Our author, a Hawaii resident, helps you steer clear of anything that′s overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. With Frommer′s in hand, you′ll know where to find secluded beaches; secret spots for snorkeling; the best outfitters to choose for everything from diving to deep–sea fishing; and where to find the top galleries and shops. Each of our candid hotel reviews is based on a detailed personal inspection. You′ll find lavish beachfront resorts, intimate rain–forest B&Bs, family–friendly condos, and much, much more. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island′s volcano, play a challenging round of golf, snorkel with sea turtles, or simply kick back with a mai tai to watch the sunset, you can design the perfect trip with Frommer′s Portable Big Island of Hawaii.