Synopses & Reviews
The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai. This brand new fifth edition has more useful information, the most up to date maps and scores of hidden gems listed nowhere else. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Garden Island so special. Maps include beach access to even the most remote beaches, mile markers so you always know where you are, hiking trails and numerous details in an easy to follow format. Symbols quickly identify recommended sights and companies. We identify which companies really are the bestand which to avoid. Special expanded sections on Hiking and Adventures. Clear, concise directions to get to those hard to find places. Web site with links to every business, last minute updates and more. Plus Web pages available exclusively to our readers that expand on all accommodation reviews with aerial photos of all the resorts (so you'll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront). Written by Kauai residents who know the island. Frank, honest opinions from anonymous reviewsNo advertisements. We've covered it allfrom the top of Wai[ale[ale to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your trip to Kauai. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a long time Kama[aina, you will find out more about the Garden Island from this book than from any other source.
"Best Guidebook: Ultimate Kauai GuidebookYou can trust itActually lives up to its title." Islands Magazine "Best guide to KauaiUltimate Kauai Guidebook." National Geographic Adventure "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook is terrificIt's like having a savvy local resident with you. In fact, it's better because you don't have to buy dinner for it." Dave Barry, nationally syndicated columnist and humorist "Authors Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman cover Kauai thoroughly." The Los Angeles Times
The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai and the only one written by writers who anonymously review the island. They visit every beach, restaurant, activity and trail on the island. The result is this comprehensive, humorous and easy-to-read full color guide that will lead you to more adventures than any other book. A must for travelers.
Hailed by "Islands Magazine" and "Conde Nast Traveler" as "the best Kaua'i guidebook." This new editions reveals even more hidden gems, a 64-page "Activities" chapter, and a unique "Adventures" section. A comprehensive, humorous and easy-to-use guide.
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.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THIS BOOK INTRODUCTION How It Began The First Settlers Ni[ihau THE BASICS Getting Here What to Bring Getting Around Getting Married on Kaua[i Weather Geography Hazards Traveling with Children The People The Hawaiian Language Music The Hula Books A Note on Personal Responsibility Miscellaneous Information The Internet NORTH SHORE SIGHTS Anahola Kilauea Kalihiwai Princeville Hanalei Ha[ena North Shore Shopping North Shore Best Bets EAST SHORE SIGHTS Wailua/Kapa[a Lihu[e East Shore Shopping East Shore Best Bets SOUTH SHORE SIGHTS Koloa Po[ipu Kalaheo South Shore Shopping South Shore Best Bets WEST SHORE SIGHTS Hanapepe Waimea Kekaha Polihale Waimea Canyon West Shore Shopping West Shore Best Bets BEACHES Beach Safety A Word About Shells North Shore Beaches East Shore Beaches South Shore Beaches West Shore Beaches 1 ACTIVITIES ATV Biking Boogie Boarding Camping Fishing Golf (Powered) Hang Glider Helicopters / Air Tours Hiking Horseback Riding Jet Skiing Kayak Land Tours Ocean Tours Parasailing River Trips SCUBA Diving Snorkel SNUBA Spas 173 Surfing Tennis Tubing Waterskiing Whale Watching Windsurfing / Kiteboarding ADVENTURES Na Pali Kayak Trip The Kalalau Trail Ni[ihau Scuba Dive [Opaeka[a Falls Hike Makaleha Hike Blue Room Honopu Ridge Hike Mountain Bike/Hike Secret Tunnel Hike DINING Restaurant Index Island Fish / Seafood Lu[au Foods Other Island Foods North Shore Restaurants East Shore Restaurants South Shore Restaurants West Shore Restaurants Island Lu[aus Dinner on a Beach Island Nightlife Dining Best Bets WHERE TO STAY Where to Stay Index North Shore Accommodations East Shore Accommodations South Shore Accommodations West Shore Accommodations INDEX