Hidden Hawaii: Including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and the Big Island

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Combining unique travel choices, outdoor adventures, and little-known locales into guides where vacations meet adventures, each title in the Hidden series also offers readers the comfort of detailed maps, internet information for each listing, author picks, suggested itineraries, and walking and driving tours. From ancient petroglyphs and 100-foot-high sand dunes to the Garden of the Gods' mysterious multicolor boulders that dramatically change color at dawn and dusk, Hidden Hawaii reveals the islands in unique ...

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Overview

Combining unique travel choices, outdoor adventures, and little-known locales into guides where vacations meet adventures, each title in the Hidden series also offers readers the comfort of detailed maps, internet information for each listing, author picks, suggested itineraries, and walking and driving tours. From ancient petroglyphs and 100-foot-high sand dunes to the Garden of the Gods' mysterious multicolor boulders that dramatically change color at dawn and dusk, Hidden Hawaii reveals the islands in unique and unparalleled fashion. The outdoor recreation boom has transformed Hawaii into an adventurer's dream and Hidden Hawaii has all the details, including extensive information on adventure outfitters, surf shops, and dive operators. The guide also covers more than 150 beaches, including 139 with swimming, 100 with snorkeling, 84 with surfing, 68 with hiking, and 54 that offer beach camping. Hidden Hawaii recommends an incredibly wide range of lodging choices as well, including 24 large resorts, 60 full-service hotels, 36 bargain hotels, 56 self-catering condos, 19 bed-and-breakfasts, and even 16 surfer shacks. This edition features 47 maps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569756164
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Hidden Travel Series
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 816,526
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Ray Riegert lives in Berkeley, California.
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Table of Contents


Preface     xxv
The Aloha State     1
Where to Go     2
When to Go     3
Seasons     3
Calendar of Events     4
Before You Go     8
Visitors Centers     8
Packing     8
Lodging     10
Condos     11
Vacation Rentals     11
Dining     11
Traveling with Children     12
Women Traveling Alone     13
Gay & Lesbian Travelers     14
Senior Travelers     15
Disabled Travelers     15
Foreign Travelers     15
Mail     17
Libraries     17
Transportation     17
Getting to the Islands     17
Getting between Islands     18
Car Rentals     19
The Land and Outdoor Adventures     20
Flora     21
Fauna     24
Outdoor Adventures     27
Ocean Safety     27
Fishing     28
Torchfishing & Spearfishing     29
Crabbing     29
Squidding     29
Shellfish Gathering     29
Seaweed Gathering     30
Camping     30
Hiking     31
History and Culture     33
History     33
Hawaiian Culture     46
People     48
Economy     48
Cuisine     49
Language     50
Music     53
Hula     55
Oahu     57
Waikiki     59
Downtown Honolulu     80
Greater Honolulu     95
Southeast Oahu     111
Windward Coast     118
North Shore     132
Central Oahu     144
Leeward Coast     148
Outdoor Adventures     154
Transportation     166
Big Island     170
Kailua-Kona Area     172
Kohala Coast     187
Waimea     201
Kona/Kau District     206
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park     221
Puna District     229
Hilo     234
Saddle Road     245
Hamakua Coast     247
Outdoor Adventures     253
Transportation     265
Maui      268
Lahaina     270
Kaanapali-Kapalua Area     287
Northwest Maui     300
Central Maui     303
Kihei-Wailea-Makena Area     305
Kahului-Wailuku Area     320
Hana Highway     329
Upcountry     344
Haleakala National Park     352
Outdoor Adventures     356
Transportation     370
Lanai     373
Lanai City     375
Northeast Lanai     381
Southeast Lanai     385
Southwest Lanai     389
Northwest Lanai     390
Outdoor Adventures     391
Transportation     395
Molokai     397
Kaunakakai to East End     399
Kaunakakai to West End     410
Outdoor Adventures     420
Transportation     423
Kauai     425
Lihue Area     427
Poipu Area     439
Waimea Area     452
Wailua-Kapaa Area     467
North Shore     481
Outdoor Adventures     498
Transportation     508
Index     510
Lodging Index     522
Dining Index     525
About the Author and Photographer     532
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    Second Rate

    New cover, old information, there are better books on the market if you want to tour Oahu. Try Frommers.

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