Synopses & Reviews
- Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii's most noted journalists (and a long-time resident of the Big Island), this is hands-down the most reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to Kauai.
- Candid hotel reviews are based on a detailed personal inspection. You'll find lavish beachfront resorts, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly condos, and much, much more.
- The best dining reviews in the business, whether you crave cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine or a hearty, affordable plate lunch.
- Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
- Tips for experiencing the spirit of aloha, and how to steer clear of anything that's overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. Find out 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.
- Extensive tips for all types of trips and travelers: 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. 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.
Frommer's Complete Guides
- America's #1 bestselling travel series
- More full-color guides than ever before
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- Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips
Frommer's Complete GuidesAmerica's #1 bestselling travel seriesMore full-color guides than ever beforeFoldout maps in annual guidesOutspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips
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
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Table of Contents
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1 THE BEST OF KAUAI 1
2 KAUAI IN DEPTH 21
3 SUGGESTED KAUAI ITINERARIES 60
4 WHERE TO STAY 83
5 WHERE TO EAT 125
6 FUN IN THE SURF & SUN 156
7 EXPLORING KAUAI 205
8 SHOPPING 227
9 KAUAI AFTER DARK 241
10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO KAUAI 247