The Honoka’a People’s Theater in Honoka’a

The Honoka’a People’s Theater in Honoka’a, a mile off the road which leads to the Waipio Valley, is a real gem. A small art house theater that dates back to the ’20s it also serves delicious coffee drinks made with local coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and baked goods made with primarily local, organic produce. The mac …
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Tres Mex. Fabulous Mexican food

Tres Mex. Fabulous Mexican food at a small kiosk type of stand in Wiakoloa Village Highland shopping center, great prices and lots of food. The Burrito Grande can feed two people and the pork version is out of this world. Couldn’t find it in your book and it should be in there. Tacos are better …
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The Hawaiian Vanilla Company

The Hawaiian Vanilla Company in Paauilo is just amazing! Jim, the owner is so passionate about what he does and this is one of only four vanilla farms in the world. We and an incredible lunch and tour. Off the beaten path but totally worth it! I did not see it in your guidebook. It …
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Fish Hopper Restaurant

Fish Hopper Restaurant We had dinner at this restaurant even though your review said that this place can be a “hit or miss”. We got a hit right out of the ballpark here. The wait staff was really attentive, our waiter, Franklin, was very knowledgeable about the food and wine to pair with it. The …
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What Readers Have to Say

“We are going to visit the Big Island this May for the 7th time. Your latest book is way the best guide we’ve used. Most of the other guides don’t tell much we don’t already know, but we’ve learned a lot of new stuff from you. My wife and I are both over 70…But we’ve done maybe 2/3 of what you’ve mentioned already…congrats on a truly awesome job!…Your guide is by far the best. Truly impressive photos.”

- D. Jerde, WA