We're staying half our trip on the East Shore (although most of that time will actually be spend on the North Shore) and the second half we're staying at the Hyatt. On the transition day I had planned for us to go to Salt Ponds Beach. But now I've been reading more about Kalapaki Beach. We haven't been to either one yet. Is there one that is better than the other? Unfortunately, my family is so spread out as far as ages it's hard to find exactly the right thing for everyone, but my youngest is 20 months and oldest is 14. We all like to snorkel, I think my older two are really going to get into boogie boarding this trip, and I know everyone will want to at least go in the water, so it would need to be pretty safe. I know there are lifeguards at Salt Ponds but not Kalapaki. I keep looking at reviews for both but they are so mixed I can't choose. If neither one is recommended we'll just go to Poipu (which I have set for a different day, and I know we'll all like).
Thanks for all the wonderful advice, I've been reading the forum like crazy planning for this trip!