So, Husband & I are planning a trip in December to Hawaii. I have only been to Hawaii once in my life & that was to Kauai about 10 years ago. I truly loved it there & have been wanting to go back. Husband has never been to any island.
Since neither of us have been to the Big Island, I had considered going there instead of Kauai, this time. But, Kauai was just so magical, I'm having a hard time deciding. So, here I am, looking for input. I'm also wondering if we go to the Big Island, whether we should stay in Kona or Hilo (or split the week half & half).
Some additional background on us:
1) I'm 44 & Husband is 48.
2) Regardless of which island we go to, we would like rent a house as opposed to stay at a hotel.
3) We do not like resorts or crowds & neither of us surf.
4) We don't tan.
5) We prefer activities like hiking or snorkeling to just laying on a lounge chair on a beach (see #4).
6) We love cocktails, music & good food.
Any advice or opinions = greatly appreciated.