Overview

Plan the perfect getaway with Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii—a fully updated Gold Guide featuring tips for all types of travelers, from families to honeymooners.
NEW THIS EDITION: Brand new hotel, restaurant, shop, spa, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Learn all about visiting volcanoes with our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park anchor. Other illustrated features ...
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Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii

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Overview

Plan the perfect getaway with Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii—a fully updated Gold Guide featuring tips for all types of travelers, from families to honeymooners.
NEW THIS EDITION: Brand new hotel, restaurant, shop, spa, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Learn all about visiting volcanoes with our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park anchor. Other illustrated features teach travelers about geology and the birth of the islands, snorkeling tips, and Hawaii's unique culture, from lei to luau to hula.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families and people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons. The Experience chapter helps travelers pick the best beaches, farmers' markets, and outdoor adventures. A top water activities chart lets you choose your perfect water excursion. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS:  Fodor's  Big Island offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ADDED VALUE PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Big Island map provides added value. This essential road-trip tool includes inset maps for Kailua-Kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so visitors can travel with confidence.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804142441
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Series: Full-color Travel Guide
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 314,214
  • File size: 17 MB
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Table of Contents


Planning Your Trip
About This Book     6
Big Island of Hawai'i
Experience the Big Island     7
Welcome to the Big Island     8
Big Island Planner     10
Top Big Island Experiences     12
Great 1-Day Itineraries     14
Weddings & Honeymoons     16
Kids & Families     18
Cruising the Hawaiian Islands     20
Exploring the Big Island     23
The Kohala District     25
Waimea     31
Kailua-Kona     33
South Kona & Kealakekua Bay     38
Ka'u & Ka Lae     43
The Volcano     45
Hilo     53
Hamakua Coast     61
Mauna Kea     66
Puna     70
A Circle Island Tour     72
Beaches     75
Water Activities & Tours     91
Golf, Hiking & Outdoor Activities     111
Shops & Spas     129
Entertainment & Nightlife     147
Where to Eat     157
Where to Stay     187
Understanding the Big Island
Hawai'i at a Glance     224
A Snapshot of Hawai'i     226
Hawaiian Vocabulary     230
Big Island Essentials     234
Index     265
About Our Writers     272
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