Six major islands. One indispensable guide. A friend has gone before you and tells it like it is in the conversational guide to Hawaii. Veteran travel writer and photographer Kim Grant cuts through the tourist brochure clutter to help you maximize your precious time and money. Utterly reliable and comprehensive, she gives completely updated listings of resorts, condos, vacation cottages, and campgrounds, and hundreds of dining recommendations, from plate lunches and local grinds to seared ahi and Kona lobster at haute eateries. But Grant steers you where other guides don't. As a part-time resident, she guides you to waterfalls and volcanoes; takes you snorkeling and golfing; finds authentic luaus; illuminates the nuances of hula; and unearths fine contemporary craftsmen and Hawaiiana collectibles. She also includes musts for first-time visitors, ideas for repeat visitors, building blocks for perfect days, and much more. Other guide features include: ac Suggested itineraries for varying lengths of stays and purposeful getaways ac Sidebars on the Hawaiian language and Hawaii regional cuisine ac Calendar guides to annual events and celebrations ac An alphabetical aWhat's Wherea guide for trip planning ac Handy icons point out best values, amust dos, a family-friendly activities, and rainy-day activities Explorer's Guide Hawaii: reliable insider's recommendations for the best of the best lodging, dining, and activities, complete with specialized itineraries, qmust-seeq lists and helpful advice for first-time visitors.... two restaurants, Waikikia#39;s only beachfront spa (opening in 2008), use of fitness room at Sheraton Waikiki, concierge, shops, ... Opened in 1927 and deemed the Pink Palace of the Pacific, in its heyday it was frequented by Gable, Fairbanks, Pickford, and assorted tycoons. While ita#39;s still an infatuating port of call, it no longer eclipses other luxury hotels in terms of service, cuisine, and accommodations.
|Title||:||Explorer's Guide Hawaii (Explorer's Complete)|
|Publisher||:||The Countryman Press - 2008-12-01|