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Hawaii For Dummies, 6th Edition

Cheryl Farr Leas, John Rosenthal

ISBN: 978-0-470-87630-5 December 2010 552 Pages


  • For Dummies Travel guides are the ultimate user-friendly trip planners, combining the broad appeal and time-tested features of the For Dummies series with up-to-the-minute advice and information from the experts at Frommer's.
  • Our authors make sure that you'll truly experience the spirit of aloha. With Hawaii for Dummies in hand, you'll know where to find secluded beaches; the best outfitters to choose for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; and where to find the top galleries and shops.
  • Inside you'll also find extensive coverage of the best hotels for every budget; information on where to sip a mai tai or a cup of Kona Joe; and valuable advice on finding the best airfares and package deals. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island's volcano, play a challenging round of golf, snorkel with sea turtles, or simply kick back to watch the sunset, this guide will help you find your island paradise.

Part I: Introducing Hawaii 5

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Hawaii 7

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Hawaii 17

Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go 23

Chapter 4: Managing Your Money 45

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Hawaii 57

Chapter 5: Getting to Hawaii 59

Chapter 6: Getting Around Hawaii 68

Chapter 7: Booking Your Accommodations 74

Chapter 8: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 82

Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 91

Part III: Honolulu and the Rest of Oahu 99

Chapter 10: Settling into Oahu 101

Chapter 11: Exploring Oahu 162

Part IV: Maui 211

Chapter 12: Settling into Maui 213

Chapter 13: Exploring Maui 268

Part V: Hawaii, the Big Island 315

Chapter 14: Settling into the Big Island 317

Chapter 15: Exploring the Big Island 368

Part VI: Kauai 417

Chapter 16: Settling into Kauai 419

Chapter 17: Exploring Kauai 464

Part VII: The Part of Tens 497

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Lose the Tourist Trappings and

Look Like a Local 499

Chapter 19: Ten Easy Steps to Island Dining 506

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Enjoy Island Romance 513

Appendix: Quick Concierge 516

Index 520