Hawaii the Big Island Revealed

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-15
  • Publisher: Wizard Pubns
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This all-new fifth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island to plan your best vacation--ever. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast 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, an active volcano 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 the Big Island 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 120 spectacular color photographs '¢ 38 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers'”so you'll always know where you are on the island '¢ Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, the most dramatic part of the erupting volcano, freshwater lava pools (some volcanically heated) and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else '¢ 28 pages on Big Island's beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety '¢ Exciting chapters on adventures, hiking and activities '¢ Fascinating sections on Hawai'i's history, culture, language and legends '¢ Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, over 80 resort reviews complete with aerial photos--so you'll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" covers it all--from the snow-covered top of Mauna Kea, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Big Island visit. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a longtime kama'aina, you will find out more about the Big Island from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed."

Table of Contents

About This Bookp. 9
Introductionp. 11
How it Beganp. 11
The First Settlersp. 13
Outside World Discovers Hawai'ip. 16
Kamehameha the Greatp. 18
Modern Hawai'ip. 19
The Basicsp. 21
Getting Herep. 21
What to Bringp. 22
Getting Aroundp. 22
Getting Married on the Big Islandp. 25
Weatherp. 25
Planning Your Tripp. 27
Geographyp. 28
So is Hawai'i an Island or a State?p. 29
Hazardsp. 30
Traveling With Children (Keiki)p. 34
The Peoplep. 34
The Hawaiian Languagep. 36
Musicp. 38
The Hulap. 39
A Note on Personal Responsibilityp. 40
Miscellaneous Informationp. 41
A Word About Driving Toursp. 41
Farmers' Marketsp. 42
Booksp. 42
The Internetp. 42
Kohala Sightsp. 43
Up Highway 190 from Kailua-Konap. 43
Kohala Mountain Roadp. 47
North Shore of Kohalap. 47
Pololu Valleyp. 49
Mo'okini Heiaup. 49
Lapakahi State Historical Parkp. 51
Kawaihaep. 52
Kohala Resort Areap. 54
Kohala Lava Desert Areap. 55
Kohala Shoppingp. 57
Kohala's Best Betsp. 57
Kailua-Kona Sightsp. 58
Around Downtown Kailua-Konap. 59
Elsewhere Along Alii Drivep. 62
Up Mauka of Kailua-Konap. 64
South of Kailua-Konap. 65
Kealakekua Bay & Place of Refugep. 67
Kailua-Kona Shoppingp. 74
Kailua-Kona's Best Betsp. 75
South Island Sightsp. 76
South Pointp. 79
Volcano Sightsp. 85
Will I Get to See Lava Flowing?p. 86
The Scenep. 88
A Few Basicsp. 90
Around Kilauea Craterp. 93
Down Chain of Craters Roadp. 97
Hiking in the Parkp. 102
Outside the Park Entrancep. 102
The Town of Volcanop. 104
Hilo & Puna Sightsp. 106
Around Hilo Townp. 107
Heading South on Highway 11p. 111
Exploring Punap. 112
Hilo Shoppingp. 122
Hilo & Puna's Best Betsp. 122
Hamakua & Waimea Sightsp. 123
Leaving Hilo Behindp. 123
Honoka'ap. 129
Waipi'o Valleyp. 129
Old Mamalahoa Highwayp. 133
Waimeap. 133
Parker Ranchp. 134
Hamakua & Waimea Shoppingp. 137
Hamakua & Waimea's Best Betsp. 137
Saddle Road Sightsp. 138
Mauna Keap. 140
Driving up to Mauna Keap. 143
Mauna Loap. 145
Approaching Hilop. 146
Beachesp. 147
Beach Safetyp. 148
Kohala Beachesp. 150
Near Kona Beachesp. 159
South Island Beachesp. 170
East Side Beachesp. 174
Activitiesp. 176
ATVsp. 177
Bikingp. 177
Boogie Boardingp. 179
Campingp. 179
Cavingp. 180
Fishingp. 181
Golfingp. 183
(Powered) Hang Glidersp. 189
Helicopters / Airplanesp. 189
Hikingp. 192
Horseback Ridingp. 206
Jet Skiingp. 208
Kayakingp. 208
Ocean Toursp. 210
Parasailingp. 213
SCUBAp. 213
Snorkelingp. 219
Snow Skiingp. 221
SNUBAp. 221
Spasp. 222
Stargazingp. 222
Sumarinesp. 222
Surfingp. 223
Tennisp. 223
Whale Watchingp. 224
Windsurfing / Kitesurfingp. 224
Adventuresp. 225
Mauna Ulu Craterp. 225
Manta Ray Night Divep. 226
Explore a Mile-Long Cavep. 227
Rain Forest Hike to Pu'u 'O'o Ventp. 228
Jump Off the End of the Worldp. 231
Close Encounter With a Dolphinp. 232
Hi'ilawe Fallsp. 233
Command Your Own Boatp. 234
Four Wheelin' Big Island Stylep. 234
Lose Yourself in Waimanu Valleyp. 236
Hike to Flowing Lavap. 238
Island Diningp. 240
Island Dining Indexp. 240
Island Fish & Seafoodp. 242
Lu'au Foodsp. 243
Other Island Foodsp. 243
Kailua-Kona Diningp. 244
Kohala Diningp. 257
Waimea Diningp. 262
Hilo Diningp. 265
Dining Elsewherep. 269
Island Nightlifep. 275
Lu'ausp. 276
Dinner Cruisesp. 277
Island Dining Best Betsp. 277
Where to Stayp. 278
Where to Stay Indexp. 278
Rental Agentsp. 278
Hotelsp. 280
Condosp. 280
Bed & Breakfastsp. 281
Where Should I Stay?p. 281
Where are the Rest?p. 283
Kohalap. 283
Kailua-Konap. 290
Hilop. 297
Volcano Villagep. 299
Waimeap. 300
Northern Tip of the Islandp. 301
Southeast Part of the Islandp. 301
Honoka'ap. 301
Indexp. 302
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