Please tell me places to avoid for housing. I know there is no perfect place to stay but if you can tell me what not to do then we can pick among the good choices.
Have to put together a trip for my family for mid-may 2103 for about a week. I have never been to BI. Frantically reading through as much TA content as possible. Major kudos to all experts - KK, Shea, PB & others for sharing information. Hotel rooms are no-go. We are strictly looking at condo/home rentals as we want to stay together and cook every day. We will be renting a car.
5 adults ranging from age of 21 to 55.
Party-Budget for housing
Up to $300 per night (excluding 13.4% tax, cleaning fee & security deposit)
Factors that are important
Snorkeling, Lounging at the white sandy beaches, Avoid lot of crowds & kids especially. Details:
Proximity to best snorkeling spots in May season (beginner to intermediate skill). Do such spots exist? I read there are great spots all along the west coast but most have either a rough entrance, the swell is going to around in May or too windy, too cold, etc. May be supervised tours are way to go for beginners – thoughts?
Proximity (no more than 30 min driving) to best beaches to lounge around for at least 2-3 days.
Factors that are not important
Good food within walking distance, Shopping within walking distance.
Areas we are considering:
- Condos in Mauna Lani because of Makaiwa Bay, the 49 beach and Pauoa beach.
- Condos in Mauna Kea because of proximity to Hapuna and MK beach which seem to be the best lounging beaches on BI
-- With 3-5 miles of Waimea. In the mountains there are some beautiful places with backdrop of green fields. How cold does it really get up there during May? Within 30 minutes of all the good beaches so figure it is worth exploring. Close to Waipo valley too, right?
- Near Kahuluu bay because of snorkeling.
- Near captain cook – because of 2-step snorkeling site and proximity to other secluded beaches, volcano.
Not considering Waikola (because of density), Hilo (too far away from beaches).
Appreciate any specific advice or feedback you can provide to make our stay better during May 15th timeframe. MaholaEdited: 13 April 2013, 21:30