I'm trying to plan a once in a life time trip for my family for next Christmas. We would like to rent a big house or a couple of neighbouring houses on the beach and close to a town (walkable).
I"ve searched and searched. I'm thinking that the North shore might not have gentle waters in December even though I love the look of Hanalei. Each time I look at places, it seems like there are rows upon rows of big resorts along the water. We would like a funky little town within walking distance from our accommodation. We want to explore around the island, hike, snorkel, swim and just hang out together. We are not into big fancy resorts and activities. We are outdoorsy and enjoy nature. There are 4 couples and 3 early 20's "teenager-type" kids for a total of 11 people.
Can anyone help me figure out which area to focus on? Also, searching for accommodation - VRBO but you can't search by location (beachfront) bedroom quantities etc.
Thanks so much for any help or references to websites that would help me.