Frommer's Portable Big Island of Hawaii
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages, 7th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations, maps|
|Published In: ||United States, 25 October 2011|
Our author, a Hawaii resident, helps 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. 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. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island's volcano, 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 Portable Big Island of Hawaii.
Table of Contents
List of Maps v 1 HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND 1 Orientation 4 The Island in Brief 5 When to Go 8 BIG ISLAND CALENDAR OF EVENTS 10 Entry Requirements 13 Getting There & Getting Around 15 Money & Costs 19 Health 20 Safety 23 Specialized Travel Resources 24 Staying Connected 27 FAST FACTS: THE BIG ISLAND 29 2 WHERE TO STAY 36 The Kona Coast 36 The Kohala Coast 48 Waimea 55 The Hamakua Coast 57 Hilo 59 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 63 South Point 66 3 WHERE TO EAT 69 The Kona Coast 70 The Kohala Coast 79 North Kohala 83 Waimea 84 The Hamakua Coast 86 Hilo 87 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 93 South Point/Naalehu 95 4 FUN ON & OFF THE BEACH 96 Beaches 96 Watersports 101 Hiking & Camping 111 Golf & Other Outdoor Activities 115 5 SEEING THE SIGHTS 123 The Kona Coast 123 6 SHOPS & GALLERIES 156 The Kona Coast 156 The Kohala Coast 161 North Kohala 163 Waimea 163 The Hamakua Coast 165 Hilo 166 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 168 7 THE BIG ISLAND AFTER DARK 171 Big Island Luau 171 Kailua-Kona 173 The Kohala Coast 173 Hilo 175 Volcano Village 176 Index 177 Accommodations Index 182 Restaurant Index 182
About the Author
A resident of the Big Island, Jeanette Foster 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 the editor of Zagat's Survey to Hawaii's Top Restaurants. In addition to writing this guide, Jeanette is the author of Frommer's Hawaii; Frommer's Maui; Frommer's Kauai; Frommer's Hawaii with Kids; Frommer's Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu; Frommer's Maui Day by Day; and Frommer's Honolulu & Oahu Day by Day.
|Publisher: ||John Wiley & Sons Inc|
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 10.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.13 kg)|