

FAST FACTS: MAUI 395

Exploring Maui 396

STOP & SMELL THE LAVENDER 411

Beaches 420

Watersports 427

AN EXPERT SHARES HIS SECRETS: MAUI’S BEST DIVES 433

Hiking & Camping 436

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 441

MORATORIUM ON BIKE TOURS IN HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK 444

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 446

Where to Eat 447

THE TIKI TERRACE 458

Shops & Galleries 478

MAUI’S OWN: OCEAN VODKA 479

Maui After Dark 489

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: LUAU, MAUI STYLE 492

Where to Stay 493

7 MOLOKAI, THE MOST HAWAIIAN ISLE 527

The Best Molokai Experiences 528

Essentials 531

Getting Around 534

FAST FACTS: MOLOKAI 534

Exploring Molokai 534

Beaches 544

Watersports 547

MOLOKAI’S BEST SNORKEL SPOTS 548

Hiking & Camping 549

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 551

Where to Eat 552

YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHEF—ON MOLOKAI! 554

Shopping 556

HALAWA VALLEY: A HIKE BACK IN HISTORY 557

THE PERFECT MOLOKAI SOUVENIR 558

Entertainment & Nightlife 559

Where to Stay 560

MOLOKAI’S MOST UNIQUE NIGHTLIFE—THE HOT BREAD RUN 560

8 LANAI, A DIFFERENT KIND OF PARADISE 564

The Best Lanai Experiences 568

Essentials 568

Getting Around 570

FAST FACTS: LANAI 570

Exploring Lanai 571

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 571

PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY: LANAI ART CENTER 573

Beaches 575

Watersports 577

Hiking & Camping 578

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 579

Where to Eat 581

Shopping 583

Entertainment & Nightlife 585

Where to Stay 585

9 KAUAI, THE GARDEN ISLE 588

The Best Kauai Experiences 589

Orientation 592

NIIHAU: THE FORBIDDEN ISLAND 596

Getting Around 598

FAST FACTS: KAUAI 599

Exploring Kauai 600

DISCOVER THE LEGENDARY LITTLE PEOPLE 603

MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO A HINDU TEMPLE 608

HOLLYWOOD LOVES KAUAI 612

BRIDGE ETIQUETTE: SHOWING ALOHA ON KAUAI'S ONE-LANE BRIDGES 614

Beaches 616

Watersports 624

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 630

Hiking & Camping 631

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 639

Where to Eat 642

PLATE-LUNCH POINTERS 646

Shops & Galleries 663

Entertainment & Nightlife 671

Where to Stay 673

THE KING OF CONDOS 677

MOA BETTER: CHICKENS & ROOSTERS 681

CREEPING FEES AT ACCOMMODATIONS 686

10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO HAWAII 690

Getting There 691

Getting Around Hawaii 692

Tips on Where to Stay 694

Getting Married in the Islands 697

FAST FACTS: HAWAII 698

THE VALUE OF US$ VS. OTHER POPULAR CURRENCIES 705

WHAT THINGS COST IN HAWAII 705

Index 711

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118333723
Publisher:
Frommers
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Author:
Foster, Jeanette
Subject:
Travel: United States / Hawaii
Copyright:
Series:
Frommer's Color Complete
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Pages:
736

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"Synopsis" by ,
  • Hundreds of photos

  • Easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours, and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants, plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

"Synopsis" by , Frommer's Complete Guides
  • America's #1 bestselling travel series
  • More full-color guides than ever before
  • Foldout maps in annual guides
  • Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips
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