What I like: very resort-y which my folks and MIL would love. Kids will love the pool. The bike/jog path will be great. Units are nice and you can pick where you stay [vrbo, etc.]. For lots of touring, might not be bad to be 'in between'. Price is much better than Maui where I was also looking....
What I'm not sure about: obviously no swimmable beach annoying. Doesn't get discussed here much. Many people don't recommend this area. Any negatives I'm missing? Any walking to any restaurants besides Oasis or any shops? What's up w/construction next door?
I have been round and round....
we are an active family of 5 with girls 15, 13 and boy 11. Looking forward to hiking, surfing, snorkeling, SUP, biking [on path], kayaking, ziplining. Going with my folks who like to walk, shop, restaurants and bars, be in the action, some sight seeing and my MIL who wants to relax and read books by pool or ocean but be able to grab a bite without too much trouble when wants to and be ok alone [I don't want her to be isolated] and we might be able to drag on an adventure or two...all early 70s.
I had considered Kih. Plantation, Poipu Kapili, Nihi Kai, the Marriott timeshare in Poipu, Hanalei Bay Resort, and a few rental houses [houses were vetoed by my folks].
Did I finally find it?? Oh and we're going in June 2014.