Frommer's South Pacific

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2004 - Travel - 760 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Our expert author has been covering these exotic islands for years, and he's personally checked out every hotel, every restaurant, every beach, and every activity he recommends. He gives you a feel for the islanders' way of life, and offers a wonderful introduction to the region's unique blend of cultures.

From Fiji to Tahiti and beyond, there are many islands and hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so "Frommer's South Pacific" compares all the options, helping you find the tropical getaway that's right for you. We've included web addresses for every hotel, so you can check out pictures as you make your decision. Rely on us for in-depth, honest reviews of lavish honeymoon resorts, intimate inns, simple bungalows, family-friendly motels, and more, with selections in every price category.

We'll point you to the loveliest secluded beaches, and send you to the best places for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, and more. You'll also get the latest trip-planning information, including tips on finding the best airfare or package deal.

  

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Contents

List of Maps
1
The Islanders 450
5
The South Pacific
11
Planning Your Trip to the South Pacific
19
French Polynesia Today
60
The Society Islands
61
The Islanders
68
Tahiti
88
When to
188
Rarotonga
191
Fishing Hiking Diving
201
The Fiji Islands
239
Suggested Itineraries
242
Getting There
248
Northern Viti Levu 320
258
Northern Fiji
324

Tahiti
89
Papeete
95
Getting Around
122
Moorea
127
DolphinWatching Hiking
130
Bora Bora
145
Huahine the Other Islands of French Polynesia
159
Huahine
161
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173
The Cook Islands Today
179
The Kingdom of Tonga
357
Watersports Golf Other
369
Seeing American Samoa
392
Where to Dine
400
Tonga
417
Island Excursions
425
Whereto Dine on Tongatapu
432
Haapai
443
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About the author (2004)

Bill Goodwin was an award-winning newspaper reporter before becoming a legal counsel and speechwriter for two U.S. senators, Sam Nunn of Georgia and the late Sam Ervin of North Carolina. In 1977 he sailed a 41-foot yacht from Annapolis, Maryland, to Tahiti; he then spent a year exploring French Polynesia, American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. He wrote the first edition of this book in 1986. Now based in Virginia, he returns to paradise as often as possible. Close to home, he also is the author of Frommer’s Virginia.

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