I know there's a lot of posts that already ask for recommendations, I haven't gone through them, but I will soon when I have time. We're planning to go to Kauai this October and we have only few months to plan. It's a late honeymoon for us, but after we got our schedule set, we can finally go!
Oahu was too touristy for me since I stayed in Waikiki. We wanted somewhere less downtown feeling and more relaxing. We're not into nightlife and stuff. Our purpose is to relax, enjoy the scenery, good food, and relax.
Maui, I've been to South and West sides. I actually enjoyed South Maui better. West side was too touristy for me and the beaches were okay. South Maui had great beaches and although Wailea was there, there was still Kihei that was more townlike. Plus it rained less there. So that's kinda waht I"m looking for in Kauai.
As for budget, but probably mid-range. We're willing to splurge here and there. Since it's our honeymoon, I wanted to stay in a beachfront place. I think I would rather spend it in not so big hotel to have more privacy and less people to deal with. Although, resorts can spoil you and that's nice too.
I like food, so I want to check out local places. We're not too adventurous, but hiking here and there is nice and we're willing to do.
Right now, I need help on where to start which is what part of Kauai to stay. That way, I can get started with my search. Thanks a lot folks!!!!