Big Island, Hawaii: guidebooks
by Ray Riegert
Ulysses Press (May, 2003)
Paperback (200 pages)
This guide shows how to discover Hawaii's least crowded island. Ray Riegert reveals how to best experience this magnificent island like a local. Hidden Big Island of Hawaii reviews the popular attractions -- such as diving coral reefs and scaling active volcanoes -- then invites readers to go further by exploring "hidden" spots other guides overlook, like an early morning fresh-fish auction, a rainforest zoo, and a secluded black-sand beach that has great surfing. From campgrounds and local burger joints to five-star resorts and gourmet restaurants, this comprehensive guide provides a broad selection of lodging and dining options, as well as information on outdoor adventures such as hiking, horseback riding, scuba diving, and snorkeling. more...
by Andrew Doughty
Wizard Publications Inc. (4th edition: December 1, 2005)
Paperback (308 pages)
Basically everything there is to know about travelling on Big Island of Hawaii. The book includes basic facts about the history and geology, language and pronunciation, sights, beaches, activities, adventures, dining, and lodging. Each of these topics is discussed in detail for each of seven divisions of the big island. Written in clear and lively language, with abundant color illustrations, many excellent maps, a good table of contents, and a complete index, this book is recommended reading for those traveling to the island. more...