Synopses & Reviews
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!
Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii's most noted journalists, this is hands-down the most reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to Kauai.
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 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.
Readers of Travel & Leisure named Kauai as the No. 1 island in Hawaii and the No. 2 island worldwide as part of the magazine's 2006 World's Best Awards Still worthy of its reputation as the Garden Isle--its rainforests, cliffs, and beaches have remained unsullied by tourism, and buildings taller than a palm tree are still prohibited--Kauai also boasts first-rate amenities: Two of the island's resorts--the Anara Spa at the Hyatt Regency and the Princeville Resort Spa--made Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of top spas.
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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
The best outdoor activities, including exploring Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Kauai.
1 Best of Kauai.
2 Planning Your Trip to Kauai.
3 Suggested Kauai Itineraries.
4 Where to Stay.
5 Where to Dine.
6 Fun in the Surf & Sun.
7 Exploring Kauai.
9 Kauai After Dark.
Appendix: Hawaii in Depth.