Guidebooks & Apps

The finest guides ever written for Hawai‘i; trusted by millions. Plan your best vacation ever. Our books and apps are candid, humorous guides to everything there is to see and do on the island. From restaurants and activities to hiking and waterfalls, this guide and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Hawai‘i so exciting.

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Resort Reviews & Bookings

With 400 resorts, which should you choose? Some are fabulous. Some are dumps. Some overpriced, some a steal. We personally review each and every resort and give you unbiased reviews of all of them. So you’ll know which ones are right for you…and which ones to avoid. You can even save time by booking your vacation through our website.

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Events & Happenings

Our calendar of local events for the islands. Check out the festivities and happenings that most guides never mention. From farmers markets and craft fairs to dances and shows, we give you the inside scoop on this amazing island. Check back often, as events can come, go or change with short notice. Hey, it’s the island way…

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Know Before You Go

From rain forests to sparkling coral reefs, from a unique Polynesian culture to encounters with plants and animals found nowhere else, Hawai‘i has something for everyone. Learn tips to help you stay safe, understand the culture, and become a more eco-friendly visitor. We’ll give you the inside scoop to help you have an amazing vacation.

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Important Updates & Changes

It never fails. The day after we send everything to the printers for a new edition, something changes. At Hawaii Revealed we know the world keeps turning, and we’ll bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information available for Hawai‘i. Check here to stay current on closures, changes to access and other important information.

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Useful Links

The most comprehensive list of links available for our guidebooks and apps. Pretty much every company that offers an activity or rental agent that has a Web presence is listed. The good, the bad and the ugly, as well as current weather and surf information. Check here for links to help plan your vacation and keep you in the know.

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Share Your Stories & Read What People Are Saying

You, the reader, are the reason we do what we do. We want to hear from you. See something spectacular, unusual, or even not so savory? Tell us your story and we’ll share it here for everyone to enjoy.

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Your Ultimate Big Island Guides

You’ve found the most thorough and comprehensive guides to the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Seen through the eyes of award-winning author and longtime resident, Andrew Doughty, the ultimate guide is just that—ultimate. Combined with our apps, these humorous and accurate brutally honest books and apps will leave you feeling like you’re visiting the island with a long lost friend. From hiking to scuba, restaurants to resorts, we go everywhere, do everything, and then tell it like it is. We’ll give you the good, the bad, and the downright awful. These guides and a rental car are all you need to explore Hawai‘i.

What Readers Have to Say

“I am a travel agent and I am finally going to Hawaii for the first time in April. While its my job to know where to go, where to stay, and all the other minor details, I really don’t know that much about how Hawaii (thankfully my clients don’t know that!). Anyway, I bought the Oahu and Kauai books last week to look into the island activities in a bit more detail. I wanted something that wasn’t being sold to me–they way I would with a client! I have found your books to be incredible. You have answered many of my questions, and your unbiased reviews are so helpful to our decision making process. We’ve been able to put together our Oahu itinerary and are now working on Kauai as we are reading your book. I send a lot of clients to Hawaii and have not really been able to recommend a good guide book to them until now. Its also a great gift idea for me to give to a honeymooning client with their tickets. Not only is it easy to read, but its enjoyable too! I enjoy your sarcastic comments sprinkled here and there. Good Job!”

- S. Cerny