Expanded Coverage: This new edition features expanded beach coverage, with “Best For” rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Brand new hotel, restaurant, shop and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing.
Illustrated Features: Learn all about visiting volcanoes with our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park anchor. Other illustrated features teach travelers about geology and the birth of the islands, snorkeling tips, and Hawaii’s unique culture, from lei to luau to hula.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families and people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons. The Experience chapter helps travelers pick the best beaches, farmers’ markets, and outdoor adventures. A top water activities chart lets you choose your perfect water excursion. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Big Island offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
About the Author
Karen Anderson is professor of history at the University of Arizona. She is the author of "Wartime Women: Sex Roles, Family Relations, and the Status of Women During World War II" and coauthor of "Present Tense: The United States Since 1945."