Comprehensive and completely up-to-date, Frommer’s Hawaii 2019 covers all the major Hawaiian islands, and takes you from world-famous beaches to secluded rain-forests and everywhere in between. Frommer’s expert authors—all journalists who specialize in Hawaii—know every inch of the islands and they’re not afraid to tell the truth. With their reliable, straight-shooting advice, you’ll be snorkeling in palm-fringed lagoons, catching the sunrise over a soaring volcano, relaxing on postcard-ready beaches, and experiencing Hawaii’s rich cultural traditions and innovative regional cuisine—everything you need for an unforgettable trip.
Full-color maps and photos, including a handy pullout map
Detailed itinerariesfor planning a trip to suit your interests and make the most of your time
Authentic experienceshonoring Hawaii’s diverse topography, cultural traditions, food, and customs
Outdoor adventuresfor travelers of all ages and skill levels to explore the islands’ jungles, beaches, seas and mountains
Opinionated reviewsof the best restaurants, tours, shops, attractions and hotels—and the ones to avoid
Accurate, up-to-date infoon transportation, useful websites, telephone numbers, and other resources you’ll need
Money-saving tips and exact pricing for travelers on any budget—from backpacker to luxury.
About Frommer’s:There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.
Martha Cheng came to Hawaii for a boy and stayed for its food, ocean, and people. She is the former food editor of Honolulu Magazine and now writes feature stories for local and national publications on everything from squash farms in Waimea to fly fishing in Maui. Originally from San Francisco, she's a former pastry chef, line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. These days, she surfs, eats and writes.
Jeanne Cooper is the former travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, for whom she writes frequently about Hawaii. Her stories about the islands have also appeared in other Hearst-owned newspapers, magazines and websites; Sunset magazine; and Elsewhere, a Sydney media portal. Before helping relaunch Frommer's Hawaii, she contributed to guidebooks on San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., for several different publishers. A resident of California and the Big Island, she was inspired to study hula by her mother, who lived in Hawaii before statehood.
Shannon Wianecki has been exploring Hawai'i’s hidden treasures since her “small kid” days. She contributes to numerous publications worldwide including Smithsonian, BBC Travel, and Hana Hou! -the Hawaiian Airlines magazine. In 2016, the Hawai'i Ecotourism Association named her Travel Writer of the Year and she has twice been a finalist for Best Independent Journalist in Hawai'i. When she isn’t busy writing about rare plants or fascinating local characters, she’sout looking for them with her four-legged sidekick, Spike. She resides on Maui's north shore.
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