Hello! We are a couple in our late 30's and were planning to go to Maui with our baby who will be 10 months in November. Since I have already been to Maui and Oahu, I am not feeling that excited about going back to the same place so we wanted to try a new island and considered Kauai.
We are bringing our baby for sure, so that's not part of the discussion. We will rent a car. We plan to stay 7-9 days and are looking for a place to stay that has a kitchen and laundry. I know there are a lot of choices for condos on VRBO but wondered a few things:
1) Should we only consider Poipu? Seems the most obvious choice for amenities and close to shops etc but we don't have to if we find the perfect place to stay elsewhere on the island that isn't too remote.
2) Speaking of places to stay, we will likely spend a lot of down time hanging out most evenings on the lanai and on the property itself with the baby which is fine by us. This is why I would prefer a hotel for a bit more going on, with more of a resorty feel and larger grounds, but we do want a kitchen so that eliminates some but not all hotels. Thoughts on any that might work hotel-wise?
Our budget is ideally $250 per night or less. Doesn't need to be oceanfront.
3) Any other advice? We know with a baby this may be more of a change of scenery vs a big trip/getaway which is fine by us. Hoping there's enough to do with a car to have some interesting days out.
4) Is Kauai not ideal?
Thanks so much!