We are a family of five (husband and I, our 6 yr, 4 yr and almost-2 yr old) looking to visit Hawaii for the very first time. We'll likely have another family with us, and we've narrowed it down to spending 5 nights in Kauai, sometime this April. I came across an offer from Wyndham Resorts at Poipu beach, that seems like a decent price - about $1800 for 5 nights, being split within two families. It looks like a good deal, but I would love to hear your opinion on whether we're likely to find a better price if we looked for a more independent, non-resort experience.
I also had a couple of other questions, both related to weather that time of the year. I realize April is still considered rainy season, so is the location of Poipu beach an appropriate one, considering the differential rainfall patterns on islands? Or would we be better advised to find lodging elsewhere on the island? Also, would we still be able to enjoy the beaches during April? We live in northern California, where the ocean water is always cold, so our beach experience is mostly limited to the sand and maybe dipping our toes in the icy water. We'd love to actually be able to get in the water on a beach sometime!
We are mostly nature people. What are some of the other things to do and places to see that we should look into? We are usually up for upto 3ish miles of moderate hiking or something equivalent.
Thanks in advance for any pointers and guidance.