We are considering a trip to the big Island in February - had planned Kauaii but possibly changing plans.
I have never been there although my husband has but over 35 yrs ago and back packing not staying in hotels. We really do not know which area to look at. My brother in law and wife always stay in Waikaloa and say that's the only place to stay however he also thinks that island is the only one worth going to.. We stayed in Maui -for 12 days two years ago and loved it , stayed in Lahaina.
We are a mid 50's average fitness couple who enjoy light hikes, a bit of beginner snorkeling and would prefer to be able to walk to restaurants for meals although we will be renting a car. Not against cooking in a condo but don't necessarily need a full kitchen.
What area would you recommend and as well hotels or condos and is Hawaii generally more expensive than Kauaii.? thank you.