Hawaii ranks among the most alluring places on earth on account of its idyllic climate and timeless landscapes. From Honolulu's mix of sophistication and easy living to the majestic mountain ranges and pristine beaches beyond, the islands offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Insight Guide Hawaii is an indispensable guide to this land of epic scenery, thrilling outdoor experiences and fascinating cultural diversity, accompanied by stunning travel photography. Be inspired by our Best of Hawaii section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on the exquisite art of lei-making, volcanoes and ancient sites.With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Hawaiian music and hula, the changes brought by Captain Cook's arrival and the history of Hawaii's monarchy. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around each of the islands, starting in Honolulu, the capital of Oahu, and finishing up on the beautiful and remote island of Kauai. A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.