After being unemployed for six months I can let out a sigh of relief and an audible WAHOO that I have just been offered a source of employment. I start just after Labor Day and hope to take a last minute vacation to enjoy the time offer now that I don't feel desperate.
I will be arriving with my husband (we're both in our late 20s) on August 26th and hope to stay through till September 2nd. We went to Oahu a few years ago and really didn't appreciate the "vibe" of Waikiki after about two days - too many kids, too much touristy stuff. For Kauai, we are thinking North Shore might be better since it would be more scenic and a little out of town. That said, we want to make sure we are accessible to all the beauty the island has to offer.
We have given thought to staying three days on the East shore and four on the North (or vice versa) but are concerned at the budget when we see that some of the Princeville hotels are 500+. I would like to keep lodging around 100.00/night and for sure under 150.00/night for the seven days.
Any assistance would be awesome. I've spend hours looking at VRBO but without knowing what town is a good home base, it's been hard to make any decisions. I would also like to spend at least one day on a beach with an umbrella drink to celebrate my new job which makes me lean maybe resort.
As you can tell, I'm a little confused. Help appreciated!