Hello, will be making our first trip to Kauai in Sept, staying on East side, with about 5 people.
1) Is there anything special about visiting in September that I should consider or be aware of before hand that helps in planning? I have a tendency to roughly plan out a trip as it makes it easier with different families.
So far, I believe it is considered summer/shoulder season and should in general follow the advise for summer travel about which side of the island for what? Other than that, just saw some notes about school started so less busy and weather should in general be fine/hot.
2) We are staying for a week in mid-Sept - Wed to Wed. How far in advance do you need to book most activities? I would prefer to wait until in Hawaii so can see weather for next 5 days and plan around that but I've seen a couple of books etc that recommend booking earlier. We are doing a few scuba trips, maybe the tubing and maybe a boat trip and rest of the time exploring on our own (snorkel, hike, drive, shop, beach etc).
3) Last, this is the first time any of us have done a condo. I am trying to search for pointers on what to bring etc to make the most of this over a hotel but any other advice is appreciated. I noticed mostly ability to cook and do laundry seems to be the common notes though guessing you have to buy everything needed to cook - seasoning, oil, etc?
Thanks for all suggestions - really looking forward to the trip!