We are traveling to Kauai after several days in Waikiki. We only have 3 nights on Kauai and would like beach within short walk or on property and dining nearby. We aren't interested in a large resort since we'll be staying in one on Waikiki and will be ready for a more relaxing location. Some places on the east side have good reviews, but we're worried about unswimmable beaches, traffic and distances from other sites. Which area should we stay in to maximize our relaxation time - Poipu or East Side?
Thanks for your help!