I am planning a trip to Kauai in February and need some advice. I think I want to stay in the South Shore and drive to the other parts of the island. Any suggestions on a good place to stay? I don't really care for the big name resorts (Marriott/Hyatt etc) and prefer to stay within walking distance of a town/shopping. Being right on the beach is not that important either. Also open to making another area "home base" but don't want to stay on the rainy side of the island. Thanks for any ideas and suggestions.