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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 learn how to surf, hike through Waimea Canyon, 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 Kauai.
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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.
- The best outdoor activities,including exploring Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast.
- Outspoken opinionson what's worth your time and what's not.
- Exact prices,so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-pathexperiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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About the Author
Jeanette Foster is a resident of the Big Island, she has skied the slopes of Mauna Kea––during a Fourth of July ski meet, no less––and gone scuba diving with manta rays off the Kona Coast. A prolific writer widely published in travel, sports, and adventure magazines, she’s also a contributing editor to Hawaii magazine and the editor of Zagat’s Survey to Hawaii’s Top Restaurants. In addition to this guide, Jeanette is the author of Frommer’s Hawaii, Frommer’s Hawaii from $80 a Day, and Frommer’s Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1. Best of Kauai.
2. Planning Your Trip to Kauai.
3. For International Visitors.
4. Where to Stay.
5. Where to Dine.
6. Fun in the Surf & Sun.
7. Exploring Kauai.
9. Kauai After Dark.
Appendix: The Hawaiian Language.