Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu, Waikiki & Beyond [NOOK Book]

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The finest guidebook ever written for O‘ahu. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new fourth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Written by the author of the best-selling guides, "Maui Revealed," "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" and "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook." Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing places to stay, exciting waterfalls, colorful valleys and so much ...
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Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu, Waikiki & Beyond

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Overview

The finest guidebook ever written for O‘ahu. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new fourth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Written by the author of the best-selling guides, "Maui Revealed," "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" and "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook." Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing places to stay, exciting waterfalls, colorful valleys 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 O‘ahu so exciting.


• The most up-to-date and accurate information available 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 over 100 spectacular color photographs

• 21 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with landmarks—so you’ll always know where you are on the island

• Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches, hidden
waterfalls, lush rain forests, spectacular coastlines and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else

• Exclusive chapter on O‘ahu’s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety

• Unique Adventures and Attractions chapters and nearly 60 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to whale watching

• Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends

• Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, nearly 90 resort reviews complete with aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront

"Oahu Revealed" covers it all—from the top of the Ko‘olaus to the lost sunken island off Kane‘ohe. This is the best investment you can make for your O‘ahu vacation. Whether you are a first time visitor or a long time kama‘aina, you will find out more about O‘ahu from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with "Oahu Revealed".

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"Wizard continues to produce information, maps and photographs that are all first-rate, and--even better!"--Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983888710
  • Publisher: Wizard Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 519
  • Sales rank: 88,895
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author


Andrew Doughty has been exploring and writing about the Hawaiian Islands for many years and is the best-selling guidebook writer in the United States, with millions of books in print. Andrew reviews every business anonymously and has hiked and GPSed every trail, secluded beach and special place described in his books. When he's not on the ground, you'll find him in the air in his airplane designed specifically for aerial photography.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

How it Began

The First Settlers

Outside World Discovers Hawai‘i

Kamehameha the Great

Modern Hawai‘i



THE BASICS

Getting Here

What to Bring

Getting Around

Getting Married on O‘ahu

Weather

Geography

Hazards

Traveling With Children (Keikis)

The People

The Hawaiian Language

The Hula

Books & Music

The Internet

Shopping

Miscellaneous Information

A Word About Driving Tours

Getting Into & Out of Waikiki

A Note on Personal Responsibility



WAIKIKI & HONOLULU SIGHTS

Waikiki

Honolulu

Waikiki & Honolulu Best Bets



EAST OAHU SIGHTS

The Coastal Route to Kailua

Kailua

Kane‘ohe

East O‘ahu Best Bets



NORTH SHORE SIGHTS

Kualoa

Kahana Bay

La‘ie

Kahuku

Turtle Bay

The North Shore

Waimea Bay

Surfing Life

Hale‘iwa

Past the Pavement

Ain’t Technology Grand?

North Shore Best Bets



WAI‘ANAE & CENTRAL OAHU SIGHTS

Central O‘ahu

Wahiawa

Mt. Ka‘ala

Pearl Harbor

‘Ewa

Kalaeloa/Barbers Point

Wai‘anae

Makaha

The End of the Road

Wai‘anae & Central O‘ahu Best Bets



ATTRACTIONS

Polynesian Cultural Center

Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park

Waikiki Aquarium

Honolulu Zoo

‘Iolani Palace & Historic Buildings

Punchbowl Cemetery

Hawai‘i Maritime Center

Chinatown

Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village

Hawaii Railway Society

Bishop Museum

Sea Life Park

Military History

Garden Tours

Doris Duke’s Shangri La



BEACHES

Beach Safety

Wai‘anae Beaches

‘Ewa & Leeward Beaches

Windward Beaches

North Shore Beaches



ACTIVITIES

ATV

Boogie Boarding

Camping

Fishing

Gliders

Golfing

(Powered) Hang Gliders

Helicopters / Airplane Tours

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Jet Skiing

Kayaking

Ocean Tours

Parasailing

SCUBA

Skydiving

Snorkeling

SNUBA

Submarines

Surfing

Water Skiing

Whale Watching

Windsurfing / Kiteboarding



ADVENTURES

Swimming With Sharks

Aquarium Dive

Paddle, Hike & Jump

Pu‘u-ke-ahi-a-kahoe (Moanalua Valley to Haiku Stairs)

Night Snorkel at Hanauma Bay

Swimming With Dolphins

Wa‘ahili Ridge to Mt. Olympus

Rule Your Own Island

Night Shipwreck Dive



ISLAND DINING

Dining Index

Island Fish / Seafood

Lu‘au Foods

Other Island Foods

Waikiki Dining

Honolulu Dining

East of Honolulu Dining

Kailua Dining

Kane‘ohe Dining

Between Kane‘ohe & Kahuku

Kahuku Shrimp

Between Kahuku & Hale‘iwa

Hale‘iwa Dining

Central O‘ahu Dining

Wai‘anae Dining

Island Nightlife

Dinner Shows

Lu‘aus

Dinner Cruises

Island Dining Best Bets



WHERE TO STAY

Where to Stay Index

Where are the Rest?

A Few Ground Rules

Waikiki

Just Outside of Waikiki

Away From Waikiki

North Shore

Ko Olina

Wai‘anae

Windward Side



INDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    Highly recommended book!

    Everyone coming to Oath should read this book to get an idea of what to visit and what to avoid. This book is well written and well organized. It is my favorite book about Oahu. Definitely check out the rest of the series for the other islands if you come to Hawaii.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Well researched

    This is a good book if you are going first time to Oahu,

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