â€śTropical weather brings light and life to sandy beaches and azure waters. Throughout the islands, strong communities show off their countryâ€™s attributes to a soundtrack of drumming and dance.â€ť â€“ Jayne Dâ€™Arcy, Lonely Planet Writer Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is. Inside This Book: 34 maps, 79-degree average water temperature, 4782 km of coastline, and 7 active volcanoes. Inspirational photos, clear and easy-to-use maps, diving feature, practical info at-a-glance, comprehensive planning tools and in-depth background.