Big Island Revealed 7thEdition

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    Published: 2016-01-22, by .

    Keep this with you to get the most out of your vacation.

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • GPS
    • Honest Reviews
    • No Pronunciation Guide
    • Huge Space Needed

    "Extremely Helpful"


    Maui Revealed, 7th Edition is a great resource for anyone who is travelling to the island. In ebook form, this book will tell you all of the tips and tricks to eating, traveling, avoiding traffic, seeing the sites, and more.


    This ebook is extremely lightweight and doesn't eat up your battery, which is perfect for when you are snapping photos and videos while using it. The information is super unique and handy, which will be helpful when everyone else is using the same books to get around. It's extremely organized and always finds you thanks to a "locate me" button. The reviews are honest, the GPS is accurate, and the book doesn't try to "sell" you on anything.


    It is a pretty big app, however, so remember that when you are downloading it to your phone. The only thing they don't do is have a glossary or pronunciation guide like some books do.


    by Noel

    Jan 22, 2016


    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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    Users comments for Big Island Revealed 7thEdition

    Rob Rowsey

    by Rob Rowsey

    Feb 09, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    We are on our second trip to the big island, and this app has been a lifesaver for us, since we like going to places that are hard to get to.

    Ben Howie

    by Ben Howie

    Dec 24, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    We have used this on 3 occasions on the Big Island and it works very well 90% of the time. sometimes the GPS location drops or takes ages but this could be due to the old HTC phone we use for travel. It would be good if the App updated with the new info on places, restaurants etc whenever the book updates. Great App.

    Skip Denny

    by Skip Denny

    Oct 28, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Excellent guide

    Jared Murry

    by Jared Murry

    May 06, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I left my book at home and the Android version is perfect for finding anything. Click the map and it comes up with distances to the Sites in the book and an address.

    Travis Rogers

    by Travis Rogers

    Mar 28, 2015  |  "Poor"

    This app is not user friendly. I get more information from Google maps. Don't waste your money.

    Susan Supnick

    by Susan Supnick

    Mar 09, 2015  |  "Great"

    Worked well for me no GPS issues