The latest in the batch of Moon Handbooks releases proves again that Moon is one of the finest travel series around. What sets Moon apart from most guidebooks is the attention to detail, and more importantly, a respect for the topic.
Imitators abound, but Moon Handbooks South Pacific was the first - and is still the best - detailed, reliable source of information on travel around hundreds of Polynesian and Melanesian islands. It's loaded with insider information about places on and off the beaten track, not just the hot spots. In this edition of his recognized masterwork, David Stanley provides:
Chapters on American Samoa, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna
Unbiased evaluations of guesthouses, campgrounds, hostels, hotels, and resorts on all the islands
Practical advice on food, entertainment, shopping, visas, money, health, packing, and interisland travel
Special attention to outdoor recreation: swimming, diving, snorkeling, yachting, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, caving, horseback riding, and more
Ecotravel information: profiles of local flora and fauna, environmental issues, and ecotour providers
147 detailed maps and charts, 976 pages --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
My edition is now totally dog-eared and in rough condition, which means of course that it is a great book. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Diana E. Young
Brilliant. Over the last couple of years I have become a huge fan of David Stanley guides to the South Pacific. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2005 by Ian
This is by far the best South Pacific guide. Stanley has an engaging writing voice and it is clear that he feels very passionate about this special part of the world. Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by Casey
I used this book recently in my travels to the South Pacific. Although alot of the prices are outdated(which is difficult to keep up with as travel books are concerned , 4 stars... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2002 by Ron Axelrod
This book is your bible to the South Pacific. If you have special (return)feelings about the South Pacific like we have, you must read this book. Read morePublished on July 20 2001 by Arthur Zeeuw & Jane Toredjo
Hi--- I live on Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands.
I think David Stanley's chapter on the Cooks is excellent. If you are planning to visit here, I suggest you get his guidebook.
This guide is comprehensive, and suggests trip strategies for a wide range of travelers, from luxury-seeking honeymooners to budget-conscious adventure travelers. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2000 by Arthur Hoyle
About the best desciption for this 900+ page guidebook is exhaustive. I felt exhausted after going through all 900+ pages. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2000 by John Penisten