I've never been to Hawaii and am planning a trip with my daughter in early July. I feel utterly, ashamedly overwhelmed with the choice of islands. We'll be there 10-12 days in total, so I figure two islands might be best for us. We'll rent cars at each island and stay at nice resorts and combine partaking in the resorts and venturing out. Daughter is a fine swimmer who loves snorkeling. Dad is looking to relax. So, questions:
1. Which two islands would be best for first-timers?
2. On those islands, which resort(s) would be best? We could go $350 at the top end (more, if it's worth it). I'd love places that are kid-friendly, offer some activities, and draw families.
Many thanks in advance! I was thinking about going to a travel agent, but this forum seems quite remarkably helpful and welcoming.