I happened across a great deal on airfare to Kauai yesterday and decided to go for it. Problem is, it's less than 3 weeks from now. I like to obsessively plan trips (I made a 5-page spreadsheet for our trip to Disney last year), so I'm freaking out a little.
We'll be there May 30 for 7 nights. We're a couple in our 30s. We will hike and snorkel, but want to spend most of our time on the beach relaxing and taking in the sights.
Can I get some advice on where to stay? I was thinking at least 4 days in the north and maybe a couple of days in the east or south just for a change. Our budget is about $250 a night but if we can find something less expensive that would be great. We want something quiet, very clean and with an ocean view.
I use Priceline a lot, but we were treated like 3rd class citizens when we had a Priceline room in Maui, so I may not want to go that route. The Hanalei Colony Resort seemed like it might work, but some of the bad reviews on TA scare me a little. The new Westin Princeville seems great, but we couldn't afford an ocean view. I'm thinking a condo may be the way to go, but I've never tried vrbo before and I got a bit overwhelmed when I looked there.
Can you help me narrow things down or recommend some options?