Hawai’i The Big Island

Hawaii The Big Island Revealed
The Ultimate Guidebook
7th Edition

The finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new seventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, an active volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting.
Suggested retail: US $18.99

Where to buy:

Barnes & Noble
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
iTunes iPad/iPhone
Smartphone App:
Amazon App Store
Google Play Android
iTunes iOS

Buying Outside the US?

Map Town (Canada)
Amazon (Canada)
Amazon (France)
Amazon (Germany)
Amazon (Japan)
Amazon (UK)

Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook, 7th edition
ISBN: 978-0-9838887-4-1
Full color, 37 color maps, 312 pages, 5.5×8.5″

Hawaii The Big Island Revealed covers it all—from the snow-covered top of Mauna Kea, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Big Island visit. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a longtime kama‘aina, you will find out more about the Big Island from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with Hawaii The Big Island Revealed.

  • The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website
  • Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, hotels and activities show you which
    companies really are the best…and which to avoid—no advertisements
  • Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by 120 spectacular color photographs
  • 37 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers—so you’ll always know where you are on the island
  • Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, the most dramatic part of the erupting volcano, freshwater lava pools (some volcanically heated) and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else
  • 28 pages on Big Island’s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety
  • Over 65 pages of exciting adventures and activities
  • Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends
  • Companion website with links to every business, events calendar, 88 resort reviews complete with aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront

What others are saying…
“The best guidebook [to the Big Island]. Every nook and cranny is explored by a longtime resident.”—Conde Nast Traveler

It happens every time. The day after we send the disks off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write in the book. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers (it’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, “Stop the presses!”) but after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

For the most recent changes go to:
Hawaii The Big Island Revealed, 7th Edition Updates.

There are no longer updates to any previous editions.

In our first edition of Hawaii The Big Island Revealed, we listed a calendar of local events for the island. It was a colossal waste of time! Things change so often in Hawaii that we couldn’t keep it current. The web fixes that. Don’t get me wrong. Some of the events listed below will not occur or will change time or place. That’s because decisions about these things are made quite capriciously in the islands, often the day of the event. We’ll change this page daily if we have to, but you can’t bet your life on the timeliness of these events.

If you’re interested in attending a local event go to:
Big Island Calendar of Events.

Hawaii Dreamscapes Revealed – Big Island

Hawaii is a land of dreams and nowhere is this more beautifully evoked than in Hawaii Dreamscapes Revealed – Big Island. This collection of extraordinary photographs showcases a land of unmatched beauty and diversity. Every page captures the magic of Hawaii, from the magnificent snow-covered peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa to colorful ocean reefs. Wind your way from the vast pasturelands of the largest cattle ranch in the nation to the graceful waterfalls of the windward coast. Soar above ethereal, fern-covered valleys. Delve into the mossy world of a tropical jungle. Four-wheel drive to foggy elevations over two miles high. Wander along the luscious sand beaches. Get close enough to flowing lava to feel the searing heat. Journey with the photographers as thier artistry takes you to places far off the beaten path. Venture into their dreams in Hawaii Dreamscapes Revealed – Big Island.
Suggested retail: US $39.95

Available at:

Barnes & Noble

Buying Outside the US?

Amazon (Canada)
Amazon (France)
Amazon (Germany)
Amazon (Japan)
Amazon (UK)

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