Big Island Revealed 7thEdition

Big Island Revealed 7thEdition


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This app is based on the 7th edition of the guidebook. This is the current edition.

Now the best-selling Hawaii travel apps for iPhone are available for Android! Never get lost with the Big Island Revealed app! This app combines a custom eBook version of the sixth edition of the Hawaii The Big Island Revealed guidebook with an interactive GPS-aware map designed for the guidebook. Based on the same app framework as the Maui Revealed, Kauai Revealed and Oahu Revealed apps. This app is the perfect complement to the book.

The Big Island Revealed is finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new sixth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast 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, an active volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This app and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting.

• Fast and easy to use

• Detailed, interactive, GPS-aware map that works without the need for an internet connection – just tap to see the nearby guidebook entries

• Always know where you are with the “Locate Me” button that places a blue dot on the map that tracks your current location as you move around the island

• Guidebook locations have “Map It” buttons that place a red dot on the map. When the blue “Locate Me” dot is on top of the red “Map It” dot, you have reached your destination

• All map and guidebook content is stored on your device, including over 740 color photographs

• Use the app to help you plan your trip, saving your favorite places in “Favorites” so you can quickly access them when you are on the go

• The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace

• 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

• Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, the most dramatic part of the erupting volcano, freshwater lava pools (some volcanically heated) and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else

• Detailed descriptions of the Big Island's beaches including ocean safety

• Reviews and descriptions of exciting adventures and activities

• Fascinating sections on Hawai'i's history, culture, language and legends

• Easy navigation with a “Smart” Table of contents and thousands of hypertext links

• Quickly find what you need with “Search” and an Index

• Links to company websites and tap to dial phone numbers

"Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" covers it all--from the snow-covered top of Mauna Kea, to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Big Island visit. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a longtime kama'aina, you will find out more about the Big Island from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed."

The Big Island Revealed guidebook reviews:

"Succeeded in telling us everything there is to know about traveling on the island of Hawaii...this book is essential reading..." Library Journal

"A colorful book--covers it all. I was pleased by the numerous little tips that can make a trip more pleasant." The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Superbly researched and easy-to-read reference... It's jammed with details..." Houston Chronicle

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Comments and ratings for Big Island Revealed 7thEdition
  • (53 stars)

    by John Tansley on 28/11/2014

    This is a very useful app. I have I on my tablet and have used it a lot during my visit.

  • (53 stars)

    by Sam Klock on 01/10/2014

    Great info! Made my honeymoon 10x better!

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    by Jennifer Klenka on 09/09/2014

    First I purchased the book, then the app. I couldn't have planned my trip without it. I have Sprint and I barely got any service on the Big Island, so having this app download everything to my phone was a life saver. Saw so many amazing things I might not have otherwise had the opportunity to see. Totally worth the price. Love the feature where you can find sights/activities/adventures/etc near yo

  • (53 stars)

    by Angela O'Connor on 17/08/2014

    I own the book, but my version is 4 years old. Been doing lots of research since I downloaded the app. Can't wait to put it to use on our vacation in September!

  • (53 stars)

    by Steven Z on 16/08/2014

    This will pay for itself a thousand times over. The depth of detail and information and interactive design is amazing. Bringing it on my tablet on our road trip and it's invaluable for planning ahead. The research, descriptions, organization, clarity, ability to mark favorites, see them starred on a map, and ability to click to Google Maps for instant directions to any one of the thousands of loca

  • (53 stars)

    by Chris Vondruska on 09/07/2014

    This app comes in handy when you travel around the island without a data plan on your phone. We've already used it a bunch to find a good place to eat, and see exactly where we are on the map. A bit pricey, but worth it. The only problem I've found is that the pinch-zoom is somewhat clunky.