I am planning a trip and although my dates are not decided yet I am already researching my lodging. I plan to stay 4 days/ nights in Poipu (Kuhio Shores) and go to the North for 4 nights and am going back and forth on the two places -Hanalei Colony or Hanalei Bay.
from what I can tell with my very limited knowledge, HBR overlooks the Bay with a steep walk down but there are golf carts to shuttle you there and also take you to the St Regis restaurants.
On the other hand , HCR sits right on the beach and has an onsite restaurant.
It is just me and my husband and although we like a kitchen to cook sometimes - we want a place to eat we can walk to or easily get to .
My questions are:
Is one resort's beach preferable to the other?
Is one resort's grounds nicer?
Are either close to the Town if Hanalei?
My budget is $325 to $375 a night for this part of the trip. That doesn't mean I mind spending less if one costs much more but the views and accomadations aren't worth it. We snorkel a little these days( used to go Caribean and Mexico to snorkel for many years). We like strolling beaches and enjoying the views from our rental just as much these days as being in the water
Just want your opinion on these two choices. I think I've gone back and forth reading on each I have confused myself ( not hard to do I assure you) Thank you in advance for any advice , opinions or input.