We are going in August and I know we will go different places on the island than just where we stay, but we would like to be near a "swimmable" beach. I read the North Shore is calmer in August, but I don't know if that means I should head there or if South is still a safer bet?
Also, really don't want a hotel b/c I want a family vacation feel. I was looking for a home to rent because I have watched too many episodes of Hawaii Life on HGTV but I am not having much luck finding homes - so many condos come up in searches. There are only 4 of us (Myself, husband and 2 teenage boys), so a condo would work, but I really want a Hawaiian feel and condos don't seem very serene and retreat like. Any suggestions?
Budget of about $3000-$4000 for a week for accommodations.
Please help - the more I read the more overwhelmed and further away from a decision I get.