Frommer’s Hawaii from $80 a Day proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a ritzy resort to experience the best of the islands. Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii’s most respected journalists, this is a reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to the best bargains in the Aloha State.
Our author has scoured every inch of the islands personally, and she's selected the very best B&Bs, cottage and condo rentals, authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, shopping bargains, and affordable after-dark fun. She's given you all the details you need to use the Web to plan your trip, and offers smart advice on package tours, airfare bargains, and more.
We’ll make sure that you’ll truly experience the spirit of aloha—we’ll help you steer clear of anything that’s overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. With Frommer’s in hand, you’ll discover secluded beaches; great spots for snorkeling; golf courses with reasonable greens fees; hikes through volcano craters and lush rain forests; and secret waterfall swimming holes. We’ve even thrown in a free color fold-out map!
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 a contributing editor to Hawaii magazine and the editor of Zagat’s Survey to Hawaii’s Top Restaurants. In addition to this guide, Jeanette is the author of Frommer’s Maui, Frommer’s Hawaii, Frommer’s Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu, Frommer’s Kauai, and Frommer’s Hawaii with Kids.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's New in Hawaii.
1. The Best of Hawaii from $80 a Day.
2. Planning an Affordable Trip to Hawaii.
3. For International Visitors.
4. Suggested Hawaii Itineraries.
5. Oahu: The Gathering Place.
6. Hawaii: The Big Island.
7. Maui: The Valley Isle.
8. Molokai: The Most Hawaiian Isle.
9. Lanai: A Different Kind of Paradise.
10. Kauai: The Garden Isle.
Appendix: Hawaii in Depth.