Hi everyone. I have been reading a lot about the Hawaiian islands as my fiance and I are planning a honeymoon for the 3rd week in July. We're trying to decide between Maui and Kauai, so I'll tell you a little bit about us.
What is important to me: Clear water and great food. Ziplining. A luau.
What is important to fiance: Avoiding crowds. Nice scenery and waterfalls.More to do than just sit on the beach. He loves to fish and also loves to go out to dinner, so good restaurants are very important to us. He would also love to experience a luau.
So it seems to me that Kauai would be best to avoid crowds. However, it seems that Maui would be more appropriate for restaurants, beaches, and fishing.
So my question is... will we likely feel too claustrophobic to enjoy Maui in July? Are there less crowded areas in Maui that are still close enough to Lahaina so that we could go to the luau and enjoy nice beaches and restaurants?
Finally, are there areas in Kauai that might have a good mix of what we are looking for? We are looking to spend $200-$300 per night on accommodations.
Thanks in advance!