We will be on the Big island for 6 nights, Dec 9-15. We like to do site-seeing, going to places that represent the local specifics, nature, etc. I do not know which side to look for a place to stay at. Our preference would be an apartment or small house instead of a hotel. I do not want to have to move (if I can avoid it) from one side to another. I suffer if it is hot (or even warm) at night and I cannot sleep. Most places I looked at on the East side (near Hilo) do not appear to have A/C. Is the East Coast cooler? If so, that could be a reason for me picking the East side. Is it less humid on the West Coast? Any advice would be appreciated.