This 1091-page travel guide describes and maps Tahiti and French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, the Samoas, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.
The 119 town plans and island maps are carefully labeled, without the confusing numbered map keys found in other guidebooks. For ease of reference, all internet and email addresses are now embedded in the listings.
Moon Handbooks South Pacific highlights scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, cruising, hiking, fishing, and golf. Beaches, sightseeing, transportation, and places to stay and eat are thoroughly covered, as are the histories, economies, environments, cultures, and peoples of the Pacific region. A comprehensive 25-page index ties it all together.
Author David Stanley has been writing about the South Pacific for over 25 years. Paul Theroux called his handbook "the most user-friendly travel guide to the South Pacific," and it remains the leading guidebook to the Pacific islands.
About Moon Handbooks South Pacific
The 8th edition of Moon Handbooks South Pacific (ISBN 1566914116) was published by Avalon Travel Publishing of Emeryville, California, in December, 2004. Priced at US$24.95, the handbook is distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West, in Canada by Publishers Group Canada, in Europe by HI Marketing, London, and in Australia and New Zealand by Bookwise International. For more information, visit Moon Handbooks South Pacific.