We're a group of three couples planning a trip for Sept. 2014 (yeah, I know that's a long ways out, but you don't know these people). We think we've narrowed location down to Kauai's northwest coast, about which we can find plenty of info, or Molokai, about which we can't find much. The two big questions are:
1. Considering weather and that we all like to snorkel, which part of the island should we be looking at for a September stay. We've found a couple places near Waialua that look great, but I remember looking across from our condo on the NW coast of Maui this past May, and seeing all those clouds stacked up against the sea cliffs on Molokai's NE coast.
2. What's the straight poop about snorkeling on Molokai? Malinowski's guide for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai says you really have to get in a boat to find good snorkeling on Molokai, which seems to contradict the few posts in the recent snorkeling thread on this forum. If I can say with a straight face to others in the group that snorkeling at Kumimi Beach is as good as at Tunnels and Ke'e on Kauai, we're in!!
Mahalo for any help.