So I understand that Popoi and the south side of the island will be a better bet for sunny dry weather. Yet from everything I've read I wonder if we would be happier in the north (or even the east) side anyway. We are the types who like being away from the more touristy areas and don't mind things a bit rough around the edges. We're not big on sunbathing -- we usually go to the beach to snorkel or to walk, not to hang out. We also want to hike and see a lot of the terrain. We don't care about shopping or eating out as we'll probably mostly cook at home. And rain? Well, some is fine. Obviously deluges wouldn't be ideal...
We intend to rent a place, and I've noticed that most of the accommodations in the south seem to be condos. We'd rather stay in a B & B or a private apartment or cottage. We've had great experiences renting studios or guest houses from local owners on other trips, so I guess that's our bias. The resort-y thing isn't for us.
We'll be staying for a week and also visiting the big island for a week.
So, where would you suggest we stay? Thanks so much for your advice!