My husband and I (mid-30's) are going to a conference at the Hyatt Waikiki for 4 nights in July 08. This is our first trip to Hawaii. We can stay another 4 nights after the conference, but that's about it. We don't want to extend the entire trip at the Hyatt, but the big debate is whether to stay on Oahu or move on to another island. We'd both like to go to Kauai, but I'm concerned we just don't have enough time to make it worthwhile and I'm thinking we should just change locations on Oahu. I've looked at some condo's on the windward side of the island and the north shore as well.
What do you think? Is an additional 4 nights enough to go on to Kauai, or should we save that for a return trip?
If we do extend the stay on Oahu, is the windward side a good option for a quieter, more traditional Hawaiian experience?