The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed

ALL NEW! 11th Edition

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The finest guidebook ever written for Kaua‘i. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. This all new eleventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush 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, exciting waterfalls, colorful canyons 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 Kaua‘i so exciting.

  • The most accurate up-to-date information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website and smartphone app. The app is an optional separate purchase and includes features not possible in a book, but it provides free access to all 76 resort reviews with our detailed aerial photos—so you’ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront—and you can filter them fast for the features and amenities you’re looking for.
  • 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 over 115 spectacular color photographs
  • 15 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 beaches, tropical jungles, hidden waterfalls, rugged scenic coastlines, water-filled lava pools and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else  
  • Exclusive chapter on Kaua‘i’s beaches with detailed descriptions, including ocean safety
  • Unique Adventures chapter and over 70 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines
  • All new and expanded Island Dining chapter with over 168 places to eat
  • Fascinating sections on Hawai‘i’s history, culture, language and legends

The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook covers it all—from the mile-high summit of Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Kaua‘i visit. Whether you are a first time visitor or a longtime kama‘aina, you will find out more about Kaua‘i from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook.

  • “…a must for any serious visitor.”—New York Times
  • “…a terrifically useful handbook.”—Travel + Leisure
  • “Best guide to Kauai.”—National Geographic Adventure

Hawaii Revealed App - Over 800K Downloads

Island Maps, Beaches, Resorts, Restaurants & more..

Our app differs from the books because the information changes literally every single day. When something out of the ordinary happens, such as an approaching hurricane, we can introduce a new chapter right to your app seamlessly and keep you up-to-date literally hour by hour. When the Big Island’s volcano was causing disruption to visitor plans, for instance, we were on it. And when things settled down, we completely revamped many sections and pushed them immediately to the app. (The app user doesn’t have to do anything, it happens automatically.) The app is geo-aware so we have lots of additional technological features that aren’t possible with books as well as filters, favourites, etc. And the app has our custom-made geo-referenced maps that are huge with our readers. Want to read about a particular beach? At the top of the description is what ocean conditions will be like that day. 5.0 Star Ratings on the App Store. Read Reviews here.

The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed

eBook, 11th Edition

The same great guidebook in an e-book format. Completely searchable with adjustable text and the ability to bookmark your favorite pages for easy reference. Great for reading on-the-go or by the pool on your favorite device. Use with our Hawaii Revealed app to know where you are and where you need to go. Works on most tablets including iPad, Kindle, Nook and Android. isbn: 978-1-949678-03-1

Author’s Note

Kaua‘i is what you envision when you think of a heavenly tropical paradise. The windward side is lush and green with waterfalls, dramatic mountains, incredible beaches, rivers to kayak and a central interior that features one of the wettest places on earth with 3,000-foot waterfall-etched cliffs. The leeward side has sunny weather, great snorkeling, the incredible Waimea Canyon and Na Pali—literally the most awe-inspiring shoreline you will ever see in this world. I’m certain Kaua‘i will steal your heart the way it has stolen mine.

What Readers Have to Say

“First I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you do on your books. My wife and I have been to Hawaii six times and we have planned a seventh this year. We have never been to any Hawaiian Island without your books, I guess we were lucky in starting with your books. We also recommend them to friends who are going, my wife has also insisted to strangers that are visiting Hawaii that they Must have your book. Again, Thank You… You have made our trips enjoyable by your honest opinions and suggestions.”

- W. & D. Berger