No other guide provides such detailed information on hotels at all price levels, restaurants, shopping, and other activities - from climbing the volcanoes to finding the best beaches and dive spots. The authors live on the Big Island, so they know it as only insiders do. The best spas, golf courses, horseback riding, hikes, and bike rides.
Written by two island residents, here is the most extensive and up-to-date guide by far. A land of superlatives, the Big Island is home to Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that is one of the Earth's highest. Another volcano, Kilauea, is the most active on our planet. The lush tropical forests, the lava flow deserts, the sun-drenched beaches, the cuisine, the fiery sunsets, and the idyllic weather are unforgettable.
Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise, sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable.