Synopses & Reviews
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.
The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai. This brand new sixth 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. This book shows you which companies really are the bestàand which to avoid.
Special expanded sections on Activities, Hiking and Adventures.
Clear, concise directions to get to those hard to find places.
Web site with links to every business, last minute updates, events calendar and more. Plus Web pages 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 reviews—No advertisements.
They've covered it all—from 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.
'The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai and the only one written by a writer who anonymously reviews the island. He visits 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 the "New York Times" as a must for any serious traveler and "Cond Nast" as "the best Kaua'i guidebook," this humorous and easy-to-use sixth edition reveals even more hidden gems, including a 68-page activities chapter, and a unique adventures section. Anonymous reviews are written by an island resident.
'ABOUT THIS BOOK
How It Began
The First Settlers
What to Bring
Getting Married on Kaua\'i
Traveling with Children
The Hawaiian Language
A Note on Personal Responsibility
NORTH SHORE SIGHTS
North Shore Shopping
North Shore Best Bets
EAST SHORE SIGHTS
East Shore Shopping
East Shore Best Bets
SOUTH SHORE SIGHTS
South Shore Shopping
South Shore Best Bets
WEST SHORE SIGHTS
West Shore Shopping
West Shore Best Bets
A Word About Shells
North Shore Beaches
East Shore Beaches
South Shore Beaches
West Shore Beaches
(Powered) Hang Glider
Helicopters / Airplane Tours
Windsurfing / Kiteurfing
Na Pali Kayak Trip
The Kalalau Trail
Ni\'ihau SCUBA Dive
4WD Miloli\'i Ridge Road
Honopu Ridge Hike
Mountain Bike / Hike
Secret Tunnel Hike
Island Dining Index
Island Fish and Seafood
Other Island Foods
North Shore Dining
East Shore Dining
South Shore Dining
West Shore Dining
Lu\'aus and Dinner Shows
Dinner on a Beach
Island Dining Best Bets
WHERE TO STAY
Where To Stay Index
Where Should I Stay?
Where are the Rest?
Table of Contents
The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai. Now you can plan your best vacation-ever. This all new seventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, exciting waterfalls, colorful canyons and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Kaua'i so exciting.
The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website
Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, hotels and activities show you which companies really are the best...and which to avoid-no advertisements
Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by 100 spectacular color photographs
15 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers-so youll always know where you are on the island
Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches, tropical jungles, hidden waterfalls, rugged scenic coastlines, freshwater lava pools and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else
Exclusive chapter on Kaua'is beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety
Unique Adventures chapter and over 60 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines
Fascinating sections on Hawai'i's history, culture, language and legends
Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, over 70 resort reviews complete with aerial photos-so youll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront
"The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook" covers it all-from the mile-high summit of Mt. Wai'ale'ale, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Kaua'i visit. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a longtime kama'aina, you will find out more about Kaua'i from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook."
"...a must for any serious visitor." New York Times
"Best guide to Kauai...Ultimate Kauai Guidebook." National Geographic Adventure
"...a terrifically useful handbook." Travel and Leisure
"Author, Andrew Doughty, covers Kauai thoroughly." Los Angeles Times
"Best Guidebook...You can trust it...Actually lives up to its title." Islands Magazine
"The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook is terrific--It's like having a savvy local resident with you." Dave Barry, nationally syndicated columnist and humorist